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Creek Cleanup by Boys Team Charity

Every little bit helps 😊  My son decided to help cleanup our local creek today as his senior project for a service organization he’s volunteered at for the past 3 years called Btc- Boys Team Charity. 🌟🌎💚 He gathered volunteers and they did a great job and helping to beautify some of our public waterways. It is sad to see the amount of trash that really is everywhere- when you look closely. Good deed for the day 😊#smallchangesbigresults #everyonecandosomething

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Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water from the Air

A breakthrough by engineers from the University of Texas at Austin offers a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. This 'super-sponge' could be used in disaster situations, poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.   The breakthrough, described in a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries. The technology relies on hydrogels, gel-polymer hybrid materials designed to be "super sponges" that can retain large amounts of water. A research team led by Guihua Yu in UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering combined hydrogels that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating. This unique...

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California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

California lawmakers introduced legislation this week to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that can't demonstrate it's recyclable or compostable. Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic littering beaches and oceans. Last year the Golden State became the first in the nation to restrict the use of plastic straws in restaurants. California already has placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or compostable. The proposed measure also would apply to polystyrene foam containers used for takeout meals, as well as plastic detergent bottles. Assembly Bill 1080, introduced Thursday,...

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Remembered Reusable Shopping Bags :)

Small changes can make a big difference! I was at the grocery store today and I only saw 2 people using reusable shopping bags & I was the only one using reusable produce mesh bags 🤔 We can all do better 😊 Bring your bags and your own reusable straws and take out containers, if possible. Just say “no” to single use plastics 🌟🌎👏💚 #producemeshbags#reusable shopping bags#smallchangesbigresults

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Dry & Clean- Following the Recycling Trail

Dry & Clean   Sounds simple, right? Since I am a lover of the environment and spend a lot of my time blogging about the environment and how to be live more plastic free and make better choices- I was curious to follow the trail of what happens to our recycling once it’s pickup from our blue bins.   So last week I took my 7 yr old daughter on a field trip to our local recycling and transfer station- Mt. Diablo Recycling. We had a wonderful tour of the ins and outs of recycling. I particularly like their motto of “Use Less- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover”. I asked about “Recover” since I am keenly aware of the first...

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