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Caring For The Animals In The World's Zoos And Aquariums

(NAPSI)—Did you know that more people visit zoos and aquariums each year than attend all sporting events combined? This seemingly surprising statistic shows what we’ve all known for millennia...that we have a remarkably deep emotional connection with the animals who share our world.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
8 easy ways you can help the environment
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - We all want to take care of the environment. If you’re looking for some simple steps to lighten your environmental footprint, check out these eight easy ways (related to plastics) to help reduce waste.

Thursday 05/26/2016
The Buzz On Bees
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 4:42 am

(NAPSI)—If you’ve ever wondered where the term “worker bee” comes from, consider this when you sit down for your next meal: One out of every three bites of food you eat exists because of bees and other pollinators. Without their contributions to the pollination of flowering plants, chances are your favorite fruit, vegetable or nut simply wouldn’t be as plentiful, economical or nutritious.

Tuesday 05/03/2016
Tiny-home trend models sustainability to all homeowners
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Imagine selling your 2,700 square-foot home — the average size American house — and moving to a modest 400 square-foot home that substantially reduces your environmental footprint.

Thursday 04/07/2016
Weathering The Storm Of Today's Climate
Updated: April 09, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—From glamorized weather programs to sitcoms and the Academy Awards, we are flooded daily with weather and climate-related messages. Throw in today’s political climate regarding these concerns and there is one messy storm brewing. Have Americans’ opinions become clouded by climate fatigue, and what impact can this have if we are facing a “point of no return” in the near future?

Six Simple Tips to Reduce Waste in Your Home
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) The amount of trash people produce has increased a whopping 10,000 percent over the past 100 years, according to Terracycle, a company that handles hard-to recycle materials.

Monday 04/04/2016
Experience Florida, Off the Beaten Path
Updated: April 05, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many people, the words "Florida vacation" conjure up images of theme parks and beaches. But head inland and away from the major cities, and you'll quickly realize that there's so much more to the Sunshine State. Cattle ranches, historic architecture, some of the nation's oldest wineries and more dot the landscape as you explore the state's interior. Streamsong Resort, located about 45 minutes southeast of Tampa, is one getaway catering to an increasing number of tourists who want to experience this other side of Florida, off the beaten path.

Thursday 03/31/2016
5 ways businesses can cut energy, save money
Updated: April 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Companies across the nation are looking for ways to become more energy efficient, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Reducing energy consumption is one of the top areas where SMB leaders need more guidance — up 14 percent from the previous year, according to the Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey.

Environmental Education Matters: The Value Of Teaching Children To Protect Our Planet
Updated: April 01, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Americans create mountains of trash—literally! Layer upon layer of trash is covered with dirt in our landfills, creating mounds that rise as high as 500 feet. Moreover, 200 million tons of garbage are added annually, potentially negatively impacting surrounding communities. Our attitudes and actions toward waste must change.

Wednesday 03/16/2016
5 tips for a greener, more enjoyable office experience
Updated: March 18, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - From the smell of lilacs in spring, to the relief of jumping into a lake on a hot summer’s day, to all the fun that comes with winter snow, there’s no end to the memories we have of playing outside. It’s no wonder then, people want to know what they can do to help take care of the environment.

Thursday 02/18/2016
Smart Tips to Go Green
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Going “green” has increasingly moved from a trend to a global initiative. But the best place for individuals to start minimizing their impact on the environment is in spaces where they spend the most time.

Thursday 01/14/2016
American companies embrace a sustainable future
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort to curb climate change and a move toward widespread investment in zero-carbon energy sources and other sustainable practices.

Monday 01/04/2016
A new car vs. your used car: What's the greener option?
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Buying a new car to reduce your carbon footprint seems logical. But surprisingly, keeping the vehicle already in your garage, or replacing it with a more fuel efficient used car may be a greener choice. That’s because it takes a lot of energy and raw materials to manufacture a new vehicle. "It varies between models, but it is reasonable to estimate building a new $30,000 midsize car will generate greenhouse gases that are the equivalent of 14 metric tons of CO2," says RockAuto.com Vice President, Tom Taylor.

Saturday 12/19/2015
Alternative Heating Can Help Save Money, Planet
Updated: December 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) For a home upgrade that appeals to both the rational left side of your brain and the emotional right, consider rethinking the way you heat your home. Statistics show that one alternative to conventional heat sources -- a pellet stove -- is particularly kind to both pocketbook and planet.

Monday 12/07/2015
Connect to Nature, No Matter Where You Live
Updated: December 07, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) In this age of smartphones and streaming video, it is easy to forget about the world beyond our little screens. And for the 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, the natural world can seem even more remote. But experts say it’s important to find the time to disconnect, unplug, and appreciate what nature does for you.

Friday 11/06/2015
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home this Winter
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) When temperatures drop, household use of fossil fuels rises in order to keep homes warm and comfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Monday 09/14/2015
Are Your Favorite Restaurants and Stores Going Green?
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 4:35 am

(StatePoint) Some of your favorite restaurant chains and major supermarkets are teaming up with conservation groups and interested citizens to help protect the environment and sustain fisheries long term.

Friday 07/17/2015
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference at the Supermarket
Updated: July 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) From price to quantity to flavor, consumers have always considered how products affect their families when deciding what goes in the shopping cart. And shoppers these days are making purchasing decisions that take global factors into consideration too, thanks to available information about companies’ environmental and human rights track records.