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Liz Swafford
Save the planet, it's the only one with Chocolate.
Save the planet, it's the only one with Chocolate.
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RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE - World Environment Day 2015: Consume With Care

Celebrate World Environment Day 2015 on June 5th by joining in the dream for a sustainable future. You can contribute to the dream by taking small actions every day.  This week's article includes an overview of the theme for the year which encourages us to consume with care, and gives several suggested actions you can easily take today. 

Read about it on our website: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2015/6/3/world-environment-day-2015-consume-with-care

or read the entire article online here: http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/lifestyles/recycle-reuse-world-environment-day-consume-with-care/article_f75c5302-099d-11e5-9257-0f5d3d77863c.html
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RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE - Explore Nature with Field Guide Apps

Would you like to learn more about the environment around you? Maybe identify trees, birds, or animal tracks? Try one of these digital nature field guide apps on your smartphone or tablet next time your outdoors. 

This article was published last week in The Daily Citizen newspaper on May 27, 2015. 

Read about it on our website here: http://www.dwswa.org/recycle-reuse-articles/2015/6/3/explore-nature-with-field-guide-apps

Or read the full article on the newspaper's website here: http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/lifestyles/recycle-reuse-explore-nature-with-field-guide-apps/article_2d0ec018-0410-11e5-bf84-63ea50d9907d.html
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Sweet!  Just got my custom google plus url: google.com/+LizSwafford

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Want to live with less plastic but feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task?  Try my new eBook: 7 Easy Ways To Go Plastic Free.  It's an introduction to going with less plastic for health or environmental reasons.  You'll find seven practical areas of your daily life where you can replace plastic things with their healthier, more eco-friendly counterparts, or even do without plastic all together. 
It's available on Kindle Direct for free for Amazon Prime members, or only $2.99.

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Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia's Annual Conference starts today in Athens, GA.  Registration is open from 9 to 10 am this morning.  You can register in person today, there's plenty of room.  Check out all the sessions:

http://www.eealliance.org/annual-conference

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Our local mascot Recycling Ben needs your vote to advance to the next round of competition in Mascot Madness hosted by Waste & Recycling News.  Please visit http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/mascotmadness and click Vote Now!  

This is a contest between mascots representing eco-friendly, recycling, and waste management companies across the US.  The contest started with 16 mascots, and now there's only 8!  Help Recycling Ben get to the Final Four by voting everyday between now and midnight on Wed. March 13. 
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Trying my hand at Window Farming.  Starting with lettuce, which seems easy.  Have you tried growing food indoors?

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Got bottles, toilet paper rolls, or old picture frames ready to go to the trash. Before you send them to the landfill, check out this collection of upcycling ideas... 

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Photos of TerraCycle's HQ - I want that plastic bottle wall divider!

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We Can Recycle Plastic

This excellent presentation provided by Mike Biddie on TED.com speaks about a feasible solution for taking plastic OUT of landfills and passing it through a process that would transform waste plastic into a material that companies can purchase to make new products.

In time I hope to learn more about this gentleman's company, and I also hope to learn about how it would be possible to support his process or reproduce it to create another place in the world that can have a solution instead of just another problem.
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