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How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time? Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work. To learn more about Worldwatch s efforts to create am environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs, sign up here for weekly e-mail updates.

Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone s going green. We re glad you want to take action, too. Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably. Let s start now.

We ve partnered with the Million Car Carbon Campaign to help you find ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. This campaign is uniting conscious consumers around the world to prevent the emissions-equivalent of 1 million cars from entering the atmosphere each year.

Keep reading for 10 simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life. For more advice, purchase State of the World 2010 – Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability, a report from 60 renowned researchers and practitioners on how to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

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  • Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
  • Unplug appliances when you re not using them. Or, use a smart power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts phantom or vampire energy use.
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
  • Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
  • Save water to save money.

    • Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
    • Install a low-flow showerhead. They don t cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment.
    • Make sure you have a faucet aerator on each faucet. These inexpensive appliances conserve heat and water, while keeping water pressure high.
    • Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area.

    Less gas = more money (and better health!).

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    • Walk or bike to work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.
    • Consider telecommuting if you live far from your work. Or move closer. Even if this means paying more rent, it could save you money in the long term.
    • Lobby your local government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in bettering your health and reducing traffic.
    • If you eat meat, add one meatless meal a week. Meat costs a lot at the store-and it s even more expensive when you consider the related environmental and health costs.
    • Buy locally raised, humane, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy whenever you can. Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in the local economy.
    • Watch videos about why local food and sustainable seafood are so great.
    • Whatever your diet, eat low on the food chain [pdf]. This is especially true for seafood.

    Skip the bottled water.

    • Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste.
    • Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.
    • Check out this short article for the latest on bottled water trends.
  • Think before you buy.

    • Go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether you ve just moved or are looking to redecorate, consider a service like craigslist or FreeSharing to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free.
    • Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
    • Watch a video about what happens when you buy things. Your purchases have a real impact, for better or worse.
  • Borrow instead of buying.

    • Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
    • Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.

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    • Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.
    • Wear clothes that don t need to be dry-cleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.
    • Invest in high-quality, long-lasting products. You might pay more now, but you ll be happy when you don t have to replace items as frequently (and this means less waste!).
  • Keep electronics out of the trash.

    • Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible.
    • Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.
    • Recycle your cell phone.
    • Ask your local government to set up an electronics recycling and hazardous waste collection event.

    Make your own cleaning supplies.

    • The big secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.
    • Making your own cleaning products saves money, time, and packaging-not to mention your indoor air quality.

    Green business ideas Thanks to members of SustainUS, the U.S. youth network for sustainable development, for contributing their ideas on how to go green and save green at home and at work.

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  • Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police – BBC News,

    Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police

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    An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s morning rush hour, injuring 29 people.

    The blast, at Parsons Green station on a District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism.

    So-called Islamic State says it carried out the attack, which Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as “cowardly”.

    A hunt is under way for the person who placed the device and the area around the station has been evacuated.

    Specialist officers there securing the remains of the improvised device and ensuring it is stable.

    ‘Cowardly attack’

    Mrs May said the attack had been “intended to cause significant harm”.

    She said the UK’s terror threat level would remain at severe – the second highest – but would be under review.

    Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, she said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.

    Hundreds of detectives and MI5 are investigating the attack, which took place at 08:20 BST on an eastbound train.

    Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley earlier refused to say whether anyone had been arrested.

    Pictures taken of the train show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, with wires trailing on to the carriage floor. The BBC understands the device had a timer.

    BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said the bomb appeared not to have gone off.

    Had it worked as intended, it would have killed everyone around it and maimed everyone in the train carriage for life, he said.

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    US President Donald Trump has spoken to Prime Minister Theresa May to convey his sympathies for those injured in the terrorist attack, the White House has said.

    President Trump pledged to continue close collaboration with the UK to stop attacks and combat extremism, the statement added.

    A Downing Street spokesman said: “President Trump called the prime minister earlier today to offer his condolences over this morning’s cowardly attack in London.”

    US President Donald Trump had earlier tweeted that the “sick and demented” people behind the attack had been in the sights of the Metropolitan Police, prompting Mrs May to say it was not helpful to “speculate” on an ongoing investigation.

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    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been treating 14 people, with a “small number” of them being taken to its specialist burns unit.

    Four people are being treated by Imperial College Healthcare and three at St George’s Hospital.

    St Thomas’ Hospital in London said it had treated eight patients but they had now been discharged.

    Mr Rowley asked the public to remain “vigilant”, but said they should “not be alarmed”.

    He said anyone who took pictures or videos at the scene could upload them to ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan appealed for calm, saying the city would “never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism”.

    Witnesses speak of ‘panic’

    Witnesses to the incident have described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries, while others spoke of “panic” as alarmed passengers left the train at the station, which is above ground.

    Anna Gorniak, who was in the same Tube carriage as the explosion, said: “I could see a fireball filling the carriage and coming our way. At that moment, I started to run.

    “In my mind I was praying, I probably thought for a second, ‘That’s it, my life is over.'”

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    Passenger Peter Crowley was sitting in the carriage, travelling from Wimbledon, when the explosion happened.

    He said his head was burned by a “really hot intense fireball above my head” and added: “There were people a lot worse than me.”

    Chris Wildish told BBC Radio 5 live he saw a bucket in a supermarket bag with “low-level flames coming out of it” by the door of the rear carriage.

    Analysis

    By Dominic Casciani, BBC home affairs correspondent

    The bomb at Parsons Green was an improvised explosive device (IED) and, like those on 21/7, it didn’t work as planned.

    The device’s initiator appears to have worked – but the main charge did not detonate. This could be because the bomb-maker had got the recipe wrong.

    In the case of the 21/7 attacks, the attackers tried to create TATP, an explosive compound made from hydrogen peroxide, commonly sold as hair bleach, and other chemicals.

    They added chapatti flour to make the explosion more powerful still. But their chemistry was incompetent – in fact so incompetent that the ringleader had no idea, when he strapped on his rucksack, whether his device was capable of detonating or not.

    TATP was used in the Manchester Arena attack earlier this year – and it was also the chemical of choice for some of the Paris 2015 attackers and the men behind the Brussels Airport bombing the following year.

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    Emma Stevie, 27, who was on the train when the explosion happened, said she was caught in a “human stampede” and crush on the station steps as people rushed away from the train.

    “I wedged myself in next to a railing, I put myself in the foetal position,” she said.

    “There was a pregnant woman underneath me, and I was trying really hard not to crush her.

    “I saw a poor little boy with a smashed-in head and other injuries. It was horrible.”

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    At Parsons Green

    By Jennifer Scott, BBC News

    London has again fallen victim to a terror attack, targeting commuters on their way to work and visitors venturing out into the city.

    With 22 people treated in hospital, this bustling part of zone two was left confused and shocked, waiting anxiously for an explanation.

    Olaniyi Shokumai was riding the Tube on the way to a training course, with his headphones plugged in and listening to music – just as he would on any other journey.

    After the train pulled into Parsons Green station, however, things became far from ordinary.

    “I looked to my left and I saw lots of people running out. There were a lot of people just stamping on each other and I saw someone jumping over [them].

    “There was a woman on the floor and she couldn’t breathe. I thought, ‘This has got to be serious for people to do that.'”



    Parsons Green attack: Man in court charged with attempted murder – BBC

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    An 18-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder in connection with the bomb attack on a London Tube at Parsons Green.

    Ahmed Hassan, of Sunbury, Surrey, is also accused of causing an explosion likely to endanger life or cause serious injury on 15 September.

    Mr Hassan confirmed his name, date of birth and address at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

    He was remanded in custody and is due at the Old Bailey on 13 October.

    The court heard the bomb, which failed to detonate properly, had been packed with knives and screws.

    Prosecutors said Mr Hassan had intended to kill innocent people because of his “warped political view”.

    A 17-year-old male who was arrested by counter-terrorism officers investigating the attack has been released with no further action, police said on Friday. Two other males had already been released without charge.

    Two further men, aged 25 and 30, remain in custody.

    Meanwhile, Suleman Sarwar, of Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said his takeaway has received abuse and threats after an employee was arrested as part of the investigation.

    Mr Sarwar said abuse began after the arrest of Yahyah Farroukh, who was not named by police but whose name emerged in the media. He has since been released without charge.

    He said: “The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and the wider Muslim community under scrutiny and indignity.

    “Once again, the community has received backlash and animosity from the public.”



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    8 Green Small Business Ideas Opportunities

    If you re looking for ways to earn some extra money, you might want to think about starting a green side business.

    Not only is having a green business a great way to set yourself apart from your competition, but it also makes you more memorable in the minds of your potential customers.

    So what exactly is a green business, you ask? Here are 8 examples you can start with right away.

    Go Green Small Business Ideas

    1. Get into Worm Farming

    I m really into vermicomposting. If you are too, then you could start a side business selling your compost, and your worms, to gardeners and fisherman. Compost, especially organic compost, is really expensive to buy in home improvement stores. Your neighborhood gardeners would love to pay a cheaper price for your compost, though!

    You could also hold classes and teach others how to get into vermicomposting.

    2. Make Organic Soap

    Making soap isn t as hard as a lot of people think. This is a side business I m thinking of starting myself this summer, and I ve already started researching on what I need to get it going.

    The cool thing about homemade soap is that you can make it really unique. For example, you can make goat s milk soaps, organic soaps, herbal soaps, aromatherapy soaps the world is your oyster! You can sell your homemade soaps at farmers markets, crafts fairs, and online through marketplaces like Etsy and eBay .

    3. Create Organic Gardens for Small Spaces

    Thanks to the down economy, and an increasing concern about food safety and pesticide use, more and more people are getting into home gardening. But, it can be overwhelming, especially to those who have never started seeds from scratch or tried to pick out vegetables to grow.

    You could build an awesome side business by doing all of this work for them. You could sell garden packs prepared for beginners, especially those who want to get into container gardening. If you have a green thumb and love planting, this would be a fun and rewarding side business to get into.

    4. Become a Green Consultant

    You ve probably heard time and time again that going green often means you save green. The savings can be significant, especially for businesses and corporations.

    Green consultants are popping up everywhere. These consultants do a thorough evaluation of a home or business, and then put together a strategy to help people find ways to go green and save money.

    For instance, you might discover a homeowner is losing a lot of energy because she doesn t have enough insulation in the attic and her weatherstripping is shot. You ll help purchase green energy technologies that help them save energy, start a recycling program. and be more efficient in general.

    One way to get started is to check out Green Irene Eco Consultants. For $350, you get a full online training package, as well as plenty of support and materials to help you start your eco consulting business.

    Some technical schools and adult education classes will also teach you how to be a green consultant. Or, you could also go the DIY route, and study on your own.

    5. Make Soy or Beeswax Candles

    Did you know that traditional candles often release harsh or even toxic chemicals into the air? Soy and beeswax candles are natural, especially when they re scented with essential oils. They also burn slower and purer than paraffin wax, and they don t leave any smoke residue on your walls or in your ventilation system.

    If you love candles, then making soy or beeswax candles could be a fun way to earn some extra cash on the side. You can sell your candles online at Etsy or eBay, or at your local farmers market.

    6. Start a Community Lending Library

    Are you one of those people who have every tool ever invented? Or, do you have a movie collection to rival Netflix ?

    If so, you could be earning money on the side by renting those items out. Small, community lending libraries are popping up all over the country. Some of them are free, but others are subscription services. Items are loaned out locally, usually within one neighborhood or a certain mile-radius.

    Why is this a green business? Well, imagine you need a powerwasher for a day. Some people go out and buy one. But if you know you can rent your neighbor s powerwasher for cheap, then you ll do this instead of dropping $100 or more on your own. Lending libraries help reduce consumption, as well as helping your friends and neighbors save money.

    7. Get into Green Crafting

    One of my most treasured possessions is a fabulous, elfin-like coat I got on Etsy. The coat is 100% handmade entirely from recycled sweaters. It s incredible.

    Green crafting has huge appeal for people, and you can make an incredible living selling upcycled art, clothing, and jewelry. For instance, the woman I bought my coat from sells each one for $250-$400. She s had over 3,300 sales, just on Etsy. And her coats sell out within seconds after she puts them up.

    Another artist I know takes brightly colored vintage Tupperware containers and turns them into amazing lamps and light fixtures. Another artist takes sea glass she finds on the shore and turns it into beautiful, minimalist jewelry.

    There are tons of creative and unique ways to upcycle something old into something new. If you re lacking ideas, then surf Etsy to look for ideas, or head over to sites like Instructables or ReadyMade. both of which are full of ideas.

    8. Goat Rentals

    Think I m kidding here? I m not. If you have enough land to support a small herd of goats, you could be making some easy side money. Why would someone want to rent a goat?

    Here s a personal story. My family s farm in Louisiana sits right up against a bayou that s thick with poison ivy, snakes, and mosquitoes. The dense brush also attracts plenty of deer and other wildlife, which attracts the local black bears. Because of the denseness of the trees, it s really hard to get in there to clear the brush out with the tractor.

    So what s my dad going to do? Hire out a herd of goats to clean it up, of course.

    Goats eat anything: poison ivy, bushes, brambles you name it. And they re amazing for clearing out places like the bayou, or steep slopes you can t get a mower down. All you have to do it set up a portable fencing and let them eat their way through the brush over several days. The best part is that unlike a tractor or lawn mower, goats don t harm the environment.

    Final Word

    There s no doubt that the green economy is only going to grow, especially as energy and gas prices rise further. Having a green side business means you re likely to stand out, and even be more appealing to potential customers.

    Do you have any green ideas for a small business?



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    Unique gala invitations from Green Business Print are elegant and sophisticated because that’s exactly what you need. There is a large array of options including different colors, styles and writing. You will be able to customize absolutely everything from the font to the colors so they match exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll also be able to ensure that the wording is perfect for your plans and for the guests that you are inviting. But these great exemplary matches between your event and your invitations are not the only benefits that you’ll receive from Green Business Print unique gala invitations.

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    Going home-based can have a lot of benefits, not the least of which is the chance to turn it into a small green business. When someone says green, there are often a lot of misconceptions. The perception is that it would be expensive or large-scale, something better suited for a large corporation. However, the reality is that there are a number of small green business ideas that don t require multi-million dollar starting capital or big business performance capability.

    The big players when it comes to making soaps are large manufacturers that have the resources to spend heavily on manufacturing and advertising. However, that doesn t mean that a home-based small green business dedicated to it can t find a niche to succeed in. Eco-friendly soap-making is relatively simple to do from the average home and has the potential to generate a decent income.

    Crucial to succeeding at this are the following:

    * A niche product that matches a niche clientele

    * Creative approaches, such as shaping soap like animal characters or using bright colors

    * Starting locally before slowly expanding both production and operations over time

    This doesn t come up often when talk of small green business ideas happens, but it should. Business will pay money for the advice of an expert, even if they don t want to have the expert under their formal employ. Consultancy is basically the art of selling experience and know-how to companies that need it. People who know a trade or field better than anyone else can make a good income from being a consultant while also having very little actual environmental impact.

    Old Tire Recycling

    This small green business idea requires a bit of creativity. The number of tires that cars around the world go through every year is staggering. Some of them can end up being recycled, but a lot of them are just going to end up somewhere unused and ignored. A business focused on making all sorts of creations out of old tires needs creativity, but it can appeal to people and grab a market for itself. Here are a few examples on the creative uses for old tires.

    Custom Lamps and Lampshades

    This is another potential small green business idea that requires creativity. The basic idea is to turn random trinkets and items into a lamp or other light fixture. A creative eye and a touch for designing things are part and parcel of this type of business. For the most part, all that s needed in terms of materials are a little capital and simple tools.

    For this small green business idea, all that s needed are creativity, a sewing machine and some old clothes to work with. Torn jeans, old rags, shirt that don t fit anymore all of that can be recycled and turned into something new with a little elbow grease and a lot of creativity.

    Small green business ideas aren t something that everyone comes up with, but that doesn t mean there s a shortage of them. Green business ideas also aren t as expensive as most people think. In many ways, they can be very cost-effective and have as much potential to be profitable as anything else.

    Lorna Li is a business coach, entrepreneur and Amazon rainforest crusader, with a passion for green business, social enterprise, and indigenous wisdom. She helps changemaking entrepreneurs harness the power of the Internet to reach more people and make a bigger impact, while designing the lifestyle of their dreams. She is an Internet marketing consultant to changemakers. and works with innovative tech startups, sustainable brands, social enterprises B-Corporations on SEO, SEM Social Media marketing.

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