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Where to Recycle Ink Cartridges in Philadelphia?

In just a few decades, sales of consumer electronics have skyrocketed. As consumers upgrade to the latest and greatest devices, old computer towers and bulky monitors are discarded in favor of slimmer, sleeker models. Even the simple act of swapping out an empty ink cartridge contributes to the mounting problem of non-biodegradable waste. What does this do to our environment? What can you do about ink cartridges? Find out where you can recycle ink cartridges in Philadelphia for our Where Can I Wednesday column, after the jump!
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Guide to Perfect 3-day Philadelphia Escape

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine. Want to wait until summer to visit Philadelphia? Think again: the Philadelphia Flower Show is officially here, making March the perfect time to stay, whether you're from across the country or live in the suburbs. The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package offers a bonus - if you stay any two consecutive nights, your car stays free. Worried about ditching your car to get around town? Find out the best green 3-day Philly agenda, after the jump!
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Benjamin Franklin’s Green Legacy for Philly

Benjamin Franklin's birthday may have just passed on January 17th, but we're always remembering the Founding Father as we galavant across the city with constant reminders. Benjamin Franklin's claims to infamy in Philadelphia tend to be historically related: signing the Declaration of Independence, frequenting Christ Church, Masonic Temple & more. But did you know Ben influenced much of Philadelphia's green scene? Benjamin may not have founded recycling or bike lanes, but he did have a few impacts. Let's revisit a few of them:
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It’s Not Easy Being Green…But Using Wind Power is a Piece of Cake!

This is our final installment in the guest posts from Dave Greene of Clean Currents. It’s not easy being green. Especially in a society that keeps begging you to buy stuff you don’t need, eat food that isn’t really food, and use up fossil fuels like there’s no tomorrow. Well guess what, if we keep on burning fossil fuels there may actually be no tomorrow! I know, I know, it’s scary, but we have to face the fact that we’re seriously messing up this planet we’re so lucky to call home. Lucky for you, even though it’s not easy being green in general, there’s one incredibly easy thing you can do to slash your carbon footprint and help pave the way for a better world: switch to wind power.
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To Bike or Not to Bike: THAT is the Question

Guest blogger Dave Greene returns to GPB, this time to talk about his favorite thing to do: Biking. This is another installment of the Clean Currents sponsored posts from your neighborhood green energy company. To bike or not to bike? Is that ever a serious question? Not for this green guy. If there’s any possible way, I always bike. Even if it’s not exactly easy. Even if it’s raining, even if it’s 100 degrees outside, even if I have to go to the hardware store and there’s an 85% chance I will need to drag home several 2x4s (that wasn’t fun, but I DID IT). I bike because (find out why, after the jump!)
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How to Winterproof Your Home…With FIRE

This sponsored post comes to us from Clean Currents, another post in the It's Not Easy Being (Dave) Greene Series. We met Dave Greene in a previous post. Yikes, talk about an Indian Summer! Even though it's been climate-changingly toasty this past week, the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a nasty winter -- and it's right around the corner. So last weekend I got my housemate Jack to help me out with winterizing our windows, and we actually succeeded in making it through the project without any major accidents, spills, or mistakes! Find out how to winterize your home (with FIRE) with Dave, after the jump:
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Q&A with Dave Greene of Clean Currents

Have you ever gotten the sinking feeling that being green is just no fun? Sure, we environmentalists do cool planet-saving stuff and hang out in nature when we can, but the super-scariness of the big environmental problems facing us these days is hard to laugh about. To help us take a light-hearted view of what ails us, today we’d like to welcome guest blogger Dave Greene to the Green Philly Blog. This is the first sponsored post in the series that comes to us from Clean Currents, your friendly neighborhood green energy company. Welcome Dave! For starters, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you came from. First of all, let’s get one thing straight:
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Be Green Packaging: Better Alternative to Plastic

I don't know about you, but nothing bothers me more than styrofoam. In 2013, there's no reason to use something so horrible for the atmosphere. And plastic, disposable packaging isn’t a much better choice. That's why companies like Be Green Packaging are so awesome. Be Green Packaging LLC creates alternatives to the ordinary plastic (and styrofoam) crap you find for takeout or picnics. All of their items are made from... Find out more, after the jump!
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TD Bank Protects Forests in Sustainability Missions

With local outposts in the Philadelphia area, TD Bank is helping to improve our quality of life with trees. TD Bank’s missions include TD Tree Days and Green Streets, increasing urban forests and green spaces. TD Tree Days Partnering with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the US, they’ve protected 1846 acres (1420 football fields!) of trees and helped with tree planting. Launched in 2010, Tree Days will plant over 45,000 trees with volunteers in over 165 communities. You can volunteer during the TD Tree Days too. Find out more about TD bank's sustainability efforts, after the jump!
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