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Do you always order ice cream in a cup? Rethink it. Take it from us, cones make the experience much sweeter and there’s no indigestion at the thought of landfills filled with empty cups and spoons.

Amble Don’t Idle

Bypass the java drive-thru once a week and place your order face-to-face. You’ll cut down on air pollution, not to mention get the last laugh when you realize you’re on your way before the drive-thru inches forward.

Window of Opportunity

Open blinds to bring in the day’s sun; close blinds to keep out the night’s air. These simple steps will naturally boost room temperature by several degrees — at no charge to you!

Junk in Your Trunk?

It’s so easy to leave sports equipment and Goodwill bags in the trunk, but did you know that for every extra 100 lbs you drive around with, you consume 1% more gas? At today’s gas prices, that’s no laughing matter.


Driving change in the auto industry

Let me start with the superficial. I’m pretty sure Obama didn’t single-handedly set the new fuel standards, but the easiest way to heap scorn on something in the US these days is to suggest it was Obama’s idea. Bad Wall ....


Taking a reflective look in oil-stained waters

How would you like to be Bob Dudley, the head of BP? At least he wasn’t the guy running the company when the Gulf of Mexico blowout happened, though he was the guy leading the on-the-ground response. For his efforts, he was ....

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In 20 countries around the world, voting is the law. Australia, Belgium, Greece and Chile have all decreed that cit ....

There was a bit of a flap this week in Toronto when it was revealed that up to 20% of the debris put in the recycli ....

Work. It’s what we do. Recent estimates suggest we spend 100,000 hours of our adult lives working. At its best, i ....

The Big Easy

Be kind to your ice. Instead of using salt to cover winter’s icy patches, try kitty litter or fine sand. Both are cheap and easy solutions that are gentle on pet’s paws and spring’s plants.

How annoying is it when a typo renders your printed page worthless? Wait! It’s not a total loss. Draw an X over the used side and save it for something else – interoffice printing or scratch paper.

Studies show we’re lousy at recycling our bathroom stuff, even though most is green-friendly. Why? No blue box within reach. The fix: Downsize your regular trashcan and use the extra room for a blue bin.