Reduce Food Waste this Thanksgiving

In the United States, 40 percent of food goes to waste. Thanksgiving is a celebration of family, football, and most of all, food. While we prepare for the feast, it’s also important to  consider the amount of food wasted on this particular holiday. Natural Resources Defense Council’s Staff Scientist Dana Gunders explains, “During […]

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Host a Recycling Drive at Home

You don’t have to invest in an electric vehicle, stop eating meat, or go completely off the grid to make a positive impact on the world around you. While all those things certainly would help reduce your environmental footprint, there are other, more manageable ways you can raise awareness and make […]

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Sustainable Halloween Crafts

Halloween is just around the corner, but when it comes to decorating your home for the spooky holiday, it can be a challenge to keep things eco-friendly. Most store-bought decorations are made with non-recyclable plastic and covered in toxic paint or synthetic fabrics. But there is no need for frivolous spending and […]

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Living Green

By Seth Murphy More and more people are jumping on the green living bandwagon — and for good reason! When you make eco-friendly changes at home, not only are you being kinder to the planet, you’re also improving your health and saving money in the long run. If you’re not […]

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THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTIC BAGS

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish eat […]

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Kitchen spices look startlingly different in the wild

Spices have been giving our lives pizazz for millennia: Ancient Egyptians used cinnamon to embalm bodies, Mesopotamians cultivated cardamom and garlic in their gardens, Dutch colonists hoarded cloves and nutmeg from Southeast Asia, and Ina Garten taught her loyal viewers about “good vanilla.” But these powders, seeds, roots, and fruits […]

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5 Ways Bees are Important to the Environment

It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green. At least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive, and here in Canada, bees are our most important pollinators. Unfortunately, bee populations here and around the world are […]

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How Plastics Affect Coral Reefs

It won’t come as a surprise to you that plastics are terrible for the ocean environment. According to the UN Environment, between 60% and 80% of the trash in the ocean is plastic and it’s affecting over 800 marine species. There’s a lot of talk about the harm these plastics […]

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Happy World Otter Day!

Did You Know? 1. The KAB mascot, Otto, is a North American River Otter! We may be biased but we think otters are the absolute best! 2. You can find river otters in every single county in Arkansas! 3. They don’t always live in rivers. North American River Otters make […]

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