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We believe in the power of 1Thing.

Our company’s 1Thing Sustainability Initiative promotes positive environmental practices and living. We know that if everyone did just 1Thing to improve the environment every day, our world would be a better place to live in for generations to come.

Coffee grounds

Coffee Ground Conundrum

By Stephanie Nickell Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 and older said they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. That’s the highest levels seen since 2012, according to a survey conducted by the National Coffee Association. In 2016, PlanetArk reported 3,000 tons of waste coffee grounds...
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Plastic bags

Plastic bag bans around the world

By Stephanie Nickell Shoppers collectively use around 500 billion single-use plastic bags every year. That’s 150 bags per person, per year, for every single person on Earth — or enough to circle the globe 4,200 times. In the U.S., only 2 states (CA and HI) have banned plastic bags on a statewide...
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Foam peanuts

Facts on Foam: Plastic #6 Polystyrene

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro What is it? Polystyrene, or Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomers. It has excellent insulation properties, is light-weight, and 95% air. Styrofoam is commonly used in product packaging and the food industry...
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Plastic bottles

This Plastic Whale is Making a Big Statement

By Heather Rivera This almost 40 foot work of art in Belgium is cool-looking and scary at the same time. It's making a big statement regarding plastic pollution that has invaded our oceans / waterways! There are whales and other water life coming up on shores filled with plastic and trash. Plastic...
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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly Conservation

By Stephanie Nickell The monarch butterfly population is dwindling due to a decline in milkweed. Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed, and caterpillars only eat milkweed. Since 1990, monarch populations have crashed, with nearly 1 billion of the butterflies dying. The decline isn't...
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Takeout box

Take-Out Food. Reduce and Reuse

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro Take-out food. Glorious, delicious, hassle-free take-out food. It can be a savior after a long day when you have no groceries or energy to craft a home-cooked meal for yourself or your hungry family. Just writing this makes me want some...
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Giraffe

Giraffe Conservation in the Triad and Around the World

By Stephanie Nickell Last month on June 21st zoos, schools, governments, institutions, companies and conservation organizations around the world hosted events to raise support and create awareness for giraffe in the wild. Giraffes are listed as vulnerable to extinct on the International Union for...
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Gifts and bag. Presents, pleasant.

13 Green Gift Ideas For Dad

Need some last-minute Father's day gift ideas that are also eco-friendly? We've got you covered!
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Set Traditional organic vegan ingredient Super Food in Middle East and Asian cooking cereals

Take Steps Toward Green Living with These Easy Recipes

These delicious recipes make it super easy to incorporate vegan options into your wedding!
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Mother Reading Story Book to Two Young Children Outside in Meadow

12 Ways to Make the Most of Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month, giving us a fantastic excuse to get outside and enjoy nature. Here are 12 ways to make sure you're staying safe and healthy while having fun!
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