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Banking to Benefit the Environment

I never really thought much about my banking. I kept my money at a big, convenient bank (I’ll leave it unnamed, but let’s just say it rhymes with shmells shmargo) and didn’t really research my options. Why should I? There were ATM’s everywhere, the customer service department was always helpful, and they let me put a picture of my dog on my card. I was a happy banker.Mega Bank Continue reading “Banking to Benefit the Environment”

5 Tips for Ecotourism

Travel is undoubtedly an exciting and fun way to change your perspective, expand your mind, and experience a different place. Unfortunately, a lot of travel attitude and practice results in a huge amount of trash and pollution – which ironically ends up destroying the very places that travelers love. But fear not! It is possible to travel with a small footprint and to positively impact the world.

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Metro Tips & Tricks

Good news LA! The Expo extension line to Santa Monica opens today! In celebration of this opening I give you a list of tips & tricks. Over the course of 7 months and after many fails on my part, I have learned a number of ways to make my metro commute the best it can be. So whether you are are commuting to work  or just taking a day trip to the beach (because now you can) I hope these tips & tricks will be helpful to you.

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Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil

A thousand worms feasting on garbage in your home…sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Nothing like a bunch of slithering creatures chewing on your old food scraps just a few feet away from where you eat your meal.  Well, Urban Treehousers, this just so happens to be the basic formula of an eco-friendly compost bin! Continue reading “Down With The Dirt // Indoor Composting – Using Worms to Create the Richest Soil”

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