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Grade Your Shade

How Green Are You?

Ever wonder if all the small eco-friendly acts you perform are actually making a difference? Now is the time to find out! NBCUniversal’s Green Is Universal initiative has created the “Grade Your Shade” online quiz. After answering 8 simple questions about your daily habits, you will find out how “green” you truly are. Plus, the site allows you to easily share your results with friends and provides simple, everyday green tips to use!

Green Trivia Answer

Green Trivia

Answer: D

Recycling, reuse and remanufacturing account for how 3.1 million U.S. jobs.

Green Trivia Question

Green Trivia

Weekly green trivia brought to you by our NY receptionist Nikki and Eco-Cycle:

Recycling, reuse and remanufacturing account for how many jobs in the U.S.?

 
(A)  500,000

(B)  1.5 million

(C)  2.4 million

(D)  3.1 million
 

Good luck, and let me see your guesses!

Focus on Green Kiehl's

Celebrate Earth Day with Kiehl's!

To honor Earth Day (April, 22nd), beauty & skin care company, Kiehl’s, has announced Limited Edition Label Art containers of their Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque. Each of the four labels has been designed by famous faces like Mark Ruffalo and 100% of the proceeds go to RECYCLE ACROSS AMERICA, a non-profit organization which creates national standardized labels for recycling bins.

Also, Kiehl’s has their long-running Recycle and Be Rewarded program in which customers are given a complimentary Kiehl’s product for returning empty Kiehl’s packaging. Since the program’s inception in 2009, customers have already returned over 500,000 empty bottles to be recycled!

To learn more about Kiehl’s earth-friendly practices, click here.

Green Trivia

Answer: C

About half of the world's tropical and temperate forests are now gone.

Green Trivia

Weekly green trivia brought to you by our NY receptionist Nikki and Eco-Cycle:

What percentage of the world’s tropical and temperate forests is now gone?

 
(A)  15%

(B)  30%

(C)  50%

(D)  80%
 

Good luck, and let me see your guesses!

Become an EcoTourist!

Planning ahead for your summer vacation?  Well ecotourism site Greenloons has come up with 5 great destinations.  These will not only make a great vacation, but also positively impact the local environment.    Greenloons Founder, Irene Lane  says, "Traveling sustainably in new destinations helps raise living standards and can create environmental reverence by emphasizing conservation, education, and advocating sustainable activities that lessen degradation.”  From Belize to Botswana, you can help out the environment by supporting their wildlife and ecosystems, and also earn a few more stamps on your passport!  So look no further, you “green” destination awaits!

Green Trivia

Answer: C

About 2 million people die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.

Green Trivia

Weekly green trivia brought to you by our NY receptionist Nikki and Eco-Cycle:

How many people around the world die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution?

 
(A)  500,000

(B)  1 million

(C)  2 million

(D)  3 million
 

Good luck, and let me see your guesses!

A New Life for Old Library Books!

Ever wonder what happens to old and tattered library books? Even though many are unsalvageable and tossed, the company Ex Libris Anonymous found a second life for aged books outside of the dumpster!

 

Ex Libris Anonymous searches for books to recycle, then salvages the covers and a few unique pages to turn into a wire-bound journal for purchase online. Each journal not only has a quirky cover (see above photos) but contains 75 pages of blank, acid-free paper that is perfect for writing or sketching. Also, once you buy 5 journals, you get one free!


Learn more about this inimitable and earth-friendly find here.