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5 Travel Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and that is our chance to raise awareness that we have to celebrate/save our beautiful planet! There are many different ways to do so and you probably already know some little tips and tricks that save energy and make your life a little greener. You can protect the earth by doing more than […]

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World Water Day

Today is World Water Day? Every day globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our cities, industry, agriculture and homes flows back to nature without being reused or treated and polluting the environment, as well as losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. Here are five facts on world water day and how […]

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Adios Plastic!

Created as a matter of convenience, plastic now haunts the earth for what seems to be an eternity. Different kinds of plastic can degrade at different times, but the average time for a plastic bottle to completely degrade is at least 450 years. It can even take some bottles 1000 years to biodegrade! That’s a […]

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Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

In recent years, Costa Rica has become one of the ideal tourist destinations not only because of its close proximity to the US, but more importantly its fantastic tropical environment and beautiful beaches. However, Costa Rica has been in the news recently for an entirely different reason – its 100% renewable energy effort. According to Independent […]

7 Fall Fun Facts

It’s finally fall! The autumn equinox, just like the spring equinox and winter and summer solstices has always been a big day on the calendar year. Here’s a list of 10 facts about this special September day. Even though we think of the whole day as the equinox, it is actually a specific moment, when […]

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Visit Costa Rica & Save the Sea Turtles

Costa Rica is one of the easiest places to find Leatherback and Olive Ridley turtles. The Nicoya peninsula, more specifically, is a hot spot for these turtles to lay their eggs. Olive Ridleys nest almost all year but more specifically from July to November. Leatherbacks nest on the Pacific from September to March, but nest from […]

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Keep it Natural: Bug Repellant

There are plenty of ways to avoid bugs without dousing yourself in bug sprays that are full of potentially harmful chemicals like DEET. DEEt can cause rashes and soreness and even lead to mental problems in children. One good recipe is to mix nearly equal parts of witch hazel toner to boiling water, then adding […]

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100 Years of National Parks

100 years: LETS CELEBRATE! The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016 and it is a celebration that should not be missed. The National Parks are some of America’s most recognized natural works of art. If you have yet to visit one, this is the summer to do so! There is too much to say […]

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Portugal Runs off Clean Energy for Four Consecutive Days

It was recently announced that in early May, the country of Portugal ran entirely on renewable energy for over four days (over 107 consecutive hours). This is a significant milestone for a country that is making great strides in clean energy production. In fact, in 2013 only 23% of Portugal’s energy was renewable, and that […]

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Celebrating the Cherry Blossoms

Nothing screams springtime like vibrant cherry blossoms bursting into bloom throughout New York City. In honor of this yearly explosion of pink and purple colors, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (BBG) will host a festival of fun, fresh air and flora. The Sakura Matsuri is a weekend celebrating tradition and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival began […]

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