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Splendor in the Grass

If a blade of grass is cut in half and you looked at it with the naked eye, you'll see more green grass. But under a microscope, you’ll see tiny structures containing even tinier parts!      Every blade of grass contains millions of plump elongated cells call chloroplasts. Their job is to make food because grass can't hunt for its food.  Their secret recipe is a combination of sunlight and carbon dioxide which creates energy!  A pigment called chlorophyll is what gives grass it's green color and you all know that green is our favorite color!!     But the "grass isn't always greener on the other side."  In the winter and sometimes even in the summer, it can turn brown or yellow.  That's because there...

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Light Pollution

We’re all aware of air, water and ground pollution but did you know about light pollution?  Light pollution is the excess use of artificial light and can have serious consequences for mankind, wildlife and even our climate. Light pollution did not exist billions of years ago when our planet’s light source was the sun, the moon and the stars.  As industry advanced, it generated light pollution from street lights, commercial building, factories, sports venues…you get the idea.  These sources tend to use lighting inefficiently and the electricity generated to power this lighting is being wasted. According to the IDA - International Dark-Sky Association, there are several components of light pollution. Glare– excessive brightness that causes visual discomfort and cause safety...

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The Benefits of Bamboo Apparel and Accessories

I am not sure how much you know about the Bamboo plant, but it is truly incredible.  This shoot is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within the year.  It is a naturally abundant and resilient plant, one that does not need fertilizers, chemicals, or pesticides to encourage growth, because bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This sustainable plant absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber, not to mention it also releases more oxygen into the environment to improve the quality of the air we breathe. Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable, so when you no longer have use for a bamboo product you know it will not be...

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