• Green Leaping to Spain

    Finely’s friend Javi writes today’s post from Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain where he is studying medicine. Javi and Finley became friends while he was on an exchange program to the US. Thank you Javi for sharing your story of inspiration and for reminding us how kindness can make a difference in this world. […]

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  • Second Hand Goods

    Imagine this scenario – there’s something that you really need but either can’t afford or justify the cost of. Now imagine getting it for free! How? By utilizing the emerging second hand economy. The marketplace for second hand goods has exploded in the past ten years with the arrival of not only eBay and Craigslist, […]

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  • Best if Used

    Are confusing food labels leading to a lot of waste in your home? The USDA only requires expiration dates for infant formula. All other date labels are not for safety reasons but are used at the discretion of the manufacturer or retailer to help consumers determine quality (consistency, flavor, color, etc). Save the Food is […]

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  • Russia and Climate Change

    Today is the first in a series of ‘global perspective’ posts sent in by a handful of Finley’s friends and family living around the planet. This one is from Sarah, Finley’s dear friend from school.  Sarah is posting from St. Petersburg, Russia. Thank you, Sarah! “While taking an International Relations class in St Petersburg, Russia, […]

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  • Earth Hour

    “Building a sustainable tomorrow depends today on all of us.” – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Today we come together to support EarthHour. Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to […]

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  • Time for Potty Training

    Turns out we all need to be potty trained! We are flushing our most valuable resource down the drain and a lot of associated energy and money along with it. The average household can save nearly 3000 gallons a year simply by cutting back on the amount of water our toilets use. One effective option […]

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  • Stuff

    Ever amazed by how quickly your recycling builds up?  Or how many trips you can make to drop off bags at the second hand store and still be surrounded by stuff? I am reminded every time I open my cupboard to reach for a water glass. That’s because we started saving our Bon Maman jelly […]

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  • Many Shovels Make Light Work

    With Finley as our inspiration, we are changing our day-to-day lifestyle to make a positive impact on our environment but we don’t have to do it alone. Finley saw the power of teamwork first hand as part of Highland School’s Green Team. There is nothing quite as satisfying as working to protect something you love […]

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  • Vampire Power

    You’ve probably heard of Vampire Power—the amount of power a device uses in standby mode when you aren’t using it. Finley could not walk past an idle plugged-in charger without giving someone a look pretty much like the one in this picture.  I still chuckle every time I pass one, and though a handful of modern […]

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