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No More Stars

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A star-forming region in a nearby galaxy, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope Image.

Interesting article I found; "The Universe forms fewer stars than it used to, and a CSIRO study has now shown why—the galaxies are running out of gas".  
For more info:  http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Lights-of-the-Universe-Going-Out-082311.aspx?et_cid=1984637&et_rid=259373412&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.laboratoryequipment.com%2fnews-Lights-of-the-Universe-Going-Out-082311.aspx

GREEN your Back To School Tips

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It's that time again when paper and pencils and new clothes become a strain on your wallet but seem to be a necessity. You can still maintain your GREEN lifestyle and continue to monitor your Carbon footprint while you shop for your kids back to school supplies.

1. Buy only what is needed
2. Reuse backpacks from previous years that still have life.  My kids would often swap their packs around to mimic that new pack feel.
3. Try to get some of their necessities at thrift shops.
4. When buying backpacks-stick with Terracycle - they recycle by constructing their totes with billboard vinyl. or, Ecogear recycles and makes their backpacks with recycled water bottles.
5. Have a sewing machine?  try sewing your own backpack/tote from an old blazer.
6. Conserve paper, look for paper products with the highest recycled content available.
7. Conserve paper by using both sides.
Make a statement and really help our trees by viewing the "Print a Forest Program". http://www.printa…

Recycle your Ink Cartridges-Dont throw them in the trash

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HDMI Cable 2M (6 Feet)Canon Powershot A1200 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Black)
Don’t throw your empty ink cartridges in the trash!  Do you care about your Carbon footprint and want to live greener?  You can start by recycling your ink cartridges.   Most of the plastic in your ink cartridges is not biodegradable. Take a look at these quick facts about your ink cartridges.    ·The average time it takes an ink cartridge to decompose is 450 years. ·Every second in the US, 8 ink cartridges are thrown away in the regular trash.  ·It takes a gallon of oil to make a new ink cartridge.  ·Some cartridges that are made with industrial plastics take 1000 years to decompose. Freerecycling.com has made it easy for you to recycle your ink cartridges. They will provide the postage that is needed to ship your cartridges for you.  All you need to do is to log onto http://www.freerecycling.com/  and print out the label and package your cartridges.  Its that simple.  There is no reason why…

Carbon Footprint Calculator & Carbon Footprint Definition

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There is so much talk today about Carbon footprints, how to reduce Carbon footprints and how to achieve a Carbon footprint calculator-but does everyone really know what a Carbon footprint is?

Basically, your Carbon footprint is the measurement of your daily living activities and how they effect the environment-primarily in the form of greenhouse gases.

According to Dictionary.com a Carbon footprint is: — n
a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period.

According to Wikipedia.com a carbon footprint is: "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person."[1] Greenhouse gases can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services.

To measure your own Carbon footprint click here…