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Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, March 14, 2014 07:10 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

Got plans to travel? Hotels are making big efforts to go green, and finding out it’s easy to help the planet while helping their bottom lines.

One simple way hotels are making a difference is by lessening the laundry load by only handing out towels upon request instead of with each daily room cleaning. Less laundry saves money on detergent, conserves water, lowers the electric bill and reduces the burden at the waste treatment plant.

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Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Sunday, March 02, 2014 09:47 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

Go green with pervious exterior surfaces.

Paved areas such as driveways, parking lots, and patios are considered impervious when they are paved with traditional asphalt or concrete.

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Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Monday, January 27, 2014 10:51 am

Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change

How is your house going to save the world from climate change?

Ed Mazria of Architecture2030 gave a presentation at GreenBuild Philadelphia in November  that showed how the two are connected.

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Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:09 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce

By definition, potatoes are tubers.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines tuber as “a short, thick, round stem that is a part of certain plants, such as a potato, that grows underground, and that can produce a new plant.”

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Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 13, 2014 08:16 pm

Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

Looking for ways to go green for the new year? There’s an app for that.

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Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Thursday, January 02, 2014 09:41 am

Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

Did you get any coal this holiday season? If it wasn’t in your stocking, it may have been one of the sources powering your home.

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Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, December 20, 2013 09:31 am

Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014 Galloway Green Tip of the Week: Get a fresh start in 2014

The new year is almost here, time for resolutions and a fresh start.

Make a commitment to go green in 2014.

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Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument

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Written by Jeff Riddell Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:19 am

Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument Letter: Not deceived by Wilkins’ half-baked argument

Turkeys they’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore. So much so that The Current editorial board serves one up each week, courtesy of Mr. Joe Wilkins. Sadly, the recipe remains the same week after week:

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Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline

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Written by AL KINKADE Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:14 am

Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline Letter: Of fiat money and middle class decline

On what should we be blaming the decline of the middle class? Shall we start with fiat money? Doesn't the middle class decline parallel the time period that started with the advent of fiat money?

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Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process

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Written by LAWRENCE UNIGLICHT Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:10 am

Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process Letter: Deep-pocketed aristocracy controls the political process

Welcome to the rapidly evolving not so beautiful Disunited Plutocracy of America tainted by bamboozled waves of gain for the top 1 percent.

And may we thank the five so-called conservative justices of our Supreme Court for abetting this troubling transformation of our erstwhile democratic nation by favoring the plaintiff in “Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.”

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