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The Environment
We are thrilled to be a part of the NYS Bond Act Coalition (https://voteyescleanwaterandjobs.com/). We will be hosting a webinar presentation and panel on October 11th at 6:30pm that will be open to League members and the public. Register for the webinar here: https://bit.ly/3rd2eiA. The webinar will talk about details of the bond act, the effect...
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A bowl containing fresh okra and one okra on the table sliced in half and a knife next to it
“Tarleton State University researchers have demonstrated that food-grade plant extracts, especially those from okra, have the power to remove microplastics from wastewater. The health effects of ingesting microplastics are unclear, but studies suggest that people unintentionally consume thousands of particles every year. They can be released from your clothing in the washing machine and end...
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The following fruits and vegetables have been found to contain the most pesticide residue. The Dirty 12 Strawberry Apples Spinach Grapes Celery Kale, Collard greens & Mustard greens Cherries Peaches Pears Tomatoes Nectarines Bell & Hot Peppers It is therefore recommended that organic versions of these products be purchased, if possible. The following fruits and...
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Recent Consumer Reports tests of more than 100 food packaging products from U.S. restaurants and supermarkets found dangerous PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in many of the products, including paper bags for French fries, wrappers for hamburgers, molded fiber salad bowls, and single-use paper plates… That’s concerning, as growing research documents that PFAS, which are...
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Overview With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, people are purchasing new computer systems, televisions, DVD players, and other electronic components in record numbers. Industry experts estimate that American consumers dispose of 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects the environment by keeping toxic materials, such as lead,...
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You don’t need to be a farmer to engage in regenerative techniques. Our lawns also have tremendous capacity to store carbon, and how we care for them can either interfere with that capacity or enhance it. Here are some ways to use this year’s growing season to help flatten the curve of the climate crisis:...
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For today’s forecast, let us put the year’s months in a hat Draw one month and discover the weather’s new chaos January’s snowstorm up in the Northeast with big snow drifts Dazed people in Carolinas had lawns with snow of ten inches Crowds were waking up in February to snow and zero degrees Residents in...
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Crates of Plastics waiting for disposal
NYS ban on polystyrene began with the New Year The new law bans any single-use disposable polystyrene foam service containers including bowls, cartons, clamshells, cups, lids, plates and trays. Additionally, polystyrene packing peanuts will be illegal. Polystyrene is known as a problem piece of plastic. It is made from the chemical styrene, which environmental experts...
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plastic garbage strewn over the beach
The “Perils of Plastic Pollution” were forcefully brought home to members of LWVEN on November 17 during a Zoom presentation by Brian Langloss, representing Oeana.Org. He began with a PowerPoint presentation graphically illustrating how plastic pollution has littered our oceans and endangered marine animals, as far away as the remote South Pacific, who mistakenly think...
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recycled symbol on metal can
I try to reuse and recycle as much as I can. The cardboard in my husband’s cleaned shirts frequently go to my daughter for her students’ art projects, and I use some of them for signs – such as the “30 sec.” and “stop” signs we use for candidate forums. I reuse the cartons the...
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