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It’s the end of 2015, and it’s clear to see how eventful it was. At the top of our favorite memories is the launch of OnAir Schools! If you haven’t signed up, please do so at www.onairschools.org! Some important, environment-related…read more

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Here at OnAir, we are trying to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to clean up all this polluted air. Pollution is extremely harmful for the health, especially for the youngins’. Did you know that through our OnAir…read more

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Let’s talk about the organic wave, shall we? You might have already seen our post regarding Meatless Mondays (provide hyperlink) and how we can reduce carbon emissions and the consumption of energy by reducing the consumption of meat. But how…read more

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So it has been five long years since the BP oil spill (otherwise known as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill) has happened. And of course, it’s not talked about as much anymore, but BP and several other organizations have teamed…read more

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Recently, an op-ed piece came out in regards to STEM education. You can reference the article here. It talks about how sure, STEM is super important, but a well rounded education is even more important. So not only do we…read more

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Okay, so not everyone that’s environmentally-conscious is a vegetarian. Nor do you have to be. But how can you make a change with your diet, specifically in regards to meat? May we suggest going a day without meat? I HEREBY…read more

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Hello OnAir readers! I hope each of you’re having a fantastic year and semester, as I am!  I’d like to begin a discourse with y’all concerning the right to breathe. I found a couple of short documentaries that I wanted…read more

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Bam, 1st place! Congratulations, Gentry! – OnAir Team The land in Arizona is flat and dry, allowing you to see the horizon all around. Year after year, visit after visit, I can gradually witness the pollution in the air getting…read more

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Congrats, Samantha! 2nd place, pretty impressive! – OnAir Team In many countries, people aren’t receiving an education. A country with very low literacy rates is Nigeria, and you can see this through the state and condition of their country/society. Nigeria…read more

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Here’s our 3rd place winner! Congrats, Caroline!  Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed going to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico with my family, including Gulf Shores, Destin, and Clearwater Beach. The beauty of the water,…read more

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The crispiness of bacon, the crunch of fried chicken, and the delicious taste of a freshly cooked steak! By now the mouths of many meat lovers are most likely watering. But yeah, meat is tasty. I would know. What I…read more

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GUYS. Would you please explain to me why you haven’t followed us on Instagram? OH, WHAT ABOUT TWITTER, Y’ALL? And okay, sure, Facebook is a little lame, but like us there too please. Know why? Because we post some pretty…read more

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Locally grown foods are better for the environment. Many times processed foods go through multiple factories before they actually arrive at the fast food chain, and those factories use a lot of power to do things like slaughter cows our…read more

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Your favorite meal of all time is meatloaf and mashed potatoes, beef covered in thick white gravy with a side of mash potatoes. All you can think of before you get home is that succulent meal. However, before it can…read more

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In our growing world and rapidly developing society, we are faced with an increasingly urgent problem: how can we feed 7 billion mouths and counting? How do we do so without permanently damaging our environment through reckless use of water,…read more

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When it comes to health, what one puts into their bodies determines a lot. Essentially, you are what you eat. This idea resonated with me a lot during my final year in high school. After watching the Food Inc. documentary…read more

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As you step out of your house, you meet a sea of trash and an echoing memory of what once was the thriving community that you grew up in. Startled by the chaos, you think to yourself: How could this…read more

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ACE’s Georgia Program Manager Amber Nave was awarded the White House Champion of Change award on February 9, 2015. One of Amber’s Action Fellowship students, Lauren Smith, and a crew of media students at DeKalb School of the Arts filmed,…read more

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I’ve always been passionate about our natural world, from the birds and insects that live in our environment to the beautiful natural scenery it provides. Looking back, I think my earliest memories of this fascination with nature were when my…read more

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We’re really excited about our new partnership with ACE! Look out for blog posts, videos and more from ACE Fellows. Want to know more about the organization? Check out their website.

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Hey everyone! One of my favorite things is when young people instigate change. This can be on any level, just as long as you make others think! Keeping with my theme from the last blog – a couple of years…read more

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Hey guys! As you all know by now, I am a college student. What you do not know is my decision process when looking at universities. I, along with a huge percentage of other incoming college students, was very conscious…read more

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Hello lovely readers! I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve had midterms for the past two weeks and I’m really beat. So, instead of a long, word-filled post, here’s one of my favorite TED Talks about what the world might…read more

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Hey guys! Something y’all don’t know about me is that I LOVE fall. The clear, blue skies, the wind pulling leaves from the grasp of the trees they previously resided on, everything. But my absolute favorite part of the season…read more

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Hello lovely readers! Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which, more power to you- that’s definitely a way to lessen your carbon footprint) you’ve probably heard about the global protests over climate change. In an incredible turn of events,…read more

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Hey guys- This post isn’t going to be any sort of new information for most of y’all- I’m pretty sure at this point we all know that greenhouse gases increase the pace of global warming and that global warning affects…read more

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Hey guys! When it’s as hot as it is here in Atlanta, I can’t help but enjoy watching tv shows and movies that are set in.. cooler places. I can’t be the only one here that has seen (and adores)…read more

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Earlier this summer I took a trip to New York and while I was there I took at visit to CVS. As usual we went in, gathered up out items then made our way to the checkout counter. After we…read more

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Hi everyone! So, this week’s blog is going to be a little different. This week was full of many changes in my personal life and although I have avoided talking about myself here I felt the need this week to…read more

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Hi everyone!  Whew!  I don’t know about you, but this summer turned out to be a crazy busy one – full of lots of fun and change.  Thanks to all of our summer writers who submitted some GREAT blogs. School…read more

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What do you get when you cross the concrete jungle with coastal wetlands? Some intense hurricane-proof cities, that’s what.

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What activity cleans up the streets and makes homes for the homeless all in one go? Tiny house building, of course!

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If you live in the Atlanta area you’ve heard of the BeltLine: the 22 mile loop around the city that’s slowly, but surely getting more and more green.

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Remember the movie Avatar? The one about the strange planet with the beautiful views and glowing trees?

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Ever dream of traveling across Europe? Ever consider dumpster diving as a way of feeding yourself while you do so? If so, 25-year-old Baptiste Dubanchet from France is paving the way for your dumpster-diving endeavors.

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Donkeys and the internet go together like peanut butter and jelly. No? You’ll think differently after reading this. The semi-nomadic sheepherders in rural Turkey could really go for some connectivity, especially when they’re on an isolated trip with their sheep….read more

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Boston’s the first to have them: smart benches. Because why just not make a smart seat when you can?

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Here at OnAir, we love upcycling—especially when it makes learning easier. Things like cardboard boxes converted into backpacks/desks. Yup, that’s a thing now!

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We’ve talked about a bunch of different gadgets that light the way for people who live in places where electricity isn’t always dependable, but this one was too cool for us to pass by.

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Last week, like every Fourth of July before, the USA celebrated our “birthday” with color-filled bursts of black powder.  Fireworks are one of my favorite parts of holiday celebrations like those on the Fourth and New Years Eve. But unfortunately,…read more

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You wouldn’t think a little paper coffee cup could cause too much damage. But think about how many millions of people drink coffee every day. Those paper cups start to add up. What people really need is a convenient way…read more

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Over the weekend I visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and was amazed by the beautiful plants I saw. These plants were not your average small looking plants; they were extra ordinary, eye-catching pieces of artwork. As I was walking through…read more

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Ahh the World Cup… I can’t be the only one here who considers this the most exciting sporting event after the Olympics. I’ve watched every match so far this Cup. Yes, I admit it, I LOVE soccer. What I don’t…read more

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I’m especially excited for this week’s story, so-to-speak, because I get to mention two of my favorite things at once- Criminal Minds and psychological studies; neither of these things I am usually able to incorporate into these bi-weekly blogs. When…read more

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Public transportation is key to improving our air quality, especially in a city that has so much automobile traffic, like Atlanta. One common misconception about public transportation use is that it is inefficient or too time consuming. However, using public…read more

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And… someone has! Hello lovely readers, I have something sweet and short for you today, but I hope it will blow your mind just as it did mine. Billboards. We see them everywhere- on the side of highways, lit up…read more

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Helmets are pretty useful. They’re cheap and they guard your head, which is a pretty important part of your body.

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My class and I are doing a mini-project on which is the best energy resource. My partner and I ended up choosing hydropower. For the people who don’t know what that means, hydropower is, “electricity produced from machines that are…read more

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If you’re down to see the world’s tallest vertical garden, head over to Quebec. The 213-foot green wall, called the Currents, has more than 11,000 plants of 42 different species and uses all its green power to better the air…read more

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Vehicle emissions can affect the environment in several ways. Cars emit greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, which contribute to global warming.Some air pollutants and particulate matter from cars can be deposited on soil and surface waters where they enter…read more

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Here’s some motivation to start cleaning up litter: if you collect enough plastic bottles—about 150,000—you can create your own personal island, just like Richart Sowa!

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Most schools today don’t make the greenest choices, but what are those green choices anyway? Some examples would be using compost and facilitating non-idling rules. Composting is when organic matter has been decomposed and recycling as a fertilizer and soil…read more

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My uncle is a genius and has designed a process which could provide a solution to climate change issues stemming from combustion gas emissions generated by the burning of fossil fuels. These gases could be processed without separation and converted into products…read more

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Urban farming is a growing trend—and in places like Roosevelt Island in New York, that means more vertical gardens.

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Hey everyone! When you guys pick up an apple or carrot do you think about the possibility of it being contaminated with pesticides? Well, of course not! My first thought is how delicious this fruit or vegetable is going to…read more

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Alas, Bike to Work Week is over, but hold on one second. This doesn’t mean you have to pick up those car keys again. Here are a few tips to keeping up the good habit.

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Save the trees!

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This is probably the most useful book we’ve ever seen—it teaches people about water sanitation and acts as a filter to kill waterborne diseases.

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Whenever someone that my family knows passes away, we plant a tree in their memory instead of sending flowers and a card . The Arbor Day Foundation has two programs: one in which you plant trees in memory of someone who has…read more

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So British Airways goes up to Solena Fuels to buy some trash…

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Did you know that a family of seven can comfortably fit in a hollowed out trunk of a California Redwood? Well, besides being able to support a family, trees provide plenty of services for our community such as cleaning our…read more

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Solar panels are back on the White House roof!

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In honor of Bike to Work Day, we thought we’d lay down some tips for those of you who are new to biking to work or school. Changing up your transportation can sound a little intimidating and time-consuming, but just…read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina is about to get really healthy and hipster when they open up their first “Farmery”—that’s a grocery and an urban farm combined into one. The vegetables and fruits are grown vertically right there in the store.

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? At long last, here is our FIRST PLACE WINNER! This post is from Emanuella at South Gwinnett High…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? At long last, here is our SECOND PLACE WINNER! This post is from Samantha…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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Who needs school buses anyways? Not this Ohio town!

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You should all have heard by now about NASA’s new discovery using their Kepler Space Telescope- an Earth-like planet 500 light years away. It’s similar to Earth in size (only 10% larger) and orbiting what appears to be a Red-Dwarf…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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This super-road just might be the answer to a lot of our problems. The Brusaw couple started up their Solar Roadways company to bring a solar powered road to the streets. The solar panels that make up the road produce…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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Congrats to the El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands and the first island ever to be run 100% off of wind power!

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With global warming heating up the planet, our waters are getting more dangerous. Not just in bigger storms, but bigger icebergs! Imagine an iceberg 10 times the size of Manhattan breaking off of Antarctica and floating into the ocean. That’s…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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Plastic is a problem. There’s no denying its usefulness in our lives, but the material is so strong that it doesn’t completely break down for hundreds of years.

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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May is National Bike Safety Month! So get out your helmets and neon vests and let’s celebrate how far we’ve come as bikers.

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In the developing world, you’re at a time press to get all your work done before the sun goes down. And everyone knows that’s not easy or even an option at times. So what do you do when you’ve got…read more

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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We’ve caused some major problems for the Earth, but with a little knowledge and a lot of will, there’s definitely a way to turn it all around.

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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Now this isn’t something you see every day—a billboard that collects drinking water…from thin air.

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This Spring, OnAir held its first ever Blogger Challenge! We asked you to submit blogs answering this simple question: What rule would make your school greener? We’ll be posting the Grand Prize Winner soon—but first, take a look at our…read more

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Since Earth Day was last week on April 22nd, I (as per usual) did some research on new things happening in the world of environmentally-conscious people. Usually I find articles about new technologies; this year, however, I found an article…read more

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If you really want to do sightseeing right, biking is the way to go. Take a look at these beautiful views of American cities—seen from a bike!

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Happy Earth Week! As you all know this Tuesday was Earth Day and you know what that means! Time to give Mother Earth some TLC!

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Or you can call it “freecycling” for short. Freecycling is great because it reduces waste by ensuring that whatever it is that you’d like to throw away can be used again by someone…read more

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Vacationing soon? If so, here are some helpful tips that can help you save time and your environment!

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Nobody likes litter. There really isn’t anything positive to say about plastic bottles lying in a pond or chip bags in the park. But litter is a lot more than just an eyesore; it causes problems for us and our…read more

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We all know that carbon fuel, which we all use, isn’t good for our planet. What you may not know is that the UN’s Panel on Climate Change has recently released a report from Berlin concerning the necessity of a…read more

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There are plenty of reasons to switch out a car for a cargo bike. Just ask Liz Canning, the filmmaker of “Less Car More Go”, a documentary on the history and future of the cargo bike movement. But this isn’t…read more

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Everything is rubbish. But especially these shoes.

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Energy and water aren’t the only things that are wasted on a daily basis. Think of what else you toss in the trash—all of that ends up in landfills. Yuck.

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Light pollution may sound pretty unimportant compared to actual pollution—does it really matter that we can’t see the stars?

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You’ve heard us talk about wind farms as a source of renewable, clean energy. But all those wind farms were land or water based. What about wind farms in the air?

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Most of us are lucky to live in a society where clean, drinkable water is at our fingertips, so conserving the seemingly endless supply might not be our first priority. But when there’s a drought in California and water shortages…read more

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Our air quality isn’t the only thing at risk in the non-sustainable world we live in. Our rivers and streams aren’t in such a good place right now either—just take a look at the top 10 endangered rivers of this…read more

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It’s the best week of the year! The air is cool, the flowers are gorgeous, the birds are singing—that means Earth Week must be here. Take a look at some of the activities around Atlanta that celebrate our beautiful planet.

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