Lifestyle

Spring Into Sustainable Eating

May 27, 2021

For most of us, the presence of Spring includes not just the return of fresh air and sunshine but also a return to lighter, fresher meals. Comfort casseroles are delicious but as the days get longer, it feels good to take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. […]

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4 Small Steps to Live a More Sustainable Life

May 27, 2021

You know the saying about a journey of a thousand miles, right? How it starts with a single step? Well, when it comes to sustainability, we’d like to make one little change to that popular expression: the word “small.” Because the reality is that even the smallest steps can have […]

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Want A Stronger Community? Shop Local

February 26, 2021

We all know about the economic benefits of shopping locally – creating local jobs, supporting the community, etc. But there are numerous environmental benefits, too.  When you buy from a large chain, the items are often made far outside of your community, sometimes even halfway across the world. That means […]

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Reset Your Resolutions For A Greener New Year

December 21, 2020

Who can resist making at least a few New Year’s resolutions? Like buying school supplies in September, it’s exciting to feel like you’re getting a fresh start. This year, add a twist to your resolutions by making changes that lead to a healthier home, a healthier you and a healthier […]

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One Tank Holiday Road Trips

November 30, 2020

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than to hop in the car and explore spots that are an easy, fun drive away. These mini-trips are just a few hours and one tank of gas away from the metro areas of Syracuse, Denver and Tucson. This winter, […]

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Surviving and Thriving In A Colorado Winter

October 30, 2020

Winter is coming. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) Whether it’s your first Colorado winter or your fiftieth, it pays to take steps now to prepare for the coming season. Here are our best “get ready” tips.  Get It In Gear One of the notable things about Colorado winters is that conditions […]

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Partner Spotlight: Groundwork Denver & Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

September 28, 2020

As you may know, the Conserve program makes it easy to reduce the impact of emissions by up to 30% just by pumping gas at Circle K. Every time you fill up, you’re helping to invest in carbon reduction projects designed to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, impacting […]

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Items You Wouldn’t Guess Are Draining Power in Your Home

May 27, 2020

Energy vampires are a real thing. They lurk in your homes, taking electricity even when off, if you leave them plugged into an outlet. Certain appliances and devices are especially guilty! Here are the biggest offenders you should consider unplugging when not in use. Obvious offenders The average home in […]

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3 Absolutely Painless Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

April 27, 2020

Throughout history, people have made massive quality-of-life enhancements and societal changes by learning more about the world and how we live in it. The success of public education campaigns on littering, smoking and seat belt use tell us that when people know better, they do better. It’s human nature! With […]

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5 Effective (And Fun!) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 9, 2020

Holidays are a great excuse to celebrate, right? Earth Day should be no exception. Since it’s a new(ish) holiday, there really aren’t many Earth Day traditions. Yet. Just like Christmas has trees and the Fourth has hot dogs, why not create some traditions for Earth Day? Instead of heading to […]

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