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Slaying the Limited Behavior Dragons: Part Four

The next Dragon of Inaction (Limited Behavior) happens when our positive efforts are minimal or justification for climate-negative behavior. These actions are ultimately shortsighted because they focus only on individual actions and consumption.  For example, taking a shorter shower will not restore the depleted aquifers when ~90% of our water is used by industry and agriculture. This species is called “tokenism”.

Sometimes our actio

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Top Shelf Going Green

Green beer is always an option, accompanied by a commitment to sustainability. Top Shelf Professional Bar Services goes the distance to provide fun, memorable and now Green events for their clients. Around now for ten years they service fundraisers, festivals, weddings, corporate events and more.

Top Shelf has worked ardently to expand their recycle program at the office and at events, train new sta

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Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year again, the time for spring cleaning! Cleaning products are often filled with numerous chemicals that can harm our water and air. The average home contains as much as 25 pounds of toxic cleaning products!

Chemicals such as phosphorus, nitrogen, ammonia and chemicals are considered the worst environmental hazards in household cleaners. In addition, nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonia can be extremely dangerous

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Slaying the Ideologies Dragons: Part Three

By Celeste Butts

Various types of inaction have manifested in our efforts to mitigate climate change. Recognizing these barriers will foster constructive communication and compassion in the face of apathy. The third dragon is the Ideologies Dragon. These are umbrella-like beliefs that perpetuate climate-negati

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Spring Back Your Mattress

By Caroline Powell 

You’ve heard about recycling paper and plastic, but did you know you can recycle your mattress too? Americans dispose of 20 million mattresses each year, adding 800 million cubic feet to landfills. That’s a lot of sp

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A Culinary Delight … Then the Packaging

It’s been a long day, you’re tired and hungry and then you remember your meal kit! The recipe kit, the current craze amongst young and old, is oddly a twisted paradise. We at Recycle Utah hear and see both sides, “At last, I feel I can cook!” “My family cooks together!”  “It saves time!” But, then comes the waste.

Blue Apron, Sun Basket, Green Chef, Plated and others are the new culinary evolution o

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