The Green Minute en The Green Minute: Got Allergies? <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! Yes, it’s allergy season. While it might seem counterintuitive, most experts agree that as we spend more and more time indoors, our allergic reactions increase. And while allergens typically trigger cold-like symptoms such as sniffling and sneezing, they can also trigger asthma attacks.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Christal White 60810 at The Green Minute: Myths Of Recycling, Part Four <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is it, we’re closing out our recycling journey, and it all ends with glass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans still does not recycle glass. I know! It’s sad, but don’t include it in your bin. It creates safety issues for recycling facility workers who hand-sort our single stream system.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:45:03 +0000 Christal White 60312 at The Myths Of Recycling, Part Three: Don't Shred Paper! <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re back with more myths of curbside recycling. Shredded and crumpled paper create a lot of confusion for sorting machines — hard to believe, but true. Sorting mechanisms can’t distinguish crumpled paper from plastic, and ultimately, it just winds up in the trash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The same goes for shredded paper. The small bits drop through the equipment like water through a colander, and then it drops into the trash piles heading to the landfills. </span>So…<span style="line-height: 1.5;">?</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:57:19 +0000 Christal White 59887 at The Green Minute: Myths Of Recycling, Part Two <p></p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to part </span>two<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the myths of recycling (here's</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> part one </a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>in case you missed it).</em></span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:57:00 +0000 Christal White 59285 at The Green Minute: Myths Of Recycling, Part One <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans has had curbside recycling for a few years now, but many people are still skeptical that the city is actually recycling what we leave out for pick up. Do you think that everything you place into your recycling bin is going straight to the trash?</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Christal White 58776 at The Green Minute: NOLA Trash Mob <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all heard the phrase "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure," but what about "One city’s trash is another man’s mission?"</span></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Christal White 54825 at The Green Minute: Reduce, Reuse, Repair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reduce, reuse and recycle — or the three Rs — are well known as the pathway to green. But there is an R that has been routinely left out. The R for REPAIR.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlike our grandparents, we regularly replace items rather than opting to fix things. While their motto was, “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”, we’ve relegated our broken stuff to the trash pile.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:56:33 +0000 Christal White 52684 at The Green Minute: Vampire Power <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Fall finally in the air and the calendar page turned to October, it&rsquo;s time for ghosts, goblins, witches and mummies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But keeping the real vampires away will take more than garlic and crosses.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are vampires hiding in plain sight right this very moment, and they even live with you.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:02:36 +0000 Christal White 46145 at The Green Minute: Make Food, Not Lawns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s getting harder to know exactly what’s in the food we buy. Many people are tired of grocery store ambiguities and are starting to grow their own food. But what if you are a city dweller or live in a subdivision? How can you start your own one-person gardening revolution?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Christal White 43903 at Don't Fall For Greenwashing! <p>As the drive toward more environmental sustainability in our daily lives increases, businesses have responded by offering more eco-friendly products, services and policies — or at least, they say they have. <em>Greenwashing</em> is a term used for companies that claim to be acting in an environmentally responsible way, but in reality are not. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:52:57 +0000 Christal White 42998 at