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Earth Hour – Going Beyond the Hour

Earth Hour reaches beyond a single hour

Earth Hour – it’s about more than just one hour This coming Saturday, March 26 at 8:30PM marks the fifth annual Earth Hour event where people and organization across the globe are encouraged to turn off their lights for one symbolic hour of unity and awareness about climate change and creating a sustainable future. Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million people and more than 2000 businesses took a unified stand against climate change by turning off their lights for one hour. Does simply turning off your lights for an hour once a year really make a difference in combating climate change and creating a sustainable future? In and of itself, no, of course it doesn’t. …

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Energy Saving Tips For Going Green

Energy saving tips for going green at home

Guest Post by Christopher What does it mean to go green? Well, essentially, it means doing what you can to conserve water and energy and protect the planet. Those who are really adamant about going green do things like use wind power and solar power to run their homes and use compost heaps and recycled materials to help minimize waste. You can also do your part by taking baby steps in the right direction, if that’s a bit too extreme for you. For example, consider some of these facts: In the USA alone, people use about one million dollars worth of energy every single minute of the day. Over 25% of home heating costs occur because the home doesn’t have …

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Chevy Volt Available for Rent: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Continues to Lead With Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Chevy Volt avaialable for rent from Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Here at Hippie Magazine, we like to cover cool gadgets designed and built by new, visionary companies steeped in the concept of sustainability and environmental awareness. It’s the way of the future, if we hope for a bright one. But realizing a sustainable future depends just as much, if not more, by old, stodgy big-footed industries like, say, car rental companies. This is all by way of saying that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has recently announced availability of the Chevy Volt EV for rent. People wouldn’t expect a car rental company to be particularly focused on offering alternative-type vehicles. But Enterprise has consistently shown a commitment to sustainability and alternative vehicle market leadership. Not the kind of corporate-speak you’d expect from a …

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