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Jane Dunne

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Brushing Off Wasteful Packaging

Posted by Jane Dunne on Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Ever felt guilty about how you can’t recycle the plastic of a toothpaste tube and then considered how everyone you know uses them and throws them away? Ladies, have you ever thought about how many years your lip balm or lipstick container will remain on the earth after you are done with it? Environmental packaging options for these items has been stagnant (or non-existent, in fact) for quite some time, but I am happy to say that there are options out there and you just have to know where to look.

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Tags: Business & Legal, Environmental risks, Environmental, EHS, Canadian

Composting in a Condo

Posted by Jane Dunne on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Being a good citizen and composting food scraps really isn’t that hard if you live in a house. But what if you live in a condo? You might think it isn’t possible (or maybe you even think it isn’t worth it) to do your part and compost your organic wastes. Let me show you how to do it and why it’s worth it.

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Tags: Health & Safety, Environmental risks, Environmental, EHS, Greenhouse Gas, ghg

Christmas Trees Get Second Job as Fish Habitat

Posted by Jane Dunne on Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Could a Christmas tree find a second job?  Yes, as it matter of fact it can.  Every year in late December, early January and, in some cases, as late as February, certain researchers, environmental groups and wildlife agencies in North America begin sinking Christmas trees in lakes and ocean waters in the hopes of creating habitat for various types of fish.

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Tags: Corporate Governance, Business & Legal, Environmental, corporate social responsibility

Great Environmental Fiction for Summer Reading

Posted by Jane Dunne on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

I love a good novel with an environmental theme and reading in the summer is one of the best ways to relax. There have already been many days this summer where it’s too hot to do anything except sit under a tree, sip a cold drink and get immersed in a novel. So I have created a list of books that I think are some of the best environmental fiction reads.

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Tags: Business & Legal, California Legislation, Environmental

Creative Uses for STP Binders and CDs

Posted by Jane Dunne on Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Now that you’ve switched from ordering paper or CD publications to online ones from STP, I thought I’d share a few creative ways to make your old binders and CDs useful!

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Tags: Business & Legal, California Legislation, Environmental, EHS

Get Involved: Become a Green Volunteer

Posted by Jane Dunne on Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Working as a Senior Editor at Specialty Technical Publishers, I edit environmental manuals each day. It is not only my job to read about ecological issues, I also really care about protecting our environment.

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Tags: Environmental risks, Environmental