Gerard van Steyn
  • Lafayette, CA
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Fairtrade and Organic: For Health and the Environment

When you see Fairtrade certified products in stores, do you wonder what this means and if you should buy the product?…Continue

Started Jul 25

Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!
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Okay, so we now know that plastics are suboptimal, at best. They contain toxics, are not easily recyclable, do not degrade and are an increasing pollutant in our waters and soils.Now the good news.…Continue

Tags: environment, health, water, energy, clean

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Clary Jul 31.

Save Money and Save the Planet.. What Are You Waiting for?

Did you know that if you install a solar system, your cost of electricity from solar will be about one-half of the cost from your power company? And if you have a larger house with higher usage,…Continue

Tags: carbon, emissions, vehicles, electric, clean

Started Jun 2

 

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Alison Clary replied to Gerard van Steyn's discussion Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!
"Excellent article! Thank you."
Jul 31
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Fairtrade and Organic: For Health and the Environment

When you see Fairtrade certified products in stores, do you wonder what this means and if you should buy the product?In general, when we buy Fairtrade products, we are helping support local farmers who are mainly located in developing countries. The companies that are making Fairtrade products typically pay higher…See More
Jul 25
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Save Money and Save the Planet.. What Are You Waiting for?

Did you know that if you install a solar system, your cost of electricity from solar will be about one-half of the cost from your power company? And if you have a larger house with higher usage, solar cost can be one-third of what you are currently paying. Plus, your solar electricity costs will stay fixed, while electric utility rates keep going up each year.  So key takeaway: you will pay way less with solar.But, you say, you like paying those big electricity bills, and like that the rates…See More
Jun 2
Gerard van Steyn and Tina King Neuhausel are now friends
Apr 26
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Jan 22

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