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Wild Revelations 2: Simple Solutions

What does a true wildlife conservation rockstar think will make a difference in our quest to save the world? Hint: It’s simpler than you might think.

Stuart Strahl poses with a seal! He may have the coolest job ever... (Brookfield Zoo/CZS)
Stuart Strahl poses with a seal! He may have the coolest job ever… (Brookfield Zoo/CZS)

I had the amazing opportunity to find out how/why at the 2015 International Wildlife Conservation Expo, when I sat down with Stuart Strahl, PhD, president and CEO of Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.

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5 Ways to Ditch Paper

Paper Pile-ups, Begone!

 by Lauren Topor, multimedia journalist and Arizona State University grad

There’s nothing quite like tax time to remind you that paper has a knack for piling up. That’s especially true when you consider that the average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year, nearly half of which ends up unopened in a landfill, according to 41pounds.org. Plus, even though total paper consumption in the U.S. has declined in recent years, Forest Ethics reports that North American paper consumption still remains a major driver of worldwide deforestation. (Aka, boo.)

The good news is, technology has made it easier than ever for you to reduce paper waste. Here are five great ways to go paperless now:

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Green Up Your Red Valentine’s Day

—by Heidi Cardenas, a freelance writer with a keen interest in gardening and natural living

Valentine’s Day is all about red—red roses, red hearts, red boxes of chocolate—you know the drill. So this year, why not mix things up by adding in some green?

To celebrate your love for Mother Earth, try one of these creative ideas for gifts and activities that are equal parts red and green.

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On the Air: 4 Ways to Green Your Wood Fire

Quick—what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word fireplace? Cozy, right? Yeah. The word itself just makes you want to pull up a chair and settle in wrapped in a nubby blanket with your honey.

That said, you may have also noticed you might actually need that nubby blanket, because in a standard fireplace, the fire creates a cool draft as most of the warmth is sucked out through the chimney. Not to mention the sooty smoke that fills the house while you-know-who gets the fire started. Idyllic? Not so much. So EcoMyths readers want to know: How do you make fireplaces and wood stoves burn warm and clean—and green too?

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Home Is Where the Heat Is: 8 Ways to Keep It That Way

There’s nothing like a good ol’-fashioned November flurry to remind us that winter is on its way. And since for many of us, that’ll mean spending a whole lot more time at home, we thought we’d put together some handy tips and tricks for keeping your digs toasty all season long.