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Solar Power

What is solar power? Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either by directly using photovoltaics or by indirectly using concentrated solar power. What’s interesting about solar power is that it was accidentally discovered back in 1839!  Alexandre Becquerel placed an electrode in a conductive solution, and when it was hit by sunlight [keep reading...]

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Green Up Your Clean Up!

Guest blogger Maria of Arizona’s E & M House Cleaning Services  offers our Shoplet blog readers some useful insights to the benefits of cleaning green!   What are the advantages of green cleaning? Green cleaning creates healthier surroundings in the home, work place and our planet. Green cleaning helps improve indoor air quality and reduce health [keep reading...]

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Why Should Your Business Go Green?

Customers, companies, and organizations are becoming more conscious of the cost and potential scarcity of our natural resources.  Going green is not just good for the environment, but also for your business as a whole, there are plenty of benefits that come with going green.     Legal and Tax Advantages   The ‘Going Green’ movement [keep reading...]

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Green Office Supplies Under the Radar

What do you think of when you read the term recycled office supplies? Paper? Maybe some plastic? More paper? Well, Shoplet.com not only has the “standard” green office supplies you’re used to, but also many more that you wouldn’t think of. The usual suspects of recycled copy paper, recycled notebooks, and other recycled paper products [keep reading...]

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The Origins of Recycling and the Recycling Symbol

Recycling has only been a national program for the past 40 years, but nowadays it seems as commonplace as sliced bread. We’ve all seen the recycling symbol and know what it means, we recognize that the blue plastic bins are for recyclable materials only, and we are familiar with what materials can be grouped together [keep reading...]

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Dry your laundry – naturally.

Seventh Generation has been teaming up with Project Laundry List for a little while now with their promotion The Laundry Revolution. What are they advocating? That we should stop using those ridiculous dryers and hang up our clothes to dry! Easier said than done, right? I’ll be honest: I live in the city. I don’t [keep reading...]