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July 1 - July 31, 2024


North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Our mission is to illuminate the natural world and inspire its conservation.


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  • July 19 at 8:58 PM
    I am amazed by the number of rooftop gardens in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India! A rooftop garden is a highly sustainable way to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers in big cities. This website does a great job discussing the benefits of rooftop gardens:
  • July 19 at 10:41 AM
    It seemed like the most sensible use of things I may just recycle,. Plus with trying to grow a larger garden, it was easier to use items for germinating or covering that I had lying around. Rather than buying something. It is always fun to come up with an idea for saving money!
  • July 17 at 8:53 AM
    Buying used makes me feel more attached to items because it makes me cognizant of keeping up its quality for the next owner. It helps me view my consumption of products as cyclical use and waste of resources rather than seeing it as magically-always-available infinite resource
  • July 16 at 12:37 PM
    If you have plastic bags stored at your house and are looking for a sustainable way to get rid of them, many food pantries accept them because they're useful for food distribution. It's a great way to reuse a hard to recycle item
  • July 16 at 10:56 AM
    This was easy because I have a compost bin at home. I take out kitchen scraps and yard waste every day.
  • July 16 at 7:20 AM
    I've never liked bottled water (or any drinks in plastic bottles) because I feel like I'm drinking plastic. I guess I am advocating for those harmed by the bottling process of affected communities by not buying bottled water. If I'm aware of the specific companies (and their parent companies), I will actively avoid all of their products and let...
  • July 16 at 6:43 AM
    I learned that bioplastics can be better for the environment in some specific situations, but I also learned that they can have a larger environmental impact in others. I also learned that "compostable" plastics can only be composted at industrial composting facilities, not in other conditions. This was all surprising to me, because I...
  • July 15 at 12:04 PM
    I was surprised that the phrases "use by" and "best by" did not indicate safety, and that similar labels were vague instead of saying exactly what they meant. Since reading and listening to the listed sources, I have started deciding whether or not food has gone bad based on my judgement rather than labeled dates, and have...
  • July 15 at 10:14 AM
    Our local waste site (and "recycling center") are in the economically more upscale portions due to urban sprawl. the EJ screen does not realistically show the impact areas, unfortunately. Everyone is actually impacted.
  • July 15 at 7:07 AM
    For me, it's easiest for me to keep them handy and hard to forget. I have a reusable shopping bag that has a small pouch attached so that you can stuff the bag into the pouch and cinch it closed. It's nice and small and easily fits into my small purse. That way I have at least one bag with me at all times. I have a zippered bag that is full of...

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