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Sustainable Holiday Guide

November 27, 2019 // Great Ideas

Simplify your Holidays Create less waste this season by reading our Sustainable Holiday Guide.  The top things that come to mind when preparing for the Holidays are Giving, Eating, Decorating & Gathering.  For many, the priority during the holidays is to spend time with family and friends. But the holidays can also be a time […]

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Tips For Sustainable Shopping This This Holiday Season

November 1, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

November is here and we are in the beginning stages of yet another holiday season. Millions of people will soon  start preparing for their holiday plans and festivities. Even among those who take traditions to hears, the hottest holiday topic, is often shopping. Among the many things to consider during this season is your holiday […]

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Simple Ways To Conserve Energy

September 30, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

Did you know the month of October is dedicated to energy awareness on a national level? In September 1991, President George Bush declared October as National Energy Awareness Month, encouraging government and organizations to raise awareness on the importance of sustainability and conserving the nation’s energy resources. At BARC, we wanted to contribute to this […]

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E-Waste – The True Cost Of Our Upgrades

September 3, 2019 // Good to Know

Technology is great, right? Face scan to unlock our phones, faster computer processing, better display for our Netflix binges! These all sound fantastic. However, where do all the old and unwanted electronics go? We always want the next-best thing, and tech companies oblige. Technology makes many things in our lives easier, but the speed at […]

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Eating Green With Sustainable Foods

August 1, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

What does it mean to Eat Green? Green eating is yet another lifestyle change you can make to better the environment. “Eating green” goes beyond just adding green foods such as beans and spinach into your diet. On a broader level, eating green means consuming foods that are healthier for you and less harmful to […]

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Lifestyle Tips For Reducing Plastic Use

July 1, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

How to Reduce Plastic Use: 4 Ways to Use Less Plastic We all fall victim to the conveniences of plastic—bottled water at a picnic, plastic-wrapped snacks on-the-go, plastic cutlery with takeout food. Unfortunately, our temporary convenience is our planet’s long-term burden. There are 9.2 billion tons of plastic on planet earth today, and more than […]

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Alternative Transportation For A Smart Commute

May 24, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

What is alternative transportation and why should you do it? Simply put, alternative transportation is any form of transportation that is not a private automobile. Alternative modes of transportation are less harmful to our planet, reduce traffic, and ease parking shortages. Since most cars and trucks require a fuel source such as gas or diesel, […]

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Spring Into Composting | Everything you Need to Know

May 1, 2019 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

Composting 101 Do you compost? If not, why not? Composting has many benefits and is a wonderful way to reduce your food waste, grow a thriving garden, and contribute to a healthier planet. You may think it’s dirty, complicated, or labor-intensive, but the practice of composting is actually very approachable. We gathered some of the […]

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8 Local Volunteer Opportunities For Earth Day & More!

April 1, 2019 // Events, Good to Know, Great Ideas

Get involved in the month of April The spring melt in northern Michigan is officially upon us. As our surroundings thaw out we are all more inclined to do a little less hibernating and a lot more exploring our area. The month of April not only brings warmer weather, it also brings Earth Day (on […]

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Get Familiar With Climate Change

March 6, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

March is Climate Awareness Month for the #GreenerYearChallenge There is a lot of politicized buzz about our climate and climate change. Regardless of your politics, the fact remains: thousands of studies conducted by scientists across the globe have documented notable shifts in climate patterns affecting our land and marine ecosystems. These studies have identified human […]

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Winter 2019 Update

February 22, 2019 // Good to Know

What Have We Been Up To? A Note From Andy Gale Just like the polar vortex likely interrupted your world, it introduced some hiccups in our world as well. Lately, we’ve been working to operate in this arctic tundra we call home. Since so much of our work relies on our trucks and trailers being […]

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Show Eco-Friendly Products Some Love

February 6, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

February Is The Time To Show Eco-Friendly Products Some Love When you shop for pretty much anything—clothing, cosmetics, cleaning products, storage solutions, houseware, etc.—you have the choice to choose an eco-friendly product. It may not always be the cheapest or most convenient option, and we all lead busy lives, but the option is there. In […]

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