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Katelyn Gray

Katelyn is an intern at SmartSign. She recently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in professional writing and specializations in public relations and nonprofits. As a recent transplant from Mason, Michigan, she is currently staying on her cousin's couch in the East Village. Katelyn looks forward to getting to know Brooklyn and eating her way across the five boroughs.

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6 surprising things you can recycle

6 surprising things you can recycle

| November 21, 2013

You probably already know the basics of recycling – newspaper, cardboard, plastic or glass bottles – but next time you’re about to throw something in the trash, no matter what it is, consider if it’s recyclable. This might take some research because, as it turns out, there are many things you can recycle that might fly under […]

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5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

5 green Halloween costumes that get creative with cardboard

| October 28, 2013

Do not read any further if you’re looking for tips to create an environmentally-friendly Miley Cyrus costume. You will not find that here. What you will find are some creative ways to re-purpose cardboard into clever green Halloween costumes. Cardboard is a versatile material that allows you to show off your own versatility on this […]

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From Florida to Alaska, bear-proof containers increase safety

From Florida to Alaska, bear-proof containers increase safety

| October 10, 2013

Anyone who has ever camped is probably aware of the need to bear-proof their campground. Every night before bed, you put all your food into one secure container out of a bear’s reach, and properly dispose of any food-related trash. But for some homeowners and businesses, bear-proofing goes beyond camping – it’s a part of […]

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Walmart announces new sustainability initiatives

Walmart announces new sustainability initiatives

| September 20, 2013

Soon when you shop at Walmart, the chain’s slogan—“Save Money. Live Better.”—will have a little more meaning. It will mean living without toxic chemicals, living healthier, and living safer. At Walmart’s recent Global Sustainability Milestone meeting, President and CEO Mike Duke announced a number of sustainability initiatives in a plan to use less energy, greener chemicals, […]

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Restaurant recycling on the rise

Restaurant recycling on the rise

| September 11, 2013

What happens to all the food scraps, bottles, napkins, and condiment packages after you finish your meal at a restaurant? They may make their way to the dumpster, but more often than not, at least some of those leftovers and materials find new life in a recycling bin. A recent article by Nation’s Restaurant News weighed […]

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