Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 8.8 hours a day working. Being glued to your desk or stuck behind the wheel on a long commute is no good for your body, so it’s important to squeeze some activity into your day. Thankfully, office [...]
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Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Volunteering for an organization is a great way to give back, but starting your own program lets you to go after the things you’re truly passionate about. Is there a specific cause you’d like to see receive more attention? Go after it and get your entire community involved—it’s easier [...]
Posted by Susan Dewhirst, Goodness Programs Manager We feel a deep sense of purpose in supporting our communities and the planet we share. Here in Maine, that includes Mount Agamenticus, a small mountain in southern Maine considered to be a special, natural oasis. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region spans 10,000 acres and is one of [...]
Posted by Peter Duquette, Manufacturing Facility Operations Manager We work with water every day. It plays an important role in the way we make our products, everything from soaps to toothpaste. The water in each of our products comes from a Maine aquifer, an underground reservoir that collects rainwater and filters it naturally. It’s a [...]
Posted by Chrislande Dorcilus, Eco Chick.com On a cloudy New York City morning, I took the crowded train from my slumbering Brooklyn neighborhood to join Tom’s of Maine and Beauty News NYC to tweet for a good cause. Thanks to the great people at Tom’s of Maine, my task was to spread goodness throughout the [...]
Posted by Rob Robinson, Brand Manager Citizen Engagement We all know that making a difference for the planet can be as easy as recycling. Recycling practices are more popular than ever across the country and it’s encouraging to see so many communities creating and expanding their programs. A good thing just keeps getting better and [...]
Posted by Peter Duquette, Manufacturing Facility Operations Manager Many people don’t think about ink, even when handling a cartridge used in their printers at home. When a cartridge runs low on ink, you can just pop it out, put in a new one and get back to printing. However, some people take the extra step [...]
Posted by John Maravich, Manufacturing Facility Engineering Manager You hear a lot about green power these days: solar, wind, hydroelectricity, etc. That’s because the potential benefit for all of us, and the planet we share, is meaningful. In terms of wind alone, more than 80 countries are now plugging into this plentiful resource as an [...]
Posted by Mark Dobrovolny, Research & Development Director Even if you’ve never heard of lichens, you’ve probably seen them on a walk in the woods or even a backyard. These interesting organisms are a delicate combination of fungus and natural elements that transform light into energy. You can find them in even the most extreme [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A bit of composting for kids can be as educational as it is enjoyable. They’ll love setting up the bin and finding the necessary ingredients from the kitchen to feed the pile. Composting is an ideal, fun way to teach kids about recycling, and shows them that even the [...]