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3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
3 Straightforward Reasons To Spend More Time On a Bike
When was the last time you rode your bike across town? Do you cruise through your college town to get to class? Do you ever cycle through the neighborhood with y...
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The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
The Imlak’esh Impact: Beyond Fair Trade
October is known for many things: Autumn, pumpkin spiced lattes, Halloween … and most importantly (in our opinion) Fair Trade month! ‘Fair Trade’ is a practice that ensures fair p...
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How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
How to Park Properly: A Guide to National Parks
100 years ago, when the towering redwoods were fresh sprouts, and the Colorado River poured down through the Grand Canyon, the wilderness began to change. Logging compani...
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Changing The Way We Communicate Climate Change
Changing The Way We Communicate Climate Change
Global climate change is a growing topic of discourse in the media; but could bombarding the public with images of melting ice caps, natural disasters, and daunting dooms...
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Community Gardens: Cultivating Opportunities
Community Gardens: Cultivating Opportunities
Next time you sit down at the table, I invite you to ask yourself where the food on your plate came from — not where it was purchased, but where it was grown. How did ...
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From Paris to Fracking to a Fossil Free Future
From Paris to Fracking to a Fossil Free Future
Paris Climate Conference Figure #1 From November 30th to December 11th of 2015, representatives from across the globe assembled in the Le Bourget suburb of Paris to addre...
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Coasting Through California: A Blue Sky Odyssey
Coasting Through California: A Blue Sky Odyssey
Everyone loves a good road-trip, but we could all do without the discomfort, the amount of gas it takes and the other burdens that accompany the adventure. Philip Jankosk...
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Coffee: Grounds for a Heated Discussion
Coffee: Grounds for a Heated Discussion
Photo by Studio 6 Coffee College is the time when most people experience a big life change—their coffee intake. Overwhelmed by school, work, and deadlines, coffee is often ju...
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Research for a Brighter World
Research for a Brighter World
LED lights have numerous advantages over traditional lighting. Many of us have heard the word LED thrown around, but what exactly does it mean? Light emitting diodes, better known as LEDs...
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What Monarch Butterflies Can Tell Us About Climate Change
What Monarch Butterflies Can Tell Us About Climate Change
UCSB student, Esteni Dominguez, enjoying a morning with the monarchs Winter in Santa Barbara—the time of year where butterfly pictures can take over your Insta...
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LEEDing the Green Building Movement
LEEDing the Green Building Movement
In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established. Its mission: to promote sustainability in the building and construction industry. In March 2000, LEED (Leadership i...
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100 Lights for Every 100 Patrons
100 Lights for Every 100 Patrons
The following story originally appeared online as part of the blog series for the Green Coconut Run, and is being re-purposed here, being only slightly modified. “In four countries, ev...
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Suntoucher Software and 1% for the Planet – Join Us
Suntoucher Software and 1% for the Planet - Join Us
As part of LoaTree’s ongoing participation in and support of 1% for the Planet, we’re helping spearhead a 1%ftP membership drive in California’s south...
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Green Business Program Seeks New Participants
Green Business Program Seeks New Participants
In today’s economy, more than ever before, there is increasing incentive for businesses to ‘go green’ outside of the obvious goal of planetary protection. “Businesses are...
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Crowdsourcing Our Way Through the South Seas
Crowdsourcing Our Way Through the South Seas
The following story originally appeared in National Geographic Voices and is being re-purposed here, being only slightly modified. Aldebaran Crew – Capitan Kristian B...
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1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
We know that we have a responsibility to the planet, yet this responsibility can easily get lost as businesses often prioritize the maximization of profit at the expense...
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Take a Stand: Be the Change
Take a Stand: Be the Change
As a mission-based company, LoaTree takes pride in aligning ourselves with businesses, organizations and individuals that are committed to helping build a better world. Through this website ...
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UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
Have you ever tried to complete a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the front of the box? That is how Andy Brooks, Director of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Carpente...
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Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
A devastating event reached Santa Barbara’s shores last week when Plains’ All American Oil Pipeline burst, spilling 105,000 gallons of oil onto our beaches and i...
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Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
On May 19th the biodiversity of the Gaviota Coast fell victim to the ill-effects of the oil industry. While LoaTree responds to the calls of concerned residents and helps coord...
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