A close-up of aluminum cans in plastic bags.
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT.
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Block of recyclable aluminum.
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Cattle and windmills at Le Nordais, Canada's largest wind farm.
Le Nordais, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, Canada.
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A spotlight of sun highlights people riding their bicycles.
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Cuban men work in an organic vegetable garden near a mogote.
Near San Andres, Cuba.
Organically-grown peppers are featured at the Cary Farmer's Market.
Cary Farmer's Market, Cary, North Carolina.
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Man holding solar panel covered with photovoltaic cells at solar park.
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Like giant pinwheels, turbines spin at the Solano Wind Park.
Rio Vista, California.
The largest wind farm in North Dakota.
Edgeley, North Dakota.
United States, Mill Valley: Tomatoes in a box in Mill Valley
United States, California, Mill Valley
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A temporary tattoo says, "Reduce Reuse Recycle Rebuy."
Monteagle, Tennessee, Unitede States of America.
Young girls collecting trash, Espiritu Santo, Baja California, Mexico.
Espiritu Santo Island, Gulf of California, Mexico.
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Rows of wind turbines in a field under a stormy sky.
Altamont Pass, California.
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Organic fruits and vegetables in a grocery store.
Annapolis, Maryland, United States.
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A woman chooses from organic fruits and vegetables in a grocery store.
People buy fresh goods at a local farmer's market.
Takoma Park, Maryland.
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Commuters in motion on their bicycles at dusk in Beijing.
Beijing, People's Republic of China.
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Compressed bales of plastic soft drink bottles ready for shipment to recycling plant, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Turbines funnel wind from the Columbia River Gorge.
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Recycling garbage cans in parking lot, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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Tourist depositing plastic bottle into recycling garbage cans in parking lot, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Organic carrots at the winter farmers' market.
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Many bicyclists make early morning commute.
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Special lanes for morning bicycle commuters.
A bicyclist sweeps past taxicabs in Times Square.
New York, New York.
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Baskets of fresh tomatoes in a field.
Lancaster, PA, USA
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Couple on Velib bicycles, part of the Paris bicycle rental program.
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Woman renting a Velib bicycle in Paris.
A coastal wind turbine provides electricity for a research station.
near Breamlea, Victoria, Australia.
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A woman displays a carton of eggs.
Polk City, Iowa, United States of America.
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Velib bike rentals and bike lanes make seeing Paris, France easy.
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New construction using energy efficient triple pane glass.
Washington, District of Columbia.
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Metro riders on their way in to Washington, DC from Vienna, Virginia.
A man picks zucchini flowers at an organic farm.
Freshly picked organic beets.
Freshly picked organic carrots.
A farmer tending free-range chickens.
Ghent, New York.
The Elk River Wind Project is a 150 megawatt wind energy project.
Butler County, Kansas.
An SUV is dwarfed by looming wind turbines as it drives along a ridge.
Altamont Pass, near Livermore, California.
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Solid waste public recycling, Portland, Oregon
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A solar panel in the desert of South Australia.
Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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A teenager taking out recycling.
New Haven, Connecticut.
Denver's light rail train.
Collecting organic chicken eggs.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Wind turbines on a hill on the Big Island.
Upolu Point, North Kohala, Big Island, Hawaii, United States of America.
Two wind turbines against an ominous sky on the Big Island.
Installing photovoltaic panels on a warehouse rooftop.
Mirrors catch sunlight at an electric plant in southern Spain.
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