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Kara DiCamillo - Writer

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In her Newport, RI, community, Kara is the organizer of Green Drinks Newport and a member of Newport's Energy & Environment Commission. Kara volunteers at Norman Bird Sanctuary, and has also volunteered as a panelist for Rhode Island Farmways, speaking to farmers from around the state about how they can better market and promote their businesses.

Beyond the moat that surrounds her island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director. Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is currently a contributing writer for TriplePundit, Ecorazzi, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch.

All Articles By Kara

May 20, 2015

Must-Read Recycling Facts From Around the World

You'll never guess some of the uses that have been found for old gum, CDs, tennis balls ... and clean hair.

February 12, 2015

Rhode Island-Based Culinary Arts Program Leads the Way in Recycling

Johnson & Wales focuses on cutting food waste.

November 24, 2014

Tewksbury’s Recycling Spirit Shines on Zero Waste Day

The Massachusetts town brought together nearly 600 area residents to recycle their old belongings.

September 23, 2014

Sustainable Surfing: Look for Boards with Smaller Footprints

The ECOBOARD Project ensures that dozens of manufacturers are able to produce eco-friendly surfboards.

May 29, 2014

Oregon Sign Recycling Saves Money and Improves Sustainability

A pilot program in Oregon may have discovered an efficient, eco-friendly way to reuse the base materials in old highway signs.