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Tuesday April 13, 2010

how do you ring in the spring?

Weather warming. Trees greening. Birds chirp-chirping. Flowers blooming. All signs point to Spring! Mother nature is awakening her creatures from Winter’s slumber – that includes you, too!

What do you do to signal the arrival of Spring?


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Friday February 19, 2010

When will demand for virgin resources be exhausted?

This post can also be seen on Greenopolis.

Aluminum seems like a fairly innocuous and ubiquitous material. It has many applications: foil for wrapping food, take-out containers, soda cans, electronics components, appliances, cooking wares, car parts. It’s

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Friday January 29, 2010

why are costa ricans smiling?

From what I’ve read and heard from friends who’ve visited Costa Rica, it is the happiest nation on the planet. Why is this?

According to the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica ranked #1 out

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Monday January 25, 2010

upcoming events at 388 atlantic

There’s a budding new meeting space in Brooklyn. It’s at 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond) and there are some great events happening that I thought you should know about…

388 Atlantic Ave – Brooklyn –

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Sunday January 24, 2010

the seemingly benign white vinegar

I think it was my dad who said if you shop on the outer edges of the supermarket, instead of going up and down the aisles, you’re more apt to eat healthier. When you think of

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Friday January 15, 2010

the story of blair mountain

Reminiscent of a particular Hollywood film you may have seen recently…

[From iLoveMountains.org]

The battle to protect the historic battlefield on Blair Mountain has been waging for the past two decades. In March of 2009, dedicated local activists

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Wednesday December 16, 2009

the gift of peace

Feeling anxious about what to get your loved ones for the holidays? Fret not. Follow the advice of Waylon Lewis over at Elephant (and HuffPo). This gift is one-size-fits-all.

The Greenest Top Ten Holiday Gift List of

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Wednesday December 9, 2009

the story of cap & trade

Remember that great video about the history of our consumer culture called the Story of Stuff? (See sidebar for link.) Annie Leonard has a knack for simplifying complex and controversial topics for people like me, whose

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Saturday November 14, 2009

restoring the ecuadorian amazon with mycoremediation

Macrolepiota procera [image: Wikipedia]

Between 1964 and 1992, Texaco (now Chevron) dumped over 18.5 billion gallons of oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Birth defects, cancer rates and general malaise are exceedingly common in the city of Lago

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Tuesday November 10, 2009

green books campaign: the raw milk revolution

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take

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