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How Will Your Small Business Celebrate Earth Day 2013?

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On April 22 nd , 2013 Earth Day will yet again be celebrated throughout the globe. If you own a small business or even work in one, this is the perfect opportunity to unveil a green initiative or continue your support for planetary healing.

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5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom

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5 Ways To Green Your Bedroom. Green your bed! It’s easy to overlook the bedroom when you’re trying to go green – what’s the point if you’re asleep in there the whole time anyway?

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A Guide to Green Flooring

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A Guide to Green Flooring. Floors are a major component of many renovation projects: the right carpet, tile, or wood can brighten up a room and make it feel like home. But how do you decide on the safest choice for you and your family?

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. With all the options out there for reducing waste, boosting efficiency, and getting rid of toxins, it can be hard to know where to start.

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Secrets of Green Cultures Part V: Ancient Healing

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To understand ancient healing and its green applications, one must think outside the box. These remedies often work through a human-nature or human-energy connection with the capability to heal the root cause as opposed to band-aiding symptoms.

Urban Farms, Everything but the Moo

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The concept of supermarkets, where one could go almost any time of day and purchase almost every kind of fruit or vegetable on the planet, regardless of its growing season, is a result of mass production and global marketing.

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Contain Yourself: The Future of Sustainable Living?

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Sprawling landscapes peppered with colorful homes is a picture painted over and over again depicting our great land and all its living pleasures. However, in the future, living in one of these structures just may become more burdensome than ever before.

It Isn’t the Vegetables….

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Have you ever noticed a peculiar smell when opening a can of vegetables or fruit? And yes, some of us still buy and eat canned food, if only for lack of a freezer!). I have, and it puzzled me for a long time.

Going Wild in the Backyard

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Going Wild in the Backyard. By: Sue Moore. Turn your backyard into a wildlife refuge!

Composting: A Love Story

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Composting: A Love Story. Compost I love compost – it is one of my favorite parts of gardening. One of those little things about my father (whom I greatly love) that irritates me to no end is that whenever I talk about compost his first reaction is to say “Yuck!”

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The Case For and Against Ethanol

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Ever since commercial production of corn-based ethanol first began – in 2004 in Canada and about 2008 in the United States – there have been highly vocal proponents and opponents. The first cite ethanol’s cleaner burn and a reduction of greenhouse gases and particulates.

Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

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At least once a month, some self-styled electrical power expert (often from the Republican side of the aisle) will insist that: Wind and solar energy will never have more than a minimal market share of energy resources.

LEDs Versus CFLs, It’s No Contest Anymore

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In 2008, I interviewed Dan Fink , a Northern Colorado off-the-gridder and co-publisher of Otherpower.com , a DIY renewable energy website. The interview was the basis for a case study on efficient lighting – the study published in my book, Green Your Home.

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Stating the Green Case: Small Business Advantages

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Running a small business is hard enough without having to implement green products or additions. However, what many companies do not realize is that by making their organization more green friendly, in turn, promotes good business.

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It’s that time of year again

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It’s that time of year again. Spring break is just around the corner and your kids are excited about the idea of free time away from school. But when the big event finally occurs, it seldom takes more than three days before they start whining, “Ma, there’s nothing to d-o-o-o!”.

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Green Lunches for Schools

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America’s schools are the well from which the nation will draw tomorrow’s leaders in politics, medicine, science, and education, to name but a few disciplines. It’s unfortunate that said schools also need a wakeup call – a call that brings them into the 21 st Century with green banners flying.

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Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

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Many of the Baby Boomers were born or grew up the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for all kinds of sustainable concepts from communal or community living to vegetarianism, or not eating meat.

The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

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California has always been at the forefront of progress and radical change. Maybe the weather keeps its citizens buzzing with open minds and open ideas or maybe it attracts higher thinkers but either way the Golden State is at it again.

Now Showing: the Norovirus!

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Broadcast news media in the United States are beginning to warn about the new strain of norovirus sweeping the nation. It’s bad, they say, and likely to get worse as it peaks in mid-February. Called “Gll.4

Video Games Could Save the Environment

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The first video game came not out of a developer’s studio but from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, in 1958. The game, a mock-up of table tennis, involved an oscilloscope, skillful fingers and sharp eyes.

So You Think You Might Like Home-Based Geothermal Energy?

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As one informative web site notes, geothermal’s power source never varies – at least on the human scale of plus or minus 75 years.

Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending

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Stay Warm, Save Energy, Cut Spending. With winter in full swing and gas prices failing to drop in spite of reserves, it is time to think about ways to stay warm even when the thermostat is turned down and the wind is shrieking like a cartoon housewife facing down a spider.

Giving Season – Oysters and Boots

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Giving Season – Oysters and Boots. Now is the time that the locked doors of many hearts creak or swing open with great avail.

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Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

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Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up. One of the most amazing developments of this century is entire nations stepping forward and enacting laws which protect Nature.

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Censorship on Climate Change

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Censorship on Climate Change. They don’t want you to talk about it because it’s bad for business, and even worse for business-as-usual, but global warming – that 500-pound gorilla in the room – is pretty obvious even to the corporations and government agencies which are pretending it doesn’t exist.

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

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Political Green: The Climate is Mum. With Americans practically split in two on whom they are going to choose for their next president, it has surely been a frustrating road for many.

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10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

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10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth. Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. go veg!

Celebrating the Native American Heritage

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Celebrating the Native American Heritage. Totem Pole They were the first Americans, and they lived lightly on the land. Divided into three major linguistic groups, from east to west, were the Athabascan/Algonquin, Hokan/Siouxan, and Aztec/Tanoan.

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Coral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen

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Coral Bleaching: Change Your Sunscreen. Save the Reefs! When multitudes of vibrant colors which make up hundreds of miles of coral slowly turn white, it is called coral bleaching. This is a stress response caused by natural source phenomenon such as bright sunlight or heavy rains.

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How Cool is Bamboo

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How Cool is Bamboo. Cool Bamboo. Our forests are suffering by the minute. It is essential to continue finding new materials that are sustainable and practical. Bamboo is one of the most durable, eco-friendly choices on the planet.

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Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation

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Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation. Go Camping! It’s officially summer, and for those couples and families not devastated by persistent recession and joblessness, it’s also time for that annual vacation.

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Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

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There are many simple way to live sustainable in your home. Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. As humans, we tend to over consume which creates a lot of waste.

Wales Just Doubled Its Recycling Rates, Here’s How America Can Do It Too

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Wales Just Doubled Its Recycling Rates, Here’s How America Can Do It Too. Recycle bin. Recycling is good for the planet and future generations, but the amount of household waste that is actually recycled is much lower than many individuals might expect.

5 Rules For Sleeping Well – Naturally

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5 Rules For Sleeping Well – Naturally. Sustainable Wood New Wave Maple Bed. We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep – getting a full eight hours can increase your energy, improve your concentration, and has even been shown to help control weight and blood pressure.

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A Guide to Radon

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A Guide to Radon. What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring noble gas (so called because they are mostly inert and do not interact with other elements) first discovered in 1900. If you look on the periodic table you’ll find it all the way on the bottom right listed as Rn.

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How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home

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How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home. Clean Green! They’re supposed to keep our homes in tip-top shape, but many commercial cleaning products are really doing anything but.

Reuse and Reduce

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Reuse and Reduce! Making use of the products we already have is one of our best weapons in the war on waste.

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A Guide to Shopping Organic

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A Guide to Shopping Organic. Recent years have seen an explosion in organic food and products. The word organic is everywhere from grocery stores to coffee shops to furniture stores. But what does that label really mean and how can we be sure that we’re really shopping responsibly?

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween

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10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween. Posted on October 11, 2011. Halloween is a fun holiday for both parents and children – what’s not to love about candy, costumes, and scary pumpkins? It’s also a great opportunity for parents to teach their kids about the importance of making healthy, eco-friendly choices. Below are ten small changes you can make that will help you and your family have a green, healthy, and happy Halloween.

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Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

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In spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment. Even worse, household incomes have fallen 6.7 percent. That means, in an inflationary cycle where food prices have risen on average 4 percent (according to those same economists), incomes have fallen almost twice that percentage.