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Solar Panels

Your Best Excuses For Not Going Solar, Busted

Since we got our solar panels installed, I’ve been talking them up big time to any and all who’ll listen. I love them. I love waking up in the morning knowing that my house is going to generate more electricity than I’ll use all day. I love that I’m no longer burning coal to power […]

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Beauty Products

Say Goodbye To Beauty Products (Not To Beauty)

I’m running out of shampoo. And conditioner. And daily SPF moisturizer, night cream, toothpaste, hand soap, deodorant, mascara, mouthwash… I think you can see where I’m going with this, right? What products are in your bathroom right now? Go ahead and look. I’ll wait. Take a long hard look in your shower, your medicine cabinet, […]

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Stuffed Peppers

Meatless Mondays Recipe: Stuffed Peppers and Cabbage

My grandmother was not like the old dears you see in the movies, baking cakes and handing out treats to the grandkids. When I picture her, it’s with her suitcase by her side, ready to take off on a trip to some exotic destination. Despite not being much of a homebody, Grandma did grow up […]

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Lysamata Debelius by Haplochromis

Latest Green News: January 13

Photo by Haplochromis This week’s green news has been big on alternative dwellings, of which I am a mad crazy fan. There was a minor frenzy surrounding this video of a 30-story Chinese prefab hotel going up in just 15 days. I wonder if this is going to end up just another empty shell in […]

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Garbage Soup

5 Packaged Foods You Never Need to Buy Again

Welcome to 2012. Or, da 12, as I like to call it. What did you resolve to do this year? Eat healthier? Avoid processed foods? Stay away from GMO? Stop buying products foisted on you by the man? Reduce the size of your weekly garbage bag? Become a domestic god(ess)? I want to do all […]

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Bees by Kokogiak

Latest Green News: January 6

Photo by kokogiak It’s a new year and the environment is in as much trouble as ever, though it looks like people are caring about it less and less. If this poll by the National Association of Realtors is to be believed, then less than 2% of people are even taking the environment into consideration […]

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Santa: The World’s Worst Polluter?

Right now I’m feeling guilty. You see, I had to travel for the holidays. It’s amazing how much your carbon footprint grows when you’re on the move. For a start, there’s a lot of hand washing (germs abound in airports) which goes along with a lot of throwing away of paper towels. That’s nothing compared […]

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Pear Chestnut Pie

Meatless Mondays Recipe: Pear and Chestnut Holiday Pie

The first time I made this recipe was for my first Christmas in London. Actually, I’m pretty sure my then-boyfriend now-husband made it while I sipped rum and eggnog by the boarded-over fireplace. That was in 1998. The original recipe was from an issue of BBC Vegetarian magazine. By the time we needed it again […]

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Nina the chimpanzee

Latest Green News: December 16

Photo by Afrikaforce It’s official. Politicians hate the environment. Even ones who pretended to like it when they were getting elected a few years back are all, “yeah, I might give the go-ahead for the Keystone XL pipeline any day now”. At this rate, Obama is going to flip-flop his way right out of the […]

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Lululemon The Mat Yoga Mat

Is Your Yoga Mat Killing You? An Honest Look at Toxins in Yoga Mats.

Yoga mats have come a long way since we first wrote this post. Find out about the latest best mats on the market in our brand new post about The Best Travel Yoga Mats → Don’t miss our other yoga travel posts: Discover our picks of the best travel yoga mats → Find out about […]

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