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Use a reel mower.

Jan 5, 2011
If you have a reasonable sized lawn, start using a reel mover. This is what Grandpa would have used and they are quite effective. Needs no gas. No...
Posted In: home

Use the sun to help you cool.

Jan 5, 2011
Install a solar-powered attic fan. You can read more here.
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Support cyclists.

Jan 5, 2011
Participate in Critical Mass events once a month. You can read more here.

Eat seasonal produce.

Jan 5, 2011
Discover something new and local in the produce aisle. You can read more here.

6 Tips for a Green Christmas

Dec 24, 2010
It's easy for Christmas to become the most environmentally unfriendly day of the year--all the tchotchkes, shiny paper, ribbons, and lots and lot...
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Don't throw away paper towels.

Dec 21, 2010
Every American uses around a dozen sheets of paper towel a day to dry hands after washing them. That adds up to a huge number of trees being cut...
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Give Green Gifts

Dec 20, 2010
I reported on a story for Marketplace Money this holiday season on my quest for the perfect green holiday gift. Along the way, I discovered with...
Posted In: Adriene Hill, home, Marketplace Sustainability Reporter

Recycle your Christmas tree

Dec 18, 2010
Christmas hasn't even come and gone and I'm already thinking about getting rid of the tree. I just don't want to forget in the hustle and bustle of...
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Rent a tree for the holidays.

Dec 14, 2010
Instead of buying a tree that's been freshly cut or buying an artificial tree, try looking for alternatives in your community. For example, in...
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Think about your stocking stuffers.

Dec 13, 2010
In my blog ontheroadtogreenness I write on a number of topics and often offer tips. I have been posting on Thursdays during this holiday season...

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Food stamps turns 50 this year.  Since the program was written in to law, it's become one of those government programs that gets a lot of attention from politicians on both the left and the right -- especially recently.  The program has been growing furiously in the last 15 years -- one in seven Americans is on food stamps today. That's more than twice what the rate was in 2000.  Some of that can be explained by changing eligibility requirements and job-losses during the recession. But the fastest growing group of food stamp participants in the last few decades are people who have jobs and work full year-round.  And that suggests a deeper new reality. Even once the recession is fully behind us, could increased use of food stamps driven by low-wage jobs be a permanent fixture of the American economy? 

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