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Do Cell Phones go to Heaven?

By James Harker-Syren OK, stop to think about how many cell phones have you had in your life. It’s OK: take a minute to think back and count … I can remember 11. Now think about what you did with them when you got a new one. Until recently, most …

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Wondering what you can do to be environmentally friendly while traveling? By Amanda Wilkes Planes, trains, and automobiles take us where we want to go, when we want to go there.  Thanks to these various modes of transportation, we have the opportunity to see, explore, and discover our beautiful world.  …

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Happy New Year!!!!!

I love the end of the year and the promise of all the positive potential of the year to come. 2011 was a great year for me! So many wonderful things happened… On Januray 2nd we got to meet our beautiful son Noah for the first time In September I …

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Fighting the Pest Without the Toxic Mess

By Kim Robson Controlling pests without the use of dangerous chemical pesticides can be a challenge for green-living families. Those who are chemically sensitive, immune compromised, have asthma, or are just concerned about the use of chemicals around their children and pets owe it to themselves to research alternatives. There …

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Sweden an Inspiration to Greener Living

As our trip to Sweden is nearing its end, I’m still in awe about all the green living, environmental consciousness and how easy it is to find good organic foods and clothes here. If you go to a regular grocery store in Sweden like a Vons on Ralphs in the …

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From Grey to Green–Making the Best of Recycled Waste Water

By Christopher Marciello Greywater is an interesting resource. It is ever present in our daily lives, yet very few people actually are aware of its existence. So let’s start at the beginning. What is greywater? It is any used water resulting from some sort of washing chore. The water in …

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Me, the Overachiever

By Fredrica Syren Because I told someone the other day that I bake all our bread each week, she asked if I don’t feel like an overachiever. It made me realize that I probably do make people feel really bad and guilty sometimes. Of course that is never my intention: …

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Powerful Rays of Light

By Kim Robson My neighborhood in the mountains, Cuyamaca Woods, is completely off the grid, and residents here all rely on solar electricity. When my husband and I fell in love with this area, we knew we’d have to learn about photovoltaic (PV) systems. Going solar doesn’t have to be …

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