{News and Views} How to Ease Into a Vegetarian Lifestyle

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If you’ve been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, it might be the perfect time. Reports have been hitting the news feeds since  last year about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) being  found in pork, beef and poultry in the United States. On May 13th, the Independent covered another story about US supermarket  meats testing […]

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{News and Views} Green Days Ahead for Empire State Building


Crain’s New York Business reports when the Empire State Building finishes its $550 million renovation, it will garner the title of one of New York’s greenest. The building is working toward certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which came about in spring of 2000. The organization measures the eco-efficiency of  buildings. […]

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{News and VIews} Global Fair Trade Awareness: Bringing Fair Trade Home

Fair Trade Pararayo seed necklace from Omnatura Most of us have heard of Fair Trade coffee, but “Fair Trade” is much more than coffee, it’s a sustainable, economically responsible, and globally crucial way of life. So, what is Fair Trade? Fair Trade encompasses a vast array of products from producers across the globe, many residing […]

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{News and Views} Beyond Earth day: living the sustainable lifestyle

It’s post-Earth Day and you’ve just planted your tree for arbor day. You’ve gone to your local event, stopped in the booths and maybe signed a petition or two. Now what? Is it back to business as usual? Take out lunches and single serving yogurt? Once the elation of your name on that petition has […]

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Sprint’s Replenish Review


If you haven’t heard the news about Eco Etsy partnering with Sprint, you must have been away from the internet – perhaps too busy rescuing our planet? I thought so. But if you heard, that means you also heard about Sprint’s eco-friendly phone, Samsung Replenishâ„¢.  (I’ll hold off the adjectives until I tell you the […]

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{News and Views} – Surviving Disaster

tornado damage

In the last few weeks, my morning ritual of coffee and feed reader has become something I face with trepidation. Earthquake, revolution, flooding, police crackdown, nuclear meltdown, war: It’s heartbreaking and scary and frustrating. People across the globe have come together to donate time, money and aid where it is possible and this is a […]

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The Guerilla Garden Ninjas City Co-op – An Urban Farm in Los Angeles

 Recently I put a call out to team members for interesting Green news happenings in their local community and the response was great!  One story impressed and inspired me so much I knew it had to be shared with the team.  I spent some time talking with our very own Juanita Rivas-Raymer about the concept […]

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{News and Views} Monsanto's Dangerous Contract with Farmers


Genetically Modified Organisms and Monsanto are not new topics for this blog”s readers. Most of us already know about the safety concerns, the risks of , the killer weeds being created, the lawsuits filed against farmers, their questionable relationship with government agencies set to regulate them, and the general difficulty of finding true independent studies […]

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Fertilizers Affecting our Water Quality

  Nothing says Spring like the color green appearing everywhere.  The massive use of phosphorus fertilizers is a common Spring ritual and is currently drawing a lot of attention.  Phosphorus use worldwide is affecting our quality of life.  The countdown to Spring correlates with the smell of lawn fertilizers in many places.  Are they helpful, […]

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