Letting Nature Work for You Part III: That Which Ails You Colds and Allergies

Well friends, summer has seemingly officially come to a close here in Boston. One day it was in the mid 90’s and humid, the next it was in the upper 60’s and dry. Welcome to New England season change! It seems like the perfect time to run a series on ailments! Please read and understand […]

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Letting Nature Work for You — Part II: Beauty Isn’t A Beast!

Good morning friends and fans of all things planet! I’m back with the second part of the three part series on how natural elements can be used as fabulous and effective home remedies! Today’s focus is on beauty and body care. Before we go any further however I’d like to lay out the same disclaimer […]

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Cooking Green: How to Reduce Your Cookprint

I was recently catching up on a past episode of “The Splendid Table”, (one of my favorite podcasts theat keeps me entertained while working), when Lynne  Rossetto Kasper started and interview with Kate Heyhoe, author of “Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint”. I really enjoyed the  great interview, and I immediately ordered the book from Amazon so […]

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Letting Nature Work for You — Part I: Baking Soda, Vinegar and Lemon Juice

For centuries nature has taken care of itself. It rains when there is a drought, gets sunny when plants need light to grow, fires burn to prompt new growth in forests. As humans, we too are natural beings; a big old mass of cells, we all fit in nicely with the “needs water/light/food to survive” […]

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News and Views: Kids Who Are Making A Difference

I’ve been noticing this growing trend lately — kids are taking over the care and love for the Earth and each other. My faith in humanity, specifically in the youth of this planet, was fully restored when I recently heard two news stories: Hanna’s Hearts of Hope and March Across America. Hanna’s Hearts of Hope […]

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An Update on The Uniform Project

Year 1 was a huge success, and year 2 started  August 1st!  The Uniform Project (U.P.) is doing things a little differently this time. They have created a  â€˜Pilot Series’ – a monthly series of micro-challenges featuring “1 Dress for 1 Month for 1 Cause”. The U.P. will unveil a new face in a new […]

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News & Views: Our Green Vacation

Last week my husband, a couple of our closest friends, their two young children and myself went on vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. We have taken this trip every year for quite a few years now and we really love the relaxation, getting to spend an entire week living in a comfy, furnished house, and going […]

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California bans single use plastic bags

AB 1998 passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, which means, beginning of January 1, 2012, stores will phase out of handing out single use plastic grocery bags in California. Assembly member and author of the bill, Santa Monica’s Julia Brownley said, “We are taught to reduce, reuse, recycle in that order because we […]

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News and Views: Who Shops at Thrift Stores?

In short, the answer is…me! I am a huge fan of the many different types of thrifty stores out there (Salvation Army, Goodwill, second hand consignment shops, vintage sellers on Etsy, etc.) as I have never failed to find the coolest and most unexpected items within their walls. Those of us who are fans of […]

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