News and Views You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth Full of Chemicals?

Recently I have become a whole lot more concerned with what I eat.  How I eat, what it is, organic, vegetables, whole grains, grass fed — all these issues and more take center stage when at the grocery store.  And it isn’t just because of the various environmental / humanitarian causes I support.  In truth […]

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News and Views — 15 Thousand Farmers in Louisville, Kentucky

Quite a while ago I made an announcement to my husband that “it is all going back to farming” and he agreed.  Specifically, I was referencing the plethora of new homes that were built when countless farmers had to sell their land (because they were no longer making a profit) and what will happen to […]

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Goodwill Industries and a Great Green Initiative

A couple of weeks ago I was paying for my (weekly) purchase at the Goodwill and politely declined the plastic bag that was offered to me at the checkout. Unless I have way too much to carry (which has been known to happen) I always decline the bag and just carry my stuff out to […]

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News & Views — Is Our Local Newspaper In Danger of Extinction?

When I was a little kid I can distinctly remember Sunday mornings over at my dad & grandparent’s house.  My dad and great aunt lived on the first floor, grandparents upstairs, in a typical Boston style two family home and my sister and I spent most Sundays over there, hanging with my dad, after my […]

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News and Views — Gulf Oil Spill and How it Effects You

With the damage already done in the United States Gulf Coast region now the furious race is on to clean up the 210,000 gallons of oil spilling out of a tube every day into this area of the world. It has been kept somewhat quiet on the state of emergency scale but to me there […]

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Not All Reusable Shopping Bags Are Created Equal

By now I think pretty much everyone has used a reusable shopping bag at least once. A substantial percentage of folks are actually using them routinely. However, there are some things to consider when it comes to reusable shopping bags. Inexpensive reusable shopping bags sold by the grocery store often are made cheaply in over-seas […]

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And the Handmade Auction winners are……….

Handmade for Earth Day Auction Closed Yippee! For my first post as your Co-Editor for  News and Views, I have the privilege to announce some big news: the winning bidders of our silent auction! I love announcing good news! But before we get on with all the announcing and fanfare, I need to make a […]

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Introducing Karen and Jenn — News and Views Co-Editors

Good morning Greenies! It is with great pleasure that I am typing up this post right now to introduce you to Karen of Karen Meyers, one of a kind upcycled, vintage and recycled woolen accessories, and Jenn (me) of Chucka Stone Designs, funky and functional fabric and faux. *waves to everyone* Karen is a creative […]

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