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articles by: Ronnie Citron-Fink

3 Fabulous DIY Fall Projects For The Home

The mornings here have become cool and crisp. Fall is in the air and that puts me in the nesting mood to create craft projects to warm up my home. Here are 3 of my current favorite DIY sites, and 3…

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Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project

Call me crazy, but when Al Gore talks about the environment, he makes me feel safer. Gore’s message is like a reliable parent. In this role, he does not concede in the protectiveness of his message –…

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9/11: What We Lost, What We Learned

My friend and colleague, Dominique Browning wanted me to share her memories of 9/11 with the Care2 readers on this 10th anniversary. At the time, Dominique was the editor-in-chief of House and Gar…

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Books On Bikes For Good

When I was growing up, back to school time ushered in the bookmobile to my block. Once a week, the local library would load books into a van and bring them to the families in my neighborhood. The comm…

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10 DIY Back To School Eco-Friendly Projects

Getting kids back to school can be a huge expensive burden on families. The pressure to purchase supplies and home décor for school kids, often negates the best eco-friendly intentions. How about we t…

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Storms Leave Behind Wildlife, Pollution and Debris

As Hurricane Irene whipped through my Northeast town, leaving my home flooded and without power, I wondered what else such a massive storm would leave behind. Within just a few days, it became evident…

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Antibacterial Soap In Schools?

Schools across the country will be opening their doors in the next few days. With shrinking budgets, and outsize demands for basic supplies, parents are being asked to pick up the bill…and retailers a…

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Is The Environmental Movement Dead?

“The biggest problem with the environmental movement is the environmentalists.” This statement was posed to a panel of noted environmentalists at the Omega Institute’s Design By Nature: Preserving…

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3 Steps To Effective Advocacy and Activism

“Advocacy is the efforts and struggles of one person or a group of individuals to take action. Activism can bring social change.” This quote is from my mom. She was reminiscing about her life, and …

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3 DIY Projects That Keep Your Stuff Out Of The Recycling Bin

When I stumble across an ingeniously designed product that screams out DIY PROJECT, I am inspired to make it myself. I particularly like items that are useful, rather than solely decorative - simple t…

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about Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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Great article,thanks for sharing

Great tips, I'd like to add that once you start cooking from scratch (meaning you buy dry beans, not…

Some inaccuracies, even in picture placement, and I'm not sure I hold as high a premium about educat…