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Lessons from a Fifth Grader

My daughter "graduated" from fifth grade a couple of weeks ago. Before you roll your eyes and think, what has the world come to that we now celebrate 5th grade promotions, step back and think about al…

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Fertilizers From Your Trash (That Your Plants Will Love)

I don't spend top dollar to feed my plants a top-notch meal. Kitchen scraps, fireplace ashes and even my husband's pee (it's easier to collect than mine) can add nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to …

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Join the 4th of July #WeAreALLConnected Global Dance Party

As a young person facing the challenges of our world today, it's sometimes difficult to imagine how connected I am to making a difference on any large scale. But just the other day, as I had been thi…

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Best Vegetarian Places to Travel in the U.S.

While more and more Americans are turning vegan or vegetarian (and more businesses are taking note), plant-based eaters still might face problems finding great food options when traveling. Luckily,…

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Davis and UC Los Angeles published findings that further strengthen the link between pesticide exposure and autism.  According to the researchers, this…

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Today’s DDT? Scientists Declare Bee-Killing Pesticides Must Be Banned

An international panel of independent scientists has issued a warning about two widely-used pesticides and declared them as dangerous to the environment as DDT.  Specifically, the Task Force on System…

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No, You Won’t Have to Resort to Eating Insects in the Future

Doesn't it seem like lately every single food-related website is bombarding you with hideous images of piles of crickets or worms being touted as "the food of the future?"Blech. Eating insects doesn…

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Feeling Overwhelmed By Your CSA Share? Help Is Here!

We've been part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for many years now. Although I love both the wonderful food we get and the fact that we're helping to support a local farm, I also know how i…

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Your Favorite Food Might Not Exist Without Bees

As species go, insects are generally not the most beloved. In fact, "bug" is a word that has become synonymous with "bad." Whether it's a stomach "bug," a computer "bug," an annoying schoolmate on the…

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NY Times Andrew Revkin On Sustainability (Plus His Great Guitar Performance!)

On Dot Earth for The New York Times, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin examines the efforts to balance human affairs with Earth's limits, tracking relevant developments "from suburbia to Siber…

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