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Ski Green: Ideas for Eco-Friendly Skiing

Itís been snowing like crazy here. The kids (if you can call 20- and 23-year-olds kids) are home for the holidays and many times during this most recent snowstorm here in the Northeast, someone menti…

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Green Girl Sings Praises of Protein Smoothies

So, Iím a vegetarian. I think you may know that already, but if not, there it is. And one thing about vegetarians is that it is very difficult to get enough protein--and pretty much everything else …

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DIY Skate Bench: Extreme Recycling

Individuality rules when it comes to teen living spaces. In the years before my son left for college he would change his room around often. While I originally thought the constant "dumping" of disca…

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EcoNesting Interrupted

Sitting in the dark next to my woodstove, with a few candles and the glow of my laptop to light the way, I can only surmise how the 1.5 million people who were affected by the freezing ice storm that …

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Slow Down and Smell the Season: DIY Scents for Your Holiday Home

On a recent holiday shopping trek, I stopped into a popular home furnishings and design store and was immediately engulfed with a scent that I can only describe as an enchanted winter holiday. The sm…

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Symbols of the Season: Mixed Blessings

Do you have more than one set of holiday traditions in your home? If so, the symbols and rituals of Christmas and Hanukkah can be interwoven with new traditions. I Googled around looking for sta…

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Knitting for the Nest: Saving the Planet One Stitch at a Time!

I have a confession to make, I am an addict--a knitting addict. Those of you who have this affliction know all too well that once bitten by the bug, you can't get enough, and you can't go back. Yarn…

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Giving Green: ‘Tis the Season to Give Back

What can I say, I like to give gifts. I like to make gifts, I like to buy gifts and I especially like watching my loved one's faces when they get gifts. It's all so thoughtful and personal. As a bu…

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Why DIY?

Calling all Do-It-Yourselfers, this post's for you. Whether it's a massive project like a home remodel or making candles for your holiday table, Green DIYers reduce their eco-footprint daily by makin…

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A Room of One’s Own

My yoga class at the gym was particularly full today. We were just about to fold into the first Downward Dog of the day, when a lone man walked into the room and began to squeeze in between me, and t…

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