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Choose Paleo Diet and Your Carbon Footprint Goes Up

Made popular in the 1970s, the Paleo Diet continues to gain followers and acceptance into mainstream America. Proponents believe it to be the healthiest diet for humans, and, according to expert-paleo…

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Sharon Palmer’s The Plant-Powered Diet Could Save the Planet

The Plant-Powered Diet, a new book by registered dietitian Sharon Palmer, makes a convincing case for either completely giving up meat or reducing your consumption significantly. Palmer focuses on th…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Not all of us can afford to drive a hybrid car or install solar panels in our homes, but that doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. Actually, there are a lot of ways to go green on the …

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The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy I admit it: I'm kind of obsessed with saving water. Not only have I done everything possible at home (low-flow toilets, showerhead, washer/dryer, dishwasher, e…

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4 Reasons Why Bananas Kind of Suck

If there is one food my wife will not tolerate, it has to be the banana. Her categorical hatred of the banana is unflagging and the mere smell of a ripe banana will send her into paroxysms of disgust.…

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How Flying Undermines Your Green Lifestyle

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy How is it possible that a vegan, car-free, green living fanatic (that's me) has a bigger carbon footprint than the average American? It's pretty simple: for pe…

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Is Buying Local the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet?

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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Eco-Lessons from Wine

By Jensen Montambault, The Nature Conservancy Can you save the environment while relaxing with friends over a cup of vino? Science's answer to this question is a resounding, "maybe." It all depends…

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Not-So-Local Meat

Last month I was witness to an illegal pig slaughter. I should probably clarify this statement on all fronts. This slaughter (or “harvest” as people who raise livestock like to call it) was not done i…

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Could You Live Off the Grid?

By Randy Swaty with Jeannie Patton, The Nature Conservancy This summer, my two boys and I spent a few days with a couple who live off the grid in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 17 miles from the neare…

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