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7 Superfoods with the Smallest Footprint

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green We all want to get the most out of what we eat, and a varied diet is always the best way to do that. That said, some foods pack more nutrients per punch tha…

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Road Trip: Find Your Carbon Footprint and Fuel Cost

A website called costtodrive.com calculates the cost of gasoline, miles driven, and carbon emissions for vehicle trips in the United States. To try it out, I put in San Francisco, CA as the startin…

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PB&Js for the Planet

The humble peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich could save the world, according to The PB&J Campaign, an online effort that claims eating peanut butter is a good way to help the environment. The ne…

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Dogs: Worse for the Environment than SUVs?

By Julie Knapp, MNN If you’re a dog owner and call yourself eco-conscious, guilt might set in after reading the new book Time to Eat the Dog? The real guide to sustainable living by Robert a…

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Simple Energy-Efficient Tips That Save Money

As the beach chairs get tucked away in the garage and the lawnmower is about to go into hibernation, we start to think (again) about preparing our homes for the cooler months. Taking energy saving st…

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Staycations–Good Idea or Bad?

Whenever I hear that old James Taylor song, “Summer’s Here”, I dream about vacation. It goes like this: Summer's here I’m for that Got my rubber sandals Got my straw hat Drinking cold beer Ma…

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How Do Your Carbon Footprints Measure Up?

A few months ago, I attended the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City. The keynote speaker, Saul Griffith, the founder of Instructables, a very cool DIY user collaborative website, shared what …

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How to Travel Green: Across the Neighborhood or Across the World

By Jeff McIntire-Strasburg, Intent We've all got places to go: work, the farmers market, yoga class, that idyllic little cottage in the Greek islands. Each time we make one of these trips, we also …

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Protect and Care for Your Pet the Green Way

By Doreen Pollack, Intent Yesterday I wrote about taking care of your pet from one end to the other. Most of us hope that’s all we ever have to worry about. Unfortunately sometimes there are hea…

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Curb Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint!

By Doreen Pollack, Intent Going green in all aspects of your life is more than just driving less, buying local and recycling. We often experience health benefits when we change the products we use…

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