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Back-to-School Shopping on Hold?

Back-to-school shopping for my child this year consisted of replacing his tattered, undersized backpack with something slightly larger and decidedly newer, and laundering and spot cleaning his lunch b…

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Addressing Our Looming Climate Bankruptcy

By Frank Lowenstein and Evan Girvetz, The Nature Conservancy The economic crash of 2008 motivated many of us to pay closer attention to our finances, and we are beginning to see the benefits: Ameri…

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Seeking Creative Solutions

“Leaders are problem solvers by talent and temperament, and by choice.” -Harlan Cleveland There are weeks when life is steeped in only problems that seem to get more complex and embedded the longe…

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How Our Addiction to Oil is Killing Dolphins

Dolphins are being killed in mass quantities in Peru, and this time the culprit isn't the Japanese taste dolphin meat... it's our collective hunger for oil. Since the beginning of the summer, nearl…

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10 Reasons To Ditch The Mall

When my kids were young, after school they walked from their middle school to my husband's office in the village. They strolled past a small grocery store, past the coffee shop and past the drug store…

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“The Story Of Broke” Highlights Economic Mistakes [Video]

Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios, the creative minds behind "The Story of Stuff," "The Story of Electronics," and other videos about consumerism and sustainability, have struck again. Their lat…

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Why Green Jobs Are Worth Keeping Around [Infographic]

Last week House Speaker John Boehner told the House that he would shut down the government unless they agreed to kill a loan program that would help Detroit automakers make hybrid cars. In typical …

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Top 10 Green Jobs

With the economy tanking and unemployment skyrocketing, where are the green jobs? What is a green job? According to the United Nations Environment Program a green job would be "work in agricultu…

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Green Jobs Offer Youth A Way Out Of Poverty

Money for college and the hope of a good-paying job after graduation are two things that are difficult for today's youth to find. Higher education is more expensive than ever, while federal assista…

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Back-To-School Surprise: BYO Toilet Paper?

Surprise! It's back-to-school time. Well, that's no surprise, but what is surprising are the lists of school supplies some school children are required to bring with them this year. Along with the ord…

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Health-care budget cuts always puzzled me!

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