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Is it Better to Buy Organic or Local? Now We Know.

Buying local may be the best thing you can do for your community — and the planet. I’ve been singing the praises of buying locally and the locavore movement for quite sometime. But now, more than …

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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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8 Ways to be Cool & Happy Despite a Heat Wave

Green Divas are keeping cool and having fun in the Toyota MPG Challenge* I'm not sure what the temperature is where you are, but here in New Jersey we are experiencing a string of seriously ste…

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A Diet of Compassion Will Help You Lose Weight

During the holiday season, I had three celebratory meals, all in the span of a week. I had beef roast, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dim sum, cake, pie, sugarplums and crab bisque. Eve…

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Eat Local, Even in Winter

Winter is here, and many people have had to deal with the harsh reality that their local farmers’ market has closed for the season. Is it really possible to eat locally even in the winter? That dep…

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 2013

I had a an exceptionally fun morning Christmas Day on the set of Good Day NY on FOX 5. I talked with Dave Price and Anna about keeping it green in 2013 . . . Watch GD Meg on FOX Good Day NY 1.…

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5 Local & Independent Gift Ideas

As I have written here several times, buying local is good for so many reasons including boosting the local economy, providing local jobs, and knowing who and where your goods come from. A benefit to …

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Why Aren’t We Eating Ugly Produce?

You know that food waste is bad for the planet and for your wallet, but one of the major causes of waste in our food system is something you might not expect. Yes, we waste a lot of food by tossing…

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The Benefits of Conscious Consumption

As women, we are often faced with making many of the decisions that contribute to the smooth functioning of our households, whether we work outside the home or not. The reasons behind this and the imp…

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Female and Minority Farmers Demand Equality

Earlier this year, the USDA updated the process by which female and Hispanic farmers may file discrimination claims. This was largely a response to a number of claims over the last decade filed by far…

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