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Here’s Why Hemp Should be Your New Favorite Plant

Hemp is a controversial crop, but it's one that holds much promise as a food, fiber and as a fuel. Because hemp is a cousin to marijuana it gets an undeservedly bad reputation from the legal folks in …

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8 Common Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

Most people know the basics of recycling, but some items seem to slip through the cracks. Here are 8 items that you probably didn’t know are actually recyclable… Eyeglasses. You know that drawer of…

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What Does it Mean to Be a ‘Sustainable Business’? A Q&A With Bhakti Chai’s Brook Eddy

Many companies have worked hard to incorporate sustainability into their business plan, but Bhakti Chai owner says she has been defined by it from the very beginning. Bhakti means "devotion through so…

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Thrive Market: A Place Where Healthy Food is Affordable

If you haven't already heard about Thrive Market, get ready to discover your new one-stop online shop. Thrive Market is a fairly new site that offers natural, healthy foods online for an average of 35…

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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7 Tips To Save Money & Make Less Waste

It may seem impossible in our modern, cellophane-wrapped lives, but there are people out there who succeed in creating ZERO waste in their lives. That’s nada, nil, zilch. That means food, furniture, p…

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Do You Know Where Your Old iPhone is Going?

The facts about electronic waste (e-waste) have left me quite flummoxed. Fifty million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2012—that’s 15 pounds per person on the planet. Even more crazy is …

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If You Love Whales, Fight for a Silent Ocean

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone. ~ Paul McCartney Living in coastal New England has its perks—Cape Cod day trips, fishing your own lobster…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Impact… Worse Than Predicted

If the controversial northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is approved and built, the resulting amount of carbon emitted into earth's atmosphere could be up to four times greater than the U.S. St…

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Oklahoma Earthquakes & Fracking. Are They Related?

Oklahoma has now surpassed California in the number of earthquakes felt this year! Is the steep increase in Oklahoma earthquakes related to fracking? Or is it merely a coincidence? Here's what m…

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