Stephanie on September 30th, 2008

I love coffee. I love the person who discovered how to make rich, dark, delicious coffee. When I open my eyes in the morning, my excitement builds just thinking about flipping the switch on my coffee maker and listening to the elixir drip, drip, drip into the carafe. The aroma swirls around [...]

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Amy on September 29th, 2008

Evaluating your home energy consumption can be tricky. It seems to me that money is just disappearing, evaporating into thin air when it comes to our home energy costs.
According to this illustration, I’m right. Money is slipping right out the windows in the form of wasted energy.
Where does your dollar go? Home energy costs [...]

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Stephanie on September 28th, 2008

How much do you know about wind as a source of renewable, clean energy?
You may be surprised to learn that people thousands of years ago set up crude wind energy devices to pump water from wells and grind grains.
The following video from space.com beautifully illustrates the past, present and future of wind energy.
Dancing on Air

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Stephanie on September 27th, 2008

National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast a story recently describing one school district that had voted to cut busing services for its students. Children as young as kindergartners could be expected to walk up to 1 1/4 miles to and from school because buses will no longer pick them up in their neighborhoods due to [...]

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Stephanie on September 26th, 2008

If you are a parent, or work around children, you probably know that having regular conversations with your kids about important topics is a crucial part of their upbringing. Many adults are advised to have discussions about sex, alcohol and drugs, and Internet safety with their children. I would add to this list, and recommend [...]

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Amy on September 25th, 2008

A majestic symbol of American freedom, the wild horses of the west represent the pioneer spirit and heart of our country. I was heartbroken when I discovered that these wild horses, once considered a national treasure are now being mistreated, devalued and led to slaughter by the very institution that was established to protect them.
The [...]

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Stephanie on September 25th, 2008

As a real estate and land use attorney, I’ve seen trends in construction come and go over the past 15 years. In the mid-1990s, there was a lot of talk about incorporating green building practices into building and design. Around the room, people would nod their heads in agreement, while secretly wondering what [...]

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Roberta on September 24th, 2008

Yes, that’s right. The Amish are into renewable energy. They are going green the Amish way. They may shun cell phones, radio and TV, and ride around in black horse drawn buggies(with solar powered lanterns), but they were green long before going green was cool. Back in the 1920’s Amish [...]

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Amy on September 23rd, 2008

Have you given any thought to the environmental footprint of your favorite magazine? Sure, we recycle them, but that process takes energy. How can you read green and still get all the unique articles you enjoy from your favorite publications?
Zinio has the solution.
Today marks the launch of The Read Green Initiative, a program that seeks [...]

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Stephanie on September 22nd, 2008

Now that the air is turning cooler and the days a bit shorter, its hard to deny that fall is here! My children love Halloween - probably in part because my oldest son’s birthday is October 31. I’ve been wondering what costumes to buy my four kids this year. With the election [...]

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