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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 5° (5 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 5° (5 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Pets have to go? 5° (5 replies)

It is a topic that is near and dear to many people, but one that I find often ignored in conversations of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Should Rover go? The amount of natural resources used to feed, water, tend, and accomodate our domesticated pets is staggering. This combined with the ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Consumerism

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meaning of genetic engineering 4° (4 replies)

use of technology at the level of genes.

Started by Indu M. in September 2008, about Children and Families

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Does anyone know any great low carb food options for busy people? 4° (4 replies)

I'm trying pretty hard to find somewhere I can buy low carbon food options as I just don't have time to cook myself. What should I do?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Consumerism, Energy Saving, Food, Health

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Coal = Devastation 4° (4 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Eco Planning for your Future. 4° (4 replies)

Adopting clean, renewable Energy, and an Environmentally 'RISK FREE' Electricity Generating Plan - using GREEN TECHNOLOGIES would make the Earth & your wallet - all the better OFF! Michael - http://freepoweratgeneratorbuild.com/Articles/

Started by Michael S. in October 2011, about Green energy

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 4° (4 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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Dishwasher, good or bad? 4° (4 replies)

In many eco books I have read that using your dishwasher for full loads is more efficient than washing by hand on a water use ratio. I support green energy by purchasing Green Mountain Energy, and would like to get some opinions from others as whats right. Feed me back!

Started by Trevor C. in January 2009, about Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 4° (4 replies)

The US election has been pretty hard fought, with both sides talking passionately about climate change and how they plan to address it. However, for me it simply boils down to politics... those with vested interests in industries that traditionally have the largest impact will do least to push new ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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