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Carbon Pawprint: 9 ways to green your pet

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Pets do a lot for us—from making us giggle to lowering our blood pressure—and life wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately, like people, they have a carbon footprint. According to some researchers, owning a medium-sized dog is comparable to driving a SUV for a year!

Read More | Dec 4, 2012 |

LOHAS 2012: Corporate responsibility starts from within

Posted by: Tom Rawls
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The annual LOHAS conference is one that I look forward to. LOHAS is an acronym for lifestyles of health and sustainability. It refers to the substantial market for products and services, ethically delivered, for consumers especially concerned about wellness and corporate responsibility. It is the market at “the Intersection of Personal and Planetary Heath,” as Gwynne Rogers of the Natural Marketing Institute put it.

Read More | Oct 4, 2012 |

5 ways to stop wasting food

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Do you know that 40% of the food in the U.S. goes to waste? Worse still, according to the recent study by Natural Resources Defense Council, the average American discards 10 times more food than someone in Southeast Asia. Yet, one in six Americans doesn’t have enough to eat.

Read More | Sep 25, 2012 |

The Dirty Dozen: which foods to buy organic

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Nothing evokes summer more than fresh food: succulent red tomatoes, sweet corn slathered with butter, vegetables roasting on the grill. Gardens reconnect us to what we eat. Still, most people shop at the supermarket at least some of the time, where we’re confronted with this question: to buy organic or not?

Read More | Aug 23, 2012 |

The New Normal: get used to the heat

Posted by: Tom Rawls
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I am old enough to have survived apocalyptic visions of Soviet atomic strikes in my youth. I’m not sure how huddling under my school desk was going to protect me from the “big one,” but that was the drill. I have survived an age when rivers literally burned and the air disintegrated concrete. So I tend not to react strongly to disaster scenarios.

Read More | Aug 15, 2012 |