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Preparing for summer weather: The sun’s harmful rays

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As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, many of us will be headed outdoors, to hang on the beach, play softball, volleyball, or, if you are old school, horseshoes. In any case, we are likely to be exposed to the sun’s rays. On the one hand, exposure to sunshine is required for our bodies to manufacture vitamin D. On the other hand, exposure to sun can lead to skin cancer. As an avid sunscreen slatherer, I am interested in the research on the protective products available today. The FDA has finally put into place a set of regulations that products will have to follow, but these will not have to be implemented until 2012.

Read More | Jul 1, 2010 |

Buying local at your farmer’s market

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Health and environmental advocates often recommend that you eat locally and seasonally. With summer in sight, your local farmers' market can be the easiest way to buy crops that are seasonal, fresh, and produced by local growers.

Read More | May 27, 2010 |

Planning a wedding for Summer 2010?

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Announcing Kevin and Jillian Hackett and Erik and Ariana Wammer! On August 8, 2009, NativeEnergy’s marketing coordinator, Ariana Fondry, married Erik Wammer, a SAP Programmer Analyst from Sacramento, California. It was a perfect Vermont summer day, and after months of planning, plotting, and praying, the reception was held at The Barn at Lang Farm in Essex, Vermont. The day went splendidly without a hitch – well there was one (other) hitch, of course!

Read More | May 12, 2010 |

Top 5.1 things you don’t know about the electric car (but should)

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With the Nissan LEAF making its market debut this year, the Ford Focus EV due out in late 2011, and BMW working on a small electric car that could launch in 2012, it seems that the era of the electric vehicle (EV) is finally upon us. But with so much hype and hoopla circulating, many of us could barely fill a thimble with what we actually know about EVs. With that in mind, we compiled this list. It’s by no means a comprehensive overview, just the top 5.1 most important things to know about the long-awaited and highly-touted electric car.

Read More | Apr 23, 2010 |

Don’t throw away that banana!

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Now that the snow has almost entirely melted, buds are starting to appear and you can hear the tune of birds in the air. Spring is here! While you start to clean up your yard and think about the crops you will be growing, consider another practice that makes sense for the environment and your garden: composting.

Read More | Mar 31, 2010 |