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Eco-Vacations: When You Must Drive, Drive Efficiently

May 18th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Eco-vacations are all the rage with trips to the rain forest or stays on organic farms. Sometimes the only get away is a road trip to a nearby state or town. The most eco-friendly vacation is one spent at home, but not everyone can enjoy a "staycation" and most can't afford extravagant "greencations". So if you need to hit the road to enjoy some down town this summer, there are some tricks to help make your road trip more eco-sound. When you must drive, here are some ways to drive efficiently


How Exercise Helps the Environment

April 9th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Exercise is a foundation helping pave the way to great environmental change. It starts small and quietly, but quickly, builds into monumental differences in our lives. While walking, jogging and and cycling are wonderful for heart health and overall fitness, they also have a lasting impact on green living. Here are a few ways exercise helps the Environment


The Benefits of Living Off the Grid

November 12th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

The benefits of living off the grid can be very rewarding for those who are willing to make the adjustments. Now that we have lived off the grid for four years, the benefits of this lifestyle far outweigh any “comforts” that city life had to offer. We have completely embraced our way of life and the long term benefits that come from living off the grid


Donors to Pay Ecuador to Keep Oil Underground

January 15th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Here's a novel and timely use of Trust Funds. Ecuador is pioneering the use of a fund to preserve Ecuador's rain forest above an approximately one billion barrel oil field in the Yasuni National Park, permanently foregoing extraction of fossil fuels from the park. In return, the Ecuadorian government has asked for compensation of $350 million a year for 10 years


Century-Long Reforestation Deal in Works For California in Cap and Trade

January 4th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

Folksinger Joni Mitchell's "paved paradise" of the 20th century could wind being partially reforested in the 21st century, under California's proposed landmark Cap and Trade legislation that takes effect in the next few years. That is because the state will include provisions for offsetting some greenhouse gas emissions by investing in conservation and reforestation over at least the next century



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