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The Importance of Buying Local

August 28th, 2014 | by alexisstaley

Thousands of miles are traveled each day by hundreds upon hundreds of semi-trucks filled with food and items going from [&hellip


Tips for staying cool & having fun in a heat wave

July 23rd, 2013 | by The Green Divas

I'm not sure what the temperature is where you are, but here in New Jersey we are experiencing a string of seriously steamy days that makes going out the door feel more like walking into a sauna. Everyone seems a little cranky and we are all getting weary from talk of the weather and idiotic posts on Facebook about popped corn and God cooking NJ (yes, I am guilty of sharing both of these, because they made me LOL at a weak moment and I just couldn't help myself)


more last minute green gift ideas!

December 19th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

What if green gift ideas were TRULY green: check out Oxfam's incredible list of green gift ideas that help improve the world for everyone.


The Worst Drought in 50 Years and How to Ease the Stress from It

July 20th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

While the midwest has not become the dust bowl of Steinbeck fame, it is parched, chocking and sorely yearning for rain. The worst drought in 50 years has behind a stream of high grin prices affecting farmers, mostly livestock growers. So, the worst drought in 50 years may not affect you if you eat a raw foods diet. Here's why now might be the time to give up processed foods and ease the stress caused by the drought


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


Last Minute Eco-Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 14th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Forgo the gift cards, chocolates and diamonds because you can still make this one of the vest Valentine's Days ever while embracing Mother Earth. Here are some great last minute Eco-Valentine's Ideas sure to please your sweetie


Fresh Cut Flower Alternatives for Your Sweetheart

February 7th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Sure it may be easy to stop by the local grocery store for a bouquet of blooms, but do you know from where they came? Are they organic? Were the workers who cared for them and cut them treated and paid fairly? Worry not a minute longer about the ethics of the floral world. Here are some fresh cut flower alternatives for enchanting your sweetheart this Valentine's Day


Cleansing Foods for New Year’s Celebration

December 29th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

New Year's meals across many cultures are full of healthy ingredients that are not only full of antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins, but are known for their abilities to rid the body of toxins and other undesirables. Enjoy these cleansing foods for New Year's celebrating


Turn Black Friday and Cyber Monday Green

November 24th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Most of the big box stores follow similar methods for staying on top and it usually requires putting stress on the environment and their workers. The good news is there are ways to break away from the corporate giants by buying through local venders, making gifts ourselves or bartering. Here are some ideas to help you turn Black Friday and Cyber Monday green


Food Trucks – Bringing Local to You

August 10th, 2011 | by belleterre

Thanks to Michele Obama, there has been a bit of press lately about the idea of a food desert - an area where healthy, affordable food is hard to find. One interesting idea is to have food trucks bring the local fare directly to those in need.



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