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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Welcome Your Wild Neighbors to Your Backyard

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Author: Erin Gettler

Backyards are habitat for people and wildlife. Invite nature into your backyard to get closer views and help wildlife by making your yard a hospitable habitat with these tips. Many of the creatures that benefit from improved backyard habitats are struggling from habitat loss in general.

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From Seventh Generation to Sustain: 10 Questions With Jeffrey Hollender

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Author: Seventh Generation

25 years ago, Jeffrey Hollender co-founded Seventh Generation. After moving on from revolutionizing the green cleaning and personal care industry, Jeffrey turned his full attention to an idea he had twenty years prior: making a sustainable, Fair Trade condom. Joined by daughter Meika and wife Sheila, he intends to turn the condom industry on its head. How?

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Nectarine Ice Cream

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Author: Tamera @ 7Gen

It wouldn’t be summer without ice cream!  Cool off with this vegan ice cream recipe that combines the sweet taste of ripe nectarines with the aromatic spice of cardamom.

Components:

2 yellow nectarines

1 tbsp maple syrup (more if you like it sweeter)

1 can light coconut milk

1 tbsp vanilla

dash of sea salt

Dash of lemon

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Keep Microbeads Out of Our Waterways

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Author: Erin Gettler

Thanks to new laws, exfoliating microbeads—tiny grains of plastic in soaps and toothpaste that can't be screened out of wastewater, and now pollute lakes and rivers—are on their way out, but maybe not soon enough for waterways throughout the continent.

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Tips for Success at Your Next Yard Sale

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Author: Seventh Generation

Ever heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”?  This idea is the key to yard sales. It sounds easy enough, but here are some tips to make sure your next yard sale is a huge success.

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Recipes We Love: Elderflower Cordial

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Author: Andrea Todd

This recipe for a cordial, or syrup, comes from my British family, and it is a simple and season sip of summer. Many people are familiar with the elderberry, and the flower is from the same plant, Sambucus.

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Miles for Monarchs (and Other Native Pollinators)

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Author: Erin Gettler

I'm a reluctant highway commuter. On a normal weekday, I roll through about thirty miles of grassy medians on my way to my day job. Every two weeks, huge mowers grind through the miles too, leaving behind the smell of diesel and cut grass, and acres of wasted hay.

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5 Tips for an Easy, Healthy Breakfast

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Author: Seventh Generation

You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Breakfast has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease, and even to better performance in school.  Kids who eat breakfast also may be able to control their appetite better, possibly contributing to a healthier weight.

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Four Tips for Eating Healthy with Kids on Road Trips

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Author: Kristi Marsh

My idea of fun is a road trip - to the extent that I wonder whether I may have descended from Magellan. Or Sacajawea. Or possibly Dora the Explorer. It's deep in my cells.

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Dinnertime Discussions at the Family Table

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

"Read the list!"

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