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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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The Problem is the Solution

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Author: the Inkslinger

The Green Collar EconommyHere in my undisclosed location in the Vermont hinterlands, it's blissfully easy to lock out the world and throw away the key.

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If Stock Futures Are Down, Are Our Futures Looking Up?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Silver LiningNosedive. Freefall. Meltdown. Pick the description of your choice. It doesn't matter what we call it. By just about every metric that matters, the U.S. and global economies appear to be knocking on the door of financial apocalypse.

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The Better World Shopping Guide

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Author: Seventh Generation VT

The Better World Shopping GuideEarlier this year we let you know that a new edition of The Better World Shopping Guide would soon be available, and now we are posting to let you know it is.

I've been using these kinds of books since the 1990s to help me figure out which companies I would buy from, and which I wouldn't.

The new edition doesn't disappoint. Pocket-sized so it's easy to carry around, and at-a-glance easy-to-read, it grades companies with a simple A to F. The grade encompasses human rights, the environment, animal protection, community involvement, and social justice.

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Aroma-rama: Freshening Indoor Air

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Author: the Inkslinger

Open WindowThere's perhaps no month as filled with ritual as October. As we make our annual journey across the weeks between summer and winter, there are gardens to put to bed, leaves to leap in, pumpkins to carve, and homes to ready for the coming cold.

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Spend, Baby, Spend!

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Author: the Inkslinger

Wind FarmI've always found fascinating the things that people are willing to spend money on. Because so often they seem to make so little sense. People buy pricey motorized toys and flat screen TVs while the mortgage goes unpaid.

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POP Goes the National Diabetes Rate

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Author: the Inkslinger

Diabetes FingerWe've all heard the news: type 2 diabetes is epidemic and the situation is going from bad to catastrophic with some 24 million people, or about 8% of the U.S.

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Ten Americans

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Author: Seventh Generation VT

We all know pollution and toxins are bad for you. But the Environmental Working Group has conducted perhaps the deepest analysis of this issue on the most vulnerable demographic on the planet.

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The Big Chill

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Author: the Inkslinger

Green Your Home GlobeThe changing leaves and the passing from summer to autumn bring thoughts of what's happening in our atmosphere. For me, there's comfort in knowing that humanity seems to be finally getting itself in gear to deal with the climate crisis.

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Investmental Illness

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Author: the Inkslinger

Renewable Energy in a CanSometimes it feels to me like we've been plunged into an alternate universe where space aliens have dismantled our country and put it back together all cattywampus.

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