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Bag It: Some Diaper Bags Shown To Have Dangerous Lead Levels

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Author: the Inkslinger

Here’s yet another one of those stories I wish we’d stop hearing: tests on vinyl baby bags by an Oakland, California environmental group have found excessive lead levels in certain brands.

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Sun Savings: A Powerful New Idea Energizes Homes & Solar Industry

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Author: the Inkslinger

Everybody wants a rooftop solar system. But nobody wants to pay for one. What would you do if you didn’t have to?

That’s the idea behind a new strategy being put to the test by the solar power industry, and it could be the breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for.

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The Search for Waldo at the Murf

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Recently I asked Reed Doyle if he would be interested in a trip to the Chittenden Solid Waste District recycling center on Avenue C in Williston, Vermont. Of course he said "Sure.

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Green Business Could Boost Every Bottom Line

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Author: the Inkslinger

Green Technology and RecessionThese days, you don't have to look too hard to see an American economy that is in trouble. From TV talking heads debating whether or not the recession has arrived to “For Sale” signs sprouting like spring grass, it's clear things are sputtering.

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Impressive Savings from Small Change

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Author: the Inkslinger

Nobody likes bills, but we've all got to pay 'em. For most of us that means a check, an envelope, a stamp, and a trip to mailbox. No big deal – or is it? A new study finds that switching to online payments and account statements offers significant environmental paybacks.

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Do "Food Miles" Carry Us Farther From Sustainability?

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Author: the Inkslinger

We’ve been talking about and supporting local food for years here at Seventh Generation.

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Scienceman Introduces Liquid Laundry Detergent 2X Concentrates

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Our Liquid Laundry Detergent Ultra Concentrates reduce the use of plastic packaging and save energy.

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This Turkish Delight Finally Gets the LED Out

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Author: the Inkslinger

If you think compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs give your energy budget a big bang for its buck, wait until you see what light emitting diode (LED) lighting can do. Except that the operative word there has always been “wait” because that’s all we’ve been doing: so far scientists have only been able to create ultra-efficient LEDs that shed light in certain colors.

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Seventh Generation's Response to OCA

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Author: Inspired Protagonist

We applaud the Organic Consumer Association’s (OCA) recent research efforts to educate consumers about the safety of personal care and home cleaning products. It is important for consumers to know that Seventh Generation’s dish liquid, which does contain a minute amount of the ethoxylate 1,4-dioxane, is deemed safe according to the FDA’s and our own strict guidelines.

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