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Carbon Shredders Update

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The Carbon Shredders is a community-based low carbon diet initiative that is engaging the folks in the Mad River Valley, Vermont to pull together friends and family and find a whole host of ways to not only reduce their carbon footprint, but also the community's.

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Electing to Make a Difference

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Author: the Inkslinger

I Voted StickerAnd so it has come to this. A handful of hours. One single day. Election Day 2008, a watershed moment in the American story and quite possibly in the history of humanity itself.

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Mom & Pop Operation: Primo Parenting in a Digital Nutshell

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Pam McLaughlin of ParentsDigestHere's the thing: All the bravado and mental preparation in the world melts into a big puddle of nothing when your first child gets placed into your arms.

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Guide to Sustainable Eating

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Author: the Inkslinger

Harvest TimeIn most areas of the country, the fall harvest is in or well on its way. With so much fresh food available, it's easy for many of us to take it all for granted. But our choices about what to eat can have a big impact on the environment.

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Children & Chemicals: A Major Issue with Simple Steps toward a Solution

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Author: MeghanB

Show the World What's InsideDid you know that babies are born with more than 200 man-made industrial chemicals in their blood?

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In Between Shades of Green

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Author: the Inkslinger

We RecycleBefore he died, we made regular trips to visit my father. While it was always great to see him, it'd drive us nuts in some ways.

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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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