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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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Carbon Copy: A Round-Up of Climate News

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Author: the Inkslinger

Lots of climate news coming across the wires lately. As well there should be for the most pressing issue of this or any other age. Here’s a look at some key indicators…

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April is a Month of Earth Days

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Mirror MirrorHey. The 20/20 by 2010 Team is on a campaign to get every (100%) 7th Gener to reduce their carbon footprint by 10% in 2008. Getting people conscious of every deliberation, every decision they make seven generations out of is a moment-by-moment design question.

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Virtual Kidstuff: A Look At Some Websites for Mom & Dad

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Author: the Inkslinger

If you’re reading this, you know that there are a lot of things to watch out for when it comes to protecting our kids’ health. Too many, if you ask us. But what you may not know is that there are an ever-growing number of resources and organizations standing by to help us keep our children safe and raise ‘em right. Here’s a quick look at some I’ve encountered in my recent travels…

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Scents for Living Homes

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The bar has been raised -- integrating science, beauty, and therapy to create a Living Home through pure, whole plant-based aromas that connect body, mind, and spirit.

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Read This One for the Kids. Today.

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Author: the Inkslinger

Healthy Child Healthy World

I'm always amazed at what parents don't know. I meet far too many good, smart, well-intentioned people who have yet to hear that their cleaners might be making their kids sick.

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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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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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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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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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