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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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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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High On Hydrogen, But How Do We Get Our Fix?

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Author: the Inkslinger

As far as fuels are concerned, hydrogen is just about perfect. When combined with oxygen in a fuel cell, just three things come out: electricity, water, and heat. That’s it. No carbon dioxide. No particulates. No worries about sinking public health or rising sea levels. It’s the fuel you can bring home to meet your parents.

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Ugly Things Lurk In the Beauty Aisle

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Author: the Inkslinger

Fundamentally, there’s only one way that toxins in consumer products get noticed by consumers: Somebody begins making noise and keeps the drums going until the media picks up the beat and people everywhere start listening. Bisphenol-a in polycarbonate plastics. Phthalates in toys. Brominated fire retardants in home furnishings. Pick your poison. The pattern is always the same.

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Meet 7Gen!

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Author: the Inkslinger

Hello! Welcome to 7Gen, the new voice of the Seventh Generation community.

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Does "Daylight Savings" Really Mean "Energy Spending?"

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Author: the Inkslinger

In what will be a welcome shock to our winter-weary systems up here in Vermont, Sunday marks the shift to Daylight Savings Time (DST), the day our clocks "spring forward" to offer an extra hour of what in these parts is much-appreciated sunshine.

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Hey Kids! Show Whole Foods Your Inner Green

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Seventh Generation is sponsoring some Whole Foods Earth Day fun: the Whole Earth Generation, in which we're inviting anyone and everyone between the ages of eight and 17 to create a short video that shows how they’re making a difference in the health of the world we all share.

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