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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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Recipes We Love: Savory Sweet Potato Fries

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Author: LisaFerber

I’m always looking at various areas of my life and fine-tuning them as necessary. Wardrobe, health habits, how I spend my free time. And one of the things I definitely have to keep in check is my salt intake—more to the point, my sodium intake (salt is made up of about 40% sodium). If I didn’t care about my health, I could easily salt everything in front of me.

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How Green is Your Child Care Center?

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Author: Karin @ 7Gen

Choosing a child care provider you trust is a huge—and hugely important—decision. Contributing factors like location and price may jump to the forefront of the decision making process, but it’s also likely you’ll want to look closely into how each center addresses human and environmental health. Good news!

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Beach Water Quality Not a Shore Thing

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Author: the Inkslinger

In the heat of summer, the chances are good we’ll all eventually find some sand between our toes. The only question is whether the waters that surround it are safe to dip our feet into in the first place. Here’s how to find out.

 

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Will You Sign a Petition to Install a Clothesline at The White House

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Author: Seventh Generation VT

According to the US Energy Information Administration, six percent of residential electricity consumption is due to the tumble dryer.*

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When Bug Things Happen to Good Gardens

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Author: the Inkslinger

How’s summer in Vermont so far? Biblical. First, it rained for nearly 40 days and 40 nights. Then came sun-fire and brimstone, and heat met water to spawn a plague of insects. Now they’ve made our garden their lunchroom and are devouring our harvest before we can.

 

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Backwards meal planning at the farmer’s market

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

Isn’t it easy to slip into a recipe rut? We’ve all been there: Falling back on the same handful of meals to get us through the week, hitting the grocery store to gather the ingredients needed for each. But a recent trip to the farmer’s market made me realize that I’d been doing my meal planning backwards: I should find local ingredients first and plan menus around what’s available.

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Seventh Generation Unveils 2012 Corporate Consciousness Report

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Author: Seventh Generation

The newest edition of Seventh Generation’s Corporate Consciousness Report celebrates the company's 25th anniversary with a reader-friendly look at our recent achievements. You’re invited to review the milestones we’ve passed  on our 2020 Roadmap as we move toward an ambitious series of end-of-decade sustainability goals.

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Tips for Celebrating the First Day of School – Homeschool-Style

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Author: Seventh Generation

For many kids, the first day of school is heralded by the arrival of the school bus, but for a growing number of children across the country, the classroom is as close as the kitchen table. The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates than more than 2 million K to 12 students in the U.S.

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Getting Your Spouse On Board with Natural Living

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Author: Seventh Generation

Sometimes, couples journey towards a greener lifestyle together, and I think that’s wonderful. I’m not sure how common it is though. In many cases, one spouse begins learning, researching, and implementing changes that the other spouse may or may not agree with, or maybe they just don’t care that much about it.

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