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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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Incredible News: Wal-Mart Bans 10 Toxic Chemicals!

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Author: Seventh Generation

September isn't even half over and already it's been a month to remember. Procter & Gamble recently announced it was removing the hazardous chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate from its products by 2014. Yet that huge news is nothing compared to the remarkable nontoxic bombshell Wal-Mart just dropped.

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Baby Safety Month - Safe Sleep Tips

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Author: Rebecca Kempton MD

It’s September - the days are getting shorter, the breezes a little cooler, and typically more babies are born this month than any other.  September is also designated Baby Safety Month, so let’s review safe sleep habits for your baby.

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Create the (Sustainable) Dorm Room of Your Dreams!

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Author: Seventh Generation

College isn’t just about discovering a career path. It’s also about discovering who you are. And one of the ways college students express their values is in the way they furnish their dorm rooms. It’s a great time to try lifestyle changes – like sustainable dorm room living – that can have a lifetime impact.

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No More Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Author: the Inkslinger

They say summer is over, and while my garden begs to differ, there’s no denying that sunsets are happening a whole lot sooner these days and the nights are getting suspiciously longer. Then again, night isn’t what it used to be, and that’s coming with all kinds of consequences we can blame on light pollution.

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Brown Rice and Black Beans

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Author: LisaFerber

At a friend’s house this past weekend I noticed a magnesium powder with the word “calm” in the title. I thought, “Yeah, I can always use a little calm.” So when I went home, I read up on the mineral to see how I could get more of it into my diet.

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Cleaning Up with a Fall Yard Sale

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Author: SJ WILSON

When the kids are back to school, and you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands, the fall might be the best time for that yard sale that you meant to have during the summer, but never got around to. Not only will you cut down on the competition, when everyone in the neighborhood seems to be having one, but you don't have to sit in the summer sun all day, waiting for a sale.

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Tips for Creating a Non-Toxic Nursery

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Author: Seventh Generation

If there’s a baby on the way, sooner or later your thoughts will turn to decorating a nursery space. Whether you have an “anything goes” budget or prefer to stick to the basics, making the space where your baby is likely to spend much of her time as natural and non-toxic as possible takes some thought.

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School Bus Exhaust Is No Idle Problem

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Author: the Inkslinger

There’s no surer sign that the school year has begun than the hordes of yellow buses suddenly rolling into our neighborhoods. They do a great job of getting the kids to school. In fact, they’d be perfect if it weren’t for the toxins they’re spewing all over their precious cargo.

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More Usual Chemical Suspects Head to Count

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Author: the Inkslinger

The wheels of progress may grind slowly at the EPA, but at least they grind. The latest evidence is a new list of chemicals the agency will someday screen for endocrine disruption.

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Food We Love: Local Produce

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Author: Seventh Generation

A recent CSA share from Pete’s Greens included one of 2 different types of Eggplant - Black Beauty, which is a traditional-looking eggplant, or Japanese, which is a long and skinny. Either one would be perfect for this over-the-top veggie sandwich stack, meant to be eaten with fork and knife!

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