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Here's The 2015 Dirty Dozen...
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Farmers markets are often a great source of delicious organic produce, often at reduced prices. If you can't afford to buy everything organic, strategize by buying organic versions of the “dirty dozen.” Here they are: apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, nap peas (imported), and potatoes. Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17624/12-fru...

 
Baking Soda: Brighten Your Smile
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Whitening treatments are pricey; plus, the hydrogen peroxide found in these products, can cause tooth sensitivity. So, try this natural alternative instead. Simply wet your toothbrush bristles, sprinkle on some baking soda, scrub, and rinse to remove surface stains on your teeth.

 
Baking Soda: Prep Feet for Sandals
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Dissolve 3 Tbsp. baking soda into a basin of warm water and add lemon slices. This is a great foot soak that simultaneously invigorates and cleans your feet. Leave your feet in for 10-15 minutes. Then, make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water and gently exfoliate your toes and brighten your nails.

 
Why Buy Vintage vs New
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A ‘greenprint’ for Sustainable Growth and Social Well Being...
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If you visit Cité Soleil in Haiti or any other of the world’s poorest mega slums, you will find children picking through giant piles of junk, playing in gullies running with polluted water and returning home to crowded shacks with the most unsanitary conditions. If you go to affluent Vienna, you will see children playing in parks and kicking soccer balls on clean streets. When they go home, they do so with the certainty of enjoying clean water and good sanitation. At first, this might seem like an unbalanced comparison. Vienna is the crown jewel of affluent Austria, so of course it can afford a clean environment. But that is exactly the point. There’s growing recognition that along with a clean environment, economic growth and social well being are integral to sustainability. All three pillars make for sustainability – if even one is missing, the other two will lose support and collapse.

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/a-greenprint-for-sustainable--growth-and-social-wellbeing

 
Jon Stewart to Start Animal Sanctuary
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Television host purchases land in New Jersey to shelter rescued farm animals.When Jon Stewart announced in February that he'd be leaving theThe Daily Show after a 16-year run as its host, fans were crestfallen. But animal lovers everywhere now have reason to celebrate with the announcement that the comedian-newsman has purchased land in his home state of New Jersey to start a sanctuary for farm animals rescued from abuse. In March, Stewart had Farm Sanctuary co-founder Gene Baur on as his guest to discuss his new book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life. To honor Stewart and his wife Tracey’s commitment to animals, Farm Sanctuary recently named two rescued sheep after the compassionate couple.

 
Sustainability: More Than Just a Word...
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Sustainability. Translated it means how do we manage consumption of finite resources to provide a viable present and future for ourselves and our children.  It is now on everyone’s mind. Since the Industrial Revolution humans have set in place trends resulting in excessive global warming, alarming species extinction, air and water pollution, and over-consumption of natural resources, the consequences of which threaten not only the integrity of our environment but our very survival.  Sustainability is more than environmentalism. It is about what we do as the controlling species on the planet. We're becoming less resilient, more fragile, and more susceptible to collapse as has happened to past human civilizations disrupted by climate change, unsafe yields of resources, and social dislocation. A few examples: one cup of coffee has an embedded water requirement (footprint) of 36 gallons; producing a pound of beef requires 2,000 gallons of water; the C02 transportation footprint of the regional tourist and wine industry has yet to be calculated.  The average American consumes far above the world average in resources. Full accounting means the inclusion of all relevant factors or indicators to calculate true cost. Aquifer decline, for example, is a core indicator in groundwater management. Because sustainability represents complex systems and interests, goals tend to be biased to their own needs and people seek to maintain a certain status quo.  Sustainability policy tends to be some combination of regulatory and incentive-based measures, sharing the goal of reducing harmful trends.  Education and material well being provide foundations for people to make better ethical, sustainable consumer choices. In this way, social equity generates sustainability. All this sits before the alarming backdrop of unsustainable levels of resource consumption in the U.S. The course we are on is not adaptive. We need to change the channel, and fast.

 
Getting Rid of Mice Naturally...
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Do you have a very lazy cat? If you've been finding evidence of mice in your cupboard and amongst the pots and pans, read on. Apparently mice don't like strong smells. Try sprinkling some peppermint essential oil in the drawers and cupboards affected. First, cleaned them out, and vacuum up any mouse droppings. Rinse the affected areas with soapy water. Then sprinkled the oil. Try soaking cotton balls in the oil, and placing them in various spots.  The kitchen will definitely smell minty fresh! Be sure that there is nothing that the little pests can get into. All foods and spices should be in mason jars or containers. Larger things should be moved to areas that they can't get into.

 
Check Out These Jobs in Water Protection...
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Ask 10 different people what jobs you could get protecting water and you'll probably get 11 different titles that are as varied as our lakes and rivers. This is a good time for water-related jobs because our global population is growing and, let’s face it, with all that growth comes impacts to water. We all need clean, abundant water to survive - and we need people to ensure its protection and management. Unfortunately, with population growth there will be competition for water between different large-scale users like farmers and power plants. But that competition will also bring job opportunities, from negotiating water leases to advocating for clean, safe water to dealing with polluted water sources.

There is a place for everyone who wants to work in water, and at all levels. Read on and let’s see if there’s a place for you in the water protection biz:

http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/4874/...

 
Helpful Tips for Spring Cleaning!
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It’s that time to open up the house, the closets and the car and de-clutter.

  • Target one room in your house per week and fill a bag of items to donate to a local charity.
  • Have a garage sale! Your unwanted items may be another’s treasure.
  • Using eco-friendly cleaning products deep clean your cupboards and drawers.
  • Designate more yard space to edible plants - vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries.
  • Create a compost area - if you don’t have ground space there are wonderful bins available online.
  • Clean out your email inbox. File important emails and delete superfluous ones. You’ll breathe easier the next time you log into your email!
 
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