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Reuse Idea: Clothespin and Popsical Sticks? Kids Airplane Summer Project!
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Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:21

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Reuse Idea: PVC Pipe and Reclaimed Wood? DIY Shed Storage!
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:35

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Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals
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Monday, 24 August 2015 22:25

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When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academyin Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green. Moreover, the program will address the controversial issue of GMOs in school food. As environmental news outlet EcoWatch reports:

This program is the first to take a stand against GMOs. While the long-term effects of GMOs are still uncertain, a growing body of evidence links them to a variety of health risks and environmental damage. An estimated 80 percent of items on most supermarket shelves contain GMOs, and they are ubiquitous in school food programs.Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/19/meet-nations-first-school-district-serve-100-organic-meals

 
One of the Country's Leading Hospitals Is Giving McDonald's the Boot
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Friday, 21 August 2015 21:33

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Cleveland Clinic's Golden Arches will come down after 20 years of business.

Come September, heart disease patients at the Cleveland Clinic will no longer be able to enjoy a post-checkup Big Mac. The hospital will close its on-campus McDonald’s location on Sept. 18, Cleveland.com reported Wednesday.

The franchise had a long-term lease on its space and has been a presence in the hospital’s food court for 20 years—and the hospital’s leadership has been trying to push the chain out for at least a decade.

 
Vegan CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER POWER BITES
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Saturday, 15 August 2015 13:20
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Recipe: 1/2 cup ground oats or oat flour/1/2 cup ground walnuts/1/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao powder/3 tablespoons ground flax seeds/1 teaspoon vanilla extract/1/4 cup maple syrup/2 tablespoons peanut butter/3 teaspoons water/1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut.

In a food processor, combine ground oats, ground walnuts, cacao powder and ground flax. Pulse until well mixed. Add vanilla and maple syrup. Pulse until well combined and mixture becomes sticky. You may need to wipe down sides with a spatula. Add peanut butter and water. Pulse a few times until it reaches a dough-like consistency. Transfer mixture to a medium-sized bowl and roll into approximately 10 truffle-sized balls. Add the coconut to a small bowl and roll balls in coconut until fully covered.

 
Josephine County to issue GMO order
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Friday, 14 August 2015 21:19

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Attention all farmers growing GMO crops in Josephine County (if any): Please notify authorities you are growing said crops, in order that you may be penalized if you continue to grow them past Sept. 4. That's the essence of a public notice due to be published by the county, following voter passage last year of a local measure banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. County Counsel Wally Hicks said last week that his office is fine-tuning the notice in preparation for publication in the Daily Courier.

Read more: http://www.mailtribune.com/ar...

 
BAKED PARMESAN TOMATOES
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Sunday, 09 August 2015 20:06

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Recipe: 4 tomatoes, halved/1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional dairy free)/1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded/1 tsp chopped fresh basil/1 tsp chopped fresh oregano/1 tsp garlic powder/1 tablespoon olive oil/sea salt and black pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 450° F. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. drizzle with olive oil. Bake until tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

 
Fresh Tomato, Onion and Cilantro Salsa
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Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:20

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Recipe: 8-10 large ripe fresh tomatoes, finely chopped/1 1/2 large white onion, diced/10 cloves fresh garlic, minced/1 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped/2 stalks of celery, diced/3/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped/5-6 fresh limes, squeezed/4 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar/cayenne pepper to taste/cumin powder to taste/sea salt to taste. Chop and dice all ingredients and mix well in a large bowl. Let sit overnight to let ingredients marinate (let sit at least 2 hours before serving).

 
Crock Pot Moroccan Chick Pea Coconut Soup
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 22:34

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Crock pot recipe: 3 cups vegetable broth /4 cloves garlic, chopped /1 large sweet potato, peeled, diced /1 yellow bell pepper, diced / 2 Granny Smith apples, diced /1/2 cup chopped roasted green chilies (to taste) /1 1/2 cups (14-oz) diced tomatoescrock /1 15-oz.chick peas, rinsed, drained /1 14-oz. coconut milkcrock /1 lime, juiced /1 tablespoon curry pastecrock (red or green) / pinch cinnamon and cumin /sea salt and pepper, to taste. Combine all of the ingredients in a crock pot and cook about 5 hours. Add just before serving: 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro / hot red pepper flakes, to taste.

 
Reuse Idea: Used Coffee Can? DIY Emergency Mini Grill!
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Friday, 21 August 2015 21:34

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Millions Of 'Shade Balls' Protect LA's Water During Drought
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Saturday, 15 August 2015 15:21

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Los Angeles can't make it rain, but it can shield its precious water with "shade balls" -- 96 million of them to be exact. By deflecting UV rays, the opaque spheres are expected to protect more than 300 million gallons of water from evaporating in Southern California's harsh sunlight every year. The shade balls also deter wildlife from contaminating the reservoir, shield the water from wind-blow dust and discourage algae from forming on the water's surface. City officials hailed the shade balls as very cost-effective.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/los-...

 
Summer Melon Mint Salad
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Friday, 14 August 2015 21:20

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Recipe: Half of a watermelon/Half of a large cantaloupe/Half of a large honeydew melon/2 Tablespoons honey/3 Tablespoons finely chopped mint. Use a melon baller to scoop out melons. Place scooped melon balls in a large bowl. Drizzle with honey and toss to coat the melon. Sprinkle with chopped fresh mint and toss again. Chill before serving.

 
Clean Power Plan Is Good for Our Children's Health
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Monday, 10 August 2015 16:08

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There are many reasons to be committed to taking care of our environment, but as a parent, I have two very important ones: my son and daughter. Their lives, and their health, are so important to me, as all children's are. When we think about the choices we make for our kids, from healthy food to fun exercise, it's important to remember that the quality of air they breathe is just as important. We are shaping our world for them to live in, not just in some distant future, but today. That's why President Obama and our colleagues across the federal government just finalized a rule that will help leave the planet safer and healthier for our children and our grandchildren. The Clean Power Plan is a historic step in cutting carbon pollution from the largest source of emissions in our country. Here are five reasons our children need us to commit to creating a safer and healthier environment: Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/s...

 
Reuse Idea: Mason Jar? Citronella Outdoor Candle!
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Sunday, 09 August 2015 20:07

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