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It`s a Party-It`s a Forum-It`s Green Festival
It`s a Party-It`s a Forum-It`s Green Festival

by Louisa May   Thomas Friedman is right. Our world is getting hot, flat, and crowded. But even he admits to having hope. In the beginning of his latest book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, he identifies trends. One trend he sees is "nation-building at home." Friedman hears from people all around the country, people with ideas about how to make our world a better place. These innovators have vision and imagination, and they are working on developing clean energy, improving education, and making repairs. What this author calls "nation-building at home," I call Green Festival. Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-Op America. It's... Read more

How to Choose Appliances: EnergyWise True/False...

Eco-Broker janeAnna in Asheville, NC writes: This Energy Wise True or False Test was delivered with a smile to our client who purchased a wee rustic cabin in the...

Ladies` Night and The New Green `Party`

Women's Voices for the Earth, a national environmental health group is on a mission to remove an insidious health threat hiding under your kitchen sink: the...

Plant a Popular Alternative to Chlorine in Pools

by Louisa May Is chlorine in swimming pools hazardous to your health? Chlorine is commonly used in swimming pools to provide disinfection in the water, but it's a...

Hansel and Gretel`s Town Ordered to `Go Green`

by Louisa May Marburg, Germany, a peaceful Renaissance city on a hill, has long been a tourist destination. Its medieval attractions, dating back to the 1200's,...

Granite Countertops Get Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Granite Countertops Get Fifteen Minutes of Fame

by Louisa May Andy Warhol would have loved this. The late American artist coined the phrase, "fifteen minutes of fame." He was referring to the fleeting condition of celebrity that attaches itself to an object of media attention briefly until our collective short attention span moves on to something new. The last week of July, our attention was focused on the dangers of radon gas seeping from granite kitchen countertops. It started with a New York Times newspaper article appearing in the July 24, 2008 Home and Garden section titled, " What's Lurking in Your Countertop?" Catching consumers' attention were the two homeowners featured. They were concerned... Read more

Court Decision Strengthens Wetlands Protection

by Louisa May I'm often reminded that there are many versions of the truth, and the widely differing points of view highlighted in this lawsuit offer no exception....

Myth and Madness Surround Cypress Garden Mulch

by Louisa May True or False? Cypress mulch is an environmentally friendly, rot and insect-resistant good choice for your garden. The answer is FALSE. Many people...

How to Grow a Community and a Garden

by Louisa May Community gardens are making a comeback, but they don't just happen overnight. So, let's talk about planning. I am not a list maker at heart,...

Are You Watching the River Run?

by Louisa May Bad news- watching is not enough anymore. America's waterways need help, and many communities are relying on the efforts of volunteers, not...