Category: Local Health
How to Have a Sustainable Thanksgiving

How to Have a Sustainable Thanksgiving

Another holiday, another opportunity to save on food, money, and resources! Here's 5 tips to lower your environmental impact and have a sustainable Thanksgiving. 1. Go ...

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Your Clothes Are Made In Sweatshops

Your Clothes Are Made In Sweatshops

Do you have any idea where your clothes come from? Chances are, most of us don’t. Don’t feel bad; most clothing companies work very hard to keep consumers in the dark. However, ...

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Interview with Glass for Your Mom: The Glass Industry vs. Local Artists

Interview with Glass for Your Mom: The Glass Industry vs. Local Artists

Of all the artistry on Earth, there are few crafts as unique and mysterious as glass blowing. Jeremy Friedly, of "Glass for Your Mom" in Lancaster, PA filled me in on his business ...

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EPA Suddenly Cancels Scientists’ Climate Change Talks

EPA Suddenly Cancels Scientists’ Climate Change Talks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly banned three of their scientists from giving scheduled talks on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island. The news ...

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What Makes Avocado Green Mattress Different? Interview with Avocado’s Jessica Hann

What Makes Avocado Green Mattress Different? Interview with Avocado’s Jessica Hann

When we think of eco-friendly products, mattresses aren't the first to come to mind. However, many contain chemicals, toxins, and harmful VOCs. That's where Avocado Green Mattress ...

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8 Tips for Sustainable Travel

8 Tips for Sustainable Travel

1. Pack Light When it comes to flying, the lighter the plane, the fewer greenhouse gas emissions. While it’s not exactly practical to drop 10 pounds before your trip, choosing ...

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Top 5 Imported Foods From China To Avoid

Top 5 Imported Foods From China To Avoid

It’s no secret that food safety standards in China are questionable at best. It’s been reported that 20% of all farmland in the country is contaminated, while over 60% of ...

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EPA Rejects Scientist’s Pleas to Ban Harmful Pesticide

EPA Rejects Scientist’s Pleas to Ban Harmful Pesticide

For almost 10 years, EPA scientists have constantly warned the public and government executives against the allowance of pesticide Chlorpyrifos. This dangerous, yet widely used ...

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6 Tips to Make Your Halloween More Eco-Friendly

6 Tips to Make Your Halloween More Eco-Friendly

I know what you’re thinking. An eco-friendly Halloween? What does that even mean? How can Halloween have any effect on the environment? Well, Halloween (among other holidays) ...

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The USDA is Being Sued Over Animal Welfare, Here’s Why:

The USDA is Being Sued Over Animal Welfare, Here’s Why:

Like we talked about in a previous post (read: "Are Corporations Lying To You About Their "Free Range" Labels?"), just because a corporation labels its products “free-range” and ...

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6 Mouthwatering Kale Recipes You’ll Love (Even If You Hate Kale)

6 Mouthwatering Kale Recipes You’ll Love (Even If You Hate Kale)

Hello all! Today is October 4th, and you know what that means! … Okay, maybe you don’t know what that means. It’s National Kale Day! Kale is one of the biggest health foods ...

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Urban Farming and Why It’s So Awesome

Urban Farming and Why It’s So Awesome

While putting the words “urban” and “farming” together may seem like an oxymoron, the practice of urban farming is anything but moronic. What is urban farming? Urban farming ...

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