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Living Green

Seasonal Spring Fruits and Veggies

Posted May 14, 2012
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One of the many joys of Spring and Summer is the opportunity we have to indulge in delicious fresh produce. Spring fruits and vegetables signal a time of renewal and cleansing.  By focusing your diet around the choices below, bikini season may not be so painful after all.  Check out your local farmer’s market to [...]

May Is National Bike Month

Posted May 11, 2012
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The other day I went for my first big outdoor ride of the season, bike ride that is. It was a warm and lovely Friday afternoon. Sometimes people have different definitions of what it means “to ride.” For a few of my girlfriends it means getting on their horses. For other friends it means cruising on their Harley’s. There’s no judgment there for me – but for me going for a ride means putting some miles on the road bike. If I’m mountain biking I call it mountain biking; I know, revolutionary, isn’t it?

Celebrating Earth Day 2012

Posted April 17, 2012
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We celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Forty-two years ago twenty million Americans rallied across the country in support of a healthy, sustainable environment and against pollution, toxic dumps, oil spills, pesticides, power plants and loss of wilderness. Earth Day is not political or religious. It is actually one of the few events where politicians, farmers, actors, astronauts, preachers, and teachers can come together worldwide in demonstration of their commitment to and love for the earth, regardless of political or religious affiliation.

Simply Rawsome

Posted September 15, 2011
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There is a peaceful movement going on and it’s all about the raw food experience.  A raw food diet consists of food that has not been cooked, pasteurized, processed, or heated above 115°F. Raw foodists, those individuals who actively participate in the raw food lifestyle, typically consume 80-100% of their food in raw form. Raw [...]

How and When to Choose Organic

Posted September 7, 2011
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The organic movement is no longer limited to the California Coast or any other stereotyped geographic or demographic. It has moved from neighborhood co-ops to big box stores. Millions of health minded individuals choose organic food as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle. Still many people argue that buying organic isn’t worth the [...]

Meatless Monday

Posted August 22, 2011
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This week we’re starting a new tradition in our house – Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, launched in 2003, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. The concept of Meatless Monday dates back Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt, who encouraged Americans to participate in voluntary meatless days during both world wars. This program, cutting out meat once a week, is active in 21 countries and continues to catch on and grow. Meatless Monday participation is also spreading through local school systems, restaurants, and hospitals. Why not encourage your school or office to join the movement?

What Does It Mean to Be Green

Posted April 18, 2011
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“Green” is no doubt one of the most popular buzz words floating around nowadays. Yet like many other trendy phrases, the definition of what exactly green means is slightly hazy. If you ask 20 people to tell you what it means to be green, you will likely get 20 very different responses. Green seems to [...]

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted March 12, 2011
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Go green this St. Patrick’s Day by eating your greens. Too often we settle for a simple salad of Iceberg lettuce, believing that by having a salad we’ve somehow eaten our greens for the day. While there is nothing inherently wrong with Iceberg lettuce, it is actually a decent source of the B vitamin folate, there is a whole other group of leafy greens that are worth getting to know.

Conscious Cuisine

Posted January 12, 2011
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I grew up in a small town in the country side of Vermont where during the fall I could walk across the dirt road in front of my home and eat as many apples as I desired. The eggs and milk my family enjoyed were produced about a mile down that same road. I was [...]

A Greener Work Place

Posted March 23, 2010
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Going green doesn’t have to stop within the home. Green practices can be spread to all arenas of our lives. An awesome opportunity exists to take “GREEN” to the next level by introducing green concepts into our businesses and work places.