April 2010

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Global Briefs

Global Crew

Scientists have pointed to 10 safe operating boundaries within which we must remain to maintain the basic environmental conditions in which we have evolved.

Big Improvement

A new study demonstrates how altering everyday decisions can collectively reduce direct U.S. household carbon dioxide emissions “with little or no reduction in household well-being.”

Eco-Moms

Mothers who understand the benefits of green living to the health and welfare of their offspring now and in the future can enjoy easy access to helpful practical information.

Good News

The Director of the Endangered Species Project reports some good news when it comes to the statuses of many threatened species around the planet.

Virtual Library

One school trades its paper-and-ink library collection in for electronic devices with mixed results.

Earth Music

The environment is reaping the reward of today’s trend toward accessing music via the Internet, pre-empting a trip to the store to purchase a CD in a plastic case.

How To Stop Junk Mail

Here’s how to help the environment by stopping junk mail.
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Health Briefs

Aloe Vera Gel for Teeth

Move Over Toothpaste

The Smell of Virtue

Transforming Aromas

Tai Chi Lessens Arthritis Pain

A Cure for the Ache

Yoga’s Mindfulness Helps Control Weight

Being Aware of What We Eat

The Trouble with Antidepressants

The Limitations of the Treatment

Indoor Plant Alert

Certain Green Can Be Mean
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Health

Connecting With Nature

An enriching walk in the woods can facilitate a positive interaction with nature that builds feelings of worth and self-assurance, while balancing and bringing into harmony the mind, body and spirit.

The Art of Reading

We can rely on books to pull us back from the world, to reconnect us with a more elemental sense of who we are.
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Fit Body

10 Ways to Feed a Walking Habit

Turn your standard walk into a mini-vacation from a hectic day with these top tips to make you coming back for more.
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Conscious Eating

Sustainable Home Cooking

There are many incentives to making healthy home-cooked meals using sustainable, local food.

Top Green Eating Tips

There are many ways to select your meals in a way that helps our environment.
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Green Living

The Great Energy-Efficiency Payback

Federal and state incentives, loans, mortgages and tax breaks are available for those who want to improve their energy use while reducing the initial cost.

Dare To Repair

Whether we happen to be game for a do-it-yourself project, or prefer to avoid anything to do with tools, tape, thread and glue, resources abound to help us transform what’s in need of a makeover.
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Inspiration

Connecting With Nature

An enriching walk in the woods can facilitate a positive interaction with nature that builds feelings of worth and self-assurance, while balancing and bringing into harmony the mind, body and spirit.

Slow Money with Woody Tasch

Author Woody Tasch points the way to strategies for fixing the economy by connecting investors to the places where they live and to the land.
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Healthy Kids

Outdoor Play

Make Every Walk an Adventure
Embarking on an outdoor walking adventure is an easy and enjoyable way of introducing children to nature’s wonders.
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