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Eight restaurants in Maplewood, Missouri, have voluntarily adopted strict sustainability and green business practices.

Raised Right

We can honor our mother—and respectfully bow to future generations—by giving flowers that are homegrown or purchased pesticide-free.

Sustainable Shopping Tips

Although American food buying has improved, compared to other countries we still buy the most processed food as well as fewer fruits and vegetables.

Forward Leap

Pine resin and alfalfa seeds are components of a Swedish chemical product that could enable lithium-ion batteries to be recharged for a millennium.

Greenwashing Conundrum

Plastic bags are being marketed as “biodegradable” or “oxodegradable” on scant evidence, says the Federal Trade Commission.

Water Cartons

To lower the high eco-costs of plastic water bottles, a Michigan company is boxing water in milk-type cartons.

Bamboo Bamboozle

Most so-called bamboo clothing is rayon, manufactured with harsh chemicals and unworthy of the “green” label.

USA Made

Products from clothing to food to appliances made in the U.S. are produced to higher standards. Plus buying them supports our economy and national security.

Household Hazards

At least 33 states are examining the toxic chemicals found in such products as toys, cans, bedding and baby shampoos.

Cell Bill

Charging cellphones for only two hours increases their battery life and can help save up to $100 a year in electricity costs.
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