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A True Testament To The Hawaiian Island Retreat
Designed as a model of sustainability and elegant earth-friendly living, this 50-acre retreat on Hawaii’s Big Island is owned and operated by 2 minions on the ...

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Green Your Flow
Not exactly the most glamorous of topics to write about, but I just read a report that the average woman uses 17,000 pads and tampons in their lifetime. And most ...

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Best Jobs In America... As Far As We Are Concerned!
Being sent on assignment over seas to cover an event seems like something of a dream. But for thousands of people, travel journalism is a way of life. People who ...

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Earth Day 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the third annual Healing Lifestyles & Spas Earth Day Beauty Awards!

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Eco Easter
Get out of the restraints of store-bought dyes and explore new hues that are Earth-friendly (and you probably already have many of the ingredients at home)! Easter ...

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Steps to Take For A More Ethical & Healthy Halloween
For our family, the response to learning this has been to limit our chocolate purchases to fair-trade chocolate, which is a system that ensures that workers are ...

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Bea Johnson’s Top Tips To Reduce Waste
Make your own cleaning products. Use handkerchiefs instead of tissue paper. Use bulk bags when shopping for produce. Bring your own jars to the grocery store for ...

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The Art of Preserving
The glory of canning and preserving your own fresh bounty is undoubtedly in the delayed gratification, the fact that you may not reap the delicious rewards of your ...

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Toast to Organics
Of course, organic spirits aren't the only element of a green bar. As you might expect, the easiest way to transition your summer bar into a green cocktail oasis ...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
This is an especially fun activity if you include other families and children. Once you’re done, take the kids to the recycling center to let them see how they’re ...

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Guide to Voluntourism
Like so many other things, travel has suffered as a result of the economic downturn. People are being choosy about how they spend their spare dollars, and leisurely ...

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Five Steps to a Smaller Footprint
Since we still have to get to work, the grocery store, school, and countless other destinations, try this: Whenever you can, walk or peddle.

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A More Sustainable Om
More than ten years ago, when I started practicing yoga, there wasn't much in the way of ecologically friendly yoga gear. And, the one 'green' yoga mat I tried ...

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Water, Water Everywhere
Where does all the water go? Inquiring spa-goers want to know. The typical spa, with its whirlpool baths, indulgent showers, and other wet treatments, may not seem ...

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Greener Resolutions
But, one thing does interest me: living a more eco-friendly life. Which got me to thinking, what if our one resolution this year was to be more respectful of the ...

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The Ultimate Green Gift Guide
made from 100 percent sustainable materials like recycled car tires, hemp, bamboo, recycled inner tubes, and organic cotton. The Skiff shoe is made of old bike ...

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The Greening of the Holidays
How can we celebrate the holidays without sacrificing our green ethos? It's time to take a step back and embrace simplicity and tradition. If giving is the true ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Gift Guide
The holidays are the perfect time to bestow your loved ones with chic, yet eco-friendly gifts. Treat your sweetie to a bottle of natural perfume from Aftelier, ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Gadgets
Even if you didn't earn a merit badge in Girl Scouts, you can still prepare for anything (and save a little money to boot!) with the latest high-tech and eco-friendly ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Travel
For travel packages to bonafide green destinations, book your travel through companies that scour the globe to find green destinations like the Good Travel Company, ...

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Study Abroad for Adults
Just like picking a major, you can choose a vacation that best fits your interests. History buffs can watch the sunset over the ancient temples of Cambodia's Angkor ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Fashion
For more casual style, check out Loomstate's washed organic denim and trendy organic cotton tops. Coveted by Natalie Portman and other celebs and sold at Barneys, ...

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Clean and Green
Manitoba is setting an example in environmentally healthy working conditions and sustainable building design with its new Hydro Building in downtown Winnipeg. A ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Hotels
Kimpton Hotels also offer organic amenities and free parking for guests that drive hybrid cars. Other major hotel chains are also starting innovative recycling ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Party
Some grocery stores, such as Whole Foods Market, also offer local catering services. Request that your catering order be delivered in re-usable containers (or offer ...

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Amelia Island Plantation Goes Green
the Atlantic Ocean melds with warm, sandy beaches; to the west, the Intracoastal Waterway winds its way through the marshes. Though developed, the island has maintained ...

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Green Living Tips: Natural Pets
The new 100 percent bio-degradable plastic bags from BioBags are essential for any dog owner. Being responsible and picking up your pet's waste can also result ...

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Yoga Goes Green
These ideals are taking root in modern practice. What began as a values statement signed by teachers, has gained momentum, and in May the Green Yoga Association ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Thumb
Suppliers like Gardens Alive, Gardeners Supply Company, and Planet Natural, can help even the most amateur gardener go green with plentiful advice and a great array ...

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Green Living Tips: Essential Gifts
To invoke happy holiday memories, try products that contain evergreen scents or spices like clove or cinnamon. Try Holiday Blues shower gel from Philosophy, a special ...

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Green Living Tips: Organic Wine Comes of Age
With a growing magnitude of experience, organic vineyards are offering better wines than ever. Discover brands like the highly praised Coturri, Frog's Leap, Frey ...

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Green Living Tips: Clearing the Clutter
Upgrading your cell phone doesn't have to degrade the environment. Before you toss your old cell phone in the trash, consider donating the phone to organizations ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Bouquet
To give and get the best green bouquets, try online retailers like Organic Bouquet, California Organic Flowers, Diamond Organics, or Manic Organics Flowers; all ...

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Green Living Tips: Fresh and Organic
Wisconsin cheese direct from local producers alongside facts, figures, and news about family farms. With regional and national websites connecting consumers to ...

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Green Living Tips: Recycled Duds
With designs that bridge the line between art and fashion, eco-conscious companies like Poppy Cotton offer the chance to decorate with limited-edition and rare ...

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Can Large-scale Resorts be Greened?
Another Green Partnership initiative takes place at the Fairmont Mayakoba, an ecologically diverse resort located in Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula. The resort has teamed ...

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Safe Fish 2
age as well as those who are pregnant or nursing should avoid fish that are typically high in mercury and restrict seafood consumption to eight ounces of uncooked ...

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Pesticides & Children
Twenty-five hundred people (adults and children) took part in the study that analyzed 116 chemicals in the blood and urine including mercury, lead, uranium, and ...

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Going Green
Change the landscape of your mind with dinosaur dust. Natural mineral salts from desert canyons where dinosaurs once roamed enhance baths at Green Valley Resort ...

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Earth Day
in January, they launched the 'More of What Matters' campaign aimed at inspiring, educating, and empowering Americans to get more of what matters by taking simple ...

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The Future of Our Oceans
The Ocean Hero Award will be presented annually to an individual who demonstrates a profound commitment to restoring and protecting the world's oceans. To learn ...

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Plastics & Your Water Bottle
According to a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, for the sake of your health, it may be time to stop reusing your single-use plastic ...

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Organic Wine
a preservative used in most wine making processes to perfect the taste of the wine, and must use organic grapes. Wines made with organic grapes, are exactly that, ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Paper
Wrap your gifts in paper from Paporganics, a company that specializes in modern paper products made from organic, recycled, and hemp fibers. At Paper Source, a ...

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Green Living Tips: Sweeter Soda
Not only do organic sodas have no chemical additives or sweeteners, but some companies like Santa Cruz Organic sodas also keep environmental concerns as top priority ...

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Eco Yoga
a Pilates Reformer and Pilates mat space, shower and changing area, and a retail boutique. Expansive windows in the yoga room look out on a private park dotted ...

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Trees for Travel
Choices include willow, wild cherry, beech, ash, oak, silver birch, alder, and black poplar. Saplings are planted in accordance with organic standards, in settings ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Holiday Gifts
Holiday shopping can be headache-inducing for some, but several online green retailers are making it easier by offering countless ways to turn consumer-driven holidays ...

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Green Living Tips: Bringing up a Green Baby
to keep your little one looking stylish, several clothing companies are making blankets, hats, clothes, and baby sheets from pure, organic cotton. Try the goods ...

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From Field to Plate
table perched on a ridge between seemingly endless rows of Rousanne and Viognier grapevines. As we await the first course, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed ...

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Green Living Tips: Clean & Green
At green cleaners such as Boston's Ecoluxe, Chicago's A Greener Cleaner, and Honolulu's Clean Living Hawaii, business entrepreneurs and earth-conscious consumers ...

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Green Living Tips: Green & Beautiful
Many beauty companies are now replacing synthetic preservatives like parabens with natural preservatives like food grade alcohol, or essential oils. Give your makeup ...

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Safe Fish
Harvested from the depths of the ocean or the currents of a river, seafood is often perceived as the healthiest of meats, and the most abundant. Yet as human demand ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Soles
A host of new designers have set out to prove that stylish shoes can be produced ethically and with environmentally friendly materials. Visit Moo Shoes in New York ...

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Green Living Tips: Green Money
Each socially responsible investment company offers a wide range of investment opportunities. Select a fund with a high return and a social conscience; then relax, ...

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Happy Cows
Meat can be ordered in large or small quantities. For example, Chileno Valley Ranch in California sells split quarters so that each customer gets an even number ...

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today's tip: 4 Tips To Crush Your Cravings
Looking for more ways to stay on track and in touch with your cravings? Here are our favorite 4 suggestions. Follow these and you are almost guaranteed to keep those extra pounds off caused by impulse ...
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