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Welcome to Green Living

A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment

Green Living has been publishing news you can use, mostly related to environmental issues, since 1990. Our regular topics include organic gardening, green building, health, ecocareers and right livelihood, outdoors/sports, socially responsible investing, econotes, questions and answers, book reviews, and features on topical environmental issues.

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– Edward Teller
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recent articles

The Snowpants Rule

by Stephen Morris                         1000509 86

It’s not worth traveling anywhere unless you are planning to stay there at least the square of your travel time.


The Great Debate ... A Tale of Two Pea Fences

by Stephen Morris                         1000508 97

My reasoning is that my peas are a community, not an army like Sam’s, and they like having their roots intertwined with their brethren.


A Seedy Affair ... The Economic Alternative

by Stephen Morris                         1000507 99

A package (1/16 oz) of Detroit Dark Red Beets costs $2.75 ...this works out to $704/pound.


New Wrinkles on Getting Old ... or Keeping the F-U-N in Funeral

by Stephen Morris                         1000506 86

The average burial in this country checks in at $7,000.


Interior Home Adaptation for Aging-In-Place

by Valerie Garrett                         1000505 97

by 2030 the number of seniors 65 and older in the will be almost double what it was in 2000


By the Numbers:20 Uses for Coffee Grounds

by Stephen Morris                         1000504 97

Repel insects. Mound grounds into a ring to create a protective border around plants, or sprinkle old grounds in places you don’t want ants, slugs or snails.


By the Numbers:20 Practical Uses For Coke

by Stephen Morris                         1000503 71

Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.




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recent reviews

review: Bill Bryson: At Home

by Tony Miksak                         1000488 1244

The greatest possible irony would be if in our endless quest to fill our lives with comfort and happiness we created a world that had neither...


On the Nightstand

by Stephen Morris                         1000455 1451

What's new in books: Shelburne Farms, Son of a Farmer, Stories & Tunes


A Bevy of Books

by Stephen Morris                         1000409 1545

Books for children, green devotionals, and the New Solar Home


Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 1628

the most important non-fiction book since Beyond the Limits in 1992


Humans Caught in Crossfire in the The War on Bugs

by A.C. Hutchinson                         1000205 1523

The War on Bugs documents the consistent and systematic poisoning of humans that has taken place over more than the past century, usually under the guise of progress...



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most popular articles

building:Bottom-Up, Bottom-Line Approach to Top of House

by Marshall Glickman                         1008 4120

Roof is grabbing your attention? Got a leak?That's when you realize no building component is more important...


garden:10 Tips for buying an Outdoor Fireplace

by Stephen Morris                         1056 9704

Before purchasing a chiminea, outdoor fireplace, or open firepit, there are many factors to consider.


health:Toxic Pet Toys? Earth-Friendly Alternatives

by Jill Breitner                         9152 2248

Choosing toys for our pets seems like a no-brainer, yet dogs in particular are susceptible to the dangers of toxic toys


energy:Wood Heat 101 Basics

by Kathleen Jarschke-Schultze                         9153 2220

A classic primer, based on hands-on experience, for living with the world's oldest heating technology


money:Green MBA? No Longer a Contradiction

by Patrick Morris                         9124 2581

Green business isn't just the local farmers' market anymore.


food:Fast track to 'Slow Food'

by Stephen Morris                         9128 2339

Bill Schubart is a guy who likes nothing more than inviting friends over to share a meal


nature:What Does Zero Waste Really Mean?

by Paul Palmer                         9103 2868

Too many people have convinced themselves that the creation of garbage is an innate activity, even a social right!


education:Greenwashing WalMart plus REAL Green Jobs

by Stephen Morris                         1039 2294

Wal-Mart, environmental good guy? We will believe it when we see it.


travel:Vacation Locally

by Linda Pinkham                         1000270 1641

Fuel prices have changed everything this summer, not the least of which might be our vacation plans.


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