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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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It has been my experience
that folks who have no
vices have very few
virtues.
– Abraham Lincoln
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recent articles

The Mind/Body Connection

by Art Gleiner, MD                         1000502 2

The practices and skills needed to do meditation, positivist psychology, and cognitive behavioral treatments are easily learned. Increasingly, teachers of these techniques are offering classes...


Interview with Alec Hastings

by Stephen Morris                         1000501 275

The Public Press's newest author responds to the Publisher's questions. A must-read for Otter fans.


Co-ops Build a Better World

by Erbin Crowell                         1000500 788

In New England and New York, there are an estimated 8,860 co-ops. Co-ops play a particularly important role in sustaining farms, fisheries and rural communities...


An Ecology-Based Education

by David Orr                         1000499 477

If you took fossil fuels out and took the oil out of the human fixture in the twentieth century, we would have educated people radically differently...


The Electric Option

by Stephen Morris                         1000498 654

Our bikes proved perfect vehicles to see how the recovery progress. [W]e watched the rebuilding of our community from the comfortable leather seats of our Pedego electric-assist bikes


The (no fear) Guide to Energy Efficiency

by Dana Rubin                         1000497 690

A set of lesson plans for Late Elementary and Middle School students.


Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil

by Barbara Pleasant                         1000495 1287

In less than two years, the organic matter content in the chip-amended plots went from near zero to 2 to 3 percent.




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recent reviews

review: Bill Bryson: At Home

by Tony Miksak                         1000488 1115

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 1338

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


A Bevy of Books

by Stephen Morris                         1000409 1412

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


Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 1516

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 1402

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 3557

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 8922

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 2020

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 2010

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 2386

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


food:Fast track to 'Slow Food'

by Stephen Morris                         9128 2187

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 2625

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 2138

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


travel:Vacation Locally

by Linda Pinkham                         1000270 1509

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


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