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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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We are alone, absolutely
alone on this chance
planet: and, amid all the
forms of life that
surround us, not one,
excepting the dog, has
made an alliance with us.
– Maurice Maeterlinck
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recent articles

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Celebrates 25th Anniversary

by Stephen Morris                         1000510 5

Helping each other out ... is an essential part of living in a small community, something that holds true for Vermontís business community, too.


The Snowpants Rule

by Stephen Morris                         1000509 267

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 239

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 236

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 245

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


Interior Home Adaptation for Aging-In-Place

by Valerie Garrett                         1000505 238

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 257

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.




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recent reviews

review: Bill Bryson: At Home

by Tony Miksak                         1000488 1209

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 1583

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


A Bevy of Books

by Stephen Morris                         1000409 1751

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


Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 1849

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 1698

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 5861

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 9104

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


health:Why Dry? This Summer Try Solar Drying

by Eben Fodor                         1054 3639

There is plenty of extra sunshine available to dry your food. On a clear day, up to 1,000 Watts of solar energy are available for our use...


money:Green MBA? No Longer a Contradiction

by Patrick Morris                         9124 2843

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


food:The Les & Nova Show

by Stephen Morris                         9145 2397

The dashboard of their car is a still life of organized disorganization. Dried seed pods share the space with a plump, toy canary that chirps when you squeeze it...


nature:What Does Zero Waste Really Mean?

by Paul Palmer                         9103 3014

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


education:Solar Energy International's PV / Solar Home Design

by Linda Pinkham                         9155 1956

If you want to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle quickly, and understand more about renewable energy, SEI's online courses are a good place to start.


travel:Vacation Locally

by Linda Pinkham                         1000270 1871

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


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