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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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Energy Co-op of Vermont
  P.O. Box 111
  Colchester, Colchester  05446
  802.860.4090
We offer attractive prices for heating oil, kerosene and wood pellets delivered primarily to our 2,100 members in northern Vermont. We also service and install pellet stoves, oil-fired furnaces and boilers.
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recent articles

The Snowpants Rule

by Stephen Morris                         1000509 35

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 29

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 30

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 30

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


Interior Home Adaptation for Aging-In-Place

by Valerie Garrett                         1000505 32

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 35

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 34

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 945

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 1320

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


A Bevy of Books

by Stephen Morris                         1000409 1543

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


Getting Over the Wall : Assigned homework for the Spring edition

by Michael Potts                         1000382 1632

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 1480

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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Katywil Ecovillage
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  Colrain, Colrain  01340
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Under construction: Ecovillage: Colrain, MA: Sustainability, near self-sufficiency, mountain views. 17 active-and passive-solar, superinsulated, ADA-designed-for-aging-in-place,clustered single-family houses on 112 acres of gardens, meadows, orchards, forest. Currently 2 built and 4 under deposit. 3.5 hours from Manhattan and 2 hours from Boston; 45 minutes to Amherst, Williamstown, Northampton. ~$300K-$400K
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most popular articles

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

by Marshall Glickman                         1008 5284

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 8246

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 3378

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 2599

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


food:The Les & Nova Show

by Stephen Morris                         9145 2149

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 2617

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 1800

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 1652

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


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  Johnson, Johnson  05656
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Degrees include Biology (pre-med available), Field Naturalist, Health/ Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Wellness & Alternative Medicine.
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