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Upcoming Green Living Festivals in Washington DC

This month, there’s a flurry of green living festivals in Washington DC that highlight options for energy efficiency, renewable energy, zero-waste and gardening as well as local bike tours and sustainable travel. With lots of...
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Why Local is Worth Every Cent – Benefits of Buying Local

So many of us are on the hunt for bargains – whether they be food, furnishings or travel bargains.  For the extra money saved, some of us will drive an extra 30 minutes to get...
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Quick tips for Saving Water When Traveling

When I first read this infographic on water usage from Loch Ness Water Gardens, I was amazed at how many gallons of water it took to produce one glass of orange juice (45 gallons) or...
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Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

If you are looking for a unique gift idea this season that extols the concepts of sustainability and pay-it-forward sentiments, we have some great suggestions for you. These gifts are quick and easy to organize,...
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Does A Sustainable Green Lifestyle Cost More?

Think you can’t afford to live a much more sustainable lifestyle? Doesn’t a green lifestyle cost more?  That’s a popular misconception – as the demand for environmentally-friendly products has grown over the years, consumers have...
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Do Real Men E-bike?

It’s actually a really cool concept! A bike that is equipped with a rechargeable battery connected to a small and silent bike motor that helps you to traverse the rolling hills and, sometimes, steep terrain...
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Nostalgic, summer eco-getaway to Kennebunkport

Some of my formative summer seasons were spent in Rhode Island and since Block Island and Newport were within close driving (or ferry) distance, it never occurred to our family to visit Kennebunkport too. Well,...
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Bizarre Festivals: Sporting, Indigenous & Heritage Festivals This August

By now, you are probably experiencing the lazy days of August in the run-up to September, where school starts, fall sports, and cooler weather change the dynamic of weekend getaways. However, if you’ve got one...
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Need Eco Travel Ideas? Start with Green College Campuses

If you are looking for some eco travel inspiration, start by visiting the towns across the United States that host green college campuses. Compiled by Princeton Review, this list depicts how many colleges are leading...
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Why I think Krakow is the best kept eco-travel secret in Europe!

Our family visit to Poland earlier this month came about because we had the opportunity to attend the opening game of Euro 2012 (Poland versus Greece) in Warsaw. While it was a thrilling match (not...
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