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+Green Bean​ goes gaga over garden celebrities. If you plant it, they will come. #spotthepollinator
Confession: I do not follow the world of celebrities. I was totally not even sad when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck called it quits. I've never watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians.  And I .... Oh my God!!! Hold the phon...
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Sad story with good tips for avoiding and dealing with blight. Via +Flour Sack Mama​
The day I stopped composting. Addressing disruptive events on Saturdays in the Garden with the Flour Sack Mama blog.
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Via @MindfulMomma
  Thank you to Petal & Post for sponsoring this blog post. Soaps, lotions, shampoo, cosmetics....have you ever counted the number of personal care products you use in one day? It can add u...
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Non-toxic, durable, and dishwasher-friendly (no hand washing please!). These are my top priorities for reusable lunch gear. Read about our tried-and-true, rigorously tested favorites here: http://www.eco-novice.com/2015/07/top-picks-for-reusable-lunch-gear-based.html #lunch   #backtoschool  
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Love mooching off your research as I get ready to start packing those school lunches again
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“Effects appear to be insidious, since they are mild, unlikely to be perceived, and, hence, unlikely to be addressed in any way … seemingly trivial effects on children’s development may translate into substantial impacts throughout the life course in terms of physical and mental health and personal success.”
El Paso school kids with higher exposure to air contaminants had lower grades, raising environmental justice concerns. July 24, 2015. By Brian Bienkowski Environmental Health News. Fourth and fifth graders in El Paso, Texas, are more likely to have lower grade point averages if heavily exposed ...
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I mean, this kind of goes without saying, doesn't it??
Following numerous food scandals in China, many victimized Chinese have turned to organics as a safer alternative. But is China's "organic" actually safe?
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It seems I see a new article about this every week, and also hear about a new artificial turf field or recycled tire playground surface being put in almost as often. When will enough be enough already?
America produces 300 million scrap tires every year.
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Top Picks for Reusable Lunch Gear (based on 3 years of rigorous testing)
I have children entering the first and third grades and after packing four-years' worth of school lunches (plus innumerable snacks and lunches for summer and weekend family outings), I'm ready to tell you my very favorite reusable lunch products. When it co...
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More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contained neonicotinoids
More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected in Massachusetts contained neonicotinoid, which has been linked to colony collapse.
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A blog about Going Green Gradually with 3 little ones.
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My name is Betsy. I am a mom of three young children, an occasional policy analyst, and the author of the blog Eco-novice: Going Green Gradually, where I chronicle my eco-successes and failures. I discuss such topics as cheap and easy ways to go greencloth diapering and early potty training, switching from disposables to reusables, and limiting your family's exposure to toxic chemicals. My background is in science, education, and public policy. My writing has been featured on websites such as Healthy Child Healthy World and DrGreene.com.