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Rooftops Newsletter: Everyone Has To Eat

There is little to dispute that statement. Food, as we all know, is critical to maintaining life and health. Everyone does have to eat, but not everyone has to, or even wants to, eat the same things. The evidence of … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Risks of chemical drain clog removers

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the chemicals we use to unclog backed-up drains are harmful to our health and the environment. Can you suggest safer alternative products or methods? – A.S.   Chemical drain clog removers do contain some pretty harmful … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: What are "Intentional Communities"?

Dear EarthTalk: What are so-called “intentional communities”? And are there any in the U.S. that are sustainability-focused? — E.M. By definition, an “intentional community” (IC) is a planned residential community built around commonly held values usually foster social cohesion and shared … Continue reading

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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody’s Grandmother Is Hungry

CLOSE What’s New Have an event, article or photo you’d like to share with your community? With our new design, it just got a lot easier. With no need to register or login first, you can share your content with … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Train vs Bus

Dear EarthTalk: I always assumed the train was the greenest form of mass transit, but a friend told me I would be better off taking the bus. Could this be true?  — J.M. Most of us assume that train travel—whether … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Shift from retail to online shopping

Dear EarthTalk: How do environmentalists feel about the amount of packaging waste consumers have to deal with now that shopping has largely switched over from retail shops to online stores?  — J.B. This past holiday season marked the first year … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Climate change and the affect on real estate values

Dear EarthTalk: How will climate change affect real estate values? — J.W.   It’s not surprising that questions like these are on readers’ minds today, given the relentless hurricanes in the Southeast, the devastating wildfires in California and other climate-related … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Green Gift Ideas

Dear EarthTalk: I want to set a good environmental example with my gift-giving this holiday season. Any tips on how—or even better, what—to give greener? — J.P. The holidays are a time for giving but it is also important to be … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Cool Holiday Gifts for Vegans

Dear EarthTalk: I’m looking for cool holiday gift ideas for a strident vegan who won’t tolerate items that make use of animals or animal products. Any ideas? — D.H. Well…an Omaha Steaks gift box is definitely off the table as an … Continue reading

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Earth Talk: Fuel Efficiency and 18 Wheelers

Dear EarthTalk: It’s obvious that our cars are getting greener every year, but what about 18 wheelers? — P.M   We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and … Continue reading

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