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    LES Now Renamed Lower Eco Side

    I have been foraying around the LES (lower east side) of Manhattan of late, and have I found a bevy of eco fabulousness! First up, Kaight, which I thought I found first, but Treehugger’s Celine was there just a couple days before me. And then I saw that Jill over…

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    Way Out Wax Does Lavender

    Walking by a mainstream candle store on my way to the health food shop made my head pound almost instantly yesterday. The vulgar synthetic pumpkin smell being pumped out of this place was nothing remotely similar to any natural smell I have ever known. I am always amazed how many…

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    Wilderness in Boston

    I recently took a trip to see my college friend Z, who lives in Boston, and look what I found? (Well, actually he found them…) Wilderness areas just a short boat ride away from downtown beantown. That’s Z on the boat with Boston behind him.  Run by the National Parks Service,…

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    Shea Yummy

    This is my new summer moisturizer. I’ve always loved shea butter, but I had never found one that fit all my criteria (fair trade, organic, and unrefined). Made from the nut of the shea tree that grows in West Africa (above), shea butter is naturally high in antioxidants, super-moisturizing, and…

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    …next to goddessness

    I’m not going to go into why using chemical- and toxin-laden products to clean your home is an oxymoron, but if you need some background you can find it here. These days even the EPA is pushing alternatives to conventional cleaning products. Anything that has the number of poison control on…

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    Squashed Grapes?

    Unfortunately, due to lack of attendees, this year’s Environ Design 10 Conference in Canada cancelled their site tours. It’s still unclear on their website whether or not the winery tour of the 1st building in Canada to achieve LEED Certification from the fairly new Canada Green Building Council,the Stratus Vineyards,…