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January, 2008


Cleaning Solar Panels
ASK PLENTY: Green Clean

February, 2008


Post-consumer Waste
Where to get biodiesel

March, 2008


Recycling old cell phones
The eco element of fair trade
Earth Hour

April, 2008


Recycling toilets
Baby shampoos, lotions, powders
Non-certified organic produce at farmers' markets
Seed swapping
Textbook swaps and rentals
Toxins in sushi v. cooked fish
Coffee compost
Kid-safe lawns
Used printer cartridges
Fishing in city waterways
Lead paint in houses built before 1978
Biodynamic wines
Chasing arrows recycling symbol
Justifying the trip to the recycling center
Eco-safe daycare
Installing geothermal
League of Conservation Voters
Trapping garden slugs with beer
Recycling formalwear
Getting rid of poison ivy without using chemicals

May, 2008


Switching to green energy
Recycling and reusing newspaper sleeve bags
Exporting garbage
RECs: Renewable Energy Credits
Organic milk in non-recyclable carton
How to properly use plastic bags
Carbon markets
Greening fast food
Flame retardants in mattresses
Why spend money on a green roof?
Switching to dimmable CFLs
Teflon cookware
South African volunteer vacations
Recycling old TV sets

June, 2008


E-waste dismantling - don't try it at home!
Finding eco-restaurants
The (il)legality of littering
Repurposing old dress shoes and boots
Vampire Power
Jobs in solar power sector
Local blueberries for dessert
Greenest country in the world
Does online activism make a difference?
History of animal rights activism
Getting rid of cockroaches the greener way
Go veggie or go local?
Salmonella outbreak in tomatoes
Organic stawberry puree recipe
Lawn care tips to help save native bees
Brown rice more sustainable than white
Outfitting apartments with found and repurposed items

July, 2008


Safe and eco-friendly hair dyes for pregnant women
Do I need to buy a commercial compost bin?
Recycling plastic gift cards
Mercury in CFL's
Is hydropower bad for biodiversity?
Dishwashers do it greener
Finding environmentally sound (and safe) beaches
Broken CFL's not a serious health threat
Any plans for a national CFL disposal or recycling program?
How to dispose of old toxic cleaning supplies and personal care products
Back to school: the bus beats the prius
Is there lead in pencils?
What is dry cask nuclear waste storage?
Green dry cleaning
Is a bug zapper more eco than bug spray?
Bear bile farming in China
Which fruits and veggies are most important to buy organic?
Odorless composting

August, 2008


Lawn chemical regulation in US
Converting trash to energy
Green moving
Recycling beer bottles with lime slices stuck in them
Does the shower use more water than the bath?
Does global warming give you kidney stones?
Do wind turbines cause bird fatalities?
What if everyone drove a hybrid car?
What's Kleenoil technology?
How to get your office to recycle
Kid Safe Chemical Act
How the Hulk earned Green Media Association's green seal
Why you shouldn't bring your own firewood to campgrounds
Polar bears and warming periods throughout history
Animal welfare regulation at zoos

September, 2008


How do trees reduce noise pollution?
Pleather or leather?
Chlorine-free swimming pools
Study finds high levels of toxin in tots
Organic dog food
When to turn your compost heap
Safer flea control for pets
Why do you get better mileage when you drive slowly?
Green chai facial toner recipe
How much greener are soy inks?
Recycling old clothes
Is Greenpan cookware really green?
What makes shade-grown coffee eco-friendly?
Non-toxic recipe for cleaning tile floors

October, 2008


Top environmental docs and movies
What's quinoa's carbon footprint?
Are pacifiers safe?
Do I need to remove bottle caps before recycling?
Are insecticidal plant soaps toxic?
How bad is Navy sonar for whales?
Should I compact my trash, or let it breathe?
Cheap ways to lower energy bills in the cold season
What's so eco about hemp?
Can I recycle newspaper with art supply paint on it?
What's the difference between genetic engineering and selective breeding?
Is bottled water healthier or safer than tap?
Why is the economic crisis making oil prices go down?
Tax credits on winter storm windows
How to find green jobs

November, 2008


Can damp paper waste be recycled?
Is "run-of-the-river" hydroelectric power greener than regular hydro?
Recycling electronics
How do I recycle old blue jeans?
Do all power strips and surge protectors save energy?
Can I recycle or give away my packing peanuts?
How can I recycle an old piece of fitness equipment?
Which HDTVs use the least energy?

December, 2008


Is my PlayStation or Wii eating up energy and costing me money?
Are there any eco alternatives to conventional unsweetened baking chocolates?
What's the most eco-friendly form of wool?
Are natural antibacterial sanitizers healthier or more eco friendly?
Is it safe to eat foods labeled "irradiated"?
What's sodium coco sulfate, and is it bad for me?
Is there concrete evidence for the health benefits of childhood nature play?
Are natural sea sponges greener than synthetic shower poofs?


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