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April 19, 2014 • in Sustainable Shopping

Maria’s Five Favorites: It’s Picnic Time!

Thank goodness, the weather is FINALLY starting to turn around! Sunshine and warm days are here at last—which has just about everyone itching to get outside. Let’s celebrate the arrival of spring with a good old-fashioned picnic, shall we? To …

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April 12, 2014 • in Environment

22 Surprising Facts for Earth Day

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones What’s the dirtiest crop? How many plastic water bottles do we throw away each year? Here are 22 reasons to live eco-consciously year-round, plus savvy swaps you can make to celebrate Earth Day every …

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April 09, 2014 • in By Maria

The Case of the Stinky Shoes

The other night, I walked into my teenage daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight and my eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head alarm went off. “What is that smell?” I asked. The odor was a bit like fire, petroleum, and toxic chemicals, mixed with an electrical …

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April 05, 2014 • in By Maria

Maria’s Five Favorites: Easter Basket Gifts

Easter is just a couple of weeks away! So it’s time to decide how you’ll be prepping that organic ham and what side dishes to whip up. You may even want to consider making your own organic candy. But as …

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March 08, 2014 • in Sustainable Shopping

Maria’s Five Favorites: New Spring Apparel Arrivals

So, spring may not have officially arrived just yet—but that hasn’t stopped me from prepping for it with growing excitement! After getting spring-cleaning out of the way, it’s time to evaluate the closet. And lucky for us, Rodale’s has just …

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March 01, 2014 • in Maria Recommends

Good Wood

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones, associate product editor at Rodale’s Wood is showing up everywhere at the moment: jewelry, toys, tabletops, and barware. I even saw a wooden tie recently! To stay on trend, here are some earth-friendly finds …

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February 22, 2014 • in By Maria

Maria’s Five Favorites: Spring-Cleaning

I cannot wait to say good riddance to winter! This has been such a dark, snowy season, and I’m afraid it’s not quite over yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have spring fever…which I do. Even more so, I …

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