Monthly Archives: September 2010

My Organic Garden Finally Grows a Sicilian Zucchini

September 30, 2010
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My Organic Garden Finally Grows a Sicilian Zucchini

Hello my fellow organic garden enthusiasts. Those of you who have followed my garden updates will be surprised to hear that my large, demanding, Machiavellian Sicilian zucchini plant has finally produced a zucchini! For those that don’t know what I’m talking about and are interested, can read my Sicilian Zucchini plant saga here, here and…

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Sustainable Runway Show + Charity Event

September 30, 2010
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Sustainable Runway Show + Charity Event

Second annual eco-fashion experience–Vert Couture–as a culmination to Chicago Fashion Focus 2010. Read the full post

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Policy Post: It’s not just a government thing

September 30, 2010
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Policy Post: It’s not just a government thing

Court’s Kids will periodically provide some background information on special education policy from the federal level down to individual school programs. These Policy Posts have often discussed what government’s role is in special education. It’s no coincidence because  over 30 years ago our leaders made the commitment to provide an environment for children with special needs to…

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Wayfinders, Our New Monthly Not-for-Profit Series

September 30, 2010
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Wayfinders, Our New Monthly Not-for-Profit Series

We’re starting a new series on CartaNova’s Blog called Wayfinders (a name borrowed from this book) to highlight organizations engaged in innovative community and environmental work. My hope is that our readers will connect with some of these stories and volunteer a small amount of time or resources towards helping these good projects succeed.  Stay…

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5 Tips For A Green Halloween

September 30, 2010
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One of the most infamous holidays is just around the corner! Halloween is full of traditions from costumes to candy, but very few of these childhood memories are often very green. Here’s a couple of fun ideas to help green your Halloween this year! Read the full post

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Shop Unique: Better Know UncommonGoods

September 30, 2010
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There’s a special joy in finding “it” – the gift that’s perfect, that no one else would find. UncommonGoods knows this all too well. An online marketplace featuring products as unique as its customers, this B Corp has handmade, recycled or up-cycled products from around the world. They have an item to speak to every…

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The People’s Garden Fall 2010 Programs

September 30, 2010
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The People’s Garden Fall 2010 Programs

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden Project continues with some great fall programming. Workshops include instruction on food preservation techniques, cover crop selection, hoop house construction, and more. You can download the 2010 Fall Program Guide for specific details about their offerings. All programs are free and open to the public. In addition, the…

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New oil exploration? Not in the Bahamas…

September 29, 2010
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New oil exploration? Not in the Bahamas…

Recently I had written about how I was finding it increasingly difficult to find a silver lining from the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time I wrote how the reaction from the public while shocked did not seem to be as seismic as one would expect from the worst oil…

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Clients! Clients! My Kingdom for Clients!

September 29, 2010
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Clients! Clients! My Kingdom for Clients!

Survey says… Last week’s survey opened my eyes. You guys told me that you’re really struggling with getting more clients. I get it. I started my newsletter associates business nearly 10 years ago. One thing that became apparent (or perhaps abhorrent) to me early on was the continual quest for more clients. It frustrated me…

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Making a Natural Infused oil for the Winter!

September 29, 2010
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Blow blow thou winter wind; thou art not so unkind, as your effect upon my limbs and joints…” Shakespeare may have said this, if he had written As You Like It”, when he was an old man. But starting from this winter, you would like to make a really useful natural infused oil, to get…

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