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Birth of a Movement

September 22, 2011
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Birth of a Movement

 For centuries the vast majority of humanity has suffered under the thumb of elitism, the system where powerful political and commercial interests collude to take advantage of the rest of us. They start wars, they create globalism, they call us ‘consumers.’ The classic name for this is ‘plutocracy.’ It’s a clear sign of the failure…

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Top 10 Greenest Countries

September 20, 2011
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Top 10 Greenest Countries

The list of the top 10 greenest countries was compiled from the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).  The development of the EPI was joint effort between Yale University (Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy) and Columbia University (Center for International Earth Science Information Network) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research…

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Top 10 Greenest Countries

September 20, 2011
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Top 10 Greenest Countries

The list of the top 10 greenest countries was compiled from the Environmental Performance Index (EPI).  The development of the EPI was joint effort between Yale University (Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy) and Columbia University (Center for International Earth Science Information Network) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Joint Research…

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Nissan Turns Over A New Leaf

September 19, 2011
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Nissan Turns Over A New Leaf

Last year was the year that the long awaited electric car came one step closer to becoming reality. What brought this on was two major car companies brought viable electric car models to market: Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt. Nissan’s Leaf model has so far out sold Chevrolet’s at 10,100 units compared to Volt’s 2,029. Nissan…

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Nissan Turns Over A New Leaf

September 19, 2011
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Nissan Turns Over A New Leaf

Last year was the year that the long awaited electric car came one step closer to becoming reality. What brought this on was two major car companies brought viable electric car models to market: Nissan’s Leaf and Chevrolet’s Volt. Nissan’s Leaf model has so far out sold Chevrolet’s at 10,100 units compared to Volt’s 2,029. Nissan…

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Meatless Monday with Roasted Carrot Salad with Burrata Cheese

September 18, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Roasted Carrot Salad with Burrata Cheese

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Planet Forward blog on Meatless Monday. We took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week to reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Today we will be feasting on the sweet and savoury…

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Meatless Monday with Roasted Carrot Salad with Burrata Cheese

September 18, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Roasted Carrot Salad with Burrata Cheese

Hello and thanks for stopping by the Planet Forward blog on Meatless Monday. We took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week to reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Today we will be feasting on the sweet and savoury…

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Growing is Forever. {Video}

September 18, 2011
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Growing is Forever. {Video}

photo by rahansen11 via flickr.com Wow. Beautiful video by Jesse Rosten. I have a deep affection for the Redwood forests of Northern California. This is my best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants. ~ Jesse Rosten, filmmaker Growing is Forever was written & read by Kallie Markle.…

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The DIY Dilemma: Why a Do-it-yourself Website May be a Bad Idea: Part 4

September 16, 2011
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The last form of do-it-yourself website I’d like to discuss is the “free website builder tool” sort of thing often offered by cut-rate webhosting companies, advertising packages, and assorted other services. This may be the worst of the lot. Related posts: The DIY Dilemma: Why a Do-it-yourself Website May be a Bad Idea: Part 3…

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My Organic Garden and Respecting the Tomato

September 15, 2011
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My Organic Garden and Respecting the Tomato

Hello and welcome (back) to the Planet Forward blog and to the latest entry in my virtual organic gardening journal on this fine Friday for talking tomatoes. It has been a Mediterranean summer meaning that those fruits and vegetable that grow in the Mediterranean have thrived like basil, zucchini, and tomatoes. However, in the Greater…

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