Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 106.

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Well, as you read this I am up north in Denver to visit my best friend and his family for a few days. Hope you all have a great weekend, and check out some of the news that caught my eye this past week!

After nearly 30 years in business, Bill Niman was finally forced to sell his share of the business (Niman Ranch) to the company’s chief investor, Chicago-based Natural Food Holdings LLC to avoid bankruptcy. But it’s not just about the money. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bill Niman is arguing that Niman Ranch’s core priciples have been compromised under Natural Food Holding’s management, and he’s no longer willing to eat the company’s products.

Allie has some tips for making greener choices at the grocery store.

Like last year, the Heartland Institute is making it clear that no Big Oil companies are behind this year’s “International Conference on Climate Change” being held in New York in a couple of weeks. The Heartland states on their website that:”The Heartland Institute, a 25-year-old national nonpartisan think-tank based in Chicago, said all of the event’s expenses will be covered by admission fees and individual and foundation donors to Heartland. No corporate dollars or sponsorships earmarked for the event were solicited or accepted.” Of course, the whole thing becomes a little more gray when you look into the listed “co-sponsors” of the Heartland’s event, or should I say a little slick.

As Global Warming continues to melt Alaskan ice, melt-water streams over the land and warms even more permafrost, carrying Alaska’s coastline out to sea.

Did you know? Americans could save more than 400,000 trees if each family bought a roll of recycled toilet paper, just once. Recycled tissue products help protect ancient forests, clean water, and wildlife habitat. It’s easier on the Earth to make tissues from paper instead of trees. Download our printable pocket-sized version of the Guide.

Have a good one everyone…

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