Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 162.

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A word to the wise – if you dry your clothes outside, and it still gets really cold at night, you don’t want to leave all your jeans out on the rack till morning. When getting dressed the other day I realized I had done just that, and when I went to get a pair they were as hard as a sheet of plywood due to the really cold night. So while I encourage you to dry your clothes sans the clothes dryer, I recommend you bring them in before the sun goes down!

Nature Play. Environmental Education. School Gardens. Recess. Simply opening the door and saying, Go outside and play! There are so many ways for children to engage with the natural world. There are just as many ways for adults to facilitate it. I often hear, Children don’t play outside anymore. To which I say, So, what are you going to do about it?

The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact. The warning is the latest in a series from around the world that has turned peak oil – the moment when demand exceeds supply – from a distant threat to a more immediate risk.

Plastic grocery bags have been on the radar for many years as a completely avoidable form of consumer waste. A London grocery store is setting a new precedent by eliminating packaging from all of the products in their store, saving the environment and saving customers money at the same time. The grocery store I shop at now, Natural Grocers, doesn’t provide any bags when you check out, so you have to bring your own. Hopefully they will eventually do what this store in the UK is doing.

No matter how busy you are, now there are no excuses for not making a healthier home. Here’s how you can make a significant difference in only 10 minutes! Set your timer and follow these steps.

Almost half of the world-over 3 Billion people- has to survive with less than $2.50 per day. The current events unfolding in Thailand, India and Kyrgyzstan have a lot more to do with the problems of poverty and social injustice than conventional ideological issues. So hey, stop your complainin’!

Eco-friendly vehicles are no longer a vision of the future. They are vehicles of the here and now. However, many of the cool new eco-friendly vehicles you see today are designed for one or two people. They are designed for tooting around town or getting to and from work, but what about eco-friendly transportation for families?

Download these consumer guides to brands that do not use recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) in their dairy products. You can print them out and take them to your local store, use the mail-order to guide to get rBGH, free dairy products delivered to your doorstep, or even download the rBGH-free dairy guide to your iPod, iPhone or BlackBerry.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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