Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Eighty Six.

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We got our first glimpse of snow this week when the top of the mountains turned white and covered up the all the trees changing yellow and red. I forgot how much I enjoyed fall, but I am not sure how my first winter in a long time is going to go. Guess I better go shopping for a warm coat! On to the news…

The New York Times Editorial Page looks at light pollution this week, specifically in New York City. On a 9-point scale, with 1 being truly dark, New York City ranks as a 9 and even the area suburbs seldom reach below a 5. Where I live, the night skies are as dark as, well, night. It’s fantastic.

Shampoo bars – they are usually all I use in fact because they have a big green benefit”¦no waste. There is no plastic shampoo bottle to throw away and that could be quite a bit of plastic over time not entering the waste stream.

My friend Shea has started a new online called Meatspace Tees – organic cotton t-shirts printed with very eco-friendly green ink. And right now, he is shipping them for free! So if you are looking for clever “green” t-shirts, check him out.

Are You Limiting Screen Time In Your Home? The goal of this site is to help you spend less time tuned out and plugged in, and more time doing fun things with your family. Sometimes, the TV goes on out of habit. We’re often too tired or too distracted to think of something else to do instead. The TV can also become the easiest entertainment choice for children when you mom and dad are otherwise busy. The TV sucks up our family time!

Mothers exposed to high levels of phthalates during pregnancy are more likely to bear sons with abnormal genitals, says new environmental research published in the journal Environmental Research.

We’ve rounded up five free (or very inexpensive) ways to save water. Each should save at least a thousand gallons of water per year. That’s a little but more change in your pocket , and water in the tap.

Have a nice weekend everyone…

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  1. I’m a relatively new subscriber, but, from my experinec so far, I think you are accomplishing your goal.

    “The goal of this site is to help you spend less time tuned out and plugged in, and more time doing fun things with your family.”

    Would that we all had such a worthy goal to help one another out and make a difference.

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