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February 2009

Get a Jump on the Planting Season: Build Your Own Cold Frame, Part 3

Here’s the third part of our post in three parts about building your own cold frame to extend your growing season and help shake the winter gardenless blues. Read “Winter Gardening: Build Your Own Cold Frame, Part 1″ Read “Winter Gardening: Build Your Own Cold Frame, Part 2″ The Cold Frame Light The light sits […]

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WATCH: No One Can Be Told What the Gort Cloud Is—You Have to See It for Yourself

Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m actually going to go ahead and tell you right now what the gort cloud is. From Wikipedia: The gort cloud is the name coined and given to a concept that describes “a vast, largely invisible and growing (environmentally-aware) ‘community’ that sieves, measures and exchanges information on environmental (green) products […]

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Green Guide to Climate Change Now Available! And Five Reasons You Should Buy It for a Friend…

Our latest Chelsea Green Guide is now available! Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference by Amanda Cuthbert and Jon Clift is the newest addition to our (positive) action-packed series of environment-saving tips. This book puts the power back into your hands in the face of the doom and gloom of […]

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Get a Jump on the Planting Season: Build Your Own Cold Frame, Part 2

Yesterday we introduced you to cold-frame gardening—an easy and fun way to extend your growing season through the winter. Today we’ll dig in to building the actual cold-frame box. Tomorrow, we’ll show you how to top it off with the cold-frame light. The following is an excerpt from Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Garden […]

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Bill McKibben: Why I’m Planning to Get Arrested on Monday (and You Should, Too)

The first major protest against global warming in this country will be taking place in Washington, D.C., this Monday. This Washington, D.C., coal-fired power plant is the perfect target: it’s old, it’s dirty, it’s owned by Congress, and it can be retrofitted for natural gas relatively easily. Put on your pants-suit, skirt-suit, and/or power tie […]

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Green Your Home and Cash in on Stimulus Money

Tax breaks in the stimulus bill, not to mention state rebates, are making it downright lucrative for homeowners to install renewable energy systems in their homes. With this bill, President Obama has begun to make good on his promise to help move us forward to energy independence and a reduction in carbon emissions. If you’re […]

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The Exxon Valdez Disaster, 20 Years Later: The Social and Environmental Scars

The twentieth anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill will be coming up soon, on March 24. Meg White looks back at the effects of the disaster—from oil “land mines” in the beaches, to post-traumatic stress disorder, drug abuse, economic ruin, and depression—in a series of articles for Alternet. This article is third in the […]

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Get a Jump on the Planting Season: Build Your Own Cold Frame, Part 1

The trees are bare and the ground is cold, hard, and forbidding in New England. If you’re an amateur gardener who wants to grow his own food, it can be a little intimidating. But if you’re feeling those wintertime gardenless blues, there are a couple of things you can do about it. There are plenty […]

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A Call to Action on Global Warming

On March 2, Capitol Climate Action plans to hold the biggest ever protest against one of the biggest contributors to climate change, coal-fired power plants. Help make history by joining Wendell Berry and thousands of others at this historic event. Oh, and dress nice. Make history March 2, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Be part of […]

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LISTEN: Matthew Stein Talks to the Extreme Society

Inspiration or “blast from above,” when the outline for his book, When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, was dropped into his head like a nuclear bomb, Matthew Stein set out to write the bible of emergency preparedness and green and healthy living, an encyclopedic tome with a little […]

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