Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dates For Earth Day

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft If you’re empathizing with Bambi and his twitter-pated friends, now is the perfect time to try sustainable dating and spread the love to Mother Nature, too. Most dates are relatively harmless when it comes to our carbon footprint or environmental impact. But consider that candles are sexier than electric lights, and greener,…

PACK RAT: Protecting the Environment Their Customers Love

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Staff Report Pack Rat is known in the environmental community for more than just awesome outdoor gear. They’ve been showing they care about their environmental footprint since the beginning, and in the very structure that holds them together. From skylights to a recycled plastic deck, to American-made boats, they’re doing their part to save the…

Evangelical Leader Risks Career To Speak On Climate Change

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‘Defile not, therefore, the land which you inhabit’ By Terrah Baker The Rev. Richard Cizik has struggled against opposition since 2002 to remind Christian followers that it is in God’s — and our own — interest to acknowledge climate change and protect the environment. Although his teachings on climate change and environmentalism didn’t become the…

Cities Get Green

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By Claire Ala “Green” power results in decreased energy consumption, accompanied by lower utility bills. Green powered cities have a significant impact on society’s carbon footprint. Although many cities are congested with humans, gas guzzling vehicles and skyscrapers, a handful of these overpopulated areas are actually decreasing their energy consumption by using renewable power. Alternative…

Cultivating Food Security Through Community Gardening

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Feed Fayetteville

Dear Editor: Springtime is here and Feed Fayetteville is so excited to see our gardens growing! We have eight new straw bale gardens located at the Fayetteville Community Food Hub. These raised beds are designated SNAP Gardens. Since 1973, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has provided participants the ability to purchase plants and seeds…

Must-Have “Green” Books

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Must-Have Books To Bring Out The Greenness In Everyone. Brought to you by Nightbird Books on Dickson in Fayetteville. All Natural by Nathanael Johnson — The title says it all: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier. http://www.nightbirdbooks.com/book/9781605290744 Sharing The…

Earth Day – Creating a World Story – Moving Towards A Culture of Harmony With Nature

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Risa's

Esoteric Astrology as news for week April 18-24, 2013 Sun enters Taurus this Friday. Taurus, anchoring into the world the fiery ideas of Aries, is a beam of light emerging from the point of Light in Aries, creating a pathway of Light for humanity. Taurus, foremost Earth sign, inspires stability and the fine Art of…