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Paper, Straws, and Cups!

“Now let’s take a look at another impact on forests: paper, including the smallest items like tissue paper or the wrapper on a drinking straw can lead to the destruction of tropical forests. Environmentalists have long pressured big corporations to change their ways.” –Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time Listen to the … Continue reading

A northern Westchester ‘Sandy’ network

Last year next week we had a major storm that knocked out power around our area, and for some it was quite a struggle. Luckily for me I had a friend with a woodstove, a Prius that we could run power from, a generator, a well-insulated, solid house that didn’t have trees leaning over it. … Continue reading

Earth Day Actions with Big Impacts for Northern Westchester

Here are some high impact actions Northern Westchester residents can do to honor Earth Day and to reduce our communities carbon impacts! ADOPT A NEW HABIT: take the train, find out your bus schedule, set up a carpool. Public transportation is not so easy in many of our towns, but with a little research you’ll … Continue reading

It is Hot and Your Neighbors are in Trouble

by Mike Gordon and Heather Flournoy Our neighbors are in trouble, and we can help. Imagine a heat index of 112 in NYC, humid, and no air conditioning, no fans, no electricity. Last night’s headlines from The Daily Westchester: 20,000 people in NYC without power 1,700 in Westchester as of 10:30 pm Con Edison  is … Continue reading

Don’t Take That Napkin! Serious Quick and Green Tips for Blog World and Book Expo Participants

In the Starbucks line at Jacob Javits Convention Center, I saw a person grab a stack of napkins to wipe up a little spill at the milk counter, toss them, pour and dribble their milk, then take another stack to go. 1/2 of one napkin would have done the job fine. Paper manufacturing is one … Continue reading

Recipes to Soothe Flu Symptoms

Be sure to check local events this weekend at the end of this post. These last few weeks various people in my family have suffered from a highly contagious flu with symptoms ranging from high fever, intense sore throat, joint aches, neck pain, swollen glands, cough and severe headache, to nausea, exhaustion and progression to … Continue reading

Living Green in Suburbia and the Role of Social Media in Creating Behavior Change

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on the PCTV show “The Homeowner’s Survival Track” hosted by Sol Skolnick. You can watch the video, and read on to get my thoughts on how people living in Suburbia can green their lifestyles in a manageable way, and empower themselves with information, and how you can … Continue reading

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