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The Green Graze Newsletter Archive

Check out past issues of The Green Graze, our electronic newsletter about eco-friendly innovations, great ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, and everything green in between.
Happy grazing!

2014

Fall

Good News: California gets serious about the plastic bag plague
World Wide GREEN Web: Great apps for the green-minded
Green Cuisine: A guide to supermarkets and seafood...do they care?
REDUCE: Two gift registries that cut glut and add meaning
Did You Know?: The surprisingly high cost of speeding
Duty Calls: The International Coastal Cleanup & The People's Climate March

Summer

Ed Begley Jr. has Endorsed our Growing Up Green Tots program!
Good News: Look who's calling for climate action now!
Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Meet Liam F1, the silent and efficient wind turbine that could revolutionize rooftop wind generation
Dollars & Sense: Choosing Organic Food Wisely
Self-Sufficient in the City: One family's journey down the "Path to Freedom"
Did You Know?: Denim aficionados share their secret to long-lasting jeans
We Want to Know: When were the seeds of environmental stewardship first planted in your mind? Please take our quick survey!
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Spring

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Sugar, the clean energy hero of tomorrow?
REUSE: Choose to reuse with UsedCardboardBoxes.com 
Did You Know?: Little Scrubbers Causing Big Problems for Aquatic Organisms
Good News!: With three wins for wildlife, the world gets serious about wildlife trafficking
Bringing Back Nature...One dam at a time
Duty Calls: Turn off your lights for Earth Hour
Attention Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers: Green your classroom with our Growing Up Green Tots program!

2013

Winter

Power to the (Little) People: TeachingGreen announces Growing Up Green Tots, a new program that will create a culture of conservation in early education classrooms across the country
Great Green Gifts: Make spirits bright with these delightful recycled gifts
Survey Says!: Do you have two minutes for a super short survey that might help us raise much-needed funds?

Fall

Go Green, $ave Green: The true costs of owning and driving a personal vehicle in America
Green Living in Los Angeles: The return of California Native Plants
Green Cuisine: Sharing fare at a food swap near you
Did You Know?: Beautiful, Efficient, Bug-Free LED Light Bulbs
Good News!: Pacific Northwest coal export opponents celebrate expansive scope of review

Summer

Not-So-Green Cuisine: Why you should watch out for palm oil
REUSE: The argument for collaborative consumption
Nuclear News: Lessons from Fukushima...San Onofre shut down for good
Green Buyers' Guide: EWG's new Guide to Healthy Cleaning
Did You Know?: To cap or not to cap when recycling plastic bottles
Worth Your Time: Manufactured Landscapes and the photography of Edward Burtynsky

Spring

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: The Smart Strip makes it easy to cut phantom power
Enviromnental Leaders of Tomorrow: College student Erin Carroll shares her story
Bringing Up (Eco) Baby: The diaper conundrum continues
The Plague that is Plastic: Disturbing video provides harsh reminder of the hazards of plastic
Readers' Corner: How to save energy with a washcloth
Duty Calls: Turn off your lights for Earth Hour

2012

Winter

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Nest, The Learning Thermostat
Frontline, USA: Locals tell about a coal nightmare looming in the American Northwest
REDUCE: Cut your heating bills with ceiling fans
REUSE: Batteries that can be used over and over again
RECYCLE: 'Tis the season to become an savvy recycler

Fall

Global Warming by the Numbers: Bill McKibben lays it out with three simple numbers
REUSE: peace. love. swap. your old stuff for "new"
Duty Calls: On November 6th, Vote for Environmental Protection!
Endangered Species in the News: African Elephants & Rhinos; Northern Rocky Grey Wolves
L.A. Confidential: South Bay Green for all your green building needs

Summer

Behind the Scenes: The Green Idea House
REDUCE: A dual flush toilet converter
REUSE: Resole America
RECYCLE: Close the recycling loop...buy recycled paper products
Worth your time: If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Spring  

The Green Life: A Guide to Sustainable Living in LA, now available on Amazon.com
Go Green, $ave Green: Daily deals with a green twist
REDUCE: Say goodbye to junk mail once and for all
Worth your time: Renewal

2011

Spring                 

• TeachingGreen launches Growing Up Green, The Early Years: Grades K - 5
Our two cents: The case for conservation
REDUCE: A law that protects donors of leftover food from legal liability
REUSE: Swap your gently used baby and kids' stuff with peace.love.swap
RECYCLE: Recycle crayon with crazycrayons.com
Green City, USA: America's least wasteful cities

Summer

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Two handy online tools for EV drivers
Good Green Eats: One more reason to choose organic
REUSE: Molly Mutt, the you-stuff-it dog duvet
Green Buyer's Guide: EWG's 2011 Sunscreen Guide
Myth Busters: Stop wasting water rinsing poultry

Fall

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: An interview with a Nissan Leaf owner
Climate: Meat = Heat
Green Cuisine: A yummy vegetarian recipe for fall
REUSE: A hot tip for composters

Holiday Greeting

Six Great Green Gift Ideas

2010

Spring            

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer
Good Green Eats: Community Supported Agriculture
Green Indulgences: Sustainably grown flowers
REUSE: Pass on your old computer equipment with the National Cristina Foundation

Summer

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Thermal leak detector
Good Green Eats: fish2fork.com for sustainable seafood
Worth your time: The End of the Line

Fall

Behind the Scenes: One very green backyard renovation
Good Green Eats: Two handy tools to minimize food waste
RECYCLE: Close the loop

Holiday Greeting

REDUCE: Lessons from the movie “Up”
REUSE: The Living Christmas Co.
RECYCLE: Exchange your old holidays lights for new LEDs with HolidayLEDs.com

2009

January      

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Dryer sheets you can use 500 times
World Wide GREEN Web: Freecycle
Green People/Green Companies: Clorox recycles Brita filters
Readers' Corner: This reader convinced her family to go green
Good News! 200,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean protected by President Bush

February

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Low-carbon cooking with induction
World Wide GREEN Web: e-Stewards for e-waste
L.A. Confidential: Visit the last vernal marsh in LA County
Worth Your Time: A Crude Awakening
Good News! New rules to curb U.S. overfishing

March

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: GreenSwitch
Did You Know? The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Pocket Guide
Green People/Green Companies: The Dervaes family homestead
Good news! Scientific consultation restored for the Endangered Species Act

April

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Waterless car wash
Duty Calls: Track climate change in your own backyard with Project BudBurst
Behind the Scenes: Up close and personal with a recycling plant
Worth your time: Flow ("For Love of Water")

May

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: BLADE
Did You Know? Sustainable and pet-safe mulch
World Wide GREEN Web: GoodGuide

June

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Cool-N-Save™
World Wide GREEN Web: PaperBackSwap.com
Green City, Europe: Ghent, Belgium Declares Thursdays "Veggie Day"
Worth your time: Food, Inc.

July

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Sodastream®
Duty Calls: International Day of Climate Action
World Wide GREEN Web: NRDC's "What's Fresh Near You" Guide
Worth your time: The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones

August

World Wide GREEN Web: Skin Deep cosmetic safety database
Green City, USA: Seattle waives permit requirement for parking-strip edible gardens
Green People/Green Companies: Full Sail brewing company
Good news! Roadless Area Conservation Rule reinstated

September

World Wide GREEN Web: Build It Green's green product directory
Did You Know? Why plastic is trult an environmental plague
Worth your time: The Age of Stupid

October

DIY: Six simple homemade household cleaners
Did You Know? Older SIGG bottles DO contain BPA
Worth your time: The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard
Good news! California residents to profit from their renewable energy systems

November

Go Green, Save Green: Celebrate an Earth-friendly holiday
Myth Busters: Idling on a cold day unnecessary with modern cars
Green City, Europe: Sweden introduces carbon labeling for food
Duty Calls: Community fruit harvest

2008

April

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: The Metlund® Hot Water D'MAND® System
Worth your time: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Good news! Paper Recycling Jumps to Record High
• A Coupon Book for Earth-Friendly Living

May

Readers' Corner: A creative way to reuse packing peanuts
Eco Gadgets & Innovations: The Aptera
Did You Know? Reading the PLU code, dimmer switches and bottled water
Worth your time: The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices by Michael Brower and Warren Leon

June

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: EcoPower® Faucets
Myth Busters: Computers and energy use
Worth your time: The 11th Hour  
Good news! Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest

July

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Fuel from algae
Did You Know? All about junk mail
Worth your time: STUFF, The Secret Lives of Everyday Things by John C. Ryan and Alan Thein During

August           

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: CFLs (and the mercury inside them)
Did You Know? More interesting facts about CFLs
• Myth Busters: Myths about CFLs
Worth your time: Dimming the Sun

September

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Test tube meat
Did You Know? Food waste in America
Worth your time: Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
Good news! New Product Safety Law Bans Toxic Toys

October

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: The ECO pedal from Nissan
Did You Know? Electronic waste, the Parking Cash Out benefit, ENERGY STAR® refrigerators
Worth your time: King Corn
Good news! Hundreds of new corals found on Australian reefs

November

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Kill A Watt and Smart Strip
Green City, USA: Whatcom County WA says yes to private wind turbines
Worth your time: Blue Vinyl
Good news! Rainforest fungus makes diesel

December

Eco Gadgets & Innovations: Piezoelectrics
Shoppers Beware! www.HealthyToys.org to avoid toxic toys
World Wide GREEN Web: Tips and resources for an Earth-friendly holiday