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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Missing: Local Recycling Heroes

Posted on March 21st, 2011

Eric Hudson, Preserve The partners behind Preserve® Gimme 5 (a #5 plastics recycling program) are scouring the country to recognize inspiring recycling efforts and we’re looking for a little help. When Preserve® rolled out the Gimme 5 recycling program in 2009 we hoped that individuals would join in and contribute their hard to recycle #5 plastics. What we didn’t [...]

Planning Early for Homegrown Goodness

Posted on March 18th, 2011

Adam Lewand-Koch, Blackrock Farm, Kennebunkport, Maine The skating rink that was once the driveway to the greenhouses at Blackrock Farm has largely melted away, we’ve set the clocks forward and we are beginning to prepare for spring in earnest. Every time I walk into the office Kevin (our vegetable guy) and Helene (the owner) are discussing types of [...]

What is Slow Fashion?

Posted on March 11th, 2011

Gyllian Rae Svensson The Bobbin Slow Fashion & Sustainable Design There has been a lot of recent buzz in the new millennium about slowing down, nostalgia for a simpler life; a reconnection with our families, communities and a return to local living economies. Lawyers are leaving their practices to start small scale farms; Mothers are choosing [...]

The 30 Day (Almost) Vegan Challenge

Posted on March 3rd, 2011

Posted by Rob, Tom’s of Maine Brand Manager, Citizen Engagement When I tell people I meet that I work for Tom’s, I am always surprised how many make the assumption that I’m a really healthy person. So here’s my true confession: my healthy-living habits have always been a bit… sporadic.  Periods of intense healthy living [...]

2010 Dental Health for All Winner: Family Health Centers

Posted on March 1st, 2011

Posted by Ibrahim Sawaya D.D.S. Dental Director, Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Health Centers of San Diego faced a difficult situation when California’s budget crisis led to severe cuts for Denti-Cal, leaving many of San Diego’s low-income families without access to basic dental care. One of the largest community health centers in California, [...]