Tag: Margaret Southern

30 Inches of Global Warming

Written by | February 25th, 2010

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Killer snowstorms in Washington, DC. No snow in Vancouver. What’s an isolated weather fluctuation — and what’s a scientifically verified indicator of climate change?

Honey, I Just Don’t Think You’re Green Enough

Written by | February 9th, 2010

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What happens when couples and families disagree over how much to “go green”? Margaret Southern says the line between advice and nagging can be very, very thin.

Keeping Down with the Joneses

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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What’s the best way to get people to save energy? Would you believe making it a competition…and giving them smiley faces?

My New Year’s “Eco-lutions”

Written by | January 4th, 2010

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Want a New Year’s eco-resolution that won’t seem stale by February? Get 5 easy ones from our green blogger, Margaret Southern.

Stop ‘Going Green’ to Save the Planet?

Written by | December 21st, 2009

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A recent Washington Post article said personal green actions are getting in the way of mass political greening. Pshaw, says our green-living blogger.

7 Ways to Green Your Holiday Season

Written by | December 16th, 2009

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Here are 7 ideas on how to put your holiday on a green diet…and make it more satisfying in the process.

Without a Plan, Trying to Change the World (Review of ‘No Impact Man’)

Written by | December 8th, 2009

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I started reading the book No Impact Man without any expectations that I would like it. Probably because I thought that writers-turned-bloggers who conduct year-long experiments — whether it be “going green” or cooking all of Julia Child’s recipes — were just looking for the quickest route to book or movie deals (jealous, much?). But […]

Telecommuting: How to Save the World in Your Pajamas

Written by | November 18th, 2009

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I’ve talked a lot about biking as a great alternative to driving to work, but there is another option that may be a little less daunting: telecommuting. If you regularly drive to work, telecommuting can save thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere and save you a bundle of money […]

Why ‘Green’ Isn’t Working: How Do We Reach the Other Half?

Written by | October 28th, 2009

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A few weeks ago I attended a “Green Festival” in Washington, D.C., tagged as the world’s largest environmental expo. As I walked around, I kept thinking about who this festival was really meant for. Everyone in attendance chose to go to (and pay to get in) this event. These are people who are already invested […]

Green Travel: A Trip to the Greenest City in America

Written by | October 12th, 2009

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As hard as “living green” can be at home, it’s even harder on vacation. All the miles driven or flown, all the eating out…all the things you just can’t control. Luckily, I just took a trip to what could be considered the greenest city in America: Portland, Ore. But how green was my vacation? And […]

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