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Philadelphia City Nature Challenge

As we say goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers, you too can bloom and grow by taking part in the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge, a 4-day bio-blitz where cities worldwide see who can record the most wildlife....
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A Hike in Hawaiian Paradise

Over the past few weeks I was very fortunate to enjoy a blissful vacation in Hawaii. I fell in love with surfing, the unbelievably fresh local food and the incredible landscape. The combination of the crystal aquamarine ocean and the huge, expansive mountains was in a word, gorgeous. We visited Maui, Kauai, and Waikiki - and enjoyed a bit of a different experience on each island. I was so excited to take advantage of the terrain in our first stop, Maui, I immediately booked a hike through the rain forest. Equipped with backpacks filled with water, lunch and bug spray our friendly tour guide led us to wilderness. I anticipated it would be interesting but I had no idea that we'd learn so much. Here's some of the learning and findings from our Hawaiian rain forest experience...
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Green Weddings: Ceremony Edition

It's wedding season. Planning your own (or your best friend, sibling or child's) wedding is undoubtedly exciting... and sometimes just a teeny bit overwhelming. There's a ton of decisions to make and for those who are eco-minded there's the question of how to pull it all off with sustainability in mind. Today let's talk about the ceremony. Ceremony traditions & rituals can depend on religion and heritage but typically they're a pretty important part of the day. It's when the "deal" is sealed after all. Read on for tips on greening the all-important ceremony...
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Fellas & Gals Rejoice with this Valentine’s Tip: Ditch Roses Today

While we've previously given you advice to green your valentine's day, here's another tradition to consider: flowers. Our advice? Ditch the roses. Valentine's Day roses are not only pricey, but often come with hefty carbon footprints after being flown from far distances, having  been plucked from pesticide-filled fields.  There's nothing  that says "I love you"  more than chemicals filling one's nostrils on a romantic holiday, right? Instead, (find out more, after the jump!)
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Green Your Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's day! We're recycling this post, originally published on February 9, 2009 to help those last minute procrastinators (or check out how to green your post-vday activities: It may be a contrived, made-up “hallmark holiday” – but who doesn’t like an excuse to give and get? This Valentine’s Day you can do that and show love to the planet at the same time. Here’s some tips to green your Valentine’s Day:
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