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    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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Greener Lawns, Happier Polar Bears 2/26/08

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Is Organic Better? Lawns, as it turns out, can be a boon in the fight against climate change and water pollution, but not all lawns are equal. Milesi found out that all that turf captures quite a bit of carbon from the atmosphere, a whopping 37 billion pounds per year if you mow high and leave the clippings on the surface (two key elements of organic lawn care). If you remove the clippings, that number drops by nearly two thirds, and if you send the clippings off to the landfill, then their decomposition actually makes climate change worse because it produces methane which is even worse than carbon dioxide. What’s more, their study found that leaving the clippings in place made it possible to cut applications of synthetic fertilizers nearly in half, which means less runoff into streams and ponds, less groundwater pollution, and savings both in the energy needed to manufacture those fertilizers (also a climate change issue) and in the expense of cleaning up our water supplies. To read the original article on Milesi’s work on the NASA website, visit http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Lawn/printall.php Notes & References – Milesi, C., S.W. Running, C.D. Elvidge, J.B. Dietz, B.T. Tuttle, R.R. Nemani. (2005) Mapping and modeling the biogeochemical cycling of turf grasses in the United States . Environmental Management 36(3), 426-438. source – http://www.safelawns.org/articles/Lawns_and_Your_Carbon_Footprint.php

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