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Guide To Monterey Bay: The Little Bay That Could

Posted August 19, 2010 | 20:00:04 (EST)

Text courtesy of Your Daily Thread. Check it out for more of the best in Los Angeles green living.

By Tracy Hepler

John Steinbeck had much to say about Cannery Row, and we have more to add for modern times from when YDT hit the sleepy...

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Clothing Swap At W Hotel, Westwood

Posted August 5, 2010 | 12:44:38 (EST)

Courtesy of Your Daily Thread.

By Tracy Hepler

Why Buy New When You Can Swap for New to You?

Seasons come and go and so do fashion trends. So rather than spending your savings on a new wardrobe for fall, swap out your unwanted frocks for something that...

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Best Summer Workouts in LA

Posted June 22, 2010 | 18:40:17 (EST)

Text courtesy of Your Daily Thread:

By Tracy Hepler:
Workouts to Get Your Body Summer Ready

Summer is officially here, so we thought it best to round up a few of our favorite workouts to get your body ready. Always remember to put on the...

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From Eco-Zero to Eco-Hero, a Going Green Boot Camp Begins

Posted March 24, 2010 | 18:43:57 (EST)


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Let's face it: being green is not always easy (despite what Kermit once said). Whether life gets busy or you simply don't know where to begin. Adopting greener habits can sometimes...

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City-Labs: Learn How You Can Help in 2010

Posted January 19, 2010 | 11:56:17 (EST)

Last year in honor of MLK Day we posted a list of volunteer opportunities that you could take part in throughout Los Angeles.

This year you can go out and actually meet the people behind L.A.'s best non-profits and community organizations at the 2nd annual City-Labs...

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Kickstarter: A New Way to Support Good Work

Posted January 4, 2010 | 14:30:15 (EST)

Have you ever had a brilliant idea to do something good in the world, but needed a little bit of cash to get you off the ground? Well the folks over at Kickerstarter have heard you. Kickstarter is a new platform where ambitious and creative endeavors can reach...

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Waste Free Holidays: Can Such a Thing Exist?

Posted December 8, 2009 | 13:53:14 (EST)

For as much as we enjoy the holidays, they certainly can create a ton of waste. So when I decided to work on a holiday guide, I wanted to know if the holidays could possibly be waste free. It turns out some things can sans scraps, and you can...

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Should We Green Wash for the Sake of Spreading Green to the Masses?

Posted November 4, 2009 | 19:32:00 (EST)

As the environmental movement has grown in the last few years, so has the popularity of using terms like green, eco and LEED to enhance the appeal of certain products to eco-curious consumers. While it is great more and more consumers are interested in these products, what is becoming increasingly...

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In a State of Crisis: Californians Must Save Our State Parks

Posted July 23, 2009 | 14:26:13 (EST)

It is difficult to escape the massive budget problems that currently face California. From having the lowest bond ratings in the U.S. to having to pay our bills with IOUs and the multitude of lay offs and cuts to public services -- none of the news is good. And just...

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You Are What You Eat: Food Inc. Brings Food to the Forefront

Posted June 11, 2009 | 23:34:00 (EST)

The film Food Inc premieres on June 12th in LA, SF and NYC and brings dinner and the food industry to the center stage of a serious debate that is happening across the country.

The adage "you are what you eat" has been around for a very long time. However,...

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Be "Meatless in May" to Help Fight Global Warming

Posted May 1, 2009 | 15:06:40 (EST)

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Your Daily Thread and Chelsea Green have partnered up to raise awareness about the beef with meat. The raising of livestock, specifically the factory farming of animals, is a major contributor of green house gases that pollute our planet. The raising...

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Earth Day is Not Dead...It Just Needed Some Young Blood

Posted April 16, 2009 | 15:03:00 (EST)

Last year the Washington Post declared, "Earth Day is dead." This year, Grist.org decided to "Screw Earth Day." Your Daily Thread.com sought to change all of that and inject some new life into the 39-year-old holiday by celebrating its official launch as the newest online hub...

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The Beef With Meat

Posted March 24, 2009 | 17:33:35 (EST)

In my first blog post on this site, I created a green guide for the twenty somethings out there. What one of the readers appropriately noticed was that I made no mention of meat eating behavior and its effect on global warming. It was a mistake I made and...

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The Toxic Side of Beauty

Posted February 15, 2009 | 18:09:13 (EST)

Why does being a woman often include surrounding yourself with toxic chemicals? That question seems to come up daily as we discover the cancer and birth defect causing ingredients inside of our favorite hair dyes, nail polishes and even lipsticks.

There is no required safety testing in the cosmetic...

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Lessening the Carbon Footprint of Your Time in the Snow

Posted February 12, 2009 | 19:00:06 (EST)

President's Day weekend often means a trip to the mountains for many of us. Snowboarding and Skiing are exhilarating sports and you do feel like you're appreciating nature when you're out there. But the sustainability behind running the lifts, snow machines, equipment and the drive/flight to get there aren't typically...

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A Twentysomething's Guide to Going Green

Posted January 16, 2009 | 17:48:36 (EST)

As twentysomethings, we have the power to influence the future of our environment. Unlike our parents and Gen X, we haven't become brand committed yet. Businesses and leaders are waiting to see what we do. With our practices, our wallets and the Internet, we have the ability to significantly steer...

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