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Archive: November, 2012

The best eco gifts for the holiday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:54 AM
The Environmental Working Group has just put out the list of items it's including in a holiday "gift box" -- items hand-picked by the staff. It was mostly food-oriented, which I found really interesting. It certainly speaks to how big a food footprint most of us have, from the actual food... Read more

How many goats do you need to eat your lawn?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 2:15 PM
I had a lot of fun reporting this morning's story about goats as weed-eating powerhouses. They've always done that job on farms, of course, but now the critters are being seen as an eco-alternative to fuel-guzzling mowers, herbicides and weed-yanking volunteers who for some reason don't relish wading... Read more

Don't paint yourself into a corner with VOCs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:58 PM
In yesterday's GreenSpace column, I wrote about how to make your next painting project a greener one, no matter what color you slather on the walls. Aside from the issue of volatile organic compounds, the problem of what to do with leftover paint is particularly stubborn. If you're like me, you figure... Read more
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GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

Reach Sandy at sbauers@phillynews.com.

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