Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Sandy Bauers

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Sandy Bauers has worked as an editor and a reporter at The Inquirer for more than two decades. She has covered features and news, and in 2006 was named the environment reporter. She lives on three acres in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

GreenSpace - her column and blog - looks at how you to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life. The column (below, with related links) appears every other Monday.

The GreenSpace blog is updated regularly.


Read Sandy's blog Green Living
Latest post: Groups seek U.S. protection for monarch butterflies - 08/27/2014
Josephine Wilson has tried to shield her daughter from the "nasties." The Princeton website designer avoided canned food because of the bisphenol A in the can linings. She skipped tuna because of the mercury. When she learned about flame retardants, she scrutinized her home for sources. She and her husband eventually replaced their couch and mattress. Their vacuum has a HEPA filter to remove chemicals that accumulate in dust.
The assumption is simple: If you have vacant land in the city, plant vegetables. There's a lot to be said for local produce and healthy eating.

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