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Rocket Fuel for the Green and Sustainable Family

Rocket Fuel for the Green and Sustainable Family Two Organic Eden or Zombie Apocalypse? My husband Wayne and I first started a tiny organic garden in Hazleton in 1987. We had rented an apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey, a very concrete place, central to our work. Nature might have been found in the park […]

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Rocket Fuel for the Green and Sustainable Family

Rocket Fuel for the Green and Sustainable Family: Volume I: The Basics One There is a lot of talk today, serious discussion, about abandoning Planet Earth for Mars or another sphere. Well, you can count me out. Like billions of others, I call this place home, and I am not about to jump ship and […]

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Review of the Totally Tomatoes 2018 Catalog: a Tomato Lovers’ Catalog

This tomato lovers’ catalog actually offers more than tomatoes. However, for the sake of this review I will focus mainly on the love apples that we all so adore, those powerhouses of lycopene and other phytonutrients. It is definitely a great idea to dedicate a catalog to tomatoes and the vegetables that marry well with […]

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Hazleton Can Become a Part of the Rust Belt Revival

Our city is a microcosm of the Rust Belt: one lingering notch in Rust’s great Belt. We have been wearing that belt for too long, and it hurts. And We’re Living Here in Hazleton Several decades ago Billy Joel made famous the song “Allentown,” which dealt with the demise of Bethlehem Steel. Many folks from […]

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Maintaining and Developing Home Grown Green Infrastructure: for Hazleton and Beyond

Maintaining and Developing Home Grown Green Infrastructure: for Hazleton and Beyond A Preliminary Examination of the Environmental Research Institutes’ (Esri’s) Data with a Local and Regional Focus Infrastructure for a long time now has come in two colors: green and nouveau-noxious gray. Green’s long history far pre-dates homo sapiens sapiens. Green was here first. Human […]

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Marcellus Shale Tax Needed in Pennsylvania, Now!

Marcellus Shale Tax Needed in Pennsylvania, Now! In July, the Pennsylvania Senate approved a Marcellus Shale tax. I can only guess at the senate’s motivation, since both the house and senate and stood firmly behind corporate interests prospering while the state itself sank deeper into mega-debt. Maybe the senate looked around the country at what […]

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Small Cities – 21st Century Oases

I live in a small city. The last census listed our population at about 25,000 people. However, that number is obviously low. We have an amorphous yet significant number of undocumented aliens here, and that fact skews the number into a range of diminutive statistics, according to some. Nevertheless, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, remains a small city […]

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Green Businesses Can Pierce the Darkness

Like many people around the globe, I wonder when someone will pinch me and wake me up from the nightmare of the Trump presidency, with its egregious attacks on human rights, education and the environment. With climate deniers now at the helm of government, and the rest of the world staring at us agape and […]

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Why I Review Green Products

If you ask me why I review green products, the answer is very simple. I review these products because I care.  I care about what goes into my body and what my family absorbs. I care about the Earth. And as for mass produced corporate products, well, I am not going to hang them all. […]

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Take Mambo Track Survey and Sign Up to Be a Mambo Tracker

Friends, it is very worth your while to take the Mambo Track Survey and sign up to be a Mambo Tracker. Even if you are not a light speed eco consumer yet, Mambo Sprouts can help show you the way. Follow this link to reap your rewards: http://www.mambotrack.com/ And don’t procrastinate! I recently completed the […]