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Did you know that the food that you eat travels an average of more than 1,500 miles to reach your plate? By eating food that was manufactured in your country or even more locally, you are not only helping your nation's economy (and supporting farmers directly) but you are also reducing how much polution you are causing indirectly through consumption. Local consumption can really help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and your impact.

My big fat green wedding

Green weddings? Really? Aren't there bigger issues to think about? Maybe, but did you know that there are over two million weddings a year in the United States alone. According to the GreenBrideGuide.com, each one of those weddings includes an average of 150 guests and produces an average of 62 tons of carbon dioxide and 400 to 600 pounds of garbage. That's over 120 million tons of carbon dioxide and over one billion pounds of garbage each and every year in the U.S. alone. I'd say that's a pretty big issue!

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More Reusable, More Local! My Green New Year's Resolutions

Over the years, I’ve created, and broken, my fair share of resolutions. Many of these had to do with my personal well-being; lose weight, be more sociable, as well as live a healthier and more active lifestyle. The usual resolutions.

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The quickest and easiest things we could change to start reducing our carbon footprint in 2015

Green New Years resolutions can be significant.  Here is how my family goes about it.  First my husband and I have to agree on the goal.  Since we are a household, it does no good if I say that we are going to stop using paper towels when my husband will just go and buy more. If it is something that needs to be accomplished together then it’s time to call a family meeting.  Once we all agreed on a goal we make sure it is not so big that we never get around to it.

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New Year’s Resolution: Buying Local! So easy to do in Florida...

More and more consumers are realizing that it does not make sense buying produce that comes from thousands of miles away, only to find out that it does not taste as good as it looks. From chefs to school districts, the buy local mentality is finally sinking in. Restaurants are starting to source their meat and produce from local farmers, improving the quality of the food they provide while supporting local economy. This movement is known as farm-to-table.

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Combat climate change this holiday season with something delicious

For many people, climate change is an abstract concept, a thing they have little control over; however this holiday season a simple holistic approach proves how easily you can combat climate change with something delicious: local food.

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