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Farmers' markets are fun. But you can also check out a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm near you. Support your local farmers, benefit the environment, and get healthy, fresh, local food.
In the fight to avoid lots of deaths from global warming, it's possible you'll soon be paying a tax -- a carbon tax. The hope is to decrease emissions while stimulating energy efficiency and better gas mileage and fuel economy.
When you hear someone use the word "sustainability," turn on your B.S. meter to gauge whether the person is talking about the real deal or a snow job.
Global warming means the same thing as climate change or global climate change, and refers to the Earth's rising average temperatures, which will disrupt weather patterns and affect plants and animals, as well as human beings.
Carbon offsets attempt to offset greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming. Battle climate change with your wallet, often by planting trees or investing in renewable energy.
Socially Responsible Investing
Socially responsible investing can mean banking with a progressive or green bank (one that supports sustainable development, for instance) or using a credit union that offers green loans.
Nature Deficit Disorder
Are children and adults today loosing touch with nature? Nature deficit disorder may lead to many problems, from caring less about the environment to getting less exercise.
Organic wines come from organic grapes -- fruit grown without chemical killers of insects and weeds and without chemical fertilizers or fungicides. Biodynamic and organic wines are becoming popular eco-friendly wines.
Appliances such as the TV, coffee maker and stereo draw power even when off, in standby or low power mode (lopmo). Stop this phantom load problem of energy vampires by pulling the plug: energy conservation and energy efficiency result.
Freecycling is a fun way to find new homes for stuff posted on Freecycle.org, a grassroots, volunteer-driven Internet movement committed to reuse and recycling of items for free.
Passive Solar Heating/Cooling
Passive solar heating and cooling design is a great way to improve energy efficiency and energy conservation, while saving you money. Landscaping for shade, porches, light colored building materials and so on are easy ways to save energy.