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Green Goes Mainstream: Kentucky Coal Businessmen See Potential in Renewable Energy

Climate change concerns versus coal dust celebrations, clean air rules versus community freedoms, environmental ideals versus mining jobs? What if the way America’s been debating its energy future is based on false dichotomies?  What if the very industry blamed in part for climate destruction has the most power to build a renewable energy future?  In […]

Continue Reading By on July 29, 2014 in Appalachia, energy, environment, mountains, MTR, outdoors, solar, sustainable 0

Green Goes Mainstream: Solar PV for Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home, complete with your own solar energy array?  It’s becoming more and more common.  In our Green Goes Mainstream series, we meet a Pennsylvania couple on the leading edge of an American clean energy movement. Bob and Donna Weikert’s home looks like any other quaint homeplace in rural Pennsylvania except for the photovoltaic […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2014 in frugal, green, home, solar, sustainable 0

Visiting Historic Gettysburg with Kids

The following is a sponsored post in conjunction with Destination Gettysburg, in order to bring you more FREE family friendly content! Three remarkable days of battle in 1863 and one historic Presidential address have etched Gettysburg into the national consciousness.  Yet, you could spend days on end exploring the splendor and history lessons that are […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2014 in education, family, heritage, historic, travel 0

Organic Enthusiasts Discuss how #GreenGoesMainstream

Do you pick organic foods at least some of the time for your shopping cart?  Grow your own heirloom tomatoes or visit the farmer in your hometown who does?  You are undoubtedly part of the movement embracing real, organically grown food without toxic pesticides or suspect additives. Concerned about health and your children’s health in […]

Continue Reading By on July 24, 2014 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, eating better, environmental health, green, organic, pesticides 0

Green Goes Mainstream: Community Gardening & Wellness

Could gardening be central to community revitalization?  We explore that idea in our Green Goes Mainstream series. A People’s Garden stands outside USDA headquarters in Washington, DC, modeling how fresh lettuce and tomatoes can nourish a community’s spirit.  Food from gardens like these goes to feed the hungry in all 50 states.  This garden project […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2014 in agriculture, Appalachia, gardening, green, Green Goes Mainstream, organic 0

Green Goes Mainstream: Growing Demand for Organics

Have you picked an organic food option for you or your family at least once in a while?  Chances are, you have.  You’re part of the growing consumer demand for organics, as a wellness-focused lifestyle you may or may not consider “green” is going more mainstream.  Leaders in the organic movement have been discussing this […]

Continue Reading By on July 22, 2014 in agriculture, food, food labeling, non-GMO, organic, pesticides, safe chemicals 1