29 Jun 2011

Is it Safe at the Sound?

Planning a trip to the beach this summer?  Make sure you pick a safe one. Aren’t all beaches safe, you ask? Unfortunately no. In fact, there were 24,091 beach closings andadvisories due to water quality issues in the U.S. in 2010. Various...

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27 Jun 2011

America’s 60+ers Go For 60+ MPG

Support the Go60mpg movement! Improved mileage standards. Find out how… Friends and members of Gray Is Green, President Obama and the federal government are in the process of making a crucial decision at the moment – one that could play a...

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21 Jun 2011

Toxins in Baby Products

The next time you go to get a gift for a grandchild, consider this: a new study has revealed that a majority of baby products contain flame retardant chemicals, some of which have been linked to serious health effects in...

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21 Jun 2011

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Summer is here and we’re all probably eager to get out into the garden or just onto the porch with a cool drink. Those of you who seem to be natural mosquito magnets like me are probably also thinking about...

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20 Jun 2011

Common Resources

Retirement communities have many of the opportunities for efficiency provided by communal living; multi-unit buildings often have lower per-person heating and cooling costs, and close proximity and similar shopping needs means fewer trips necessary for more people. Real sustainability is...

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20 Jun 2011

Community Gets Certified

I was recently notified by our friends at Green Seal, one of the nation’s leading green products and services certification organizations, that a retirement community in the DC area recently became the first in the nation to have its cleaning...

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14 Jun 2011

Antibiotic Resistance

Older adults are more susceptible to certain types of infections than most other segments of society. However, the irresponsible use of antibiotics both in human medicine and in the production of food has lead to an increasing number of diseases...

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14 Jun 2011

American Lung Association defends Clean Air Act

It is important to remember that a healthy environment directly benefits the health of the human population. As such, organizations devoted to human health, such as the American Lung Association, are weighing in on national environmental policy. They recognize that...

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14 Jun 2011

The Green Thing

If I keep my old clothes long enough, they’re back in style! – Jim Knowles The above quote comes from the father of Jim Knowles, editor of the San Leandro Times, who has also graciously allowed me to reprint his...

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14 Jun 2011

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