Green Q&A

ON FRACKING: Cinema Verde Film Screenings

Executive Producer Mark Lichty joins us to discuss his film Groundswell Rising and the dangers of fracking: 6 p.m., April 16 at 716 N. Main Street in downtown Gainesville, Florida. DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR SIERRA CLUB MEMBERS AND GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE!

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Earth day is the Best Time to Help Your Friends GoGreen with GoGreenGift: Your Eco Starter Kit

Do you know someone who still doesn’t get the whole sustainability thing? Help turn them onto the path to a brighter future by giving them a sampling of items to help reduce their energy and water usage, their chemical exposure, and their carbon footprint with the GoGreenGift – the Original EcoStarter Kit.
The kit includes a […]

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Ask Umbra on corn plastic

PLA is manufactured by agribiz giant Cargill at a plant in Blair, Nebraska. Cargill is a major player in the genetically modified corn market, is apparently the world’s largest grain handler, and operates its PLA product division under the name NatureWorks. The long and short of it is that this “green” plastic is made from GMO […]

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RePower America site offers climate change resources

A number of improvements to the blog make it easier to use:

We’ve significantly increased the frequency of posts, and published items from various staff across the organization.
We’ve implemented Facebook and Twitter share buttons on each post.
We’ve added categories (on the right) in order to make it easier to find the content you’re looking for.

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EPA unveils air quality check tools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made available Monday two tools that let computer users “see” air quality information on a virtual globe.
via EPA unveils air quality check tools.

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Green Tips from Green America

Tips provided to Americans to Shift 10% of Their Spending to Green; Also Available: Thousands of Green and Local Options at
Washington DC//April 7, 2010//Green America today called on all Americans […]

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Essential Oils for Cleaning

I use grapefruit and tea tree oils for cleaning…. love the clean feel of my home.
“Lemon, lime, lavender, cloves, and cinnamon are absolutely fragrant and delicious. Better yet, their juices and oils are scientifically proven germ fighters, explained herbalist Jeannine Vannais, Plant Stewardship Coordinator at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA.
“The way we […]

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Monsanto Squeezes Out Seed Business Competition

Allowing monopolies on our food supply seems pretty scary, and besides, I don’t want to eat genetically modified foods – we find out far too often that messing with nature causes problems. How to avoid supporting this seed monopoly and avoid GM foods? Buy organic. Plant your own garden with organic seeds, keep and resow […]

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Myebook – International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 16

Interesting International Magazine…. page through the ebook to see the story on me…..
Myebook – International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 16.

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American Society of Journalists and Authors: Trish Riley

Member Salon: Trish Riley, page 12:
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New Idiot’s Guide Simplifies the Equation: Green Business = Sustainable Planet, Bigger Bottom Line (Interview with Trish Riley) : Planet Green

Planet Green: Why is it so important to green your business in the first place?
Trish Riley: Our planet is in trouble, and businesses have the collective power to turn the tide on the environmental disaster we’ve created. If businesses don’t become sustainable, we don’t stand a chance.
Read more: New Idiot’s Guide Simplifies the Equation: Green […]

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Interviews and articles on Going Green with Trish

Kevyn Burger Show St. Paul/Minneapolis FM107.1: Sept. 20, 2007
Solar Fit Renewable Energy Show WNZF NewsRadio 106.3 FM: Feb. 17, 2009
Interview with E/The Environmental Magazine Editor Jim Motavalli: Sept. 11, 2007
Radio Chicagoland WJJG 1530 AM: Sept. 7, 2007

Paula Deen Magazine: March 2009
Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine: Jan. […]

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Most Businesses Lack Sustainability Plan: We Can Help

The time has come for businesses to address sustainability, yet only 30 percent are effectively meeting the challenge. Business holds the key to creating a sustainable world. GoGreenNation provides resources and support for Greening Your Business.
A vast majority of corporate executives believe that sustainability-related issues are having or will soon have an impact on their […]

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Trish Riley and Heather Gadonniex on Greening Your Business

Tony Goodson of The 3 Moments in Australia interviewed my co-author, Heather Gadonniex, and I about our new book:
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Greening Your Business authors, Trish Riley and Heather Gadonniex, have written the guide to raise the issues on Green and Sustainability and to show how businesses can profitably be more Green.
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Green Q&A: Cutting Costs by Conserving Energy at Home

Dear Trish,

I have heard that the best way to save energy is by only using your airco when you really need it. Isn’t that true?

Not quite…. Read on for several tips to reduce your energy consumption – the less we use, the more we can rely on truly renewable energy: solar and wind.

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Green Q & A: Suncreen Safety

“Dear Trish,
What is the deal with sunscreen? We’ve been told for years to slather on the highest SPF we can find, and now we’re hearing that might not be such a great idea. Should we use sunscreen or not?”

Sunscreens are complex blends of mostly synthetic chemicals, some of which have slipped past the safety test since we don’t require testing on cosmetics – they’re traditionally only investigated when a problem surfaces […]

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Green Q & A: Fertilizing Lawn and Garden

Hi Trish,

What’s the difference between buying regular and organic fertilizers for my lawn and garden?

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Green Q & A

Help, Trish! I’ve got an ant attack all over my kitchen. Teeny teeny black ones. Do you know of any non-toxic solution?
GoGreenNation: Tell those ants to take a hike with these non-toxic treatments: Mix a little boric acid with honey to make a bait. They’ll carry it home where it will defeat the colony. Other […]

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Recycle your Cell Phones


I am writing to let you know about our organization. The 911 Cell Phone Bank ( provides emergency cell phones to law enforcement and victim services agencies nationwide through partnerships with local organizations.

(352) 804-8733 Cell

The 911 Cell Phone Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit initiative of the RMS Foundation (Tax ID 20-5050475). The RMS […]

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