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Greener Consumption: The lagniappe edition

Article: Greener Consumption: The lagniappe edition

“Lagniappe” is a concept from my Southern Louisiana childhood — it translates roughly as “a little something extra,” and refers to things a merchant might toss in with a purchase (think a baker’s dozen). This week, I thought I’d give you a little lagniappe on some of our previous Greener Consumption themes. So if you’re looking for new reuse projects, green items for the kids or more indoor gardening ideas, we’ve got ‘em.

Waste Crisis Erupts in Naples

Article: Waste Crisis Erupts in Naples

NAPLES, Italy, January 7, 2007 (ENS) – Police withdrew today from the entrance of a defunct waste dump that officials say will be reopened to take garbage that has piled up by the ton in the streets of Naples. Although residents of the southern port city are upset by the piles of trash, they have…

Keep it Green When You're on the Move

Article: Keep it Green When You're on the Move

Sure, late spring into summer is great for things like traveling [www.sundance.tv] or gardening [www.sundance.tv], but it’s also the most popular time of year to move. While the act of packing everything you own into boxes and then packing those boxes into a truck, car or van is the height of drudgery for many of…