Monthly Archives: May 2011

This Green Earth Interviews NY Times Eco-Journalist & Blogger Andy Revkin

On Tuesday,’s This Green Earth we interviewed Andy Revkin, world renowned environmental journalist with the New York Times.  He has traveled all over the world on assignment and in connection with books he’s authored.  He is now the writer of … Continue reading

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Holy Exploding Watermelons! One More Reason to Avoid Chinese Produce

We’ve been pretty harsh critics of products from China on This Green Earth and this is further proof that our criticism is justified.   Today we learned that watermelons are exploding in China because they were given high levels of a … Continue reading

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Crane Cam – We Have Babies!!! So Proud!

The Sandhill Crane Babies have arrived!  There are two and they are so cute and fuzzy.  The Crane Cam live feed is up but right now she’s sitting on the babies.  Here is a link to a recording from about … Continue reading

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What’s Your Green Ability Level? From Bunny Hill to Double Black Diamond

When people learn to ski or snowboard, they love mastering one level and moving up to the next.  The same should be true for going green.  Once you master one level, it’s time to move on to the next.  Or, … Continue reading

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Green Recipes: Southwest Rice and Corn Salad

Now that spring is [finally] upon us in Utah, I have begun craving lighter dinners. As much as I love all those stews I made over the winter, it’s time to move on. I can’t wait to begin receiving my … Continue reading

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Soap Making 101

I am actually a bit embarrassed to share this “recipe” for handmade soap.  Reason being: it’s not an actual recipe and requires extremely little effort  and I’ve been giving the soap away as gifts and now everyone will know how … Continue reading

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Our Live Sandhill Crane Nest Cam Is Perfect Now – Eggs Should Hatch This Week!!!

We’re still ridiculously excited about the live Sandhill Crane Nest Cam that we set up on our deck.  My husband Mark has spent hours and hours trying to get this thing absolutely perfect.  He rigged up the web cam to … Continue reading

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Surprising (and Patriotic) Reasons to Buy Local!

Buying local isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s an economic issue, a jobs issue and even a house value issue.  I thought I knew all about the subject of buying local (my sister aptly nicknamed me The Authority on Nothing), … Continue reading

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Green TV Show Review! The Fabulous Beekman Boys

With summer coming, the reality show The Fabulous Beekman Boys is a welcome addition (part of the Discovery Network’s Planet Green channel lineup).  Now in it’s second season, this is a fun reality show about farming in upstate New York.  … Continue reading

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Streaming Video of the Week! Crane Cam! Watch the Crane on Her Nest!

This is so beyond exciting!  As you may know from this post, we live on the Swaner Nature Preserve, home to many nesting Sandhill Cranes.  We are lucky enough to have one nesting about 300 feet from our balcony and … Continue reading

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