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About greenupforlife

Facing life one green challenge at a time. Freelance writer specializing in green and sustainable articles, blogs, cocktail napkins, whatever keeps the creditors at bay, while building my client base leaf by leaf.

Ahh the holidays! When all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold

I’m not a scrooge. I love the holidays. Wild and crazy though they are, they fill me with a sense of satisfaction, tradition, wonderment and love for my fellow man. Whether these feelings are genuinely my own, or prompted by … Continue reading

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Be Green on November 6th and Vote!

Here’s a breath of fresh air. I’m not going to tell you how to vote. I’m sure this is a welcomed change following almost two years of political banter. Like you, I’m so sick of all the political garbage, I’m ready to … Continue reading

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First the pigs, and then what? Short orders, shortages and global snafus

When a recent news report indicated bacon will be hard to come by next year, a collective gasp rose up from the masses in response. Not the other white meat! (or as in the case of bacon – not my … Continue reading

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On the search for creative sustainables

I rarely buy anything on vacation. Frankly I have enough gifty-crap items from other people’s vacations to last a lifetime. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the thought, it’s just that for the most part, I only end up Oooing … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was compost

I started composting, really getting into it, about a year ago, when I bought a black plastic bin from the hardware store and proudly set it in my yard. I envisioned creating rich black earth, or as my neighbor so … Continue reading

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Finding your “green” soulmate

My daughter loves her job, the people she works with and where she lives. So what’s the downside? The shortage of available men. See, she works in fashion in a retirement community – which means most of the men she … Continue reading

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Las Vegas: Green?

I just got back from Sin City. It was a hoot. Everywhere you look, glamour and glitz, over-the-top decorations and barely topped show girls. I spent most of my time walking The Strip, or the main drag in Vegas, hours and hours … Continue reading

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