Mid-Atlantic

August, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Green Guide
This National Geographic Green Guide has lots of "don'ts" and "dos" for more environmentally sound living. For example, include clover in your grass seed mix. Stop refilling cracked or cloudy plastic bottles. Choose healthy pet supplies. There are videos about carbon diet, eco-friendly home renovation projects, and locavore recipes.

Books

The Good Earth
The cover photo of the September National Geographic magazine of a soy seedling with roots pushing through soil caught my eye. The "Where Food Begins" headline intrigued even more. Though soil is considered a MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over) topic, the article "Our Good Earth - the future rests on the soil beneath our feet" is an engaging, international look at people and the state of terra firma necessary for survival. A one-page health graphic features the new Overall Nutritional Quality index expected to be in stores soon. Broccoli, blueberries, oranges, and green beens rank highest at 100. Cheese puffs, soda, and, sadly chocolate are in the bottom 10.

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