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Sen. Elizabeth Warren on why this is a terrible treaty

Hillary Clinton silent on treaty

Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public

Tuna Case Shows Everything You Need To Know About “Trade” Agreements

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public

“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it. . . . Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”--Jane Goodall, Ph.D. (from the Foreword)

You may end up throwing out all your BPA free plastic bottles after you listen to this. Jump to 15:20 (the first little dot) for the story.

If you want to eat healthier and want to try plant based foods, lots of new restaurants are opening. Native Foods Cafe is opening 200 restaurants in the U.S. They have opened two in DC and one in Falls Church, with one to follow in Fairfax. Soupergirl has a second location, this one is in DC. Soupergirl does not use any GMO ingredients and is Kosher. You can find their soups in many health food stores in the area. The Randy Radish has a food truck serving the area; they also don't use any GMO's. The Vegetable Garden has reopened; now they are in Silver Spring.

Here's a way to increase the number of bees, that pollinate our food crops. NRDC says we stand to lose as much as $15 billion in agricultral crops if bees disappear. Who would have thought the thing that might save the entire agricultral system is ... flowers? You can buy these little "seedles" for as little as about $9.00; you just throw them where you want wildflower, and nature does the rest. This would make a great project for schools, scouts or churches.

April 26      


Farmers markets are opening back up.
Many open for the season in May, but a few are open year yound.    

May 9

Baltimore VegFest May 9


May 11

Peace Love Yoga Fest May 16 Facebook page

Run for the Animals benefits Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary May 17

find this bulb at Home Depot (price has been reduced)    4 pack

Green Festival June 5-7

participating shelters: MD  VA

Live Earth - June 18

Toyota is expected to begin selling a fuel cell vehicle in 2015. This is zero polluting, fueled by compressed hydrogen, refuels in a few minutes and has a range of about 300 miles. The price in Japan is about $69,000, so that gives us a ballpark price for the US. California has a small network of refueling stations, so this is a logical place for initial sales.

Switching to clean electric power is quick and easy. If you live in DC or MD, you can switch through Ethical Electical. If you live in VA, you can switch at Dominion Green Power.

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Health, beauty and fitness

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Recommended electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids - mileage figures are miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); prices are BEFORE federal tax credit. These credits (for electric vehicles   for plug-in hybrids) range from $2,500 to 7,500. Note, the Volt is not actually a hybrid; it's considered an electric car, so it qualifies for the $7,500 credit.

base price
price after tax credit
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid 95 $29,990 27,490
Chevrolet Volt 98
Ford Focus Electric 105
Smart fortwo Electric Drive 107
Nissan LEAF 114
Chevrolet Spark EV (Avail. mid 2015 in Maryland
BMW i3

not recommended

Tesla S

not recommended

Probably the best values in LED bulbs:
Philips 433227 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White

Ledare bulb from IKEA (60 watt equivalent for $4.49)

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