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Another group of dogs has been rescued from a Korean dog meat farm. These dogs are going to shelters in the San Fransisco Bay area.

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)

We will probably have electric cars with a 200 mile range for around $30,000 in about 2 years. Here's what GM has been working on.

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.

Marches will be held April 4 worldwide. The march in New York looks to be a big one. email contact@saynotodogmeat.info to learn about the New York march.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia April 18-25

Earth Day is April 22; events usually happen the weekend before and the weekend after the 22nd.  A big event will be on the National Mall on April 18. Participants will include Mary J. Blige and Usher. Will.I.Am and Soledad O'Brien are the hosts.


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Peace Love Yoga Fest May 16 Facebook page

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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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
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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