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Comment Archives: stories: Columns & Blogs: Green Zone

Re: “Jersey Shores

I heard about generators-electric in Cloverdale through a friend. do they really charge up as fast as they say they do? I think its amazing! What else should I expect before buying one?

Posted by Sillowine Sanderson on 06/17/2013 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Pledge Our Hearts

That's beautiful.

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Posted by Lynda Rael on 12/26/2012 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Dock in the Arbor

In grade school, I vividly remember growing a redwood tree at my desk. I remember planting it in a milk carton and watching it sprout - fascinating for us kids. At the end of our project our class gave them up to be planted in nature. Sometimes I wonder where my little redwood tree now grows. I'm sure it lives strong. This article inspires me to try and get my children's school to look into The Champion Tree Project. Thanks!

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Posted by Lynda Rael on 11/27/2012 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Share Alike

Yaaaa I love Yerdle - I love giving and getting something and sharing. The Sharing Economy is a Tsunami that is rising under our feet...generation Xers are not buying cars - they are sharing cars. This is the way to transform our consumptive culture to a collaborative culture.
As Van Jones said, “The emerging shareable economy has the potential to create a new American model—one in which everyday Americans have access to additional sources of revenue, savings, and new career opportunities.” “”

Posted by Carolyn Scott on 10/31/2012 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Kernel of Wisdom

Jeffrey Smith and Tom Malterre, MS, CN Discuss GMOs and Gluten
One more disease caused by genetically modified food, the great imposter, that creates allergies, autism, infertility, miscarriage, prostate cancer, breast cancer, acid reflux, leaky bowel syndrome and other conditions that can be avoided.
Lets label GMOs so that people with gluten sensitivity can avoid them.
Yes on prop 37.
As an alternate, go to search Youtube for "genetic roulette movie"
and watch the 10 minute remix,
or look for the full length 84 minute movie.

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Posted by MaryLinda on 10/25/2012 at 4:38 PM

Re: “The Lost Ark

Green tourism becomes more and more popular, but I think that it is cool to combine green travels with the spirit of adventure. Unknown exotic countries like Ukraine provide perfect opportunities for such combinations. This unexplored and “savage” country has vast rural areas without any footprints of civilization. There are several such places… but there are much more green travel destinations in Ukraine. One more important thing is that you don’t need visa to go there.

Posted by Sergey Kemskiy on 10/14/2012 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Free Engine

Here's a graphic reminder of what a fraud the 'regulatory' apparatus that supposedly protects us is:

What this scientist is saying is dead serious. This is not some philosophical

There is nothing more basic than what you eat. Your body has evolved over millions of years to protect your system from foreign proteins.
Genetically modified organisms not only have the genes from other species inserted in their DNA, i.e. soil bacteria genes in plants, fish genes in plants, other plant genes in plants, but in addition, all manner of uncontrolled odd combinations and recombinations of genes that cause your body to go into defense inflammatory mode every time you eat this junk.

Result? Allergies, stomach disorders, autism, arthritis, breast and prostate cancers.

This is not even mentioning the special pesticides like Roundup that the plants are
custom modified to resist in large amounts and that leaves residue in factory food.

See this movie for a through exposee of all this. It's your health.

Genetic Roulette Movie

84 minute full length version.

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Posted by Karen on 10/05/2012 at 6:22 PM

Re: “The Real Genetics

More vindication for the Prop 37 label GMO philosophy:

A new study shows crops that are genetically modified to resist drenching in Roundup herbicide cause cancer.

This is a full blown scientific peer reviewed study.

But first, I want to point you to a new video that will convince you to never eat another genetically modified crop again:

Roundup causes cancer:

“The two tested products are in very common use : (i) a transgenic maize made tolerant to Roundup, the characteristic shared by over 80% of food and animal feed GMOs, and (ii) Roundup itself, the most widely used herbicide on the planet. The regulatory approval process requires these products to be tested on rats as a surrogate for humans.
The new research took the form of a two year feeding trial on 200 rats, monitored for outcomes against more than 100 parameters. The doses were consistent with typical dietary/ environmental exposure (from 11% GMO in the diet, and 0.1 ppb in water).
The results, which are of serious concern, included increased and more rapid mortality, coupled with hormonal non linear and sex related effects. Females developed significant and numerous mammary tumours, pituitary and kidney problems. Males died mostly from severe hepatorenal chronic deficiencies. Professor Seralini's team in the University of Caen is publishing this detailed study in one of the leading scientific international peer-reviewed journals of food toxicology, on line on Sept. 19, 2012.
The implications are extremely serious. They demonstrate the toxicity, both of a GMO with the most widely spread transgenic character and of the most widely used herbicide, even when ingested at extremely low levels, (corresponding to those found in surface or tap water). In addition, these results call into question the adequacy of the current regulatory process, used throughout the world by agencies involved in the assessment of health, food and chemicals, and industries seeking commercialization of products.”

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Posted by MarinMan on 09/19/2012 at 7:54 PM

Re: “The Real Genetics

Your article is short and makes bold statements. There is a massive amount of scientific evidence to back it up and the cat's out of the bag as far as GMOs among people that know and care about the quality of the food they eat.

However, many people will be fooled by the folksy propaganda put out by these hundred billion dollar transnational corporations. The online newspapers in the interior of the state and in L.A. are full of banner ads with headings like this:

"My dog food has to be labeled but not my steak"
"Your right to know" crossed out and replaced with "your right to sue"
"This pizza has to be labled-this one doesn't"

Simplistic messages to simplify a complex issue and get people to vote for their own destruction. Unfortunately, most of the votes in the state are in places where the misinformation is targeted.

Don't take this campaign for granted folks, they'll spend any amount of money to defeat Prop 37. Imagine that this is the most vital campaign of your life and work accordingly.

Mr. Smith, thank you for your work. Here's a link to your book which I bought. I'll never buy conventional food again until and unless it's labeled. I don't want this to be a commercial for your book. I've donated mine to the library after reading it. Notice the subject headings. One can learn as much as they want about this subject online and for free.

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Posted by Chris on 09/13/2012 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Going Grey

Give credit where credit is due:
Remember, Art Ludwig invented and designed most of these systems, wrote part of the greywater plumbing code, got the law passed and these Janie-Come-Latelys act as though they invented
the concept.

Here's his incredibly educational website:

Posted by Credit Art on 09/06/2012 at 12:04 PM

Re: “On the Go

Great to see more people using WeGo Sonoma — there's certainly a lot of potential in our community and Avego's system makes ridesharing more flexible than ever before.

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Posted by Brant Arthur on 08/01/2012 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Mercy Me

If people grow their own Cannabis hemp -- a dietary essential -- then medical supplies are less needed. The best "medicine" is essential nutrition that keeps you from getting sick in the first place.

Dr. William Courtney and Kristen Courtney: Cannabis, children and pregnancy

The simple, polar shift in values that is necessary for avoiding systemic collapse, will serve us only if it is achieved in time to have an effect: Cannabis is essential, not illegal.

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Posted by Paul von Hartmann on 07/18/2012 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Wildness Within

Curious about this book and hope read this as my Dad also went to UC Berkeley and would have been 100 this year . . . and majored in Agriculture and Forestry.

Posted by Kathleen Maguire on 06/21/2012 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Wildness Within

I look forward to reading this book.


Posted by Lilith Rogers on 06/16/2012 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Dancing in Unity

Thanks, Juliane, for this wonderful article on the Petaluma dance. I've been contra dancing a number of years now and found the contra dance community to be welcoming no matter where you're dancing. Besides that it's fun, it's a good workout, it clears away the cobwebs from working in front of the computer, and I like being part of and carrying on a tradition that goes back a ways but is evolving (there's now "techno contra" although we haven't pulled that off yet in the North Bay!).

Besides the official website, readers can find us on Facebook too - there's an article there called "What Is Contra Dance?" that answers the most commonly asked questions about it: “Will it be difficult? Will anyone ask me to dance? What do I wear? What if I make a fool of myself?!…”…

We have contra dances each week – 1st Sunday in Petaluma, 2nd Saturday in San Rafael, 3rd Friday in Santa Rosa, and 4th Saturday in Sebastopol.

And for those who can't quite overcome the dizziness problem with all those hot swings, you can get that same great sense of community with less G-force at the Sebastopol English Country Dances on the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons. Here's a link:


Moira Hill

Co-founder NBCDS

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Posted by Moira Hill on 03/16/2012 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Dressed to Kill

Wouldn't mind having a list of actual green cleaners here in Sonoma county, did you compile a list of these companies while researching for this story?

Posted by Glen Stewart on 03/12/2012 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Like Vinegar for Glass

I'm all for homemade cleaning products, but have you ever tried them? the problem with vinegar -- which is a wonder cleaner, no doubt -- is that your house ends up smelling like a jar of mayonnaise. i tried mixing it with lemon, but it still smells like vinegar. Blech.

Posted by Heather Irwin on 01/09/2012 at 4:29 PM

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