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A planet that doesn’t burn, a future that doesn’t suck



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Reign of tarragon: How to start an herb share with neighborsherbsherbs

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:01:41 +0000

Is there a package of leftover herbs rotting in your fridge? The Greenie Pig, Grist's green-living pioneer, has the solution.


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Hot wheels: Tips for smokin’ bike datescity-bicycling-holding-hands-featuredcity-bicycling-holding-hands-featured

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:06:57 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, takes her sweetie for a ride in the city.


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Biking at night: How to avoid hidden dangers and arrive in stylenight bicycle bike lanenight bicycle bike lane

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:44:20 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets out on her bicycle for an after-hours adventure, and lives to tell the tale.


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Six tips for safe cycling in the cityhappy-cyclist-waterYou'll feel mighty accomplished after your first successful city cycling trip.

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:06:31 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets off for her inaugural ride in the big city, and returns with some wise words.


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Mean streets: A bike lover braces for cycling in the citybike-lane-blur-hp.jpgbike lane blur

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:05:53 +0000

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, was scared to ride in the big city. Here's how she got over it.


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The garden plot thickens: Taking guerrilla gardening to the next levelwoman hat spying grasswoman hat spying grass

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:53:47 +0000

Unsatisfied with seed bombing, Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, reclaims a garbage-strewn staircase landing.


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Plotting a revolution: Inside the mind of a budding guerrilla gardenerrebelrebel

Thu, 30 May 2013 17:35:16 +0000

Our fearless green-living pioneer prepares for a stealth attack on urban ugliness -- and shows how you can do it too.


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Unleash your inner seed demon: Three easy ways to grow herbs at homeseedlingseedling

Thu, 16 May 2013 11:01:59 +0000

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, tries raising herbs from seed, and promptly goes gaga over her cute little sprouts.


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Flower power: Fighting the Man with guerrilla gardensguerilla-flowers-banksy-leadseed bomb

Fri, 03 May 2013 16:28:18 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer sets out like a modern-day, anarchist Janie Appleseed, lobbing "seed bombs" in an effort to pretty up her city.


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What I learned from a month of eating veganvegetable face platevegetable face plate

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:27:47 +0000

In which Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, reflects on the lessons she learned from giving up animal products.


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A newbie vegan asks: Should you fake your steak?seitan_bowl_meatTofurky time!Here's how the sausage is made...

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:11:58 +0000

Three weeks into her month-long experiment in veganism, Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, makes a foray into the world of faux meats.


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Resistance was futile: True confessions of a fallen vegancat and sausageI could walk away right now. On the other hand...

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:07:39 +0000

We join our heroine in week three of a monthlong experiment in plant-based living. All is not well in Veganville.


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Diary of a one-month veganoranges eyesoranges eyesphoto (23)

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:53:13 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has forsworn all animal products this month. Nobody told her there might be fish bladder in her Guinness.


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Living la vida vegan: My month of saying good-bye to delicious animalscarrot-platecarrot-plate

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:00:12 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has given up all things animal for a whole month. Why? She’s curious. Also a little nuts.


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Smooth move: How to apartment hop without harshing the planet’s mellowmoving-daymoving-day

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:05:23 +0000

The average American moves more than 11 times in his/her lifetime, according to the interwebs. Is there a way to get 'er done and be green about it?


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Drop the hammer: How to botch a simple DIY gardening project – and find a better waywoman with hammer and nailwoman with hammer and nailcold frame

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:59:16 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets out to build a mini greenhouse and finds that carpentry might not be her thing.


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Dirty laundry: How long can one woman go without washing her clothes?dirty socksdirty socksWill somebody please get this baby a clean shirt?

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:03:52 +0000

In which Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, puts off wash day as long as possible. Oh, the things she'll do for the planet!


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Glam locks: The not-so-secret secret to naturally gorgeous hairvintage-shampoo-ad-hpNow these folks knew how to sell some shampoo. Click to embiggen.

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:15:31 +0000

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, scours the land for alternatives to chemical-laden shampoo, and finds the answer right in the kitchen cabinet.


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The Greenie Pig’s guide to a cleaner, more sustainable 2013girl on bikeIf you're gonna go green, you might as well have some fun with it.

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:54:26 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer has spent the past year trying to be a little kinder to the planet. Interested in doing the same? Here are five simple guidelines.


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Tales of a crafty Christmascrazy santaShe knew that invited her boyfriend to the family Christmas party was risky, but just how risky she couldn't have known...

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:04:31 +0000

When the whole family decided to go DIY, all bets were off. Would the gifts be awesome, or would it end badly? And most importantly, what would the boyfriend do?


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This year, make it a DIY ChristmasChristmas cookieschristmas-cookies-cropShift the Gift

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:39:32 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has some unconventional ideas for gift-giving this season -- and she needs a little help.


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Guilt-free gobble: A holiday feast the ecosystem can be thankful forThanksgivingThanksgiving

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:24:19 +0000

In pursuit of the greenest Thanksgiving possible, Grist's eco-pioneer, the Greenie Pig, investigates the best main-course options. (Spoiler: Conventional turkey doesn't cut it.)


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Walk the walk: Take the Two-Mile (no-car) Challengewalking-hpwalking

Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:35:16 +0000

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, decided to ditch her car for short trips for a month. Easier said than done when it's raining out and you're carrying a pizza.


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This laundry soap won’t mess with your man partsman-boxers-laundry-dryer-hpleadkicked in the balls

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:17:04 +0000

We blew it. We gave you detergent recipes that might bake your love spuds. Here’s one that (we sincerely hope) will not.


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Try this at home: The joys of DIY laundry detergentmad-scientist-experiment-shutterstock-croppedmad-scientist-experiment-shutterstock-cropped

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:13:51 +0000

Cheer up and stop being such a borax! Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, is here to turn the tide on homemade laundry soap.


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Can you survive the backroads — and backcountry — without processed foods?fast food signfast food sign

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:48:29 +0000

On a mission to eat only real foods, our fearless green-living pioneer braves convenience stores and mountain picnic spots -- and lives to tell the tale.


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Sweet victory: How to have your unprocessed cake and eat it, toochocolate moussechocolate mousse

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:14:30 +0000

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, attempts to eat out, and eat dessert, without consuming any processed ingredients. This could get ugly.


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Guess what’s coming to dinner? The unprocessed food challenge continuespotluckpotluck

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:38:11 +0000

Having sworn off of hot dogs and Doritos, Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets out to a backyard barbecue at a friend’s house. Her mission: to pass on the processed foods without coming off as a jerk.


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