Go Green, Get Happy!

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Go Green get Happy!

Has anyone else noticed the um...extreme... weather patterns these days?  Not just the wind and weather here, but the early and severe tornadoes, record flooding, and snow where it just never snowed before.

Time to own up that we are damaging our glorious green planet.  We need to make some changes. While I can't pretend I'm making huge steps, I am committed to making small ones.  And I'm sorry to sound all corny and kindergarten here but if we all make small changes that adds up. 

Women make 87% of all household buying decisions {from the model of car to the type of peanut butter}, and that's a lot of power to choose green for good Betty. 

So make these easy modifications to your routine.  You'll love the freshness of your food, the clean healthy smell of your home, the chic color of your walls, and the rich, earthy look of your bird-filled garden.  Going green doesn't mean dry and humorless.  It's sensual, vibrant and alive- the way life is meant to be.

Go green and love it.



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SWEET GEORGIA P'S- EAT WELL, DO GOOD!

Sweet Georgia P's wants to provide you and your loved ones with truly local, healthy food. Anything they donʼt grow , they get from certified organic farms, right here in Massachusetts.

They run a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.  It means you invest in a "share" the beginning of the season, and every week 20 weeks June-October, you get a  box of fresh, healthy, organic produce plus you're supporting local farmers!

-Choose a veggie share: Expect to see asparagus, basil, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, eggplant, edamame, greens, herbs, peppers, potatoes, spinach, corn, and of course many varieties of tomatoes.
Local chefs will provide simple recipes to be included in weekly shares. Still intimidated by edamame?  You may  exchange any unwanted items.  

-Or you can choose an organic egg share, or a cut flower share. 

Pick up in Hingham, or at the farm in Scituate.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You'll enjoy a fresh harvest, and the pride in supporting local organic farming.

Address: P.O. Box 517 Scituate MA 02066 Telephone: Rebecca at 617.413.1822
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NEW LEAF CLEAN- NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS

By now everyone knows that Redhead Betty is in the middle of a major home makeover.  Paint and sawdust everywhere.  So when the grime finally settled, she grabbed New Leaf Clean to swab down the place.  All natural, fresh smelling, and it really does the job. Now if she could just find someone tall enough to get at the crown molding... 

Available at: The Fruit Center, All The Best (Cohasset)  Website: www.newleafclean.com
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THE GREEN CONNECTION®- GREEN LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS


The Green Connection
® supplies the South Shore with eco-friendly organic products including mulch {made in-house}, compost, and loam.  They have special mixes for your kitchen garden, the Veggie Blend {genius!}, and you can even calculate the amount you'll need using a handy guide on their website. They deliver free with 3 yards or more and when they can it's same day delivery if you call early enough.  The Green Connection's motto is "helping the environment one backyard at a time" and they mean it.

Address: 108 Stockbridge Road, Scituate Telephone: 781.545.6002 or 781.544.4490
Hours: Mon - Sat 7:30am-5pm; Sun closed Website: www.thegreenconnection.com
   
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THE PAINT EXCHANGE- RECYCLED LATEX PAINT

The Paint Exchange was started by three women on a mission to save the earth…..or at least save a few gallons of paint from landfills. They take latex interior paint that would otherwise go to waste or worse still, end up in landfills or polluting our waterways, and they recycle it into paint for sale.

Lest you think "ugh, muddy eco-crunchy colors," think again.  These women have been in the design business for years.  Their colors are chic, fresh and unique.  Fall in love with creamy, dreamy "BMW Beige", or Baby blush pink "Radiant," or of-the-moment sprout greens.  Designer colors at deal prices too.  Go here> for more.

Address: 769 Country Way, Scituate Telephone: 781.545.1272
Hours:Wed- Fri 9:30am-3pm Website: www.recyclereuserepaint.com
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THE HINGHAM FARMERS MARKET- LOCAL FOOD AND PRODUCE

The fabulous HFM starts up again every Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm May through October at the Hingham Bathing Beach  rain or shine.  Find out more here> at their handsome new website.  Expect fresh pastas, jams and jellies, artisan crafts, plant starts and the best Middle Eastern food this side of Watertown.  Not to be missed.

Address: {Saturdays} 96 Otis St., Hingham Website: www.hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm Facebook: http://on.fb.me/hllSZ9 
   
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PROTECT OUR WINTERS {POW}

POW was formed in 2007 by Jeremy Jones, a professional snowboarder widely regarded as one of the best big mountain snowboarders in the world. He witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change on our mountains. 

Protect Our Winters is the environmental center point of the winter sports community, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sports and local mountain communities and ensure that winters are here for generations to come.  Learn more here>

Address: 1157 Embury St., Pacific Palisades, CA Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/gT0p2D Website: www.protectourwinters.org
   
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EDIBLE SOUTH SHORE

Betty has been an Edible" fan since she picked up her first copy.  Gorgeous photography, terrific articles, and a great resource for localvore restaurants, organic farms, local producers, even green contractors and veterinarians. It's been a great way to research day trips to vineyards, farms and restaurants on the Cape, VT, RI,  and even further afield.  {The Edibles are all across the country}. 

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone: 781.582.1726
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/hcONOa Website: www.ediblecommunities.com