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Margaret Hartley's Greenpoint
by Margaret Hartley

Greenpoint

A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
 
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Soap and water still best way to combat germs

Anti-bacterials are overkill
 
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Makeup? Candy? Lead found in surprising places

Watch out for cheap lipstick
 
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Missing gloves, matching gloves

Not even cold yet and already we can't find our gloves
 
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

The smallest community canning kitchen ever?

Four hands, two heads
 
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Plastic waste everywhere — even beer

Buying less plastic, recycling best ways to control it
 
Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

School starts with paper blizzard

How many worksheets can one kid bring home?
 
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Sounds of crickets and birds tell us that fall is coming

The mornings sound different at this cusp of the year between summer and fall. Already there are fewer songbirds, so our dawn chorus has more chirpers than all-out singers.
 
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

First lesson of the school year: Buy less, waste less

As much as I’ve been trying to ignore it, we are coming up on back-to-school time, which means it’s time for one of my least favorite activities: shopping.
 
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

I'd rather be weeding

Maybe I can put our house guests in the garden
 
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Nasty, skin-burning hogweed may be invading area

If you accidentally come in contact with giant hogweed, or think you have, wash thoroughly with detergent (like liquid dish detergent) as soon as you can to get any trace of the sap off you. And stay out of the sun for 48 hours.
 

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