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Wendy Gordon

Wendy Gordon has been a leader in the green consumer movement for two decades. She founded Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet, a pioneering consumer outreach organization, and Green Guide, the go-to resource for the eco-conscious consumer, acquired in 2007 by National Geographic. Mothers & Others was conceived at NRDC when Gordon was a senior project scientist in the health program. She is now a consulting editor for OnEarth and NRDC.

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Stories by Wendy Gordon
December 5, 2012
Tips on how to prevent filling landfills with tokens of your affection.
October 25, 2012
Spending your day wandering around the garden and sleeping on the couch isn't as safe as it sounds.
September 14, 2012
Six easy steps to avoid high food prices this year.
September 12, 2012
Don't be caught in the dark with an empty stomach. Stock your pantry and freezer correctly and eat right, come hell or high water.
July 31, 2012
The lobster was delicious. It came to us cold on a bed of fresh lettuce with a lemon and oil dressing, just a few hours after being hauled in from the Gulf of Maine. My husband and I were guests at a home near Northeast... read more >
July 17, 2012
The Olympics is about sports, sure. But it's also about people, lots of people from just about everywhere. And as city streets turn into giant parking lots and spectators jam public transit, how a city shuffles these camera-... read more >
July 4, 2012
While staying with a college friend last weekend, I woke to the noise of a workman who was installing a new geothermal system for the house. Her husband had warned me there may be an early-morning racket, but honestly, it... read more >
June 26, 2012
Flame retardants are just about everywhere. Manufacturers put them in sofas, curtains, carpet foam, TVs, laptops, and other electronics. The problem is they don’t stay put, they are toxic, and they may not even protect us... read more >
May 15, 2012
Asparagus, radishes, and spinach are trending this week in my neck of the woods. These foods are in season and likely, at their tastiest and most nutritional. I often discuss the benefits of a locavore lifestyle, but keeping... read more >
April 26, 2012
Mushrooms may be on the rise to replace the ubiquitous plastic foams found in packaging. That’s the hope of two young environmental entrepreneurs, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre. The idea for their new packaging material --... read more >
April 20, 2012
Fatty foods and lazy lifestyles might not be the only factors contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study points a finger at air pollution. The research, conducted by the Columbia University Center for Children's... read more >
April 12, 2012
Costa Rican rainforests contain many wonders -- poisonous frogs, towering volcanoes, and miniature armies of leaf-cutter ants. But our tour guide mainly wanted to talk about laundry. Jim Damalas wasn’t just any tour guide.... read more >
March 30, 2012
My husband and I tend a garden in the western Catskills. The late springs and early autumns common within our mountain valley have typically meant short but productive growing seasons. But the new norm in our garden is a... read more >
March 21, 2012
The book is as thin as a slice of Wonder bread, but The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food is much more nourishing. In a foreword to this new pocket-sized Rodale-publication, author Wendell Berry writes that the speech... read more >