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From the Hive

tips for zero(ish) waste living

tips for zero(ish) waste living

When Celia Ristow started publicly blogging, writing, and talking about the zero-waste movement, she felt a lot of pressure to do things perfectly — to fit her annual trash into a tiny jar, to overhaul every waste-generating part of her life. "As a public figure in zero waste, I felt...

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giving back with the bee cause

giving back with the bee cause

In 2017 we began working with The Bee Cause, a national nonprofit that places beehives in schools throughout the country. We love bees, and recognize that pollinators play a critical role in our environment. We wanted to spread the word about these incredible and important pollinators, and The Bee Cause...

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snapshots: blue ledge farm

snapshots: blue ledge farm

It's early spring at Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury, Vermont. There's cheese to be made, goats to be tended — and if the day allows for it, sunshine to be savored. With spring finally here, everyone at Blue Ledge, the farmers and the goats alike, are grateful for the shift in...

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snapshots: bristol's tandem

snapshots: bristol's tandem

Our hometown is Bristol, Vermont, nestled in the Green Mountains. Our downtown has one stoplight and about a block of storefronts. Small town life is, by definition, small — but it can also be vibrant and surprising, just as full of unfamiliar flavors as it is familiar faces. And one of...

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let's end plastic pollution

let's end plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is among the most dire environmental challenges of our time: It threatens to choke our oceans and contaminate our food and water. The facts and figures are sobering — and almost incomprehensible in scale. A staggering 91 percent of plastic is never recycled, according to a report from National Geographic;...

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the plight of the pollinators

the plight of the pollinators

We can't overstate the importance of pollinators for our ecosystem and our food chain. Our way of life, our agriculture, and our planet's health depend on pollinators — and increasingly, pollinators depend on us to protect them in the face of mounting environmental challenges.  Pollinators like bees, bats, butterflies, and other small...

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