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Don’t Leave the Light on–ways to save energy and money

Lindsey and Andreas Schmid are keen on keeping their carbon footprint small. On a recent rainy day, I stood in the basement of their 1885 farmhouse and watched the electric meter spin backward. The couple is striving for net-zero consumption—defined… Read More

Crumb Together–The cookies are good, the mission is outstanding

As a rabbi’s wife and mother of 11 children, Freida Hecht already was doing a lot of outreach through her non-profit CT Circle of Friends, which pairs young adults with friends with special needs to help solve the social… Read More

A Green Machine–Norwalk and a sustainable future

While it seems cities across the country and around the globe can’t get there soon enough, progress continues to be made toward a more environmentally, economically, and socially responsible future for Norwalk. Whether you label it “green,” view it as… Read More

Got It Made–Local entrepreneurs and their unique products and services

Norwalk’s cultural landscape provides the ideal environment for entrepreneurs to thrive. Meet three local entrepreneurs. My Blind Bag is so much more than just another subscription box service. Founders and Norwalk natives Melissa White and Jill Dunn (shown above) have… Read More

Why is the Westport Arts Center now MoCA Westport?

“The decision to shift to MoCA Westport was a way to telegraph the kind of experiences that our expansion allows,” says communications project manager Heather Lawless. “We believe our name sets a standard, like the many other MoCAs across the… Read More

How can I start composting?

Composting is a fantastic way to reduce waste, enrich soil, and lower your carbon footprint. It keeps garbage out of landfills, and it’s a wonderful alternative to chemical fertilizers. The best part is that it’s easy to get started. You… Read More

Simple Elegance–Just perfect inside and out

“Years ago when there was a lot of vacant land and people wanted to build a church or temple, they would just walk the land until they felt good about a place—the energy—that’s where they would build,” says Dan Divitto,… Read More

Getting Your Greens–Benefits of house plants & which to choose

A room festooned with lush, green houseplants is an inviting one. Whether they’re a bright green pothos sitting on a desk or a string-of-pearls suspended from a hanging planter, plants make any space feel a little more cheerful and a… Read More

Behind the Wine––Organic, natural, and other ways to grow grape

There is a fascinating breakdown of transparency somewhere between the documentation of the “nutrition facts” for the food we eat compared with the opacity surrounding the wine we drink.  Even fast-food restaurants have been nudged to catch-up in the nutritional… Read More

How We Met–Something’s Cooking

Something beyond a five-star meal was cooking in the kitchen of the highly acclaimed Le Cirque in New York City when Sarah Cannon and Bernard Bouissou first met. She was the first woman chef on the line and was working… Read More

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