July 2006

Nature At It’s Best

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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5 of the Southeast’s most pristine outdoor oases

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Dirty South

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jul 06
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Environmental issues affect our everyday lives, but they seem so over-arching and global that it's hard to know what to do about them. Here are five of the most important issues facing the Southeast—and five easy ways you can help.

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Southern Scorecard

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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What is the state of the Southern states when it comes to protecting public health and the environment? We’ve compiled a handy report card grading each based on the environmental programs and legislation they have in place:

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Food for Thought

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jul 06
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Organic – Local – Natural Foods Markets

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Green Giants

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jul 06
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Dave Matthews-Ryan Williamson-Jason Rutledge-Janisse Ray-Joe Lovett

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DMB Bassist, Stefan Lessard

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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On stage, Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard hangs back, providing the low end of the grassroots groove. But when he’s not on tour, he likes to get outside and play, snowboarding from coast to coast and mountain biking wherever he can.

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Green Grooves

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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Jack Johnson-Mofro-Adrienne Young; how they’re green

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The Greenest Sport

By Graham Averill | 01 Jul 06
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In the spirit of one-up-man-ship, we at BRO decided to investigate the actual environmental impact of our favorite outdoor pastimes. Which is the most environmentally friendly? With three key factors in mind—resource extraction, gear production, and ecological impact—BRO uncovered the environmental shortcomings of five core outdoor sports to determine the winner of the Greenest Sport Award. The results might surprise you.

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Green Makeover

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I am a creature of habit. And many of those habits are bad. So it didn’t surprise me when the editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors called to ask me to undergo a “green makeover” and write about my experience. After all, I am the perfect subject for the experiment…

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Living the Green Life

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Jul 06
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Paper mills, tobacco farms, and coal mines have long degraded the Southern Appalachian landscape. But a resurgence of health and eco-awareness in urban centers across the Southeast is giving the Dirty South a cleaner, greener image.

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10 Easy Ways to Go Green

By BRO Staff | 01 Jul 06
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Hugging trees is so 1990s. Instead try these easy ways to green you everyday life.

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