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10 green retro activities making a comeback

By: Sidney Stevens on Sept. 11, 2012, 6:04 p.m.
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Back to basics

Call it nostalgia. Call it recession-era thinking. Whatever the reason, more people are interested in simpler living. They’re trying to get away from factory-produced food and goods and seeking low-tech machines and local, back-to-basics approaches to everyday life — all of which is good news for the planet. As the following trends illustrate, emulating the past can mean a more authentic, low-energy, reduced-carbon lifestyle. (Text: Sidney Stevens)