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Green party: Driving dunces

This is Samir's third entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read his first and second here. And support his dare with a gift to Grist! Old-school scoldingCourtesy cogdogblog via FlickrI have to say the green party was a rousing success. Everyone had a fantastic time and begged me to throw another one soon. I already have some ideas for how to make the next one even greener. A friend of mine has a bicycle-powered generator that we could hook up to a boombox for music. I didn't have time to borrow it for this party, …

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Green party: Rebels with cars

This is Samir's second entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read his first here. And support his dare with a gift to Grist! No electricity at my party, thanks.Photo: Bernard PoletParty day is getting closer. So far, I have 25 confirmed guests, and more people are emailing and texting every day to tell me they can come. I can't wait to see everyone. The response has been fantastic. Many people are intrigued by the dare and are coming because of the uniqueness of the event. In fact, quite a few people who can't make it …

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Green party: Let’s get this party started

This is Samir's first entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read other entries in this series. And support his dare with a gift to Grist! Parties: Getting wasted, making wasteCourtesy of Wissotzky via FlickrI'm a college student, so partying comes naturally to me. The eco-dare that I'm taking on is a "green party" on July 30 that aims to generate as little waste and use as little energy as possible. The food and drinks will be locally grown or brewed (and hopefully all organic). Attendees will either walk, bike, or take public transportation to get …

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