Green. Sustainable. Local.

Trees along the Delaware and Raritan near Lamb...

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These words are in danger of overuse (ok, maybe past the danger point). We know what each one means, references, infers. But what if the meaning and intent of all three words were combined? The definition might be: “To live in a manner that helps us sustain ourselves, our environment, our community, by choosing eco-friendly alternatives and supporting the economy in a geographic area that we consider ‘local.'” For lack of a better word, I choose “Fresh” to embody this approach to living. And because I live and work in the Delaware River Valley, the one that encompasses New Hope, PA, Lambertville, NJ, and the other “river towns,” it is this beautiful spot on the planet that comprises my definition of “local.”

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