april brewster smythe

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

April Brewster Smythe is the award winning author and creator of the Green ABC's for Families. In 2010 and 2011 she was recognized by the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and the Northeast Indiana Green Builders Coalition as Innovator of the Year. During this period she was also honored by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly as an Innovator of the Year in the Retail Division. She is a freelance writer who has published ebooks, both in nonfiction and fiction, thousands of articles, blog posts, whitepapers and case studies. Smythe makes her home in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she walks her black lab mix, Betty, and is the mother of Chris and Rita and the grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren.

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Ecotourism

During the past decade the rise in sustainable living practices has given life to a new and exciting term-ecotourism! The United States has long been...

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02/14/2012
Ecological Literacy

In the sustainable living practices arena, nothing is more important than ecological literacy. However, since the study of sustainability is so new, standards or models for teaching about ecological, environmental or sustainable issues is still in flux. Most schools of thought, though, do favor a holistic method.

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02/14/2012
Small Business Essentials

In the 21^st century the world of small business has never been more pronounced. Small business essentials are those areas of study that each and every entrepreneur, small business owner, freelancer, or individual service provider needs to add to their business intelligence armamentarium.

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02/14/2012
Veteran-Owned Businesses

Many government agencies require that a percentage of their contracts are awarded to veteran owned or service disable veteran owned small businesses. A veteran owned business is defined as a business that is owned by at least 51 per cent by one or more veterans or at least 51 per cent of the stock of a publicly owned company.

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07/27/2012
Oregon Health Insurance

Oregon health insurance exchanges have received support on both sides of the aisle in the Oregon state legislature. On March 8, 2012, Governor John Kitzhaber praised the passage of House Bill 4164 that will help to advance the health and the quality of health care for all the citizens of Oregon.

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Bury Me Green: Eco-Friendly Funeral Options

Boomers just like to change things. It is a fact that they started the first Earth Day and have lifted the sales of organic foods into the stratosphere. Now, though, boomer want to go home green. Not to their earthly homes -no! Home - that place after life.

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Four Reasons Why People Don't Want to 'Go Green'

As the creator of the Green ABC's for Kids I have found it perplexing to say the least that there is such a resistance to '╦ťgoing green'.Three years ago when I founded the Waynedale Green Alliance, I thought it would be a great way for people to come together to help clean up their world, and save money at the same time.