Effecting Change with Green Construction for a Better Future

The following is a guest post.

Green Construction - remodeling

Greening an existing structure can reduce energy consumption and create a healthier environment. Photo courtesy of Ecolution Renewables

While the new construction trend is to look for sustainable and renewable materials, a commonly overlooked problem is that of existing structures. These homes and commercial buildings from years past will continue to exist for decades to come. Failing to address the impact this has on the environment through increased energy consumption, as well as toxins in the buildings, reducing air quality and causing long-term health effects, is a huge mistake.

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Green options for recharging your electronics

Energizer's new Recharge batteries are faster and longer lasting than other rechargeables.

Energizer’s new Recharge batteries are faster and longer lasting than other rechargeables.

As the electronics in our homes proliferate, so does the need to keep them charged. Invariably, you or others in your household need to recharge that smart phone, iPad, tablet, Xbox, mp3 or DVD player or other favorite “toy”, and there are never enough electrical outlets to go around.

Recharging leads to batteries that all too often end up in landfills and/or electricity that gets wasted when the device is fully charged but the charger stays on. There are greener ways to go.

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We need heroes for the environment. Meet 3 of them

The world needs heroes now more than ever. The new film ELEMENTAL shows the story of three inspiring eco-warriors who are taking on huge issues and facing equally as large obstacles to their success.

Here it comes – Earth Hour!

Help celebrate Earth Hour on March 23rd

Help celebrate Earth Hour on March 23rd

Tomorrow is Earth Hour. This world-wide event, launched in 2008 by the World Wildlife Fund and Leo Burnett, is an effort to encourage households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

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Update on 360 Cookware vegetarian recipes

360 Cookware (complete line)For those interested in some great vegetarian recipes that will work with the 360 Cookware I profiled recently, here’s a link you can click on. Simply fill in your information and they’ll email the recipes to you.

And remember you only have until the end of the month to take advantage of the special 20% discount off this amazing cookware. You’ll find the special code to use in the original article.

Celebrate International Day of Forests today

International Day of the Forest poster

A view of the Amazon rainforest, photo by Violeta Villacorta

What better way to celebrate the magnificence of trees! They help protect the earth, clean its air and give homes to so many of Nature’s creatures.  International Day of Forests, a global celebration designated by  the United Nations General Assembly, is meant to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.

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Goldenberry Powder provides natural nutrition from the Andes

Goldenberry-Powder-cmyk-FA-LargeA diet complete with anti-inflammatory foods is important. Noted physicians Barry Sears, author of “The Zone Diet,” and Andrew Weil, author and Harvard-trained natural and preventive medicine physician, agree that an anti-inflammatory diet is ideal for overall good health. Such a diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, ease arthritic joints, even lower blood pressure.

“Superfoods” — plant-based foods rich in antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and phytonutrients — are key to this type of diet.

Navitas Naturals, a company that offers a variety of organic superfood products, recently introduced Goldenberry Powder.

To learn more about this highly nutritious and delicious superfood product, see http://bit.ly/Z9n6zU.