Posted on November 29, 2013 by Envirothink
It’s Black Friday, in case you’ve somehow forgotten or missed the massive pr. With the intense focus on shopping, I thought I’d pass along a way to help do something you can do that’s good for the environment while you are doing your holiday shopping this year.
Filed under: Making a Difference, Nature | Tagged: Atlantic Forest, Black Friday, CO2 emissions, Ecosia, ecosystems, green, holiday season, holiday shopping, Nature Conservancy, Plant a Billion Trees program, rainforest, reforestation, search engine, watersheds, web browser | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Envirothink
I’ve been a backyard organic gardener for the better part of fifteen years. Each year I learn and grow more while experimenting with a wider variety of types of veggies. It’s a lot of fun and definitely helps keep my food budget down.
I came across an interesting article called 15 Indigenous Vegetables that are Nutritious and Delicious and was surprised at how many of these I’d never heard of before. I’m always looking to find new things to grow in my garden and the idea of trying something both incredibly nutritious and different definitely captures my imagination.
Filed under: Gardening | Tagged: biodiversity, climate change, global food system, health, heirloom seeds, home gardening, non-GM, non-GMO, organic, organic gardening, Seed Savers, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 22, 2013 by Envirothink
Certain events define generations and nations. Many remember where they were when these events occurred – when the astronauts first stepped on the moon, for instance. But almost everyone who was over the age of 8 or so recalls all too vividly where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy was shot.
Filed under: Americana | Tagged: FBI, Fidel Castro, JFK assassination, JFK. conspiracy theories, Lamar Waldron, Mafia, President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 18, 2013 by Envirothink
Of all the spices, one of my favorites is cinnamon. It’s a combination of the fragrance and flavor. Now there’s evidence that not only does it taste good but it’s got some surprising health benefits worth knowing about.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: arthritis, cancer, cholesterol, cinnamon, health, LDL cholesterol levels, nutrition, regulating blood sugar, University of Texas | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Envirothink
In case you don’t know about it, today is America Recycles Day. This partnership between Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, it’s a day that serves to remind consumers of the importance of recycling and to raise awareness of the growing myriad of items that can be recycled.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: America Recycles Day, batteries, Brigades, curbside recycling, landfills, plastic, plastic bags, recycled, recycling bins, styrofoam, TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, toxic chemicals, trash | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 12, 2013 by Envirothink
Americans love their coffee. Just look at any metropolitan area and you’ll see java places abounding. But with the high cost of our favorite brew, many of us are turning to ways to make it ourselves.
Those of you who’ve followed my work for a while have seen me feature various new crowdfunding ventures. A new one just launched today on Kickstarter I think could be exceptional if it’s funded.
Filed under: Exciting New Deveopments | Tagged: Bonaverde, coffee, coffee beans, coffee farmers, coffee machines, eco-friendly, fair trade, green coffee beans, Kickstarter | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 11, 2013 by Envirothink
For many, the days of hanging clothes out on clotheslines to dry isn’t an option. It’s currently popular for clean clothes to smell like something – ostensibly as fresh sunshine or mountain streams. But it takes lots of chemicals to get that artificial scent you love.
Woolzies dryer balls are a better, greener alternative.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: artificial fragrances, dryer sheets, EPA, essential oils, hazardous waste, health, narcotic, PVC, toxic chemicals, Woolzies | Leave a comment »