GREEN LIVING

NATIVE INTELLIGENCE

By Avery Mack | March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on NATIVE INTELLIGENCE

Planting an Eco-Friendly Yard Maintaining a grassy yard or ornamental shrubs can be time consuming and less than eco friendly. That’s why conservation-minded gardeners are turning to lush, native landscaping as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to spartan, water-free xeriscaping. Native plants not only save water, they enhance local ecosystems by providing food and shelter for…

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Saving a Drop to Drink

By Jim Motavalli | February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Saving a Drop to Drink

Although climate change gets most of the attention, the international water crisis looms just as – large. The World Economic Forum has ranked water scarcity as the top long-term environmental risk globally for the next decade; the United Nations reports that 1.2 billion people—a fifth of the world’s burgeoning population—live in regions of water scarcity;…

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INVESTING FOR GOOD

By April Thompson | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on INVESTING FOR GOOD

How to Align Money With Values by April Thompson How we spend our money is important, but how and where we save it matters just as much. Today’s financial marketplace offers diverse options for values-based investing and banking, regardless of interests or assets. Sustainable, responsible and impact investing is rapidly expanding. Professionally managed assets in…

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Seeking Sanctuary

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home by Emily Courtney Americans are attached to their gadgets, and the tech industry is all too happy to deliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for convenience, connection and unlimited mobility. Meanwhile, telecom companies are busy installing fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure designed to take the nation’s communications revolution…

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Green Cars Update

By Jim Motavalli | November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Green Cars Update

Plug Into the Latest Trends by Jim Motavall Through August in the U.S., automakers sold 36,380 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV), compared to 16,514 by the same time last year. Sales are booming, although it’s not reflected in fairly flat sales of green cars. overall. The reason is that hybrid sales are being…

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Eco-Packaging Progress Report

By Avery Mack | October 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Eco-Packaging Progress Report

Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making…

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The Rise of Blue Zones in America

By Avery Mack | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on The Rise of Blue Zones in America

Places that Encourage Healthy Living by Avery Mack Dan Buettner’s book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living…

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ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE

By Avery Mack | August 30, 2018 | Comments Off on ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE

Ways to make Far Less Trash by Avery Mack In manufacturing, a zero waste policy means designing products so that all resources are used or reused. It’s a concept Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, embraced for her family a decade ago in…

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WASTE NO WATER

By April Thompson | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on WASTE NO WATER

Communities Get Creative in Urging Conservation by April Thompson As fresh water becomes increasingly scarce worldwide, communities are coming together to find creative solutions to conserve it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses some 300 gallons of water a day at home, nearly a third of which lands on…

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Art that Inspires Action

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Art that Inspires Action

Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty by Avery Mack Eco-art creatively highlights environmental sustainability issues and sparks possible solutions. Mounts Botanical Garden, in Palm Beach County, Florida, hosted Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a thoughtprovoking traveling exhibit featuring giant sea creatures made entirely of marine debris from beaches. “It graphically illustrates the amount…

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