10 Ways to Become an Eco-Warrior

Photo by Bùi Linh Ngân via flickr

Many of the problems facing the world today just seem too big, beyond our ability to address. Climate change, rising sea levels, widespread use of toxic pesticides and GMOs, rampant pollution and deforestation — just to name a few. What difference can one person make? While we can’t just press a button and fix what needs fixing, or “Abra-Cadabra” our way to global ecological harmony, there are some ridiculously simple things that anybody can do to make an impact where they live.

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DIY Hair: How to Keep Your Hair Manageable and Scalp Happy This Summer

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Sensitive skin and fine hair are a bad mix in summer, where I’m equal parts sweaty and covered in product (sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, lotion, etc). My skin responds well to being clean and moisturized, so that’s a no-brainer. It’s harder to deal with my hair. When it’s humid, it curls and waves and never stays in place, so I use a bunch of hairspray. When it’s colder and dry due to AC in my office, my hair gets frizzy and brittle so I smother it in conditioner. I could never find a happy middle ground with conventional products so I went in search of some DIY tips for dry, fine hair and sensitive scalps. The miracle ingredient: olive oil.

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Backdrop of Devastating Storms Highlight COP 18’s Failure

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Even though the COP 18 talks closed late on Friday, December 7, they proved to be a failure to the global community experiencing the impacts of climate change first hand. 2012’s Conference of Parties was hosted in Qatar, the nation with the largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

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MRSA, Germs, and What it Means to Coexist

Photo by Dr. Vishwajeet Singh via flickr

I am not a medical doctor, nor am I prescribing supplements to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any diseases. I’m writing about my experience with gross bacteria, grosser antibiotics, and the journey back to homeopathic living.

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GMO’s are Everywhere, Sucker!

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This is a new version of a Hank D and the Bee cartoon I did after Halloween. It was a popular cartoon so I wanted to share it with a larger audience. Enjoy…and share.

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Welcome to Frackland

Barren, empty hydraulic fracturing lots – somewhere over California. Photo by Beelaineo via flickr

Your state is in serious debt. It has a long history of labor struggles and industrialization. You and your neighbors are hard-working people, coming from generations of miners, drillers, and steel workers. Unfortunately, the federal economic recovery plan is not proving helpful in your neck of the woods. Unemployment is still rampant, and folks are desperate for work and money.

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