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Joining Hands Against Oil Drilling

By | May 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Photo by ecotist via flickr In the last couple of years we have had major disasters terrorize and poison our oceans; a catastrophic oil spill in our Gulf Coast, radioactive toxins seeping into our ocean from a damaged nuclear plant in Japan and a growing garbage patch in the...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Go Green Gift Wrap

By | April 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm | No comments

Photo via Little Kay Gardens Looking for something unique to make your gift for Easter or Mother’s day more memorable and still eco-friendly? Instead of using regular wrapping paper, which will most likely get tossed, try flowering gift wrapping paper that can be planted...

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CSA Helps Local Farmers Stay Afloat

By | April 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm | No comments

Photo of CSA veggies. By lillieinthecity via flickr. Family farms are slowly disappearing as corporation farming and pesticides dominate the national food market. However, in southern California a group called CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) California has found a way...

Posted in: Food, Mindful Lifestyle

Welcome to Recycled Island

By | April 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm | No comments

Photo of Recycled Island via Recycled Island. 100 million tons, of mostly small pieces of plastic, now create our oceans garbage patches, but what if we could take that material and turn it into something environmentally conscious? Dutch architect Ramon Knoester has a concept...

Posted in: Culture, Mindful Lifestyle

The Disappearing Joshua Trees

By | April 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm | No comments

Photo by ReneBagar via flickr Current climate change studies are not painting a positive picture for the Southwest, home to Joshua trees. It is likely that over the next 60 to 90 years 90 percent of the area where Joshua trees grow will no longer be able to sustain the tree,...

Posted in: Climate

Recovery Plan For Flying Squirrels

By | April 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm | One comment

Photo by Annkelliott via flickr The flying squirrel has flown right into the hearts of the U.S. federal court. On Friday, a federal judge reinstated endangered status for the West Virginia northern flying squirrel in hopes that a recovery plan can be put into action to save...

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Climate Change Devastates Alaska

By | February 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm | No comments

Brooks Range Lake at the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. Photo by backpackphotography via flickr. Global warming affects may not be immediately apparent to the tourists that visit Alaska’s National Parks every year, but the rangers and scientists that make Alaska their home...

Posted in: Science

Bras for a Cause

By | February 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Photo by Melissa Maples via flickr Recently I did a big clean out of my closet and decided to donate my clothes to charity. As I was going through my drawers I came across things like bras, that I simply thought were not an item that could be donated due to its personal...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Responsible Fashion

Bananas on the Verge of Extinction

By | January 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm | No comments

Photo by RobertSchodterer via flickr Bananas may soon become an extinct commodity as the Tropical Race Four fungus attacks them around the globe. There are more than a thousand varietals of banana worldwide. In South America alone, they cultivate about 300 varietals....

Posted in: Food, Science

Oil Giant’s Plans Could Have Devastating Effects on the Critically Endangered Western Gray Whale

By | January 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm | One comment

Photo by Tim Melling via flickr Plans by the partially-owned Shell, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, could have devastating results for the gray whale as they look into building a major oil platform near vital feeding grounds. The North Western population of gray whales...

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