If you reduce the size of your carefully clipped and square lawn, you will be increasing the plant diversity on your property. And diversity is key to healthy ecosystems. So when you let some of the manicuring go, you are supporting the environment.
The amount of paper that comes in the mail can be overwhelming. And the number of trees being used to produce it is staggering – one and a half trees per US household per year. That’s about 100 million trees annually! There are creative reuses for junk mail, and you can recycle it. But it’s…
This Valentine’s Day, why not have a green party? Valentine’s Day can be such a wasteful holiday, with all the mass-produced paper cards, cheap teddy bears, unhealthy chocolates, cut flowers, and all kinds of trinkets. Counteract the mass-produced junk with your green Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas. 1. Instead of cut flowers, make paper…
Let’s face it, stuff can take over your life pretty easily, making indulgence a bit too convenient. Perhaps you find that you shop for things you just don’t need — dollar aisle at Target, anyone?! — and before you know it you have more things than you know what to do with!
Over consumption is done to fill a void: Boredom, sadness, stress. In a time when over consumption is rampant, I thought today we could share a few tips on how to release yourself from that cycle of overconsumption, and how to cut the clutter that is already there.
You may have heard of fighting colds with Vitamin C, but fighting the flu with Vitamin D may be new to you. Exposure to sunshine helps the body manufacture Vitamin D, and Vitamin D boosts the body’s own virus-fighting ability. This, along with other factors, is why colds and flu increase in the wintertime when there is less sunlight. It’s science, baby!
If you’re ready to bump up your Vitamin D intake, here’s a few ways to get you started: