Green Up and Get Crafty for Earth Day

On Monday, April 22, the U.S. will celebrate another Earth Day, giving people a chance to spruce up their green profile and reduce carbon footprints. First celebrated on April 22, 1970, this uniquely eco-centric holiday celebrates global sustainability by asking celebrants to “Live their lives in such a way that future generations of humans can … Continue reading

Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

In spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment. Even worse, household incomes have fallen 6.7 percent. That means, in an inflationary cycle where food prices have risen on average … Continue reading

Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

Many of the Baby Boomers were born or grew up the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for all kinds of sustainable concepts from communal or community living to vegetarianism, or not eating meat. Woodstock and free love, though only tangentially part of the movement, received so much attention that people failed to realize … Continue reading

10 Green Ways to Get Through Winter’s Days

Winter is here in full swing and sometimes it can take its toll both physically and financially. It can also become so uncomfortable for some that remaining green seems difficult when just trying to forge through inclement weather, stay warm or simply deal with the drastic change of sunlight can be a challenge. Obviously the … Continue reading

Natural Healing for Cancer, Diabetes and Other Diseases

Oncologists or cancer doctors have a huge array of drugs that they can use to defeat cancer. For example, Alimta or Pemetrexed Disodium is used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, or MPM, and Tamoxifen Citrate to treat breast cancer in both sexes. In all, there are more than 300 formulations which are used to put … Continue reading

Examining Conventional Wisdom

Examining Conventional Wisdom By: Andy Griffin Andy Griffin and his wife Julia work a small farm near Watsonville, California. Each week they send out an online newsletter with info direct from the farm. This commentary originally appeared in farmletter #134 on June 21, 2002. Newsletter subscriber Joanna C. writes “…there was a commentary on KQED … Continue reading

Why Join a CSA?

Why Join a CSA? I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with the tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. What is a CSA? Community supported agriculture (CSA), also sometimes known as community shared agriculture, is a community-based alternative to unhealthy and environmentally damaging agricultural practices. Since … Continue reading

Time to Try Something New?

Time to Try Something New? I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. Last week I was pretty excited to pick up my first bag of CSA goodies, and I have to say it did not disappoint. There was the … Continue reading

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

What Is Your Carbon Footprint? Global warming is one of the biggest environmental issues we face today – it’s estimated that in the next century average temperatures will increase anywhere from 2° to as much as 11°F. This drastic change in our earth’s climate is caused by greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), … Continue reading

Greening Your Bathroom

Green Your Bathroom While it might not be the most glamorous room in your home or office, there are still plenty of reasons to take the time to make your bathroom eco-friendly. Bathrooms are frequently home to an array of toxic products, use lots of energy, and account for the majority of home water use – … Continue reading