Going Wild in the Backyard

Going Wild in the Backyard By: Sue Moore Turn your backyard into a wildlife refuge! It’s easy with a little help from the Backyard Conservation Program, a joint venture between the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Wildlife Habitat Council, and the National Association of Conservation Districts. According to the NACD over 92 million acres … 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

Green Dieting

Green Dieting I hear you asking yourself, “What is green dieting? Is it simply eating more vegetables?” Well, yes and no, because I’m not proposing a specific diet (i.e., Atkins, the Paleo Diet, the Grapefruit Diet). Instead I’m focusing on the frame of mind you will have to adopt in order to be successful at … Continue reading

A Green Fall Yard Cleanup

A Green Fall Yard Cleanup Fall is all about transitions, and nowhere is that more true than in your yard. Trees are dropping their leaves to prepare for winter, summer perennials are starting to fade, and garden tomatoes and melons are giving way to squash and fresh broccoli. While it may be beautiful, all this … Continue reading

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally. Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. 1. Choking the Earth A cow produces about eighty pounds … Continue reading

Ways to go GREEN in College

Ways to go GREEN in College Today’s world order is faced with the enormous challenge of dwindling natural resources and increasing global warming. In this scenario the importance of adopting environmental friendly practices assumes paramount importance. What better way than for the young generation to lead the way and implement green methods in college campuses. … Continue reading

Organic Food, Is It Better (or Just More Expensive)?

Researchers at Stanford University say no. In fact, their assessment concludes that there is no discernable health value to organic fruits and vegetables. The data (and cohort on which this assessment is based) has been published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. The data source is not new but compiled from review of 17 … Continue reading

Smashing Some Green Myths

Smashing Some Green Myths We have talked about company greenwashing, and we have also described how to identify a truly sustainable company when it comes to job hunting. One more area, the green myths, fits nicely between (or, in this case after, the first two). Green is expensive Business owners, senior management and upper echelon … Continue reading

Gardens for Apartment Living

Gardens for Apartment Living In the wake of a deep and somewhat persistent recession, one of the cooler things to do is to plant a Victory garden. The concept, originally driven home by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his politically active spouse, Eleanor, during WWII, was adopted by many Americans to exemplify their patriotism, as … Continue reading

The Many Uses of Hemp

The Many Uses of Hemp Derived from the cannabis plant, hemp is one of the oldest materials used by humans for well over 12,000 years. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution and Betsy Ross’ flag were all made from or written on hemp. The many uses of hemp include paper, construction material, … Continue reading