by Lisa Chin
Our planet needs to grow food to feed more and more people every year. Natural resources are in decline. The livestock industry uses a disproportionate amount of resources for their yield, especially in comparison to the agricultural farming industry. Here are some major environmental considerations when choosing to eat meat - Planeteer-style...
by Marilyn Scholl
Cooperative Development Services has developed a model for the development of food cooperatives – Four Cornerstones in Three Stages. The model is based upon the four cornerstones of vision, talent, capital, and systems that are each within three stages of food co-op development: organizing, feasibility and planning, and implementation. The four cornerstones comprise the attributes of a successful start-up within the three stages. The vision of Food Co-op Initiative is to support faster and more efficient start-ups by providing assistance and resources all the way through the development process.
by Stacey Irwin
Parenting is tough. Not only are you charged with raising a child to be physically and emotionally healthy but also socially responsible. In this age of melting ice-caps, overflowing landfills and dwindling natural resources, it’s more important than ever to raise an eco-friendly child...
Editor's Note: I find this article to be really fun! Stacey shares some easy ways to "greenify" children's lives early on for a lasting impact.
Family & Parenting
Replacing city and well water with captured rainwater for landscaping efficiently uses this valuable resource, reduces personal water bills, and decreases the overall demand on public water supplies...
Editor’s Note: Fresh water is one of the most essential resources, yet it’s being rapidly depleted from our underground reservoirs as we pump them for agricultural, industrial and personal use. Here’s a way to restore groundwater levels, while at the same time benefit from rainwater’s purity.
by The Seed Ambassadors Project
We are losing diversity, biologicaland social, at an unprecedented rate. This erosion of diversity directly limits our ecological and social resilience and adaptability within this changing world.
According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, crop genetic resources are disappearing at the rate of 1 to 2 percent a year. About 75 percent of agricultural crop diversity is estimated to have been lost since the beginning of the last century.
Editor’s Note: Saving your own seed can not only save you money, but it can also help increase the genetic diversity of our world’s seeds, which will help us to be more resilient in changing times. Plus it’s fun to do. This ‘zine written by the Seed Ambassadors Project will help you get started.
by Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH
Preventing illness and protecting our environment can and should be mutually inclusive. To that end, Ecologically Sustainable Medicine (ESM) offers a clear agenda by codifying the tools and resources that lead to economically sustainable healthcare and environmental healing...
Editor's Note from Judith Hanna Doshi: A fascinating and thought provoking read that highlights an often overlooked but profoundly important aspect of Homeopathy--its position as an eco-friendly and highly sustainable form of medicine. Joel explains how humankind and nature are inextricably connected through the homeopathic healing process.
by Rachelle Norman
Last week, I had the honor of speaking about music for self-care at a Breakfast Club sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Heart of America chapter...
Editor's Note from Bernice Chu: As carers, we must always stay mindful of replenishing our resources. Take some time every day for you.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
Editor's Note: Dr. Alan Greene provides resources for parents seeking information on raising children in a healthy, earth-friendly environment. For more information visit www.DrGreene.com.
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