THINK GREEN

What is Think Green? It's about the earth, humans, animals, & plants, & the intersections where they connect - i.e. "environmental issues." Green living tips, motivating stories about real people making change, what's happening in the environment, & learning to turn "concerns" into healing opportunities. Green Living Tips when you think green ideas. Read green living tips and ideas at All Things Healing. For more green living ideas and green living tips, visit All Things Healing online today!

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We are currently seeking a Co-Editor and/or Assistant Editor for this section. For more information please contact Sherri Carter at sherricarter@allthingshealing.com

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by Molly Theobald

In Zambia, sorghum—a drought resistant cereal that thrives in the country— was considered a “poor man’s crop” in the past, often shunned by small-scale farmers for the more commercially viable maize. But an article in the June issue of Farming Matters explains how a Zambian brewery with a new brand of beer is changing the way small-scale farmers think about sorghum.

 

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One of the big stumbling blocks to using biofuels has been the difficulty in breaking down tough, woody cellulose in stalks and leaves…but a microbe found in panda poop may be the key to making energy from raw plant materials.

 

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by Annie B. Bond
Cross-posted from
Care2.com

People who enter a naturally cleaned home tend to love the way they feel. I hear this over and over again. I think it is because natural cleaning ingredients infuse the space with their subtle scents and natural, non-toxic presence. On some level, our bodies must brace themselves for a chemical onslaught when faced with mainstream cleaners...

 

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by Harry G. Psaros

If you enter the word ‘Wheatgrass’ into a search engine, you’ll be astonished to discover over 4 million results. Why so much interest in the seven-day sprouted grass from wheat berries? The answer is a simple one. Wheatgrass is the rock star of green foods. It has immeasurable health benefits...


Editor's Note
: I always knew that wheatgrass was something that I should have but I never really knew all the benefits! Thanks Harry for making it so obvious that I need to incorporate this into my lifestyle.

 

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The State of California is fed up with cleaning up the plastic that collects on its waterways and beaches, but who’s responsibility is it to clean up this made-made marvel that never breaks down?  The plastic manufacturers make the stuff…should they clean it up?

 

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by Becky Striepe

Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

I know, I know, cooking beans from scratch is much less expensive, but for a quick, cheap vegan meal you can’t beat a can of beans sauteed with garlic, onions, and spices over some steamed brown rice. Easy and delicious! But what do you do with the can after you’ve eaten the contents?

 

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A hurdle to the widespread use of wind and solar power has been how to store power when the wind stops blowing and the sun doesn’t shine…so here’s an elegant solution that uses railroad cars and a hill!

 

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It's hot, it's steamy, and you do it every day. Shower, that is. But are you getting wet in the most eco-friendly way? Umbra Fisk from Grist.org drops some nozzle knowledge that'll make your shower greener... 

 

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by Elizabeth Striano

Now, don’t be put off by this rather long list — it’s all about doing what you can. Even if everyone made a few small changes, it all adds up. I’ve included both the small and big projects that you can do to go green. They are in no particular order but I did try to group them by category. And most apply both at home or at work. Here goes...

 

Editor's Note: Hey everybody - if every one of us did even half of these great green tips - and lots of them are EASY - our combined positive impact on the planet would be HUGE! Come on - let's do it!

 

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by Michael Bloch

If you're struggling in this economic climate to keep up with all the "gotta haves" that perhaps you really don't need, step back, take a deep breath, separate from the pack and consider downshifting. The environment will certainly benefit from you doing so...

 

 

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The Pot in Pot method of keeping food cool in hot climates is even becoming popular among people in the West who wish to reduce their dependency on a big energy sucking refrigerator.

The method is very simple: There are two clay pots, one inside the other. In between there is sand that is filled with water a few times a day, which evaporates and removes heat.

 

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Urban Homestead: Local, Organic and in the City

from Organic Connections Magazine

The Dervaes family in Pasadena, California has converted 1/10 of an acre of urban land from concrete slab to gardens, and grows up to three tons of produce per year right there! Imagine what kind of food abundance and vitality would be available to us and our neighbors if those of us with access to land and water produced food where we live.

 

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