April 12, 2014 • in Environment

22 Surprising Facts for Earth Day

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones What’s the dirtiest crop? How many plastic water bottles do we throw away each year? Here are 22 reasons to live eco-consciously year-round, plus savvy swaps you can make to celebrate Earth Day every …

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April 09, 2014 • in By Maria

The Case of the Stinky Shoes

The other night, I walked into my teenage daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight and my eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head alarm went off. “What is that smell?” I asked. The odor was a bit like fire, petroleum, and toxic chemicals, mixed with an electrical …

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April 01, 2014 • in Environment

Support Earth Month by Taking the Non-GMO Challenge

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, acting director of the Non-GMO Project For the past 44 years, people across the globe have celebrated our beloved planet during Earth Month in April. Originating from the first Earth Day, which occurred on April …

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February 24, 2014 • in By Maria

Cultivating Wildness

For all of you lazy buns out there who don’t want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea for you. Take a piece of your yard—any piece—and …

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February 21, 2014 • in Environment

Just say NO to Nanos!

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate What are they? Nanoparticles are miniscule particles, measured in billionths of a meter, that have introduced a new generation of potentially risky and broadly used ingredients into personal care products. Many …

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February 19, 2014 • in By Maria

5 Reasons Why This Is the Most Important Year Ever to Start a Garden

Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark. I first got …

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February 18, 2014 • in Environment

What We Can Learn from the California Drought

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you’ve heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven’t because you don’t live there, and you think that a lack of water in one state has nothing …

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