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Austin, TX is having another great day in the land of Environmentalism. The progressive city has given rise to a new research experiment by Huston Tillotson professor who is seeking to raise awareness on sustainability in some very trashy way. What if you had the chance to live in a garbage dumpster for an entire [continue reading...]

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It is estimated that up to 95% of all flowering plants, 1/3 of food crops, and 1/2 of the world’s oils consumed by humans today rely on animals for pollination to assure reproduction.  Over 180,000 plant species and more than 1200 crops require the services of these hard working, often unseen bio-contributors and out of [continue reading...]

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link between eco friendly living and happiness

For the uninitiated, living an ecologically friendly lifestyle may seem like a hassle, another chore to be added to the list of things to do every day. Being careful with the types of products you buy and putting in the effort to recycle and reuse is not what many in our society are used to. [continue reading...]

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Use Less Energy and Earn 70% OFF Coupons Once in a while there comes a program that sucks creative juices out of its designers dry and delivers something we can all be proud of.  Green Energy Match (GEM) is one of those programs.  It is brought to you by the City of San Jose and [continue reading...]

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Is the climate crisis is getting so severe that civil disobedience is justified to compel the federal government to confront the fossil fuel lobby?  This is the question that was raised at a recent panel discussion “Blessed 350” at the Commonwealth Club.  The panel was moderated by Greg Dalton. The full audio is available at climate-one.org. [continue reading...]

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If you’ve never been to Newby Island Landfill in Milpitas (near San Jose, California) you would be up for a treat if you visited.  It would totally blow all of your concepts on how our trash is managed.  During an annual Earth Day event, organized by Allied Waste, one can go on a romantic date [continue reading...]

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Some hate him, some love him, but this seems to be the trait of every person that sets out to make a change with a bang…  In his view, protection of the planet is more important than preserving his own life.  His name is Captain Paul Watson, founder of SeaShepherd organization. Some criticize him for his pirate [continue reading...]

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Imagine you’ve hit it big or you’ve finally saved up enough towards a decent down payment towards purchasing your own home and you have one major requirement – you want it to be a truly sustainable place to live, a green home so to speak. What’s important for you about the green home?  What matters?  [continue reading...]

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The 10 Rules For Being Human and More

These days it’s easy to feel that worldly worries have sucked the winds from under our sails.  Everything from the economy imposed stress at work (or no work) to the most meaningless shows on TV produced to numb our minds can feel like eroding our soul and spontaneous joy.  And while it’s true that there [continue reading...]

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Don’t try to tackle all the issues, pick the closest to your heart, where you’re most likely to make a decent impact.  Most importantly – be brave, don’t be politically correct, have courage,  be the change you want others to be.  Mean what you say and don’t be mean when you say it. Don’t fall [continue reading...]

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