I have to admit, one thing I LOVE is Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap. It is one of the most versatile natural products on the planet. Here is a list of things you can use it for: Continue reading “20 Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Soap”
According to the EPA, in 2006 the US (residents, businesses, and institutions) generated more than 251 million tons of trash (municipal solid waste or MSW). This equates to about 4.6 pounds of waste per person per day. Of that 4.6 pounds, 1.5 pounds was recycled and around .1 pound was composted. The remaining 3 lbs of trash was discarded or incinerated. The largest portion of waste generated, 31.7 percent, was made up of containers and packaging. See the full report at http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/msw06.pdf
Popular media has been talking about “carbon footprints” for the last few years, but what exactly is a carbon footprint? Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines it as “the negative impact that something (as a person or business) has on the environment ; specifically : the amount of carbon emitted by something during a given period.” A carbon footprint is simply a measurement of your impact on the Earth.
There are many carbon footprint calculators in the internet. I decided to try out a few to see what my carbon footprint was on different sites and compare the results. Here is a sampling: Continue reading “Carbon Footprint”
Natural living is a choice to live in a manner that is healthier for yourself and the planet. Sometimes it is the decision to buy a product that is made with more earth-friendly, or trying out home-made cleaners. It can be selecting different foods at the grocery store or growing your own. Natural living is making a pledge to take care of you. Continue reading “What is Natural Living?”