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posted a Quick Tip about Gardening. September 09, 2012
posted in Green Living
Gardening
Plants create oxygen, so gardening is always a good thing. There are strategies and challenges to it too. It isn't just planting the seed into the soil, watering it sometimes, and letting nature take its course. There are certain plants you have to strategically plant according to season, terrain, and to get them however much sunlight they might need.
reviewed Photography. January 22, 2012
posted in Images
Photography
Photography is the mastery of a science with an eye for artistic impression. It is not necessary a science nor is it an art. Instead, it is a process, one which involves story telling.      Why do we all take photos? We mortals love to share stories. For some (minority), perhaps they want to create art. Although art is only art after the public acknowledge it as one (either during …
posted a Quick Tip about Cloth Diapers. September 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Cloth Diapers
Love cloth! saves lots of money, saves on emergency trips to the store for MORE diapers, great on the environment, fun stylish designs that you can't get from disposables. We've had less leaks, less messy explosions and yes, even less diaper rashes.
posted a Quick Tip about Thirsties Diaper Pail Liner. September 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Thirsties Diaper Pail Liner
Love love love! If you use Cloth diapers, you NEED this! Be sure you have 2 of them, so you have a second one to use while you are washing the first. We've had ours for 1.5 yrs. Still going strong. No rips, no signs of wear and tear at all. Never leaks. And easy to clean, just wash with the diapers and hang to dry.
posted a Quick Tip about Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. August 03, 2011
posted in Vegan Living
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
What I like best is that the recipes are made out of real ingredients instead of relying on egg replacers, fake meats and such. I have nothing wrong with those products and enjoy the occasional Tofurkey kielbasa, but such foods (processed) certainly aren't healthy on a daily basis.
reviewed Public Libraries. June 23, 2011
posted in Green Living
Public Libraries
I love public libraries and would keep them around if I were in charge.     That may sound like a common statement, but in my case it's quite a generous compliment. I'm one of those heartless, evil libertarians rightists keep saying are unpatriotic and leftists keep saying are racist. (And no, I'm not especially unpatriotic or racist. I can see the angle on the first one because …
posted a Quick Tip about Reusable Shopping Bag. June 13, 2011
posted in Green Living
Reusable Shopping Bag
I'm a huge fan of reusable shopping bags and feel so naked when I go grocery shopping without them.  Some have voiced concerns about them getting germy over time, so my suggestion is to skip over those 99 cent plastic bags (they break really easily anyways) and pay the $5 for a sturdy cloth ones which can be tossed into a washing machine.  Mine have lasted me for years.  Note: mine …
reviewed Community Gardens. June 13, 2011
posted in Green Living
Community Gardens
Last year, I was given an honor assignment of documenting the development and growth of a small community garden at Wicker Park Grace, a small Christian spiritual community in Chicago. I was happy to be a part of the project, which was a runaway success. Shooting the videos was tricky because I had a group of people who were either averse to appearing on camera or didn't have the time to do so even …
posted a Quick Tip about Reusable Shopping Bag. June 08, 2011
posted in Green Living
Reusable Shopping Bag
I realize it's a way to save on the plastic we use for bags, which is a plus. But these suckers wear out, and when they do, they are neither recyclable or biodegradeable.
posted a Quick Tip about Bottled Water. May 28, 2011
posted in Green Living
Bottled Water
Another one of those great corporate tricks used on naive suburbanites to make them believe they're living healthier. Really, in this country we have access to the very best, cleanest tap water on the planet, and we've managed to trick ourselves into thinking we're doing ourselves good by paying three bucks a bottle. This isn't a healthy choice; it's a middle-class status symbol which, FYI, is produced …
reviewed Walking. May 25, 2011
posted in Green Living
Walking
Walking is that simple, basic, everyday human function in which you place one foot in front of the other in order to propel yourself forward. It's something that absolutely everyone who has ever lived knows how to do, and the VAST majority of the human population does it or at the very least has been capable of doing it in their lifetimes. It's useful as a means of transportation and exercise, especially …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. May 17, 2011
posted in Green Living
Recycling
The concept of reusing materials is fantastic. But I do frequently wonder what kinds of materials, chemicals, and energies are used in the actual recycling process. How much consumable energy is used in recycling, and what kinds of cleaning chemicals are used? I find it immensely disturbing that the environmental experts I asked these questions to were stopped dead in their tracks and didn't have …
reviewed Earth Day. May 10, 2011
posted in Green Living
Earth Day
Earth Day and Conservatism   April 22, 1970 was the first designated Earth Day and was also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist Revolutionary and Creator of the Soviet Communist Party. Coincidence? Some think not, which along with being sponsored by many "liberal organizations" across the globe as well as liberals across our country, created a polarization …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. April 21, 2011
posted in ENN Community
Recycling
Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable!   Glass jars will last over 500 years in the landfill!  More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, Labor Day, Secretarial Day, etc, etc...      Every day should be an Earth Day, a Father's Day, a Birthday... not a designated …
reviewed BP Gulf Oil Spill. April 11, 2011
posted in Supercontents
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca April 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill- Mid-August Status The Skytruth Oil Spill Tracker showed the following improvements from a visual inspection of a map depicting the major areas of the spill with both small and large red dots. During May 2010, there were 3 large red dots on the map in the New Orleans area, 1 large red dot in Sarasota, Florida and a smaller dot just North of …
reviewed Trader Joe's. March 23, 2011
posted in ENN Community
Trader Joe's
Let me just start by apologizing to all devout-Trader Joe's shoppers. I know, I've been there.      In fact, I started shopping there more than 20 years. Very friendly employees, fun & colorful packaging, easy to handle and perfect for bachelor/ettes & college students, loooow prices, and kitchy titles on self-branded items.      But my boyfriend …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into ice caves some 200 ft in Greenland. There’s certainly nothing like this out there in the world that any of us would ever get to see in person, except on films as such, made for the IMAX in March …
posted a Quick Tip about English Retreads. March 18, 2011
posted in Eco-Chick
So neat that they can recycle plastic and rubber into stylish handbags and other accessories!
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