Sustainability, the green movement, and protecting our environment are vital if we want to live happy, healthfully, and just – but corporate lies and greed mean we must make a constant effort to ensure we know what’s happening in the fight to live sustainably.
This week (as usual) has been filled with tons of great eco articles and blog posts – I only wish I had more time to read and respond to them all. The fact that there is so much talk about sustainability and the environment is a good thing – the more we discuss it, the closer we are to seeing real, positive changes – and that’s good for everyone.
So whether you sit in treetops to save our precious forests (kudos to you if you do), or you just can’t stomach the idea of consuming genetically modified franken-foods, I think we can all agree on one thing: Knowledge is Power!
If you think your “green” cleaning products are eco-friendly, think again. A new study reveals some so-called green cleaning products are anything but. If you want a cheap, eco-friendly alternative to store bought cleaners, make your own. They’re easy to make, inexpensive, and non-toxic – you probably have everything you need in your kitchen pantry already!
The thought of consuming genetically modified food makes me sick. So much valid scientific research points to the fact that genetically modified foods should be avoided at all cost – of course that’s much easier said than done. So much of our food supply is loaded with GMOs. Simply take a look at food labels and you’ll see ingredients like corn, soy, cottonseed oil, sugar (from sugar beets) – all of which are some of the main GMO foods currently inundating our food supply.
Be proactive when it comes to knowing what you’re eating. Learn what scientists and lawmakers are saying on both sides of the GMO food debate, and familiarize yourself with the basics of GMOs. We seriously need a GMO reality check – these days it pays to be an informed consumer!
The Skin You’re in
Know what ingredients are in your favorite skin and body care products? Know how to read those lengthy ingredient labels? Take the time to educate yourself! You may be using items that contain harmful and potentially toxic ingredients – what goes on your skin gets into your body.
If you’re the adventurous type, you can always try making your own organic beauty products and treatments at home. some of the best skincare ingredients are ones you may already have in your kitchen pantry. Olive oil, coconut oil, honey, and yogurt are great for your skin and inexpensive too.
DIY Spring Gardening Projects
Now is the time to get your gardens ready for planting! There’s nothing like growing your own food. It’s great exercise, a terrific way to supplement your grocery bills, and you know what you’re eating is healthy and organic. Plus it’s so neat to see your plants growing and changing each day – a truly miraculous experience! Gardening is certainly something the whole family can participate in and enjoy.
If you’re short on space, don’t worry. You can still grow your own veggies in containers. And, if you’re short on cash (as many of us are theses days) you can certainly garden on the cheap. There’s no excuse not to get your hands dirty!
Remember a little knowledge goes a long way – your body will thank you for your efforts!
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