Ever since the Iranian revolution up until the aftermath of the Arab Spring most of us were made to believe that the advent of Islamic regimes is the ultimate rise of the common man and woman in societies previously repressed and exploited by ruthless dictators.
Is any nation on Earth taking seriously the need for a true-cost economy, where we live sustainably in a steady state? I have been working with Randy Hayes, founder of the Rainforest Action Network and executive director of Foundation Earth, on a report card to determine if Canada might be such a nation.
I give high marks to my colleagues seeking “The Great Transition” or something called “sustainable consumption, or decoupling economic growth from environmental harms and on and on, but all ignore the root causes of our problems.
There has never been a greater need for the people planning and running our cities, as well as the residents themselves, to understand the critical significance of green space in our urban environment. These guidelines are a starting point so interested parties can come together internationally and discuss techniques for urban development.
Last year we had a massive garden. It took up the majority of our backyard with peas, leeks, carrots, beans, summer squash, winter squash, lettuces, broccoli, tomatoes, collards and herbs. But to be honest, it was a lot of work and a lot of it was a bust.
Statistics show that now more than ever, Americans are going green by adopting environmentally friendly routines. The emergence of hybrid automobiles, xeriscaping, and solar panels all help society move toward preserving vital natural resources.
Did you know that the stress you experience on a daily basis may be making you sick? Studies show that psychological stress can cause your body to be more susceptible to physical ailments, such as high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, and even poor immune function.
People want to live a green friendly life but the extra cost can be a barrier to entry for many. Take environmentally friendly food for instance. Organic fruits and vegetables are often more expensive than those that may have been grown with harmful chemicals.