7 Easy Ways to Live Without Disposable Plastic

October 21, 2016 at 1:21 am




Time to evolve beyond disposable plastic. Here’s how:
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Loneliness is The # 1 Risk Factor for Premature Death, Doctor Warns

October 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm




More than cigarettes, alcohol and obesity, loneliness is the single largest risk factor in disease and premature death, studies show

Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings that Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

October 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm




Craft brewery could influence big beer and soft drink companies to replace plastic six-pack rings with edible ones, potentially saving millions of sea creatures

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Beeswax and Writer’s Block

October 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm




14569174_10157669639405106_1540836620_nI don’t know what to do with myself. I’m torn between writing a story about how we can “save the world” by replacing plastic wrap and Ziplock bags (which I still use) with beeswax and just lying here under a tree, staring at the sun, letting the clock run out, until it’s time to pick up my daughter from school, where I send her to so I can work more, so I can feed her and house her and buy her things to make me feel less guilty about never spending any time with her.

5 Simple Ways to Save Trees and Stop Deforestation

October 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Deforestation adds more atmospheric CO2 than all the cars and trucks in the world put together. Here’s how to stop it:




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Global Forest Watch calculates that the pre-industrial world was covered by a vast 24 million square miles of forest. In the past 150 years humans have cut that number in half. Less than 5 million of the remaining 12 million square miles of forest is original high-grade or “old growth” forest.

Europe has only 5 thousand square miles of this “frontier” forest left, on a continent that was once almost entirely woodland. Deforestation there drove colonial efforts into west Africa, where the ancient mahogany forests are now severely decimated.