How to Make Herbal Sunscreen

Sun Safety and DIY Herbal Sunscreen  Growing up, I was always told to put my sunscreen on. “Any time you are outside, you should be wearing sunscreen,” said the dermatologist. “Every bit of exposure adds up. You should wear it every day, no matter the weather or time of year! Even in the shade! Even indoors!” Yes, I really was told that. I hated the feeling of sunscreen on my skin, and young Scott wasn’t good at understanding concepts like “later in life” or “when you’re old.” I wore it…

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A Reliable Sustainable Response to COVID-19

The world’s current lockdown due to COVID-19 is, simply, good for the environment. The world’s air pollution levels have fallen as fewer people around the world are flying or driving, significantly reducing the use of fossil fuels. A Sustainable Response to COVID-19. photo by ready made. The photos of animals appearing all over our deserted national parks, taking over empty cities, or congregating in unlikely places including highways or the middle of the street highlight the impact humans have on the earth. While our world’s current state is temporary, will there…

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Zero Fare Transit Kansas City: A case study in free public transportation

Each year, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 lives, and increases the risk of lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. Cars are much safer than they used to be, but each year, motor vehicle crashes still kill an estimated 40,000 Americans and seriously injure 4.5 million. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation — our  cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles — now surpass every other source of carbon pollution.   As most of us are staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we’ve…

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How to Grow a High-Performance Garden (Season 5)—Binge Watch the First 7 Episodes!

Watch (and learn!) as Lynn Gillespie—an organic farmer for over 25 years and owner of The Living Farm in Paonia, CO—plans, plants, tends, and harvests a high-performance garden. Lynn has a unique “learn along with me” garden teaching system. You will actually get to see everything she does in her garden for the entire 2020 growing season. Will she make it? Will the bugs get everything? Will the deer destroy her plants? Will sudden freezes or the burning summer sun wipe her out? Lynn’s goal for her garden is to…

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How to Grow a High-Performance Garden (Season 5)—Binge Watch the First 7 Episodes!

Watch (and learn!) as Lynn Gillespie—an organic farmer for over 25 years and owner of The Living Farm in Paonia, CO—plans, plants, tends, and harvests a high-performance garden. Lynn has a unique “learn along with me” garden teaching system. You will actually get to see everything she does in her garden for the entire 2020 growing season. Will she make it? Will the bugs get everything? Will the deer destroy her plants? Will sudden freezes or the burning summer sun wipe her out? Lynn’s goal for her garden is to…

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Encore Days! Home Grown Food Summit

Must register for free to watch— Click here to register.     Already registered? Click here to watch today’s Encore presentations! (Please Note: All of our 2020 Home Grown Food Summit presentations will be available to rewatch on Saturday, May 16, and on Sunday, May 17.)     The post Encore Days! Home Grown Food Summit appeared first on The Grow Network. Source link

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we’re also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.  This weekly newsletter will highlight recent good news on the environmental front. If you have suggestions or comments, please email Emma Searson (emma.searson@publicinterestnetwork.org) or Josh Chetwynd (josh.chetwynd@publicinterestnetwork.org).  House bill looks to protect U.S. rivers and…

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What Is the Alkaline Diet (and Why Does It Work)?

Why the Alkaline Diet Works—Without Resorting to Hand-Wavy Magic Curious about the Alkaline Diet? To explain it, let’s start off with a really quick primer on pH and the theory behind the Alkaline Diet. The pH scale measures the acidity and alkalinity of a substance. It’s an abbreviation for potential of hydrogen. A substance with a pH below 7 is considered an acid, and a substance with a pH greater than 7 is considered a base (alkaline). (Note: “Base” and “alkaline” are not exactly the same thing. But they’re close,…

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Reassess to use less | Environment America

There is no question that major appliances make my life so much easier. As someone who used to go to the laundromat to wash my clothes, I am particularly grateful to have a washing machine in my apartment.  These modern marvels certainly make daily needs like heating and cooling, washing your clothes and doing the dishes a lot easier. However they can consume a lot of energy. But fear not because most of us can find ways to use these conveniences more efficiently.  Adjust the temperature Earlier this year my…

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Planting The Right Tomato Varieties = Growing Success!

When you’re out of your element, it’s hard to thrive. For me, the ocean is not my element. I get the creeps swimming in deep water. It’s all too easy to imagine the horrible creatures that could rush up from the briny depths with eyes like fishbowls and gaping mouths with rows of teeth aimed at my legs, intent on dragging me into the deep as the air is expelled from my lungs in a last futile scream of horror. I dunno. Any of you guys feel that way? If…

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Study Shows Green Buildings Can Save Lives

Green initiatives and climate change have been at the forefront of the sustainability movement for years. Now, COVID-19 has spread from country to country across the world, disrupting the climate change conversation.  Photo by Arun Thomas. However, a new Harvard study suggests that the two factors are more connected than individuals may believe. The study demonstrates the need for green buildings in the midst of these two existential factors.  Green buildings are environmentally-friendly and emphasize the importance of human health and protecting the environment through its materials, output and design. Focusing…

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