Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 19, 2019 7:19 pm
We shared the story about the Ecobricks initiative recently, and we’re excited to talk about another awesome way of using some of the millions of plastic bottles that otherwise would be headed to landfill: plastic bottle greenhouses.
This is such a fantastic idea and a great time of year to be trying it out! If you have any plants that you need to water over winter when the weather gets cooler, or like to start off seedlings nice and early, you can nurture your tender plants in an Earth-friendly way!
We’re slowly getting better at reducing packaging, ditching single-use plastics, and recycling materials. But with 10.5 million tons of plastic waste produced in the USA every year and a recycling rate of just 1-2%...it’s not enough. Enter Ecobricks.
15 High Alkaline Foods You Should Include in Your Diet
Alkaline Foods Definition: Alkaline foods are various types of foods high in alkaline levels, which you can add to your diet.
1. Beet Greens
Beet greens may not be the usual green food in your diet, but they have an alkalinity score of -16.7 (based on the potential renal acid load). This veggie also has a bitter quality that can help stimulate bile production for better digestion of fats.
You can add beet greens as an ingredient to your green smoothie or stir-fries. It’s …
Well, here’s some good news! Americans are conserving water at a higher volume than ever before, according to a prominent US Geological Survey.
In 1980, we were using around 112 gallons of water per day each. This plummeted to 88 gallons per day in 2005 and 82 gallons per day in 2015, marking a 27 percent decrease, despite the population increasing by 4 percent during that time.
Winning at Domestic Water Use!
The survey also highlights how domestic water use is relatively small compared to the various ways that water is used on an industrial scale. However, the signs that we’re using significantly less of domestic water are …
So, we know that greens are good for us and why; but what makes the sunny side of the fruit bowl so nutritious?
Sunny and Scrumptious!
So much of our favorite fresh, delicious produce comes in the glorious colors of the sunrise and sunset. From the cheery, zingy looks of citrus and the warm hue of mango and peaches, to the rich autumnal glow of squash and bright buttery corn — it all looks and tastes great!
What’s in Them?
So what exactly is packed into these brilliantly-colored foods that makes them so good for us?
The environment of a home is often characterized by its charm factor rather than its particulate matter, which can lead homeowners to forget that there are more important things than finding the perfect end table for the den. If there are any toxins or imbalances in the home, they can exacerbate or even cause health problems in the inhabitants. From stuffy air to mold exposure, owners might want to consider a few home upgrades that could prove to be pivotal for their health. Read on to see if there’s a home upgrade for you.
Home Upgrade #1: Countertop Water Ionizer
Let’s dive right into our topic on home upgrades by covering water quality. Tap water contains a number of impurities …
We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy. Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.
What’s On Our Veggies?
But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced? If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.
Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is …