Indoor Plants: A Life Support System: Part I

Indoor Plants: A Life Support System: Part I

“Since man’s existence on Earth depends upon a life support system involving an intricate relationship with plants and their associated microorganisms, it should be obvious that when he attempts to isolate himself in tightly sealed buildings away from this ecological system, problems will arise.” This observation was published in a 1989 NASA report on the […]

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Goddess Garden Organics: Embrace Your Inner Goddess

Goddess Garden Organics: Embrace Your Inner Goddess

Imagine using a sunscreen that smells as good as your garden, goes on smoothly, and is made of organic, natural products good for your family as well as your skin? Goddess Garden Organics has made just that and more. Their entire line of sunscreen products are organic, natural and chemical-free. You eat organic, so why not use […]

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A New Kind of Language: Peace-Based Communication

A New Kind of Language: Peace-Based Communication

In a world that is constantly ravaged by violence, it may seem difficult – sometimes even impossible – to battle so much negativity with any kind of positive energy. But Dorit, GLN’s fearless leader, has a way to implement and spread peace through our every day lives: peace-based communication. In a workshop led by Dorit […]

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Moksha Yoga Festival: A Taste of 8-Limbs Yoga

Moksha Yoga Festival: A Taste of 8-Limbs Yoga

“True is One, Paths are Many” – Sri Swami Satchidananda Picture credit: Charles Ryan Barber More people practice yoga globally than ever before. Yoga is reputed to be a $27 billion industry. Particularly in the West, yoga has seen a dramatic rise in popularity, especially over the past 20-30 years. Today yoga is pegged as the cure-all […]

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China’s “Inconvenient Truth”? A Review of “Under the Dome”

China’s “Inconvenient Truth”? A Review of “Under the Dome”

China has experienced rapid economic growth over the past decade, but, as a consequence of the expansion of industry and an unregulated dependence on “dirty” energy, many parts of the country have also experienced the negative effects of heavy pollution. While it may be no secret that air quality and other environmental metrics in China […]

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Worldwide Upsurge in Green Energy Investments

Worldwide Upsurge in Green Energy Investments

According to the latest results of the United Nations Environment Programme’s 9th “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 Report”, created by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and the research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the global investments in renewable energy have grown 17%, resulting in $270 billion in new investments. The International Energy Agency […]

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Ventura Celebrates Earth Day 2015

Ventura Celebrates Earth Day 2015

On Earth Day we are reminded to “think globally and act locally.” So, I decided to experience some eco family fun in my own backyard and I made my way to the Ventura promenade to celebrate Earth Day, 2015.  Despite the fact that the information booths and activities were set up outside, no one seemed […]

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May 2015: WE SALUTE… Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Warrior

May 2015: WE SALUTE… Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Warrior

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a youth warrior for climate change. He is an Earth guardian and believes that we all need to harness our passions into creative action for Mother Earth, according to change leader Uplift. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has used art and song to raise money for important causes. Blending the Aztec heritage of his father with […]

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Researchers Find that Plant-based Diet Can Profoundly Affect Disease Outcomes

Researchers Find that Plant-based Diet Can Profoundly Affect Disease Outcomes

There was a special screening for the documentary film Forks Over Knives on April 16, 2015 at The Hoffman Medical Center in Torrance, CA. The film was released in 2011 and was directed by American independent filmmaker Lee Fulkerson. The film promotes a low-fat whole food, plant-based diet as a means of thwarting multiple diseases. […]

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GLN Interview with Chinese Medical Practitioners

GLN Interview with Chinese Medical Practitioners

Sarah Vosen and Sarah Yovovich are esteemed teachers and Chinese medical practitioners in West Los Angeles, operating under the business moniker “Sarahpeutics.” These two have practiced together for over 10,000 hours, including rigorous study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, partner yoga, pilates, meditation, and more. They have first-hand experience in fusing Western and […]

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