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Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Green Festivals

Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Green Festivals

In ecology, sustainability refers to how biological systems remain diverse and productive. In the 21st century, sustainability is a global priority. On our Planet Earth, the proverbial equation of supply (diminishing natural resources) and demand (consumer needs, coupled with a looming energy crisis, and climate change that is altering our atmosphere and its temperature) is […]

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It’s Scary…How Much Trash Americans Make Every Day

It’s Scary…How Much Trash Americans Make Every Day

The average blue whale weighs 100-tons; Americans throw away about 6,750 blue whales worth of trash every day. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated over 250 million tons of trash in 2012; 87 million tons (34.5%) were recycled and composted. The rest goes to the over 3,000 landfills in the United States. […]

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Cowspiracy: A New Documentary about Climate Change

Cowspiracy: A New Documentary about Climate Change

Cowspiracy is a 91-minute, Indiegogo-funded documentary on climate change and its secret largest contributor, the meat/GMO feed industry. Who knew that the meat industry/GMO feed industry is the leading contributor to climate change by a long shot? Why are we not hearing messaging to that effect? So, changing my light bulbs and driving less don’t have […]

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Frugal Science: The Foldscope Microscope

Frugal Science: The Foldscope Microscope

Can you make a completely functional microscope for less than one dollar? The answer is yes, and Prakash Lab at Stanford University has made one called the Foldscope. Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, developed the Foldscope to detect blood-borne diseases such as malaria, giardiasis, and West Nile virus in developing […]

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Bats in the Belfry? If you find them there, please don’t disturb them!

Bats in the Belfry? If you find them there, please don’t disturb them!

The classic symbol of Halloween, bats are the only true flying mammals. Bats are found all over the earth, except in extreme hot conditions and extreme cold conditions (the poles). There are over 1,000 species of bats in the world (47 in the United States) and, at this time, at least seven of these species […]

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” -Hippocrates One of the most controversial discussions our nation is having today has to do with health care. It’s a main source of polarization in the country, and rightfully so as it affects everyone. It’s an exhausting conversation. The truth […]

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Ethica and the Business of Green Fashion

Ethica and the Business of Green Fashion

Have you ever thought about fashion as an important aspect for reducing your carbon footprint? Considering that we all wear clothes, it’s pretty important! No matter what we buy, it’s our responsibility to ensure our money is being spent ethically. From food to clothing, we can make a difference in our economy and environment. When […]

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Ever Think of Volunteering?

Ever Think of Volunteering?

Volunteering your time is an exceptionally fun and rewarding way to give back. So often, people think giving money is the only way to help an organization. They think of volunteering as a big time commitment, and often it’s something they think only “other inspirational people” do. Guess what. You are just as inspirational and […]

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Madeline Janis: Mover and Shaker of the Year

Madeline Janis: Mover and Shaker of the Year

Green Lifestyles Network is proud to name Madeline Janis as its Mover and Shaker Personality of the Year. Ms. Janis has spent her life fighting for the rights of the powerless and needy. She has accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. While many of us can readily point out flaws in […]

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My Ecological Footprint and What We Can All Do to Lower It

My Ecological Footprint and What We Can All Do to Lower It

Hi! My name is Jovita (Ho-v-tuh) I decided to make my first blog post about myself and to come clean about how my lifestyle on Earth is far from sustainably acceptable. Becoming aware is the first step in making changes to your life. Before becoming a student at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) […]

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