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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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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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The Plentiful Land: Native Americans in Perspective

The Plentiful Land: Native Americans in Perspective

“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man” ~Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe. Natural resources were important to every part of Native American life: from the clothes they wore […]

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Notes from the Field: Critical Food Safety Tips

Notes from the Field: Critical Food Safety Tips

The city of Wooster, Ohio might seem like a quintessential sleepy mid-western place – but don’t let its looks fool you! Wooster is home to two thriving research institutions, the College of Wooster and the Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center (OARDC), the research arm of Ohio State.  This atmosphere is conducive to debate and discussion, […]

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EMA Earth Day Event at The Grove

EMA Earth Day Event at The Grove

Earth Day 2015 will be celebrated world-wide on April 22nd. The Environmental Media Association (EMA) held a kickoff for Earth Day at The Grove in West Hollywood on Sunday, April 12th. The EMA believes that through television, film and music, the entertainment community has the power to influence the environmental awareness of millions of people. This […]

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5 Eco-friendly Tips to Reduce Your Family’s Clothing Costs

5 Eco-friendly Tips to Reduce Your Family’s Clothing Costs

Are you a mom or dad looking for ways to save money?  Are you searching for ways to reduce your family’s clothing costs and your own consumer mentality while also preserving the planet?  As a mom of a 7 month old baby, I know I am constantly looking for ways to save money while reducing […]

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Faucet Dissonance

Faucet Dissonance

Blue tech, the savvy moniker for America’s water conservation industry, is building steam behind sustainable solutions to the water crisis. Los Angeles, once deemed “the nation’s water archvillain” has significantly reduced its water consumption since the 1970’s, while its population has grown by over a third.  Moving North along the left coast, California’s developing the […]

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Embracing Motherhood: Baby Talk

Embracing Motherhood: Baby Talk

This morning I woke up to something wonderful: the sounds that my 7 month old daughter makes.  Last week, she said her first word: mah-mah.  I was proud of her for reaching a milestone and specifically for calling for me, which she does many times a day now.  But, I came to realize something else, […]

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