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

December 19, 2013

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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Green Toys

December 17, 2013

Toys are one of the first things children encounter. After parents, of course, they are favorite and important objects in a baby’s life. Nonetheless, Toys are essential to a child’s learning and growth; however, with a child’s growth, comes a child’s safety. We want toys for our children that are safe for them.  Well, what […]

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma

December 16, 2013

Some things may affect our body and we may not even have knowledge of it. It is important to know the risks of everything we come in contact with, but no one has the kind of time to research that often. However, if you are someone who works with chemicals or factories of any kind, […]

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5 Green Holiday Gift Ideas

December 9, 2013

Last year, I tried to spend $300 on all the holiday gifts. I couldn’t make it, but it was pretty close. In fact, in the age of extreme bargains, almost anything is possible. This year though, I’m thinking something different. I decided to spend my money more meaningfully. For many people, holidays equal to gift […]

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Running for Fitnes

November 19, 2013

Last month, I received an email that marks a little monument in my running life. It’s an email from “MapMyRun” congratulating me on my 40th workout since July 14th, 2013. Running apps are truly a blessing to runners like me. In a Digital Age, only a running app can keep me company through all my […]

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Coconut Oil

November 18, 2013

Custom Mineral Makeup, Chap Stick and More. We Love Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is becoming popular everywhere! It has been a popular addition to beauty products for its pleasing fragrance and moisturizing abilities. Have you ever thought that something that is an ingredient in your favorite beauty products might work as well without all the […]

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The Healing Power Of Living Foods

November 11, 2013

Raw food, allergies, and the San Diego Veg Festival. On this edition of The Plant-Based Diet podcast, host Phoebe Chongchua talks with Living Food Chef, author, and wellness coach Dorit about her journey to becoming Vegan. Plus, why you should examine your thoughts…how the power of thought and words can help or harm your life. […]

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Vital Hemp

November 6, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ron Alcalay, the creator of the popular clothing brand, Vital Hemp. Before Vital Hemp, Ron Alcalay had achieved success by anyone’s standards. He earned a Ph.D. in Literature from prestigious Berkeley, and was set to head through life on cruise control. All he had to do was just […]

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November 2013 EcoSalon Film: “Overcoming the Food Imprint: The Origin of Our Cravings”

November 5, 2013

Overcoming the Food Imprint: the Origin of Our Cravings In this documentary, Valya interviews health experts, authors, teachers, psychologists, children, and random people on the street. The second half of this film looks at the reasons why children, loved ones, and friends often respond to diet-related advice with resistance and even defiance. Overcoming the Food […]

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PuraKai

October 24, 2013

On October 19th and 20th, a green haze hovered over Los Angeles as the third annual Green Festival came to town, bringing together people from all walks of life who have one thing in common: a passion to protect the environment. Surfers are environmentalists by default: if the beach is closed due to pollution, it […]

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