Food for Arid Climates

Food for Arid Climates

Water conscious gardeners in arid climates are proud of their drought tolerant landscapes. Even so, they guiltily turn on the hose to water their vegetables, sometimes as often as twice a day. Our edible gardens require large amounts of water but there are some nutritious tasty crops that we often overlook. Optunia ficus-indica (Prickly Pear) […]

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Harvesting Rain

Harvesting Rain

The season’s first drops of rain release the familiar earth smell. Plants happily uncurl. If it is a wet season, kids can float paper boats down the oily gutters. Parents tell their children stories of people who thought they could swim in the concrete rivers. When the season ends plants and people get ready for […]

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Nestle: Spring Water from the Great Lakes

Nestle: Spring Water from the Great Lakes

Is water a basic human right or a commercial product for profit? How would you feel if you knew Nestle Waters North America bottles, exports and sells water from the Great Lakes? Would you be dismayed? Concerned? Incredulous? In 2015, California (where I live) is entering its 4th driest year since 1850. Many citizens must […]

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An Interview with Green Festivals Founder Kevin Danaher

An Interview with Green Festivals Founder Kevin Danaher

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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Please Give From Your Heart

Please Give From Your Heart

December 26, 2014 As 2014 draws to a close… Please remember Green Lifestyles Network Dear Friend of Green Lifestyles Network,As you write your New Year’s Resolutions, please consider the role Green Lifestyles Network will play in making 2015 a year of CHANGE. The mission of Green Lifestyles Network is to create a NEW VISION for […]

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Green Laws for the Golden State: 2014 Senate Bills

Green Laws for the Golden State: 2014 Senate Bills

California’s economy is the eighth-largest in the world. (So large that it could be admitted into the G8!) With a population of over 38 million, the Golden State is a complicated and diverse state to govern. If you have ever wondered what your elected officials do on the job, here are some examples of their […]

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IFOAM Joins Global GMO Free Coalition

IFOAM Joins Global GMO Free Coalition

The following is from a news release provided by Global GMO Free Coalition: “The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has joined the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC) in a move that has added to the pressure currently being applied on the Biotech industry worldwide. IFOAM has added its powerful voice to the growing […]

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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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Green Lifestyles Network Presentation of a Green Carpet Premiere for Pay2Play

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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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