The truth about synthetic vs. natural fibers – bamboo is sneaky!

I used to love watching Mr. Rogers shows about how crayons, macaroni, and erasers are made - those episodes are classic!  --- but there are so many things and manufacturing processes I wonder about.  I heard Stephen Ezell of http://www.mygreenrefills.com speak, and he shared the reasons we need to continue to choose natural fiber textiles, … Continue reading The truth about synthetic vs. natural fibers – bamboo is sneaky!

Laundry detergent is killing you slowly. Not your mother’s washing machine…

Before we get into this, let's state the price.  That's what we all need to know!  Switch your toxic laundry detergent to a safe alternative for $13, right now.  The toxic Arm & Hammer jug, of 128 loads-worth of detergent costs $12.  The Laundry Wash from http://www.MyGreenFills.com of 50 loads-worth costs $12.95 to start, and … Continue reading Laundry detergent is killing you slowly. Not your mother’s washing machine…

The Home Death Movement: Reclaiming an Important Part of Human Life

Have you ever wondered why it is considered standard to inject the body with embalming chemicals?  Why do we put the deceased in thick caskets of metal, or even wood, and place that casket inside a concrete vault, before we even think about setting it all down in the soil of the cemetery?  Are we … Continue reading The Home Death Movement: Reclaiming an Important Part of Human Life

Make homemade ‘charred’ biomass. Filter out industrial and agricultural chemicals in your water.

Many wonderful people have been addressing the issue and lack of healthy water in communities around the world for many years through non-profits and NGOs.  Although these efforts address the most acute threat - microbiological organisms which quickly cause illness and death, they have not addressed the equally lethal contaminants that lead to chronic illness … Continue reading Make homemade ‘charred’ biomass. Filter out industrial and agricultural chemicals in your water.

Make your own fluoride filter, from ‘charred’ bones – BIOCHAR aka BONE CHAR!

Bones are an amazing thing.  They regrow inside of our bodies and the bodies of animals, millimeter by millimeter, many times throughout our lives.  They store minerals, and have a interesting structure.  Some native American tribes in the California area used to hunt rodents, and crush/eat the entire animal, bones and all.  Today, we often … Continue reading Make your own fluoride filter, from ‘charred’ bones – BIOCHAR aka BONE CHAR!

Conventional vs. Organic Turf Management in our Public Spaces

Does your town or city spray pesticides on public parks, public school land, etc?  Ask your alderman how the land is managed now - are pesticides or herbicides sprayed?  Ask them if we could transition the management to the organic practices presented in this post.  Ask them if a policy could be created which bans … Continue reading Conventional vs. Organic Turf Management in our Public Spaces