26Mar/15

Green Living Pesticide Free

Green Living Pesticide Free

Cleaning Your Closet of Passé Pesticides

As the news of the usage of pesticides and insecticides grows, we become more aware that nearly everyone stands a chance of exposure through food, water, and the very act of breathing. What most of us do not know is that we may even dress ourselves in them everyday – that the very act of putting on your favorite outfit could contribute indirectly to the deaths of thousands of individuals each year.

More and more studies performed to test the dangers of pesticides show that the textile industry may hold one of the highest ranking positions as a door to death for a growing portion of the entire world’s population. With this new information, many individuals and corporations in support of human rights and environmental activists see a new need to stress the importance of purchasing clothes and other fabrics made from organically grown cotton. Take a look at the details so you can make a statement stronger than fashion.

Corruption of Cotton

More and more studies performed to test the dangers of pesticides show that the textile industry may hold one of the highest ranking positions as a door to death for a growing portion of the entire world’s population. With this new information, many individuals and corporations in support of human rights and environmental activists see a new need to stress the importance of purchasing clothes and other fabrics made from organically grown cotton. Take a look at the details so you can make a statement stronger than fashion. […]

26Mar/15

Scrap That Smell: 5 Tips For A Pleasant Backyard Compost Pile

By Sarah Lozanova

Compost in hand

Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic matter back into soil, as part of the cycle of life. In the process, it enriches the soil in your garden, while boosting its ability to retain moisture. Food scraps and yard waste make up 20 to 30 percent of total household trash, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; thus, composting these materials diverts waste from landfills, while creating a beneficial soil amendment.

Here are some tips to make your compost pile a success, even on small urban lots.

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23Mar/15

California is almost out of water!

By Scott Ellis

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John P walks us through the Eco-News of the day. More battery factories come on line, California is almost out of water, fix a leak week, LED lighting for indoor farms.

Show Notes
BYD’s 5GW Battery Factory
LA Times Op-Ed on Water
Fix a Leak Week
LED lights for Indoor Farming

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