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Life Is Messy; Clean It

Handling The Broom Four hours north of Mexico City is a town called San Miguel de Allende. In the mornings, if one stays long enough to numb to the sounds of barking dogs, crowing roosters and the all too occasional cohetes (fireworks), the whisper of a straw broom against aged-old cobblestones can be heard. For [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Green Living|0 Comments

Global Green

Photo: Derek Feniger, fenigerphotography.com; Pictured: CEO Matt Petersen and COO Richard Wegman Global Green was founded in 1993 by philanthropist and activist Diane Meyer Simon as the American arm of Green Cross International (GCI), an organization launched by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in order to inspire people to reconnect to the environment and [...]

By | February 23rd, 2011|Green Living|0 Comments

Permaculture In The City Five Suggestions For Sustainable Living

“The future of sustainability is in our cities and towns. Urban neighborhoods are ideal for the promise and potentials of permaculture design. Our cities embody the greatest concentration of the social, intellectual and physical resources needed to create a sustainable system.” - Larry Santoyo. EarthFlow Design Works. Vice President of the Permaculture Institute. Permaculture (named [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

Forest Bathing ? The Therapeutic Effect Of A Walk In The Woods

One can easily enough imagine a walk in the woods as peaceful and promoting a feeling of well-being. The Japanese, having acknowledged the therapeutic benefits of such time, even have a word for it – Shinrinyoku – forest bathing. Immersing oneself in nature is such an inherently wise idea for those of us who are [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

Ecofact: Packaging, The Big And Little Plasticity Of It

The Green Yogi It’s a tiny detail of everyday life: the packages things come wrapped in, and the ones we buy for putting them inside. If you take a trip to a big box store, or to shops that sell items in large quantity ... or, well, any supermarket, drugstore or hardware store [...]

By | September 28th, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

The Green Yogi: Urban Kinder-Gardeners

Creating An Organic Laboratory In The Valley Behind Room 28 of Kester Avenue Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, California the Ms. Anita Avalos’ kindergarten class have been becoming kinder-gardeners. The students, along with parents, teachers, and Urban Organic Gardener Michael Lieberman, have been planting the public school’s first organic vegetable garden. Ms. Avalos, [...]

By | August 23rd, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

Ecofact: Green Education Begins At Home

Environmental education in our nation’s K-12 schools is on the rise with many states leading the way in providing support, training and curriculum. In California, the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI) was established in 2003 to encourage and provide support to teachers and schools to increase environmental literacy by making environmental education an integral part [...]

By | July 23rd, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

The Green Yogi: Ecofacts: Spring Food, Real Food

Picture and feel the difference between walking down the center aisle of a supermarket, and walking through a Farmers’ Market, where you can actually feel connected to the source of real, live food and you somehow find that your mood is lifted. Famers’ Markets are growing dramatically every year. In 2009, there were [...]

By | June 25th, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

The Green Yogi: Temptation of Hemp’s Emancipation

The green Yogi Industrial hemp: You could swear by it on the original Gutenberg Bible printed on it, the Declaration of Independence that was drafted on it, or even the first American flag that was made of it. Currently, most industrialized nations do swear by it. Except one: the land of the free. [...]

By | May 27th, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments

How To Be A Rich Yogi

   If you’re reading this, I know you’re all about finding balance in your life. You balance your body and mind through Yoga, food, and self-care. But what about money? How are you doing with balance in that area of your life? If you’re out of balance, you’re probably stuck in either one of [...]

By | April 1st, 2010|Green Living|0 Comments