Live Christmas Trees

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/live_christmastrees.mp3″] If healthy rich soil serves as the digestive system of the planet then, trees are the lungs. They play a major role in absorbing carbon dioxide, filtering air pollution and making oxygen. Trees help control erosion and support healthy soil, which sequesters even more CO2. But how often do you/we go out and […]

Read Labels

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/read_labels.mp3″] If your gramma couldn’t pronounce it, well, you might not want to eat it. With over 80,000 largely untested, man-made chemicals in use today, whole, organic food is still known as one of gramma‚Äôs best medicines. Non-organic factory foods, routinely made with chemicals known to increase shelf life and sales, damage our health […]

Plastic Fast

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/plastic_fast.mp3″]   They do have a place in the modern world but just as lead poisoned the Romans, plastics, of all kinds, are toxic to every living thing. Widespread for less than 50 years, we toss over 30 million TONS of plastic waste, including bags, bottles and packaging for food into the ground each […]

Food Carbon

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/food_carbon.mp3″] Thanks to documentaries like Food Inc., consumers are learning the truth about the climate impact resulting from unsustainable, industrial, food supply systems. Investigative food journalist Michael Pollan, reports that the amount of energy required by these hi-tech, fossil fuel based food factories, causes more greenhouse gases than our entire transportation sector. Have a […]

Phantom Power

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/phantom_power.mp3″]   Chances are, most of us don’t know just how much power our appliances, electronics and other devices are consuming when they’re turned off. This hidden hum of wasted energy is known as ‘phantom load.’ The Department of Energy estimates that the proliferation of devices with stand-by power gobbles up some 40% of […]