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’s best medicines. Non-organic factory foods, routinely made with chemicals known to increase shelf life and sales, damage our health […]

Farm Camp

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/farm_camp.mp3″] Since quality food is our best medicine and since children are the future of our species, when kids learn about the benefits of locally produced food, there is hope. Thanks to the Internet, farmer’s markets and widespread media reporting on the dangers of industrial food, consumers are starting to see the importance of […]

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 […]

Zero Waste

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/zero_waste.mp3″]   With exponentially rising population and demand for durable goods, Gunter Pauli’s breakthrough book, The Blue Economy, explains why and how we can reinvent business models to operate with the ‘pervasive logic and sensitivity of ecosystems.’ In the natural world, nutrients and energy are abundant, efficiency grows as a system improves itself and […]