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 […]

Ecovestment

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/ecovestment.mp3″] In most cases, corporate by-laws include a mandate requiring businesses of all types to maximize profit but boardrooms also have the choice between socially and environmentally responsible investments and the status quo. As an alternative to most current but unsustainable practices, professionals say that green investing does offer consumers a means to vote […]

Economic Sustainability

[powerpress url=”/story_archives/audio/economic_sustainability.mp3″] Sustainability is a hot topic these days but one which may be little understood. While the green movement is helping raise awareness of natural systems, politicians, and the corporate world, have yet to truly accept the critical notion of what Wendell Berry calls the real economy. Long-term environmental protection, perhaps even the survival […]