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The Earth Is My Patient

The Earth Is My Patient

The Earth Is My Patient

 

 

The Earth Is My Patient has gotten rave reviews from its readers and fans of Mr. Arieti alike! Most readers I feel have a difficult time with informative books if it isn’t a part of their profession or schooling.  I find that when an author can use humor to engage their readers people generally have a better understanding of the points being presented.  Although I have yet to read this book, the reviews of it say that the humorous spin put on the very well researched and illustrated points make The Earth Is My Patient a very enjoyable read.

Description: The Earth Is My Patient
is a brilliantly conceived book about the real causes of environmental pollution and their solutions. Many of the ideas in his book are based on Mr. Arieti’s own experience and knowledge. Written in both a serious and tongue and cheek manner this book is guaranteed to make the reader more aware of his/her environment as well as make him think. This is a must read for politicians, men, women and children who want to see a cleaner earth and a bright future. Mr. Arieti correctly assumes that if the environment goes, we all will go.

About the Author: David Arieti has been an environmentalist for over 30 years. Mr.Arieti graduated from the University of Denver in 1967 with a degree in Science. He also received an MS degree in Marine Science from Long Island University (LIU). Since graduating from LIU, Mr. Arieti was the research director of the Baltimore Environmental Center working on hazardous waste issues, did environmental research on both the Hudson River and Chesapeake Bay, consulted on environmental issues as well as lecturing, and as an adjunct professor in various colleges in the Chicago area where he is now.

Raven + Lily

 

Raven + Lily is a company I recently stumbled upon that is for women and about women. I do appreciate any business that was developed, run and helps support women artisans. Raven + Lily‘s mission is to allow under appreciated women showcase their talents while making sure the proceeds of their hard work and effort go to helping fund education, healthcare and micro-loans to allow these artisans fund their own passions for their families and communities.
Raven + Lily sells clothing, accessories and gift items that are all fabulously cute, fair trade and ethical! You greenies know I always say how important it is for us support businesses like these to make sure they flourish. Not only will your purchases help http://net.performance-based.com/n/FjHcvq1BAAH0CGMzNjMAQgAAL_xmMQA-A/’s dreams but the dreams of female artisans in Africa, Cambodia and India. You are giving women the chance to help support their families, get educations and healthcare where they otherwise might not be able to.

About Raven + Lily:
Founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin who share a close friendship and passion for fashion and ethical design, Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women.
In addition to creating sustainable economic opportunities for marginalized women, Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to our partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing R+L products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
Our current collections feature exclusive handmade and eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from North India, Cambodia, and Ethiopia. The beauty of each modern, organic design reflects the beauty and culture of the woman who made it.
The Ethiopia Collection is comprised of statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets crafted with handmade beads + charms from melted bullet casings and vintage silver coins. This collection empowers HIV-positive women in Ethiopia.
The India Collection features gorgeous recycled cotton papers, hand-carved wood journals, metallic leather jewelry and hand-milled natural soaps. This collection empowers marginalized women in Northern India.
The Cambodia Collection includes eco-friendly bags and t-shirts made with hand-loomed, natural-dyed, and remnant materials. These hand-printed pieces are made with love by HIV positive and formerly trafficked women in Cambodia.
Raven + Lily is proud to be a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum’s 500 Fellows around the globe. This is an exclusive group of 500 of the world’s foremost innovators and leaders in the fashion sector. We also received the StayClassy regional winner award for Philanthropic Business of the Year in 2012. We are certified by “Green America” as an environmentally and socially responsible business.

Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series)

Interaction is a great way to get kids and you interested in the environmnet. You all might even learn a few things. Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series) can be great family time well spent or even something great for school projects or activities.  I am a super fan of projects especially if they are educational.  I think doing things like this are important for families and students alike.  Most children aren’t used to “doing” things anymore.  They watch things, interaction is generally technologically based.  Give

Description Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series)
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Children’s knowledge of the Earth and its ecology will blossom with this engaging guide to understanding and enriching the environment. The first half of the handbook provides an overview of the natural world and encourages children to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment while the second half introduces key environmental issues—wind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recycling—and posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun facts, and 25 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on the Earth’s resources by reducing human waste and consumption. Activities include building a worm composting castle, a wind-powered bubble machine, a Tullgren funnel, and a gardening project that illustrates the burden of overpopulation.

Future Money Breakdown or Breakthrough by James Robertson

Future Money

Future Money

 

As everyone knows money is generally an issue for almost everyone one in the world. Whether they have too much or more often to little. There is a reason the saying “Money is the root of all evil”exists, because it can definitely be. Money rules the world and more importantly greed. Money effects people in all sorts of ways and has the ability to control even the strongest of people.
The book Future Money by James Robertson explains how money works and the effects it has on the world even the physical effects it has. Future Money details some interesting concepts about monetary systems and the world around it. You can pick up Future Money and other similar books at Chelsea Green Publishing
Description: Future Money explains in plain language and convincing detail how money is now working to propel us toward the self-destruction of our species – and what we should do about it. Of course, money is not itself the problem, but in the way it works at present, it affects us as a diseased blood or brain system affects a living person.
The world’s financial experts and leaders in politics, government and business, and most mainstream academic and media commentators have shown in the past few years that they are not yet able or willing to diagnose and treat the problem.
The book clearly shows how the money system works, how it could be reformed so that it acts to the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent a reform of the money system.

Exposed

Exposed

Exposed

 

 

I really like reading books like Exposed:The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power. I feel like most people take everyday stuff for granted and they just assume their actions aren’t effecting what goes on in the world. This however is completely wrong! I try to explain this to many of my friends, family memebers and even co-workers in hopes that they will see the error of their ways but they usually end up thinking I am some hippie nut. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I think everyone should have to read books like Exposed so they can fully understand the impact their actions have golobally. Everyone should be educated about their purchases and products so they can fully understand the world they participate in.

Description: Thanks to the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry, Americans are being exposed to an array of environmental and health hazards—including rising rates of infertility, endocrine system disruptions, neurological disorders, and cancer—from which many others around the world are being protected.

In Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, award-winning investigative journalist Mark Schapiro reveals how products on American shelves are increasingly being linked with serious health hazards—hazards, like Bisphenol A (BPA) and plastic softening phthalates, that the European Union is leading the rest of the world in legislating out of existence.

Schapiro takes the reader inside the global power shift that has gone almost wholly unreported in the United States, exposing not only the health and environmental consequences of this shift, but its implications for the American economy. He demonstrates how the environmental progress underway in Europe is prompting innovation and enabling their firms to beat American companies in the global competition for markets—markets that are becoming increasingly sensitive to environmental and health concerns.

As the Obama administration considers options for reform, Schapiro also demonstrates that what’s already happening in the world’s largest single market may suggest a route out of America’s long-lasting, and dangerous, status quo.

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

 

I have been seeing tons of green science projects and green toys in commercial stores lately. This is something I haven’t seen before. Usually when shopping for gifts I have to do it online at green stores because they are the only ones who carry them but over the weekend while looking for some gifts I saw this My Toy Factory – Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!
set and I was excited! I got a few of them to give to some kids that I knew would love them.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to start teaching children at a young age the importance of our environment and being eco-friendly.  This is something that will stick with them throughout their whole lives. Click here if you want to get My Toy Factory – Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys! of your own.

Product Description:
My Toy Factory is an entertaining and eco-friendly concept where children MAKE their own play area and play environment using everyday material like straws, ice-cream sticks and newspapers etc and then BREAK these toys to understand how they work. Children open the kit and get an appointment letter to become workers in their own Toy Factory. They make tickly whistles out of ice cream sticks, swooshing jet cars from bottles & balloons along with ten more exciting toys using their toy kit. A perfect gift to engage the creative gene pool of your kid!

Eco-Fun: Great Projects, Experiments, and Games for a Greener Earth

Eco-Fun: Great Projects, Experiments, and Games for a Greener Earth

Eco-Fun: Great Projects, Experiments, and Games for a Greener Earth

 

Eco-Fun: Great Projects, Experiments, and Games for a Greener Earth
The weather is getting nicer out and this makes all of nature seem more relevant since is will soon be sprouting all around us! This is a great time to learn how nature works, why we need to save it and out. Eco-Fun is perfect for the whole family to get involved. When the kids are bored give them this and make them learn something. Eco Fun could also be a great tool in a school setting as well as groups like the scouts.
Description: The earth they walk on, the air they breathe, the water they drink, the sun that gives them energy–not to mention animals and their very own selves: everything about our world excites children. And, with these 50 fun-filled, science-based environmental experiments, kids will discover more about how our planet works and how to make it better. Divided into five themes (earth, air, energy, water, and biodiversity), these activities show how each element operates alone and in connection with the others–and what effect it has on us and the environment. Here are real-life ecology projects to do at school or at home, and for the community. Helped by an abundance of lively illustrations, youngsters will become “supermarket sleuths,” finding out where food comes from. They can build a solar panel, make recycled paper, construct a worm composter, and create a forest ecosystem in a jar. And when they’re done with each section, they’ll take an entertaining quiz or complete a puzzle. There’s no better way to develop a child’s intimate connection with nature.

Disaster Preparedness

After having been through this earthquake (I know it wasn’t bad but still scary if you have never been in one before) and now a hurricane!! This beagle didn’t realize how unprepared myself, my home and my precious pets would be if a disaster happened. I reevaluated my home and what was in it. So now that I know how unprepared I am I wanted to make sure none of you are. Here is a list of things that you should have at all times that are easy to grab and go incase of emergency.

Usually I would go greener with these products but incase anyone is really worried and in a rush I have made it easier to get them quickly. Many of these items can be found on Amazon.com and if you are a prime member (it is worth it to be) you can get most items for free prime shipping which means you can get it next day or 2 day shipping for free or $2.99/$3.99.  If you are worried now that you are unprepared you can make yourself feel better before the storm comes.


21st Century FEMA Study Course: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations (IS-775) – NIMS, ICS, MAC Group, Joint Information System (JIS), CoordinationThe first step in being prepared is knowing how to be prepared. There are tons of books out there for disaster survival and preparedness. Don’t be in a situation that is so very critical and not know how to handle it. Everyone anywhere should educate themselves on disaster preparedness.


Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal PackFreeze Dried Food) Food, you need it, it can’t be perishable and you might need alot of it. You can stock your kit up with survival bars or other non-perishables. It doesn’t matter as long as you have enough of it too keep you alive.


Survival Matches, Bulk Tube, NATO Approved (# 9920-00-966-9432), Military


Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit Survival kits are essential. Not only first aid but certain tools and other things can be soo helpful when you are in trouble and flustered.


First Aid Only First Responder Emergency First Aid Kit, 158-Piece BagsFirst Aid Kits) There are smaller less expensive kits out there which may be more appropriate but for me in an emergency situation I want to be as prepared as possible. You never know what you might need and if you can help someone else along the way.


Solar Flashlight Power Panel Rechargeable Water Proof Good for Emergency Disaster Survival Outdoor Boating Camping DivingKeep this handy at all times. A solar flashlight can be helpful for many reasons.


Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets

Deluxe/Multiple Emergency Dog Survival KitPet Health Supplies) Your pooch depends on you and in a disaster they cannot always save themselves. You would feel horrible if you couldn’t save them right?


Deluxe/Multiple Emergency Cat Survival Kit Don’t leave our feline friends out either!!! Both the dog and cat survival kits are important but I do understand there are many other pets out there. If you can’t find a kit for them make one of your own. You will be glad you did it.

2″ X 6″ White Unscented Pillar Candles Set 20 WeddingPillar Candles) Any candles will do but the larger the candle the longer the burning time. You can go green and get bees wax candles or even make your own out of used candles you have at home but whatever do just always have them.

Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)


AT&T 210 Corded Phone, White, 1 Handset If you have no power you can’t charge your cell phone or cordless phone. Everyone should have one of these in their home.

hydros filtering water bottle

Green Reading!!

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This unique guide to saving our planet is targeted at teens and features real comments and tips by members of the MySpace community! By teens…for teens. What better way to get the message across to our future generations?

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Canadian journalist Farquharson takes readers on her 366-day journey to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, making one positive change each day.

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Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living lays out a detailed road map culled from Ed’s thirty-nine years of green living. For the first time ever, a comprehensive plan is provided, from effective conservation techniques to producing your own energy.  Starting with the energy audit, Ed shows us how to create a game plan for resource conservation in the home. Then, once an adequate baseline of resource use is achieved, he leads us into more in-depth eco-matters, such as the production of alternative energy, and how to use solar and wind energy and a geothermal pump. As Ed’s guide continues, the focus then turns to sustainable lifestyle management choices, such as home gardening, and guidelines on creating a green nursery for your children. This book covers it all–small to large–in plain language and in a progression from resource conservation to energy production and lifestyle management that makes both environmental and fiscal sense.  There’s something here for everyone–new and experienced environmentalists alike–and Ed walks you through every step of the way with helpful sidebars that outline costs and paybacks, as well as essays detailing his experiences of completing these eco-projects on his own home.

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As fun to look at as it is to use, Cool Green Stuff features a gallery of environmentally friendly fashions, jewelry, bags, gadgets, home decor, and other one-of-a-kind products that were designed and produced to make the world a cooler and greener place. Inspired by the latest reports of “cool hunters”—a new breed of trend watchers who travel the physical and virtual world in search of cutting-edge design—these products will amaze and tempt you. From a wine-bottle hanging lamp to floral bracelets made of vintage fabric, this collection showcases the imagination and innovation of leading designers at work around the world today. Some of the designs in Cool Green Stuff meet our environmental challenges head on, actually saving energy, water, and waste; others aim to tread lightly on our delicate planet. Each product is coupled with an explanation of its environmental significance, the materials used to create it, and its website so you can buy it (note: no one paid to be in this book).