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When old folk plant trees they know they will never sit under
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global sustainability quote? i think so
22 Quotes About True Wisdom.
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Infographics, collapsing sea
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Collapsing Seas Infographic - has a lot of good information that many do not know. (April 6, 2014)
The Living Ocean: Collapsing Seas – An Infographic #fish #ocean #environment
Why our seas are collapsing [Infographic] | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Why our #seas are collapsing. #environmentalism #fishing #infographic
Collapsing Seas Infographic: respect the oceans a-holes.
Collapsing Seas Infographic... SO VERY DISHEARTENING...
Biggest Threats To Our Ocean's Wildlife | Infographic
Collapsing Seas, Threats to the Oceans #infographic
Collapsing seas #infographic #sustainable #seafood
A look at marine debris collected during Coastal Cleanups
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25 years of debris collected through the International Coastal Cleanup #oceans #infographic #WorkToDoGood
For the last 25 years, the International Coastal Cleanup has recorded the debris collected by volunteers on the beach. According to their meticulous records, aside from cigarette butts, eight of the top nine types of trash floating around in the ocean comes from our food purchases. and there is so much more out there :(
1 day a year, 25 years of debris collected through the International Coastal Cleanup. What can YOU do?
International Coastal Cleanup : 25 years of Debris Collected. #infographic #oceanconservancy #marinedebris © ECLAIRAGE PUBLIC.
25 Years Of Debris Collected - All kinds of junk ends up in the ocean. It’s the dustbin of the land according to this infographic. It seems it’s less of a case of landfill and more of a case of ‘seafill’. Cleaners pick up a staggering 117,336 electrical appliances a day. That’s an awful lot of fridges. What do people do? Just roll them down the beach and let the tide take them out? From EclairagePublic.
Put litter in its place. Upcycle! International Coastal Cleanup - 25 years of debris collected.
This is insane. 25 years of debris collected through the International Coastal Cleanup. #oceans
"25 years of debris collected through the International Coastal Cleanup" -infogrammi.
Creating new clothes can be extremely pricey and detrimental to our environment. This info graphic shows how beneficial to our earth and nice on our pockets recycling clothes can be.
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2nd Hand Stores Info Graphic. Creating new clothes can be extremely pricey and detrimental to our environment. This info graphic shows how beneficial to our earth and nice on our pockets recycling clothes can be.
Creating new clothes can be extremely pricey and detrimental to our environment. This info graphic shows how beneficial to our earth and nice on our pockets recycling clothes can be. EARTH FORCE bracelets www.beadcoalition.com
Recycling clothes saves an unbelievable amount of money and resources!
2nd Hand Stores Info Graphic - Green Living
Series: Chris Gertschen talks with conservationists by Chris Gertschen For the past three decades, I have been an activist, a volunteer, a student and a teacher of conservation. My activist years gave me an advocacy perspective but I quickly saw a great need to expand my own natural science education – to give some foundation and balance to my life and love of the earth... Learn more at the website!
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Chris Gertschen on Biodiversity in the Classroom: For the past three decades, I have been an activist, a volunteer, a student and a teacher of conservation. My activist years gave me an advocacy perspective but I quickly saw a great need to expand my own natural science education – to give some foundation and balance to my life and love of the earth. My studies of biology as an undergrad were focused singularly on human biology and physiology. The word “ecology” wasn't in the classroom.
The water footprint is defined as the total amount of fresh water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation.
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Global Water Footprint Map
National Water Footprints
Research shows that simple and brief interactions with nature can produce marked increases in cognitive control. When we're interacting with nature, we use an indirect form of attention that essentially gives our brain a chance to refresh, much like sleep. In the earliest museum literature, there is this notion that museums provide "refreshment" [re-FRESH-ment]. While we dismiss the word today, the sensation of relief persists in arboretums and natural areas.
How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain
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Recent research shows that simple and brief interactions with #nature can produce marked increases in #cognitive control. When we're interacting with nature, we use an indirect form of attention that essentially gives our #brain a chance to refresh, much like sleep.
How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/07/how-urban-parks-enhance-your-brain/2586/
Study states urban #parks may enhance your brain! Support the development of your local parks!
Research shows that simple and brief interactions with nature can produce marked increases in cognitive control. When we're interacting with nature, we use an indirect form of attention that essentially gives our brain a chance to refresh, much like sleep. In the earliest museum literature, there is this notion that museums provide "refreshment". While we dismiss the word today, the sensation of relief persists in arboretums and natural areas.
Even brief interactions with nature can increase cognitive control. In nature, we use an indirect form of attention that essentially gives our brain a chance to refresh, much like sleep. In the earliest museum literature, there is this notion that museums provide "refreshment" [re-FRESH-ment]. We dismiss the word today, but the relief persists in arboretums and natural areas. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/07/how-urban-parks-enhance-your-brain/2586/ [DOING SCIENCE]
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More evidence on biophilia, at The Atlantic: How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain
How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain - via the Atlantic Cities
Michael Bloch - Green Living Tips This one is on decomposition rates and does a good job explaining why decomposition isn't necessarily composting, a pet peeve of mine. People seem to think tossing any organic garbage anywhere is 'composting' but it's not!
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@Judi Oliver Hundreds Of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals In Household Products February 21st, 2013 | Filed under
Drain Cleaning with LEMONS ! Hot lemon juice and baking soda is a good drain cleaner that is safe to use in septic systems. If you have a garbage disposal unit, throw in some lemon peel from time to time while it's working in order to keep it smelling fresh.
Olive Oil Grades: Do you know the difference? Visit this site to find out.
Green Living Tips - what to do with orange peels - including orange extract!
Kind of a weird picture for an article on uses for lemons, but whatever!
Michael Bloch - Green Living Tips uses/descriptions for olive oil
Green Living Tips - what to do with orange peels
Lemon Juice - household and personal uses
Lemon Michael Bloch - Green Living Tips
An experienced teacher uses story telling to creatively implement environmental awareness of water in her classroom.
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This visual example of erosion would help students understand how human activities can affect the landscape. One bottle could represent an untouched forest, another could represent an area with houses built, and another bottle could show land cleared for farming. The students would be able to see how humans can negatively impact Earth's natural processes.
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Science Foldables and Journaling. Soil Erosion. This site has some AMAZING 5th grade science experiments that are also linked to Common Core standards.
Here is a neat 5th Grade Science project about soil erosion. Learn about the effects of erosion on estuaries at www.estuaries.org/ #estuaries #iheartestuaries #RAEstuaries
Science experiment on soil erosion - Great for project why, also for conservation. Gives 3 different ways to do the experiment. Great for a science fair idea!!
Science Fair Project Ideas. My grand kids are gonna need these some day. One of the toughest thing to help my kids with when they were in school, what to do for their science project.
SOIL EROSION ACTIVITY using plastic bottles. Working 5 to 9 .... Math and Science: 5th Grade Science Foldables
The foldables are for older kids, but this erosion experiment could easily be done in Pre-K.- Working 5 to 9 …. Math and Science: 5th Grade Science Foldables and other scienc projects | followpics.co
Working 5 to 9 .... Math and Science: 5th Grade Science Foldables - Great science fair project.
Science Fair Project Ideas. I'm gonna need these some day // Great science lessons!
Math and Science: 5th Grade Science Foldables and Science Fair Projects
"What if solar got the same subsidies as fossil fuels?"
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What if SOLAR got fossil fuel subsidies? [infographic] "Green energy gets a bad rap in America thanks to an avalanche of fossil fuel lobbyists, but what if solar was playing on a level playing field in term of subsidies?"-http://www.storyofstuff.com/ project author
Low cost fossil fuels actually cost quite a bit... $ 72 billion in federal subsidies, not to mention the environmental toll. Investing in solar energy would cost less now and in the long run. When will America stop subsidizing pollution?~~~~OH But PG&E and other engery Companies haven't thought of a way to make $ off people who have solar power
Two Solar Infographics. What if Solar got Fossil Fuel Subsidies,,,and Why the Military is in love with Solar Energy?
What if solar got the same subsidies as fossil fuels? #sustainable #ecofriendly #coal #fossilfuels #solar #energy #green
What If Solar Energy Got the Same Subsidies as Fossil Fuels? While the US has 3,900% more sunlight than Germany, the smaller European country has 6,000% more solar energy. http://ibourl.com/sn0
What if Solar Power had Fossil Fuel Subsidies? #EndFossilFuelSubsidies #StopFundingFossils #TaxDirtyEnergy
Environmentalism, Sustainability, Alternative Energy, Solar Power. What if solar got the same subsides as fossil fuels? Infographic.
If Solar Subsidies = Fossil Fuel's: All energy has gotten subsidies. Let's make a historic shift from subsidizing dirty, dead-end energy to clean, limitless electricity and increase nat'l security and jobs. (btw, oil tanker security from Middle East requires no less than 1 US aircraft carrier = costing tax payers an add'l $7.3T over last 3 decades). Call or email your congressperson to support Renewable energy R&D today.
Subsidise solar energy #SolarEnergy #GoGreen #EnergyIndustry
At over 1.9 million acres, the Owyhee Canyonlands are the largest conservation opportunity left in the continental United States. Incredibly remote, the landscape is divided by only two paved highways and features an average of 3.2 persons per square mile.
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Real Simple's guide to new uses for old things.
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Website dedicated to new uses for old things. realsimple.com
Check this site out!!! Awesome ideas!!! Plus share yours!!!
This is a great site to repurpose everyday items.
700+ new uses for old things #repurpose
Betsy Zimmerman and anyone else doing the spring cleaning this week - Washington Toxic Coalition offers top 10 tips for safer cleaning. Some are onerous and probably not worth your time, but there are a few treasures. :D
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Theres no reason to overspend on spring cleaning supplies. Reuse, repurpose, and remix stuff you already have on hand to reinvigorate your space.
12 Lawn, Garden & Home Projects That Should Be On Your Fall To-Do List
SPRING CLEANING TASKS - 8 tasks to complete during spring cleaning
8 Tasks You Shouldn't Skip During Spring Cleaning | Wise Bread
Savvy Solutions for Spring Cleaning | Wise Bread
Savvy Solutions for Spring Cleaning
8 spring cleaning tasks
Safer States reprinted article from Working Mother by Michelle Noehren on the subject of Chemicals of Concern for Children. This is really timely stuff as toxics regulation at state and federal level remains inconsistent. Please read and remember - none of this is really good for you either!
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The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes to rumble and tsunamis to crash on to unsuspecting coastlines seems, at first, to be bordering on the insane. How can what happens in the thin envelope of gas that shrouds and protects our world possibly influence the potentially Earth-shattering processes that operate deep beneath the surface? The fact that it does reflects a failure of our imagination and a limited understanding of the manner in which the different...
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Volcano Date Unknown Location: Mount Kilauea, Hawaii, USA, Northern Hemisphere Classification: Natural, Short Term Eruption, Negative Effect on Nature. Impact: Lava seeps into nearby vegetation, destroying trees and food for animals.
Visited the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and got to walk up to the edge and look down into an active volcano! Did this back in 1974 on a family trip.
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Puu Oo Cone, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii on 6/29/83, during one of the early episodes of the eruption. This famous photo taken at dusk shows a waning lava fountain and red hot lava streams still pouring down the cone. U.S. Geological Survey photo by George Ulrich.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Even if Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, isn't erupting when you visit the Big Island, you can still see the eerie lava-carved landscape. "The craters are like being on the moon," Kaiser says. The 3-mile round-trip Pu'u Huluhulu hike crosses former lava flows and passes lava trees, formed when the 1,200-degree lava enveloped the trees.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a U.S. National Park located on the island of Hawaii. It encompasses two active volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, & Mauna Loa, the world's most massive subaerial volcano. The park gives scientists insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands & ongoing studies into the processes of vulcanism. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Home of the Largest Volcano in the World - News - Bubblews
Big Island Hawaii Volcano Eruption | Kilauea Volcano Big Island Hawaii Image
compact veggie garden > would do this if/when i had a sunny porch.
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Veggie Garden how to- Raised bed vegetable garden is great: they prevent soil compaction, allow for good drainage, keep pathway weeds from your garden soil...
Small Vegetable Garden Ideas | beginner's guide to gardening - no green thumb necessary. #gardening ...
perfect small vegetable garden layout for my 4x4 raised beds... Maybe make 2 back to back with an arch?
perfect small vegetable garden layout for my 4x4 raised beds - I like this. Repin! #Garden_Design #Landscaping_Ideas #Gaeden_Decor
I like the frame for vines! perfect small vegetable garden layout for my 4x4 raised beds
perfect small vegetable garden layout for my 4x4 raised beds - I like this. Repin!
vegetable garden layout for raised garden beds.
small garden idea, easy peasy raised bed.
compact vegetable garden #grow
Butterfly gardeners, listen up! Attracting pollinators is great, but many of the plants recommended by big retailers are not native to your area. Adapted for tougher living conditions, they go nuts in your area. At first, this admittedly seems great - who doesn't love a plant that needs less care? But invasives crowd out other plants, reduce habitat, provide less forage for birds and can lead to soil problems. GO NATIVE! :)
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How to plant a Butterfly Garden: Attracting butterflies involves incorporating plants that serve the needs of all life stages of the butterfly. The insects need places to lay eggs, food plants for their larvae (caterpillars), places to form chrysalides and nectar sources for adults.
(S) Attract butterflies to your garden - National Wildlife Federation. Lots of great info here!
Attracting Butterflies: Garden for Wildlife. National Wildlife Federation
How to attract butterflies to your garden. National Wildlife Federation
How to attract butterflies to your garden. Monarch butterfly
Common Butterflies and the Plants Their Caterpillars Eat
Attracting Butterflies: Butterfly Garden Necessities
Plants to feed butterflies
Monarch butterfly plants
the aqus toilet system. it takes grey water from the sink and funnels it to the toilet tank, saving water like what.
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Greaywater Aqus Toilet System ... it takes grey water from the sink & funnels it to the toilet tank, saving water .............. #DIY #greywater #recycle #water #savings #bathroom #sink
The AQUS System, reuses sink wastewater for the toilet. #Genius and actually a pretty reasonable upgrade to save 10-20 gallons of water a day for $295. I'm convinced this could be #DIY for much less, however. The parts are quite straight-forward. #conservation #mindfulness
The aqus toilet system. It takes grey water from the sink and funnels it to the toilet tank, saving water.
The aqus toilet system. It takes grey water from the sink and funnels it to the toilet tank, saving water like what. Fucking awesome, just fucking awesome.
The AQUS Toilet System • $295; Vivavi The AQUS System has a great premise: reuse wastewater from your sink to flush your toilet! The systems gets tucked below the sink and works in conjunction with standard lavatory pipes. A single hose connects the reservoir inside the vanity to the toilet, eliminating the unnecessary use of fresh water. Apparently it's very simple to install, and can save 10-20 gallons of water a day. Reservoir Dimensions: 13.5" D x 15.5" W 9.5" H. Unit weight 13 lbs.
The AQUS Toilet System Daily Find - uses sink grey water to flush the toilet
The AQUS Toilet System — Making it easy to Flush with Sink Water
The AQUS Toilet System Daily Find Getting into Grey Water
The AQUS Toilet System Daily Find | Apartment Therapy
From the Mother Nature Network. Check them out!
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Birds are some of the most adaptable animals on Earth, finding ways to survive in a variety of habitats on all seven continents. But since humans rarely take time to sing their praises, here's a graphical tribute to the impressive achievements of our avian neighbors. #infographic #wildlife
Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Birds -- Birds are some of the most adaptable animals on Earth, finding ways to survive in a variety of habitats on all seven continents.
Infographic: Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Birds, Part 1
Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Birds - Infographic
Infographic: Pop Science Guide to Birds 1
Was watching Anthony Bourdain today when he ate a delicious looking fillet of conger eel, which I didn't realize so resembled fish. He was at an eco-lodge in Chile, which begged the question of whether conger eel is sustainable. That brought me here, to a useful resource for figuring what fish is in your sushi and whether its planet friendly. Enjoy!
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Sustainable Sushi - The Bad, the ugly, and really really really ugly. Farmed Salmon is a horrible industry
A useful resource for figuring what fish is in your sushi and whether it's planet friendly.
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"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier -J. R. R. Tolkien Food Quotes, Kitchens, Picture-Black Posters, Food For Thoughts, Wasting, Eating, Living, Healthy Food, Food Posters
Still good advice- Here's the original WWI food posters espousing a "waste not, eat local" food conservation campaign by the US Food Administration in 1917. http://www.good-potato.com/beans_are_bullets/chapter2/ch2gallery7.html
Food Posters From the Past are Recipes for the Present - Love this! Except I would say eat no wheat and eat meat!!!
Wonderful food poster c.1917 from US Food Administration by artist Frederic G. Cooper. From good-potato.com.
FOOD Poster from IS Food Administration, circa 1917, encouraging people to honor their food. Sound familiar to local food movements we see today? FOOD 1. buy it with thought 2. cook it with care 3. use less meat wheat 4. buy local foods 5. serve just enough 6. use what is left Don't Waste It.
LOVE this vintage Food Poster for our kitchen WWII - Food Don'T Waste It US Food Administration Poster 18x12 | eBay
This is a good reminder when you are planning your clean eating meals. Adding this quote to your grocery shopping list may help inspire you to buy only healthy foods. CLICK ON THE PIN TO LEARN ABOUT US
Be smart about your foods - handle them all with a thought for building a healthy body, cleansing the body and repairing. Eat for purpose not for pleasure.
Take your meditation outside of the shower and save water! :D