What You Need to Know About Light Pollution

The clear night, so distant from any light pollution,
had summoned every star in the sky to shine. ~ Luke Gracias 

Up until a few years ago, when I first interviewed Kevin “The Dark Ranger” Poe, I had never heard of light pollution, and had never contemplated the devastating impact of artificial light on wildlife. Since then, I’ve been looking up at the night sky more. Aware that I’m missing a great deal of it because of our excessive suburban lighting. 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

End Your Plastic Straw Habit

Our girls love straws, but I despise them.

Now that we live in Costa Rica, I visit stores less frequently and we rely on friends and family visiting from the States to fulfill our consumer needs every once and awhile. Our latest request from a visiting friend was to bring metal straws to satiate the little girls’ straw desires.

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Nikki Pava is the founder of Alegria Partners, and with a decade of leadership in the sustainability movement, she and her company work with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design, implement, and measure profitable sustainability strategies for their companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

Cleaning Indoor Air Pollution

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell ~

As the weather keeps us closing windows and spending more time indoors, it’s important to make sure we minimize and mitigate indoor air pollution. Yes, that is a thing.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Plastic is a Health Hazard - Obesity, Cancer, Infertility (Video)

Buying plastic bottled water? Stop today. Get a filter and carry your own water.

Plastic is much much worse than you thought. And I am not even talking about those giant plastic islands. 

Bad for the planet. Bad for your body.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Expanded Spring Clean - Great American Cleanup

Got those windows washed and drawers organized with your spring cleaning frenzy?  Now you're ready to look outside your four walls to the larger picture...America.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Milky Way galaxy over silhouetted tree in night sky
04/29/2018
The clear night, so distant from any light pollution, had summoned every star in the sky to shine. ~ Luke Gracias  Up until a few years ago, when I first interviewed Kevin “The Dark... read more
Jumble of colorful straight and twisty plastic straws.
03/30/2018
Our girls love straws, but I despise them. Now that we live in Costa Rica, I visit stores less frequently and we rely on friends and family visiting from the States to fulfill our consumer needs... read more
Basket of green colored cleaning supplies and items
03/01/2018
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell ~ As the weather keeps... read more
Woman in visor reading label of plastic water bottle.
05/05/2017
Buying plastic bottled water? Stop today. Get a filter and carry your own water. Plastic is much much worse than you thought. And I am not even talking about those giant plastic islands. ... read more
highway deposit litter sign
03/26/2015
Got those windows washed and drawers organized with your spring cleaning frenzy?  Now you're ready to look outside your four walls to the larger picture...America. Keep America Beautiful is... read more
Milky Way galaxy over silhouetted tree in night sky
04/29/2018
The clear night, so distant from any light pollution, had summoned every star in the sky to shine. ~ Luke Gracias  Up until a few years ago, when I first interviewed Kevin “The Dark... read more
Jumble of colorful straight and twisty plastic straws.
03/30/2018
Our girls love straws, but I despise them. Now that we live in Costa Rica, I visit stores less frequently and we rely on friends and family visiting from the States to fulfill our consumer needs... read more
Basket of green colored cleaning supplies and items
03/01/2018
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell ~ As the weather keeps... read more
Woman in visor reading label of plastic water bottle.
05/05/2017
Buying plastic bottled water? Stop today. Get a filter and carry your own water. Plastic is much much worse than you thought. And I am not even talking about those giant plastic islands. ... read more
highway deposit litter sign
03/26/2015
Got those windows washed and drawers organized with your spring cleaning frenzy?  Now you're ready to look outside your four walls to the larger picture...America. Keep America Beautiful is... read more