Building Your Environmentally-Friendly Home

Houses built in a traditional way generate large amounts of toxic chemicals and waste material, which is something most environmentally conscious people can't overlook. If you aim to be a homeowner that leads by example, know that building an environmentally friendly house with low, zero, or even positive environmental impact is feasible following a great deal of preparation.

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

Make a Change Today: 7 Ways to Live more Sustainably

When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact on your overall eco-footprint. Even better, this is something that doesn't require much time or effort.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Greener Beauty Options

How green is your makeup?

Beauty doesn’t need to be harmful to us, animals, or the planet. Making better choices when buying cosmetics can reduce waste, reduce the use of plastic packaging, and is an easy way to step up our environmental game. If you are choosing a more sustainable lifestyle and you care about the planet, here is how you can make a difference with your makeup bag.

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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!

8 Ways to Pack Your Kids More Eco-Friendly Lunches

Is your family trying to go green? One of the most effective ways to cut waste and lighten your eco-footprint is to change your eating habits. For instance, if your family switches to eating a meat-free meal just one day a week, you can save the equivalent carbon emissions of driving 1,160 miles in a year. Your kids’ lunches are a great place to start greening your family’s food.

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Plant-Based Fuels to Make Cars Eco-Friendlier

With traditional fuel types getting increasingly scarce, the debate around what will be the next fuel type powering our vehicles is becoming louder and louder. It is clear that the next fuel we adopt needs to be sustainable in terms of production and needs to have little impact on the environment. One of the more advanced and widely accepted potential fossil fuel replacements is plant-based fuel.

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Giles Kirkland is an automotive industry researcher and writer. He focuses on the technological, scientific, and sustainable aspects of the automotive. As the world evolves faster than ever, Giles enjoys keeping track of all current developments and sharing his knowledge and experience with other motoring and technology enthusiasts across the globe. You can find his articles on TwitterFacebook and Oponeo blog. 

Green Space is Good for Your Mental Health

  • First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published

  • Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners who live within 300m of green space have significantly better mental wellbeing

  • Proximity to green space was more important than lifestyle factors such as employment, income, and general health

  • It is hoped that planners will use the results to help create a healthier, happier and more productive urban landscape

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Natural Blaze is blazing a natural path to health and wellness.

Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

10 Green Home Improvements of 2019

Not only will quality home improvements make your home a more enjoyable place to live, but they can also improve home value and provide additional benefits. This year, when you are looking to invest in your property, you should consider making eco-friendly home improvements. These improvements can help you to reduce your energy bills, make your home more sustainable, and overall be better for the environment. Additionally, these improvements are often in demand with homebuyers, which means they can add value to your property as well.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Hold the Beef. Hong Kong's Green Monday Movement Builds a Flexitarian Globe

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

What Are Greens and Why Are They So Important?

What are Greens and Why are They so Important?

You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-colored leafy vegetables. Some examples include:

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

From Freak to Favorite - Cycle of Adoption

The cycle of adoption is fascinating and worth examining:

A grass-roots movement springs up because an individual or small number of people wants to change something.

The majority deride him/her/them as freakish, weird, anarchistic, communist — whatever is most discrediting to what these folks are trying to do and will easily brand them and their efforts as “other.”

The media reports on it — either echoing the disdain or championing the dissent.

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Andrew Mellen is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life!

Andrew has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter.

A sought-after authority on organizing and productivity, Andrew's addressed audiences from The Great British Business Show to TEDx. 

Corporate clients include American Express, Genentech, NetApp, Time, Inc., and the US Depts. of Education and Homeland Security.

The media has dubbed Andrew “The Most Organized Man in America.” He writes a featured column called “Ask The Organizer” in Real Simple. In addition, he has written for and/or appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, America Now, The Lisa Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW11, HGTV, DIY Network, LiveWell Network, KnowMoreTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, USA Today, GQ, InStyle, All You, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Healthy UK, American Way, numerous trade and travel publications, and NPR.

He leads workshops and speaks internationally while maintaining a private practice working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and non-profits to CEOs, award-winning filmmakers, and authors, as well as overwhelmed parents everywhere. 

In 2013, Andrew founded Unstuff U®, the world's first completely virtual personal organization training center, offering classes, workshops, and other online resources for businesses and individuals. 

Andrew is a member of the Experts Collective and serves on the faculty of the New York Open Center in New York City. He speaks frequently on the intersection of spirituality and organization at places including Omega Institute, San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, All Saints Church, JCC Manhattan, and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, among others.

Previously, Andrew was an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and director and the former Artistic Director of Alice B. Theater (Seattle), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Shuttle Theater Company (New York). He is a contributing author to Yes Is the Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales).

Andrew lives by his motto: More Love, Less Stuff!® 

Find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

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A red cottage on the shore with a green grass roof.
02/25/2021
Houses built in a traditional way generate large amounts of toxic chemicals and waste material, which is something most environmentally conscious people can't overlook. If you aim to be a homeowner... read more
A hand covered in green paint holding green plant cutting
02/17/2021
When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact... read more
Purple makeup with figs and berries
02/12/2021
How green is your makeup? Beauty doesn’t need to be harmful to us, animals, or the planet. Making better choices when buying cosmetics can reduce waste, reduce the use of plastic packaging, and is... read more
School children eating lunch in cafeteria
02/25/2020
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Is your family trying to go green? One of the most effective ways to cut waste and lighten your eco-footprint is to change your eating habits. For instance, if your family switches to eating... read more
Gasoline tanker truck driving on country road
01/10/2020
With traditional fuel types getting increasingly scarce, the debate around what will be the next fuel type powering our vehicles is becoming louder and louder. It is clear that the next fuel we adopt... read more
Group of people walking in wooded backyard of a home.
08/22/2019
First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners... read more
Sisal and black doormat says WELCOME
03/07/2019
Not only will quality home improvements make your home a more enjoyable place to live, but they can also improve home value and provide additional benefits. This year, when you are looking to invest... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Wooden box filled with various kinds of lettuce and leafy greens
01/29/2018
What are Greens and Why are They so Important? You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-... read more

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A red cottage on the shore with a green grass roof.
02/25/2021
Houses built in a traditional way generate large amounts of toxic chemicals and waste material, which is something most environmentally conscious people can't overlook. If you aim to be a homeowner... read more
A hand covered in green paint holding green plant cutting
02/17/2021
When you are trying to live sustainably, it does not mean you have to go without the things you love or enjoy doing. A few adjustments and a bit of thought to your lifestyle will have a huge impact... read more
Purple makeup with figs and berries
02/12/2021
How green is your makeup? Beauty doesn’t need to be harmful to us, animals, or the planet. Making better choices when buying cosmetics can reduce waste, reduce the use of plastic packaging, and is... read more
School children eating lunch in cafeteria
02/25/2020
Anonymous (not verified)
Is your family trying to go green? One of the most effective ways to cut waste and lighten your eco-footprint is to change your eating habits. For instance, if your family switches to eating... read more
Gasoline tanker truck driving on country road
01/10/2020
With traditional fuel types getting increasingly scarce, the debate around what will be the next fuel type powering our vehicles is becoming louder and louder. It is clear that the next fuel we adopt... read more
Group of people walking in wooded backyard of a home.
08/22/2019
First study to demonstrate the relationship between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level published Using data from 25,518 people, the researchers show that Londoners... read more
Sisal and black doormat says WELCOME
03/07/2019
Not only will quality home improvements make your home a more enjoyable place to live, but they can also improve home value and provide additional benefits. This year, when you are looking to invest... read more
Assortment of green fruits and vegetables on wooden table.
04/06/2018
Bite-Sized Change After 13 years of pescetarianism, I might be reconsidering prosciutto and fried chicken. Tragic, to my purist, animal-loving friends, yes. But I feel like I don’t see the... read more
Wooden box filled with various kinds of lettuce and leafy greens
01/29/2018
What are Greens and Why are They so Important? You hear it all the time: “Eat your greens!” But what does that mean and why should you do that? Well, this phrase literally means eat green-... read more

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