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Biking and the City

I am a consumer and I would like to know more about transportation alternatives. I am interested in trying to start biking but I haven’t. I don’t really understand the investments my city seems to making in bicycling. They keep building lanes where nobody seems to be using them. LEARN: how the transportation alternatives came […]

Hey Pesto! | 90 Second Pasta Sauce

Can he do it? How quick can you make Pesto? Do you think you can make it as quick as Gennaro? Watch and find out. If you can, make a video and show him!

This is one of the easiest but luscious Italian sauces for a quick pasta dish, try it out, and get all the benefits of fresh basil’s unique health-protecting effects in two basic areas: basil’s flavonoids and volatile oils, making it anti-bacterial and anti-Inflammatory, protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage, and essential for cardiovascular health.

Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese; a very good source of copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), and vitamin C; and calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

So let’s go for the basil, and this sauce packs lots of it into a delicious and easy recipe, which is even raw and vegan, as you will see in the video!

Read in detail about all the incredible health benefits of basil at The World’s Healthiest Foods

Waste not, Want not - Nutrition wellness

Waste not, want not — Nutrition wellness

As a Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, I love helping my clients learn how easy and delicious it is to prepare and cook healthy foods. Feeling connected to how food grows and where it comes from leads us to becoming responsible stewards of not only the plants and animals that feed us, but also our […]

Zero Energy House – Green Renaissance

It’s time to rethink energy in the buildings
Anders Nyquist

A completely off the grid home in Sundsvall, Northern Sweden, created by by Anders Nyquist, Eco Cycle Architect.

The video shows the materials used and why. It even has grass growing on the roof — not only beautiful but part of the insulation and cooling system for the water. It’s not a design mansion for rich people: it is aimed at everyone.

Most of us strive to leave “our mark” on the world. But, lately, the trend is to leave as little a mark as possible on our environment. Imagine a home that is not just energy efficient, but doesn’t have a single energy bill in its mailbox. The idea of a Zero House is a very simple and appealing one – a well sealed building, well insulated, that supply electricity and heating produced and supplied the right way. It’s really a question of attitude.

Van Jones on Environmental Justice and why this matters to each of us

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch – Van Jones – Environmental Justice

A great environmental justice talk about the price poor people pay for us to have so much disposable plastic. But we have CHOICE: we can choose not to use disposable plastics, we can choose healthy products. As an example, if we follow that little water bottle along its way, when it winds up not being properly recycled and what that means, we know we can shift our habits for safer, healthier products, like refillable bottles.

ecogal Vote with your dollarsThe entire talk is very informative but also gives us real solutions we can apply right here, right now, from our small vantage point. Because we are all on one planet. Eventually we will breathe the air and suffer from pollution coming from the rest of the planet. To solve the problems we must join forces.

In order to trash the planet you have to trash people, but if we create a world where we don’t trash people, we can’t trash the planet. Ecology and social justice can become a single concept to base our choices on.