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Forget the Lazy Weekend: 12 Fitness Quotes to Pump You Up

Forget the Lazy Weekend: 12 Fitness Quotes to Pump You Up | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
What are you doing this weekend? While it's tempting to sleep in, sit on the couch and let the weekend slide by we can all get out there and do more. This doesn't mean spending more time in front of your computer.
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5 basics of organic gardening [infographic]

5 basics of organic gardening [infographic] | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Determined to go organic in the garden this year to save a few bucks on the all-natural produce that fills your family's plate?

Start your gardening adventure with this infographic from Gardener...
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Dyeing Easter Eggs With Natural Materials

Dyeing Easter Eggs With Natural Materials | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski demonstrates how to use natural materials to dye Easter Eggs.
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Lawsuits and GMO Labels: What Food Companies Should Know

Lawsuits and GMO Labels: What Food Companies Should Know | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Food companies using GMOs or genetically engineered ingredients in their products might want to think again.
Attorneys are now saying, “If you’re using GMOs and making “all-natural” claims, there’s a good chance you’ll get sued.”
Why?
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US government searching for 'cow of the future' to save the environment

US government searching for 'cow of the future' to save the environment | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

A US government climate initiative is to address the largest source of methane gas in the country: cows.

The Obama administration's crackdown on methane emissions has given fresh impetus to the development of an environmentally friendly 'cow of the future'.

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A Gardener’s Best Friends: Seven Insects You Need In Your Garden

A Gardener’s Best Friends: Seven Insects You Need In Your Garden | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
By Leslie Kramer
Not all insects are bad for your garden.
I hope you don’t run kicking and screaming every time you see an insect because some of them are very good to you.
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Watch Out Whole Foods? Walmart Aims To Drive Down Organic Prices With New Cheaper Line

Watch Out Whole Foods? Walmart Aims To Drive Down Organic Prices With New Cheaper Line | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

If you associate Walmart’s grocery aisles with cheap six-packs of sugary soda or bulk bags of chips, you’re in for a surprise when you next drop by a branch of the world’s largest retailer. Starting this month, the big box giant aims to drive down the price of organic food nationwide with its new in-house line of 100 or so products in exclusive partnership with Wild Oats, a pioneering health brand of the 1980s.

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Global Bird Conservation Guided By Evolutionary Distinctness

Global Bird Conservation Guided By Evolutionary Distinctness | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

In the midst of today’s global extinction crisis, decisions about conservation should include prioritizing how best to preserve as much of the tree of life as possible. So say researchers who report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on the first application of an approach to identify the most evolutionarily distinct of the world’s 9,993 bird species.

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Bee fossils provide insight into Ice Age environment

Bee fossils provide insight into Ice Age environment | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Researchers say they've uncovered clues about the environment of the Ice Age, after analyzing rare leafcutter-bee fossils found in the La Brea Tar Pits. 

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No Space? No Problem! Containers for Herb & Vegetable Gardening

No Space? No Problem! Containers for Herb & Vegetable Gardening | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
If you love fresh food but don’t have enough room for a traditional garden, container-based vegetable gardening could be your BFF! With a little knowledge, fresh herbs and veggies can be yours — without any need for huge tracts of land.
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Can Organic Farmers Weather California’s Epic Drought? - Modern Farmer

Can Organic Farmers Weather California’s Epic Drought? - Modern Farmer | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Parched field means hardship for growers, possible higher prices for consumers.

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Designing an Eco-Friendly Honeymoon

Designing an Eco-Friendly Honeymoon | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, which operates lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, is offering couples a chance to design an “eco-honeymoon.”

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Infographic: What Does Organic Really Mean?

Infographic: What Does Organic Really Mean? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It seems that the meaning of the term organic lies in the eye of the beholder. According to this shocking infographic, it seems that our commercialized food sources are not held to the same standards that those who produce their own food sources are.
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It is easy being green

It is easy being green | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Once resigned to a tiny corner on beauty counters, organic and natural cosmetics are experiencing a major makeover.

Over a third of women cite health as the main reason for buying natural beauty products, according to Mintel, while others just want to live a less chemical-laden life.


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The Vegan Guide to Homekeeping

The Vegan Guide to Homekeeping | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
By C-A Moss
We all know that mainstream cleaning products are dangerous.  But sadly, even some brands sold in health food stores are, deceptively, using words like “green”, “sustainability” and “toxin-free” as marketing tools.
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Target expands its natural, organic selection

Target expands its natural, organic selection | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it will partner with 17 existing brands to expand its line of natural, organic and sustainable products.

The “Made to Matter: Hand-picked by Target” collection will feature about 120 products from brands as diverse as Burt’s Bees, Evol, Horizon Organic, Method, Seventh Generation and Kashi.

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Tequila Sunrise: Big Benefit from Co-Locating Agave Crops and Solar Power

Tequila Sunrise: Big Benefit from Co-Locating Agave Crops and Solar Power | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Sujith Ravi/Stanford University
Solar power in the desert has problems: big land use requirements, and the need for scarce water to clean the panels and suppress dust.
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Very Cool: Aquaponic Farming On A Really Small Scale

Very Cool: Aquaponic Farming On A Really Small Scale | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
I just started an aquaponic farm. On my kitchen counter. Seriously! Thanks to the folks at Back to the Roots and their ingenious AquaFarm.
I just bought one of these modern-looking fish tanks that grows food.
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5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic

5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Let's just say you may want to rethink using baby wipes to remove your makeup

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Why Starbucks Doesn't Recycle Cups

Why Starbucks Doesn't Recycle Cups | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Starbucks sells 4 billion paper cups annually, and most of them are never recycled. 


"Recycling seems like a simple, straightforward initiative — but it’s actually quite challenging," the company said in a recent statement, explaining why it was failing to reach a seven-year goal of implementing recycling programs in all of its stores.


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3 Great DIY Water Conservation Strategies and How-To’s (With Video)

3 Great DIY Water Conservation Strategies and How-To’s (With Video) | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
With the California drought a harbinger of things to come globally (now that global weirding is officially upon us and can never be logically denied ever again), it’s critical to think about how we use our resources and try to minimize our impacts.
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Santa Ana breaks ground on $20M wellness center

Santa Ana breaks ground on $20M wellness center | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Santa Ana Pueblo is breaking ground on a $20 million health and wellness center to combat obesity, diabetes and other concerns that have plagued Native American communities.

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Santa Fe takes water conservation challenge

Santa Fe takes water conservation challenge | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Santa Fe has made big strides when it comes to water conservation, but Mayor Javier Gonzales wants to do more.

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How Meditation Can Unlock An Artistic Universe

How Meditation Can Unlock An Artistic Universe | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Artist Lia Chavez exists somewhere in the beautiful intersection of performance art, meditation and neuroscience. Known for her durational meditative performances, intense bouts of introspection that can last up to 10 hours, she explores what she dee...

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Exploring the artistic mystery of inner and outer space.


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Meditative art as a way of exploring the nature of the universe.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 10:37 AM

Meditation is a restorative space which allows time to let things settle and emerge in their. As we let go of things that we grasp at, important and creative moments reveal themselves. It would be interesting to allow teachers and students meditative times in their education.

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The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health

The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the […]
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Juice Smackdown - FabFitFun

Juice Smackdown - FabFitFun | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Juicing — a trend once reserved for supersized, neckless athletes is now sweeping the nation in every suburb, small town, and big city!

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