Eco-Friendly Life...
Follow
430 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
onto Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
Scoop.it!

Want “Eureka!” Moments? Napping and Relaxing May be the Answer

Want “Eureka!” Moments? Napping and Relaxing May be the Answer | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There’s a reason inspiration often strikes in the shower or on your drive to work: “Eureka!” moments happen when your mind is relaxed. Special relativity occurred to Albert Einstein while riding a streetcar home one day.
more...
No comment yet.
Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
News you can use for a healthier, greener lifestyle.
Curated by Wendy Forbes
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

The Last Eco-Warrior

The Last Eco-Warrior | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
As he watched other ’60s activists become political insiders and dealmakers, Peter Berg held fast to one belief, even through his dying days: only radical change can save our planet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Cost of Sugar is About More than Price

Cost of Sugar is About More than Price | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
What is the the social and environmental cost of sugar, and how does the world work to keep our sweet tooth in action?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Ecotourism: Travel Well with EcoWorldly

Ecotourism: Travel Well with EcoWorldly | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There are many types of ecotourism, and our new site Ecoworldly wants to hear all about them! Share your green travel adventures with us and the world
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Americans Should Stop Eating These Banned Foods ASAP

Americans Should Stop Eating These Banned Foods ASAP | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Banned foods in other industrialized countries are sold in American grocery stores. Many of these items increase the risk of preventable diseases.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

101 Ways to Go Greener this Year - Eat. Sleep. Be.

101 Ways to Go Greener this Year - Eat. Sleep. Be. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Did you resolve to be more environmentally friendly this year? These 101 ways to go greener this year will surely get you started on an eco-friendly lifestyle.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China's best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation's crippling air pollution: a computer app.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

What the Fork are You Eating?

What the Fork are You Eating? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

When your groceries are labeled “low-fat,” “sugar-free,” and even “natural” and “antibiotic-free,” it’s easy to assume that you’re making healthy choices. Yet even some of those seemingly wholesome offerings contain chemical preservatives, pesticides, and artificial flavors and coloring that negatively affect your health. In What the Fork Are You Eating?, a practical guide written by certified chef and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN, we learn exactly what the most offensive ingredients in our food are and how we can remove (or at least minimize) them in our diets. Sacks gives us an aisle-by-aisle rundown of how to shop for healthier items and create simple, nutritious, and delicious meals, including fifty original recipes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Could energy from living crops be the next sustainable power source?

Could energy from living crops be the next sustainable power source? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Researchers in the Netherlands are working on a technique called Plant-e, which converts energy from growing plantlife and bacteria systems into electricity, turning crop fields into power sources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

In Brazil, soccer pitch floodlights are powered by players’ energy on the field

In Brazil, soccer pitch floodlights are powered by players’ energy on the field | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Shell’s Morro da Mineira Project has opened a soccer pitch in the favelas that captures the energy of players and uses it to sustainably power floodlights at nighttime.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Why Empowering Rural Farmers Is Crucial to Our Future

Why Empowering Rural Farmers Is Crucial to Our Future | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This week Kanayo F Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) spoke with journalists in New York about the importance of...
more...
Tunji Akinseloyin's comment, October 31, 2014 4:33 PM
This is how to wrest our lives from the control of big agribusiness. These money monger in collusion with chemical giants and the likes of Monsanto would eventually blackmail mankind with the ultimate tool-FOOD! But that is IF we let them. And empowering local farmers and refusing to purchase manufacture food are the tools at the disposal of the little guys. Food is NOT manufactured in a lab-it is made by nature. AND food belongs to all of mankind, NOT to some companies that would like to patent what do not belong to them!
Suggested by Taylor Wanket
Scoop.it!

organic bamboo sheets

organic bamboo sheets | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A recent fad that has popped up across America is the luxurious nature of bamboo products. Organic bamboo sheets, for example, are luxury’s answer to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Infographic: Find the Yoga Style Perfect for You!

Infographic: Find the Yoga Style Perfect for You! | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In honor of National Yoga Month we're sharing this handy infographic from our friends across the pond at Spafinder Wellness 365 UK! Learn about the different styles and find the practice that's perfect for you.

Learn more about yoga and find classes and studios near you with our Yoga Guide.

...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

26 GENIUS Ways To Recycle Old Things...

Recycling is one of the best and easiest ways you can help our planet stay clean, and what better way than to re-purpose old things that would otherwise see the bottom of a recycling bin! I’ll admit, some of these ideas might be a little hard to achieve (especially by yourself), but you could grab a friend, put some work into it, and really surprise yourself!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

How to Green Your Road Trip… and Save Money too!

How to Green Your Road Trip… and Save Money too! | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Make your next car travel a green road trip! Here's what I've learned about environmentally friendly road trips after traveling 40+ road trips in 18 months.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Why should you #BeeSustain?

Why should you #BeeSustain? | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Copenhagen - the Capital of Sustainable Meetings have an obligation to share best practice and inspire the meetings industry to act more sustainable. Involve your participants in sustainable actions at your next event or meeting.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

The history (and politics) of clean drinking water

The history (and politics) of clean drinking water | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
On January 9, 2014, American Water warned 300,000 customers in and around Charleston, West Virginia, that local tap water was no longer safe. Ten thousand gallons of 4-Methylcyc...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

By ‘Editing’ Plant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation

By ‘Editing’ Plant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Critics of bioengineered crops are concerned that a technical loophole could lead to the release of plants that could have unintended effects on the environment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.

Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both. | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The Double Pyramid is an innovative way of portraying how the ecological footprints of our food compare to their nutritional value.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study

Every Cotton T-Shirt Costs the Environment $3.40, Says Study | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Ma Earth is paying through its nose for the clothing we produce, according to a study that quantifies, for the first time, the price we exact from the ecosystem for our clothing. Case in point? Factoring in the use of water, fertilizer, and energy along the entire supply chain, a single cotton T-shirt can cost the planet more than 20 Danish kroner, or $3.40, in financial terms. Extrapolated across the industry, clothing consumption in Denmark alone plunders the environment of more than DKK 3 billion ($510 million) every year. This toll is much too high, says Kirsten Brosbøl, head of Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment, which partnered with the IC Group, operator of brands like Tiger of Sweden and Peak Performance, to commission the report.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Raghu
Scoop.it!

2 Best Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Weight Loss

2 Best Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Weight Loss | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As ayurveda is based on concept of ayurvedic body types  the concept of weight loss too relates to the individual body type. In a well know literature “Charka Samhita” it has been described weight loss as “Medoroga”, it is said that the cause of weight gain is due to actual increase of the fat component typically called “Meda Dhatu”, or malfunctioning of the said fat component.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy Forbes
Scoop.it!

This Yoga-in-Schools Program Just Raised $31,000 in Crowdfunding

This Yoga-in-Schools Program Just Raised $31,000 in Crowdfunding | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
R.I.S.E. introduces Bay Area teens to yoga, to help with self-image, grades, and other adolescent nightmares.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy Forbes from Organic Beauty Trends
Scoop.it!

Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg

Sun-kissed skin through eating fruit and veg | Eco-Friendly Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A new study into facial attractiveness has found that skin colouration is an important factor and that carotenoid colouration through the ingestion of fruit and vegetables may give the best appearance.

Via Ingrid Long
more...
jena jason's comment, September 14, 2014 4:46 PM
Who doesn't want youthful skin and eating your fruits and vegetables is the right way to get that skin glowing. Allison Riley of Kings County Florist