January 2007

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Global Briefs

Donate Other Peoples’ Money at Charity Websites

With a single click on CharityUSA.com and FreeDonation.com, you can donate significant funds to sponsored charities through "clicking campaigns."

Poll Reveals “Four Gods” in America

A Baylor University Religion Survey defied conventional secular wisdom questioning the significance of religion in Americans’ lives by determining that only 10.8 percent are unaffiliated.

High-Tech Plant Vaporizes Trash

Plasma-arc trash incineration technology promises a sustainable answer to dwindling land and energy resources.

Ski Resorts Go Green

Ski resorts can see the writing on the slopes as global warming shortens seasons and ups the cost of energyhogs like snowmaking. At least 19 now rely on 100 percent wind power and 47 use some type of renewable energy.

Solar Parking Meters

Multi-space “pay and display” parking fee receipt machines not only offer drivers more payment options, cut operating costs and double city revenues, they also can be a better choice for the environment.

Demand for Organic Accelerates

Earning organic certification isn’t easy. But booming demand is increasing the number of domestic organic farms, now estimated at 10,000.

Stop Global Warming

Junk mail has an inescapably bad effect on the environment. Here's how we can clean out our snail mailbox and help save the planet in about 20 minutes.

Citizens Petition Congress to Oppose Anti-Supplement Bill

Supplement supporters intend to defeat S.3546 with the help of America’s natural healthy living community.

Volunteer Computer Downtime to Cure Disease

Anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection can share a gift that keeps on giving.

Girl Scout Update

In its largest overhaul in 30 years, the 94-year old institution of Girl Scouting is out to make its core values of confidence, courage, character, life skills and leadership relevant to today’s girls.
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Health

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’m a hair stylist and am wondering about the health and environmental impacts of the styling products I use every day on my customers.

Living in Harmony with Colds and Flu

In order for your child's body to generate a complete healing response to the cold or flu, the immune system needs to be strong and functioning at its best.
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Fit Body

Yoga Your Way

If you’re curious about trying yoga but are confused by the plethora of styles and classes, here’s a short guide to help you figure it all out.
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Green Living

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’m a hair stylist and am wondering about the health and environmental impacts of the styling products I use every day on my customers.
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Wise Words

Healthy at 100

In his book Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples, John Robbins offers a new look at the aging process.
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Healthy Kids

Living in Harmony with Colds and Flu

In order for your child's body to generate a complete healing response to the cold or flu, the immune system needs to be strong and functioning at its best.
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Natural Pet

Feng Shui Creates Harmony for Animals Too!

According to Feng Shui, the energy of our home greatly affects our general well-being, as well as our animals' health and happiness.