October 2009

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Global Briefs

Green Halloween

The scariest aspects of Halloween are the unhealthy sugar overload and disposable waste in costumes, decorations and pumpkins left to rot.

Europe Leads

Although fair trade is still modest in scope, Europeans are proving that it can be a viable market, even in recessionary times.

Green Royals

Grist.org has posted its picks for rulers who are leveraging “their media magnetism and sovereign sway to draw attention to a variety of eco-causes.”

Easy Access

Anyone tired of wading through websites and blogs trying to locate that one bit of information that will answer their question about which is the better way to go green will appreciate this website.

Savvy Students

The Princeton Review’s second annual ranking of “Green Colleges” shows that schools are responding to rising demand for eco-conscious academic environments.

Population Control

Statisticians have anazlyed the greenhouse effect carbon legacy of choosing not to have a child.

Sustainable Consumer

A survey found that more than half the shoppers interviewed consider green attributes when making purchases.

Opt Out

Nationwide annual benefits of getting out from under junk mail include preventing production of greenhouse gases, destruction of trees and use of freshwater, transportation costs, paper waste and local taxes spent on junk mail disposal.
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Health Briefs

Natural Solutions to Living with Celiac Disease

Anti-Gluten Alternatives

Why the Heart Loves Grapes

A Source of Natural Antioxidants

More Reason to Floss and Brush

Protect Yourself from Heart Disease

Acupuncture Helps with Breast Cancer Treatment

Enhances the Well-being of Patients

Cleaner Air Pays Off

Reducing Pollution Leads to Longer Lives

Anti-Aging RX for the Mind

Use It or Lose It

Chiropractic Fast Facts

Millions are Seeking this Alternative Resource

Swine Flu Vaccine

Is it Safe?
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Health

Herbs Enhance Healthy Breast Tissue

Modern science is just becoming aware of the healthy aspects of phytoestrogens and their role in increasing the size and health of the breasts.

Happy Back, Happy Body

The spine’s many nerves, muscles and ligaments serve as connections to areas throughout the body, so keeping your spine in top condition is one of the best things you can do for both your back and overall health.
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Fit Body

Shall We Dance?

From the mambo’s sultry hip shimmies to the foxtrot’s long, sweeping steps, ballroom dancing has captured today’s fitness spotlight as a shining venue for shaping up, improving cardiovascular health and losing weight.
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Conscious Eating

Posh Squash

Winter squash comes in a variety of rich autumn colors and can sit prettily on the kitchen counter through March, waiting for someone to figure out its full range of possibilities.
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Green Living

The Bright Green Future

Going green is not just a trend—it’s a full-scale shift that’s taken place across the consumer landscape in every market. As the market continuously shifts toward healthier options, companies that produce everything from cars to cosmetics to clean energy systems are responding with greater options and lower prices.

Eco-Friendly Aquariums

Not all aquariums are created equal when it comes to sustainability. Energy used to run filters and lights is a major concern. Where the fish originate is another, as well as where they go at the end of the relationship.
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Inspiration

Earth Appreciation

In July 1969, Michael Collins served as the Command Module pilot on Apollo 11, the historic first mission to land men on the moon. Collins marked this year’s 40th anniversary of the most widely viewed and daring exploration of all time with comments from his book and his life.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Sally Bingham

The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, a priest at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, is founder and president of the Regeneration Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to greening faith-based communities.
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Healthy Kids

Teens Turning Green

Doing Their Bit to Save Mother Earth
Teen across the country are joining an organization that investigates chemicals in consumer products, advocates for policy changes and educates youth and adults about how to buy products that don’t harm their bodies or the environment.
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Natural Pet

Eco-Friendly Aquariums

Not all aquariums are created equal when it comes to sustainability. Energy used to run filters and lights is a major concern. Where the fish originate is another, as well as where they go at the end of the relationship.