If your home is in the woods, there are no second thoughts that you live in heaven. Have you ever heard about ‘landscaping’? It is the art of creating your surroundings in such a way that aggrandizes the beauty of it.
Eco-friendly is not just a fancy term your weird painter/photographer friend uses while sipping organic juice, no. Taking care of nature and the environment has become a very important matter in today’s world of global warming and increasingly diminishing natural resources.
If you are not eco-mindful by now, it’s time to board the eco train, because if humans don’t take matters into their own hands in the struggle to save mother Earth, who will? What kind of Earth will we be leaving to our children?
One of the more pressing matters of environmental issues is energy consumption, which is at an all-time high.
Here is how you can help nurture our Earth by implementing small changes into your home that will not only help the environment but are also a healthier option for you and your family.
Bees are crucial to the survival of the human race. Via their impressive ability to pollinate and produce honey, they provide a priceless service in helping us produce enough crops to feed our growing population. Many if not most of the food products we consume contain a vegetable source that the bees helped pollinate (not including honey). And what do they get in return? Squashed because we’re afraid of them and their stingers, or we destroy their homes because they’re too close to ours.
Worse yet… plants and other crops get sprayed with dangerous chemicals toxic to bees, killing them off in droves, resulting in colony collapse. These chemicals really aren’t too great for humans either, yet we continue to use them rather than organic farming methods to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumerism.
In 2017, humanity will become even more aware of the climate change and the importance of biodiversity, conservation, and environmentalism in general. Although many people think that the new POTUS will put the most powerful country in the world on a completely different track, the expert community that has been pointing out the highly visible and measurable consequences of climate change are simply too strong to be ignored.
New environmentalist trends are being defined by the scientific research, business, and political decisions. In 2016 we’ve seen the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity, which summarized the most important environmental risks and opportunities for the next year. In this article, we’ll use the conclusions from this conference as a framework to determine ten green trends that science and the corporate community will need to deal with in 2017.
Tap water contains many contaminants which are highly suggested to be filtered out before drinking, including the removal of fluoride. Fluoride is a dangerous byproduct of industrial synthetic toxic waste and has long been debated as unsuitable for human consumption. Yet many still believe this chemical to be beneficial to oral and dental health/hygiene.
In actuality, though there are (very minimal) benefits to dental and oral health/hygiene due to the use of fluoride, the risks far outweigh these benefits, threefold. Plus, these benefits only take effect when fluoride is used topically, not ingested via tap water and in all the many food products that hide trace amounts of fluoride behind it’s labels!
Many people seek the feeling of being ‘high’ and euphoric, such as that ‘cloud nine’ or ‘over the moon’ feeling. Something similar to the rush of endorphins, such as when we fall in love or having accomplished something that took a lot of effort. As well as triggering other such derivatives as dopamine (the feel good vibe), or serotonin (the calm, peaceful kind of vibe).
However, unless all-natural alternatives to achieving these types of high are used, many unwanted side-effects may also come into play. This is because most man-made drugs contain harmful chemicals that are harsh and irritating for the human body to metabolize.
Everyone undergoes a spiritual awakening, or a spiritual cleansing at some point during their lives, whether they realize it or not. Life is a learning experience. We all grow and evolve at our own pace. There are times when this awakening is hard to keep up with because it sweeps us off our feet and forces us into the unknown of our future. Other times we experience a spiritual cleansing that helps us solidify our goals and work harder on our desired outcomes.
How many of these can you relate too and resonate with, on a Soul level?
Ever wanted to go camping but don’t want to sleep in a tent on the cold, hard ground? Even if you have some kind of cot or air-mattress, you’re still on the ground and vulnerable to any possible predators lurking in the shadows of the forest floor. Yet even if you don’t care about any of that, how fun would it be to elevate your tent off the ground regardless?! Sleeping and spending time in a hammock tent, suspended safely in the air between the security of trees?