Drinking Enough Water

So many health "experts" tell us that we're not drinking "enough" water. They say we're walking around in a state of perpetual dehydration. Not having enough water can cause all sorts of terrible problems in your body. OMG- Isn't it amazing that our bodies can get sick unless some guru has explained to us that we need to drink more water? Isn't it shocking that Mother Nature didn't provide us with clues to inform us that we need to drink a certain number of ounces according to our body size … [Read more...]

Get rid of plastics

We are surrounded by plastic. Plastic never biodegrades; it photo-degrades by drying up and breaking into pieces, which progressively get smaller and smaller in time. It becomes small enough for animals to mistake the plastic for food. They eat it and can't digest it, and it eventually clogs their gut and kills them. In the oceans, we now have at least 5 enormous swirling areas of plastic garbage called gyres. Each one is the size of Texas! As with land mammals, fish eat this, or get tangled … [Read more...]

Is Your Drinking Water Making You Fat?

Water is basic to life. Everything that is alive has water as part of it. Without access to water, we would quickly die. But what does drinking and eating (in our foods) do to our bodies and our health and the health of our planet. Indeed, polluted water doesn't just affect humans, but all animals and living things. The way we pump sewage into water is not sustainable! There is only a finite amount of fresh water, and desalinating water is incredibly costly! Unfortunately our water is … [Read more...]

Paper or Plastic

I am truly appalled when I see people going to the grocery stores still using plastic bags. Not that paper is any better: it destroys trees, uses more energy to transport it (gas and diesel), but it will eventually biodegrade. Come on!! How hard is it to bring your own reusable grocery bags? Even if you had to buy a polypropylene shopping bag (which is still plastic, but at least it will last about 20 times), at least that is reusable! It seems to me that is one of the easiest things you can … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Favors

A child's birthday party can be so memorable.  It should be fun and it's great when it's something the kids can do together. The Kid's Kit to Save the Planet from Plastic Bags can be both! Instead of having to worry about paints spilling and making a mess, the fabric paint pens are easy for all children to use of the two enclosed organic cotton shopping bags. There's an educational and fun booklet about how plastic impacts the environment that will inspire the children to decorate the bags … [Read more...]

Earth Day Projects for Girl-Boy Scouts

  Earth Day is the perfect time to teach kids about the things they can do to help the environment. Children want to feel that they make a difference. A better way to teach children about the impact of pollution is to have them do a "hands - on" activity that educates them and is fun. That's why I designed the Kids Kit To Save The Planet from Plastic Bags".  It's an arts & crafts project along with an illustrated education booklet about the impact of plastic bags on the … [Read more...]

Plastic Dog Poop Bags…. or Mummified Turds

The theme that I’m on lately is noticing the world with new eyes. As I’ve said in a past posting, I’ve become hypersensitized to plastic. So, now I’m taking my camera out with me on walks, in the car (I know I should be riding my bike – but it’s over 100º in Tucson now!!) and wherever I go. The bags are blowing in the wind, caught in the trees, in the storm drains. But, you know what else is there: cigarette butts & soda, beer cans & fast food containers. Why is it that people who smoke … [Read more...]

Creative Toys for the Holidays

I was in one of the local stores last week, and would you believe they already have Christmas trees up?? It was September! So, I thought that since people are already being exposed to "holiday think", maybe now would be a good time to remind people about our Kid's Kit to Save the Planet from Plastic Bags. Actually, there are more and more articles coming out daily about the effects of phthalates (an additive in plastic which has been banned in Europe) on our health. … [Read more...]

Hemp, the wonder plant

It has been illegal to grow hemp in the US for 56 years.  It was unjustly banned.Hemp is truly a wonder plant that could provide hundreds of sustainable solutions for food, paper, fuel, and manufactured goods. In fact, the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, was written on hemp. America's first currency was printed on hemp! Industrial Hemp is not a psycho-active plant (it doesn't get you high). It's benefits are legion: One acre of hemp can produce four times more paper than … [Read more...]

Coffee Pod’s Toxic Effect

Pod coffee systems like Keurig have taken off. Supposedly it's a fast and easy way to make just one cup of coffee. But there's a dark side to the Keurig coffee system. It's been found that even though there's no BPA in the little plastic containers, all plastic cups leech toxic chemicals into the food they contain. Add heat, and you increase the effect. Plastic toxins affect your endocrine system and may be contributing to people gaining weight, and a host of other terrible health … [Read more...]