I haven't been spending much time on my blog lately,& yesterday it occurred to me that I spent a huge amount of time on Facebook, but it can be difficult to find posts later. It occurred to me, that I should also be sharing some of the amazing stuff I find, on here.
Ways to reduce food waste: http://www.mrfood.com/blog/mf/how-to-reduce-food-waste-for-earth-day/
Here's a wonderful article on conserving & using rainwater: http://www.upworthy.com/she-came-up-with-an-invention-to-save-12-million-people-genius-kinda?g=2&c=reconDFP&fb_ref=Default
An interesting new article on cleaning water: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/10/13/this-incredible-contraption-has-removed-more-than-6-million-ciga/21248603/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00001348
And here's another article about how difficult water can be to get, for some people in this world: http://www.upworthy.com/her-name-is-gertrude-mamba-here-is-her-story-brace-yourself?c=reccon1
An article on a famous rock star, who is helping people in his area: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/at-bon-jovis-soul-kitchen-you-can-pay-it-forward-or-pay-with
Another article, this one about a Baltimore restaurant owner's opting out of "restaurant week" in July 2015 to feed the homeless instead: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/06/homeless-restaurant-week_n_7715644.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
Here's an amazing article about a man who has spent over 30 years growing a forest, to help & protect animals in his native India, starting when he was in his teens.
And here is an adorable story & video about a stray calico cat who wandered into Russia's Leningrad Zoo & became friends with a lynx: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/videos/stray-cat-walks-into-a-zoo-and-a-friendship-is-born
Here a terrific article on simplifying your life.
Here's an interesting article on life/work choices: http://www.bbncommunity.com/imagine-living-a-life-you-dont-need-to-escape-from/
Canada has almost completed "The Great Trail" a cross-country bicycle trail (open also to hikers, horse-back riders in spring/summer, & cross country skiers & snowmobiling in winter. It'll be finished in 2017 & will be over 20,000 km (over 13,000 miles!) http://www.mtlblog.com/2016/09/canada-opening-22000-km-car-free-bike-path-across-the-country-in-2017/
New ideas on growing food: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-to-farm-without-a-field
We need at least one of these amazing unique trees, in every city!!
Here's a wonderful article about a town in England, that has started a program to grow food all over town, that anyone can have for free.
" Incredible Edible is about so much more than a plot of veg. It's about education people about food & stimulating the local economy. There are lessons in pickling and preserving fruits, courses on bread-making, and the local college is to offer a BTEC in horticulture. The thinking is that young people who have grown up among the street veg may make a career in food. Crucially, the scheme is also about helping local businesses. The Bear, a wonderful shop and cafe with a magnificent original Victorian frontage, sources all its ingredients from farmers within a 30-mile radius."
Here's one on starting your own hydroponic garden: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-to-start-your-own-hydroponic-garden
Here's one link to a woman on YouTube who has dozens of video articles on small houses & living off the grid. https://www.youtube.com/user/kirstendirksen/videos
Ikea's newly designed shelters for refugees: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/10/ikea-refugee-shelters-iraq?cmpid=tp-ptnr-policymic
Purdue students invent innovative. weather-resistant shelter for disaster victims: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/outreach/2010/100322SmithUbershelter.html
This eco village is designed to be fully self-sufficient, from energy, to food, to waste. Click here to learn more: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/housing-development-designed-be-fully-self-sufficient-energy-food-waste.html
Here's a very cool article on the future of parking: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/01/future-parking-self-driving-cars
Have you ever consider having your cremains made into diamonds? I found 2 companies that are doing this. http://www.lifegem.com/
Or these beautiful pendants? http://mentalfloss.com/article/62615/artist-turns-ashes-beautiful-pendants
Did you know that bras don't really work? This study may be enlightening: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/stories/bras-dont-actually-work-says-french-study
And here's some interesting tidbits on bras & breast health: http://www.007b.com/bras_bare_facts.php
And another one: http://all-natural.com/bras.html
And one more: http://chetday.com/breastcancerandbras.htm
A new study: http://awm.com/doctors-lay-out-overwhelming-evidence-that-wearing-a-bra-is-actually-harming-you-2/?utm_medium=partners&utm_source=adjump
And while we are on the subject, why was it considered news on October 16 2015, that Iggy Azalea wore a pretty (albeit somewhat revealing) shirt at LAX (airport):
Here's an interesting article on cultural acceptance of women's equality, as perceived through the lens of toplessness: http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/09/montreal-woman-walks-topless-on-saint-catherine-street/
And, in case you were wondering, some cool information on Go Topless Day & nudity laws that discriminate against women. The next go topless day is Sunday August 28, 2016.
The truth about religion in American, we were never a Christian nation:
A young man's innovative invention, helping to deal with plastic pollution:
The French government plans to pave 621 miles of its roads with solar panels in the next five years — providing power to about 5 million people.
This is the most amazing & wonderful use for a closed WalMart building:
Here's a wonderful article on a Vancouver artist's series on modern society & faith.
And here's a hilarious play about Obamacare; by Dan Savage: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/10/16/jesus-and-the-huge-asshole
I will add more articles later. Enjoy!!
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