Seeking Silence? 1

Is silence music to your ears? The familiar clamor of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, barking dogs, vehicle exhaust pipes, buses, airplanes, car doors slamming, church bells, trains and sirens is characteristic of living in a dense population. Common sounds such as these largely go unnoticed because they are the basis of our daily environment. Regardless, ...

The Christmas Tree Tradition

The Christmas Tree Tradition
Trees are harvested for a variety of practical purposes – lumber, furniture, paper, writing utensils, boats, signs, musical instruments, crates, boxes, cellophane, adhesive… Some of those uses are valuable and long-lasting, and others offer a nominal utility, such as the Christmas Tree. Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, ...

Tips for a Lighter Footprint 2

Tips for a Lighter Footprint
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”— Gaylord Nelson If you are reading this, then chances are you already do quite a bit to help the environment. So, we hope you’ll find something that you may have not considered ...

How to Grow Oxygen

How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide a soothing environment. It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space. What Plants Can Do Remove Pollution NASA research proves common house plants are ...

How to pick a good campsite 3

How to pick a good campsite
Land Features Inaccessibility to the Location: If you want to enjoy a peaceful camping experience, you have to get at least a mile away from any roads or parking lots. Doing so will eliminate any vehicle camping sites, which is best if you want a natural wilderness experience. Statistically, you will be much safer when camping away from parking ...

America – Corn Fed & Bred

America - Corn Fed & Bred
The American food system is simply supplying what the American consumer is demanding.  Blame the consumer, not the system.  If you don’t want it or like it, don’t buy it.  There are always alternatives – maybe not as cheap or convenient, but they are there… be aggravated enough to search. ~Safdy The Consequences of Fast ...