Great Green Ideas…Earth Friendly Thinking

The Most Natural Organic Pool You Can Build Yourself

September 02, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Global Understanding, Toxic Products

The Most Natural Organic Pool You Can Build Yourself There are many reasons to avoid chlorinated pools, most of all due to your health and the environment. Natural Pools allow nature to provide hygienic water for swimming. The vibrant ecology of plants and animals condition the water so there is no need for any chemical [...]

A Baby Wombat with a Bright Future

September 02, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Global Understanding

Kinglake Ranger Kim Hunter’s passion is caring for orphaned native animals and birds. And who wouldn’t love this baby wombat? Its mother was hit and killed by a car and it weighed just 300 grams when she rescued it. Spring is a particularly busy time, with mothers foraging to feed themselves and their young babies. [...]

Superfood your summer with Nutiva

August 06, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food, Health and Beauty

Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of iced tea. Kick the traditional beverage up a notch with recipes from superfoods brand,Nutiva, and Numi Organic Tea. They’ve combined both Nutiva’s Organic Black and White chia seeds with Numi’s Organic Tea blends for a treat that’s both nutritious and satisfying. Chia seeds are a rich source of [...]

Green Lighting: Is It Worth It?

August 04, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Energy Saving

The average 100 watt soft white light bulb costs $1.50 and lasts 750 hours. When shopping for light bulbs, the bulb with the lowest price sticker often wins over the bulb with the most efficiency— although it’s initially cheaper, it’s not the most economic option long-term. Many shoppers don’t take the time to calculate which bulb is [...]

Telling your Company’s Story

July 27, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Global Understanding

Every company has a story: How did the company start? Who started it? Where did it start? (a garage, an old warehouse, a stately bank building?) Why does it have it’s name? How many employees were there at the begining? You’ll see how history helps shape the vision and values. There are so many ways [...]

Oregon Wind Farm

July 25, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Discover earth, Energy Saving

Locally owned wind farm provides clean energy to rural Oregon A clean source of energy for the community and a family business: Those are the results after Randy Joseph of Lime, Ore., pursued New Markets Tax Credits to fund a utility-scale wind farm in his rural community. Wells Fargo provided a $2.3 million New Markets [...]

Understanding the Air You Breathe

July 21, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Garden /Plants, Health and Beauty

Indoor Air Quality.   With asthma in children reaching alarming percentages and toxins invading our own personal air space it is time to think about this issue.  Heather – thank you for sharing this information!  Let’s look more closely at: Home Air Quality Changes YOU can make to air quality References for future study English [...]

DOW Weed Killer & People & Butterflies…..

July 20, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Toxic Products

Dear Friend, 2,4-D. Dow Chemical Co. calls it a weed killer. But it has the potential to harm a lot more than weeds. As I write, Dow Chemical Co. is seeking the EPA’s approval to market its new herbicide Enlist Duo, a toxic mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed [...]

TraX – Social Media encouraging Re-Use

July 20, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Energy Saving, Global Understanding, Recycling

Great News! TraX awarded at StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards 2014 TraX, founded in Berkeley, is a new social impact media platform that encourages positive “reuse actions”! When you use a reusable cup, bag or straw while shopping… Photograph the reuse items via Instagram or Facebook mobile apps Add the store location and the  #traXactions hashtag [...]

Think New! Think UnCharted!

July 15, 2014 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Events

Explore What’s Next  with Nobel prizewinner Randy Schekman, Pulitzer Prize composer John Adams, marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, social psychologist Claude Steele, author Adam Mansbach and dozens of other dangerous thinkers UNCHARTED: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas  Two Days of Thrilling Discussion, Debate, and Dining October 24 & 25, 2014 “Early Bird” [...]