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Green & Healthy Living Tips

Green & Healthy Living Tips

The concept of green and healthy living has nowadays also entered mainstream thinking. It is impacting our workplaces and our diets, and our homes. In case you’ve been thinking about how you can make the best choices for both the environment and your family, you don’t need to look any further. We’ve done a lot of research and came up with 5 quite simple solutions to make your home more sustainable.

Green Living – Sustainable House

1. Choose Always Sustainable Systems
Generally, this is what comes to people’s minds when they think of green living but bear in mind that sustainability doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to install solar panels and live entirely off the grid. On a small scale, if you select energy-efficient appliances and a slow-flow shower head you will as well be reducing your impact.

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Whidbey Island 2017 Marathon

Whidbey Island 2017 Marathon

The 2017 Whidbey Island Marathon/Half Marathon is held on Sunday, April 23. 

Whidbey Island is a fantastic destination for a weekend getaway. Say goodbye to your city life for a few days, and relax in this stunningly beautiful setting. Whidbey Island is located a little north of Seattle, right in the Puget Sound of Washington State.

The island is a vehicle accessible vacation destination for many visitors and a great and beautiful getaway from the region’s busy mainland.

Whidbey Island provides stunning ocean views and rolling farmlands, and the annual full and half full marathon courses are promising to be very scenic from waterfront coastlines to country back roads, and from rolling hills to snow-capped mountain settings.

Whidbey Island is located just over 90 miles north of the city of Seattle, and you will need around one hour to drive from Everett to Oak Harbor.

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Green Living – Less Plastic

Green Living – Less Plastic

Plastic is all around us. It is existent in practically all things, but if we want to deal with plastic and all its waste in the world we are faced with almost impossible tasks. Whether it concerns recycling strategies, or in terms of pollution in our oceans and seas, plastics form an enormous threat to our environment. And as the challenges are ongoing, we all should be aware that it is crucial that we all are making the best efforts we can to reduce the use of plastics everywhere.

The world is starting to realize the importance of these severe environmental issues. There are world-wide panels on climate change, and gradually but surely it is becoming clearly visible how bad or earlier choices have been as they prove to be an increasing and serious threat to our environment.
Polluting plastics can be categorized into macro-, meso-, and micro-debris, depending on what size of plastic product we’re talking about. Plastics have the capacity to have a serious effect on oceans, lands, waterways, and humans health in general, and plastic is contributing for some 10 percent of the world’s discarded waste.
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Some Plants Clean Your Home’s Air

Some Plants Clean Your Home’s Air

If you want to bring in some more life to your office space or home, there is a very good and natural way to do this. Bring in some plant life to help clean your environment and purify the air that you breathe. Recent studies and research on plants and how they can be helpful to purify air have indicated that not all plants have the same purifying capacity. Certain plants seem to be working far better than others when it comes to cleaning the air. The studies were set up and led by Vadoud Niri, Ph.D., a well-known and leading California-based professor of chemistry.

The majority of people are totally unaware that there are so many volatile organic compounds (or VOC’s) surrounding us in our living or working spaces. VOC’s surround us in our homes and offices due to paint, cigarette smoke, furniture, cleaning supplies, copiers & printers, or clothes that must be dry-cleaned. All sorts of buildings, both old and new, are usually containing high levels of VOC’s, sometimes even to the extent that you smell them, says Niri.
If you want to reduce the risk of serious and long-term health issues, take a look at what impact the following five plants may have on your office space or living quarters:
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Growing Food from Scraps – Top Sustaining Ideas

Growing Food from Scraps – Top Sustaining Ideas

Do you realize that more than one-third of all the food we produce in the world is wasted? Yes, really, 1/3 is gone! This equals 1.4 billion tons of food that gets wasted or lost, or just not consumed!  And what’s even worse, just a tiny percentage of all that waste can be composted. Composting is good for helping reduce this waste but there are much better methods for saving food and dealing with all this waste.

We all can be saving money and food if we would be planting food scraps. There are indeed food items that can regrow from scraps, without the need to start from seeds. Just take a closer look at all the things we throw away. You may be very surprised by all the things that we can grow. We all are teaching our children about reducing waste and to recycle things, and this is actually a fantastic way to teach them just that! This article will show you how to bet get started with the activity of ‘Growing Foods From Scraps!’ Let’s take a closer look at some examples of how to grow beautiful and nutritious plants from food scraps.
Green Onions
Green Onions are among the easiest vegetables to grow out of food scraps. When you chop green when preparing your cooking, you should leave the onion base intact. The green onion’s white part (the part that has the little roots) is perfect planting. The white end should then be submerged with the roots in water and be placed near natural sunlight, for example in a windowsill.
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Whidbey Goes Green and Climate Change

Whidbey Goes Green and Climate Change

Climate change is an issue of both development and environmental aspects. A universal consensus is the awakening that the changes that affect our planet from a problem that cannot wait any longer and will have to be attended to sooner rather than later.

Nowadays we are faced with a double challenge: how can we reduce destructive carbon emissions, but still satisfy the energy requirements of the world’s underdeveloped and poor regions.

The World Bank concentrates on various other economic and social possibilities that a low carbon direction will create.

Poorer nations that are looking to get out of poverty should not be punished for the negative effects of the dependency on fossil fuels in wealthy countries. The development aspirations of developing countries should be at the center. We also should teach next generations to pay extra attention to the climate change; it includes schools on all level, traditional and online.

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Start Living Healthy & Build Sustainable Habits

Start Living Healthy & Build Sustainable Habits

If we can successfully build up sustainable habits our conscious and instinctive mindsets will be in harmony without raising any conflict. If we can do this, we are bound to pursue these sustainable good habits automatically so we will feel great about ourselves each and every day.

Here are a few things I do so I can build good habits:

  • Set up a list of all my daily excuses and work hard to break free of these excuses on a daily basis.
  • Indicate a few small goals to stick to. Wake up half an hour earlier; as soon as I get up, drink at least 2 glasses of water; do some early morning work out; breath mindfully for a ten minutes; start meditating every morning for 30 minutes; go running for half an hour when I get back from work.
  • I should continue these routines for several weeks.
  • I should slowly raise my daily goals, for example from half an hour to one full hour, from 10 minutes to 12, and so on.

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