Sever Food Supply Threat

We’ve previously blogged reports regarding food supply and food health. Most sustainability-related articles in the mainstream media focus on energy, fossil fuels, climate change, etc.  But, on the physical side of sustainability, nothing is as important to our future as a supply of healthful food.  Here’s a new UN research report, based on data from 91 countries.  While I steer away from fear-based scare tactics, we do need to be aware of this problem, so we have time to take corrective measures.… Keep reading

Earth is Now Greener

Here’s some positive news – and observations of ways we can change to protect and actually enhance our home, planet Earth.

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NASA Happily Reports the

Earth is Greener, with More

Trees Than 20 Years ago

Thanks to China, India

 

Good News Network

Feb 12, 2019

This research was published online

in the journal Nature Sustainability.

 

The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India.… Keep reading

Diets & Longevity

Here’s some new data about how our usual dietary intake can improve both our everyday health and the more positive feeling we have then – a part of “sustainable living” – as well increased longevity.

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Bad diets killing more people globally than tobacco, study finds

 

Eating and drinking better could prevent

one in five early deaths, researchers say.

 

Sarah Boseley Health editor

The Guardian

3 Apr 2019

 

Unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco, according to a major study.… Keep reading

Seaweed Straws

Well, polluting our vast oceans may be “the last straw” that breaks the back of our global ecosystem. But at least here’s one new unique option to remedy a situation that has grown to global epidemic proportions in polluting our oceans and killing sea life.

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Seaweed straws could

soon replace single-use

plastic straws

 

“Single use plastics should never be built to

last; they should be designed to disappear.”

 

Ashley Curtin

NationofChange/News Report

March 15, 2019

 

In an effort to phase-out single-use plastic straws and curb the effects that plastics have on climate change, one company came up with an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws.… Keep reading

Sustainability and Beauty

Here’s a change-of-pace blog, essentially an essay based on what I’ve experienced in creating and marketing a small development of Net Zero sustainable homes and on research I’ve done in a philosophy course. The question you might pose:

 

What has beauty got to do with sustainability?

 

Actually, I’m learning that it’s likely one of the key factors … and one you never see written in any sustainability literature.

Beginning with a couple of observations …

In the old paperback, “The Big Mac,” I recall Ray Kroc – who was going burger joint to burger joint selling milkshake makers – observing that the burger joint run by the MacDonald brothers was virtually the same as others along the same road, in terms of menu and prices, but was doing significantly more business. … Keep reading