Tiny Forests

My goal for doing these blogs is to raise awareness related to sustainability and “Sustainable Living.”  In addition, I like to include suggestions for actions that individuals can take to make a positive difference … rather than waiting for governments to act.  Here’s a new phenomenon that’s now springing up in several cities and countries, and that all of us can use.

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Can Tiny Forests Breathe

Fresh Air Into Our Cities?

 

Selma Franssen

Ecowatch

May.… Keep reading

CO2 Danger Levels

In these blogs I’ve tried to provide data that readers could implement, personally. Dealing with CO2 levels is a global issue – and one that may actually imperil life on our planet.  However, at a personal level, too high an amount of CO2 may lead to difficulty in breathing, and getting insufficient oxygen into our lungs.  Here’s the research data, then some suggestions about what you can do, personally, to improve your situation.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Near Level

Not Seen in 15 Million Years,

New Study Warns

Jessica Corbett

Common Dreams

SCIENCE

Jul.… Keep reading

Beating Cancer with Green Tea

As “Sustainable Living” necessarily includes healthful living, in addition to providing homes with net zero systems for electricity and water, and ensuring better indoor air quality, here’s some news about an ancient, proven way to stave off cancer. I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Green Tea Compound Could Hold the Key to Beating Cancer, says Compelling New Study of “EGCG”

 

Good News Network

21 Feb 2021

 

Green tea has been consumed in China for 4,000 years — and one of its compounds may hold the key to staving off cancer, according to compelling new research.… Keep reading

Covid-19 & Vitamin D

Most of my blogs have been more “big picture” oriented toward sustainable living, with some “to do” elements. Here’s a blog with data concerning the effect that Vitamin D may have in dealing with Covid-19. I remember seeing a recent article suggesting that the pandemic’s impact has been worse in winter because, first, there are fewer hours of sunlight in winter and, second, people spend less time outdoors in winter. Here’s a brief summary I got from Googling …

 

Nature.com

“There is some evidence to suggest that vitamin D might help protect against becoming infected with, and developing serious symptoms of, COVID-19.Keep reading

Civid-19 & Sustainable Living

Inasmuch as “Sustainable Living” includes both living in harmony with Earth and maximizing our quality-of-life experience, these articles about Covid-19 leading to mental illness becomes very relevant. Here are two articles from the same issue of MIT’s Technology Review. One details findings concerning mental health problems that have been surfacing … which clearly effects our quality-of-life experience. The other discusses prevention. I’ll add comments afterwards.

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One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months

 

 MIT Technology Review

12 November 2020

 

The news:

A new study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, has found that almost one in five people who have had covid-19 go on to be diagnosed with a mental illness within three months of testing positive.… Keep reading