I’m writing this on Christmas Day, 2023. It’s a Monday, and I usually prepare my blogs on Mondays. After reviewing several research reports on different aspects of sustainability, D suggested I do something that feels more “Christmas-like” positive. Here’s a paper I recently wrote that wonders why people aren’t adapting to healthier, less expensive sustainable living more quickly. It’s a bit longer than my usual blogs, but I think you’ll enjoy it.
One evening … on a camping trip, my wife said that the next day we might drive 30 miles, turn left turn Highway 213, drive 20 miles, and we’d find a great campground on the left. … Keep reading
Well, the transition is beginning, though more in Asia than the U.S. My biggest question: Will the transition be fast enough? Comments afterwards.
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EVs are cutting the world demand for oil,
But not in the way you may think
Daily Kos Staff
September 16, 2023
The same rainstorm that earlier drowned a third of all the agricultural land and cost lives in Greece has brought incredible destruction to Libya, where at least 2,000 are thought to be dead.… Keep reading
Here’s a very brief article that’s almost a year old, yet is as important and vital as one that may have been reported yesterday. We do live in a global economy, and probably think more globally than at any time in our history, mostly due to the continuous stream of global news. Yet, we each also live in a locality. And although an issue such as this one on water rationing may not seem applicable, as “it’s over there, and it’ll never happen here,” as the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed. … Keep reading
Here’s a useful bit of research that affects many of us. It concerns the negative environmental effects caused by grass lawns, and ties the data directly to global warming and our climate change problems. Comments afterwards.
Here’s a different orientation to sustainability: Our disposition. With all the 24/7 news featuring uprisings, wars, mass shootings, etc. – all likely to increase our anxiety levels and hurt our daily quality-of-life experience, it seems very appropriate to an exploration centered on “Sustainable Living.” Comments afterwards.
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Mindfulness exercises can be as effective
as anxiety drugs, study shows
Breathing and body exercises helped relieve anxiety as effectively
as medications over an eight-week study of 208 people