Good News Friday: Wrangler Promotes Sustainable Soil Health

https://www.wrangler.com/sustainability/land/seeding-soils-potential.html It's not every day we see a major corporation advocate for the environment. Even more rare is it to see this focused primarily on building soil health, not through fertilization, but through cover crop, no-till agriculture, and crop rotation over continuous monoculture. Wrangler is doing just that. Click their link above to read more. …

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Cutting out Cable (TV)

We used to watch a lot of TV. It was pretty standard, really. I grew up watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, a different set of cartoons in the afternoons after school, and sitcoms with my mom, and different shows with my dad. At my paternal grandparents house, my grandpa used to have some pro sports …

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Good News Friday: Apple Now 100% Renewable Powered World Wide

Read Apple's announcement here: https://nr.apple.com/dE4b7u4G0X Following Google's lead, Apple has announced that Apple is now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy. As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers …

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Gardening: Truly Non-Toxic Pest Control

The Problem with Common "Organic" Solutions When new to gardening, you will undoubtedly face a slew of pests on your tender edibles. Aphids, spider mites, squash bugs, tomato horn worms, and more will likely take up residence in your lush new outdoor food factory. What a lot of gardeners do is freak out and try …

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Thoughts on the Plant Based Diet: Protein

Everyone knows that Americans (in the United States) consume far too much meat, and not enough dark leafy greens, or plants in general. Books, documentaries, and news articles have been written in an effort to change your diet into something more environmentally sustainable, more economically sustainable, more resource efficient, and/or less prone to the #1 …

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Galveston’s Seaweed: The Problem is The Solution

First impressions are often misleading. Such was the case when our family took a short vacation to Galveston island off the Texas gulf coast. When we walked out to the beach from the resort where we were staying, we felt that the sand, though a very light beige with fine texture, was somewhat... dirty. In …

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Gardening: Maintaining Your Garden Bed

This is the second part of an indeterminate series on gardening. See Part 1 here: Gardening: Preparing Your New Garden Bed It has been one month since we laid out some basic methods of preparing a garden bed, including planting it out. Waiting is the Hardest Part The first year we gardened in our current home, …

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Trees and Water Conservation: Do They Help or Hinder?

I assume you’ve heard that water is an increasingly precious resource; that supplies of fresh water are shrinking, and that it is vitally important to find a solution for future generations. Some of our favorite missions focus on providing or improving access to clean water for communities with shrinking or insufficient access. All life on …

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