Today Is World Water Day

We Love Water! We love swimming in the ocean, trying to surf, spending time by the lake, sailing, and really just about anything that involves water. We also love drinking clean water, and we realize that it's a resource that we need to value and take care of. World Water Day World Water Day focuses …

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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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Homemade Makeup: D.I.Y. Cacao Powder Foundation

Ever since I was a kid, I've been mesmerized by the idea of creating my own cosmetics and fragrances. I used to collect random flowers and smash them carefully (and sometimes not so carefully), so I could mix and match the scents I created. As I got older, a full schedule and varying responsibilities kept …

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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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