/Tag: Environment

Earth Day

In honour of Canada's 150th Birthday, events have been organized across the country to celebrate Earth Day.  Focus is on the great outdoors to foster appreciation for Mother Nature and all she has to offer. Now, more than ever, especially with our increasing preoccupation with computers and dependance on technological devices, it's important to remember that these items are conveniences, not essential for our daily existence (I know, hard for the younger generation to imagine) but true nonetheless. This day, make an effort to leave your technological gadgets in the house while you go outside and enjoy the fresh air.  If the air where you live is not so fresh, that's exactly the point of Earth day/week/month.  This is the time to do something beneficial [...]

By |2017-04-07T18:40:31-07:00April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Earth Month

April is "Earth Month"! April 20 - 26 is Earth Week & April 22nd is Earth Day! And for those of us living in colder, northern regions of the planet, April is the first full month of spring.  The snow has melted (or is melting), bulbs are sprouting out of the ground and blooming, buds are showing up on shrubs and trees.  It's a time of rebirth filled with hope and anticipation after a long cold winter. But we cannot take these things for granted anymore.  Modern civilisation, growing populations, industry & waste have all taken their toll on our planet, which is why we dedicate this month to pay special recognition to the planet that sustains us.  So, during this month, every year, think [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:37:14-07:00April 5th, 2017|April, Miscellaneous, Monthly Info., Planetary Health|0 Comments

The Human Experiment Movie Review (2015) | Roger Ebert

This is a no-frills documentary that interviews people who's medical conditions are believed to be directly related to the chemicals included in our everyday products, many of which are unregulated yet ever-present in our lives.   “The Human Experiment” starts out by sketching in the range of these phenomena via interviews with people who’ve had medical problems that are thought to be chemically related and doctors who’ve been studying them. The narrative soon enough turns to the economic and political forces behind the overall situation. Source: The Human Experiment Movie Review (2015) | Roger Ebert

By |2017-04-03T22:54:59-07:00June 22nd, 2016|Diseases, Education|0 Comments

Common Ground – Serving Peace and Justice for 33 Years

A great (and free!) magazine containing varied articles about worthwhile issues concerning Canadians.  Also has a great resource directory. Common Ground is an independent publication, 100% Canadian owned. It is Western Canada's biggest and best-loved monthly magazine dedicated to health, wellness, ecology and personal growth.   Common Ground's Publisher and Senior Editor, Joseph Roberts, organized Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace and helped start Common Ground magazine in 1982. They have been making important things happen ever since – always in a socially and environmentally responsible manner – educating and inspiring readers to create a better world. Source: Common Ground - Serving Peace and Justice for 33 Years May 2016 - Common Ground | Common Ground

By |2017-04-21T21:51:18-07:00May 19th, 2016|Literature, Planetary Health|0 Comments

The Vegan Society

Whether you are already a vegetarian ready to take the next step or a meat-eater questioning why you should change your diet, this site has all the information you need to make an informed decision. More and more people are turning to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and eternal youth are just some of the claims from enthusiastic plant eaters. Well, eternal youth might be a bit optimistic, but there are certainly many scientifically proven benefits to vegan living when compared to the average western diet. Source: The Vegan Society

By |2017-04-03T23:17:26-07:00May 17th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Food, Planetary Health|0 Comments

Environmental Working Group

A great site dedicated to transforming the planet and its population to create a better world for all. The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Source: EWG

By |2017-04-04T00:37:44-07:00May 17th, 2016|Food, Skin Care|0 Comments

Environmental Defence

A great Canadian site encompassing everything environmental, encouraging you to take part and make a difference for a better world for all. Defending clean water, a safe climate, and healthy communities: Environmental Defence is a group of innovative, passionate and determined problem-solvers who are making a difference.  We are policy experts, musicians, photographers and bloggers, supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health. Source: Home - Environmental Defence

By |2017-04-04T00:38:27-07:00May 16th, 2016|Planetary Health|0 Comments

David Suzuki Foundation: Solutions are in our nature

A great resource for all things healthy for you, me, animals and the environment.  Learn how you can make a difference...   We work with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands. Source: David Suzuki Foundation | Solutions are in our nature

By |2017-04-04T00:39:06-07:00May 16th, 2016|Planetary Health|0 Comments