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The Importance of Bees

In Environment, Sustainability by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

Summer is approaching and that means there will be bees all around us. They get inside your cars, they sting you at parks, and they fly around your house. Bees can make a hive in your tree, causing problems for your kids. You might find yourself wishing you lived in a world without bees. Yes, bees can cause problems for …

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5 Tips to Attract More Butterflies Into Your Yard

In Environment, Sustainability by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

Butterflies are beautiful insects. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They are wonderful to watch and admire. Unfortunately a lot of butterflies are dying off. Monarch butterflies have been slowly dying off because their main food source, milkweed, is not in full abundance anymore. Farmers that produce GMO crops, spray the milkweed with pesticides because it is considered …

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Companion Planting: How to Pair Plant Buddies for the Best Results

In Environment, Sustainability by Craig ScottLeave a Comment

In order to increase the variety of your food supply, consider companion planting. Gardeners and farmers all over the world use this technique to get the most out of the planting areas they benefit from. Also, you will be able to enjoy richer crops and harvest a wide variety of tasty and healthy vegetables. There are many advantages companion planting …

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Industrial Agriculture is Creating Serious Problems for Our Environment

In Environment, Sustainability by Anna KucirkovaLeave a Comment

What comes to mind when you think about farming? Amber waves of grain? Rolling hills and people seated on tractors? The smell of manure? What about pollution? When identifying processes or industries that contribute significantly to pollution, most people don’t think of agriculture. In fact, in order for agriculture to continue, farmers must take good care of the environments of …

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How To Grow Gourmet Mushrooms In Your Backyard

In Sustainability by Anthony B. RodriguezLeave a Comment

Edible Mushrooms have been sought after by gourmet chefs for some of the worlds tastiest dishes. During the right season mushroom hunters flock towards the forests in search of some of the worlds most delicious wild edible mushrooms. But there are a good number of mushrooms that can be cultivated at home in your house or in your backyard, which …

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

In Sustainability by Anthony B. RodriguezLeave a Comment

Collecting rainwater can be a fun and sustainable task that can be made with a simple system using plastic drum barrels, PVC tubing, and friends. Your garden can take up much water during the dry summer months, not to mention the unwanted chemicals in the tap water, like chlorine, which kills the soil. But why use that when water falls …

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Save The Bees: Here’s How You Can Help

In Environment, Sustainability by Eleni Simos, INHCLeave a Comment

Some of you may know, the current bee decline crisis is something I am extremely passionate about. My family and I have over 15,000 bees in our backyard in Queens, New York. While the decrease in the honeybee population and the environmental impacts associated are real and scary – we can unite as a collective to help save the bees. …

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Rain Forest Hero Plants Over 30,000 Trees to Save the Amazon

In Environment, Food Justice, Sustainability by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

This short from Dan Childs and Nick Werber beautifully captures the way one community is learning to live in balance with their environment. For decades the people in the Manu region of Peru have used slash-and-burn as their primary farming technique. Realizing that there would soon be no forest left if this practice continued, Reynaldo Ochoa began experimenting with different approaches to farming the land. …

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The Choice is Ours – A Venus Project Documentary

In Sustainability by Carlos Espinal, INHCLeave a Comment

This film series explores many aspects of our society. To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in. Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized. Visions of global unity & fellowship have long inspired humanity, yet the social arrangements up to the present …