Posts tagged sustainable lifestyle


5 Ways You Can Help End Hunger in America

We all know the standard routine for anyone intent on helping to end hunger in America: reaching deep into cupboards for some old canned corn or peach halves to donate. Maybe you bypass the canned goods and go straight to writing a check to a local food bank. For those who prefer hands-on volunteer work, …

50 Million Americans Will Go Hungry This Year – Which Ones Suffer Most?

Did you know that September is Hunger Awareness Month? Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign brings attention to hunger in America year-round, but they’re making a big push to get out their message this month. You may have even have heard a mention or two during your favorite TV shows this past Sunday, as …

15 Food Hacks That Would Do MacGyver Proud

For sustainable lifestyle devotees, finding alternate uses for pantry essentials like salt, vinegar, potatoes or cinnamon can be especially satisfying. When you take a standard ingredient and turn it into a cleaning agent, you’re saying no to harsh chemicals that can damage the environment. Finding one last use for that other half of the lemon …

10 Dangerous Chemicals in Food

Don’t be alarmed, sustainable lifestyle fans, but chemicals in food are inescapable – no matter what you choose at mealtime. To a scientist, food is really just a way to deliver vital proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and other compounds to our body. We break all of that down and turn it into fuel for our day, …

7 Dangerous Substances in Your Tap Water

Organic living proponents believe that clean water is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle, and water contamination is a big concern for the sustainable food movement as well. After all, if your town is built on a river you can’t use, you’ve gotta expend resources to get that water from elsewhere. But the details …

5 Tips to Make Your New Compost Pile a Success

If you’re a sustainable lifestyle fan who hasn’t yet started a compost pile, you’re probably haunted by the knowledge that you’re sending a garbage can full of food scraps and yard debris to the landfill every week. Starting a compost pile is the obvious answer to overburdened landfills, but answering the where, when, why and …

What is the 100-Mile Diet?

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to leave processed food behind and just live off the land around you? Can you picture a life of fresh local vegetables and fruit instead of pre-packed dinners shipped halfway across the country? It’s hard to believe that it’s even possible today, but getting everything …

10 Tips for Conserving Water

It’s no exaggeration to say that researching tips for conserving water is one of most important things you can do if you practice green living and want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Thinking of water as a limited resource on our mostly-blue planet might seem strange until you stop to consider that 99% of …