Posts in Sustainability
How Seed Saving Can Improve Food Security, Biodiversity, And Protect Healing Knowledge

In the past, the process of saving seeds was a natural means of preserving and cross-breeding plants from one harvest to the next. But today seed saving is literally a way to ensure food security and diversity in our food system while also holding onto the many ancient healing practices that otherwise could be lost forever.

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Why Are Bees Dying And How You Can Help Save The Bees

With 1/3 of our global food supply relying on pollinators like bees, as well as many of our favorite herbs and flowers, a world without bees would result in a food security emergency and a much less beautiful planet. But why are bees dying and how can we save the bees from extinction and save our food system and environment as we know it.

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What Is Regenerative Agriculture? Why The Future of Our Health And Our Planet Lies In Our Soil

Today, most of our food is grown using conventional farming practices, which often prioritizes yield and profit over taste, quality, and soil health. But regenerative agriculture practices are looking to change that by focusing on using farming practices that prioritize soil health to improve our food system while simultaneously sequestering carbon to help reverse climate change.

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12 Best Sustainability Books To Inspire Change

While the media may make sustainability out to be all perfectly organized zero-waste pantries, and beautiful slow-fashion garments, the realities of the sustainability movement are much less — pretty. While I personally believe that optimism and positive encourage will always motivate change better than depressing statistics, the following 12 sustainability books do an excellent job of walking the line between information that we all need to know — and positive encouragement that can (and has) spark social change. 

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What Happened To Grains + Why I Don't Believe A Gluten Free Diet Is For Everyone

Going grain free is a pretty popular diet trend these days between gluten-free diets, paleo diets, ketogenic diets, etc. grains (and carbs) have somehow turned into the enemy that everyone wants to avoid. And while there are certain people who I absolutely think this may be good for (specifically those with celiac disease, or those with certain gut issues) generally speaking I really don’t believe that grains are out to harm us. 

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Making An Impact With Your Morning Coffee

Some people may say that choosing to purchase fair-trade coffee isn't going to make a difference, or that there are many issues with the fair trade system itself, and they are right on that last part...there are issues with the fair trade label like all overarching entities. But ultimately when it comes down to it, supporting small-producers that are part of fair trade organizations is something that has so much good at its core. Companies who are supporting these co-op's are trying to do better, and that really is what matters.

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