Saturday, October 4, 2008

An easy, free way to reduce your consumption that's sure to feel good is to take your name off of mailing lists you don't want to be on.

Don't use the grocery store circulars because they don't feature organic and non-toxic products?
Catalogs you instantly recycle?

Go to and you can remove your name and mailing address from each specific type of junkmail provider.

The results take awhile, about 90 days, and Greendimes says to check weekly to confirm the removals. There are trees that will be planted in addition to the trees you'll preserve by not letting unwanted junkmail to come to your mail box.

Another free and fun way to plant trees - go to The crew at Jogogreen have created a fun way for anyone to help them in their mission to plant trees. Answer 10 environmental questions and a tree is planted. You can also contribute questions. Watching the tree icons grow at the bottom is rewarding and motivating. Have fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The History of Hemp

Okay, not to belabor the point, but here is a brief history of hemp in the US. This crop has the power to help our country make the transformation to sustainable energy with the 10 years set out by scientists and called for by Al Gore in his speech, Repowering America.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hemp, hemp, hemp - Nature's miracle

This is an interesting video that gives insight into the benefits of hemp - economically and nutritionally. Why hemp in an environmental sustainability blog?
Besides offering a complete, healthy alternative to animal products, legal hemp farming and processing in the US would create thousands, possibly more, green jobs. Hemp is also a fantastic source for plastic and materials used in the construction of automobiles. It is non-toxic and biodegradable (not while you're driving around, mind you).