How to engage the children in an organic lifestyle and entertain them without spending a fortune. An alternative to the local parks and museum, filling a showery Sunday afternoon with something different. Involving the children in organic gardening.
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We have really got ourselves in a mess when it comes to farming. We’ve used toxins to maximise harvests to the detriment of the natural nutrients that should be in our food. This is one of the main drivers of the organic movement: to ‘clean up’ how we grow and produce food.
If you do decide to go for a real Christmas tree, it’s worth looking for trees that come from a sustainable forest. This means every time a tree is cut down, another will be replanted in its place.
We don’t always need to buy brand new clothes. The manufacturing processes behind high street fashion takes a tremendous toll on the earth’s resources, not least because the resulting pollution from pesticides, bleaches and dyes is immense.
If you eat meat and dairy (cheese, yogurt, milk, butter) always, always make sure they are organic. The reason for this is bio-accumulation. In short, pesticide residues accumulate in animals.
There is nothing complex about organic food. It is simply food as nature intended. Nothing synthetic put in, nothing taken out. Replete with the vitamins and minerals that should be there.
Eco-friendly and organic wedding gowns are a growing trend for women with an environmental conscience. Designers are using organic, natural fabrics to make strong style statements and offer alternatives in fashion choices.
Maybe its time to detox your home. Of the 100,000 chemicals registered for use in the US, less than 7% have been tested for toxicity. None of them have been tested for the effects of long term, chronic exposure.
It is important for all of us to reject agricultural and food production systems that harm the earth, denature the environment and ultimately harm our health.
Sustainability is vital for the health of future generations and the continued ability of our beautiful planet to provide clean water, fresh air and food, now and in the future.