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Solstice Green Directory looking to increase sales staff...
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 23:39

Part Time - Independent Contractor / Generous commission / Immediate availability / Sales support and training at our offices in San Luis Obispo, CA / Great opportunity for a retiree or a person looking to generate extra income / A personal computer and vehicle are required /Sales and networking experience a plus professional look and behavior / A desire to promote sustainable and healthy living / Please respond to email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 805.473.5064

 
Consumers demanding more sustainable packaging
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Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:16

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Companies can turn to recycled materials, or reduced packaging to meet their sustainability goals. Food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, along with their suppliers, long ago embraced a commitment to delivering high-quality products to customers and end-use consumers while pursuing more sustainable packaging solutions. Specifically, millennials will help to push this trend further for the foreseeable future as they purposefully seek out products with recyclable or renewable packaging. Consumers are increasingly conscious and vocal about their desire to know the origins and fates of the products they buy. Today’s educated consumers also understand the connection between consumption and environmental and social impact. One example, Amazon, is working directly with manufacturers to reduce overall packaging with its Certified Frustration-Free Packaging Program. Amazon promises its customers that any item ordered with the certification will be recyclable without excessive use of materials.The use of recycled materials also presents additional challenges to machine builders. While non-recycled products such as paperboard have a very consistent thickness and behavior, recycled materials have less uniformity.

Read more: https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/97269-consumers-demanding-more-sustainable-packaging

 
Displaced Coal Miners Are Learning A New Skill That Could End Up Saving Us All: Beekeeping!
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Monday, 23 October 2017 21:37

It's no surprise that the coal industry is in decline, as it's faced with the increasing abundance of cheaper, somewhat cleaner, U.S.-produced natural gas, as well as increasing global environmental awareness and access to renewable sources of energy. The problem that can't be ignored, however, is the unemployment and poverty that has resulted from lost jobs in former coal towns. Many argue that there needs to be new work to replace coal mining for coal industry-dependent workers and their families in places throughout Appalachia, like West Virginia, where coal was once king. Read More: https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/wellbeing/coal-miner-beekeeping

 
Vegan Deep Dish Pizza.......YUM!
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Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake.......:)
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Catholic Church to Make Record Divestment From Fossil Fuels
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Sunday, 08 October 2017 13:14

In a groundbreaking stance against climate change, over 40 different Catholic institutions have announced a collective divestment of oil, coal, and fossil fuels. Some of the institutions, including the Archdiocese of Cape Town, the Episcopal Conference of Belgium, and the diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, made the pledge on the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s death.

While the amount of money to be divested is still unclear, Carnitas, the Catholic church bank and charity participating in the divestment, is worth $5.2 billion (€4.5 billion) alone. Additionally, the number of Catholic groups who have joined the environmentally-driven initiative has broken the previous record for Catholic institutions banding together against climate change, says the Guardian.

More: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/catholic-church-make-record-divestment-fossil-fuels/

 
Another Hurricane Harvey Rescue...we need more of this.
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 21:58

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Gold Rush-Style Grab of Public Lands to Begin
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Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:17

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Despite protests from conservationists, local tribe leaders, Democratic lawmakers and even the United Nations' expert on Indigenous rights, Trump administration will allow citizens and companies to start staking claims on sections of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah so the new stakeholders can conduct hard rock mining on the formerly protected lands.

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/bears-ears-monument-controversy-2530487057.html

 
Bird Watching....Good for Your Health?
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Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:15

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A study, conducted at the University of Exeter, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the home, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighborhoods. It surveyed the mental health in over 270 people from different ages, incomes and ethnic groups, and found that those who spent less time out of doors than usual in the previous week were more likely to report they were anxious or depressed. It showed that people living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs, and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. After conducting extensive surveys of the number of birds in the morning and afternoon in Milton Keynes, Bedford, and Luton, the study found that lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with the number of birds people could see in the afternoon. The academics studied afternoon bird numbers – which tend to be lower than birds generally seen in the morning – because are more in keeping with the number of birds that people are likely to see in their neighborhood on a daily basis. The study did not find a relationship between the species of birds and mental health, but rather the number of birds they could see from their windows, in the garden or in their neighborhood.  Previous studies have found that the ability of most people to identify different species is low, suggesting that for most people it is interacting with birds, not just specific birds, that provides well-being. Birds around the home, and nature in general, show great promise in preventative health care, making cities healthier, happier places to live. The conclusion: There was positive association between birds, shrubs and trees and better mental health.

 
Hospital goes holistic with $200 million donation
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Monday, 23 October 2017 21:36

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Don’t you just love it when reporters are non-biased? Me too, however, finding that is harder and harder. So it’s not a surprise that the LA Times is less than happy about the enormously generous gift, recently given to UC Irvine by Henry and Susan Samueli- who happen to believe in integrative medicine. On Sept. 18 a $200-million gift was given the couple, making it the seventh-largest ever to a single public university. The money will be used “for a new building on campus to house the Samueli College of Health Sciences, which will incorporate UCI’s medical and nursing schools and planned schools of pharmacy and “population health” (that is, public health). But most of the money will be devoted to an endowment for up to 15 chairs for world-class faculty with “expertise in integrative health” and for the training of students in that curriculum.” Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/hospital-goes-holistic-with-200-million-donation/

 
Be Prepared....Here's Some Good Info.....:)
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KINDNESS..........Thank You!
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Another Hurricane Harvey Rescue...thank you!
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 22:05

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EFT Sessions Recommended for Those at Risk for PTSD
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:29

Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest hospital systems in the US, taking care of more than 10 million patients each year. This week Kaiser's peer-reviewed publication, The Permanente Journal, published practice guidelines for using EFT with patients diagnosed with PTSD. The journal is indexed on the US Government's Pubmed website, making it easy to locate. EFT Universe inspired this project in 2013. We collaborated with several other organizations, amongst them Eden Energy Medicine, ACEP, and AAMET, to survey EFT practitioners about their experience working with clients with PTSD.

The results of their insights are embodied in the practice guidelines. They recommend 5 hourlong EFT sessions for those at risk for PTSD, and 10 sessions for those with full-blown symptoms. Practice guidelines are influential documents because medical and mental health professionals turn to them to find best practices for a specified condition such as anxiety, depression or PTSD. Practice guidelines answer questions like: How many sessions are recommended? How long should each session be? What percentage of patients get better? What further care is recommended for those who don't?

The publication of these practice guidelines by a prestigious journal is a milestone in the acceptance of EFT in the medical establishment.

I spend about 1/3 of my time in service projects like this one, and it is wonderful to see them come to fruition this way. Sometimes it takes many years and much persistence, and I appreciate all those who contributed to the success of this paper. Especially David Feinstein who structured the survey questions, Sheri Stern who provided case histories of veterans she worked with in the VA, Liz Boath and Tony Stewart of Staffordshire University, and Morgan Clond who performed the data analysis.

~ Dawson

 
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