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How can we create a sustainable future?

by Harris Eisenhardt The answer, I believe, is as follows: Do not mourn the loss of this planet prematurely, and do not resign to the pessimists’ comfort. Personal actions contribute to collective climate change […] we should hold ourselves accountable. … more

Posted in Environmental Health, Holistic Health, Stewardship, Sustainable Living, Voices of the Valley |

Your Health Is the Result of Decisions Made by Others

There seems to be a renewed awareness and discussion of the intimate connections between your health and decisions made by others — in government and private business — about how to grow food, use of chemical pesticides, industrial products, and … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Health, Holistic Health, Shale gas, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health |

Claiming My Sanity

by Suzanne Hall I ’m scared. The world seems to have gone crazy, and I am a part of that world. I imagine the world as a moving body that is running towards the edge of a cliff. That cliff is … more

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Breastfeeding Awareness

(paraphrased from “The Dastardly Deeds of the AAP”, Mothering Magazine March-April 2004) The National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign is a three-year multimedia social marketing campaign whose purpose is to carry out the recommendations of the US Department of Health and Human … more

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Mobilize Now!

by Joris Rosse Abrupt and extreme climate crisis requires all-out emergency mobilization! This is a call for General Mobilization. We must respond with our utmost willpower and intention to mitigate the existing extreme climate emergency crisis. Well-informed local citizens have … more

Posted in 'Green' Building, Air, Climate, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Fossil Fuels, Holistic Health, Local Food, Permaculture, Renewable Energy, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Smart Growth, Social Justice, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Unsustainable Energy, Voices of the Valley, Water & Watersheds |

Global Climate Instability and Feedback Loops Require Total Mobilization

by Joris Rosse In the extreme, Climate Instability can lead to infinitely destructive and unmanageably chaotic effects, namely the irreversible runaway greenhouse. This issue deserves top priority, as it threatens all life on the Planet. Feedback Loops kick in when … more

Posted in 'Green' Building, Climate, Climate, Demand Reduction, Energy, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Holistic Health, Permaculture, Permaculture-Ecosystems, Precautionary Principle, Renewable Energy, Unsustainable Energy, Voices of the Valley |

The Healing Path

by Helene B. Leonetti, MD As I get further on the path toward healing, I recognize that as a physician I can impact many people. When we walk our talk, it has a powerful, mesmerizing life of its own. Since … more

Posted in Food for Health, Health, Holistic Health, Stewardship, Voices of the Valley |

Sustaining Personal Life and Vitality

by JoAnn Jones — Whatever efforts we as individuals, groups, organizations, and/or a community are engaged in, we are all in need of practices and places that “bear us up”, that give us “help” or “support”, to “buoy” us up … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Building Community, Education for Sustainability, Historic Preservation, Holistic Health, mind-body health, Voices of the Valley |

Holistic Health

by Dee Wartenberg To have a sustainable community, there must be consciously-aware humans who desire a lifestyle that is conducive to supporting each other, as well as the environment in which we live. Our human-ness, our individuality, and our sense … more

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