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9 Reasons to Plant a Tree.


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~ Chinese Proverb

Trees have so many benefits. Here are just nine of them: Continue reading

3 Environmental Films to Watch {Video}


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The Big Fix (Release Date: April 2012)

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by BP sunk into Continue reading

Growing is Forever. {Video}


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photo by rahansen11 via flickr.com

Wow. Beautiful video by Jesse Rosten.

I have a deep affection for the Redwood forests of Northern California. This is my best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants. ~ Jesse Rosten, filmmaker

Growing is Forever was written & read by Kallie Markle.

A very long time ago, there were no groves because everywhere was a grove with no roads to bisect and no people to erect stones and fences and bridges. The trees were very, very young and had much living ahead of them. The enormity of their lifespan loomed in wooly mists around them, so they stretched out their root fingers and wrapped them around each others’, intertwining and holding very tight. The ferns found pockets of root fingers where they could nestle in and the moss stretched itself out over the soil and everything became very soft. The trees grew and made patterns of light and dark on the ground and the vines swirled in to trace the patterns. Spotted spiders moved back and forth and up and down, making nets to catch the mist, and the mist would linger on the nets in drops that cupped the light. It was very quiet all the time because the trees needed to focus on their lives. It is not easy to grow so much, for so long. Some trees became tired and lay down on the soft ground; others leaned and rested their tops on another. Growing is forever, they whispered, and when one tree had to stop, another would grow out of it and reach very high into the grey and gold sky.

The trees rested and waited to the mist to come and cool them. They were very large, but still not very old, and had much more growing to do.

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Help the rainforest: A tree planted on your behalf! {FREE!}


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In Brazil, 1.5 acres of rainforest are lost every second.

Photo courtesy Trees for the Future

To plant a tree, simply sign up to be a member of My Green Face, an online environmental community that engages its members to learn, share, discuss—and take action. There’s no cost Continue reading

This Is The End. ~ by The Good Human


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Photo: flickr.com by contrapositively

Note from Editor: I’m on staycation for the most part, with the goal of making this a real summer for my soon-to-be 5th grade son.  That is why I’m not writing much lately and plugging in as little as possible. Love when I can share something that makes sense to me, like this article by David Q. aka The Good Human. (pictures added by me for the purpose of my blog). ~Lynn H.

If we do not collectively raise our voices, force ourselves to be heard over the din, and start forcing progress rather than just talking to each other in comfortable little circles, we are taking millions of years of evolutionary development straight to the end and right over a cliff in record time. As the end of all life and of the human spirit approaches due to our inaction and concern for our home, we are choosing the path of least resistance, of killing ourselves off quietly and Continue reading

Keep off my lawn, chemicals!


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A patch of my non-conformist front lawn.

This is one time I say no to green.

Green, as in, the color. I mean, what’s wrong with the occasional splash of purple (my favorite color) or yellow?

And, if one has to treat their lawn with chemicals in order to maintain an “acceptable” Continue reading

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