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Agroecologcal systems to regenerate biodiversity and address climate change

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

The biodiversity of plants, animals, and microorganisms is key to providing the stability and balance needed to create resilient agroecosystems to address climate change. The same food and agricultural systems that conserve and regenerate biodiversity also mitigate global warming and contribute to good health and increased livelihoods through living and regenerative economies. Agroecology is based on a wide range of principles and includes several methods to work in harmony with nature and regenerate biodiversity through living seeds and soils, local food communities, without using chemicals derived from fossil fuels. Agroecological systems are designed to mimic natural processes and regenerate biodiversity in order...

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Veganuary 2022

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

Veganuary’s mission is to make the world a kinder, safer, happier place for all. After COP26’s failure to address animal agriculture’s contribution to the climate crisis, Veganuary – the global pledge to try vegan for 31 days – is urging people to take climate action into their own hands and try vegan this January. Climate change is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and one key solution is at everyone’s fingertips – their fork. A recent survey found that six months after completing their one-month Veganuary challenge, 82% of those participants who were not vegan when they signed-up had maintained a dramatic reduction...

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8 Green Lifestyle Resolutions for 2022

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

As we welcome in the new year, many are thinking about resolutions – for ourselves, our families, our health, our lifestyle. Now more than ever, it’s important to include the planet in our plans. 13 million deaths annually and nearly 25% of disease worldwide are due to environmental causes. Climate challenges impact health issues like asthma, cardiovascular disease and stroke. 1. Food. Buying food locally will support your area and its workers and decrease costs and environmental impacts of production, processing, packaging and transportation. Meat production destroys our environment by using massive amounts of water, polluting the air, emitting greenhouse gases and pulverizing natural wild habitats. Seafood should be...

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Lots of toys, Santa Claus!

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

Research shows that fewer toys leads to better quality playtime for toddlers, allowing them to focus on one toy at a time, develop concentration skills and play more creatively.It's just past Christmas and the house is literally overrun with toys of all sorts. Having lots of toys is not so essential for children, quite the contrary. And those of us with very young children know that they prefer real objects to toys, and have much more fun when they are engaged in a real activity in the big world than pretending to do the same activity with the help of games. ...

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Green Christmas: wrap your gifts with newsprint or packaging paper

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

Every year after the holiday season there is a significant increase in waste production with thousands of tons of wrapping paper ending up in the garbage immediately after unwrapping the packages, often without even sorting the paper properly.There is something very simple we can do to avoid this unnecessary waste production: wrap gifts with recycled paper. The most environmentally conscious people will surely do this for a long time, but there are still many skeptical people who believe they can't get impressive packages by reusing newspapers, boxes and paper bags they already have at home. Gifts can be wrapped with...

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