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Beginning My Homestead Garden

Homestead Garden Dream

Quick disclaimer, I am by no means a credible homesteader for I am only just beginning my garden. I simply wish to share what I have learned so far and how things are working out for me. Another disclaimer: some people wouldn’t consider what I am doing as homesteading because as I have learned through my research there is a controversy as to the definition of homesteading. So, for the time being I shall refer to this as a project; and now that all that is clarified I want to speak about what my goals are for this project.

My dream is to do my homesteading on an Earthship, mainly because I want to be more self-sufficient and less wasteful. Between building an Earthship or homesteading, the second seemed the easiest to follow. My logic is if I grow my own food (or a majority of it) I won’t have to buy plastic wrapped food with multiple preservatives shipped from who knows where and how. Having said this, I realize growing foods in the middle of my desert will be a challenge, but I will do my best to maintain the integrity of the natural ecosystem while finding hardy foods to grow. If it becomes too much work, then the second-best option would be to support my local growers and farmers.

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Walkable Cities and other Ideas for Greener Cities

Hello guys today’s blog will be much less formal in comparison to my other posts. It will be more of an opinion piece so I’ll have the freedom of writing about what I think are community wide actions that can lead to greener cities, decreased pollution and a sense of a closer community. I will discuss Back to Parchment, walkable cities, and how focusing on locally owned business are positive influences for the environment and community.

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¿Puede el Extracto del Diente de León Inhibir el Cáncer?

Como he mencionado antes, soy enfermera y mi conocimiento de medicina viene de la ciencia moderna, por cual se podría decir que es raro mi interés por la medicina natural. Yo en cambio no estoy sorprendida por esto porque he visto los efectos secundarios de los Efectos secundarios de los farmacéuticos y me pregunto que alternativas naturales existen. También siento que no es justo que la medicina natural no sea tratada con mas respeto. Después de todo estas plantas son lo que nos dieron la medicina moderna cual han sido alteradas y modificadas con otros químicos o substancias para crear pastillas. Que ironía que estas pastillas están hechas con el propósito de imitar las propiedades medicinales de las plantas. Este es un tema que merece su propio blog y discutiré en otra ocasión. Este blog se enfoca en la extracción de la raíz del diente de león (DRE) y la correlación con el cáncer colorrectal. Para ustedes que están oposición a la medicina natural, me gustaría escuchar su opinión sobre este artículo.

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Easy DIY Dog and Cat Zero Waste Tips

          I’m a proud pet parent, always have been and as I was playing with my dog I wondered if there was a way for my pets to be part of my eco-friendly lifestyle? Half of me believes that there probably isn’t much to improve on because their actions are not destructive to the Earth the way our actions are. It was challenging because pets are not consumers, rather we consume and buy things for them. They like us have basic needs: food, water, shelter and good health; everything else is optional and can be considered a luxury. So, this is the mindset that I used to approach the question of whether pets can be zero waste. So how can we make these luxuries eco-friendly, I’ll address a few things regarding food, health, and a miscellaneous category.

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Cambios Cero Desperdicio: Gratis, Baratos y Faciles.

Yo no se usted, pero a mi me gusta ahorrar dinero, y durante este proceso de vivir mas verde y consciente hacia el ambiente, siempre estoy pensando en cambios que son gratis o baratos de implementar. Una de las técnicas principales que yo propongo es usar lo que ya tiene en casa. Acuérdese de los conceptos mayores que repito en mis blogs: reducir, reusar, reciclar, donar, y compostar. Se podrá sorprender al realizar que haciendo el cambio en su vida no es tan caro o difícil como usted supone. Así que sin mas rodeos estos son mis consejos y recomendaciones.

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El Reciclaje de Ropa y Alternativas

Es bueno reciclar nuestra basura, es una manera de minimizar nuestro desperdicio, pero como e mencionado en otros blogs, el reciclaje ya no es suficiente. Existen varios obstáculos que impiden que el reciclaje sea efectivo. La reducción del consumo de materiales y productos causaría más impacto y hay un área donde pocos pensamos en reducir. Nuestra ropa. ¿Alguna vez se han preguntado como hacen la ropa o que pasa cuando la tiramos? E aprendido que el proceso requiere mas pasos que simplemente hacerla trizas.

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Easy Peasy Composting: Black Gold

Benefits to Composting

               There are multiple advantages to start your own compost, having said that I will be the first to admit that I am not very good at keeping up with it. Since we are renting and move somewhat frequently it has been hard to keep at it. It just seems like something interrupts my plans, sometimes we move before my compost is ready for use, other times, my plants die before I even get to use my compost and the process has just left me a little discouraged, I’m not going to lie. Regardless, I remind myself to keep trying because it is overall better for the environment. Composting significantly reduces the amount of yard waste and diverts it back to the soil instead of it taking up space in a landfill. It also helps improve the quality of soil, e.g. it allows clay like soil to have room to breath and it helps retain water in soil that is sandy.

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40 Maneras para una Primavera/Cuaresma Cero-Desperdicio

                Marzo es un tiempo emocionante porque hay muchos eventos que están sucediendo o van a empezar. Rápidamente quisiera mencionar un punto desafortunado para mi en lo personal y eso es que el clima aquí en Colorado aun esta heladísimo y me impide cumplir ciertas actividades. No importa porque aun hay otras actividades que puedo disfrutar sin tener que salir al frio. Hoy quiero discutir sobre tres diferentes puntos de vista y además quiero demostrar cómo están relacionados. Los tres temas en que me voy a enfocar son la cuaresma, la primavera, y el fenómeno de la limpieza de primavera. Tal vez algunos de ustedes ya pueden a ver las similitudes.

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Ten ways to be zero-waste on a plane trip

Making gradual but hopefully permanent changes in the home to support a zero waste lifestyle is challenging but thankfully there are countless places you can visit to learn how to best make these changes. Today however, I want to discuss an area that is not thought of so commonly. This blog is about traveling while incorporating some ideas to stay zero waste, even when not at home.

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2019 Zero Waste Survey Results Follow Up

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you all the results I have so far and if you haven’t taken the survey yet, I have linked it here. It’s 10 super quick questions, half are about demographics and the other half about your beliefs and thoughts on being environmentally friendly. If you have taken it, please share the link with your friends and family. Now for the breakdown.

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Tres Formas de Tratar la Basura

Hola a todos gracias por visitar mi página hoy. Espero que estén teniendo un buen día y si no acuérdense al mal tiempo buena cara. Hoy quiero platicar un poco sobre los varios caminos por cual nuestra basura puede pasar: al basurero, al incinerador, o al centro de reciclaje. Después hablare sobre el compostaje en otro blog.

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What CAN You Recycle?

I have had family and friends ask me how they can get started on a zero-waste lifestyle and I tell myself, where not to begin! I try not to overwhelm them so I usually start by telling them about recycling, it is a concept that is well known. However, the technicalities are what makes people hesitate to recycle. What can I recycle? What can I NOT recycle? Having these most frequently asked questions in mind I want to provide examples and sources that describe what can and cannot be recycled.

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