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Angry About Your Back Pain?

In my background as a yoga therapist, I can vouch for the fact that very often, physical pain is the result of emotional stress. Once the emotions are felt and released, the physical body responds and someone with years of chronic pain may suddenly find themselves pain-free once and for […]

Hey Kids, Nature Rocks! Games, Tips and a Special Offer

Do you have fond memories of a childhood spent chasing fireflies through the dark, playing soccer in an open field, and going on family nature hikes? Sadly, many kids today don’t: They spend more time playing baseball on their Wii consoles than they do hitting the ball around at the […]

The Religious Weave

QuotesDaily quotes at EcoSalon. “Being a rock star is like being a cult leader – you really have to be in your own religion.” -Courtney Love   Image: Abhi

7 Reasons Not to Diss a Career In Dog Walking

More alpha men and women seem to be answering the call of the wild, signing on as leader of the pack for several hours each day. For herders able to command six-to-ten furry friends at a time in a neighborhood park or at the beach, dog walking can rake in […]

Scenes from the Spill #11

“An oil-soaked bird struggles against a supply vessel at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 9.” via Newsweek Photograph: Gerald Herbert / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil spill every day (M-F) until the […]

The Sexual Politics of Dinner

After two decades of making dinner, I am finally ready to cook like a man. The day my father died was the day my mother officially stopped cooking. From that point on, she might scramble an egg or make a tuna fish sandwich, but she would never again prepare what […]

Durable Pet Toys from Eco-Minded Companies

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of eco-friendly pet toys available. Many boast earth-friendly fabrics, non-toxic dyes, and healthy manufacturing. While that’s great news for concerned pet owners, many also have elevated price tags and construction that doesn’t withstand playful puppies. I must confess: My dogs destroy […]

Jesus Is an Environmentalist

What I know about Jesus is based solely on what I’ve heard and what I’ve read. My opinions on the man come from hearsay along with some good books, so to speak, that paint a fairly clear picture of his times and culture, if not of Him Himself. Unfortunately, when […]

The Neat Company’s NeatDesk Giveaway

The average American uses 650 pounds of paper a year. Over the course of a lifetime, that adds up to roughly 18 tons. And with business cards, brochures, receipts, expense reports, and takeout menus, it’s easy to see how all that paper adds up, threatening to overwhelm you and your […]

Nick Gentry’s Recycled Floppy Disk Art

Once upon a time, in a land that existed without the internet, people got their media from hardware. They stored information on obsolete contraptions like VHS tapes, cassettes, CDs and DVDs and of course, flat little squares of plastic and metal known as floppy disks. People used these objects by […]

The Cape Side of Good Hope

On the east side of the Cape of Good Hope is False Bay, so named I presume because ancient mariners rounding her would think they’d gain the passage to the east, when in reality, the terminus of Africa lies just beyond to the east at Cape Aguhlas. From Cape Town, […]

Tree Love: Speed Dating for the Earth

Ah, the teeth-gnashing angst of being single when it seems as if everyone around you is coupled up on Valentine’s Day. Considering how hard it can be to meet people with similar interests, it’s tempting to make a date with the couch, the remote and a pint of soy ice […]

A Handy Reference Guide to the 20 Greenest Materials

True, we are still living in a material world, but cotton grown with pesticides is no longer the fabric of our lives. The green movement is making huge strides replacing toxins and waste in the marketplace with organic fibers like bamboo and hemp, as well as good old corn starch, […]

5 Green Home Office Supplies We Love

You’ve dug a compost pit, replaced all your light bulbs with the energy-efficient kind, and given up bottled water for good. What about your home office? These five cool office supplies are guaranteed to help keep you productive and planet-friendly all at once. Sticky Notes – Good things come in […]

An App That Offers Green Goodness

When I was in elementary school, my classmates and I would ring in Earth Day with eco-friendly activities like collecting garbage around my hometown. Now that I’m older, I strive to make smart green choices each day, but when April 22 rolls around (tomorrow!), I usually fail to step it […]

To Chip or Not to Chip?

A couple weeks ago, my dog Lucas dashed out of my backyard. He thought it was the best game ever: He’d sprint toward me then swerve past, trying to entice me to chase him. Because he was running in circles around me, I felt confident he’d eventually come to me […]

Are We Finally Weaning Off the Bottle?

Bottled water sales have dropped for the first time in at least five years as a result of  vocal environmentalists sparing the landfill and a recession that has consumers giving tap water a shot. Americans drank 8.7 billion gallons of bottled water last year, compared with 8.8 billion in 2007, […]

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5 Earth Day Activities to Turn Into Annual Traditions

Earth Day is here once again, but it can often feel like there’s no rhyme or reason to the plethora of Earth Day activities. So instead of just winging it, we’ve provided you with some surefire ways to get a real annual Earth Day tradition underway like all the other […]

Kindred Black: A Sustainable Approach to the Luxury Lifestyle

According to owners Alice Wells and Jennifer Francis, Kindred Black is your destination for luxury lifestyle goods that are eco-responsible, craftsman produced, and ethically manufactured. In addition to unique and one-of-a-kind home goods, the online retailer also sells new and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and apothecary products. Today we’re going […]

Contemporary Art That Beautifully Raises Awareness

It can be beautiful, strange, intriguing, riveting, and emotionally moving – or a combination thereof. And sometimes contemporary art is the perfect medium for spreading awareness about the environmentally and socially conscious messages the masses need to hear. Below we’ve chosen four artists to feature who have dedicated their life’s […]

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5 Earth Day Activities to Turn Into Annual Traditions

Earth Day is here once again, but it can often feel like there’s no rhyme or reason to the plethora of Earth Day activities. So instead of just winging it, we’ve provided you with some surefire ways to get a real annual Earth Day tradition underway like all the other […]