25 Years of Natural Awakenings by Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams.
The Self-Regenerating Building Material Cork is both recyclable and renewable because it regenerates its bark after harvesting, which causes no harm to trees. Durable cork can be found in the flooring of the Library of Congress and as an insulator
Plug Into the Latest Trends Through August in the U.S., automakers sold 36,380 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV), compared to 16,514 by the same time last year. Sales are booming, although it’s not reflected in fairly flat sales of green cars overall. The reason is that hybrid sales are being lost as consumers go fully electric.
Guide to Sustainable Merry-Making There is symmetry between living in an eco-conscious manner and the spirit of Christmas. Striving for peace on Earth and good will to all can also be expressed in reducing the holiday’s impact on the planet.
The Greenville Holistic Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking meeting on November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oakview Medical Associates in Simpsonville. The meetings are designed to help practitioners network with other holistic practitioners, learn how to get the word out about their businesses, and begin cross-promoting. This is an opportunity to connect one-on-one, introduce your holistic business, and share your passion for bringing more holistic options to the Greenville community.
Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making it easier on both people and the planet. Whether shopping online or in a local store, more eco-friendly options are available and they’re worth seeking out.
On September 25, Upstate Natural Awakenings presented the documentary film HEAL at Zen Greenville. Prior to the start of the film we served light refreshments that were included in the ticket cost. A dozen or so Upstate natural health vendors were on hand to display their products and services and to interact with those attending. I am happy to report that 120 people purchased tickets on EventBrite and by all accounts, gave a big thumbs up to HEAL and to our presentation of more films in the future.
Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet by Linda Sechrist Recognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics.
Options Grow for Plant-Based Eating by Marlaina Donato Plant-based lifestyles, once considered by some as a fad that would fade, are on the rise worldwide. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 6 million to 8 million Americans have completely eliminated meat, including seafood, from their plates. With a 600 percent increase of people going vegan domestically in the past three years
It’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great-great grandchildren won’t let me sleep my great-great grandchildren ask me in dreams What did you do while the planet was plundered?