Green Activism

Let’s Define What ‘Green’ Really Means

What does it mean to “go green”? It depends on who you ask. I’ve always been a lover of natural spaces. That’s one reason I love living in Nevada, because of the vast open spaces of mostly natural landscapes governed by the BLM instead of locked up in private ownership. In my youth as a participant in Boy Scouts, being a conservationist was always part of my skill set and belief system. So I’ve always considered conserving nature part of what it means to be green.

As the discussion of climate change has become more urgent and popular, the idea of moving towards a “green economy” to help slow and reverse this warming crisis made sense to me. That’s what most people see as the modern green movement.

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Natural Remedies

Benefits of All-Natural Pain Relief

When it comes to pain relief, oftentimes we default to popping pills. It may not be a major issue if you just do it  every once in awhile but many of us suffer from chronic pain.  Chronic pain tends to necessitate more frequent reliance on anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. One problem is that in Western medicine, anti-inflammatory pain relief generally equates to Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen, which contribute to major health problems.  According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the severe issues caused by long term use of NSAIDs can cause liver failure, heart attack and stroke.   

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Cultivation

Importance of Sustainable Hemp Farming

What is hemp, you may ask? It’s simply another name for the cannabis plant. It’s fibrous and incredibly versatile in its potential uses. Hemp can offer sustainable solutions to unsustainable practices.

Hemp plastic is non-toxic and biodegradable. It is also much stronger than conventional plastic. It provides an alternative to cotton, which uses 50 percent more water than hemp to grow. It also uses up 25 percent of the world’s pesticides.

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Natural Remedies

Tips for Natural, Pain-Free Living

People have used essential oils, herbs, and alternative therapies as natural pain relievers for hundreds of years.
Researchers have not fully explored these options, but some evidence suggests that certain remedies can help, and that many people find them useful.
In this article, we discuss eight natural pain relievers and the science behind them. Read on to learn how to manage pain naturally without relying on over-the-counter pain medication.

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