Start Your Own Garden: The Perfect Care Instructions

 

Guest post by Nairi Bodroumian Start your own garden? It sounds like it would be a lot of work, right? However, this is a great way to save money on groceries and get closer to the natural rhythms of earth. This article will provide all the information you need to ensure that your garden thrives from start to finish!

Are GMOs Bad for the Environment?

 

Guest post by David Evans While we see a lot of fiery debates about the impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on our health, discussions of the environmental impacts of GMOs are much less common. For many, the phrase “genetically modified” conjures up images of home-grown science experiments or lab projects gone wrong. While in reality, genetically modified organisms are a lot less scary than the name implies, their environmental impacts should still leave us concerned. After explaining what exactly GMOs are, this article discusses how GMOs impact the environment to help us answer the question “are GMOs bad for the environment?”

What Quantity of CBD Gummies Should You Take to Get Better Sleep?

 

Guest post by Ross D CBD gummies pretty much look like standard gummy bears. The two products may even have the same taste. The primary difference is that CBD gummies contain cannabidiol as one of the main bioactive ingredients. There are over 100 kinds of cannabinoid compounds within hemp plants, among them cannabidiol (CBD), which you may have heard of before, and cannabigerol (CBG), which is less well-known. Cannabidiol and cannabigerol have both been widely studied for their numerous therapeutic benefits. This post looks at the quantity of CBD gummies to take for better sleep. However, if you are interested in CBG, there are many options available on the market. You can read more about the best cbg gummies here.

How to Make Your Fashion Choices More Ethical and Sustainable

 

Guest post by Lisa Silva Today's consumers are increasingly aware of the human and environmental costs of the clothes they wear. According to recent surveys, buyers want eco-friendly garments—and they're willing to pay the price for sustainable men's suede sneakers and other items. Despite the push for sustainability, many companies are sending mixed signals. Fashion brands in the United States and worldwide are bombarding us with marketing messages about recycled and organic fibers, environmentally friendly collections, and vegan offerings. At the same time, though, they tell us that clothing is all but disposable and we need a new outfit for every occasion.

Have Anxiety? Give Anti-Anxiety CBD Oil Tincture a Try

 

Guest post by Michele Lowe In recent years, increasing anecdotal evidence has tipped the scales in favor of CBD products. People are now turning to CBD as their preferred method of natural treatment for a variety of issues. Thanks to the massive demand, companies have started rolling out a myriad of CBD products. These days it has become easy to find things like anti-anxiety CBD oil tincture in the UK.

How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Fitness Routine

 

Guest post by Nicklas Brandrup Maintaining a proper diet and getting enough rest are essential components for a good fitness routine. However, there’s one popular health product can help you maximize your fitness journey: CBD, or cannabidiol. This naturally-occurring chemical compound derived from hemp plants is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t give you a high. Many fitness enthusiasts are looking to CBD because it offers a variety of potential health benefits, specifically for pre- and post-workout use. Learn more about the benefits of using CBD in your exercise routine and what types of products are best for fitness recovery.

7 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Garden Redesign in Winter

 

Guest post by Shannon Quantock Keeping your garden maintained every season is one of the keys to making it last as long as possible. In the winter, the majority of plants are usually pretty dormant if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, which makes it the perfect time for you to plan a new design. Let’s have a look at a few reasons why planning your garden design in the winter is a great idea.

How To Start Green Living When You're Super Busy

 

Guest post by Sam Whitehouse Green living refers to a lifestyle that strives to reduce the use of resources in an attempt to preserve and conserve the environment. To add, it also involves making eco-friendly and environmentally-ethical choices in almost every aspect of your life. A big part of the green living movement nowadays also involves rethinking how we consume. Reusing and upcycling materials, and buying secondhand items have all taken on new importance in the quest to reduce our consumption of new items.

What Are Terpenes, and How Do You Use Them?

 

Guest post by Michele Lowe The oil-like substances that naturally occur in plants are known as terpenes. When these compounds are chemically altered through processes like drying or curing, they are referred to as terpenoids. Terpenes are counted among the most prominent compounds that make up a significant component of essential oils in plants. An essential constituent of natural hydrocarbons found in hemp plants, terpenes are responsible for creating the scents associated with different strains of cannabis. They also work to attract pollinators and repel pests. Located in the buds and flowers of cannabis plants, cannabis terpenes provide one of the richest sources of terpenes in the plant kingdom.

Fall through Winter Gardening: how to harvest throughout the cool season

 

For many of us who grow food, late autumn brings cold weather and spells the end of the harvest. But the cold season doesn’t have to end your gardening journey. While it is true that some places, like USDA zones 0-2, have extremely short growing seasons that make growing vegetables outdoors extremely challenging, in most zones, even those where it snows every winter, you can continue to grow fresh herbs, vegetables, and even some flowers all year. Planting or placing your crops inside a greenhouse, coldframe, hot box, polytunnel, row cover, pop-up-plant protector, or heavy-duty gardening plastic will keep them growing through the fall and winter months. Some of these tools are inexpensive, while others can cost a small fortune. For example, a lean-to or freestanding greenhouse with walls made of polycarbonate plastic can be purchased or built for as little as a few hundred dollars, while a large walk-in greenhouse with walls of horticultural-grade glass can cost tens of thousands of dollars. These are some of the most common ways that you can extend your growing season from the early fall months, or even begin growing new crops in the winter.

How Can CBD+CBN Oil Help Your Body at Low Temperatures?

 

Guest post by Michele Lowe We love the feel of cold and exciting winters. The hot chocolate season is something that many of us anticipate the whole year. However, with the change in seasons, our bodies are also exposed to low temperatures that may affect our well-being. This means that our health demands more attention during cold weather. The effects of low temperature are not only limited to our physical nature but also our mental peace. Winters are dark and cold. This fact negatively influences our subconscious into experiencing a low or depressed mood. Our vitamin D levels fall due to lack of sunlight; this vitamin type is essential for absorbing calcium into the body.

5 Healthy Habits That Can Bring a Glow to Your Face

 

Guest post by Michele Lowe Gone are the times where health was relegated to the backseat of our minds. The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to rethink our priorities, and thinking about our health in general is at the forefront of our day-to-day thoughts. For many, facial health is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. Experts suggest that most individuals also associate a healthy facial glow with self-confidence. The fast lifestyle and heavy workload that many people currently face do not allow for much flexibility in creating a better lifestyle. working hours only make it difficult day by day.

Sustainability Tips for Your Day-to-Day Life

 

Guest post by Matt Casadona In the past, sustainability was associated with hippies and tree-hugging, but as more generations have begun to pay attention to the ways we are destroying our planet, it’s become a hot topic and one many people, young or old, are exploring. As you become aware of how your everyday life-- from your morning commute to your meals-- affects your carbon footprint and the planet, you’ll need ways to help you live more sustainably. Here are some of the simplest ways to become more sustainable without drastically altering your lifestyle.

6 Green Business Startup Ideas

 

Guest post by Jack Cousins Are you looking to start a business that is both environmentally friendly and profitable? Many business owners have found it hard to get the right balance in the past, although with times changing and more customers looking to purchase from green businesses rather than support less sustainable businesses, it is more important than ever for aspiring startups to build their business with sustainability in the mind from the start.

The Monetary Benefits of Recycling Unused Items

 

Guest post by Stewart McGrenary What’s better than making money and saving the planet at the same time? Today, we will look at how you can earn money by recycling everyday unused items. These could include things you no longer need or haven’t used for quite some time now. Think about the stuff that’s collecting dust in your storeroom or the basement. Do you think you’ll ever use these items, or will they end up in landfills? Recycling is beneficial. It’s good for the planet, for the environment, and it can help align our moral compass. However, most people overlook the most critical advantage — making money through recycling. Many recycling programs allow people to bring in their “trash” and get paid in cash. You can help the planet and the people around you while making profits. The economic benefits of recycling are also worth discussing. Recycling leads to job creation, innovative products, and cost-saving. These are just some of the economic benefits that come when people start taking recycling seriously. Now let's talk about how you can earn money by recycling unused items around you.

The Future Is Electric: Here Are the Best-Prepared U.S. Cities for Electric Cars (Infographic)

 

Guest post by Francis Chantree With more people than ever becoming aware of the effects of their consumer choices on climate change, many have made the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). While Norway has the largest EV use in the world, followed by Iceland and Sweden, the US is driving mass sales both at home and abroad (thanks, Tesla!), and as of 2018 had over one million registered EV vehicles on the road. Sales of EVs in the US are projected to skyrocket within the next 5 years, with projections of over 4 million EVs on the road in California alone! The question is, are we really ready for this massive transition to EVs?

7 Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Home's Energy Efficiency When You Use Solar Power

 

Guest post by Anita Ginsburg When you’re trying to help the environment, converting to solar power is a great first step that a growing number of homeowners have taken. However, you can go further by being more careful about how your home uses power. By conserving energy, you can stretch the power your solar panels produce. You may even be able to turn around and sell excess power back to your utility company. This is usually applied as a credit on your monthly bill. However, in order to be as energy efficient as possible, you need to be smart about how you use power in your home.

From Black to Green: How Tires are Shifting to Eco-Friendly Materials

 

Guest post by Frank Sloan There are several components in a vehicle that contribute to the damage those machines inflict on our planet. However, one of the main parts that have a significant effect is tires. Their driving functions are connected to an automobile’s fuel usage and can also contribute to waste that can harm the environment if they’re not addressed. Hence, tires are integral to the achievement of building a more sustainable world that utilizes automobiles. Top manufacturers worldwide are continuously studying to find ways to produce tires that enhance car performance while lessening their environmental impact. That’s how valuable they are in pushing for environmentalism in the auto industry. Globally, many tire manufacturing companies have been making efforts to switch to sustainable designs for the past several years. The first step they took is the introduction of renewable and sustainable materials for manufacturing their products. Here are some of the ways in which they are shifting tires towards more eco-friendly materials.

Sopa de Mora (harvest recipe)

 

Last summer I hired my neighbor’s gardener to create a pea gravel walkway in my back yard. The morning of the job, he showed up with his wife Doris* and another friend and got to work. It was one of the few occasions when I was willing to sit back and let someone else handle all the labor for a change. While the guys were working, Doris took a break to show me a frog she found in the yard, and like two giddy schoolgirls, we fawned over the poor thing (who had almost ended up flattened under one of the guys’ boots) and shared our insights into the nature of these creatures in her broken English and my broken Spanish. As the men continued to work and I came out again to respond to their questions and look at the progress of the walkway, Doris pointed out a weed that was growing in my yard and told me it was mora. She said that you could eat it and that in her country (El Salvador), they cooked it in a soup. Intrigued, I resolved to find out more.

Could Hemp Oil Benefit Your Pets?

 

guest post by Kalki Henrietta Yes, hemp oil for pets is a thing. There are already many wonderful benefits to using different kinds of oils for humans, but did you know that hemp oil can also be helpful for pets? Hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. Since it is derived from an organic plant, hemp oil may contain hints of cannabinoids. Before you freak out about that tiny detail, let’s clear up a common misconception: hemp oil is derived from the seed of the cannabis plant while its counterpart—cannabidiol (CBD) oil—is derived from different parts of the plant, such as the stalk and the leaves. While both are sometimes associated with producing mind-altering effects, in fact, they don’t do this at all. Instead, they only produce an entourage effect -- and not the bad kind!