Earth Guardianship

The Culture of Waste

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Stop throwing food away! The demand for quick meals and grab-and-go foods has lead to enormous food (and packaging) waste, to the tune of 70 billion pounds per year in the U.S. alone. This means that about 30% of all the food that is produced is thrown away. Yet worldwide, 1 in 9 people are hungry.

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The Scam of Bottled Water

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Plastic is one of the most toxic, yet ubiquitous, environmental problems on the planet. It leeches into the bottled water you drink, into the oceans, and the landfills. A single water bottle takes over 1,000 years to decompose, yet only 1 in 5 bottles are recycled.

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Cultivating Wholeness

21 days of kindness

Kindness Project

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In September 2019, we invited people to join us in 21-days of kindness, receiving an email each day with inspirations and ideas of how to express more kindness in the world.  In this world where there is increasing polarization, anxiety and frustration, being kind is one way we really can make an impact.  It is our power to change the world.  The archives of these 21 days can be found here.

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The Search for Wholeness

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“Searching” may not be the best word to use regarding wholeness, though many of us feel it to be something elusive, or at best found in occasional moments scheduled into our busy days. So why does it feel like a difficult “job” to find wholeness, when presumably, we are already whole? Perhaps what we are really looking for is the time and presence to truly sense ourselves, to listen.

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How To Be a Good Guest (On This Planet)

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What does it mean to be a good guest? We’ve all had bad guests before, and so one way to look at it is what to do and what not to do when we are invited to someone’s home. Reflecting on an experience I had with a bad guest, it struck me that being a good dinner guest is very much the same as being a respectful and gracious guest of the planet. And we are all guests here.

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Kitchen Medicine

Detoxify and Vitalize with Seaweeds

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Algin, found in all brown algae, and carageenan and agar in many red algae, have great therapeutic value as a heavy metal detoxifying agents. In the diet, they can bind radioactive and heavy metals present in the food stream and carry them out with the stool, since algin is generally not digestible.

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Food As Medicine: A Chinese Perspective

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In Chinese medicine and culture, food is recognized as an important healing force. Sun Si-miao, one of the great physicians and writers of the 6th century, wrote that “a true doctor first finds out the cause of disease, and having found that out, he tries to cure it first by food. If that is unsuccessful, only then does he use stronger medicine”.

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