72. Respect Your Environment

Keep in mind that human health depends upon the health of a lot of interconnected ecosystems and the planet as a whole. Make choices that respect that reality.


Equal Exchange

A worker-owned co-op with a mission to challenge the dominant Fair Trade paradigm.




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Equal Exchange

A worker-owned co-op with a distinct mission to challenge the existing Fair Trade model.




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Vanishing of the Bees

This remarkable documentary examines the mysterious disappearance of honeybees over the past several years. This crisis affects everyone, because commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of the food we eat. More About the Film




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A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World

We’re living in a society that is wired up to make us sick, overweight, depressed and stressed out.We can change this mixed-up reality.We can reclaim our well-being and create a better, more blissful world.




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8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?

Great article explaining why it’s dangerous to assume that popular household cleaners are safe.




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Small Planet Institute

Founded in 2001 by Frances Moore Lappé, author of 18 books including Diet for a Small Planet, and Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, the Small Planet Institute serves to further a transition to “Living Democracy.”




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Crude

This provocative, and award-winning, David-vs-Goliath documentary explores the ongoing lawsuit filed by 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorans against Chevron/Texaco for their oil exploration and exploitation efforts in the Amazon.




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Flow

Some experts believe that the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century is the growing global water crisis.




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Truck Farm

A self-described food project. Born out of two guys’ frustration with not having any outdoor space to grow their own food.




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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

One woman chronicles her personal adventures in urban farming.




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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

A cultural history of plastic.




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“Beyond BPA: Could ‘BPA-Free’ Products Be Just as Unsafe?”

by Elizabeth Grossman Are alternative materials safer than products that legislators want to ban? This well-written article by Elizabeth Grossman in The Atlantic summarizes the potential risks posed by BPA, the challenges of eliminating it and the lack of research on the safety of new BPA-free plastics. Read the Article    




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Bag It

This DIY, shot-on-video documentary asks the viewer to determine if life is “too plastic.”




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The Cornucopia Institue

The Cornucopia Institute’s mission is to ensure economic justice for the family-scale farming community.




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Pangea Organics

This independent manufacturer creates “Ecocentric Bodycare” products that are organic, handcrafted, cruelty-free and fairly-traded (when possible).




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The Mental-Health Benefits of Bird Watching

New research shows that living near a natural setting isn’t just good for the birds.





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The Patio-Pot Solution

The Patio-Pot Solution

Want to help save the butterflies? Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on how something as simple as planting a patch of herbs can support these pollinators.




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The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

Bees are under attack. Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl shares some ideas on what you can do to save them.




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Wake-Up Call

The electromagnetic radiation surrounding us — especially from cell phones — may pose unseen dangers to our health. Learn what you can do to reduce your exposure to EMFs.




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8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking in Your Cleaning Products?

We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. Learn about the eight scariest substances hiding under your kitchen sink, and how to replace them with safer, more natural options that really work.




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