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.


Simran Sethi

Emmy-award winning journalist, author and associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications.




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Majora Carter

Majora Carter is an urban planning visionary and MacArthur “genius” grant winner.




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Pesticide Action Network – North America

The dedicated team at Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA), along with their worldwide partners, works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.




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Van Jones

Internationally recognized human rights and clean-energy economy pioneer.




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Mind Body Green

A great resource that makes it fun and easy to live an eco-conscious lifestyle.




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Center for the New American Dream

A great resource for those interested in living a more balanced and sustainable life. www.newdream.org Twitter: @newdream_org




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The Dirty Dozen iPhone App

A handy, mobile guide to determining the pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables.




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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

An investigative memoir about Kingsolver’s family’s decision to deliberately eat locally produced food for one year.




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King Corn

An intriguing and educational film about two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. More About the Film  




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Green America

Washington, DC-based nonprofit seeking to harness the economic power of consumers, investors, businesses and the marketplace to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.




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Sara Snow

Inspiration and advice on healthy, natural sustainable living.




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It’s Easy Being Green

A nuts-and-bolts guide to tips and resources for greener living.




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“75 Things You Can Compost, but Thought You Couldn’t”

Great source for composting basics.




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“It’s Proven: Organic Is Better”

An argument for why organically-produced products are better for humans and the planet.




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“How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit”

Simple ideas for making nontoxic cleaning supplies.




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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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