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What’s the Scoop About Composting and Why Compost Now?

What’s the Scoop About Composting? Composting offers an environmentally superior alternative to placing organic material in landfills because composting reduces methane production. Methane is 26 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. In a landfill, decomposing organic material in anaerobic conditions (by microbes in the absence of oxygen) releases methane into the atmosphere. Anaerobic fermentation is common in landfills and open stockpiles such as manure piles. Global emissions from waste have almost doubled since 1970; and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landfills contribute 15.1% of methane emissions found in our atmosphere. These emissions are from bokash the organic matter in landfills – waste that could be composted by us instead! Compost… Read More »What’s the Scoop About Composting and Why Compost Now?

How to Mitigate U.S. Water Shortage Catastrophes

As devastating winter storms battered the United States, snow and ice battered regions of the country were unprepared for the icy blasts that knocked out power and ruptured water mains. As building temperatures dropped, water pipes froze and burst. Entire regions reported water pressure problems and some areas remain under boil water advisories. People are left to boil the tap water that trickles through their faucets, scour stores for bottled water, and obtain water from local churches, fires stations, or other public sources. For the elderly and people without vehicles, obtaining safe drinking water can be extremely challenging. In recent years, California has made headlines as deadly fires ravaged the state. People in affected areas have been instructed to boil their water and in some… Read More »How to Mitigate U.S. Water Shortage Catastrophes

Distillation Can Remove Contaminates from Drinking Water

With increasing concerns about contaminants in water that may affect health, distillation can remove contaminates from drinking water. Distillation is an effective method for removing most contaminates According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Distillation is an effective water treatment technology for commercial and household use. When water is purified by distillation, it is boiled in a container and the steam is sent into cooling tubes. The steam is condensed and then collected as purified water in a second container. The impurities in the water are left behind in the first container and can be discarded. The distillation process removes almost all impurities from water. Distillers are commonly used for removing nitrates, bacteria, sodium, hardness, dissolved solids, most organic compounds, and lead. Contaminants that easily turn… Read More »Distillation Can Remove Contaminates from Drinking Water

How to Distill Water Using a Pot and Stove

How to Distill Water Using a Pot and Stove Distilled Water is water that has had many of its impurities removed through the process of boiling the water and collecting the resulting steam. In an emergency, the following is a simple method to obtain drinking water from contaminated water is to distill water using a pot and stove follows: Get a large pot with a lid and an empty drinking cup.  The glass should be big enough to hold a fair amount of fresh water. Make sure the glass is short enough that you can still put the lid on the pot. A Pyrex or metal cup is safest, as certain types of glass will explode when exposed to heat. Plastic may melt or deform. Make… Read More »How to Distill Water Using a Pot and Stove

How to Remove Uranium From Drinking Water

Uranium is a silver colored metal that is radioactive and can be found in soil, rocks, and water. Uranium is present in the environment as a result of leaching from natural deposits, release in mill tailings, emissions from the nuclear industry, the combustion of coal and other fuels and the use of phosphate fertilizers that contain uranium. Uranium is found in the environment as a result of leeching from natural deposits, emissions from the nuclear industry, the combustion of coal and other fuels and the use of phosphate fertilizers that contain uranium.  According to a University of Nebraska Lincoln study, 78% of the uranium-contaminated sites are linked to the presence of nitrate, which through a series of reactions oxidizes uranium making it more soluble and… Read More »How to Remove Uranium From Drinking Water

Celebrate A New Dawn with the 2020 Winter Solstice

In the northern hemisphere, Winter Solstice is that magnificent point in time when the sun begins its return to the Earth. This year, the conjuncture of Jupiter and Saturn on the Solstice signals a Great Awakening. A new dawn is on its way!

You’ve Built Your Composting Toilet – What Do You Do Now?

Operating a composting toilet doesn’t require any special training. When you begin to use your new composting toilet for the first time, it is a good idea to cover the bottom of the composting vault with a few inches of good compost or rich soil. This adds the beneficial organisms that inoculate the system. It also provides a medium for the absorption of liquids How is odor controlled After each use, get into the habit of using a “dry flush” cover material. The best recipe is one part compost or good soil to one part dry carbon material such as straw, wood shavings, bean chaff, peat moss, rice husks, etc. Sometimes a small portion of ash can be added. The dry carbon material acts as a… Read More »You’ve Built Your Composting Toilet – What Do You Do Now?

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Our World Depends On Us!

In support of 2020 Global Climate Action, this YouTube presentation Our World Depends On Us answers: “Must We Change? Can We Change? Will We Change?” It’s time to be part of a planet-wide dialogue on the climate crisis and its solutions. It’s time to ask: What is the future we want?

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Dowsers and Intuitives Sheltering in Place with Gail Minogue

In this YouTube edition of “Dowsers and Intuitives Sheltring in Place,” Gail Minogue discusses free will choice and working with emotional energy as we usher in the golden age.

Love Earth Statue at Rutland City Library, Vermont.

Dowsers and Intuitives Sheltering In Place with Maya Zacharow

In this YouTube edition of “Dowsers and Intuitives Sheltering in Place,” Maya Zacharow discusses the messages of our dreams and receiving guidance moment to moment thru synchronicities.

Pollinator Power ebook

“Pollinator Power” ebook

Get your copy of “Pollinator Power,” an educational publication of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. This fact filled ebook contains something for all ages.  Topics include: Pollinating Power  Bats,  Bees Beetles Butterflies Flies Hummingbirds Moths Wasps Pollinator Habitats Providing for Pollinators Pollinators in Peril Pollinator Programs Color the Pollinators Websites and Apps for Pollinator Information Sources for Seeds for Pollinators and  Houses for Pollinators. Download your copy of Pollinator Power now and have fun learning about the wonders in your environment. 

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