Inside the green schools revolution

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How can we design better, ‘living’ classrooms, places that will not only improve the lives of teachers and students, but also have less of an impact on the environment? Bryn Nelson goes back to school to find out.   It begins with a girl from Oregon. She is eight years old, and crying. At the edge of suburbia, her grandfather’s woods with her favourite climbing trees and ‘green sky’ trees for reading are being clear-cut … MORE

Living Tiny….The Pros and Cons

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There is an exciting movement that is taking the country by storm.  Tiny Homes have been popping up all over the country.  Many of them are surprisingly comfortable, and offer most of the amenities you would hope to find in a traditional home. And let’s face it, they are REALLY cute! There are several types of tiny homes, from ones that are mobile, and built on trailer beds, to permanent homes, and then there are … MORE

The Truth About Pig Factory Farming

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Although it is not common knowledge, pigs are highly intelligent creatures. They are affectionate, protective of their young, playful social animals and they suffer greatly from the factory farming system.  Studies show us that pigs have a long memory and have the ability to focus on specific tasks even better than some primates. Of course such knowledge would not be in the interest of the meat industry which would not wish people to know they … MORE

The Best 30-Day Vegetarian Diet Plan

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Incorporating more vegetarian meals into your weekly routine is a great way to boost your health. Research shows that eating more plant-based foods and less meat increases your intake of key nutrients, such as dietary fiber, and reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. Plus, going meatless has environmental benefits. The Environmental Working Group reports the effect of a family of four skipping a steak dinner once a week … MORE

Delicious Superfood Recipes

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Looking to eat more nutrient-rich superfoods? To get you started, we’ve curated recipes with foods that pack a powerful punch of health-promoting nutrients, like vitamin A in sweet potatoes, fiber in beans and lentils, vitamin E in nuts and seeds, and antioxidant flavanoids in tea—just to name a few. Superfoods don’t need to be exotic or expensive items—you’ll find many right in the aisles of your local grocery store. Here are a handful of delicious … MORE

Eight Low-Calorie Recipes from the March/April 2016 Issue of EatingWell Magazine

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Spring clean your diet with our best new low-calorie recipes. Get on the veggie noodle trend with spiralized Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms. Celebrate fresh spring peas in Pea Shoot & Snap Pea Salad with Sunflower Seeds.  Step outside of the box with Shakshuka and Curried Shrimp Lettuce Wraps. Plus, Cuban-style Coffee Granita is a deliciously sweet dessert for only 100 calories. Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms Pea Shoot & Snap … MORE

Six Mouthwatering Recipes From the March/April 2016 Issue of EatingWell Magazine

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Get a taste of spring with our new healthy recipes featuring the fresh flavors of the season. Make Tangerine & Roasted Beet Salad with Feta & Pistachios for a gorgeous side, shake up your own Matcha Green Tea Latte and celebrate spring vegetables with Gruyère, Asparagus & Pea Baked Pasta. Tangerine & Roasted Beet Salad with Feta & Pistachios Matcha Green Tea Latte Warm Fava Bean & Escarole Salad (Scafata) Gruyère, Asparagus & Pea Baked … MORE