Monday, August 22, 2011

DIY Toothpaste

Toothpaste is something that we use more than most other household chemicals. So it makes sense that it should be organic. The fewer chemical laden products we use, the fewer chemical end up circulating in our environment. This recipe for tooth paste is based on the recipe provided in a post that I read here. It uses three main ingredients that, in moderation, are good for dental health and have anti-bacterial properties.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fight Overpopulation with Education

One of the main reasons we have such a big impact on the environment is because of our burgeoning population. Although the world's rate of growth is slowing, the world's population is growing. It is expected to reach 7 billion by the end of this year. Most of the growth is from the less developed nations. As the population continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly obvious that a country's growth rate is linked to the education provided to its women.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


E-waste is a loosely defined term that refers to disposed electronics. With the demand for high-end electronics on a rise, e-waste is becoming a serious problem. Chances are that you, me, and anyone who has ever bought and disposed of an electronic item has contributed to this problem. A lot of this developed world garbage ends up in less developed nations where people, often children, forage through the materials looking for small bits of precious metal that can be salvaged. By doing so, they are exposed to toxins that for most of us are heavily regulated and kept in low concentrations. These toxins include substances such as mercury, lead, chromium, beryllium, and others.