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Go Green and Go Offline For Green Yom Kippur

Does  your relationship with technology give you feelings of impatience and narcissism? Go offline. Along with numerous other bloggers, we have argued that a culture of doing and spending creates an impetus to do and spend more than the earth can provide. What happened to the simplicity of art to ease our earthly cares? Or […]

What is Causing Breast Growth in Chinese Toddlers?

When was the last time you checked the ingredients in your baby’s formula? A mystery is unfolding in the central area of Wuhan and the capital of Beijing in China, where 4 formula-fed babies and toddlers began growing breasts. Tests showed abnormally high levels of estradiol and prolactin in the baby’s blood. Could it happen […]

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Go Green this Ramadan! (6 Steps)

Arwa offers a 6 step guide to greening your Ramadan holiday.  With the month of Ramadan quickly approaching, Muslims across the world are beginning to prepare for the month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. Food supplies are stocked up (ironic, I know), appointments are rescheduled and preparations are made for the month of spiritual […]

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EcoMum’s 7 Focus Points for Green Parents

Busy moms can lose their “green” focus. Green Prophet’s EcoMum goes over 7 focal point tips to keep over-stretched moms on their “eco” pointe. It’s been a while since this EcoMum reported her tips on Green Prophet. I’ve been in my “mummy bubble” and from here I take it for granted that most people these […]

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Cambridge to Build Europe’s First Eco-Mosque

Architect Marks Barfield is to design a £13 million “eco” mosque on a 0.4 hectare brownfield site in Cambridge. England’s historic city of Cambridge, with its world-famous university and idyllic countryside, will soon count a mosque amidst its stunning skyline of spires. But this isn’t just any old mosque. In fact it is the first-purpose […]

Biased Allergy "Milk Protein" Study Puts Babies at Risk

A new study suggests that introducing babies to milk before 2 weeks of age can prevent milk allergies later. “Lactavist” Hannah points out its flaws and dangers of such studies. For decades, the World Health Organization and medical associations around the world have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. […]

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Natural Remedies for Late Pregnancy

Miriam recommends natural teas and a tincture for third-trimester ladies – and their husbands. Having actively worked as a doulah for many years, I’ve always used herbalist’s wisdom to support women in pregnancy. Here are some herbs to ease the wait of the lady in waiting: The third trimester can be trying. Exhaustion, possibly return of […]

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Prince Charles on Islam and the Environment

Prince Charles delivers a speech targeted to Muslim population and how it mobilize to quell environmental problems, such as over-population in the developing world. Image via the Telegraph Known as an ardent environmentalist – he’s even got his own line of organic food Duchy Originals –  the United Kingdom’s Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, […]

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Orgasmic Birth, the Eco-Sexy Way to Deliver?

Debra Pascali-Bonaro, a midwife, birthing educator and doula has over 25 years experience helping to deliver babies.  Her video, ‘Orgasmic Childbirth’ was five years in the making, and followed several couples on their journey towards experiencing ecstatic childbirths, not necessarily free from pain, but augmented by pleasure and sensuality. About the film – which can […]

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Israel Defense Ministry Stalls on Sewage Treatment

Raw sewage from Jerusalem flows straight into the Dead Sea. Many of Israel’s army bases were built quickly, in isolated spots, and 150 of them are not even connected to the country’s sewage system. The waste  ends up in the groundwater, contaminating fresh water sources and crops and preventing the water from being recycled for […]

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Green Your Shabbat Candles With Beeswax

Every Friday night religious Jews light candles for Shabbat, the Sabbath or Shabbos. Guest poster Debra A. Waldoks sends us this tip in “light” of Earth Day today. Jewish or not, consider the ramifications of earth-friendly candles. My husband called me out on it: He claims that I am “green” when it affects my personal […]