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Climate-Wise Landscaping

Climate-Wise Landscaping

Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire — but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at …

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Intrinsic Hope

Intrinsic Hope

Living Courageously in Troubled Times

by Kate Davies
foreword by Vicki Robin

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task.

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from "bugs" by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and anti-bacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The …

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The Planet Friendly Diet

The Planet Friendly Diet

Your 21-day Guide to Sustainable Weight Loss and Optimal Health

Full colour throughout

Would you like to lose weight, feel great, and minimize the impact of your eating habits on the environment? The Planet Friendly Diet is a unique, all-inclusive program for a greener lifestyle based on responsible dietary …

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Heal Local

Heal Local

20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare

Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our …

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Conceiving Healthy Babies

Conceiving Healthy Babies

An Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation

Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental …

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Why I Walk

Why I Walk

Taking a Step in the Right Direction

A recent survey shows that members of Gen Y are walking 37 percent more than they were a decade ago, biking 122 percent more and taking public transit 100 percent more. Still, the legacy of the car culture persists. Raised on the notion that driving …

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Field Exercises

Field Exercises

How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities

There are nearly 25 million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military personnel experience difficulty …

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