California Organic Fertilizers Receives California Department of Food and Ag Organic Materials Registration (OIM) for 23 Products

Green (Living) Review

All organic fertiizer products manufactured by California Organic Fertilizers, Inc. have been registered by CDFA a OIM products allowed for sale in organic agriculture in California. Sacramento, CA, March 08, 2012 : California Organic Fertilizers, Inc. has received registration by CDFA on all 23 of their organic fertilizer input materials (OIMs). OIM products manufactured by California Organic Fertilizers include both dry and liquid products.

Biomimetics: A strong light organic material that promises a ton of eco features


Researchers seem to have stumbled upon a material of super-strength and great buoyancy as they continue their exploration of the wonders of the natural world. By combining the waters strider’s ability to move on the surface of water with wood’s inherent buoyancy scientists have come with a brand new material that seems to open up a world of possibilities. The new material has been made with a substance called ‘Aerogel’.


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Zameeg: Ancient Persian Eco-Love for US Clothing Line

Green Prophet

Quite like the new Israeli cycling apparel line, Caravan Collective , Zameeg apparel is GOTS-certified , which basically means they have gone above and beyond to source the most earth-friendly and socially responsible materials available. Design ancient persian Crowdfunding eco-fashion GOTS certified organic materials sustainable fashion Zameeg

Top 10 Benefits Ayurveda’s Only Panacea: Shilajit.

Elephant Journal

It is formed by the compression of organic material between layers of. Shilajit may be one of the world’s most unique substances. Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today ayurveda health herbal remedies john douillard shilajit

Sheet Mulching: How to Smother Weeds, Build Soil & Conserve Water the Easy Way

Green (Living) Review

Rather than pile up your manure, leaves, crop residue, and other organic materials in a squat pile, you spread it all out where the compost is needed, skipping the effort to build the pile, turn it, water it, and otherwise coerce it to break down into rich, brown earth—a process that goes on for months. Sheet mulching is a fancy phrase for building a massive compost pile across the surface of a field or garden.

A holy high? Ancient cannabis traces found at Jewish shrine

Green Prophet

Analysis of the material on two Iron Age altars discovered at the entrance to the “holy of holies” of a shrine at Tel Arad in the Beer-sheba Valley, Israel, were found to contain traces of cannabis and frankincense, according to new article in the journal, Tel Aviv.

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Relaxing and Zen Bathroom Design Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Using natural and organic materials to design or remodel your bathroom may be ideal, and natural fibers and wood creates the feeling of being close to nature as well as a tranquil environment. When it comes to designing or remodeling your bathroom, you may want a space that is comfortable and relaxing. A zen inspired bathroom could provide the relaxation and calmness you desire.

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New Space Age Material Made From… Carrots?

Green (Living) Review

Carbon fiber has long been considered one of those space age materials often reserved for high-end sports cars, the space shuttle and other products out of reach for the average consumer. Despite the high price tag associated with manufacturing carbon fiber, it is one of the lightest and strongest materials currently manufactured.

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Composting: A Love Story

Green Home Blog

Steam rises from the pile and the material is so warm that my feet can tolerate it for only a few seconds. First I push aside the outer layer of raw material then I plunge my shovel down into the active layers. What comes out is an amazing mix of material, some undecomposed material, great mounds of fluffy black humus, a million little roly-poly bugs, almost as many worms, maybe even a mole – enveloped in a sweet musty aroma like the smell of rising bread dough.

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Microplastics in our lungs linked to Covid-19 surge?

Green Prophet

They may be banned in cosmetics, but they come from car tires, Dollar Store toys, and basically most of the non-organic trash you throw away every single day. . Bioplastics made from organic material. Buy cotton, better organic, and avoid synthetic throw-away clothing.

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Easy Composting Instructions

Eco Friendly Daily

Organic materials such as food and yard waste make up 24% of the materials dumped into Ohio landfills. problem with this is that a simple process can recycle these organic materials. Over time these materials turn into compost, which can be applied to indoor or outdoor plants to improve soil and plant growth. To start a compost bin, materials should be added in the following layers: Coarse. materials. Organic. material.

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween

Green Home Blog

You can also organize a costume swap in your community. Hand out organic treats – For a lot of children, candy is the most important part of Halloween (the average Halloween haul weighs in at 10 lbs.!). In addition to staples like apples, raisins and nuts, you can also include healthier versions of their favorite candies, such as organic dark chocolate or gummies made with cane sugar or honey instead of high fructose corn syrup. 10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween.

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What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products

Green Home Blog

For example, most solvents contain toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC), and detergents are made from phosphates that damage the environment. Enzyme-based cleaners work because they include specific enzymes that help break down organic material such as grease, dirt, and oil. What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products.

The Compost King of New York

Green (Living) Review

On an overcast winter morning, Charles Vigliotti, chief executive of American Organic Energy, drove me to his 62-acre lot in rural Yaphank, N.Y., Many innovative municipalities, in an effort to keep organic material out of dumps — where it generates methane, a greenhouse gas — already separate food from garbage and send it to old-fashioned compost facilities. What happens to food scraps after the city takes them?

Eco-Friendly Rugs to Green-ify Your Home

Green Furniture Home Design

I want to make sure that I am choosing products that are from sustainably harvested materials, are recycled, or reclaimed, or are just second-hand! Some of the most gorgeous eco-friendly rugs are made from the most beautiful materials you can imagine – and they are often very affordable. Bamboo is a material that seems to have no limits in its uses, and of course, is one of the most sustainable resources out there. I know, I know. Green-ify isn’t a real word.

Family Resolution: Start Composting

Eco Friendly Daily

Organic materials such as food and yard waste make up 24 percent of the materials dumped into Ohio landfills. The problem with this is that a simple process can recycle these organic materials. Over time these materials turn into compost, which can be applied to indoor or outdoor plants to improve soil and plant growth. To start a compost bin, it’s best if the materials are added in the following layers: Coarse materials.

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween

Green Home Blog

You can also organize a costume swap in your community. Hand out organic treats – For a lot of children, candy is the most important part of Halloween (the average Halloween haul weighs in at 10 lbs.!). In addition to staples like apples, raisins and nuts, you can also include healthier versions of their favorite candies, such as organic dark chocolate or gummies made with cane sugar or honey instead of high fructose corn syrup. 10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween.

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Western and Clark’s Grebes: Poetry in Motion

10,000 Birds

2 &# These two Western Grebes have just come up from a dive, each with a piece of organic material in their beaks. Western Grebes ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ) and Clark’s Grebes ( Aechmophorus clarkii ) are probably best known for their elaborate courtship displays. These ceremonies are some of the most complex displays in the world of birds. We are fortunate in Northern California to have four lakes that support 76% of the total number of nesting grebes in California 1.

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Municipal Solid Waste Volumes Could Double


As defined in the report, MSW consists of organic material Growing prosperity and urbanization could double the volume of municipal solid waste annually by 2025, challenging environmental and public health management in the world’s cities, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service.

5 Ways To Green Your School

Green Home Blog

Schools throw away tons of organic material every year, including leftover food and soiled paper products, so why not make sure all that trash is being put to good use? Tagged: community , get involved , green school , organic produce. COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE Going Green Recycling REUSABLE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS community get involved green school organic produce5 Ways To Green Your School. Green your school!

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6 Reasons Backyard Compost is the Best Soil Enhancer

Green (Living) Review

By the end of last summer, my compost piles were heaped with organic matter: spent tomato plants , giant leaves from zucchini, and long spirals of vegetation created by watermelon and cucumber plants. Your Backyard Heap Is Energy Efficient Many municipalities offer composting of woody brush, leaves and other organic matter.

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Why Mulching Is Important

Green (Living) Review

Garden mulch is a layer of organic material that is spread on the ground to protect or improve soil. Mulch materials can range from “brown” mulch (carbon)— shredded leaves, newspaper, straw, or wood chips—to “green” mulch (nitrogen)—grass clippings, cut weeds or herbs or manure. Mulch Improves Diversity and Soil Health: It protects soil organisms , like worms, insects, and soil microbes, which will help protect against pests.

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From the Netherlands, Electric Scooter Replaces Fiberglass with Eco NFCs


is another scooter that is demonstrating the possibility of creating robust vehicle frames out of organic materials. Hungary’s Moveo electric scooter has already tackled street clutter by allowing owners to fold them up into the size of a suitcase. Now the Be.e The scooter was designed by Maarten Heijltjes and Simon Akkaya of the Netherlands’ Waarmakers – the design company behind the Goedzak , featured on Springwise earlier this year. The Be.e,

The Role of Green Manure in Soil Fertility


It is the practice of planting crops that will be turn into the soil with the purpose to increase organic matter and replenish nutrients. At the same time, green manure serves as a source of food for numerous soil microbes and organisms. Their movement and activity helps build a good soil structure and by feeding on the organic matter, they allow for its distribution in soils. Allow soil rest for 20 days after tilling to let the organic material decompose properly.

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Green Earth Journey

Name: Marlon Obando Solano and Amy Shelton Shop Name: naturalezanica Shop Link: [link] Location: Louisville, Kentucky (by way of Nicaragua) Ships To : everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? We collect all of our sustainable, organic materials by hand from the forest floor. Marlon began collecting and experimenting with different natural materials at a young age in the woods and mountains surrounding his family's farm in Nicaragua.

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Organic Muslim prayer mat inspires us to get closer to The One

Green Prophet

And of course something is more sustainable if there is simply fewer or less of the thing, but we love the simpler, more natural approach — buying products made with wholesome materials and made with love. The young designers of Rahatnook are offering an organic prayer mat, one that they refer to as their “space of silence”, both spatial and spiritual. Beauty Design Islam organic prayer mat

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10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


The air we breathe is a carrier of compounds crucial for metabolism of all living organisms. Trees provide one precious raw material – timber. The remaining 60 percent are used for other purposes such as a building material, furniture or other everyday objects from cooking utensils to decorative ornaments [7]. It is the energy released from burning plants and animal-based organic materials such as manure. Our demand for natural resources steadily rises.

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Archeologists unearth 5000-year-old micro-brewery in Tel Aviv!

Green Prophet

“These vessels were manufactured with straw temper or some other organic material in order to strengthen them, a method not customary in the local pottery industry. Hey Brooklyn and your micro-breweries – turns out you’ve got nothing on Tel Aviv! Evidence of an Egyptian brew-house dating to 5000 years ago is being dug up in Tel Aviv. Archeologists there have found pieces of ancient pottery vessels used to make beer.

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The Urban Death Project will turn your dead body into beetroot

Green Prophet

Perhaps, the most novel, and really earth friendly way of disposing of human remains is being proposed by an organization called the Urban Death Project , in which a person’s body will be turned into natural compost to be used for fertilizing gardens and food crops. The burial and composting facility will have a section where a dignified religious funeral can take place, including interning the shroud wrapped body into a bed filled with wood shavings and other organic material.

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Innovative Building Panels Able To Cleanse Air

Eco Friendly Daily

When sunlight comes into contact with the surface, electrons are then charged and begin a process which results in the breaking down of organic material both in the air and on the panels themselves. The interaction causes the organic materials to be oxidized, a process which causes the potentially harmful organic materials to now be essentially harmless. Green innovations are growing in both presence and popularity.

How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that arable lands worldwide lose every year 75 billion tons of soil due to erosion [2]. Runoff causes usually the biggest problems on agricultural lands, carrying nutrients and organic matter away from croplands, making it harder to maintain soil fertility to grow crops. High organic matter content in soils is excellent in preventing soil damage.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


With topsoil gone, important soil nutrients with organic material are lost. These techniques also help building up organic matter in soils, thus maintaining their long-term productivity. For example, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommends planting Mesquite trees on grazed lands, which is a leguminous plant that provides pods rich in protein. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities.

2019 71

What Water Quality Says About the Local Environment

Eco Friendly Daily

The pH balance of water is important because when the pH becomes out of the ideal range, the organisms within it will die. When water moves over these soils and rocks, the water can dissolve minerals, filter through organic material, and interact with algae and bacteria.

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February Gardening Tips

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Work to do in the garden now in February: Cut back long roses to avoid the wind catching them - save full pruning for, say, March Stop wall climbers being a problem by cutting them back now Ensure colour all year with plants like crab apples which produce fruit into winter Give your shed a good clean before the spring gardening season starts Dig over bare areas of soil and add compost to improve drainage and to provide organic material for worms, etc.

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Pros and Cons of Organic Farming


Even though organic farming has been around since the Neolithic period, when our ancestors turned from hunters and gatherers to farmers, there is no doubt that it is experiencing a bit of a comeback in recent years. With ever-increasing awareness about toxic chemicals used extensively in modern agriculture, more people are willing to pay higher prices for organically produced food. The global market for organic products has grown to 80 billion US dollars in 2015, with the U.S.

Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Green Prophet

This huge and wide-open farm has a vegetable garden and organic materials where you can collect fresh produce yourself, giant pumpkin fields, mazes, and many others. Thailand is breathtaking for anyone, but for people from the Middle East it is an obvious and a close playground.

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Edible Packaging Lets you Drink Then Eat the Bottle


A few years ago, Edwards collaborated with French designer François Azambourg on an edible bottle that’s made from organic materials and is biodegradable. David Edwards, a professor at Harvard University, is working on the WikiCells project that looks into creating edible packaging. These WikiCell membranes can hold the drink together and could also be consumed afterwards. These membranes could be made out of something tasty, like chocolate or candy.

Luxe Meets Eco at Hotel Felix: A Charming Chicago Stay for the Conscious Traveller

Eco Chic

I appreciated the small details at Hotel Felix during my stay such as its use of gorgeous reclaimed materials throughout the hotel, smart lighting and energy conservation in my room, the abundance of natural sun exposure, and even some ethical art. This sculpture is called “ Loren the Doorman ,”and artist Allen Christian created him completely from found and reclaimed materials.

Product Review: Green Irene Enzyme Cleaners

The Green Samaritan

Using task specific enzymes that pinpoint their targets, go to work rapidly biodegrading organic materials into their basic elements.

Go mushroom, go mushroom! Fungi catching more climate change carbon?

Green Prophet

They break down organic material to get nutrients and energy. They can move carbon from decomposing material into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.”. They do so by using organic compounds that contain carbon. Treseder’s research explores how fungi decide whether to use limited energy and resources to decompose material or for other processes. “No When we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution.

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Waste Incineration: Advantages and Disadvantages


There simply isn’t enough usable space, horizontally or vertically, to safely deposit billions of tons of this heavily contaminated material on an annual basis. Modern incineration facilities can generate combustion temperatures of more than 850 degrees Celsius, which is the minimal level necessary for maximum efficiency in the destruction of potentially hazardous organic materials [4]. High moisture organic waste.

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Israel’s Energy Industries Wins Power From Garbage Contract in Ghana

Green Prophet

Energy Industries, a company which specializes in converting energy from plants and other organic material, was awarded a contract to construct a plant in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, to create electric power from natural gas extracted from a large landfill. Who says that garbage can’t be used to create energy, including electricity? The same garbage.

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Jumping Worms: The Creepy, Damaging Invasive You Don’t Know

Nature Conservancy - Science

But the jumping worm actually lives in the topmost layer of the forest floor — amongst the fallen leaves and other material that cover the soil. It eats that fallen organic material. Wisconsin DNR also suggests examining potted plants and gardening and landscaping materials for the presence of jumping worms. Disturb a jumping worm and it’s like a nightcrawler on steroids: It violently writhes on the forest floor, recalling a snake in a bad horror movie.

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