Showing posts with label sustainability. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sustainability. Show all posts

Mar 15, 2019

Are Recycled Homes The Next Big Thing?

In the era of climate change, more and more people are looking to unique solutions when creating their homes. While many will draw the line at simply adding solar panels to their homes, some families are taking it a step further and building their home of entirely recycled materials. Despite seeming like a far-fetched idea, these homes are actually shockingly doable and can help reduce your carbon footprint down to next to nothing.

Why Waste?

There are plenty of options out there for green construction, and with the U.S. Construction market being worth approximately $1,162 billion, builders know diversifying their construction materials is good for business. So what exactly is pushing people to use recycled materials in their homes? The answer depends on what style of construction you're looking at. There are a variety of types of recycled homes, with people using everything from salvaged building materials that you'd expect to see in a home all the way to plastic bottles and old tires. For some, building with recycled materials means getting a home that looks similar to conventional homes at a fraction of the cost. However, for others that tend to use more creative materials, building a home from recycled materials can be a way of expressing themselves. The ingenuity it takes to build a home from recycled materials certainly is a unique way of making a statement.

May 21, 2012

The Crossroads Of Humanity. By Carol Lawrence

Humanity is at a crossroads. An unfolding of many collective layers.

           A cross-roads in time that will determine the fate of our species.

We are making choices right now that will determine the path of our collective future. Mother Earth is changing at a rapid rate. As she speeds up, we speed up too. Our pulse rate increases, we might become dizzy or short of breath. We are generating a large amount of heat. There are 7 billion people on planet earth right now. Many souls have chosen to be here at this time to witness and become apart of the change. Our magnetic field is lessening.

In planetary history. When the magnetic fields have lost their magnification the polls have shifted. Are the poles going to shift again. It's quite possible. To learn more about magnetics and the possibility of our poles shifting follow Gregg Braden. He is one of the leaders in this field and comes from a very open minded perspective backing his knowledge with science.

As we are leaving the “iron” age and begin transmuting and changing as we move into the “golden” or “intuition” age things are beginning to look different. Many are at this point now. Many are not. Many will leave. It's ok for each and every one to transition or change as they need to, to be able to fit in with mother's earth new plan. Mother earth is a thinking, living, breathing being. The time of living on such a wonderful being with disconnect is ending.

Humanity as a whole is waking up from a long slumber. The intuition age has arrived.

What are some of the wonderful attributes we have to look forward to in this new age that is dawning on our planet?

  • A deepening connection to our planet is unfolding.
  • More telepathy. People are going to speak more with their minds. Secrets will not be able to be hidden like they once were due to this enhanced ability by many. Many children arrive with this ability already.
  • Leading more intuitive based lives. Does this job feel right for me? Does this way of eating feel right for my body at this time? Does this way of learning benefit my child?
  • Parenting takes on a whole new role. Parents are becoming more aware of the intelligence that is right before them and realizing they are also students in life as much as their children. Prioritizing their children, building solid foundations, growing unbreakable connections and living more sustainable lives will become the focus. Life and her wonders become the teacher again.
  • A disconnect from consumerism and the need for “stuff” will be replaced with adventure, connections and deeper relationships.
  • Sustainable living that is conducive for all not just one. Boundaries are dissolving. It will become more about the we instead of the me. “If I dump this into my landfill or blast it into the air who will be effected by it?”
  • The comprehensive realization that the air we breath is shared all around the world will engulf many. What I do matters!
  • Doorways to new worlds will open. Manifesting is becoming quicker and easier with more focused thoughts and feelings.
  • Life can and will be lived fully with intent by many.

Life as we know it is changing. What kind of life will you be manifesting and co-creating for you, your family, your planet? The choice is yours.

Written By: Carol Lawrence 

Carol Lawrence is an energetic practitioner, blogger, children's author, social media manager, author interviewer, book reviewer, intuitive parenting adviser, and co-host of The Intentional Conscious Parenting Show. She has been happily married for twenty-five years, a mother of two Indigo sons, has several animals and loves nature, exploring the human mind, spirituality, reading, writing, mother earth, walking around in the forests of Montana and doing her part to make the world a better place. 

Apr 21, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day By Going Green!

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day By Going Green.

Going green isn't just for hippie, organic, mother earth, loving granolas! (As i've been called)
It's for anyone who wants to live in a healthy world.
Here's my simple checklist for going green!
  • Use non toxic cleaners. "According to a five year study, the air in an average American home has chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air" The Naturally Clean Home. Karyn Siegal-Maier
  • Use cloth napkins.
  • Donate your used clothing to your local Good Will or womens shelter.
  • Clean up trash around your neighborhood.
  • Use less plastic! There's a giant garbage patch called "plastic soup" twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Recycle
  • Reuse  -One of my favorite items to reuse is glass candle jars with lids, they make great decorative storage containers.
  • Before you toss anything into the trash ask yourself is you can recycle, donate or reuse the item.
  • Bring your own bags to the grocery store. You could even go to a local craft store pick up some cloth shopping bags and decorate/personalize them for your family. This is great activity to do with your kids.
  • Use reusable water bottles.
  • Lunchskins reusable sandwich bags are handy and easy to use. Easily fits into your lunch box.
  • Buy in bulk, less packaging to be recycled or put into the landfill.
  • Learn about GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) and what's really in the food you are eating. Read my previous post What's on your plate?
  • Shop local, by shopping local you are stimulating your local economy and you know where your food came from. Buy organic seasonal produce.
  • Buy sustainably grown and produced foods. Look for locally organic ethically raised beef/poultry.
  • Request locally ethically grown/raised products from your grocery stores. Consumers have the power! If enough people start demanding healthier food choices, foods without a long list of unpronouncable ingredients that your great grandma would have never dreamed of eating, foods that are wholesome and healthy, without GMO's, sustainably and ethically raised. Companies will provide them. Let's unite our voices and demand change!
  • Plant a garden, grow some herbs/vegies in pots inside or join a local community garden. Gardening is very grounding and balancing. Run your hands and feet through the dirt and reconnect with Mother Earth. Talk to your plants, thank them for the substance they provide you physically and spiritually. Invite the Elemental Kingdom into your garden world. Ask them for assistance.
  • Carpool, walk or ride a bike whenever possible.
  • Buy free range eggs. Chickens raised in confined unhealthy living environments are under a great deal of stress and can create the Salmonella bacteria in their bodies and eggs.
These are just a small handfull of ideas that have worked for me. Get creative! Remember your children are learning by watching you. By watching what you buy, how you cook it, what you throw away, your actions do not go unoticed.

Change starts with us. One consumer, mom, dad, grandparent, student, blogger, inspired writer at a time!
Written by: Carol Lawrence

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The Naturally Clean Home: 100 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Non-Toxic CleansersThe Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society
Additional Resources:
Join a discussion course at
Rainforest facts
Twenty minute talks by experts on food and various topics.
Jamie Oliver talks about our food crisis right now.