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Welcome to the Green PolkaDot Box™

Welcome to the Green PolkaDot Box™
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Why Isn't There a More Massive, Activist Climate Movement? Eight years ago I decided that I needed to change my life. The reason? The late summer heat wave which hit Western Europe in August, 2003, leading to 30,000 or more deaths. I knew about the issue of global warming before 2003. But it was that European heat wave that literally drove me to serious study about this issue, and by the end of the year I was convinced that the climate crisis was much more serious, much more imminent, than I had thought. There’s no question but that today, compared to eight years ago, there is much more consciousness about and work on this most overarching and urgent of issues. But the deeper truth is that, certainly in the United States, there is a disconnect between the urgency of this civilizational crisis and the response to it on the part of the broad progressive citizenry, those tens of millions of people who believe generally in human rights and fact-based decision-making. -Human society’s dependence upon fossil fuels is wide and deep.

The Full List: 45 Fruits and Veggies | EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides) Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Apples Peaches Nectarines Strawberries Grapes Celery Spinach Sweet bell peppers Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Snap peas - imported Potatoes Hot peppers + Blueberries - domestic Lettuce Kale / collard greens + Cherries Plums Pears Green beans Raspberries Winter squash Tangerines Blueberries - imported Carrots Summer squash* Broccoli Snap peas - domestic Green onions Bananas Oranges Tomatoes Watermelon Honeydew melon Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Cauliflower Cantaloupe Grapefruit Eggplant Kiwi Papayas* Mangos Asparagus Onions Sweet peas frozen Cabbage Pineapples Sweet Corn* Avocados * A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from GE seedstock.

Juicing for Weight Loss | Reboot With Joe | Fat Sick & Nearly Dead Promoting green electronics in government “The beauty of the project is that we’ve harnessed supply and demand to green the marketplace,” said Elwood, project manager of the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program. “This program has greened the supply chain and product offerings worldwide.” Elwood not only helps agencies buy computers, but she assists with the development of standards that define what exactly a green product is – the first question suppliers tend to ask, she said. Federal purchasers now are required to buy computers listed on a global registry known as “EPEAT” that is based on a standard Elwood helped create with other interested parties. This Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool is the largest rating system for electronics. EPEAT requires products meet criteria in eight environmental performance categories that look at such factors such as the product’s longevity, its packaging and the level of environmentally sensitive materials it contains.

Compare Products A Low Carb Diet Meal Plan and Menu That Can Save Your Life A low-carb diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables. There are many different types of low-carb diets, and studies show that they can cause weight loss and improve health. This is a detailed meal plan for a low-carb diet. What to eat, what to avoid and a sample low-carb menu for one week. Photo by Adam Fields. A Low Carb Diet Meal Plan What foods you should eat depends on a few things, including how healthy you are, how much you exercise and how much weight you have to lose. Consider all of this as a general guideline, not something written in stone. The Basics Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, high-fat dairy, fats, healthy oils and maybe even some tubers and non-gluten grains. Don’t Eat: Sugar, HFCS, wheat, seed oils, trans fats, “diet” and low-fat products and highly processed foods. Advertisement Foods to Avoid You should avoid these 7 foods, in order of importance:

Bogota horse carts refuse to budge We don’t block traffic. I clean the city up when I carry junk off and put it to use. I also create work for the junk dealers. We keep stuff out of the landfill. But don't call us zorreros, because it sounds like ‘zorra,’ a slang word for ‘prostitute’. We buy the horses down by the old slaughterhouse. I’m not sure about the plan to give us motorized tricycles to replace the horse carts. Just imagine! Diabetic-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free, organic market now open in Hixson Owners of the new store will celebrate a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. (Photo: Contributed) Hixson now has a new low-carb, gluten-free, organic food store. “We started our soft opening Friday with no advertising,” owner Jeff Crawford said. “The only thing we’ve put out is a sign, and we’ve had great traffic coming through. Mimi’s Low Carb Market, located at 5023 Hixson Pike, is a diabetic-friendly store that Jeff and his wife, Liz, who is also a nurse, started after his mother—Mimi—was diagnosed with the disease. Instead of putting Mimi on insulin, Crawford said they decided to change her diet. The first trip to grocery store No. 1 took about two hours. Diabetes Month November is American Diabetes Month. “You have to pick up every product and read every label,” he said. Then the family went to grocery store No. 2 and spent another two hours. They thought there had to be an easier way, and now, they have created one.

7 Healthy Low-Carb Meals in Under 10 Minutes I get asked what I eat all the time, so I thought it would be a good idea to write an article with some of my go-to meals. I’m not the most creative guy in the kitchen and usually use only a handful of ingredients. My meals can be prepared in under 10 minutes… but I’ve still managed to make them taste pretty damn good, if I may say so myself. All the meals are low-carb and weight loss friendly. 1. Eggs and Vegetables, Fried in Coconut Oil This is what I eat for breakfast literally every single day. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Spinach, Frozen Vegetable Mix (carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans) and Spices. Instructions: 1. 2. This is one of my all-time favorite meals. Ingredients: Chicken Wings, Spices, Some Greens, Salsa. 1. 3. I wouldn’t exactly call bacon a health food. But it is still low in carbs and you can eat it on a low-carb diet and still lose weight. Ingredients: Bacon, Eggs. Instructions: 1. 4. This is a meal I eat from time to time, not very often. 1. 5. 1. 6. 1. 7. 1.

2011-11-03 Green Party calls for a nationwide moratorium on home foreclosures GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Contacts: Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org Greens urge Obama, Congress to halt further bank foreclosures: Wall Street firms should suffer 'austerity' for the economic crisis they caused, not the American people Green Party Speakers Bureau: Green leaders available to speak on economics: WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States called for an immediate nationwide moratorium on foreclosures and urged President Obama and Congress to take steps to halt further actions by banks to foreclose on the homes of Americans in the continuing economic recession. Greens said that President Obama, despite his expressions of sympathy for people facing lost homes and jobs, remains on the side of Wall Street.

10 Places to Find Cheap Antioxidants Most Americans want to add more antioxidants to their regular diet, but according to a new survey, they don’t know where to get them or what they’re good for. Released on Nov. 1, the latest research from juice company Bossa Nova found that: 32 percent of consumers think blueberries have more antioxidants than acai berries25 percent think acai juice helps with weight loss (It doesn’t)15 percent simply don’t know which fruits are high in antioxidants Acai berries have been the poster child of antioxidants for a few years, and most of these misconceptions can be attributed to bad-faith marketing from diet and beauty companies looking to prey on consumer ignorance. This article from The New York Times shows the lies about acai, which has been pitched as a miracle fruit that can do everything from removing wrinkles to shedding pounds. Supplements, drinks, and special remedies touting antioxidants like acai abound – and they aren’t cheap. Vitamin AVitamin CVitamin ESelenium

Fruit Nutrition Whether you're a raw foodist or just looking to eat healthier, fruit nutrition can can change your life. Fruit is the food most suited to meeting the nutritional needs of the human body, and an analysis of fruit proves that the desirable qualities we want from our food are all found in within. Sugar, our fuel, water, the great cleanser and mover of the body, and vitamins and minerals, which the body needs to maintain itself, are all found in fruit in perfect quantities. Minerals, which the body needs to maintain itself, are all found in fruit in perfect quantities. All our fuel, whatever state that we eat it in, must be converted to simple sugars to be used by the body. Ripe fruit, however, is made up of glucose and fructose sugars, which the body immediatly assimilates with virtually no digestion. Fruit averages about 98 percent water, taking care of most of your water needs. It provides the highest percentage of vitamins per calorie, with vegetables coming in second.

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