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Monday Menagerie #36

Happpyyyyyy Earth Month (which in my opinion should be every month!)  I really hope that you enjoy this compilation of stories, articles, how-to’s and videos of women, families, companies and organizations that LOVE Mother Earth.  On Earth Day, April 22nd 2016, let’s all commit to doing just a little more to help care for and respect this amazing planet that we call home…because it’s truly up to US. 🙂

 

 


 

“I am nature…I am prepared to evolve…are you?”

BOOM! Mic Drop. Check out the other AMAZING Nature Videos from conservation.org and experience nature through the voices of some humans you may have heard of…Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder and Reese Witherspoon. They heart the planet. 🙂

 


 

via businessinsider.com

via businessinsider.com

 

S U C C E S S  S T O R Y:  11 YEAR OLD BECOMES A MILLIONAIRE BY MAKING TEA AND SAVING THE BEES

I love this little girl. She is such an inspiration and HECK YES to good people becoming millionaires.  You can bet your bottom dollar that she is going to do something good with her success. Oh, and I sure am thirsty for some Lemonade!

 


 

via treehugger.com

via treehugger.com

W H A T  I S  P O S S I B L E:  TWO FAMILIES GO ZERO WASTE

I love reading stories of families taking on the Zero Waste challenge. It’s possible people, it’s possible! Read and figure out what YOU can do.

 


 

via msn.com

via msn.com

C O M P A N Y: THE WOMEN BEHIND THE EDIBLE SPOONS

Multiple people have shared the story of the edible utensils with me over the last week and I have been so grateful.  Isn’t it wonderful when you feel like people really “get” you?! Then I started researching and found this video!  Heaven.

Shared by: Tarrant Graves Lanier

 


via civileats.com

via civileats.com

B U I L D I N G  C O M M U N I T Y: A COMPOST PEDALLING COMPANY

I love composting. It feels SO GOOD to put food scraps in a compost container rather than a trash can.  Just check out these benefits:

“Not only do food and organic wastes have large economic impacts in terms of disposal costs, they also have immediate environmental impacts. When food is disposed in the landfill it quickly rots and becomes a significant source of methane — a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Consequently, landfills account for more than 20 percent of all methane emissions. Recovering and recycling food waste diverts organic materials from landfills thus reducing these emissions. The use of recycled food waste as compost improves soil health and structure; increases drought resistance; and reduces the need for supplemental water, fertilizers, and pesticides.” – Waste FWD.com

I love what this company in Austin is doing to involve the community. Come on America!

 


 

via psfk.com

via psfk.com

G R E E N  N E W S: WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET PLASTICS OUT OF THE OCEANS

This is not a pleasant article to read because it’s not filled with a lot of good news BUT it’s important for us all to be aware of what is going on in our world and especially in our oceans. We live in an “out of sight out of mind” society and that truly has to change.

 


 

via ecowatch.com

via ecowatch.com

P O L I T I C S: 24 YEAR OLD RUNNING FOR CONGRESS

#I’mWithHer. Preach it sister! Please read this article, it’s brilliant.

“Broken policy is failing us all, as fear and vitriol permeate politics. I can no longer watch as partisan gridlock threatens our future and that of communities around the country. We need commonsense reform—and we need it en masse, yesterday. Clean water is a human right. Women add value to society. Mental health is a veritable illness. Black lives matter. Affordable healthcare helps families. Education can be an economic engine.”

 


 

via earth911.com

via earth911.com

D I Y: ECO-FRIENDLY SKIN CARE

I am in the process of using up all of my current beauty products and plan to go full all natural after that.  There are some really good tips in this article.  I hope it’s as beneficial to you as it was to me.

 


 

via mentalfloss.com

via mentalfloss.com

E D U C A T I O N: PRESCHOOL DESIGNED TO TEACH KIDS TO FARM THEIR OWN FOOD

I am obsessed with this concept and pray that I get to send my kids to a preschool like this one.

 


 

via ecowatch.com

via ecowatch.com

D O C U M E N T A R Y: CATCHING THE SUN

This documentary comes out on Earth Day and I am super excited about it.  I look forward to how solar continues to become the norm within my lifetime.

 


 

via notmadeinchinachallenge.com

via notmadeinchinachallenge.com

S U S T A I N A B L E  F A S H I O N  B L O G: MADE RIGHT (HERE)

This is a new obsession as well.  After taking on our contributor Jamey Hood’s challenge of purging my clothes and donating 7lbs of garments and shoes to a local charity, Our Sister’s Closet, I have been thinking a lot about how I want my shopping to look like and this site inspires me and gives me hope and options. I love it!

 


 

via juneau.org

via juneau.org

G R E E N  L I V I N G  T I P S: MOST POPULAR RECYCLING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Recycling can be difficult and confusing, which is why many people get frustrated and don’t even do it in the first place (and because just throwing away is one of the easiest actions in the world). This article answers some of the most popular questions and may help relieve stress and get more people to feel confident about recycling.  The most important tip of all is to reduce and reuse first before even considering recycling. 🙂

 


 

via earth911.com

VIA EARTH911.COM

D I Y: EARTH DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Awwww. Some simple and fun crafts…for kids!

 


 

S T O R Y: WHY I REALLY STARTED GOING ZERO WASTE

Interesting story about the actual health benefits of going zero waste.

 


 

via 1millionwomen.com.au/

via 1millionwomen.com.au/

B A D A S S  W O M E N: KNITTING NANNAS

These women crack me up and this rap video is hilarious and wonderful.

 


 

 

Shared by Nickelle Stoll

 

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Featured image (at top) via Wiki Spaces  

All reviews written and opinions expressed are the author’s own. “Shared by [name]” – Refers to the person who shared the link to the original piece featured here.

1 Comment

  1. Tara Tona says

    The rapping Knitting Nannas— ah!! I LOVE THIS. How great are they?? And I love the “Most popular recycling questions answered”, because I have many of these questions! This helps a lot. That farming preschool is absolutely beyond amazing… jeez there are some great things happening out there! So much great stuff in your MM this week!! Thank you for this totally awesome Earth Month celebration!!!

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