Living Round Up: Detox Your Home, Healthy Eating & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 22nd, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Scientists Would Turn Greenhouse Gas Into Gasoline

If two scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are correct, people will still be driving gasoline-powered cars 50 years from now, churning out heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — and yet that carbon dioxide will not contribute to global warming. (New York Times)

Healthy Eating on the Rise

Today’s consumers are showing greater concern about healthy eating. Fifty-two percent have made major changes in their eating habits, according to an International Housewares Association survey. Most significantly, they’ve switched to organic food products and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. (Organic Authority)

Is Shaking While Strength Training Normal?

Have you ever been doing push-ups or ab exercises and noticed that your body started to shake? This happens to me when I’m pushing myself or at the end of a set of exercises. Why does it happen? (FitSugar)

Detox Your Home: Make it a Clean Sweep

Homes are the sanctuaries where we play, rest, eat, and gather with family and friends. It’s a no-brainer that we want them to be as healthy as possible. But a typical home’s indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than that outside. Luckily, detoxifying your home starts with simple steps like switching to greener cleaners and organic cotton sheets. (Planet Green)

Sign Up For Earth Hour

Earth Hour involves turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. At 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off. (Earth Hour)

John McCain Scores Zero on Environmental Scorecard

Today, the League of Conservation Voters released its annual scorecard, which rates legislators based on their votes on issues of environmental significance. The LCV scorecard has its critics, but it’s nonetheless become something of a gold standard when measuring how “green” a lawmaker is. (Grist)

VIDEO: Who Needs Moving Trucks When You’ve Got Bikes?

When Jes Schultz was priced out of her Fort Greene Brooklyn apartment, she called a few friends with bikes and they moved her out, futon and all, to a new apartment in Crown Heights. This film illustrates how with a little ingenuity, determination, and friends, it can be done without creating a huge impact on their environment. (StreetFilms)


  1. This is so important! And starting small is so very important and easy!!!

    Ashley | February 24th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  2. I agree with Ashley
    We’ve got to start somewhere

    Haroun Kola | March 5th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  3. Thanks for promoting a healthy life style. I think it is so important. Keep up the informative articles. Adrian

    Adrian | December 14th, 2008 | Comment Permalink

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