Jennifer's R.O.a R. on living green.

Recycle, Organic, and Reducing

Reducing our Carbon Footprint with Renewable Energy

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National Sierra Club’s short video using infographics to engage the viewer. Coal is making our kids sick with #asthma. People living near #coalash have tons of #healthissues. #burningcoal adds #pollution into our air and water. Forests are being destroyed for coal but we can Reduce or need for coal by supporting Renewable Energy. #Iowa is doing their part by implementing #wind and #solar. I encourage you to support laws chaining the way we use coal and other natural resources for energy. #climatechange is happening and we can help prevent increasing #carbon.

What does cancer and chemicals have in common?

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My mind is overloaded. Every day we hear new research about the potential causes of cancer. Then we hear from other sources the research is not significantly enough to know for sure what causes cancer. What does that really mean,”significantly enough”?  My gut tells me, there is a connection to chemicals and cancer. What does your gut tell you?

You hear about the “C” word all the time. Kids, young adults and mothers & fathers of young children getting cancer.  I feel vulnerable and lost. We want to trust government to do the right thing but I can only wonder if government is being bullied by lobbyist. Why are we allowing “Big Business” to call the shots in Washington, DC?

So far this blog has shared recycling and organic food tips and facts. Conversations about why it’s important to recycle, where to recycle and what to recycle have been helpful to readers, but my heart is leaning towards organic efforts for living green.

Chemicals are all around us, that is why I hope to enlighten you with tips or facts on sustainable practices. The world we live in has more opportunities then ever before to use social media as a tool for changing government and “Big Business” practices. 
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 Video published by denisewh1 on March 17, 2011.

I found this great document on safer chemicals. Please open the pdf to read more about what is being said on chemicals today.

http://saferchemicals.org/PDF/cancer-health-report.pdf

Please share your story with me so your voice can be heard………..
 
  • Have you experienced cancer?
  • Do you know anyone with cancer?
  • Did the doctors recommend organic or chemical free products?

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Organic Foods: Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables can help you stay healthy this winter.

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I came across this article and felt my readers would benefit from it. I truly believe food can protect the body from illnesses. My personal experience with my family and myself is to eat lots of vegetables and fruits to stay healthy.  I love all vegetables and fruits but my kids do not. During the fall and winter, my kids and I take extra vitamin A & C,  along with seasonal vegetables. I have given some photos of vegetables and fruits with their nutritional value.

Gardening in the winter months can be difficult unless you have a green house.  Lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers are usually not in season. I love salads and try to support local farmers but in the winter it’s challenging to buy local salad stuff.  I do not like to buy vegetables that are shipped from long distances.

Solutions to eating seasonal vegetables can be soups, casseroles or baking them.  I love making soups during the winter.  Eating soup during cold freezing weather makes me feel warm inside.  Squash makes great soups and casseroles. Below are descriptions of different squashes.

Please click on the link to learn more on seasonal fruits and vegetables for the winter “Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables can help you stay healthy this winter” posted by Kelly Fitzpatrick on September 23, 2013.  

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According to Self Nutrition Data (2013), “cauliflower is a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese”.

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2390/2#ixzz2hwqbrw4n

Natural way to stay healthy this winter.     grapes

         Grapes provide excellent source of  Vitamin C & K.

kiwi

According to Nutrition Data (2013), Kiwi is an excellent source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1934/2#ixzz2hwuqcrD1

Do you feel the same way about food

protecting the body from illness? 

Please share your opinions.  Your comments make a difference.

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