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Dr. Andrew Weil

On America’s Evolution toward Integrative Medicine by Andrea Schensky Williams Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to pose progressive healthcare-related questions to Dr. Andrew Weil, world-renowned author, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Arizona on the eve of the sixth biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals, held in ... Read More »

Sustainable Cityscapes

Urban America is Going Green in a Big Way by Christine MacDonald Today, buzzwords like “sustainability” and “green building” dominate discussions on how to overcome the unhealthful effects of climate change, extreme local weather events and pervasive pollution. Now, a growing body of research indicates an unexpected upside of living greener; it not only makes us healthier, but happier, too. ... Read More »

Homeport

Building Affordable, Sustainable Housing by Susan Post Homeport’s mission is to create and preserve healthy, stable and affordable communities throughout Central Ohio. Homeport not only builds the sustainable housing to make this mission a reality, but provides the educational resources to build thriving communities as well. “We are an education provider – we are truly committed to holistic health and ... Read More »

Strength in Numbers

It Takes a Village to Feed the World Organizations worldwide are working to create a more sustainable and just food system. Food Tank lists 101 organizations to watch in 2014 (Tinyurl.com/FoodTank100). All are vital in creating a better food system. Here are a few examples. Food MythBusters is telling the real story of how food is produced through short films, ... Read More »

Greening Garbage

Activist Turns City Food Waste into Rural Soil Jeremy Brosowsky had an epiphany at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, greenhouse a few years ago that has set him on a sustainable path: “What if we could take our garbage and grow food in it?” He was in the Midwest to learn about urban agriculture at Growing Power, the pioneering urban farm of ... Read More »

Four Fresh Food Trends

Respecting Ourselves and Our Planet by Melinda Hemmelgarn Food experts have listed local, regional and sustainable foods among the top food trends for 2014. Consumers’ heightened environmental awareness and their love for fresh flavors are responsible. There’s even a new term, “hyperlocal”, to describe produce harvested fresh from onsite gardens at restaurants, schools, supermarkets and hospitals—all designed for sourcing tasty, ... Read More »

Food Revolution in a Tank

Aquaponics Offers Year-Round Homegrown Fish and Veggies by Avery Mack Picture a salad of mixed lettuces or romaine accented with microgreens and ripe, red tomatoes alongside an entrée of tilapia, complemented by a dessert of fresh strawberries—all organic, eco-friendly and freshly harvested, even in the middle of winter. The ingredients for this meal don’t have to travel many miles to ... Read More »

Global Watchdog

United Nations Panel Zeroes in on Sustainability The United Nations (UN) has created a new scientific advisory board under the aegis of UNESCO, mandated to advise UN executives, participating countries and other stakeholders on the use of science, technology and innovation in achieving sustainable development. The 26 international experts appointed to the board span a broad spectrum of disciplines including: ... Read More »

Sustainability-Focused, Wellness-Inspired Retail Store and Design Studio Now Open in Upper Arlington

BOHINDI is a new venture from Jamie Riley, a self-taught artist and accessories designer with work featured in Martha Stewart Living and The Huffington Post. The facility opened in October and the owners aim to cultivate developing global artisans while promoting sustainable practices in the immediate community. “My pursuit is to highlight the importance of embracing the simple things in ... Read More »

Eco-Power Tower

Meet the World’s Greenest Office Building Even on cloudy days, the photovoltaic-paneled roof of the Bullitt Center, in Seattle, Washington, generates all the electricity the six-story structure requires. Inside, commercial office space is equipped with composting toilets, rainwater showers and a glass-enclosed stairway to encourage climbing exercise over riding the elevator. The Bullitt Foundation, founded in 1952, has focused since ... Read More »

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