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Its the small choices that we make daily that influence our world. Being sustainable isnt about buying the most organic products, or reducing your consumption of trash.. but its the thought process you go through. Think about how each decision you make and how you can change that choice into an eco-friendly option.
for more ideas on how to be Eco- concious in your community,
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
For more information on where to find F2F log on to www.FarmtoFamilyonline.com/Where---when-to-find-us . Also, there is more about what will be at the market weekly, donation information, Summer CSA program info/ CSA updates, and intern and volunteer opportunities!
Learn more about how to get involved in your community, visit us at www.Communityseeds.com : It's never too late to start making your Eco- foot print.
Donate, get informed, and live a "greener" life today !
Friday, July 23, 2010
Musician Jack Johnson has created a social action network All At Once, where you can take action in your local and world community. Through this network Johnson separates the ways you can accomplish change, Your Action, Your Choice, Your Voice. Each category allows supporters to find volunteer opportunities, ways to donate, how to speak out about your Eco concerns and many forms of creating local and global change.
This year's All at Once campaign is focusing on supporting Local Sustainable Food Systems, and Plastic Free Initiatives. On his website, http://www.allatonce.org/, there are numerous ways to get involved. Whether you contribute by small everyday strives to live more sustainable, or become a member of All At Once. It doesn't take much to make a difference, but once you do, the impact is contagious.
Johnson is teaming up with over 150 non profit groups on his To The Sea tour. These groups focus on plastic free initiatives, sustainable local food systems, and environmental education opportunities that include oceans & watersheds, tree planting and many hands-on community projects. All tour proceeds go to these groups and support their projects.
http://www.communityseeds.com/ and click on the "Community Seeds Foundation".
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ways to reuse pulp:
- Put pulp back into fruit juice for some extra nutrients
- Add fruit pulp to batters for a healthy boost to any baked good
- Substitute oils and butters by using vegetable and fruit pulp in recipes to cut calories
- Vegetable pulp can be added to sauces and soup bases to thicken
- Make a frozen treat by adding fruit pulps, juice and non fat plain yogurt together generating a Popsicle for any hot day
Remember to separate your fruit and vegetable pulp and keep in air-tight containers, preferably in the freezer.
Community Seeds wants to challenge you this summer to pick some of your favorite fruits and vegetables, get juicin', and make that choice toward a healthier, more sustainable life.
Need some help getting started? Try a few of our favorites!
For a refreshing fruit drink try one of these combinations:
- 1 apple + 1 pear + 7 strawberries
- 2 carrots + 2 apples
- 2 pineapple spears + 1 orange (peeled) + 1 apple
- 7 strawberries + 1 orange + 1 mango
- 1 carrot + 1 celery stalk + 1/2 beet + handful of spinach + 2 small tomatoes + salt and pepper
- 1/2 half red bell pepper + 2 small tomatoes + 1/2 cucumber
- 7 strawberries + 1 apple + strawberry pulp + 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt (Try Fage 0 % Greek yogurt)
- 3 oranges peeled + 1/2 lemon peeled + 1/4 cup of orange pulp
- Juice 7 strawberries + 3 tbs of strawberry pulp to ice cube trays and freeze - Add to any adult cocktail for a cool festive treat
For more tips, article, and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable you, visit us at http://www.communityseeds.com/
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
With help from the North Valley Community Foundation, Community Seeds has set up The Community Seeds Foundation, dedicated to giving back to the community and world communities. As part of our commitment to promoting sustainability, we have vowed to donate to non-profits, charities, fund raisers, and events. We will also make a special section of the magazine where contributors to the foundation can share what they are doing to make a difference. Join us in promoting small changes to better the community and beyond!
You can donate to that foundation to help us support sustainability, community, and charity groups. We will publish your name in the magazine in a special section called, “Community Seeds Eco Magazine Gives back.” All donations are all tax deductable.
You can make a donation at any time. You can donate online at http://bit.ly/9O2T6y.
Checks can be made out to The Community Seeds Foundation.
The Community Seeds Foundation
c/o the North Valley Community Foundation
3120 Cohasset Road, Suite 8
Chico, CA 95973
Email us for information at email@example.com.
You may also leave a message at (530) 570-5581.
***Ad sales are not part of this program and are available for your advertising needs. Please see our media kit (http://bit.ly/dmRwkw ) and contact us for ad sales.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thanks for being one of the thousands of readers who enjoy Community Seeds Eco Magazine. Please forward this email or send the link to family and friends so they can enjoy this free, green resource as well.
Please support our efforts to promote sustainable living by purchasing advertising or by becoming a sponsor. Please see our Media Kit for ad sizes and pricing.
You can read the Spring issue of the magazine now! Go to: http://www.communityseeds.com/ .
Thursday, February 18, 2010
So many times I have written about the community support that we have received and I continue to be surprised at the number of dedicated readers that follow Community Seeds Eco Magazine (AKA CS Eco Magazine). As we have grown and developed, we have maintained our commitment to sustainability and to the community. These commitments have taken us down a path of assessment and speculation about the current status and future of the magazine. We want to continue to offer the magazine as a free resource, educational publication, and forum for sustainability articles. However, with our donations of 25% to non-profit organizations, the free help that we offer sustainability and community groups with fundraising, the overhead of running a business, and the costs of independent contractors, we are not able to continue the magazine as it stands.
I have proudly dedicated two years to this cause and this publication with no salary or any money from proceeds, ever. In fact, my family has continued to donate funds to keep the magazine going. In addition, we have been able to get a few, wonderful sponsors. Most people do not realize how much money it takes to run a business and have a publication (even on-line). We would like to continue to publish Community Seeds Eco Magazine and give to the community, so we have come to the conclusion that we need to go non-profit. In fact, have already started the process!
We hope that by going non-profit, we can get more financial support and continue our dedication to the environment, the community and to this publication. We encourage readers to become a part of this process by continuing to send in articles, purchase advertising, becoming sponsors. Now, you can also help by making donations. You may also donate service or eco friendly prize items for our raffles. All donations will be tax deductable and at least 25% will be given back to the community. We have a tax ID number and we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We have a few loose ends to tie up and we should have the 501(3) process completed soon.
Once again, we thank our readers, writers, advertisers and sponsors for helping us continue on our mission: to help make us be a little more socially, environmentally, and community aware. I am very excited to head up this new non profit venture and continue to be proud of the work we do.
Have a happy, healthy, green spring!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Saving Green by Going Green
By Jennifer Arbuckle
In a time of economic concern, it behooves one to acknowledge that taking the time to consider the environment, in the forms of reducing, reusing and recycling, can significantly reduce the weary spender’s costs.
So before all the presents have been appropriately ripped open and, depending on the gift, have either been gouged open, passed around or discreetly kept in the box for the stealthy return, please read the following facts and tips to help ease the holiday strain on your pocket book and on the environment.
• An average California household throws away over 34 pounds of plastic water and soda bottles each year.
• Every 90 days a recycled aluminum can makes its way back on the shelf as something useful.
• 80-100 years - that's the lifespan of an aluminum can that gets tossed into the trash instead of a recycling bin.
• 700 years - that's how long a trashed plastic bottle will sit in a landfill taking up space, refusing to degrade.
• 1 Million Years - Put a glass bottle in a landfill and that's how long it'll sit there doing nothing. Recycle it and it can live forever.
Products Made from Recycled Bottles and Cans
• Plastic - Recycled material products made from Plastic Bottles:
o T-shirts: Fourteen 20 oz. plastic bottles yield enough fiber for an extra large T-shirt.
o Carpet: It takes 14 20 oz. plastic bottles to make one square foot of carpet.
o Fleece Sweater: It takes 63 20 oz. plastic bottles to make a sweater.
o Jacket Fiberfill: Fourteen 20 oz. plastic bottles yield enough fiberfill for a ski jacket.
o Sleeping Bag Fiberfill: It takes 85 20 oz. plastic bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag.
• Glass - Recycled material products made from Glass Bottles:
o New glass containers
o Decorative home decor
o Fiberglass Insulation
• Aluminum - Recycled material products made from Aluminum Cans:
o Picture frames
o Decorative home decor: bowls, vases, etc.
o Baseball bats