In Part 1 of my series on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical “On Care for our Common Home,” the Pope challenges us to change our behavior with hope to counteract our current “throwaway culture.” He asks us to take a good hard look at the current condition of the world, to personally accept our participation in it, and make individual changes as well as influence policy changes to clean up the “immense pile of filth” our earth is quickly beginning to resemble.(1) “Our goal is not ... Read More about Five Ways to Fight the Throwaway Culture
Last Series Post: Introduction Text: Laudato Si' Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si' Series Page: Outline Part 1: In my introduction to Laudato Si’, we looked at what past Popes and Christian leaders had to say regarding the physical, moral, and societal destruction of the world. Now, as we go forward in our series, we see in Chapter 1, Pope Francis lays out for us what he believes is the current status of our “common home.” He starts with an introduction in paragraphs 17-19 ... Read More about Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: (Part 1) Pollution, Waste & the Throwaway Culture
Do you have red, burning, itchy armpits from changing to natural or organic deodorant? It’s so bad you don’t want anyone to see you scratching and you just want it to stop NOW? You are not alone! It happened to me too! Why Did My Armpits Break Out After Switching Deodorants? There are a lot of reasons why your new “natural” deodorant could have caused your problem. Here are a few of the most common reasons: Contact Dermatitis When you break out from natural deodorant, you could be ... Read More about What to Do When You Break Out from Natural Deodorant
Zip top sandwich and snack bags -- we use them for just about everything -- then we trash them after just one use. The question is, “Can we live without them?” Not only “can” we live without them, but we SHOULD make an effort to live without them. All of the earth belongs to the Lord. He created it and gave us the mission to care for it as good stewards. When we buy, use and toss single use items like zip top bags, plastic grocery store bags, and plastic food wrap, we are going against ... Read More about Product Review: Stasher Bag. Eco-friendly Reusable Sandwich Bags!
*Recommendation Update — As much as I love beeswax food wraps and as well as Beeswrap brand worked when I wrote this article, I no longer recommend Bee's Wrap brand. Everything I said in this article is correct, however, I found after using it for a short time, the wraps are no longer effective. After contacting the Bee's Wrap company and being unsatisfied with their response, I now use and recommend Abeego brand wraps from Canada. The Abeego wrap is still working well after more than 6 ... Read More about Review: Bee’s Wrap — Affordable Eco-Friendly Plastic-Wrap Alternative!