Eco Living Weekly Digest #4
Eco Living Weekly celebrates our collective efforts to live more harmoniously on Mother Earth, and walks hand-in-hand each week with @ecotrain's other curation, Eco Village News. It's a "best of" from posts on the steem blockchain this past week which have used the #ecotrain tag.
What kind of content will get you curated here? Practical, thoughtful, creative and personal posts about literally Making the World a Better Place. From recycling, art, natural health and organic-permaculture to eco-travel, creating change, spirituality, art-poetry-music, natural food preparation and growing-storing-preserving your food and natural medicine. Please attribute quoted material and images which aren't your own, and be thoughtful. You need to use the #ecotrain tag to be considered for an upvote. And please make at least part of your post in the English language - we MANUALLY curate so we need to be able to understand the gist of your post.
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MUCH APPRECIATION for the wonderful posts this week.
Please: read, upvote, comment, resteem the posts we've selected for you. And start writing YOUR next @ecotrain post.
The denuded and degraded farmlands of Indonesia are being slowly reforested as more local people understand the importance of trees, tree cover and preventing soil erosion. @abdulhamids shares the work of Odessa Indonesia, a social organisation aiming to plant 10 million trees! So much great work happening to heal the damage and move us collectively forward.
4 pounds per square foot? The Pepper family had an AMAZING harvest of sunchokes - over 100 pounds from 25 square feet. Growing your own food is truly radical eco-living, and @papa-pepper shows us how it's done. Yes, you CAN buy sunchokes to try this at home from the pepper family store on steem's own @homesteaderscoop
Children expressing themselves creatively with art and colour is such an effective way to teach about the environment, about diversity and species, and how we all need to be involved. @imransoudagar shares some of the art being produced as our young people creatively envision a greener future.
Off-Grid means managing your own water supply! @mrlo101 shows us a simple way to protect the head of a natural spring to ensure clean, potable water. This one is a keeper for the off-grid-prepper scrapbook, for sure! Amazing bilingual posting deserves a standing ovation. :)
Would you Dumpster Dive? Collect discarded food from dumpsters? Not because you have no option, but simply to redress the shocking food waste in the western world? @movingman (in the course of presenting his actifit update LOL) does some dumpster diving and shows us the truly astounding amount of good food he salvaged from landfill. Food for thought, indeed.
Preserving the harvest doesn't just mean the veggies. For our island-rich Filipino friends, this means salting the sea's abundance when it's there. @mrnightmare89 shows us the traditional way to salt the tiny-weeny fish that are commonly used to flavour many Filipino dishes. NSFV (Not Safe For Vegans).
A big part of eco-living is using what you have, rather than working to make money to buy stuff to eat. If you've ever had or seen a jackfruit tree, you will KNOW jackfruit seeds are abundant and available most of the year round. @wongbraling shows us how to prepare the seeds as a food themselves, and something of their amazing nutritional and natural medicine benefits. Sidebar: @artemislives had an amazing chocolate birthday cake made for her this week using Jackfruit Seed Flour. :)
"I find no purpose in this item therefore there is no purpose in this item." @freemotherearth explores the mythology of trash, and shows us some wonderful examples of items others have found to be redundant being useful - and beautiful - in her world.
So often the choice to eat more vegan, eco-friendly food is limited by our imagination and ability to prepare it well. Eating less meat is great for the environment, for our bodies and (Goddess forbid) for the animals. @rawadventuress shows us how to make raw vegan sushi. No excuses now. :)
Eco-living means co-existing as much as possible with the natural world, even when that gets slightly out of balance. @rokhani shares some tips about keeping your immediate environment as mosquito-free as possible, to minimize the dangers of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. NO NEED for DEET or dangerous pesticides! Just vigilance and understanding of how to prevent an over-supply of mosquitoes.
Did you See This Week's Eco Village News?
Lots happening in terms of steem communities and ecoVilllage - catch up on this last week in our latest issue of the Eco Village News #10
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