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Compostable Products

World Centric is a company on a mission to reduce economic injustice and environmental degradation through education, community networks, and sustainable enterprises.

How great is that?

They also provide high quality compostable food service disposables and food packaging products for use in schools, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, hospitals, parties, etc. Their products are made from annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane, and wheat straw fiber, some of which are by-products of the agriculture industry.

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Power Down, Sleep Soundly

Another reason to tackle that stack of good books on your nightstand: Texting or watching TV before bed may make it difficult to sleep.

"The glow from electronics suppresses sleep-promoting melatonin production," says Lauren Hale, an associate professor at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Exercise For A Good Cause

Signing up for a charity race is a great way to refocus your efforts from calorie counting and boring workouts, to the cause you're supporting.

Register as early as possible for your race or marathon, so you have plenty of time to train and raise money for the event!

Invite a friend or group of friends to join you, and cheer each other on!

Check out active.com for a searchable listing of local races and other events in your area.

Staying in shape is beneficial and necessary for living a long and healthy life. It is recommended that you check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen.

Homemade Eco-Friendly Cleaners For Your Home

A clean living space helps to make a house a home. And naturally, making a home is about creating a safe and comforting space for you and your family. That's why cleaning with natural, non-toxic products are always best.

Nature provides us with materials that clean and disinfect very well, making your home both safe and comforting. Just open up your cupboards - you most likely already have the five items on hand that can tackle all of your household cleanings. And the best part is they're often a more affordable, and safer alternative to the otherwise toxic and overpriced major brand cleaners.

Read more for a list of eco-friendly cleaners for your home, as well as how and where to use them.

Soothe Your Stomach

There's nothing worse than an upset stomach. But there is no need to suffer when you have fresh ginger on hand! Just brew some delicious ginger tea and soothe your stomach almost instantly. It's easy and effective!

Fill a pot with water and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile, slice several thin rounds from your ginger root. People sometimes refer to these as "coins" because of their shape.

Most recipes call for 4 to 6 rounds, depending on how strong you like it.

"Read more" on how to soothe your stomach with ginger tea...

Composting

Natural composting or biological decomposition began with the first plants on earth and has been occurring ever since.

As vegetation falls to the ground, it slowly decays, providing minerals and nutrients needed for plants, animals, and microorganisms.

Yard trimmings and food residuals constitute 27 percent of the US municipal solid waste stream. That’s a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead!

It doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Starting with even a small composting area, can make a huge difference!

Take The No Plastic Pledge

80% of the ocean's garbage patch comes from trash bags and plastic bottles that wash in from the beach. Swirling in the Pacific Ocean is a garbage patch of plastic the size of Texas and growing.

Each year in honor of World Ocean Day, which falls in the month of June, hundreds of people take the pledge to 'Rise Above Plastics' in their daily lives, and you can too! You can do it today!

Make the promise to use less plastic in your life at Surfrider Foundation today! Here are some tips from Surfrider on how you can Rise Above Plastics now!

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