Medicinal Plants and Their Uses

You’ve heard the adage that “food is medicine”. This alludes to ancient holistic health practices, like the Indian Ayurveda, which prescribed different diets for different types of people, with a goal of maintaining an optimal energetic balance for the practitioner. Food can also be understood as preventative medicine, the idea … Read more

The Volcano Stove – Something for Everyday Use

The volcano stove is a revolutionary stove that can be used in more than one way. Such multi-functionality makes it a great tool. Although, traditionally embraced by by campers, you have nothing to lose by incorporating its use in at home, especially in a household that strives to be more … Read more

Sustainable Timber Helps Reduce Clear Cutting

Timber is the name given to trees that are grown specifically for wood use in furniture and construction. Sustainable timber is a term that assumes timber can be sourced and used indefinitely, however this is simply not true. When taking biomass (cutting down trees) from any forest, key materials for … Read more

Exxon Oil Spill – The Valdez Incident

On the 24th of March, 1989, the Exxon Oil Tanker, Valdez, hit the Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and ruptured. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Facts Between 260 000 and 750 000 barrels of oil spilled into the ocean at Prince William Sound in Alaska. The tanker was set for Long … Read more

What is Purified Water?

These days there are so many different waters; tap, spring, mineral, distilled, even greywater. What, then is purified water? In general terms, purified water means the water has gone through a process to make it potable, or safe to drink. It is an over-arching category that indicates there was a … Read more