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Eco Culture - Our future depends on our ability to develop a truly sustainable culture that is fully conscious and aware of our intimate dependence on our natural world. This is reflected in our intellectual and artistic expressions. Our Eco Culture section features reports and reviews on books in  On The Shelf , films and multi media in the Screening Room, and the cialis best price best arts in Eco Arts. You can also read about the greening of the Sports world and explore links to many eco cultural Online Resources. Here at SLM we celebrate and promote the growing awareness and expanding eco consciousness in our society.

Sustainable Living Magazine Preview of Next Issue

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Sustainable Living Magazine is all about bringing the tools, information and expertise together to help us create a sustainable future in our lives and on the planet. Sustainable Living Magazine is a non profit journal dedicated to making a positive difference by facilitating the development of our eco culture and assisting in the creation of a sustainable and healthy society. This green journal brings you new and fresh perspectives on the green scene from around the earth. All about sustainability, it covers everything from green building and healthy homes to organic gardening, renewable energy, eco transportation, eco energy, permaculture and more.

New Format Launch Welcome to the template for our next edition. We thought we would give you a sneak peek behind the scenes as we build this issue. This is where we are building our next issue with our new format and it looks like it will be hitting the ground running with features on green issues and eco culture from around the world. It is designed to inform, engage and empower its readers to make positive changes in their life, their work, and their earth all of which will contribute to a sustainable future. Our Photo Editor Irene Fior has been coordinating the work of photojournalists far and wide to add many more photos to our articles. As of today most of the articles have been uploaded so if you register for our newsletter we will let you know when this issue is done so you can come back and see the whole issue.

To give you an overview of our content below we have a small profile of some to the sections of Sustainable Living Magazine.


Why Mulch? Because it's Great.

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Written by Adam Mohammed


 To start off, I need to say that mulching is pretty much my favorite thing to do. You know that feeling you get when putting a blanket over a sleeping child? Warm, cuddly, and fuzzy all over? Same deal. Aside from keeping roots warm and cozy in the winter, mulching your garden has a huge number of benefits.

Dandelions; understanding their role

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Written by Adam Mohammed


Lets take a look at the dandelion, one of our most common 'weeds', and one of my favourite. Dandelions are a 'pioneer' species, experts at living in damaged areas and repairing the soil. They're the first step in the transformation of a damaged area back to a forest. Aside from being beautiful (I always thought that a field filled with yellow flowers was preferable over short cut green grass), they're useful in almost every way a plant can be. They improve the soil, they're edible, and medicinal.


Weeds! Understanding them and order cialis on line their Uses

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Written by Adam Mohammed


What is a 'weed'? Typically we humans describe a plant as a weed when it gets in the way of what we're trying to grow. We often react with frustration, spending vast amounts of time ripping these plants out, or worse, spraying them with toxic chemicals, all without stopping to think; why is this plant growing here? And further, what does it have to offer? Every plant in an ecosystem has a purpose, a niche it fills. Humans have been practicing agriculture long enough that our food production zones have become eco systems in themselves; along with 'weed' species that fill niches, and have evolved alongside us. When we observe any eco system (which includes human ones!), and look hard enough, we can find a purpose for every component.


'Slow Death' is a Fast and Frightening Read

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Written by Darren Moore


Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, edited by Sarah Dopp. (Hardcover, Knopf Canada, May 2009 ISBN: 9780307397126)

Who would have ever thought that the baby-faced, gently curved yellow lump of plastic in the shape of your child’s rubber duck could be so frighteningly menacing? This book is a cornucopia of information on the common chemicals we encounter and consume on a regular daily basis. And the list of contaminants and the products they are found in are substantial. Toothpaste? Check. Shampoo? Check. The bottle your organic ketchup is packaged in? Yes they’re in that too. Turns out that phthalates and their chemical cousins are all over the place, in just about every plasticized material there is. And as if that wasn’t enough, the authors reveal that Teflon – the infamous non-stick coating championed by Dupont – doesn’t even stay stuck to the pan.


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