Learning and Teaching Sustainability

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Hey friends. You may have seen that we've been sharing some sneak peaks and photos from the property we purchased in Washington State earlier this year, but today we're going to be revealing a whole lot more! Take a look at the blog to see the full scoop about how we plan to transform this space into a beautiful mountain retreat. Link in profile: Introducing Gingerhawk. ⠀
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Happy Tuesday friends. It's back to business today, and today we're talking about soil health. Did you know that soil is a living ecosystem that effects the quality of our food? And mismanagement can cause it to die and lose its nutrient value. According to the @rainforestalliance, excessive tilling and overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilizers are killing our soil. Years of deep-ploughing, and the replacement of native grasses with cash crops caused the infamous American Dust Bowl of the 1930's. From the Rainforest Alliance: "When severe droughts hit the area, winds lifted away more than 75 percent of the topsoil in many areas of the Great Plains in choking “black blizzards.” In spite of the Dust Bowl, farmers still rely largely on tillage and chemical fertilizers and pesticides to keep their crops alive, and in doing so continue to destroy soil ecosystems." That's why it's important to shop organic when possible, and avoid cheap mono-crops like corn and soy. Check the ingredients of the foods you buy as derivatives of these crops are hidden in everything (high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, etc.) And minimize meat and dairy consumption, as these mono-crops are also used primarily to feed factory farm animals. When more consumers demand higher quality products, the market will change to meet the needs of the people. Check out @farmersfootprint to learn more about how to support soil health and food independence. ⠀
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True story 🙌🏼 .
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The rainforests in Brazil are burning, and one of the major contributing factors is deforestation to make way for cattle ranching. The rainforests are a vital part of our ecosystem, and we must do everything we can to save them. In addition to donating to the @rainforestalliance, you can also help by reducing your consumption of beef. At Live to Sustain, we understand that changing your eating habits isn't always so easy. That's why we love @splendid.spoon because they make plant-based eating easy, convenient, and delicious. The Green Matcha smoothie is one of my faves with avocado, spirulina, and matcha. Even though we promote healthy eating on our feed and blog, the reality is that I haven't always been such a good eater. The truth is that I spent a good portion of my life as a Cheeto-lovin', cheeseburger-munching, chocolate-ice-cream-eating machine. But those days are over now. If you want to give plant-based eating a try, check the link in our profile for $50 off your first order of Splendid Spoon. ⠀
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I love this picture of Smokey because I think she looks like a luck dragon in it - you know, the one from the Never Ending Story? Agree or disagree? Speaking of 80's classics, raise your hand if you watched Stranger Things Season 3! 🙋🏻🙋🏻What did you think? We loved it! ⠀
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Did you know ants use pheromones to communicate? They can communicate a path to food or even danger. Pheromones also allow ants to distinguish between different ant families. .
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Earlier this year we bought a property in Washington State, and had big plans to turn it into a beautiful mountain retreat. Unfortunately we’ve hit some road blocks, and I’m seriously worried that it may not happen. I can’t go into too much detail, but a few members of the local community aren’t happy about what we plan to build. Ultimately we disagree on what would be a classy and appropriate addition to the neighborhood. We’ve already invested a lot in this project, and can’t afford to change the plans at this point. It’s an unfortunate situation, but we’re just praying for approval to move forward with our beloved Gingerhawk. ⠀
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I don't know about you guys, but the past few weeks have been super hectic with work and we haven't spent as much time meal planning and cooking. It's times like these that we are so grateful for @splendid.spoon plant-based smoothies and soups. It's so easy to fall into bad habits like fast food and snacks-for-dinner when you're short on time. But Splendid Spoon makes it easy to eat healthy, nutritious meals made with real, whole-food ingredients - like this Carrot Ginger Chia smoothie made with ingredients that promote good vision and healthy digestion. It's like eating carrot cake for breakfast, but healthier. Check the link in our profile for $50 off your first order. .⠀
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Who knows what kind of mushroom this is? Did you know that mushrooms are just the reproductive body of a much larger organism called mycelium that exists mostly underground? Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, and is made of a network of white filaments that look like fuzzy, fake spider-web type stuff. Mycelium networks can extend across an entire forest and communicate vital information to its different parts. Actually, the largest organism in the world is a 2,400 year old fungus that extends over 2,384 acres in Oregon. Wanna learn more about our fungi friends? Check out mushroom expert @paulstamets and his family-owned, Certified Organic mushroom farm @fungiperfecti⠀
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Contrary to popular belief, the world doesn't change because some genius comes up with a revolutionary idea. The reality is that all change is the work of many people coming together and taking many actions, big and small, over a period of time. It's a thought that's both humbling and empowering. When you take your ego out of the equation, there's less pressure to be the best, and more incentive to work together towards a shared goal. You might be thinking, "But I'm just one ant. I'm powerless. What can I do?". Well you organize and mobilize the other ants around you. Or you find some ants who are doing cool stuff, and go follow them. ⠀
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TFW you're stuck in the laundry basket, and you just wanna chew on something so bad. We've all been there, am I right?⠀
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A heat wave is hitting the country this week, and it's gonna be HOT HOT HOT. Seriously, though, climate change is not cool. One of the simplest and most powerful things you can do to help is to reduce your meat consumption, particularly beef. Animal agriculture is a big offender when it comes to water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and rainforest deforestation. Instead of firing up the barbecue this weekend, why not give @splendid.spoon a try? These plant-based smoothies and soups have really helped me embrace veggies and make healthier eating choices. When you've got a busy on-the-go schedule, just grab a smoothie on your way out the door in the morning and you'll start your day with a nutritious meal packed with real, whole-food ingredients. Check the link in our profile for $50 off your first order. ⠀
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What does it mean to live an analog life? The book Digital Minimalism talks about the difference between low-quality leisure versus high-quality leisure. Low-quality leisure is time spent passively absorbing information - scrolling through your phone and reading articles, for example. High-quality leisure demands activity over passive consumption - playing the piano or working in the garden are good examples. An hour chunk of downtime can very easily devolve into an hour of low-quality leisure that leaves you feeling distracted and vaguely unhappy. Instead, schedule high-quality leisure into your day and make sure to honor that time by not checking your phone real quick first. By the way, if you’re looking for tips on trail blazing, we found a great resource care of the @frugalwoods: https://www.frugalwoods.com/2017/12/14/this-month-on-the-homestead-trail-building-101-and-a-second-birthday-party/
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Happy Birthday to @tsanglikshang aka mama to @lweatherbee. Not only is she a sharp-minded scientist, talented artist, and pillar of strength, she's also the best mom a girl could ask for! She has always been there for me through everything, and I am forever grateful. She's been getting after it at her new retirement community in Las Vegas with triple workout days doing Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, Weight-Lifting, and lots more. Go mama - Happy Birthday!⠀
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Don't call it dirt. Soil is actually an incredibly complex, bio-diverse substance, and contains the vital nutrients to grow living things. That's why spraying it with toxic pesticides, and working it tirelessly with no breaks results in lower quality food production. We all pay a price for this with our health. Chronic disease and auto-immune conditions are on the rise in part because of all the toxic exposures that come from our food. Not all soil is created equal, and it's important that we prioritize soil health if we want to grow healthy, nutrient-dense foods. Check out @farmersfootprint to learn more about soil health and food independence.⠀
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