What are Soapberries? Learn How to Make Shampoo from Soap Nuts. Natural Soapberry Shampoo and Soap Alternative. Use Soap Nuts to Wash Clothes & Dishes.
Why Bother? | Urban Gardening: The Proverbial Free Lunch
Explore urban gardening and answer Michael Pollan’s question: Why Bother?
Spring Breaking in Boulder
Okay, Colorado has stolen my heart.
Biodiversity | Women’s Indigenous Knowledge
It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]
Drawdown: Solutions for a Greener Tomorrow
Paul Hawken’s Drawdown It has been a while since I have written anything for my Ethics with Em series which is strange because I have so many topics to cover in that area! I took a very inspiring environmental ethics class last semester which really opened my eyes to a million issues. I was particularly inspired […]
Shallow vs. Deep Ecology
The following post is based on a movement by Arne Naess that describes the difference between shallow and deep ecological movements. Please read the original piece written by Naess here. What is Shallow vs. Deep Ecology? Arne Naess, a Norwegian professor, draws a definite line between two areas that he calls Shallow Ecology and Deep Ecology. […]
The Importance Of Being Connected To Nature
In my last couple of posts, I wrote about a few philosophical theories pertaining to environmental ethics. I wrote about the theory of Reverence for Life and Land Ethic. In studying these two things, I have become more aware of a somethings about me that I have ignored for a long time. I am not only […]
This post contains objective and subjective content based off of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic. I highly recommend reading Leopold’s essay on his theory of Land Ethic for a more complete account of his thoughts on the topic. The definition of the term “ethics” varies between its uses in philosophy and ecology. In ecology, an ethic is acknowledging […]
The Teaching of Reverence For Life by Albert Schweitzer
Analyzing “Reverence for Life” by Albert Schweitzer This post relays objective and subjective knowledge of an essay by Albert Schweitzer on his theory of “reverence for life.” To buy his book, Reverence for Life, click here. You can also get his book Out of My Life and Thought on Amazon. Albert Schweitzer, a German philosopher, developed a […]
Why I No Longer Shampoo My Hair | No-Poo
I Stopped Watching My Hair: My No-Poo Journey Yes, friends, it is true. I stopped using shampoo three months ago. Please hold your judgements until the end and just bear with me. When I tell people about my shampoo-free lifestyle, I tend to get a lot of the same questions. A question you probably have […]