February 1st, 2013
What could be more eco-friendly than growing your own food? You know your homegrown food didn’t require any pesticides or herbicides, and chances are, you didn’t use any fossil fuel like petrol in a large combine, tractor, or other farm equipment in your garden. You didn’t have to transport the food anywhere either; you just carried it to your kitchen. But what if you can’t plant a garden due to lack of space or city ordinances? Patio gardening is a great solution.
January 1st, 2013
The Preserve Gimme 5 program accepts and recycles #5 plastics, which are the containers that most recycling programs do not take: yogurt cups, cottage cheese containers, salsa tubs, and other food storage or packaging containers made from polypropylene.
December 1st, 2012
Don’t choose between plastic and paper bags at the store—bring your own bag. Plastic bags blow everywhere; you see them in fields, stuck up high in the trees, and in rivers and lakes. Paper bags consume lots of natural resources to manufacture, then they take up space in landfills when they’re discarded. If recycled, they take energy and resources to recycle.
November 1st, 2012
It’s always nice to get a new pair of pants, a new pair of shoes, or a new coat. Remember as a kid, when that new pair of shoes made you run faster or jump higher? There is nothing wrong with buying new clothes and shoes. But there is an alternative that has gained popularity in recent years: consignment shops and thrift stores – otherwise known as second-hand shops.
August 1st, 2012
We need paper. But the paper industry creates a lot of pollution. It’s important to know the damages the paper industry causes and to conserve paper and go paperless when possible. Here are a few facts about paper and pollution.
July 1st, 2012
What is the cost of garbage? There is the environmental cost: the things we trade for a place to throw our trash. There is the monetary cost: what citizens, municipalities, and governments pay for waste management. Because handling a society’s garbage tends to be an invisible industry, we may not be aware of the costs on a regular basis.
June 1st, 2012
I’m one of thousands. A devoted NYC yoga practitioner. We frequent the city’s ever-growing number of yoga studios with passion. Yet, in a way, I feel alone, because as I practice yoga around town, I seem to be the rare one who is bothered by the fact that some yoga studios burn incense despite the research finding that “burning incense on a regular basis doubles your risk of upper respiratory cancer, including throat, mouth and squamous cell lung cancer.”
April 29th, 2012
The Yoga Aid Challenge was held at Tokyo MidTown again on April 29th, 2012. This was the 6th year since it was first established in Australia（5th year in terms of event operation）. It was held in Japan for the first time in 2008. This year, the 785 participants worked together to raise over 1.5 million yen.
Jyoti Alkesh developed his interest in spirituality, astrology and palm reading during his childhood. Whilst working as an engineer, he started practicing astrology and palm reading over 10 years ago. Through his deep study, he came to know the essence and inter-connection between these paths and how to use their lessons practically in daily life.
Japanese people took a while to catch on to Facebook, but these days, pretty much all of Japan’s international yoga community is using it. And, as a result, many yoga teachers and studios have started using it to keep in touch with students and as a marketing channel. However, I constantly see both teachers and studios misusing Facebook, particularly confusing the purpose of profiles and pages, so thought to write this guide to help them.
Even if you can’t reach your kneecaps, yoga is for you. (In fact, it may be especially for you!) Those incredibly flexible people you see on television aren’t the same people you will meet in your neighborhood class, although they are good examples of what is possible if you practice yoga long enough and with diligence.
On that evening, beautiful clouds were floating to offload their rain, the breeze was soothing and comfortable, trees and leaves were dancing in the wind, and from small to tall, buildings were spectators to a small but very important yoga therapy workshop, which started on August 10th, 2012 and lasted three days in Under the Light Yoga School in Shinjuku and Yoyogi, Tokyo.