Articles from ‘November 2020’ Issue

Success Stories: Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Feeding Children During A Pandemic

The St. Louis – Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency that was created in 1993 to assist the public, private and nonprofit sectors in establishing and expanding programs for recycling and waste reduction. The service area includes the City of St. Louis, […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Please note: As scheduling can be unexpectedly altered in response to COVID-19 concerns, kindly verify all listed events at the provided websites.

I’ve been applauding the loudest for the ARTS in our community, for the creative ways to keep us all ARTful and […]

Coalition Report

By Jenn DeRose, Known & Grown Manager, Missouri Coalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Flipping The Bird At Factory Farms

If you eat meat, there’s a good chance that what you buy comes from a CAFO, or concentrated animal feeding operation —also known as a Factory Farm. Factory farmed animals are packed nose-to-tail in cramped quarters. They are pumped […]

Conservation Corner: The Bird That Could Have Won A War

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Most everyone anticipates a turkey on their table at Thanksgiving. The holiday wouldn’t be complete without it. But did you know wild turkeys are a common resident in Missouri’s forests and fields too? And according to Benjamin Franklin, they could have helped win the Revolutionary War.

Turkeys were once so […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Recycling Forgiveness

I got lazy recycling, with awful results. 

One Tuesday night this fall I mistakenly hauled our blue cart out to the street. Wrong! Recycling gets collected on Thursdays. Yard waste morning is Wednesday, in my City neighborhood. What was I thinking? 

I wasn’t. I was flaking along, unfocused and probably crabby, distracted by whatever […]

Guide to Green Dining in the St. Louis Area

Visit www.greendiningalliance.org for a complete list of participating restaurants – be sure to use our site when choosing where to dine out. This Green Dining Guide is cosponsored by The St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste District.

4 Hands Brewing Company1220 S. 8th Street314-436-1559 • 4handsbrewery.com

Atomic Cowboy,4140 Manchester Road, 63110, 314-775-0775www.atomiccowboystl.com

Avenue Restaurant,12 N. Meramec, 63105, 314-727-4141.www.avestl.com

Bailey’s […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Goes Virtual

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our traditional Natural Living Expo on September 27, 2020.  We are now bringing you many of your favorite exhibitors and some exciting new participants, virtually, for you to browse and discover the many resources that will help you live a healthier and more sustainable life.  At […]

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers For They Shall Inherit the Earth!

By Tom Braford

To me, the word ‘bless’ or ‘blessed’ means richness, multi-dimensional thriving and satisfaction. 

When we bring peace to a chaotic situation of multidimensional suffering, when we bring wholeness to broken families, communities, cultures and a broken world and Earth, when we bring richness and thriving […]

Ketogenic Diets In Dogs: Facts and Fallacies

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Ketogenic diets were first introduced in 1921. Sometimes, dietary fads and practices in human medicine may find their way into veterinary medicine. This is true for ketogenic diets. What exactly is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic diet is one that is high in fat, low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and restricted […]

Natural Living Holiday & Gift Guide

The Art of EntertainingLooking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Need the perfect party appetizer or meal? Call The Art of Entertaining to order party trays, appetizers, salads, breakfast dishes, or a full dinner for the holidays. Low sodium, low calorie, vegan, and gluten free meals are also available which are ideal for the […]

Nature Wisdom


With Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

The Goodness Of Evergreens

During my walks, I am enchanted by the bright spots of green amid the browns and grays of the early winter landscape. The Evergreens are in their glory as they shelter birds, scent the air and glisten with dew. I wonder at their strength, constancy and endurance.

Since ancient times, Evergreens […]

November Happenings

Through December 2020Healthy Planet Virtual ExpoYou can enjoy the Healthy Planet Expo Virtually through December online from the comfort of your own home or office. Visit some of your favorite expo exhibitors and meet may new people, too. Find new ways to live a greener and healthier life. Click here to sign up for a […]

Our Gardens: A Place of Sanity and Giving Thanks

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Now can we give enough thanks to our gardens for the beauty, joy and sanity we have received from them in this crazy year? Brand new and seasoned gardeners spent more time than ever in gardens this year. Seed companies and garden nurseries were busier than ever. 

Perhaps the greatest gift of gardens […]

Preparing To Get Pregnant? Now Is The Time to Optimize Your Health

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

As many of you know, I’m the father of two. These blessings didn’t come without struggles. I’ve lived through recurrent pregnancy loss and other complications, which has given me the opportunity to learn more about how the health of the parents affect fertility and any future pregnancy. Because of my experiences, […]

Publisher’s Corner

Give Thanks, Mask Up, Save Lives

November is a time of transition. We shift our seasons and by the time most of you read this, we will have shifted some of the power in our country, too. Most elections, like seasons, are about change. And for some, change couldn’t come soon enough. For others change is […]

Self Care Routine For Calm, Happiness and Good Health

By Jan Herzog, Yoga Teacher

You and thousands of others world-wide have experienced pandemic stress. A regular, quiet, meditative self-care routine increases both calm and happiness, and boosts your immunity. The effort is worth the feeling of deep joy it creates.

Here is a short nine-part routine for a home practice. Ideally practice in a quiet and […]

Success Stories: Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Feeding Children During A Pandemic

The St. Louis – Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency that was created in 1993 to assist the public, private and nonprofit sectors in establishing and expanding programs for recycling and waste reduction. The service area includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Funding […]

The Art of Relating

Is Resistance Ruining Your Relationship?

By Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSWwww.ChristineKniffen.com  Your Personal Relationship Coach is just a click away…

Fixing your relationship does take work, but just how much work and how much energy has everything to do with you. Resistance is the greatest hurdle to overcome. Resistance slows the process as a whole and it is why you […]

The Road To Net Zero Carbon

By Victoria Coleman, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Intern

From reaching its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals two years early to the recently approved Solar Readiness and Building Energy Performance Standard ordinances, St. Louis is leading the Midwest in efforts to be carbon neutral 2050. 2050 has significance because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report states that […]