"Deck the halls with balls of paper! 🎶 " may as well be the refrain cheerfully trumpeted by carollers as they melodically instruct us on the key points of successful Holiday decoration and gift giving. Not to be a Grinch, here–indeed, part of the thrill of receiving holiday gifts is tearing their wrappings with abandon in a treasure hunt that involves only one obstacle! However, it’s this practice that creates a dramatic increase in garbage going to landfills at this time of year. Fortunately, there are many ways to retain the fun spirit of unravelling gifts, repurpose the holiday spirit, reduce your contribution to the Holiday trash heap, reuse what you can, and recycle everything you can't...
In many of the countries where our world goods are made, elephants are revered, respected and even worshipped. They are also pushed out of their natural habitats by development and pollution, trapped for zoos and amusement parks and illegally poached for their increasingly valuable ivory tusks. On August 12, World Elephant Day reminds us that […]
Owls are known in Native American lore as the keepers of sacred knowledge. Other ancient cultures believed that owls were actually priestesses and wizards in disguise, and to this day they are still considered to be messengers and companions to these magical folk. Sacred to Athena–the Grecian goddess of wisdom and war–owls are often considered […]
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Here at Mexicali Blues HQ, we feel so grateful to live and work in a community in which sustainable agriculture, healthy whole foods, and local farming are growing to be valued as important facets of life. In a world that is frequently oriented towards speed and convenience, the benefits of growing and cooking our own […]
Phish Mayan Calender Tee (Whatever happens, we’ll be well dressed!) There are many theories about what will happen tomorrow, December 21, 2012. Scholars studying the Mayan calender first began positing that this date would mark the abrupt end of the world, because 12/21/12 is the last date listed on this important 13th cycle or “baktun” […]
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