Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Created By Earth Sustainable Living and Business Articles...

Great News Our Sustainable Living and Business Articles will start back on January 1st! 

So join Created By Earth now for the latest Sustainable Living & Business tips! 

We all must give back and do our part to save the planet for future generation.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. 

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Business attire, particularly the traditional businessman’s uniform of long-sleeved shirt, tie, and jacket, is ill-suited to the warmer regions, and to summer weather across much of the country. 

A formal business dress code for employees requires cranking up air conditioners to maintain comfortable conditions not only in your own workplace but in shops and food outlets as well. Start with casual Friday, and then adopt a policy that permits climate-appropriate clothing--short sleeved open-necked shirts, for instance--so your office thermostat can be set to a slightly higher temperature. Every degree you save will cut up to 20 percent from air conditioning costs. Provide closed space where staff can keep more formal attire for the occasions when it’s necessary.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

OCTOBER CLEAN HEALTH TIP - Don't Pamper Your Bad Back

Even if you're hunched over in agony, taking to your bed will only make a bad back worse. 

The latest research shows that bed rest weakens back muscles and prolongs the suffering. Married men may suffer more than single men because of all the pampering.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


As much as 30 percent of hardwood lumber imported into the U.S. comes from forests harvested legally. 

Guarantee timber and wood products you buy come from legally harvested--and well managed--forests. The Forest Stewardship Council’s FSC trademark identifies forest products containing verified FSC materials using a special label. Like Green Seal,

FSC products are assessed and certified using social and environmental standards agreed to by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international coalition of timber buyers, traders, and non-government organizations--including environmental groups such as WWF and The Nature Conservancy. The FSC program has accredited more than 100 million acres of forest and several thousand products. For more information and a listing of FSC products visit

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


The U.S. has one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas emission rates in the world--and the problem is getting worse. 

By 2020 emissions from electricity could be as much as 160 percent higher than in 1990 (the benchmark year for the Kyoto Protocol). Yet for a carbon-conscious business the solution is simple. Your energy provider can source all or part of the electricity you use from renewable sources, such as solar, wind, and hydro. Though it costs a little more, your money supports crucial investment in renewable energy. Buying green power also entitles you to advertise your commitment and encourage other businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Foods with bright, rich colors are more than just nice to look at. 

They're also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation. (Sadly, skittles do not count.) Eat nine fistfuls of colorful fruits and vegetables each day and you'll reap the benefits without having to give up other foods. Whenever I shop the produce aisle, I'm reminded that these foods are often more powerful than the drugs sold in pharmacies. My favorites are arugula and blueberries.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


The size of the green market remains far smaller than what consumers’ stated environmental concerns indicate it should be. 

This is the problem--and also an opportunity. It suggests many people are unsure about how to translate their personal values to their consumption choices, and perhaps also less than convinced about the difference it makes. Your staff plays a crucial role. They are at the front line in communicating the environmental performance of your business; they will reinforce the rest of your good work if they’re able to “talk green” with demanding customers. Invest in education and training and the benefits will flow.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MAY CLEAN HEALTH TIP: Brushing is Not Enough!

If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and applesauce, invest in some floss. 

No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you're missing a good portion of their total surface. That's like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond #hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease. I use Reach Ultraclean floss, which stretches to glide between #teeth.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

APRIL CLEAN HEALTH TIP: Take a Deep Belly Breath!

Do this anywhere, anytime. Push out your bellows and suck air through your nose until your lungs are full. 

They'll fill with nitric oxide, a chemical found in the back of your nose that opens up blood vessels. The dose of oxygen will make you feel happier and more alert. This is my secret technique for calming down before a show or a tough stitch in the OR.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


We like to think our organizations can run just like well-oiled machines, but that’s aiming too low.

Machine metaphors linger in business, from the clockwork universe to “cookie cutter” management. But though machine metaphors were undoubtedly useful in the past, they’re wearing out.

We are coming to appreciate that a business, and the economy as a whole, has more in common with a biological organism--a dynamic, interdependent system of living things that interact to produce a functioning stable whole. As Arie de Geus, the former head of global planning for Royal Dutch/Shell, has put it: “Organizations are not national” Gain greater efficiency from your business by shaping policies, structures, and systems to reflect that it is made up of people, not machines.