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The Chemical Trap

Written by Mercedes & Thomas on Saturday, 23 July 2011. Posted in Opas Blog, Environment - Viewed: 5778

The Chemical Trap
This documentary is originally produced in German but we have personally translated so many can have access to these findings. Please use the link below to forward using email or post to your social networking pages. The documentary reaffirms how chemicals affects us and our bodies as well as our future generations.

Rainwater, Harvesting, and Benefits

Written by Mercedes on Friday, 18 February 2011. Posted in Opas Blog, Environment - Viewed: 4220

Rainwater, Harvesting, and Benefits

Rain is here! California needs rain. Lately we have been receiving some generous rainstorms. We need the rain water as it has so many benefits for us and our environment. Lets take a look at the importance of rain water.

Rainwater can be properly harvested and used for; gardens and landscape, toilet flushing, animals, and if properly purified rainwater can be used for drinking and cooking purposes.

Enhancing the bees habitat

Written by Mercedes & Thomas on Tuesday, 31 August 2010. Posted in Opas Blog, Environment - Viewed: 6331

Enhancing the bees habitat
Bees and other insects are crucial for our survival. Nature has always been essential for mankind. Let's take our food for example, without our main pollinators; bees, humming birds, butterflies, and other insects we would have lack variety of fruits, vegetables and wild flowers. Cross pollution helps at least 30% of the world's crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive.

Environmental issues of California

Written by Mercedes on Tuesday, 02 March 2010. Posted in Opas Blog, Environment - Viewed: 5500

Environmental issues of California

California has the worst air pollution in the entire country. Over 90% of Californians, according to the California Air Resources Board, reside in areas where the air is unsafe. (Example 9 people out of 10) Unsafe air means increased risk of respiratory ailments, asthma, and premature death.

San Joaquin Valley ranking one of the most polluted in the nation where 1 in 3 families have respiratory ailments, 1 in 6 children suffer from asthma, 1 in 8 adults suffer from asthma, and more than 1,200 premature deaths occur each year.

Going Green?

Written by Mercedes on Friday, 17 April 2009. Posted in Opas Blog, Environment - Viewed: 5015

Going Green?

Green is in! What does it mean to go green?

Every couple years or so we go through trends and fads. I am sure you remember the 60’s, everyone falling in love with nature all over again, something we seem to repeat. I do wonder when many people will understand we need nature in order to live. Is this green wave a flash of the 60’s or are we really trying to save our planet this time? My question is was it a trend for companies to sell products to consumers that would cause serious health problems? Certainly the research is available and budget for natural alternatives.

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