Michelle Schenker

Michelle is passionate about living a healthy life. She shops farmers markets, cooks organic, and eats vegetarian. Juicing and smoothies are a part of everyday life in her home. So are recycling, composting, and gardening. I guess you could say Michelle has a green thumb. Even when a plant doesn't make it under her care, she is still dedicated to making the earth a greener place for future generations.

How To Grow A Garden In Your Apartment

Garden inside a laundry room

Apartment gardening is not limited to those who live in an apartment and wish to create a garden. It includes anyone who lives in limited space and has to get creative about how they create their garden. You can have a garden anywhere you live. You just have to make your own space and get creative about your containers. It also helps if you are interested in re-purposing items you might otherwise think of as trash…

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3 Reasons Homemade Composting Is Awesome

Composting bin

If you have been thinking about making compost but think that it may be too difficult, complicated, or time-consuming, you have come to the right place. We aim to make it clear and simple. While composting can be an exact science, it certainly doesn’t need to be. After all, Mother Nature does composting all the time without the help of human effort. We can join her efforts without making it a big deal. We’re going to discuss composting methods and then show you how to make your own homemade composting bin…

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Tiny House Expedition Interview

Christian and Aexis of Tiny House Expedition jumping

Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are living the dream. And while the house might be tiny, their project is nothing but! Learn more about these trailblazers and their exciting documentary project in our exclusive interview with Alexis in March 2015…

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Adopt a Penguin

ChangingThePresent.org is providing an alternate gift idea for this holiday season that adds a little personality to your gift, demonstrates your support for saving the earth and brings a new friend into a loved ones life – adopt a penguin for only $50! Name it after its recipient or allow the recipient to name it themselves. What could be more fun than having your very own penguin?!?

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Toyota Prius MPG: Fuel Efficient or Not?

Toyota Prius 2009

When it comes to hybrid cars, one of the most important, if not the most important metric, are the mpg’s (miles per gallon). So how many miles per gallon does your Prius hybrid get? When I accompanied my fiance to buy one last year, we were greeted with an EPA mpg on the sticker touting a city mpg of 60, and a highway mpg of 50.

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Juice Plus: A Breakthrough In Nutrition

Fruits and vegetables

What if I told you there was a way to get ripe, vine-picked fruits and veggies in a capsule form that could replace your multivitamin with a healthier option? Well, it’s true and as a customer of 3+ years I can vouch for the awesomeness that is Juice Plus! Juice Plus+ is a dietary supplement that offers all of the benefits of good nutrition without any of the drawbacks. It’s a simple concept that has everything to do with good nutrition and nothing to do with chemicals that you don’t need. In fact, it can even lower the amount of byproducts that your own body creates through the digestion process…

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Find More Sustainable Fish at Whole Foods

School of fish swimming in ocean

Whole Foods Market announced today that it will stop selling red-rated wild caught seafood starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. Fish affected by this change are currently being over-fished and/or are not sustainable food sources. Whole Foods look to the Blue Ocean Institute or Monterey Bay Aquarium to make the determination of red, yellow or green ratings for fish based on how sustainable they are in today’s fishing environment. This announcement from Whole Foods Market comes a year ahead of its previously stated plans to eliminate these fish in 2013.

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