CELEBRATE WITH US
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Special Discount from 5 pm to 7 pm The GreenUP Store is celebrating 3 years of providing environmental products and services to help our community embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle at home, work or play.
We want to thank our community friends and families by hosting an Open House Day. We'll be staying open late for your shopping convenience.
Come by the store - sip a warm apple cider, taste a delicious cookie and take advantage of our Anniversary Shopping Special Offer.
Special Discount - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Spend $50.00 (before tax) and Save $10.00 on your purchase. Valid only on December 12, 2012
As taken from IDS @ Trent University's Professor Haroon Akram-Lodhi:
In our world, the 225 richest people have a combined wealth of more than US$1 trillion, equal to the annual income of almost half of the world's total population.
Cellular telephony in Canada is an oligopoly, Bell, Telus and Rogers control 94% of the market, charging high prices for poor service. In the 2000's the late Ted Rogers was the 2nd richest man in Canada worth almost 8 billion dollars. Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsille had a combined wealth of almost 9 billion.
The worst war of the 2nd half of the 20th century (in the Congo) has been fought in part over the coltan (ingredient found in every single cell phone). Our ignorance has contributed to death and deprivation on a biblical scale. We need to understand our world.
Marigold flowers are responsible for Calendula, a wonderful ingredient for the skin, aiding topically with dry skin, rash, scarring, irritation, cracking, cuts, bites, burns and any other skin ailment including radiation dermatitis, psoriasis & eczema. Wonderful for everyone's skin from toddlers to old age! It has anti viral & anti inflammatory properties, is non stinging & available all natural and in fine body products. Babar Too Co uses Calendula in our Baby Balms, Healing Balms & Lip Balms
Think:Jakarta, Bali, the Spice Islands, Islam & Buddhist Temples, Volcanoes & Diverse Cultures
It's the world's 4th most populated country (according to Lonely Planet) with over 242 million people. It runs along the equator for 5000 kilometers & with over 17,000 islands you can find your own piece of paradise. Their flag with red & white, represents courage & purity.
Tips if traveling there: Think & Dress more conservatively & Don't expect much personal space while talking to others & go outside the cities to capture its beauty, Don't talk to the opposite sex openly as you would here at home, & Don't use your left hand as its considered unclean. About 90% of the country is Muslim.
Java man suggests life 1.5 million years ago originally by Austronesian people then came Hinduism & Buddhism. Then in the 13th century evidence suggests Islam was introduced. Portugu…
The countdown is officially on for going back to school! It may help to plan those healthy lunches a little in advance, get active, and get equipped. There will be less stress by being prepared and its more likely the transition will go smoother too. Have little kids? Going back to uni? Try a clothing swap! Don't forget to hit up your local thrift too, you never know what you may find! Whether it's hitting up the local health food store, farmers market, or just making your own goodies, try to plan ahead and get stocked up. It'll be here before we know it!
Known as the Holy fruit of the Himalayas Sea Buckthorn aka Sandthorn, has been used by Tibetens for centuries for it's medicinal properties. It is full of omega fatty acids and loaded with over 60 antioxidents. Extremely high in vitamin C content, Sea Buckthorn contains up to 100 times more citric acid than any fruit or vegetable available.
mmm. This is our latest scent, and it really is delicious. (although eating it is not advised hehe :) Bath & Body Oils...Fizzies...Scrubs...Lip Balms...mmm is right. All now available in Coconut Orange Blossom www.clker.com Happy Summer. It's a hot one here in Ontario!
According to the Environmental Working Group, the following are the most heavily sprayed crops: Lettuce Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Spinach Peaches Strawberries Apples Celery Blueberries Nectarines Grapes
Try to always use a stainless steal water bottle instead of plastic & remember that bottled water doesn't have to adhere to strict testing as your own municipal water supply. If looking to improve the water you drink, look into home filteration systems that remove pesticides, lead, chlorine, and copper. Go to the tap!
Nuts & SeedsHerbsGreen TeaCitrusBeetsApples Brassicas (like Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower)FlaxseedsGarlicLeafy Greens Some of the signs that present themselves when it's time for a detox include:frequent headaches or colds and flumood swings and/or low energybad breathskin conditionsconstipation
It's documented that the first use medicinally of Epsom Salts was in the 17th century in Epsom, England. It was found that well water that contained the compound magnesium sulphate had great healing properties. Epsom Salts are used to this day for their soothing properties! Check out Babar Too Co's great line of Bath Salts.
Beets and Beetroot Juice - one of the most detoxifying foods you can eat due to the high levels of betaine Dandelion - Actually a weed, it has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to detoxify and as a diuretic, and for it's anti inflammatory properties Milk Thistle - a Mediterranean weed that has silymarin in it which helps the liver to repair itself Resveratrol - It's the stuff in red wine (minus the alcohol) reduces fat deposits in the liver and helps the liver to detoxify itself
*Plant Sterols & Sterolins- help promote immune system. Nettle has sterols *Garlic - nature's antibiotic! *Oregano oil - antifungal *Quercetin- found in apples, red wine, tea & onions or in supplement form, reduces the release of histamine
If you or someone you know is suffering from arthritis look into taking Glucosamine, Chondroitin and other anti-inflammatory supplements including Boswellia serrata known as frankincense, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), Shark Cartilage and other fish oils.
Rhubarb(Rheum rhabarbarum) is over 5000 years old and originates from Asia where it was grown for its medicinal properties. Not until the 19th century was it grown for culinary reasons in the UK and North America. It is used to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, protect the eyes and brain, the liver and gallbladder, help fight cancer (it has antioxidants & anthraquinones), and is known to aid in constipation all because of the beneficial compounds found in this vegetable. Rhubarb also contains lutein, B vitamins, Vitamin C, calcium, and potassium Try it in muffins, chutneys, salads, and of course pies! Check Out Alive Magazines Rhubarb Buttermilk Muffins & Roasted Rhubarb & Beet Salad Quick TipsDon't eat the leaves. they're toxicDon't eat green stalks, the redder the sweeterCooked rhubarb has more beneficial content than raw rhubarb