Three green stories

Protect your rights to buy vitamins, minerals and herbs with the codex alimentarius petition

Here is my weekly roundup of three great green stories.

Each week you’ll see my pick of stories that support the themes of our site.

You might find an article about reducing energy consumption, careful use of water, green parenting issues or ways to help improve your family’s heath, naturally.

Codex Alimentarius petition

Have you heard of the Codex Alimentarius?

If applied to the UK, the principle of self medication with herbal/vitamin/mineral food supplements would be restricted to ‘prescription only’ status.

The fear is that since the NHS priorities are ill health diagnosis and treatment, the good health preservation that supplements provide will be inaccessible to the majority of our population.

The cost to the NHS will increase, and the health of the population will decline.

There is a petition to stop the Codex Alimentarius; please sign it if you care about your right to support the health of yourself and family.

Save energy in your home

I was sent an article by Taylen at Calfinder.

Calfinder connects home owner with reputable contractors.

They understand the importance of offering insights and tips to all homeowners about improving the efficiency of their homes because ‘green’ is such an important topic.

From using eco friendly cleaners to cleaning your refrigerator coils, you’ll find plenty of suggestions to make your home eco friendly with their “Cheap Greens: 50 Quick-fixes to Your Home to Save Energy

Green your college days

It’s all about money at the moment. While we are still gripped by our economic climate, we’re all looking for ways to combine frugality with saving the planet and being eco friendly.

Over at Condo Blues this week, Lisa has shared “10 Ways for College Students to Go Green on the Cheap“.

It’s a fabulous post reminding you to sell your books and buy secondhand, use up old supplies before buying new (3 staplers anyone?) and there are some great comments from readers who are adding their own suggestions.

It’s not just for students; anyone of us can save some money with her simple tips.