Friday, July 12, 2013

Green Travelism - Fair Marquit Value and Discovering What was Meant to be Seen

(Sam Marquit, author of Fair Marquit Value, recently contacted us offering to write a short post on eco tourism. Sam is an entrepreneurial independent contractor and a home renovation/remodeling expert in New York. He makes it a point to share with his readers a day in the life of sustainable building. Forecasting the possible application and implementation of new green building materials and technologies is just one small part of his effort to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. For more of Sam's writings please visit his blog, Fair Marquit Value.

In addition, both Jin and I believe eco tourism is an important cog in the giant wheel of sustainability and we recognize the large impact it can have on the overall sustainability movement. After reading Sam's post, I was inspired to write about our own experience attempting to find the balance between traveling the world and saving it. I shared my piece below Sam's.  - Lauren)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Path of Happiness and the Synthetic Chemical Street - by Lauren Campbell Kong

A few months ago I watched the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross. In the documentary Joe doesn’t eat anything for 60 days. The only form of food that he consumes is juice from fresh fruits and vegetables (made by using a juicer); needless to say he lost around 80 lbs. In addition to losing weight, he had more energy than before, his skin looked better, his mood was brighter and above all his overall health was better than it had been in 20 years; he also suffered from a rare skin disorder which he had been combating by taking a prescription steroid, during his fast it began clearing up on its own, allowing him to stop taking the medication.