As 2012 comes to a close today, I wanted to take a look back at the 10 most popular posts from the past year. In case you missed them the first time around, or you are just a new reader of the website, I recommend you check these articles out when you get a chance. Here is to a healthy and happy 2013, and thanks for reading The Good Human. I am looking forward to the New Year!
Profits Won’t Matter In A Post-Climate Change World – All the profits in the world won’t matter one tiny bit if we don’t have a climate we can live in. Money cannot buy anyone a ticket off this rock we call home when it becomes uninhabitable in the very near-term. Why is that concept so lost on those who believe making money is more important than taking care of our home?
How To Find Local, Pastured Meat And Dairy Products Near You – There is a website called Eat Wild which is a tremendous source of information on finding “safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles” all around the United States & Canada. Their state-by-state map has details on over 1,300 pasture-based farms which meet their criteria for providing well-cared for animals high in nutrition and free of antibiotics and added hormones.
If You Can’t Buy Eco, At Least Buy Well-Made – Let’s be honest, most of us cannot afford to fill our house with the latest and greatest green fashion or furniture – it’s very pricey stuff.
Saving Money With Organic Grocery Coupons – There are many coupons available for organic grocery items, all you have to do is know where to look. I have rounded up some of my favorite spots to collect coupons to use on organic food, and hopefully you will find them useful as well.
21 Important Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Instant – If you subscribe to Netflix and have the ability to stream movies to your computer or television, there are many environmental and cultural documentaries I highly recommend you check out.
End Partisan Bullshit on Environmental Issues – The environment doesn’t belong to any particular political party, be it Democratic, Republican, or Independent. It is not the property of any corporation, even though companies like Monsanto like to think they can control it at will. It doesn’t care which team wins the game, it doesn’t pick favorites, and it doesn’t discriminate based on age, sex, religion, or sexual preference.
The Walmartization of America – “But it’s so cheap!” That’s the rationalization used by millions of consumers for spending a good chunk of their time wandering aimlessly around the lifeless aisles full of plastic goods at the country’s largest retailer, Walmart.
Monsanto Destroying Environment While On Nature Conservancy Leadership Council – Oh me oh my. Ironic? Oxymoronic? A bad idea? Not even really sure how to describe this relationship between one of the world’s largest environmental groups, The Nature Conservancy, and Monsanto, the leading GMO and biotech company.
Government Regulation, or The Lack of People Doing the Right Thing – Between crying that regulations violate some made-up constitutional rights or are preventing businesses from making money, it’s hard to get a word in edge-wise with folks who complain about a government infringing on personal rights while they are holding signs opposing gay marriage laws.
24 Things You Should Not Flush Down The Toilet – Using a toilet to dispose of trash is bad for many reasons: clogged toilets that require plumbers or replacement, damaged wastewater treatment centers (the cost of which gets passed on to utility customers), expensive cleanups, a waste of fresh water (up to 3 gallons per flush), higher water and utility bills, septic tanks and leaching fields that don’t work correctly, toxic environmental issues, and raw sewage overflows.
Be safe out there tonight and see you in 2013!