Eco Living Weekly Digest #6

in ecotrain •  8 months ago 

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Eco Living Weekly celebrates our collective efforts to live more harmoniously on Mother Earth, and walks hand-in-hand each week with @ecotrain's other curation, Eco Village News. It's a "best of" from posts on the steem blockchain this past week which have used the #ecotrain tag.

What kind of content will get you curated here? Practical, thoughtful, creative and personal posts about literally Making the World a Better Place. From recycling, art, natural health and organic-permaculture to eco-travel, creating change, spirituality, art-poetry-music, natural food preparation and growing-storing-preserving your food and natural medicine. Please attribute quoted material and images which aren't your own, and be thoughtful. You need to use the #ecotrain tag to be considered for an upvote. And please make at least part of your post in the English language - we MANUALLY curate so we need to be able to understand the gist of your post.

We DON'T require you to delegate to @ecotrain, but we'd ask you to please consider it. You can take it back at any time, no questions or stress. Delegation is nothing more than a LOAN of your SP so we can give YOU juicier upvotes. It's a no brainer, really. We also don't REQUIRE you to upvote or support others (all too school-marmy for us!) but, again, we'd ask you to simply give to others what you' like to receive, which is a generous upvote and a thoughtful comment.

MUCH APPRECIATION for the wonderful posts this week.

Please: read, upvote, comment, resteem the posts we've selected for you. And start writing YOUR next @ecotrain post.


@rawadventuress

Self-Made Vegan Milk - Healthy, Simple and Delicious
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Whether you're vegan or simply don't have access to hormone-chemical-free-non-pasteurized milk (or a cow!), making your own nut milk is a great skill to have as part of conscious eco-living. @rawadventuress takes us through the steps to making your own nut milk, at home, from whatever nuts you have on hand.

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@mrnightmare89

homemade wood toy (trompo)
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Wherever you sit on the play discussions in parenting groups, one thing is for sure: if you give your kids toys to play with, it's best of they can be natural, durable, non toxic and easily shared. @mrnightmare89 shows us how to make a simple wooden"trompo" which the kids play with in The Philippines.

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@fenngen

5 signs of soil health we can check with our eyes
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Soil health is the beginning of great eco-living; without healthy, balanced, living soil, NOTHING grows (except maybe despair). But how do you know if your soil is balanced? The weeds are growing so it must be OK? @fenngen shows us 5 signs of healthy soil that even a relative newbie can identify with only their eyes. Important knowledge to share!

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@qwerrie

black-cap and red-cap
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Nurturing and holding our little ones with a baby sling is so simple, affordable and SMART. @qwerrie shows us their baby slings, and some sweet pictures of the little one, snuggled up warm and close and safe. Did you use a baby sling with your children? How did that work for you? Comments and upvotes on this post would be awesome.

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@artemislives

Going Cold Turkey On Plastic Bags
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75 major Thai retailers have pledged to go completely plastic bag free from 1st January, 2020. @artemislives gives it a trial run and share with us some of the local challenges that weather and social structures brings to the possible plastic alternatives in a developing country.

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@olivia08

How To Make Moringa Powder
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Making our own natural medicines and superfood supplements is an essential part of sustainable, frugal & off-grid eco-living. @olivia08 shows us how to make some magic moringa powder for optimal nutrition and as a great source of vegan protein.

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@eco-alex

Probably the best thing you'll ever do with chickpea flour (Basen) - Recipe
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Stepping out of the convenience food trap with all of it's disgraceful environmental waste and senseless packaging requires you to be able to COOK! @eco-alex shares with us a simple Indian dish that's definitely a keeper, since it's a nourishing & healing food that can be made with stored staples when there are few fresh vegetables about. Eco-Living requires us to reclaim the kitchen!

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@trucklife-family

Finally I Get To Make Some Kefir!
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Following the theme of great natural medicines and food as medicine, @trucklife-family got her probiotic on and made some kefir. Probiotics - for the soil, our plants and our own bodies - are an important part of Eco Living.

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@papa-pepper

Remembering A Friend
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Eco Living invites us to do things differently - lots of things. Including the way we grieve and remember loved ones who have graduated this Earthschool. @papa-pepper shared a beautiful wholesome way to remember a friend who has passed on - by the family cooking and sharing a recipe she had given them. We don't have to buy into conventional ways of dying or grieving, and we just loved this gentle, poignant tribute.

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Did you See This Week's Eco Village News?

Lots happening in terms of steem communities and ecoVilllage - catch up on this last week in our latest issue of the Eco Village News #13

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We hope you have enjoyed these eco-living posts - please LAVISH them with upvotes, reblogs, comments and engagement.

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Very good idea, up ! Nature is very important for our future

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