Sustainable Lifestyle articles:

Earth Guardian Xiuhtezcatl Martinez


I define courage as being able to look over circumstances we’re placed in and be able to fight to create the things we want. The biggest challenge we face is shifting humanity’s consciousness from not “saving the planet.” The planet doesn’t need saving. We do.

Clean Bay Certified Restaurants

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Certifying restaurants is important, because an average restaurant uses 300,000 gallons of water every year, and throws out 150,000 pounds of garbage.

Nature’s Wild Bounty


With all of our winter rains, our landscape no longer looks like a desert, but rather a verdant wilderness garden. Wild plants have sprung up prolifically in yards and alleys and open fields. Most of these are great foods and medicines, disguised as “weeds.”



This is where the beauty, efficiency, and art of Kundalini Yoga comes in. You don’t have to look good in spandex coordinates, you don’t have to be in any particular physical shape, you can wear jeans, you can do it at your desk, you can do something for three minutes, there is literally NO BARRIER TO ENTRY.

Healthy Living in Southern California


Many people tend to think of advances in medicine as only those that are high-tech and expensive, such as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure. They often have a hard time be­lieving that something as simple as comprehensive lifestyle changes can make such a powerful difference in our lives—but they often do.

Magic in the Kitchen with Chef D

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We all know the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In Derek’s teaching kitchen, those words have never been more powerfully apropos. When students with “multiple barriers to employment” learn how to cook an exceptional fish, they not only can feed thousands, they can attain their own sustainable career and self-worth for a lifetime.

Film — Seed


“Seed” painstakingly but entertainingly takes us through the history of seeds, showing us their beauty in myriad shapes and colors. You owe it to yourself to see this film so that, if nothing else, you can appreciate their gorgeous diversity, as well as how threatened they truly are.

Chumash Healing with Wild Local Plants

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“In the olden days, Chumash saw the spirit, mind and body as inseparable entities that could not be treated separately in disease. All healing involved the spirit, the mind and the body.”

Put Mother Earth on the Party Guest List


Do-it-yourself advice on throwing an eco-holiday fete, from where to find environmentally conscious party accoutrements, how to avoid a carbon footprint, to supporting local vendors we love—all the while giving a major nod to Mother Earth.