Please forgive the delay in publishing this issue, but it has been a momentous and happy time in my life as my eldest daughter was married this past weekend!
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Summer is almost here, which means that many of you may take time off in July or August, especially students and their parents. Your plans may involve staying closer to home but if you are traveling to other countries, make sure you check the chapter in my book LOLA regarding personal safety, especially when traveling abroad. It’s good to know what to do if you lose your bag or what you should or shouldn’t do when checking into a hotel.
The Eco Film recommendation is about a profound change that is happening at a grassroots level, showing how people are challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves and the Artist profiled in this issue created work inspired by the nature inspired work of another artist.
The Summer Gamechanger is one of the most inspiring figures in the green movement, who devoted her life to protecting the public from dangerous industrial practices. You can also learn about another remarkable person who is one of the most compelling medical minds currently working to improve our understanding of both human and environmental health.
The post, Best Frozen Produce to buy, is not only great to know about for the summer, but also applies to the rest of the year. Another tip deals with Sunscreen that you really should know about. Then there is Poison Ivy, the bane of my existence, that I find in the wilder parts of my garden. I’m hoping that the Poison Ivy Salve I posted will help any of you affected by this naughty plant.
You will find 2 new posts in the Cabinet of Green Curiosities. One is about how Spider Silk is being used in medicine and then the second post is of a naturally occurring Miracle Food.
In case you are interested in getting more involved helping Monarch Butterflies, there is an awesome organization that needs support for the work they are doing.
And believe it or not, there is a lot of Good News happening in the eco/green/environmental world, including what is currently going on at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Read all about it!
When describing how Van Gogh has inspired him, and whose work Hockney has long admired, “ his paintings are full of movement,” he said. “What people love about Van Gogh’s paintings is that all the brush marks are visible and you can see how they are painted..."