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Environmental Protection Agency Honors The District With Its Green Power Community of The Year Award


This press release comes to us from Robert Marus:


Casey Trees brings Park(ing) Day to D.C.

Casey Trees brings Park(ing) Day to D.C.

This notice comes to us from Christopher Horn:

On Friday, Sept. 16, Casey Trees will transform impervious street parking into an instant park to promote the environmental, social and financial benefits of trees as part of Park(ing) Day 2011. 

Casey Trees Announces Fall 2011 Community Tree Planting Schedule

This story comes to us from Christopher Horn:

From October to mid-December Casey Trees, with help from volunteers, will plant more than 380 trees at 28 sites across the District through its flagship Community Tree Planting (CTP) program.

Food VS Nutrition

Modern nutrition determines the healthiness of a food by isolating its vitamins, proteins, minerals, fats, and other constituents.  Choosing your foods based on the results of nutritional analysis, while it may help you become aware of your health needs, does not help you to know food intimately, which is where true health lies.  It is not the beta-carotene found in squash or carrots that makes these vegetables important food choices.  Vitamin C is not a valid reason to eat citrus fruits, nor should lycopene be the reason for eating tomatoes.  For a medical professional or other dietary professional to prescribe or suggest to someone an isolate nutrient like those just mentioned is quite a shame, for it helps no one.  

A Change In The Guard

Friends, we are in the midst of a global paradigm shift in health care. At the center of these changes are health and nutrition counselors, wellness coaches of various niches and specialties, acupuncturists, organic farmers, independent film makers, and the list now goes on and on. For example, healing modalities like TCM and Ayurveda are healing systems which promote health using natural, nontoxic substances and which recognizes the important role of the mind and emotions. A paradigm is a model used to explain how and why events happen the way they do, and as mankind's comprehension of the universe evolves, new paradigms emerge. The best example of paradigm shifts is in the field of modern physics. The classical Newtonian explanation of the world which for two hundred years was accepted as reality has now been replaced by quantum mechanics, superstrings, and field theory. In the old paradigm, every event had a definite cause and every action had an equal and opposite reaction.

Public Support Clear for Cheh Reliability Bill

Public Support Clear for Cheh Reliability Bill


This story comes to us from Janine Carmona:

The Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs July 7 held a hearing on the Reliable Electric Service Act of 2011, a bill introduced by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary M. Cheh aimed at improving Pepco service reliability. The bill was met with strong support from virtually every public witness (except Pepco), including residents as well as the Acting People’s Counsel to the District.