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Making the Switch from Toxic Light Bulbs to Natural Light

Andrea-FabryMy guest today is Andrea Fabry, toxic free blogger and owner of Just So Natural Products. Following a health crisis in 2008, Andrea and her family discovered the wonders of natural living. We’ll be talking today about the health effects of artificial light, the healing benefits of natural light, and how to bring more natural light into your home and life. Andrea is a former journalist and the mother of nine children ranging in age from 29 to 13. She is also the founder and president of momsAWARE, an educational organization designed to empower others to live healthy in a toxic world. www.it-takes-time.com | www.justso.com

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Why We Shouldn’t Have Nuclear Power Plants

My guest today is toxicologist Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, a regular guest who is helping us understand the toxicity of common chemicals we may be frequently exposed to. Today we’ll be talking about nuclear power plants and how they affect our health and the environment. Dr. Gilbert is Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and author of A Small Dose of Toxicology- The Health Effects of Common Chemicals. A Small Dose of ToxicologyDr. Gilbert received a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1986 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, is a Diplomat of American Board of Toxicology, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. His research has focused on neurobehavioral effects of low-level exposure to lead and mercury on the developing nervous system. Dr. Gilbert has an extensive website about toxicology called Toxipedia, which includes a suite of sites that put scientific information in the context of history, society, and culture. www.toxipedia.org

 

 

 

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Making the Switch to Solar Energy

John GambillToday my guest is John Gambill, president of Hotwire Enterprises. For the past 16 years, this company has focused on wind- and solar-powered systems and energy efficient appliances, with customers worldwide. Today we’ll be talking about how switching to solar energy can reduce the air pollution generated by fossil fuel and nuclear power plants, and the practical steps of making that switch. John has a diverse background ranging from owning and operating a whole grains bakery and motorcycle/auto/airplane mechanic to wind generator manufacturer and solar integrator. For fun, John recently converted a Mitsubishi Expo from a mechanical car to an electric car which gets plugged into a solar array for recharging at his solar-powered home. John has installed solar electric systems on boats, RVs, ambulances, and residences. He has been a frequent guest on WMNF’s Sustainable Living program with Jon Butts. www.svhotwire.com

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How to Cool Your Home and Lower Your Energy Bill—Toxic Free

paul-wheatonMy guest today is Paul Wheaton, who is well-known in Permaculture circles. We did a such a great show about Compact Fluorescent Lights May Save Energy but Can Harm Your Health that I invited him back in the middle of cold winter to talk about how we can heat our homes. And that was such a great show that I invited him back to tell us how we can cool our homes by natural means as well. Paul believes, as I do, that we shouldn’t do something toxic to achieve some other goal, but rather find a solution that supports the entire ecosystem, including the humans.  www.richsoil.com

 

 






How to Heat Your Home and Lower Your Energy Bill—Toxic Free

My guest today is Paul Wheaton, who is well-known in Permaculture circles. We did a such a great show about Compact Fluorescent Lights May Save Energy but Can Harm Your Health that I invited him back in the middle of cold winter to talk about how we can heat our homes. Will be talking about how a 40 watt incandescent light bulb helped him save $900 on electricity, plus an extremely efficient wood heater you can build yourself, and a type of building that doesn’t need heat at all. Paul believes, as I do, that we shouldn’t do something toxic to achieve some other goal, but rather find a solution that supports the entire ecosystem, including the humans. So today we’re going to talk about how conventional heating methods can be toxic, and what else you can do to heat your home and save energy (and lower your energy bill) that are toxic-free. www.richsoil.com/electric-heat.jsp, www.richsoil.com/rocket-stove-mass-heater.jsp, www.richsoil.com/wofati.jsp

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Compact Fluorescent Lights May Save Energy but Can Harm Your Health

My guest today is Paul Wheaton, who is well-known in Permaculture circles. I invited him to be a guest on the show because he wrote a great article about why we shouldn’t use compact fluorescent bulbs, even though they are being heavily promoted by environmentalists to save energy. Paul believes, as I do, that we shouldn’t do something toxic to achieve some other goal, but rather find a solution that supports the entire ecosystem, including the humans. So today we’re going to talk about how CFL’s can harm your health and what else you can do to save energy that is toxic-free. www.richsoil.com/CFL-fluorescent-light-bulbs.jsp#CFL-bulb-toxicity






Let it Shine: The History and Possibilites of Solar Energy

My guest is John Perlin, author of Let it Shine: The 6,000-year story of Solar Energy. I still have on my shelf an autographed copy of his previous book A Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Architecture and Technology, published in 1980 (now out-of-print). It’s actually one of my favorite books of all time and can’t wait to read the new one. John’s work, to me, is an inspiration for solar energy. John is an international expert on solar energy and has lectured around the world on the subject. We’ll be talking about the history of solar energy and the possibilities of using solar energy as a less toxic energy source now and in the future. www.john-perlin.com

 

 






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