Medicaid and controversy seem inseparable in many states lately. For the most part, the wrangling is about a new wrinkle in Medicaid — the expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled under Obamacare.
Mississippi, though, is raising the stakes. Democrats and Republicans in the state are in a fight, and the outcome could threaten the very existence of the entire Medicaid program there.
The Green Project's Christal White talks purchasing food in bulk on this week's Green Minute.
With the cost of makin’ groceries steadily increasing every day, maybe it’s time for us to revisit buying in bulk.
I’m not suggesting that we all run out to the big box warehouse store for 20 dozen eggs and some snow tires, but rather hit up your local farmer’s markets, food co-ops and grocery stores for beans, rice, pastas, olive oil, maple syrup, honey, flours, soaps, nuts, granolas and even tofu. To find the best local selection, there’s a free app simply called Bulk.
People who say that nothing lasts forever are dead wrong when it comes to Styrofoam.
Styrofoam (or polystyrene, as the men in white coats call it) is a petroleum based product that will likely outlast us all — and that’s not a good thing. Environmentally it's non-recyclable, and refuses to break down, even when exposed to light. Combine that with the fact that Styrofoam is lightweight and floats, and you’ve got massive quantities accumulating along coasts and waterways around the world, which makes it a health hazard for marine life.
Got too much junk in your trunk? Don't think pants size, think all that unsolicited bulk mail that clogs your box each day. And if you think a little junk can’t hurt, we seriously have a badonkadunk of a problem. Here’s junk mail by the numbers:
You’ve likely heard the expression “beauty is only skin deep”, but with the estimated 11,000 unique chemical ingredients we are exposed to through our personal care products every single day, the results go way deeper than that.
The thunderstorms are rolling through, the humidity’s rising, and we all know what’s next… bugs. Ones that bite, ones that sting, ones that just gross you out. Nonetheless, they all have one thing in common: they will do whatever they can to get up in your home and all over you and your precious skin. But, as The Green Project reminded us this week, the simple solution isn't always the best solution.
Christal White delivers the good news on glass recycling in New Orleans.
A lot of New Orleanians will tell you that the glass is half empty when it comes to glass recycling in this city. The question that drives everyone to drink is always ‘when is glass recycling coming?!’
Hear The Green Project's Christal White talk GMOs on The Green Minute.
Fact: two-thirds of the processed foods sold in the U.S. contain ingredients from GMOs… but what exactly is a GMO?
GMO stands for "genetically modified organism", and is the result of a lab process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. These foreign genes come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals and even humans — seriously.
Did you know that The Green Project has something called a GRAZE+GROW workshop series, with free workshops every first and third Saturday of the month? And did you know that every two hour workshop includes brunch?
Think your job is bad? Quit whining, unless you're a shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico.
Commercial fishermen have the highest rate of on-the-job fatalities of any occupation in the country — 116 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2010. A majority of the deaths happen when a fishing vessel sinks. About a third occur when someone goes overboard.