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South Florida’s Water Crisis Dilemma

South Florida’s Water Crisis Dilemma

Private citizens and groups, as well as eco-organizations and mayors, are uniting and looking for solutions to the red tide and green sludge cyanobacteria blanketing South Florida.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Improve a Bad Air Day

Replacing toxic commercial cleaning products with homemade natural cleaning products and misting rooms with do-it-yourself non-aerosol room sprays that contain small amounts of essential oil can quickly improve stuffy, stale air.

Curly Hair Versus Humidity

Curly Hair Versus Humidity

In the past, for women with naturally curly hair—from loose to classic, tight or kinky—the effects of Florida’s hot, steamy summers with stifling humidity levels and soaring temperatures were unwelcome.

The Toxic Side of Beauty

The Toxic Side of Beauty

Local experts offer alternatives

While mainstream media has only recently alerted the general public to the chemicals lurking in our products, beauty and spa experts in Southwest Florida have been offering organic and far less toxic alternatives for nearly a decade.

A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

Julie Campbell, owner of Natural Nail Care Clinic was shocked when doctors at MD Anderson, in Houston, Texas, told her that her cancer was caused by working with acrylic nails, inhaling the toxic fumes 10 or 12 hours a day for so many years as well as inhaling the fumes from the acetone in which clients soaked their acrylic nails.

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Join Climate March in Centennial Park

Join Climate March in Centennial Park

As part of a global day of action, the Southwest Florida People’s Climate March will be held at 2 p.m., September 8, in Centennial Park, in downtown Fort Myers.

Organic Solutions for Home and Business Gardens

Organic Solutions for Home and Business Gardens

Manuel Valdez, owner and operator of MPV Organic Lawn Care, in Naples, offers organic solutions for planting, caring for and maintaining gardens for area homes and businesses.

Coastal Cleanup Events in Collier and Lee Counties

Coastal Cleanup Events in Collier and Lee Counties

The Ocean Conservancy has organized two major International Coastal Cleanup events organized dedicated to improving our beaches this month.

Safe Cleaning Services and Products

Safe Cleaning Services and Products

Crunchy Cleaning by Cindy uses and sells cleaning agents that are especially helpful in dealing with Florida mold, such as Norwex all-natural products that don’t contain harmful, toxic bleach.

Holistic Chamber of Commerce Partners with Natural Awakenings

Holistic Chamber of Commerce Partners with Natural Awakenings

Launched earlier this year, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC) – Fort Myers and Cape Coral recently engaged the Natural Awakenings Collier/Lee magazine edition as a founding partner.

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Zero Waste Lifestyle

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Ways to Make Far Less Trash

Light-years beyond the idea of basic decluttering is the concept of zero waste, which means adopting everyday strategies like halting junk mail and adopting gently used, pre-loved items in order to live lightly on the planet.

Waste No Water

Waste No Water

Communities Get Creative in Urging Conservation

As potable water gets scarcer worldwide, American communities are creatively exploring ways to encourage people to be always water wise.

Art that Inspires Action

Art that Inspires Action

Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty

By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.

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Zero Waste Lifestyle

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Light-years beyond the idea of basic decluttering is the concept of zero waste, which means adopting everyday strategies like halting junk mail and adopting gently used, pre-loved items in order to live lightly on the planet.

Waste No Water

Waste No Water

As potable water gets scarcer worldwide, American communities are creatively exploring ways to encourage people to be always water wise.

Art that Inspires Action

Art that Inspires Action

By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.

We Need Clean Waters

We Need Clean Waters

Efforts are underway around the country to make polluted waterways clean again and to instill local appreciation for their many helpful roles.

Livable Communities We Love

Livable Communities We Love

Across the country, cities from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to Portland are finding fresh new ways to create engaging street life for residents while eco-upgrading their green spaces, services and infrastructure.

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Green Living Briefs

Sunny Success

Sunny Success

New Solar Capacity Outpaced Other Fuel Sources

Flower Power

Flower Power

Farms Test Low-Tech Pesticide Alternative

After Plastic

After Plastic

New Eco-Packaging Options Underway

Green Shoes

Green Shoes

Being Sustainable Down to Our Soles

Plog On

Plog On

Picking Up Litter While Jogging Becomes a Winning Trend

Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Innovative Shortcut to Faster Travel

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Digital Edition

Natural Awakenings Magazine SWFL (Collier, Lee Counties / Naples, Fort Myers) Digital Magazine
Read the online digital version of Natural Awakenings that allows you to turn pages like the print edition.


Click here for archived digital edition issues.

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