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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.

A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Estuaries graded local watersheds based on two categories: water quality and wildlife habitat. Naples Bay and the Caloosahatchee River flunked, with a D-minus in both categories.

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Southwest Florida’s sustainability movement has morphed into a climate change movement, and what was once slow progress is now benefiting from an active base of grassroots citizen involvement.

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New Healthy Home Cleaning Company

New Healthy Home Cleaning Company

Cindy Bisanti uses Norwex cleaning cloths with the power of silver ions and BacLock technology, and eco-friendly, homemade cleaning products and essential oils to clean homes throughout Lee and Collier counties.

BEssentially Green Formed in Fort Myers

Diane Leddy and Cathi Fitzpatrick, of Fort Myers, have created BEssentially Green to advise, guide and assist people that want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Raw Hair Organic Salon Celebrates Moms

Raw Hair Organic Salon Celebrates Moms

Raw Hair Organic Salon, in Naples, will celebrate moms by offering new customers a 25 percent discount on color and cutting or $15 off any service during April and May.

Climate Change Workshop in Naples

Climate Change Workshop in Naples

The Ocean Water is Life: The Impact of a Changing Climate, part of a current Earth Day 2018 SWFL Workshop Series, will be held at 5:30 p.m., March 15.

Raw Hair Organics Launches New Product Line

Raw Hair Organics Launches New Product Line

Raw Hair Organics, a Naples-based leader in natural and organic hair and beauty products, recently launched RH Organics Beauty, a high-quality, anti-aging natural and organic skin care line.

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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.

We Need Clean Waters

We Need Clean Waters

Streams and Rivers Are Life Links

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

Good for People and the Planet

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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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.

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

From the Grand Canyon to the Gateway Arch to the Empire State Building, America’s landmarks are making the old new again with Earth-friendly changes.

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

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Green Living Briefs

Loving It

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution

Meat Menace

Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil

Natural Pools

Natural Pools

Swim Amidst Stones and Plants

Quick Quarters

Quick Quarters

Simple Eco-Houses on the Upswing

Boston Ban

Boston Ban

Plastic Bags Get the Boot

Obsolete Packaging

Obsolete Packaging

Grocer Shuns Plastic Trays

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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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