Green is where the Heart Is for January 27th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 27 January 2016 05:00

“The trouble with going with the flow is, you might wind up getting sucked down the drain...”  ~anonymous

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Kure Beach residents attending the Town Meeting Tuesday January 19th, finally got what they asked for, their voices to be heard.  It would have been easy to go with the flow after they got shut down two years ago when the former mayor sent the infamous letter to BOEM stating he supported seismic testing off our coast.  Blue signs began appearing  in yards saying “protect our coast” and “don’t drill.”  A new mayor and commissioners who listened to their constituents produced an unanimous vote adopting R16-01 expressing opposition to seismic testing and offshore drilling activities. Kure Beach could have been the bellwether and the first municipality on the east coast to adopt such a resolution, but the cheering crowd was elated as they became the 100th.
Do we appreciate how important our water is?  It takes forward thinking people to protect our ocean, our river, our precious waterways.  I was thinking about the tap water devastation in Flint, Michigan which was exposed recently.  The city decided to save money, estimated at $100 per day, by switching it’s water source from Detroit to the Flint River.  Because the water was not treated properly and was more corrosive, it caused lead from the pipes to leach into the water.  For the past two years people unknowingly have been drinking it, cooking with it, bathing in it and giving it to their children.  Lead causes irreversible neurological damage.  How would you feel if you found out the water coming out of your tap was not safe?   Some may not be drinking it now, but even bathing in it is not safe.  Your skin is the largest organ in your body.  What you put on your skin goes directly into your body. 
Last week I told you about visiting the exhibit in Raleigh and reading Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind. 
Leo was a pacifist but he once declared that he could force the surrender of a city by cutting off its water supply.  Clean water is more precious than gold.  We cannot survive without it. 
Do you feel responsible for keeping our waterways clean?  I do. Can I really make a difference? I believe I can and hope you will join me. 
In the US about 500,000 tons of pollutants pour into lakes and rivers everyday and water treatment facilities cannot remove all the harmful chemicals. 
That is why we are warned to NOT put pharmaceuticals down the toilet. 
Those chemicals are showing up in fish and marine life. What toxins are going down the drain in your home?  I choose to use non-toxic cleaning and body products that are naturally biodegradable.
On Saturday, January 30th from 11:00am - 12:30 pm I will be introducing a line of cleaning products, effective at cleaning and removing stains, bacteria and viruses, without putting chlorine, ammonia or phosphates into our precious waterways.  Reservations are required.  Call Artful Living Group to register to attend at 910-458-7822.
For every $25 you spend at Artful Living Group during the month of January, enter to win an Eco Sense® safer for your home pack.
One lucky customer will win 18 amazing, ecologically and economically sensible cleaners that can clean your home top to bottom, wash your laundry inside and out, and save you money as well. 
Products sold individually would cost $143.00 through Melaleuca and almost $200 for national brands sold at WallMart and other grocery stores. 
Let’s all keep our homes clean with a clean conscience for our planet.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.
 

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