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Green Diabetics

Do you worry about your footprint, grow some of your own food, make soap or other DIY self sustainable practices? Come and talk about them

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Latest Activity: Feb 9

OK the topic draws a diverse crowd so if things like Politics and Faith come up play nice don't post if you can't take criticism and if you have to voice disagreement no name calling etc just play nice.

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Started by Anonymous Jim Mar 14, 2011. 0 Replies a friends site looking at starting a Sustainability online community.

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Comment by C Irons on March 9, 2013 at 5:38am

Comment by C Irons on March 8, 2013 at 11:49am

Whatcha growing this spring Greenies?

Comment by JohnG on February 3, 2012 at 4:53am
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Comment by Misty. on November 21, 2011 at 10:16am

Thanks for the invit to the group.


Comment by Kristen on October 27, 2011 at 11:51am
I suppose I will be having the same issue soon :| I just started the insulin pump, so I'll be having things shipped to my house instead of just picking them up from the pharmacy (which probably isn't so sustainable, anyways). I wish there was some creative, grass-roots solution available.
Comment by merileepearl on October 27, 2011 at 9:29am
Kristen -

i'm totally freaked out by my mail order delivery GIANT STYROFOAM container. I feel like i have to do mail order, because it's soo much less expensive. But Geez, could the company do something different? When the stuff comes in the giant cooler, my husband always says, "oh, your heart is here." and it cracks me up every time. i try to compensate by living green in other ways. what to do?
Comment by Kristen on October 27, 2011 at 5:00am
Do any of you think that the diabetes supply industry itself could somehow be "greened?" I don't know the details behind insulin, syringe, pump cartridge, etc. production, but I assume there's probably room for improvement. I wish a "green" diabetes company would arise.
Comment by Tee Juan Dee on October 26, 2011 at 11:45pm
i grow mushrooms...not just the psychotropic type...edible and gourmet.

anyone ever checkout guy is out here in Phx and is turning his whole back yard into a self sustaining wonderland...really cool hydroponic set-up above a pool turned into a greenhouse filled with tilapia,the fish waste acts as fertelizer for the veggies and you get to eat the fish too...very cool!

i'v got a small hydro-garden too...not just weed:)
Comment by jrtpup on August 2, 2011 at 5:45pm
Love it.. Attila the Hen LOL. I know someone near Phila who has 4 chickens in her small town small yard.

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