What is Holism?

A holistic approach is the idea that a system should be seen as a whole entity rather than as a collection of individual parts. This idea has led to the concept of holism in human behavior, physical anthropology, and social…

What Would Happen If All Plants Died?

What Would Happen If All Plants Died?

Fingers crossed that it will never happen but it’s a good question, “what happens if all the plants on Earth died?” Well, there are two major problems (see below) that this would cause in terms of the make-up of the…

Is Renewable Energy Sustainable?

Is It Really Better Than Fossil Fuels?

If there’s one thing that every expert and their dog seems to agree on it’s that the current means of energy production is killing the planet. So far, the solution to this appears to be a huge investment in renewable…

A Sustainable Glossary of Terms For 2022

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Active Transport The term active transport refers to the art of going from one place to another under your own steam. It encompasses activities such as walking, running, cycling, skating, scooting, skateboarding, etc. Biodegradable Something is biodegradable if it will…

How To Tell People You Are Vegan, According To Specialists

If You Are Vegan

It’s the 21st Century so you’d think it would be easy to discuss a dietary choice without upsetting someone. Well, it is, except, perhaps, if that dietary choice is “I’m vegan”.  Meat-eaters are a touchy bunch! That’s why we’ve put…

Is Beer Vegan?

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You hear the bottle open, you seize the frosted glass and you pour the amber liquid and then that refreshing taste hits your tongue.  Having a beer is one of the best experiences on a hot summer’s day.  But is…

What is Ecofeminism? Women And Nature As One

what is ecofeminism

Ecofeminism is a form of philosophy that explores the relationships between women and the natural world. It is concerned with environmental degradation and environmental justice as well as gender equality and feminist theory. Cultural ecofeminism was first proposed by Francoise d’Eaubonne…

Are Marigolds Edible?

are marigolds edible

It might sound a little silly to ask, are marigolds edible? But if you’ve been following Whole People for a while, you know that there are edible weeds and edible forest gardens, and, indeed, edible plants. So, it’s not such…

What Is Erythritol?

what is erythritol

We like to think of ourselves as super sweet but even we acknowledge that sometimes, you have to add a little extra sweetness to your food.  And that’s why we’re asking “What is Erythritol?” this week because it’s a (not…