Green Research

 What Does Being Green Mean?

This Shamrock (Four-Leaf Clover) is green, natural, and organic. But, not in the way that the terms are used today.

“Being Green” it has nothing to do with the color green. But it makes me think of a morning that I thought was St. Patrick’s day. I tutored Quang, one of my chemistry students, before school started most every morning. He wanted to learn about physics–he understood chemistry. The boy was from Vietnam and had not been in the US very long. He understood more English than he could speak, but on this particular morning, he did not understand why I cut a clover from green paper and pinned it to his shirt. I tried to explain that on St. Patrick’s Day, people wore something green. School started and off he went wearing my paper shamrock for all to see. During the first class of the day I discovered that it was not St.Patrick’s Day. I’d messed up on the date. OPPS! I told my class what I had done and asked them to help me find Quang and remove the paper shamrock. Were my students surprised at my mistake? No.

But back to Being Green as defined by environmentalists, who consider being green anything or any action that helps to keep our environment clean. YEA! I am all for being green.

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Organic Foods: Guidelines for Organic Foods.

I’ve only done a small amount of research about organic foods. But have found no evidence that organic foods are better for you. I’ll keep looking —Much more later.