Hi and welcome to the October 2014 issue of Natural Awakenings magazine. This month, we delve into the topics of Sustainable Communities + Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
Increasingly, progressive U.S. cities are rethinking redevelopment based on healthy housing, friendly neighborhoods, upgraded transportation, clean energy, local food and waste reduction. In “Sustainable Cityscapes,” we give you an overview of the top sustainability concerns, plus a brief look at what’s happening in two progressive local communities: the City of Roanoke and the Town of Blacksburg. Both municipalities have hired sustainability coordinators to oversee green and healthy living improvements that will benefit residents and the planet.
Speaking of sustainability, mark your calendar for the annual Green Living and Energy Expo, on November 7 and 8 at the Roanoke Civic Center. This year marks the 15th anniversary for this important regional event from the nonprofit Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP). This educational expo is full of great information, hands-on demonstrations, speakers and inspiration for ways to make our community, and our world, a greener and healthier place.
In health news, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture have long been proven effective treatments for pain individually, but anecdotal evidence suggests that a regimen combining the two treatments creates a whole effect that is greater than the sum of its parts. Check out “Dynamic Duo” for a peek at this newest trend in pain management and stay tuned to Natural Awakenings for results of published studies as they become available.
Halloween is just around the corner and parents like me may be looking for heathier and greener ways to delight our little goblins. Our Kid’s Health feature this month provides some great ideas.
Organizations such as the Roanoke Regional Partnership, the Roanoke/Alleghany Regional Commission and the Roanoke Convention and Visitor’s Bureau are working to increase and promote the region’s outdoor amenities not only for the benefit of local residents, but also to attract more and better economic development to the region. Check out our Blue Ridge Green Travel feature this month on the growing outdoor amenities in the Roanoke region. Also, please note our news brief about the upcoming airing of the nationally televised episode of Growing a Greener World, which focuses on green happenings in Roanoke, and then tune in!
Natural Awakenings’ November issue will focus on Personal Empowerment + Beauty. Plus, we’ll be kicking off the holiday season in a green and healthy way! So be sure pick up your copy orview the current issue and archives online at NABlueRidge.com/Magazine.