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HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)  1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
A type of plastic that is commonly used in milk and water jugs.

Herbalism  4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
The practice of making or prescribing herbal remedies for medical conditions. Practitioners of herbalism may be licensed MDs, naturopaths, or osteopaths. They may also be unlicensed. Interested consumers should seek out knowledgeable, and preferably licensed, herbalists.

Holistic Management  3"The Dictionary of Sustainable Management." Presidio School of Management. Retrieved 4/18/08
A term originally used to describe an approach to managing land resources that builds biodiversity, improves production, generates financial strength, and improves the quality of life for those who use it. Holistic Management addresses the farm, family, and community as an integrated whole, instead of as separate parts. Coined by Allan Savory, a biologist in Zimbabwe, the method can be applied to organizations, businesses, communities, or individuals in need of making decisions. In taking a whole-systems approach, decision makers need to first identify all of the stakeholders in relation to the decision, including both people and nature. Once the stakeholders are identified, a goal or statement of purpose is defined with the consideration of individual and group needs as well as nature’s current and future needs. The group then tests all future decisions and actions by considering whether or not they will help reach this goal. www.holisticmanagement.org

Homeopathy  4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
A system of therapy based on the concept that disease can be treated with drugs (in minute doses) thought capable of producing the same symptoms in healthy people as the disease itself.

Hybrid Automobiles 1Greenopia.com glossary Retrieved 4/11/08
Part electric, part internal combustion, hybrids represent a green step forward for the automobile. Better mileage, lower emissions, better performance, and lower fuel bills make hybrids a great deal for both people and planet

Hypnosis  4"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Glossary of Terms." Retrieved 4/14/08
A part of healing from ancient times. The induction of trance states and the use of therapeutic suggestion were a central feature of the early Greek healing temples, and variations of these techniques were practiced throughout the ancient world


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