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All About Bamboo

Tweet I know it’s probably in bad form to speak ill of someone just after his birthday, especially when he’s reached the ripe old age of seventy-five.  But age doesn’t affect comic book heroes and birthdays are virtually meaningless when you can’t die, so I’m going on record as saying that I’ve never cared for [...]

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Tweet “All bad poetry springs from genuine emotion” – Oscar Wilde This quote rings true as Valentine’s Day approaches marking the beginning of bad poetry season.  Not to say that some can’t write beautiful poetry but let’s face it, most suitors are no poet laureates.  So as millions of FTD bouquets go out on delivery [...]

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Tweet   The Democratic National Convention wrapped up yesterday. I hope that in the afterglow of each party’s elaborate, self-congratulatory celebration of its platforms and presidential nominee, the members of both parties are feeling elevated, optimistic, and self-assured. I hope they’ve gotten the most out of their festivities, because now the party’s over. I’m going [...]

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Tweet Strong bones, healthy teeth and now a stylish closet – milk is indeed becoming the ultimate ingredient to make our lives healthier.  Anke Domaske, German fashion designer and biochemist (what a combo!) created Qmilch, a fabric made entirely from milk protein. While we love our bamboo clothes, we can only applaud another designer working [...]

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Tweet The consumer market has already seen a wide variety of iPhone cases and technological accessories made out of bamboo, but now a 23 year-old Middlesex University student named Kieron-Scott Woodhouse has taken the trend a step farther by designing the first smart phone with an all-bamboo casing. Woodhouse was commissioned to design the new [...]

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Tweet Having just celebrated my fourth wedding anniversary got me started thinking about how much time and energy we spend thinking about the perfect gift for our partner with no thought to how eco-friendly it may be.  In keeping our priorities in order, yes, I most definitely want my husband to be happy but I [...]

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Tweet In the last decade, Apple’s products have reached monolithic status from near bankrupt obscurity. What was once the alternative and weird cousin to the PC is now sleek, sexy and fashionable.  And like all massive corporate companies with a truly sleek, sexy and fashionable product, they’ve put a lot of energy into their environmental [...]

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Tweet While the skin is covered up against the cold, it is still vulnerable to the effects of winter weather.  Dry skin is usually caused when fatty oils are stripped away from the skin (either by environmental factors or something we’re doing to our skin) leaving the skin unprotected.  Less often, the cause can be [...]

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Tweet We just set back our clocks and are entering a new season – a season of cooler weather, shorter days and holiday calories!  Instead of waiting until January 1st to re-energize your fitness routine, take a look at it now  and start making changes.  Minor tweaks often allow you to see some extreme results. [...]

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Tweet At the Shanghai World Expo 2010, a challenge was given to designers, entrepreneurs and inventors alike to present products that highlighted the enormous potential of the bamboo plant.  As it is a highly sustainable and resilient crop to grow, more and more countries are looking to it for use in manufacturing and development.  Inspired [...]

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Tweet With September upon us, it may be hard to remember that we still need to use sun protection.  With temperatures still summer-like (we just spent last weekend at a theme park with the temperatures in the ninety degree range, so I do not believe fall is here quite yet!), you still need to protect [...]

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Tweet Mark your calendars – World Bamboo Day is September 18th!  For anyone who thinks it’s an odd holiday to have, consider that there are already plenty of officially declared days celebrating much less industrious items and happenings (i.e. National Upsy Daisy Day on June 8 or National Salami Day on September 7th).  Because of [...]

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Tweet We’ve often heard the statement that we spend over a third of our lives in bed.  With spending that amount of time in one place, you would like it to be both toxin free and eco-friendly.  One of the easiest ways to make your bedroom more green is to invest in bamboo bedding. Good [...]

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Tweet With the days finally getting longer, we find ourselves heading into summer.  One of the best summer activities out there has to be fishing!  It is a great way to relax and spend time alone or with some of your closest friends.  You can do it from inside a boat or even from the [...]

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Tweet An oil spill is attacking our Gulf Coast and with the help of currents and Hurricane season could spread its slick wrath up the East Coast beaches as well.  The ecological toll is still immeasurable but most scientists agree that it will take decades to recover from this disaster.  Unfortunately though, our water contamination [...]

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Tweet Father’s Day is two short weeks away and there is still plenty of shopping time left.  It can be hard to find that perfect gift for the father in your world but thankfully there is a general gift guide to help everyone out.  And now those usual Fathers Day gifts can become a bit [...]

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Tweet Spice up your summer barbecue with this tasty and exotic-looking dish.  The Bamboo and  Chicken wrapped up in Bamboo Leaves will add a tropical dash of color to your dinner table along with a subtle spiciness. Ingredients: 1 cup chicken or fish 5 red onions 4 tbsp. lemongrass cut finely 5 red chili peppers (as [...]

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Tweet Smart countries face their challenges with innovation – they answer the call for help with a plan to transition and to make the most of their natural resources.  In Kenya, they are combating a housing shortage and the plight of the tobacco farmer with one innovative program called Tobacco to Bamboo.  Using the fast-growing [...]

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