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Tweet Congratulations to Marina Shifrin on her departure from her job!  If you haven’t seen her YouTube video, which as of this writing has well over two million views, then check it out.  You’ll probably enjoy it.  People seem to love videos in which fed-up employees quit their jobs in creative ways.  It’s wish fulfillment [...]

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Tweet   In today’s political landscape, it seems that most people’s opinions of their public officials are fixed from the point of election and intractable forever after.  I like to think that will make me pretty unique when, looking back on the Obama presidency, I will be able to pinpoint an exact date when I [...]

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Tweet   Wal-Mart has just pled guilty in court cases in California and Missouri related to the dumping of toxic chemicals and the improper disposal of pesticides.  The mega-corporation has agreed to pay over eighty-one million dollars in penalties.  It’s a meaningful sum, but also a drop in the bucket for a business that takes [...]

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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   I have a good friend who has recently gone through what he would call a period of personal transformation.  He has improved his health by largely replacing prescription medicine with natural remedies.  He’s also taken up tai chi, and made an effort to cut back on self-destructive behaviors. He explains that, more than [...]

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Tweet   Knitting is still a fashionable and slightly addictive hobby as knitting knewbie Lauren Conrad recently admitted to People magazine.  While all Conrad has mastered is scarves, you can break out your bamboo needles and fashion some warm wares for the chilly winter season.  Whether you’re using super soft bamboo yarn or organic cotton yarn, [...]

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Tweet Organic fabrics continue to increase in popularity for bedrooms and runways alike.  While organic cotton bedding and organic bamboo sheets keep the bedroom chemical-free yet still very luxurious and sleep-inducing, fashion designers worldwide continue to pursue organic fabrics to offer the same benefits on the runway. In India Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is the [...]

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Tweet If we can celebrate Labor Day with appliance sales and commemorate Memorial Day by purchasing mattresses at incredibly low prices, then surely it makes sense shop green in honor of Earth Day. Bamboo clothing offers a sustainable fabric option for eco-conscious shoppers.  Viscose from bamboo is harvested from the quickly growing bamboo plant growing [...]

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Tweet In the northeast Indian state of Tripura, scientists at the Department of Forest Research and Development have introduced new methods of cultivating bamboo which promise quicker establishment and higher yields of a crop that is already characterized by its heartiness and speed of growth.  The process involves growing bamboo in environmentally controlled conditions, then [...]

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Tweet Too often the thought of eco-friendly clothing conjures up images of severe trousers, ill-fitting shirts and garments nothing short of a burlap sack.  Thankfully for shoppers and Mother Earth alike, that is not the case.  Eco-friendly garments are available in modern styles, trendy colors and flattering fits. Even if you haven’t read your Guide [...]

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Tweet Trader Joe’s has come under fire recently over accusations that the trendy grocery store is habitually wasting food.  The chorus of public outcry from a recent documentary film showing workers dumping large quantities of salvageable food into dumpsters.  I must say, I feel for the big company in this case, not because I would [...]

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Tweet Over the course of the past decade, cotton production in the United States has decreased substantially.  Consequently, American distributors and retailers are increasingly dependent on foreign crops and cotton prices stand to fluctuate in accordance with the activity of foreign markets, the policies of foreign governments, and the effects of foreign weather and disasters.  [...]

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Tweet In a land of excess, it would be easy to indulge in whims rather than make serious environmental choices.  And many celebrity estates do boast excess with everything from golden toilets (not kidding!) to private landing strips but thankfully some celebs take their purchasing power seriously and have opted for sustainability, resource conservation and [...]

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Tweet After the wedding and the fun of the honeymoon comes the challenge of setting up the newlywed nest.  This tricky step of combining two households (and two decorating tastes) is a wonderful opportunity to choose eco-friendly styles and products for your home.  Keep in mind, that we’re not advocating you throw away items you [...]

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Tweet Bamboo clothing, organic cotton, hemp fibre – all materials that pop into the head when discussing alternative fabrics.  They are not mainstream (yet) and offer alluring choices of comfort and in many cases, a more eco-friendly clothing option.  And while more designers are choosing to use these fabrics, for some, the materials are simply [...]

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Tweet The word lingerie started off as an English euphemism for scandalous underclothing, and while today’s lingerie can still be shocking we certainly don’t talk of it in hushed tones.  Evolving from simple tunics to the Wonder Bra, lingerie is a staple in women’s wardrobes and for the green consumer, bamboo clothing offers choices that [...]

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Tweet As individuals (and consumers), we can make the choice to have a greener home.  We can choose Energy Star appliances.  We can put in skylights to reduce our energy use in the home.  We can stock our linen closets with organic towels and organic sheets.  We can fill our closet with bamboo clothing.   And [...]

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Tweet Parenting is tough.  Not only are you charged with raising a child to be physically and emotionally healthy but also socially responsible.  In this age of melting ice-caps, overflowing landfills and dwindling natural resources , it’s more important than ever to raise an eco-friendly child. Here are some ways you can instill environmentally conscious [...]

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