Friday, June 29, 2007

wood wise

assists magazine publishers by hosting workshops, publishing print and Web-based resource materials, and working directly with them to help find environmentally preferable paper sources and production processes.

http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/woodwise/about/index.cfm

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

bags for produce


keeping your produce in these bags supposedly keeps them fresh for 3-10x longer...

http://www.reusablebags.com/store/evertfresh-green-bags-pack-medium-p-27.html

Friday, June 22, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I M Organic

http://www.imorganic.com/

The mission of I'm Organic™ is to spread the organic message. I'm Organic, Inc. was founded in 2006 by mother-daughter team Judy Pezdir and Jill Palermo. Judy and Jill are both artists and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Sustainable lingerie

UK Lingerie and clothing company Enamore



From the site: "Enamore is a creative fashion label producing beautiful clothing, lingerie and accessories from organic and sustainable fabrics. Our collections are currently produced in the UK from the finest hemp, cotton, peace silk and vintage fabrics..."

http://www.enamore.co.uk/onlineshop/

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Doggy Bags of a different sort

S.F. may harness power of dog waste
San Francisco weighs effort to harness the power of methane in doggie doo

The Associated Press
Updated: 5:04 p.m. PT Feb 21, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO - City officials are hoping to harness the power of dog doo. San Franciscans already recycle more than 60 percent of their garbage, but in this dog-friendly town, animal feces make up nearly 4 percent of residential waste, or 6,500 tons a year — nearly as much as disposable diapers, according to the city.

Within the next few months, Norcal Waste, a garbage hauling company that collects San Francisco’s trash, will begin a pilot program under which it will use biodegradable bags and dog-waste carts to pick up droppings at a popular dog park.

The droppings will be tossed into a contraption called a methane digester, which is basically a tank in which bacteria feed on feces for weeks to create methane gas.

The methane could then be piped directly to a gas stove, heater, turbine or anything else powered by natural gas. It can also be used to generate electricity.

Methane digesters are nothing new. The technology was introduced in Europe about 20 years ago, and more than 600 farm-based digesters are in operation there. Nine are in use on California dairy farms, and chicken and hog farms elsewhere in the United States also use them.

Neither Norcal Waste spokesman Robert Reed nor Will Brinton, a Maine-based recycling and composting consultant, knew of anyone in the United States who is using the $1 million devices to convert pet waste to energy. But Brinton said some European countries process dog droppings along with food and yard waste.

Challenge: Getting other cities to follow suit
“The main impediment is probably getting communities around the country the courage to collect it, to give value to something we’d rather not talk about,” Brinton said. “San Francisco is probably the king of pet cities. This could be very important to them.”

San Francisco — the city named after Saint Francis, patron saint of animals — has an estimated 240,000 dogs and cats.

Some experts believe methane digestion must become more attractive economically before it gets popular. Landfill space is relatively cheap, and natural gas and electricity also remain fairly inexpensive.

Reed points to San Francisco’s groundbreaking food composting program, which began 10 years ago, as proof an unusual idea can work in this forward-thinking city. A Norcal Waste subsidiary collects 300 tons of food scraps per day from homes and restaurants and converts it into a rich fertilizer sold to vineyards and organic farms.

“Now, the city’s asked us to look at dog waste specifically,” Reed said.

Because animal waste contains disease-causing germs, composting it at home with yard waste and food scraps can be unsafe.

© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11488372/

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Soybean Crayons


I'm not sure if these are really any more environmentally responsible than wax. I'll have to do a little research...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pricegrabber Green Verison

http://shopgreen.pricegrabber.com/?mode=tpgreen&

from their home page:

"Shopping and living green doesn't have to mean sacrificing quality or paying more. This site highlights products that promote smart, sustainable, eco-friendly living. We're also giving 5% of all profits to a green charity of your choice!"

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Nude Bicycle Riders in Vancouver

There were 50+ bike riders in Vancouver this weekend biking nude in protest of burning fossil fuels.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Organic Veggies

http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M4022
http://www.westsideorganics.com/index.jsp
http://www.diamondorganics.com/prod_detail_list/26
http://www.greenpeople.org/HomeDelivery.html
http://www.eatwiththeseasons.com/
http://www.localharvest.org/csadrops.jsp?id=4022
http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/where2buy/produce_delivery.html#box
http://www.planetorganics.com/

Fruit for your work
http://fruitguys.com/

Slow Food?

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.html

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Greenfest & Veggies recieved!

Go to the show in SF in November or check out when it will be near you...

http://www.greenfestivals.org/content/view/626/281/

Also - I got my delivery of Fruits and Veggies today from Westside Organics. I was hoping that the fruits would be more ripe than the ones you find in grocery stores, but they were not. I'm not sure that it's worth it to continue with them.

GM addresses the Volt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNbNwst3_C4

Monday, June 4, 2007

recycling

To find where to recycle things any where in the country go here
http://earth911.org/

California Recycling Program
http://www.bottlesandcans.com/

Saturday, June 2, 2007

safe cosmetics

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

I'd like to try to replace whatever I'm currently using with things that rate a 0 or 1 on the skin deep cosmetics database. I think unless what I'm using scores very high, I will just replace as I run out, otherwise I'll be spending a lot of money on toiletries.

links to places that are supposed to have good cosmetics

www.ahhhbathworks.com
www.organicrhinofamily.mionegroup.com
www.biogreensystems.com/freetobe
www.sacredshowers.com
www.lush.com

Friday, June 1, 2007

Trashion

Saturday, June 9, 2007 more on this date
11:00 PM
Location: 550 BARNEVELD
550 barneveld
sf, ca view map
More Info: www.space550.com
It's T r a s h i o n !

FEATURING ALL-SALVAGE DESIGNERS:
DOMINI www.clothingarchitect.com
Patchwerk Press Trinity Cross + Remade in America www.rahrahrah.org/fieldday www.ReMadeInAmerica.org
miss velvet cream with headpieces by ESTAR www.missvelvetcream.com
Upcycling by Lucid Dawn www.lucidawn.com
Bad Unkl Sista www.badunklsista.com
SHOW TIME : 11PM!