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Theo Jansen’s Sand Beast – Video
Sunday, 15 Aug, 2010 – 9:54 | No Comment
Theo Jansen’s Sand Beast – Video

Theo Jansen is an engineer – but he’s also an artist: he’s a kinetic sculptor. The dutch genius (I use that word with complete faith in its accuracy – and you will, too, …

Try This Instead of Bleach – Annie’s Advice
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 9:06 | One Comment
Try This Instead of Bleach – Annie’s Advice

Whitening clothes and sinks isn’t that easy without bleach, and although I have tried, I haven’t had much luck using hydrogen peroxide as a whitener.
Why avoid bleach? Breathing in the fumes of cleaners …

Cool Summer Office Energy-Saving Tips
Thursday, 13 May, 2010 – 8:12 | 8 Comments
Cool Summer Office Energy-Saving Tips

From www.solarday.com.
The bottom line of running a successful business is to make all your dollars count. Cutting back on unnecessary energy use keeps hard-earned money in your pocket.
Here are many energy-saving ideas for any office …

Written in Water; Water is Life Celebration
Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010 – 9:30 | One Comment
Written in Water; Water is Life Celebration

Just released from National Geographic! Written in Water: A Message for the Future comprises a collection of essays authored by heroes and leaders in the field of water solutions and innovations—a broad range of people …

Colleges are Teaching Green – Eco Win
Thursday, 31 Dec, 2009 – 10:05 | No Comment
Colleges are Teaching Green – Eco Win

“Nationwide, more than 100 majors, minors or certificates were created this year in energy and sustainability-focused programs at colleges big and small, says the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. That’s up …

Meet WinetoWater.org Hero
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 10:36 | No Comment
Meet WinetoWater.org Hero

Bartender Doc Hendley, one of CNN’s top ten 2009 heroes, helps give clean water to the developing world, and raises money for his 501 (c)(3) Wine to Water non-profit aid organization at wine tasting events. …

5 BEST Plants to Clean Air – 10 Minute Detox Action
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 12:22 | No Comment
5 BEST Plants to Clean Air – 10 Minute Detox Action

NASA’s research into which plants clean indoor air has been well reported, including by me. Their work was targeted at cleaning the air of space shuttles, in particular removing the suspected carcinogen and sensitizer formaldehyde. …

Lead-Free Dishes
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 21:02 | 2 Comments
Lead-Free Dishes

Glazed china, mostly made prior to 1970 or newly imported, is a big source of lead in diets. The glazing that’s applied to the dinnerware is the real culprit. Glazing creates a glossy finish that …

Tips for an Eek-O-Friendly Halloween
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 6:43 | One Comment
Tips for an Eek-O-Friendly Halloween

Back in the day, Halloween was different. It was a time to create, be imaginative, and it was a low-budget holiday. I still remember the countless decorations and costumes that were made out of old …

350.0RG – Today’s 10 Minute Eco-Action Tip
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 15:08 | No Comment
350.0RG – Today’s 10 Minute Eco-Action Tip

From 350.0RG: 350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
Accelerating arctic warming and other early …