I got these ornaments a couple years ago, and they are very nice quality craftsmanship. If you’re looking for some eco-friendly, handmade, ornaments, then these would add that special touch to your holiday decor.
“Every purchase of a fair-trade item from Haiti generates an extra donation to help Haitian artisans affected by the earthquake.”
“In Haiti, where recycled steel oil drums are a valuable source of metal, the artisans of Croix des Bouquets fashion amazing works of metal art that leave no carbon footprint. 55-gallon drums dumped there have been turned into art supplies by the residents since in the 1950s. They’re cut and purified with straw fires that burn out the residue. Once cleaned, the artisans use hammer and chisel to work them by hand, as the lack of electricity during the day makes power tools impossible. The result is greenest of green arts and the chicest of the eco-chic . . . and a keepsake entirely unique.”
This Cyber Monday give a gift that’s good for the planet. The Nature Conservancy wants to encourage you to find responsible, meaningful holiday gifts—make something, give an experience, donate to a cause or purchase an eco-friendly product.
Take the pledge now: http://blog.nature.org/green-gift-monday/
This Friday is Black Friday where there are big bargains everywhere. Instead, of supporting the large super stores, please take the pledge to support small businesses. Shopping at local stores helps fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge. So, shop small this Saturday November 26th!
I first heard about OriginOil last weekend after The Big Fix movie premiere. I am extremely interested in alternatives to petroleum and want to keep an eye on this company. Having a renewable source of energy is viable for our futures.
Here is some info about OriginOil:
“OriginOil helps algae growers extract oil from algae for commercial fuels, chemicals and foods. Our breakthrough technology efficiently dewaters and breaks down algae for its useful products, overcoming one of the greatest challenges in making algae a viable replacement for petroleum.”
I haven’t been really enthusiastic about a product in a long time and I am super stoked about this Kitchen Scrap Collector & Freezer Compost Bin by Full Circle! I live in an apartment and I have a small kitchen compost bin that needs to be emptied every 4 days or so. I empty it in my worm compost, and it can become rather inconvenient. If I get home late from work, then the last thing I want to do is go down to the parking garage and deal with the worm compost. I would much rather deal with it on the weekends. Besides, I would like to make a hearty batch for the worms.
If you have a kitchen compost then I’m sure you know about the odor and flies that can occur. Keeping the scraps in the freezer is an excellent solution! Although, the worm compost must remain at a certain temperature, then feeding them frozen veggies would be a terrible idea. Instead, I defrosted the scraps earlier in the day, then added them to the worm bin. It is much easier to collect the scraps, then add them when you’re ready to add them. If you’re tired of compost odors and flies, then I highly recommend this freezer bin. I got mine from Greenfeet.com. Also, available at: Full Circle
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I came across this site and found it to be useful for people visiting Los Angeles. Ecosmart Limo is a unique eco-friendly transportation service. Their goals are to keep a clean earth and to save you money while doing it. Their cars are hybrids and for larger parties they do provide vans. If you or someone you know decide to visit LA and need a car service, then try EcoSmart Limo Service. http://www.ecosmartlimo.com
I discovered Synergy Organic Clothing at the Green Festival a couple weeks ago. I purchased a shirt and dress from them and was really impressed with the quality. Their styles are simple, modern and fun.
Synergy makes clothing that combines sustainability, with modern yet timeless design. They predominantly work with G.O.T.S certified organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. Their clothing is hand made in Nepal according to fair trade practices.
They sell dresses, tops, skirts, bottoms, and jackets. There are a lot of pieces with beautiful applique hand work and crochet details that add that unique touch. If you’re looking for sustainable clothing with added detail, then check out Synergy Organic Clothing.
Description: “On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by BP sunk into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed on September 19, 779,037,744 liters of crude oil and over 7,000,000 liters of chemical dispersant spread into the sea. By exposing the root causes of the spill filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell uncover a vast network of corruption.
The Big Fix is a damning indictment of a system of government led by a powerful and secretive oligarchy that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.”