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Wearing Smaller Shoes - Figuratively Speaking

by: EJ on 04/09/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Chip Haynes doesn't mean you should squeeze your size 9 feet into a size 6, but he does mean that it is time to shrink our combined global footprint. In his most recent book, Wearing Smaller Shoes - Living Light on the Big Blue Marble, his light hearted approach to saving money while incidentally saving the planet is irresistible. Here he is in …

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Red Olympic Mittens or Red China Blues?

by: EJ on 02/24/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

(apologies to Jan Wong for "mixing" her book title with my headline!)

When I was in Vancouver last weekend, I had serious red mitten envy. Those fancy red mitts with the white maple leaf and Olympic rings were everywhere and on everyone! From the Prince of Wales to Oprah, those toasty little beacons of Canadian patriotism were fluttering everywhere …

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Happy New Year

by: EJ on 01/04/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Welcome back to the good work. I have been reading the usual line up of predictions for the coming decade and summaries of the year past but my favourite post comes from the Post Carbon Institute - 10 things that will inspire your imagination, 5 things that will fire your indignation and 1 thing you can do to create a better future. With entries …

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No Impact Experiment

by: EJ on 10/08/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Ready to wash your clothes in your left over shower water? What will Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man, challenge us to do if we sign up for his No Impact Experiment ?

The No Impact Experiment will be launched by The Huffington Post on October 18th. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of life. …

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Hair Dye Leaves an Ugly Mess

by: Heather on 08/25/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Franke James' latest visual essay, The Beehive and the Hairball delivers a wake up call about some of the more toxic practices of the cosmetics industry - some of the same issues that Stacy Malkan explores in depth in Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.

According to Stacy, 40% of all North American women colour their hair. …

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