Mindful Lifestyle

Seattle is Jumping On the Bag Ban Wagon

By | November 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm | No comments

Photo by mtsofan via flickr Seattle, WA may be the next city to ban plastic bags, as a clear and more simplistic ordinance is presented to the community. The local environmental community is urging the Seattle City Council to consider a ban on plastic bags. Although...

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Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | One comment

Photo of Derrick Jensen On Sunday, November 13, Derrick Jensen is leading a day-long talk at Berkley University where environmental authors and changemakers will gather together to be interviewed in front of a live audience about crucial issues facing the state of the planet...

Posted in: Climate, Culture, Energy, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

My Very Own Upcycled Pallet Bookshelf

By | November 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm | No comments

It's no secret that I love wooden things. Especially things made from old pallets. Oh, I just love them! Beautiful, original and sustainable. And lucky for me, my boyfriend has a background in furniture design and works in a studio. So after a few weeks of working through...

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Healthy Delectables’ Tamar Kagan Dishes on Sustainable Eating

By | October 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm | No comments

Tamar Kagan, a lifelong vegetarian, proponent of natural foods, founder and owner of baked goods and healthy diet coaching business Healthy Delectables, teaches her clients to prepare quick, easy, nutritious meals and offers tips to the public with videos on her blog,...

Posted in: Food, Mindful Lifestyle

How to Market Deforestation

By | October 27, 2011 at 11:02 am | No comments

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the same company Greenpeace influenced Mattel to stop working with, has been destroying Indonesian rainforests to make Paseo-brand tissue products. These tissues are in many major supermarket chains and as Greenpeace points out, "Paseo products have...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

Interview with Non-GMO Expert, Jeffrey Smith

By | October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm | One comment

This Saturday and Sunday the Green Festival is coming to Los Angeles for the first time ever. As the largest sustainability event in the world, there will be no shortage of informative booths, how-to-workshops, cutting-edge film screenings, green shopping opportunities, and...

Posted in: Culture, Food, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics, Science

An Eco-Franken Creation: The Toothbrush-Razor

By | October 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm | No comments

Photo by Jo Corrall I often worry that I'm forcing our new "lighter carbon footprint" lifestyle upon my boyfriend, W. But then every now and then he'll do or say something that makes me think "no, we are on the same page." He's trying to persuade his boss to buy a tap water...

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No houses? No Land? Take Over Wall Street.

By | October 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Photo by GunGirlNew via flickr It has been a painstaking process, but Americans are waking up from a mind-numbing consumerist stupor. In February the nation witnessed labor struggling against capitalist influence in Wisconsin politics when protesters occupied Madison’s...

Posted in: Culture, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

The Starfish is releasing its Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

By | October 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | No comments

Starfish executive staff A long time ago, I entered the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s blogging competition, hoping to secure a trip to Africa and explore a part of the world I’ve never been to. Although I didn’t win, a stranger-turned-friend (Tuesday...

Posted in: Climate, Culture, Mindful Lifestyle

Monkee Genes: Hip Line of Jeans that Are Sustainable and Socially Responsible

By | October 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm | No comments

I hate jeans shopping. When I find a pair I like I will wear them and wear them until they fall apart. Which my favourite pair just did, and it was entirely my own fault. I had had them for years. Maybe 5 or 6. They fit perfectly, were comfy, the colour was spot on...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Responsible Fashion

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