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    My Cosmetics and Yours…

    In a recent search to uncover exactly what i’ve been putting on my skin/hair, I came across the cosmetic safety database, a great website created by the researchers at the environmental working group. On this site, thousands of products have been tested and you can type in any of your…

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    renourish!

    Finally! A comprehensive green resource for graphic designers! I was delighted to be forwarded a link to renourish. renourish is a resource for the graphic design industry. When green design is usually discussed, most people think of buildings, products or even cars, but what about packaging? Shouldn’t magazines, business cards,…

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    Paper or Paper

    San Francisco might be the first U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags! The ban (if passed) would require the use of compostable or recyclable bags by grocery store and large pharmacy chains in the city. It is estimated that 180 million plastic bags are distributed annually in the city…

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    Casual Car Pool

    Every weekday morning, mostly in the East Bay, you see them lined up like lemmings — sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks and the odd sports car, creeping along the curb. Coming up the sidewalk toward them, dressed for the day’s battle with the city, are the hardy commuters. — San Francisco…

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    Greener Printer: eco-friendly printing

    As a graphic designer (print based), I’m aware of the huge impact commercial printing has on the environment. Luckily there are great eco-friendly printers out there like Greener Printer in Berkeley, CA who can help reduce the impact of printed materials. The 4 areas Greener Printer focuses on are: 1.…

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    Creative Reuse Centers— An Artist's Dream

    As an artist, finding new places to obtain cheap and interesting materials is always a challenge. Fortunately creative reuse centers are a great way to find inspiration while giving old materials new life. The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse on the Oakland/Berkeley border is a nonprofit corporation “devoted to…

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    Loving LÄRABARS!

    As a person dealing with a newly discovered gluten allergy, I totally need to rant about how in love I am with LÄRABARS. Not only are they a super tasty snack, but they’re healthy and full of great ingredients. Each LÄRABAR (there are currently 6 flavors) contains 1 1/2 servings…

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    Eco-Wrapping

    Although the Holiday season hasn’t officially hit (I know its not even Thanksgiving), its never too early too start thinking about environmental ways to approach the season. It is estimated that almost 25 million tons more waste is created during the holidays than over a typical ten-week period. The extra…