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    The Hippies DID Have It Right

    I’m loving Mark Morford’s column from about two weeks ago in SFGate, celebrating the original Hippies. After much bad-mouthing of the counterculture folks in the last 15 years (even as fashion designers continually emulate their style, adding elements like flower-power prints and navel-grazing beads to their collections on an almost…

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    IPCC's last report

    If Ralph knows it, you REALLY should know it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told us earlier this year that we’re basically all screwed. That the poor are even more screwed. And that we need to do something about it. Today they will be releasing the fourth report, where…

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    Augusta and Elliott

    My paternal grandmother, Leslie, called the West Indies home from 1948 until she died. We had a house in Antigua, with an open courtyard, that sat right on the beach. When I was little, in the seventies, and Leslie was dying, we spent time down there and I first met…

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    It's the Environment, Stupid!

    Zannel has a contest going on for all you budding videographers. Of course we here at Eco Chick know what the biggest challenge of the near future is; creating a sustainable and healthy environment. Without that, nothing else much matters, does it? This is not to put down anyone who…

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    IPCC Report

    Well, IPCC’s (intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 2nd report of four came out Friday (thats a pdf link…) It is by far the most comprehensive and heavily reviewed word on climate change. They don’t conduct experiments or get funded by companies… It is a collaborative effort put together in 1988…

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    Can You Go No Impact?

    Image by Nicole Bengiveno for the NYTimes Fascinating article in the NYTimes about a family in Manhattan who is practicing a “No Impact” (on the Earth) lifestyle. Of course, his family were uberconsumers to begin with, and now they’re going cold turkey: Colin Beavan, 43, a writer of historical nonfiction,…

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    Anna Cohen's Spring Collection

    Anna Cohen styling a model Anna Cohen’s designs are modern and ultra-feminine, with a little bad-boyfriend style thrown in there so you won’t feel prissy in her togs, just chic and womanly. Anna’s vision is to create a sustainable line of Italian Street Couture. From raw materials to disposal, the…

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    This Natural Deoderant Really Works

    It’s not going to keep you from sweating (which I think is kinda creepy- how DO antiperspirants keep your armpits from doing what they naturally do? I think they’re suspect) but this Kiss My Face liquid rock deoderant really, really works. For two whole days it works for me, even…

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    Eco Chicks in Shape Magazine!

    Eco Chick is really happy to be a part of Shape Magazine’s April, 2007 Green-theme issue. Check out page 44, where Summer, Kim and I are featured in the section ‘Why I Went Green,’ a three-page spread that includes the likes of Amber Valetta, Laurie David, Daryl Hannah, Kerry Washington,…

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    Portovert Debuts

    Back in the beginning of December, I mentioned that a new online-only wedding magazine would be debuting in January. Well, Portovert is up and running, and it looks like they have some great content going on in their premiere issue! If you are getting married, or know someone who is,…