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    Elephant Poo Poo Paper!

    In my mind this company definitely takes sustainability to the next level! The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company Limited is focused today on the production, innovation and marketing of all sorts of fun products made from elephant poo! Visitors can visit the company’s “poo-tique” to buy all sorts of…

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    The 11th Hour, A.K.A. Leo's Movie!

    As almost anyone who reads this site knows, we are at a critical point in human history, and I truly don’t think its hyperbole to write that we are utterly screwed if we don’t make some seriously smart choices regarding our environment in the next few years. This conceit is…

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    Zhena's Gypsy Tea

    I am a fan of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea. Being a compulsive tea drinker, I brew my own, rather than buy it bottled, or go to a cafe every day and use wasteful cups. The Raspberry Earl Grey is yummy iced. There are many other flavors to choose from in the…

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    An American Corporation in China

    Deadly pet food, poisonous toothpaste, carcinogenic shrimp, and toxic Thomas the Tank Engine toys aren’t the only dangerous exports coming out of China. According to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, a trusted source amongst academics and UN environmental envoys, The People’s Republic of China is now the largest producer of…

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    A Festivus for the Rest of Us

    Several days ago, on a small area of farmland in Tennessee, 80,000 gathered for the Bonnaroo Music Festival. The four-day celebration featured live music, shops, massage parlors, food marts, restaurants, crafts booths, and a “living quarter” all within a mini city created just for “the Roo.” “Mini city?” Sounds like…

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    Summer Sandals…..

    There’s still plenty of summer left……and your feet want to breathe! Gotta love the very modern design of the Dopie, from the masters of cool eco-shoes, Terra Plana. Made from recycled EVA and foam rubber, the sandal (?) is one piece of molded material. When you get good at walking…

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    Striking a Chord in the Industry?

    Christian F. Martin IV, maker of Martin guitars, along with guitar makers Taylor, Fender, and Gibson have joined alliances with Greenpeace to bring attention to forest management and sustainability. As Martin stated to the NYT, “I have a 2-year-old daughter, Claire Frances Martin, and she can be the seventh generation…