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Healthy, eco-friendly kids’ lunch boxes

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  A child’s lunch box and its contents may be one of the worst environmental hazards--with processed cheese wrapped in plastic, “fruit” snacks laced with color-enhancing chemicals and wrapped in sturdy bags that require the use of a crow bar to open, and plastic water bottles that will take up residence in ...

Education | Karen Plumley | Thursday, 10 February 2011

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Sustainable soft materials of the future

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Today we have a general idea about what is sustainable in textiles and what is not. For example, we know that cotton is kind of OK, if it's not manufactured under unsustainable conditions (child labour, water waste, etc…). We believe that synthetics are not so sustainable because of their oil orig...

beauty | Kristi Kuusk | Monday, 7 February 2011

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Green living in the classroom: Worm composting

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Worm composting (or vermicomposting) is a great classroom project for elementary students. It teaches children to think carefully about wastefulness while demonstrating the benefits of recycling and green living. Worm composting uses concepts of math (how to calculate container volume, weight/amounts of worms), and biology (how worms transform food and ...

Education | Karen Plumley | Thursday, 27 January 2011

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Too Much Estrogen!

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Our society is suffering from estrogen overload. No, I’m not referring to Sex and The City reruns—estrogen overload refers to the increasing amount of estrogen in our environment, our food and our bodies. “Good” Estrogen Estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, is responsible for normal body processes in women such as secondary fe...

Healthy Life | Yisbel Marin | Wednesday, 12 January 2011

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Environment-Friendly Garments: Introducing Organic Fashion for Women b

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Environment-Friendly Garments: Introducing Organic Fashion for Women by MuMu  As a nice tradition, I have yet another organic fashion brand to introduce this year: MuMu in Greece! I hope that seeing such fabulous, environment-friendly garments will cause us to rethink where we buy our clothes, and misconceptions such as "ecological is ...

beauty | Kristi Kuusk | Monday, 27 December 2010

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Meet Mossy

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    Meet Mossy is part of the Campaign “Christmas and Conservation”, that began in Merida State, Venezuela, in 2003, as part of the efforts made by Dr. Yelitza León and BA María Silvina Ussher in the Botanical Garden Center of Los Andes University for the conservation of the moss in the Cloud Forrest of S...

Education | Yisbel Marin | Sunday, 19 December 2010

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Is a vegetarian diet healthy for my pet?

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The choice of the brand or the type of food we feed our pets with is something we sometimes take lightly, in general we don't bother reading the ingredients carefully without going further of the front side of the package where the supposed main ingredients are mentioned. But for some ...

Animal Welfare | Yisbel Marin | Thursday, 9 December 2010

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Ocean acidification could cause "crash" in marine food

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If industrial carbon dioxide emissions are not drastically scaled back, they will soon cause a crash in the marine food web, coral specialist John Guinotte and colleagues have warned. The ocean currently absorbs 22 million tons of carbon dioxide per day -- roughly one-third of all carbon dioxide emitted ...

Water | Mariana Bravo | Monday, 6 December 2010

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Introducing: MUST

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Can you imagine a fashion brand that acts sustainably, tastes like truffles and smells like coffee? Some time ago we introduced you to an amazing start-up fashion brand in Poland, Papayalove. Today we go even more up to the North and present a brand started from a MA thesis in Estonian ...

beauty | Kristi Kuusk | Friday, 3 December 2010

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How to start your own skillshare

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Organizing a Skillshare is fun and easy, since everyone really has something to teach, and something to learn. Brooklyn Skillshare participants learn how to cast jewelry using beans to produce an organic and unexpected shape. Credit: Meg Wachter The seeds for the Brooklyn Skillshare began in the Spring of 2009 when I ...

Education | Yisbel Marin | Wednesday, 1 December 2010

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