I love this concept. Electrolux plans to retrieve plastic floating in the ocean and recycle into vacuum cleaners and more. We have to remember every moment that we cannot throw things away- there is no away.

Via: Flossie! thank you!

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Oil and Water Don’t Mix

October 26, 2010

Thoughtful way to use art to draw our attention to the BP spill and do some good, too. Check out Anthony Burrill’s poster, limited edition of 200 posters, screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster. All the benefits go to CRCL, the Coalition to Restore Louisiana coastline.

Via: Josh Spear

Pretty Awesome Katie Makkai

October 23, 2010

“Will I be pretty….?” Katie Makkai asks in her powerful poem “Pretty” pretty what? – pretty intelligent, compassionate, creative?

Haven’t we all been programmed in our ancient DNA to be overly-concerned (obsessed?) with our outer physical body which merely houses the extraordinary, vast and complex inner resources making us the amazing individuals that we are. Watch this inspiring and deeply moving video of Makkai, pass this on to your sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers with love and compassion.

Big hug and hat tip to Gina Lazenby.

Clean the Windows

October 14, 2010

After all the pollen, dust, leaves of autumn, my windows are dirty outside and inside. There are many reasons to keep your windows clean – dirty windows are an insidious form of clutter. The film creeps up on us slowly so we don’t notice that our view/vision of the outside world is getting cloudier. And there is a connection between our personal clarity and the clarity of our world. Tell me, who likes a dirty bathroom mirror? Spring and Fall are great times to wash windows, inside and out. City dwellers deal with more things that accumulate on windows. If you can’t clean outside, at least keep up with the inside of your windows.

Read this good post by Stephanie Bennett Vogt about the Feng Shui of clean windows. And then consider making your own window cleaner instead of spraying (and consequently breathing) toxic Windex or other window sprays.

Window Cleaner recipe:

2 tsp  white vinegar

3 cups water

1 cup alcohol (optional) helps evaporate more quickly

Put in spray bottle, shake and spray. Lasts forever.

Wipe with newspaper or paper towels (if you must) or cotton rags.

For more options:check out informative article at Livestong.com

I Can Has Lolcats Hiztory?

October 1, 2010

If you love lolcats you need to know some Lolcat hiztory from OnlineSchools.org

CHEK OWT THIZ LINK: http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/lolcat/

Think about how many disposable pens there are/have been/will be used in the world and how they cannot biodegrade. And what about all that ink, some of it toxic?

Great solution: environmentally responsible ingredients, biodegradable pen, manufactured in the US in a wind-powered facility. The DBA Pen

This is a great option- are you listening Staples?

Via: Josh Spear