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Natural Burial: No Longer an Underground Movement

Will your years of good green living end with a natural, good green death? It’s a sensitive topic – so sensitive, many of us can’t embrace it. I cringed some years back when my book group chose to read Mary Roach’s Stiff: Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. The last thing […]

Eco Alternatives for Handwashing Delicates

Tired of that thong song when your sexiest undies collapse from too many wash machine beatings? One way to lessen the damage is my mom’s method of washing her lingerie in a mesh bag on the delicate cycle of the wash machine, keeping the fabrics separated from towels and other […]

Natural Burial: No Longer an Underground Movement

Will your years of good green living end with a natural, good green death? It’s a sensitive topic – so sensitive, many of us can’t embrace it. I cringed some years back when my book group chose to read Mary Roach’s Stiff: Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. The last thing […]

There's Good Chews, and There's Bad Chews

Have you ever really thought about what chewing gum is made of? Maybe you don’t really want to know. Modern gum is mostly made up of petro-based polymers. Essentially, you’re chewing plastic. But the original chewing gum came from chicle, the latex of a tropical Central American tree. And the […]

Lustables: Tie-Ups Slim Belts

100% biodegradable belts in a slim cut we can’t help but lust over. Summer time is a season when we indulge in color, and what better way than with these Tie-Up Belts made in Italy? The belts come in Basic, Slim Cut, Kids as well as a Biodegradable version called […]

Not Your Mama’s Birkenstock

Imagine a small German village inhabited by a young shoemaker named Johann Birkenstock. Birkenstock creates comfy shoes for villagers, launching (though he’ll never know it) a new approach to footwear and a label that will be  recognized by millions around the world. Generations of the Birkenstock family have been designing […]

Lustables: Aspenware Compostable Cutlery

An eco-friendly alternative for your picnic needs. Peeved at the thought of filling a landfill with plastic picnicware? Fear no more. Aspenware, Inc., a Lumby, British Columbia-based company, produces a line of all natural, ergonomically-designed, compostable wooden forks, soup spoons, knives and spoons designed to take the sting out of […]

3 Exciting New Trends In Sustainable Packaging

Consumers are finally pushing back against wasteful packaging, forcing companies to get creative in a way that’s boosting new, sustainable industries. The other day my roommate brought home a couple of bacon-wrapped fillets for dinner. When it came time to throw them on the grill, I was shocked to find the […]

Picnic Picks

Summer is the era of casual picnics and easy, light impromptu meals. Be ready for those glorious impromptu meals with these picnic picks that are easy and light on mother earth. With such a delicious gathering of commodities, your eyes will be as satisfied as your stomach. Indulge in the […]

10 Reasons Why the Planet Loves My Dog

This is the third in Luanne’s new lifestyle column, Life in the Green Lane. Read the inaugural column, “The Pros & Cons of Being Married to an Eco Man” and the follow-up, “Why Is it So Hard to Get My Mom to Go Green?”. My dog has fleece. And that’s […]

Dished Out Sex With a Side of Burlesque

Saucy spaghetti anyone? This naughty housewares collection begs a second serving.   Woman-owned and operated housewares purveyor Dupenny was founded by a cheeky English lass named Emily Dupen-Hopkins. She creates glamour gardens (plus the occasional English one) and sex pots for walls in kitchens out of her studio by the sea: […]

A Waste Can You Can Trash (But You Won't)

I was in a purely pleasure-seeking mood when my eyes fell upon these quirky waste cans from Umbra. I instantly fell for the modern graffiti-like graphics, not to mention the eco-friendly material. Designed by artist Joshua Davis in collaboration with Umbra product designer David Quan, the Artala Trash Can is […]

3 Exciting New Trends In Sustainable Packaging

Consumers are finally pushing back against wasteful packaging, forcing companies to get creative in a way that’s boosting new, sustainable industries. The other day my roommate brought home a couple of bacon-wrapped fillets for dinner. When it came time to throw them on the grill, I was shocked to find the […]

Reduce Your Child’s Carbon Bumprint

In a perfect world, all parents would use cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes to greatly reduce the footprint their baby’s bottom leaves on the planet during the diapering stage. But in reality, one-time-use baby wipes are a staple in every parent’s bag of tricks. Used for wiping up messy […]

A Waste Can You Can Trash (But You Won't)

I was in a purely pleasure-seeking mood when my eyes fell upon these quirky waste cans from Umbra. I instantly fell for the modern graffiti-like graphics, not to mention the eco-friendly material. Designed by artist Joshua Davis in collaboration with Umbra product designer David Quan, the Artala Trash Can is […]

A Look Back at Women and the Environment in 2010

It’s the end of June already, and the earth’s half-spin around the sun has brought us ladies plenty to wring our delicate little hands about. From Iranian clerics blaming earthquakes on our breasts to oil spills wreaking havoc on our pregnancies, 2010 has made us reach for the smelling salts […]

Lustables: VivaTerra Patterned Bamboo Plates

Reusable plates made from bamboo to brighten up your summer table. This is not your mother’s melamine. These plates are made from bamboo, which your mom may have thought was only for pandas when she bought her outdoor set years back. The selection of four from VivaTerra is dishwasher-safe, biodegradable […]

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3 Exciting New Trends In Sustainable Packaging

Consumers are finally pushing back against wasteful packaging, forcing companies to get creative in a way that’s boosting new, sustainable industries. The other day my roommate brought home a couple of bacon-wrapped fillets for dinner. When it came time to throw them on the grill, I was shocked to find the […]

PUMA’s INCycle Cradle-to-Cradle Collection Hits Stores this Month

INCycle by PUMA is a collection of biodegradable and fully recyclable apparel, footwear and accessories. Sportswear label PUMA launched its new collection of cradle-to-cradle certified apparel, footwear and accessories last month. Having debuted the collection last fall, the company is glad to announce that the INCycle collection is now available […]

Dished Out Sex With a Side of Burlesque

Saucy spaghetti anyone? This naughty housewares collection begs a second serving.   Woman-owned and operated housewares purveyor Dupenny was founded by a cheeky English lass named Emily Dupen-Hopkins. She creates glamour gardens (plus the occasional English one) and sex pots for walls in kitchens out of her studio by the sea: […]

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