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Lustables: Cancer Free RF3 Live Headset

Great acoustics (without the radiation).   These ear buds rely on the natural acoustics of wood to deliver body, balance, and quality straight to your ears, while also removing any worry of radiation. How? The concern about cancer and cell phones has to do with how the soft tissues in […]

Plant Pots That Can Magically Disappear (I Mean, Biodegrade)

Do you have stacks of the black plastic pots used for plants in your back shed collecting spider webs? Imagine if you could compost those pots?! Unfortunately, those pots are not compostable. However, they would be if you’d bought them from EcoForms. EcoForms is an environmentally friendly company, producing pots out […]

Read All About It! 5 Good Uses of Paper; 5 Sheety Ones

If killing trees is murder, we need a darn good reason to commit the act. In truth, it is very challenging to morph into a pulp-free society –  one that celebrates without greeting cards and wrapping paper, communicates without monthly statements and markets without catalogs. And there is nothing like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lustables: Poopy Packs

If you’re going to scoop the poop, you might as well do it with style. The nice thing about babies is that your poop collection duties eventually halt. With dogs, on the other hand, you’ve got a long walk ahead. Treat yourself, your dog and the planet with dignity by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bamboo, We Hardly Know Ye

Getting acquainted with bamboo’s true environmental impact. When sustainable fashion first burst onto the scene, we were introduced to a number of “eco-friendly” fabrics, such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and bamboo. Each carried sustainable properties, whether that meant being free of pesticides or fertilizers, produced in a closed-loop system, […]

Lustables: Wasara Dinner Party Plates

The supple and biodegradable Wasara series is made from reed, bamboo and sugarcane waste. If a Communion wafer mated with a tulip, their love child would probably look a lot like a Wasara. Such corporal relations are unlikely, but so is the Wasara, a biodegradable series of single-use dinnerware made […]

In Hard Times, Food Vendors Keep on Truckin’

Everyone’s dishing about how the concept of food trucks has been overhauled. They’re not just parked at job sites to feed hungry laborers anymore, but are taking the high road and giving restaurants a run for their money. I got a taste of the trend at the posh 50th birthday […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Compost: the Complete Guide

Call me a dirt girl, but I’ve always loved composting. There’s something very special about helping nature along in the process of turning orange peels and carrot tops into dark, rich, fertile soil. There’s such joy in helping to create more of the soil that grows the food that sustains […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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