Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a [...]

{News and Views} How to Ease Into a Vegetarian Lifestyle

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If you’ve been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, it might be the perfect time. Reports have been hitting the news feeds since  last year about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) being  found in pork, beef and poultry in the United States. On May 13th, the Independent covered another story about US supermarket  meats testing [...]

{News and Views} Green Days Ahead for Empire State Building

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Crain’s New York Business reports when the Empire State Building finishes its $550 million renovation, it will garner the title of one of New York’s greenest. The building is working toward certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which came about in spring of 2000. The organization measures the eco-efficiency of  buildings. [...]

{News and VIews} Global Fair Trade Awareness: Bringing Fair Trade Home

Fair Trade Pararayo seed necklace from Omnatura Most of us have heard of Fair Trade coffee, but “Fair Trade” is much more than coffee, it’s a sustainable, economically responsible, and globally crucial way of life. So, what is Fair Trade? Fair Trade encompasses a vast array of products from producers across the globe, many residing [...]

{News and Views} Beyond Earth day: living the sustainable lifestyle

It’s post-Earth Day and you’ve just planted your tree for arbor day. You’ve gone to your local event, stopped in the booths and maybe signed a petition or two. Now what? Is it back to business as usual? Take out lunches and single serving yogurt? Once the elation of your name on that petition has [...]