"Don't be a dunce," the folks at Eco Paper say, use their tree free papers and help to save the 644 trees worth of paper that gets tossed away in the trash every year at each school. That's a ton of trees.
Check out thesebanana paper notebooks, yep, made from banana fibers and recycled materials. They're made in Costa Rica from agricultural waste that would have otherwise been thrown away. How cool is this? They're chlorine free, acid free, and tree free.
Itzy Ritzy Snack Bagsare cute, come in lots of colors and patterns and are a great replacement for those endless plastic baggies. Just wash and re-use over and over.
Chacos makes some great eco friendly shoes for kids. Check out these adorable Eco Tread slip on sandal shoe calledParadox. It's non marking, easy to adjust, and made with recycled content.
The Paradox is machine washable and tough enough to last through a couple of kids via hand- me-downs. I love the cute little skull graphics and pretty shades of gray.
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." ~Dr. Marcia Angell, 2009.
rethinking nuclear power
"Imagine the publicity if someone announced that they have developed a new treatment that cured 40 percent of all people with cancer. The media would be jumping up and down. That kind of benefit can be achieved today just by following a vegetarian diet. Right there you have an answer and no one's listening." - Oliver Alabaster, M.D., Director of the institute for Disease Prevention, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Love = Art
I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. ~ Van Gogh
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