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hemp military style cap


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I wish I could wear hats like this, but my head is shaped like a football. This unstructured cap from Fair Hemp is perfect for folks with a more well-formed casaba. This lid is nicely eco-friendly and is made with 55% Hemp / 45% certified organic cotton and colored with eco-friendly reactive dyes.

It sports:

  • pre-curved bill with 8 lines stitching
  • sewn eyelets
  • adjustable velcro hemp strap
  • one size fits almost all
  • plastic in the brim is recycled

Hemp offers way more ultraviolet protection than traditional cotton (SPF 50+), making it the ideal material for headgear. Hemp is also well known for its strength and durability so a hemp cap will last far longer than a traditional cotton cap.

A note from Fair Hemp: replacing 1,000 traditional cotton baseball hats with Fair Hemp hats saves over 44,000 gallons of fresh water that would be used in cotton production and keeps over 72 pounds of chemicals and pesticides out of our environment.

Available Colors:
Black Navy / Blue Khaki

a very reasonable $9.95 @ goodhemp

(note to retailers – Fair Hemp sells mostly wholesale – check them out)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Greenest Host – solar powered web hosting


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If you want real throughput on your green branding get your blog or website on a fully solar powered hosting service. Unlike some other zero emissions web hosting services, these guys don’t get it done using Renewable Energy Credits or offsets, they don’t produce the pollution in the first place.

From their Press Release:
“Greenest Host, a pioneer of green powered Internet services, today announced worldwide availability of its 100% solar-powered web hosting plans. Like most web hosting companies, Greenest Host offers a suite of services that allow users to host websites, register domains, host email accounts, and build their own custom web presence. What makes the company unique is their data center, which operates 100% of the time on clean solar energy.The company has combined cutting-edge power technology with custom, easy-to-use account management software, point-and-click website development tools, and world-class ecommerce software. For the first time, consumers and small businesses have the freedom to sign up for an account, build a web presence, and know that with every web visitor’s click they are reducing carbon emissions. And for every new account created through the end of 2007, Greenest Host will donate $5 to the Environmental Defense Fund (http://www.environmentaldefense.org) – up to $500,000.”

Greenest Host is also sponsoring the Green Power Inside “Million Green Powered Website” campaign (http://www.greenpowerinside.org), where the goal is to convert one million websites’ to clean power, resulting in pollution reductions equivalent to:

  • 2,000 passenger cars not driven for one year
  • 1,070,000 gallons of gasoline not burned
  • 21,900 barrels of oil not burned
  • 1,200 households not using electricity for a year
  • 240,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
  • 7,900 acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for one year
  • 77 acres of forest preserved from deforestation
  • 48 railcars of coal not burned
  • 3,200 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled

Greenest Host web hosting plans start at $14.95 a month.

get more info @ greenesthost.com

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Yoga As A Preventative and Treatment for Depression


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Week Six in our Wednesday post-swap with NaturalPath.

More evidence that yoga helps ward off the blues.

A new study concludes that Yoga may significantly help those experiencing anxiety and depression. The study reported in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine was performed by Boston scientists who used MRIs to gauge levels of GABA in the brains of both yoga practitioners and non-practitioners.

Brain scans of yoga practitioners who participated in the study showed an average of a 27% increase in levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) immediately after a one-hour yoga session. Low levels of GABA are associated with anxiety and depression.

According to researchers, this is the first study to show that yoga may correlate with a significant change in the level of a major neurotransmitter. If substantiated, yoga could become a useful tool to help those battling anxiety disorder and depression.

Brain scans were taken before the beginning of the experiment. Then, the yoga group was asked to engage in the meditative practice for 60 minutes, while the non-yoga group simply read.

Major schools of yoga practised were represented in the study including ashtanga, bikram, hatha, and vinyasa. (more…)

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