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Noon Solar Bags – A Bright Idea

If you love the sun and your iPod, this just may be the satchel for you. Noon Solar, a company founded by two young, innovative students from the Art Institute of Chicago, is launching its new website and line of solar power handbags for men and women.

NnSlr.jpgThese attractive, practical bags use a flexible solar panel to store energy that charges your iPod, PDA, or cell phone on the go. Now there’s a bright idea!

Noon Solar bags are composed of biodegradable products tanned with sustainable materials such as rhubarb and walnuts, as well as naturally hand-dyed fabrics. Their manufacture operates on the “cradle to cradle” philosophy for like-minded folks who don’t support our nation’s dependence on oil. Noon Solar is also committed to ethical, fair labor – respecting both the Earth and the diverse people who live there.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

a step by step Thanksgiving


1) Invite your friends

  • Send cards from Charity Cards, and the company will donate 10% of your purchase to a charity of your choice.

nap_pm_6566.jpg2) Set the Scene
Check out hemstitched organic linen napkins from Their beautiful yet simple detail is sure to add class to your Thanksgiving table setting.

Stick whole cloves stem-down into organic oranges. Place on a baking sheet and bake for around 20 minutes at 300 degrees. It will make your house smell distinctly spicy and cheerful. Plus, you can simmer them in a pot of apple juice to make delicious homemade cider.

3) Eat Meat- but don’t feel too guilty

4) Take a walk while the turkey bakes

Getting out for a walk with my family (or part of it) helps relieve the stress of a hot, bustling kitchen. Plus, it’s good to get out and enjoy the brisk fall weather. And most importantly, a nice stroll will help build up an appetite for the feast ahead. (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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