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polar bears stranded in the thames


No, this is not a catastrophic global warming emergency.  A life-like 16-foot-high sculpture of an iceberg featuring a stranded polar bear and its cub appeared on the River Thames today to mark the launch of the new Natural History TV channel Eden.  Programming starts running at 9am London time.   find out more

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Alchemilla – biodynamic and organic skincare

With winter’s winds, chilly temps, and dry heat inside, putting my best face forward is no easy feat. Although organic yogurt, cucumber, lemon and honey are steadies for my usual DIY face-saving concoctions, work sometimes demands my trying fresh skincare options that are available ready-made.  (I know, life is tough.)


For the past few days I’ve been using Alchemillaultra-pure skincare” — created with biodynamic, organic and wild-harvested plant ingredients either grown on their own herb garden in Oregon, or (more…)

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eco chic weekly

This week’s roundup of eco chic happenings brought to you by a select group of hopelessly green gal pals.


  • Green Cotton shows how to Be Sweet and Eco-Chic for Valentine’s Day with their extensive green gift guide.
  • Green Girls Global shares ways to become self-sufficient in your wardrobe.
  • Victoria Everman features an exclusive, in-depth interview with fashion designer and Mountains of the Moon founder, Melissa Baswell.
  • And in case you missed it, we bring you sustainable designer Denise Rowcroft and her one-woman company, Lost & Found Art, reclaiming and salvaging found materials and transforming them into finely crafted pieces of art jewelry.
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Cultivating Thoughts on Food, Part Four: Localized Success

This is part four of a 10-part series on how changing one’s eating habits may be the most accessible and impactful way to improve the world.

After our previous posts dusted a bit of information out from underneath the organic rug, you may be wondering how in the world you are to stay true to organic’s foundation.


Luckily, there are three approaches that allow you to clean under the entire rug – they’re Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), food (more…)

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a mixed bag of green news


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