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“Hope” bracelet from recycled, reclaimed silver


We all could use a little more hope…  This rough-hewn, ‘Hope’ bracelet, is hand-hammered from fine recycled silver reclaimed from photographic film, old cellphones and computers.  Comes to you packaged in 100% post consumer recycled materials

2″ long, 1/2″ wide. Fifteen inch cream deerskin leather cords anchor Hope to your wrist.  The bracelet’s smooth edges bend away from your delicate skin.  From esmeraldadesigns.

related: recycled skeleton key bracelet – or one of our Halloween favorites – the  black wolf ring

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Farmers’ Market Apple-Raspberry Crisp

Here in Michigan, when fall descends, so does the smell of fresh-pressed cider and crispy, just-bitten Pippin apples. I equate the season to hay rides, chunky sweaters and football, and mixed in between all of those things is the smell of Sunday afternoon baking—the ultimate comfort in my house.

The_Homesteaders_Kitchen_book.jpgAt the local farmers’ market, we can find bushels of organic apples, so it made sense to me to try out a warm dessert that infused the seasonal bounty with one of my favorite fruits—raspberries—on a recent weekend. I pulled the recipe for Apple-Raspberry Crisp from Robin Burnside’s new cookbook, Homesteader’s Kitchen, The: Recipes from Farm to Table (Gibbs Smith, 2010), which is chock-full of tempting, healthy and all natural recipes, from Sunshine Yam Soup to homemade yogurts.

Hot from the oven, the crisp was a sweet concoction loaded with the vitality of apples and raspberries, with just enough (more…)

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects designs green development in China

A new green community master planned by Connecticut-based, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, has received city approvals in Wuxi, China. The firm recently presented city officials the plan for Jingui Li, a mixed-use neighborhood development. Construction for the project, which will comprise 770,000 square meters, may begin as soon as 2011. Video below:


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The Key to Domestic Job Creation – Green Technology


This is a guest post by Daniel Fielding, an editor at Everything Left who also does freelance design and writing in the green technology blogosphere.

Amongst all the problems the United States is currently dealing with, the two issues making headlines these days are environmental responsibility and economic recovery. President Obama (and I) believe that these two topics are intimately intertwined.

Take a look at this excerpt from a speech President Obama delivered at ZBB Energy in Wisconsin this past August:

We expect our commitment to clean energy to lead to more than 800,000 jobs by 2012. And that’s not just creating work in the short term, that’s going to help lay the foundation for lasting economic growth… Just a few years ago, American businesses could only make 2% of the world’s advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles – 2%. In just a few years, we’ll have up to 40% of the world’s capacity.

The last time America was truly prosperous was the result of a manufacturing boom. Enhanced domestic production leads (more…)

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waterproof eco dog jacket – made in the USA

aaolive2.jpgColumbus may have discovered America, but look what I’ve just dug up… a classy dog coat that’s not only made of recycled polyester that can be recycled again and again; but I’m proud to say it’s also made right here in the USA.

Waterproof and outfitted with reflective flares for safe nighttime jaunts, it’s designed to suit me and my canine comprades who range in size from Labrador to Chihuaua.

In stylish shades of moss or sky, this handsome wrap helps prepare us for inclement weather as autumn’s temps continue to drop.  Find Cloudburst @ and hey – remember to include code:  OliveAC at checkout for a nice 10% off.

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