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Green Per Diem : Van Jones + Urban Re:Vision

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Van Jones activates the green movement towards those who need it most. The core urban communities whose lives have been most affected by environmental degradation and social injustice. Can Van, as the Founder of Green For All, and the new appointee to the Whitehouse Council on Environmental Quality, help solve two of the most crucial issues we face today? The collapse of our environment and the economy? David Gottfried, Founder of the U.S. Green Building Council and CEO of Regenerative Ventures, is here to find out what makes Van Jones a Re:Visionary. To participate in the international design competition to build a fully sustainable, dense inner-city block, visit http://www.revision-dallas.com.

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April 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Green Per Diem: Wee House

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What do you think the taxes would be on a weehouse in Montford?

Check out more WeeHouses here : www.weehouse.com

From Jetson Green:

wee house

wee house

Interior

Interior

interior 2

interior 2

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December 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Green Per Diem: IKEA

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Ikea

Ikea

On Black Friday, the day I usually reserve for “Buying Nothing” I actually purchased a few things. BUT – don’t fret – I did it as eco-friendly as possible because I went to IKEA.

By the way, I picked up some great Swedish gifts for Mr. Sensiblekitty’s mother. His family is Swedish and its always nice to get them gifts from the homeland. We even found food at IKEA’s swedish market and lovely frames that we’ll be using for Christmas gifts. We ❤ IKEA.

I found this great article on why IKEA is so awesome and here’s an excerpt:

To keep prices down, IKEA asks customers to put together their own desks, chairs and bookshelves. That reflects the company’s roots in Sweden, where it was founded in the 1940s by Ingvar Kamprad, a farmer’s son who sold pens and seed packets to his frugal neighbors. (The IKEA name comes from his initials, those of the family farm, Elmtaryd, and the nearest village, Agunnaryd.)

The flat packs also serve another purpose: They lighten IKEA’s environmental footprint. A delivery truck filled with flat-packed chairs can carry the equivalent of six trucks of fully-assembled chairs. “We must stop transporting air,” said Anders Dalhvig, IKEA’s president and CEO. So the next time you struggle to get an IKEA bookshelf to stand straight, you can take solace in knowing that you are doing the planet a favor.

Today, IKEA’s commitment to the environment goes well beyond flat packs. The fast-growing, privately-held company – sales last year were $21.2 billion Euros (about $27 billion) – has promised to buy more of its wood from sustainably managed forests, to use fewer raw materials in its products, to buy renewable energy (including solar panels for a store that opened in June in Brooklyn) and to curb business travel. READ MORE HERE

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT IKEA HERE

And of course, Ikea Hacker.

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December 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Green Per Diem: Dooce and FigsandGinger

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OMG!

Figs just got DOOCED!

Figs and Ginger – makers of the adorable and eco-friendly jewelry pictured below are also my current intern-employer (uh, I mean, I’m their Intern.)  And Dooce is the most awesome Mommy blog on the internet. Seriously. Awesome.

DOOCE!

DOOCE!


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November 25, 2008 at 6:39 pm

DIY & Green Per Diem: Don’t Let it All Unravel

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Watch this terrific short film by Sarah Cox. Then go do something good for the Earth and for yourself.

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November 25, 2008 at 3:47 pm

DIY and Green Per Diem; [me]&goji

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I can’t even remember now how I found this. Maybe Twitter? Maybe random blogs? But who cares – the good news is – I’ve found the perfect cereal. Its perfect because I made it that way.

What’s in it? Oh just some cocao nibs, pumpkin seeds, blueberries and delish samurai wheat. Sound tasty? You bet your ass its tasty.

So here’s the deal – the website is [me]&goji

You go there and you literally drag and drop the ingredients you want in your custom cereal. You get to add things like goldenberry, maine wild blueberry, goji berry (of course!), granola, barley flakes, oat flakes, wheat, choco cranberry, papaya, cherry, raisins… do you get the picture? Basically its the world’s healthiest foods. (no, really most of the foods are on that list of the world’s healthiest foods.)

Then – you watch as your nutritional facts update themselves on a cool label to the right of the screen. And then you get to name your precious cereal anything you want.

DYI CEREAL?! I love this.

So then its shipped to you SUPER FAST (I’m talking 2 freakin days, ya’ll) in an awesome cereal capsule (which they encourage you to re-use or recycle.)And one of the super hotties who makes the cereal signs your little tube! And its delicious and fresh and everything you’ve dreamed of. Also – have I mentioned its so inexpensive?

Anyway – mine arrived yesterday. I tore into it and found a sample of dried mango (def. going into my next cereal.) I love it. Simple as that. I love it. I love cereal and I love [me]&goji. Forever and ever.

To learn more about their environmental efforts – click here to read about carbon offsets and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

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November 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Green Per Diem: ReadySetGo

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I’ve been feeling the itch to travel lately. Good thing I’m heading to DC in a couple weeks, eh?

Something that always strikes me when I travel is how bland luggage is. Seriously. In highschool, I had the realization and went over to Goodwill where I found an amazing vintage red Samsonite suitcase. I loved that suitcase.

I decorated it with magnetic-poetry like stickers that said things like “Radio girl” and “walk to stay forward”. It was clever and unique and no one ever accidentally grabbed it at the luggage carousel.

Then – when I went to San Francisco for the first time – it exploded in the belly of the plane. Seriously, exploded. And when I arrived at SFO the TSA handed me a plastic box with the shreds of my suitcase (and my dignity because my underwear was strewn carelessly about as well). Then, because they’re super people (no joke, there) they gave me a new rolling suitcase. A bland new rolling suitcase. A suitcase so bland and so navy blue I wanted to throw up. I had to abandon my Samsonite in a trashcan because what was I going to do with it – trade it to some hippie for weed on Haight Street? Nah.

So – that was all to say – I love interesting luggage and as soon as my bland navy blue rolling suitcase craps out on me – I’m going straight to this Etsy shop, ReadySetGo.

I know, right – amazing stuff! And you can check out the genius blog : http://getreadysetgoluggage.blogspot.com/

Upcycling is just as awesome as recycling. And look how practical and interesting. I want one custom made with the quote “So it goes” and a picture of a bird. Or an empty birdcage with the door open.

Train Case

Train Case

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November 20, 2008 at 9:49 pm