Monthly Archives: December 2010

Congratulations to Organic Bug Employee Debbie!

December 31, 2010
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Our hats off to Organic Bug employee Debbie who wins our 2010 Organic Bug Best Customer Service Award! Debbie is always cheery, helpful and works like mad to get the information the customer needs as quickly as possible. We love working with her, and we look forward to seeing her smiling face in 2011! Thanks,…

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Take our Stuff Please (a.k.a. A Cycling Book Giveaway)

December 30, 2010
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Take our Stuff Please (a.k.a. A Cycling Book Giveaway)

  Days are short and cold in Vermont, so we’ve been focused less on outdoor activities, like building our teeny house, and more on indoor activities, like building my bicycle, finalizing our gear list for our tour, and sorting through the last of our stuff to sell or give away.  While sorting through our things…

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Better urban planning is key to future emissions reductions

December 29, 2010
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Better urban planning is key to future emissions reductions

A just published report shows that the governing bodies of cities and regional metropolises need to play an even bigger role in combating climate change in the years ahead. Not surprisingly the report demonstrates that large urban areas top the list for both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and that city management combined with…

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Webservations: For Immediate Release: Canvas Dreams Acquires Taproot Hosting

December 29, 2010
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12/29/2010 9:33:36am – Portland, Oregon, December 29, 2010 – Canvas Dreams, LLC announced today that it has acquired Taproot Hosting, a Portland-based Web hosting provider. As a result of the acquisition, Canvas Dreams welcomes Taproot’s users to its growing family of sust… Read the full post

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Green Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 29, 2010
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It’s that time of the year when the stress and overeating of the holidays come to a close and you start looking towards the new year. You begin evaluating different aspects of your life – from your health to your lifestyle habits – and make goals for improvement in the coming year. For 2011, rather…

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B the Change: Slow Fashion – Considered Design and Social Sustainability

December 29, 2010
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by Sarah Van Aken, Owner of SVA Holdings Slow Fashion is the heart of SA VA. Slow Fashion, deriving from the same principals as the Slow Food movement, is a consideration of the garment lifecycle.   It encompasses knowing 1) how and by whom your clothing was made, 2) what it was made with, 3) how…

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New Membership Perks

December 28, 2010
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Sustainable Style Foundation is happy to welcome Juniper Flowers, a Seattle based company, to a growing list of businesses that support SSF by offering a special ‘members only’ discount. Become an SSF member and recieve a 20% discount on floral arrangements from Juniper Flowers. Arrangements can be ready for pick-up in Seattle or delivered nationwide.…

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BPA Trail Keeps Leading Onward

December 28, 2010
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Back in May, I talked about BPA on receipts and in other paper products. Recently, there has been another flurry of activity on the subject. Because of contamination from receipts, BPA has been found on money, as noted in a recent report published by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition. This makes…

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Portland Pedal Power Delivers The Green Living Journal

December 27, 2010
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Portland Pedal Power Delivers The Green Living Journal

The hardy folks at Portland Pedal Power have finished their deliveries of the Winter issue of the Green Living Journal and neither rain, nor rain, nor even more rain could keep these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.What an eco-friendly and economical delivery system for the all too congested core business district…

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Holiday time…

December 27, 2010
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Holiday time…

Holiday time… Well, it is that time when we are singing and dancing, ready to bring in the new year.  I don’t know about all of you, but I am super excited for this upcoming one.  Its been awhile since I last wrote due to my own laziness and holiday festivities, but as I wrote…

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