Monthly Archives: July 2011

More Books for Special Education!

July 31, 2011
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More Books for Special Education!

This last Friday we received 15 boxes of books from our friends and donors at River City Books! On average, there are about 100 books in each box so, you do the math. (Yay!) My Trailblazer packed with books! This means great things for Court’s Kids and our partner schools for the upcoming school year.…

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Meatless Monday with Zucchini Flower Fritters with Arugula

July 31, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Zucchini Flower Fritters with Arugula

Welcome (back) to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on another Meatless Monday. We at Planet Forward took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary…

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Meatless Monday with Zucchini Flower Fritters with Arugula

July 31, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Zucchini Flower Fritters with Arugula

Welcome (back) to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on another Meatless Monday. We at Planet Forward took the pledge to support this sustainable practice that promotes eliminating meat from your diet one day per week with the goal of reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary…

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How to be sustainable at Bumbershoot

July 30, 2011
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Labor Day will be here before you know it and that means one thing in Seattle, Bumbershoot. If you are planning to attend this year’s 3 day music and arts festival here are a few tips to enjoy yourself and be sustainable. Make use of the provided composting, recycling and free water stations. Make sure…

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Are Subsidies Keeping Us Sick?

July 30, 2011
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For years natural health enthusiasts and environmentalists everywhere have griped about government food subsidies. It seems that now the knowledge has caught on with the general public. From articles in the Washington Post to this week’s story on Salon.com, the media is getting the word out that government subsidies are not helping the American people,…

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Handmade Children’s Musical Instruments Rhythm Bag

July 29, 2011
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Handmade Children’s Musical Instruments Rhythm Bag

Not too long ago, I was looking for a fun, creative and all-inclusive activity to do with the youngsters in my family. I decided we should start our own family band. And after assessing the talent pool, I purchased the Fair Trade Wooden Paintable Pond Animals Instuments for my band members to begin with. Thus,…

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My Organic Garden – Basil-palooza

July 28, 2011
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My Organic Garden – Basil-palooza

Hello and welcome (back) to the Planet Forward blog and to another entry in my organic garden journal on a beautiful Friday before (what was formerly known as) Caribana weekend here in Toronto.  You can read the previous entry of my virtual gardening diary here. Today I am thrilled to write that my (tad bit…

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My Organic Garden – Basil-palooza

July 28, 2011
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My Organic Garden – Basil-palooza

Hello and welcome (back) to the Planet Forward blog and to another entry in my organic garden journal on a beautiful Friday before (what was formerly known as) Caribana weekend here in Toronto.  You can read the previous entry of my virtual gardening diary here. Today I am thrilled to write that my (tad bit…

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Internet Complaints

July 28, 2011
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Recently I came across the latest in what seems like a newly developed common practice amongst internet users – someone being wronged by a company and then taking their complaints to the web, in every possible way they can. In this case, the guy used Twitter almost exclusively – and his complaints were re-tweeted by…

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Building our Tiny House : Week 8

July 28, 2011
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Building our Tiny House : Week 8

During week 8 of  building our tiny house on a trailer we finish installing flashing, fascia, and soffits on the dormers and gable ends, install the door, seal & waterproof the wheel wells, prep the rain wall, and begin to install the cedar trim, frieze and skirts. Current Report Today we’re taking it easy.  Kai isn’t feeling…

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