Monthly Archives: November 2011

City of Portland Offers Ecoroof Seminars and Incentives

November 30, 2011
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City of Portland Offers Ecoroof Seminars and Incentives

Interested in getting some green on and from your roof?  The city has scheduled two one-day seminars; one for professionals on Tuesday, December 6, and one for property owners on Saturday, December 10. Register and get more information at www.portlandonline.com/bes/ecoroofseminars The city is also accepting applications for ecoroof incentives to spur ecoroof construction in Portland.…

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Green News Weekly – Chevy Volt Fire, LG to Half Carbon Footprint and Orangutan Salad Fights Deforestation

November 30, 2011
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Green News Weekly – Chevy Volt Fire, LG to Half Carbon Footprint and Orangutan Salad Fights Deforestation

Welcome back for another edition of weekly green news featuring some articles from the past week focusing on the green movement. This week: digging a little deeper into the Chevrolet Volt fire; LG’s ambitious plan to reduce their carbon footprint by 50 percent within 9 years, and an Orangutan Salad sends a playful message to…

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Annoying Marketing and Advertising Tactics on the Web

November 30, 2011
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There have always been annoying marketing tactics out there but recently I’ve come across a few that just pushed right past annoying and went straight to that angry place where a line has been crossed and not only would I never buy whatever product or service that’s being pushed but I also want to tell…

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We Are the Champions, My Friends

November 30, 2011
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We Are the Champions, My Friends

Today, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released a new report, Market Shift, which documents how they worked with cosmetics industry leaders over the past 7 years to raise awareness about personal care product safety. Through the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, companies voluntarily pledge to avoid chemicals banned in other countries, avoid harmful ingredients whenever possible and fully…

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When Your Business is Family: Best Practices gDiapers

November 30, 2011
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By Jason Graham-Nye, Co-Founder gDiapers As early as the conceptual stages of gDiapers, Kim and I have felt strongly that on-site childcare should be an integral part of the business. We have offered onsite child-care for the kids of g since our launch in 2005.  We always have and always will.  It just makes sense…

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Catching the Midnight Train :: Nebraska to California

November 30, 2011
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Our weekend stay in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with warmshowers.org host, Tod, was wonderful.  We had time to take in some of the local sights, like the 24th Street bridge sculptures by Albert Paley, and downtown Omaha’s Heartland of America park.  On Sunday we rode our bicycles into Nebraska, a short ride from Tod’s home.   [Read More…]…

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DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash Helps Combat Pesticides

November 29, 2011
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DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash Helps Combat Pesticides

Welcome back for our weekly DIY series featuring various Do-It-Yourself health and wellness recipes or green DIY projects. This week, it’s all about fruits and vegetables and getting them clean affordably with an all natural DIY Fruit and Vegetable wash.  We previously covered the top 10 dirtiest foods with pesticide residue and now it’s time…

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DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash Helps Combat Pesticides

November 29, 2011
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DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash Helps Combat Pesticides

Welcome back for our weekly DIY series featuring various Do-It-Yourself health and wellness recipes or green DIY projects. This week, it’s all about fruits and vegetables and getting them clean affordably with an all natural DIY Fruit and Vegetable wash.  We previously covered the top 10 dirtiest foods with pesticide residue and now it’s time…

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Game Over for Planet Earth?

November 29, 2011
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Game Over for Planet Earth?

Tweet http://www.alternet.org/world/153092/Game_Over_for_Planet_Earth:_The_Month%E2%80… While you were paying attention to Herman Cain, the Kardashians and the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, the U.S. Department of Energy administered last rites to the planet. Read the full post

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High Design Bridges that SSF loves

November 29, 2011
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According to Wikipedia, “The first bridges were made by nature itself — as simple as a log fallen across a stream or stones in the river. The first bridges made by humans were probably spans of cut wooden logs or planks and eventually stones, using a simple support and crossbeam arrangement. Some early Americans used…

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