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Eco-friendly Mother’s Day Craft for Kids – a Mom’s Money Bank

May 5, 2011
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Eco-friendly Mother’s Day Craft for Kids – a Mom’s Money Bank

Mother's Day Bank image courtesy of familycorner.com Hello and welcome (back) to the blog on another eco-friendly craft for kids Friday. Mother’s day is quickly approaching and today’s craft will make gift-giving easier for the little ones. What’s better than a homemade gift on any occasion? They are much more meaningful and are sure to…

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Multi-Use Gear: Facosa Robinson Camp Knives

May 5, 2011
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Multi-Use Gear: Facosa Robinson Camp Knives

One of the most important aspects of a piece of cycle touring gear is that it have multiple uses.  The more uses something has, the more valuable and cherished it becomes to the cycle tourist.  A good example of this concept is a folding bicycle tool.  I use a multi-tool manufactured by SKS of Germany, called the…

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Summer 2012 Olympic report promises the ‘first truly sustainable’ games

May 4, 2011
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Summer 2012 Olympic report promises the ‘first truly sustainable’ games

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London are now just a little over a year away and the organising committee for the event have just published the first environment report for the Games. Pre-construction targets were set to reduce the carbon footprint by over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and the report says that this…

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Vegan Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

May 4, 2011
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Vegan Chocolate Tapioca Pudding

If you are looking for a rich, deeply chocolate dessert, this recipe is delicious, satisfies chocolate cravings and it’s vegan and gluten-free! I adapted this recipe from one that came on a box of the organic granulated tapioca. Ingredients: 2 … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Eco-friendly solvent that could reinvent dry cleaning

May 3, 2011
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Eco-friendly solvent that could reinvent dry cleaning

It never ceases to amaze me just how huge the scope is for changing our existing behaviours into ones that would be far more environmentally friendly. I suppose it stands to reason that you could isolate almost any industry and look at their current existing practices and refine them into a more planet conscious approach.…

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Planet Forward transport special – the Ovo Electric Scooter

May 2, 2011
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Planet Forward transport special – the Ovo Electric Scooter

While we all are fully aware of the CO2 emissions caused by cars, trucks and vans and the frustratingly slow transition to vehicles that are powered by green energy is still in its infancy, did you realise the most popular form of transport on earth remains the bicycle. While that’s currently true I’m not sure…

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Meatless Monday: Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

May 2, 2011
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Meatless Monday: Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

I adapted this recipe from a dish I had at Luna 61, a wonderful vegetarian restaurant in Tivoli, NY. It is a stroganoff that uses mushrooms instead of meat. I took it to the next level by making it vegan … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Meatless Monday with 3 Greek Sisters Chickpea Burgers

May 2, 2011
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Meatless Monday with 3 Greek Sisters Chickpea Burgers

Welcome (back) to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on Meatless Monday. We at Planet Forward took the pledge to support this sustainable practice as it promotes green living by choosing to go meatless one day per week in support of personal and planetary health. A small sacrifice for a…

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Meatless Monday with 3 Greek Sisters Chickpea Burgers

May 1, 2011
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Meatless Monday with 3 Greek Sisters Chickpea Burgers

Welcome (back) to the blog and thanks for taking the time to stop by on Meatless Monday. We at Planet Forward took the pledge to support this sustainable practice as it promotes green living by choosing to go meatless one day per week in support of personal and planetary health. A small sacrifice for a…

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Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

April 30, 2011
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Living in the Present while Planning for the Future

Don’t forget to Enjoy where you are Right Now It’s so easy to be looking forever forward and yearning for what is to come – the future.  It’s harder for me to remember that it’s “now” that matters the most.  Although we’ve packed away or sold most of our stuff, and our lives seem chaotic and stressful…

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