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Building Our Tiny House : Week 1

May 9, 2011
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In case you’re new to our blog, you may not know about a project we’re working on before we leave on our around-the-world cycling expedition.  We’ve designed and are building a tiny house on a trailer that we plan on living in when we return from our travels. Our home, when complete, will be ~180…

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Meatless Monday: Lentil Rice Pilaf

May 9, 2011
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Meatless Monday: Lentil Rice Pilaf

My mother came up with this recipe. It’s not only delicious, but it’s one of the easiest dishes I’ve ever made. It’s hearty, but light, and has a wonderful rich flavor that belies the simplicity of its six ingredients. Ingredients: … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Meatless Monday with Lentil Soup from the Three Greek Sisters

May 8, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Lentil Soup from the Three Greek Sisters

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 encouraging reducing meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. A small sacrifice for big reward. Even though…

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Love Your Mamma and Mamma Earth!

May 6, 2011
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Love Your Mamma and Mamma Earth!

The following post is by Katie Peige, Herban Lifestyle’s Sustainability Associate. Mother’s Day – a time to show your appreciation and gratitude for the love, support, and caring of the wonderful mothers out there. This Mother’s Day, why not show … Continue reading → Read the full post

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

May 6, 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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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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