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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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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

April 30, 2011
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My Organic Gardening Part Three – Cartons are Not Just for Eggs Anymore

Seedlings in Egg Cartons Hello my fellow organic gardening enthusiasts and welcome (back) the blog and to another entry in my Organic Gardening series that also comes with an eco-friendly craft. As you (may) know I started my own seedlings a few weeks ago. I had to buy a variety of trays and biodegradable cups…

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USDA Invites You to Vote for Your Favorite Recipes for Healthy Kids

April 29, 2011
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USDA Invites You to Vote for Your Favorite Recipes for Healthy Kids

In an effort that would make Jamie Oliver proud, last September, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition. The goal of this program is to encourage the development of creative, nutritious, and kid-approved … Continue reading → Read the full post

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