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Excellent forecast for renewable energies, now its up to each of us and governments

May 11, 2011
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Excellent forecast for renewable energies, now its up to each of us and governments

Every once in a while I read a story that not only fills me with renewed hope about our environmental future but convinces me that science and commitment could see us move away from fossil fuel more rapidly than many projections to date. According to a new study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

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Our Tiny House in Google SketchUp

May 11, 2011
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Our Tiny House in Google SketchUp

  Since the delivery of our Tiny House trailer was unexpectedly delayed by about 6 months and we ran out of time to build last summer and fall, we spent our winter collecting supplies via Craigslist and local suppliers and planning and designing our tiny house.  Time = Permission to Obsess In hindsight, the delay allowed us to reflect upon…

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Two UK police stations to receive a green retrofit

May 10, 2011
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Two UK police stations to receive a green retrofit

Ever since I was just a young child I remember that the police always had a number of nicknames associated with them, in many cases you’d be more likely to to hear the nickname rather than the word police itself. Growing up in England I can recall others referring to them as The Fuzz, The…

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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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