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One year on from the BP disaster have lessons been learned?

April 20, 2011
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One year on from the BP disaster have lessons been learned?

This week signifies the first anniversary of the beginning of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. A year ago the explosion that sank the huge rig and ruptured the oil line led to weeks of watching the most harrowing environmental disaster of recent times play out on television. The event led to…

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The Building of Sheila’s Bike: 99% Done

April 20, 2011
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The Building of Sheila’s Bike: 99% Done

We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition.  As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree.  I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.  Stem Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar…

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Coffee price hike cause revealed – climate change

April 18, 2011
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Coffee price hike cause revealed – climate change

I drink a lot of coffee, probably too much, but I afford myself this guilty pleasure fairly safe in the knowledge that there are much worse things I could be doing on a daily basis. If, like me, you drink enough coffee daily you can’t help but have seen coffee prices accelerating recently at a…

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Sprint Unveils New Green ID App Pack

April 18, 2011
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Sprint Unveils New Green ID App Pack

On Friday, Sprint announced its newest smartphone feature, Green ID Pack, which is available on select Android devices for their customers. The platform provides customers with apps and mobile content that gives them easy access to information on sustainable living, … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Meatless Monday with Greek Baked Elephant Beans

April 17, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Greek Baked Elephant Beans

Greek Baked Beans 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…

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Meatless Monday with Greek Baked Elephant Beans

April 17, 2011
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Meatless Monday with Greek Baked Elephant Beans

Greek Baked Beans 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…

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Final Preparations, Launch Date & Custom Standoffs

April 16, 2011
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Final Preparations, Launch Date & Custom Standoffs

  Ah. Yes.  Here we are.  In the midst of the final chaos of preparing for an open-ended multi-year cycling expedition.  It appears it doesn’t matter how many years ahead you start to plan, feedback from other cyclists indicates that this is just part of the process.  They’re also telling us that this is the most stressful…

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Eco-friendly Craft Corner with Earth Day Easter Eggs

April 14, 2011
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Eco-friendly Craft Corner with Earth Day Easter Eggs

Earth Day Egg image courtesy of www.familycorner.com Happy Friday and welcome (back) to the blog and to our eco-friendly craft corner in honour of Earth Day and Easter. With both these occasions upon us, this craft is the perfect way to combine them while keeping the kids engaged and entertained.  This practical craft comes courtesy…

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New study shows that rising CO2 emission levels increase pollens and allergies

April 13, 2011
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New study shows that rising CO2 emission levels increase pollens and allergies

A new study released in Europe shows that most seasonal allergies such as hay fever are likely heightened in recent years due to the ongoing increase in global CO2 levels. The study took place in thirteen different nations and the analysis targeted over 20 different species of plants and trees. The findings showed that many…

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Maryland becomes first state to adopt green construction code

April 12, 2011
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Maryland becomes first state to adopt green construction code

Even though we are currently sitting at the very opposite of a construction boom, eventually you will see a return to more normal levels of residential and commercial construction over the next year or two. When that happens I hope that more cities, provinces, states or jurisdictions are incorporating green construction methods by choice however…

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