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Fascinating new project could help unlock our climate’s past and future

April 26, 2011
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Fascinating new project could help unlock our climate’s past and future

I’m a bit (perhaps more than a bit) of an addict for statistics and I also like weather data more than I should, add to that a love of history and a new website I just learned about satisfies me on all three fronts. More relevantly to the blog the site might also provide fantastic…

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Amazing new use planned for Danish power plant

April 25, 2011
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Amazing new use planned for Danish power plant

I have to hand it to the Danes when it comes to environmental activisim and progressive ideas when it comes to energy use especially. Already leading the way globally in terms of commitment to renewable energy with a commitment to reach 100% dependence on renewable energy by the year 2050, a feat if accomplished will…

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Cycling Shorts: Q & A with Travelling Two

April 25, 2011
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Cycling Shorts: Q & A with Travelling Two

Over the years, as we’ve prepared for our tour, we’ve followed a number of cyclists who were already out there experiencing the world from the seat of a bicycle.  Anxiously following their adventures online, their blogs provided inspirational fodder for our dreams.  Although we hadn’t met a single one of these cyclists personally, we felt intricately connected…

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Meatless Monday: Chickpea Meatless Loaf

April 25, 2011
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Meatless Monday: Chickpea Meatless Loaf

One of my favorite vegetarian meals is chickpea loaf. It’s simple to make, and hearty, yet light. Chickpeas are full of fiber and I love their rich, creamy taste and texture. 1 cup dried organic chick peas 3 cups filtered … Continue reading → Read the full post

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Eco-friendly Craft for Kids – Papier Mâché Easter Bunnies and Chicks

April 21, 2011
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Eco-friendly Craft for Kids – Papier Mâché Easter Bunnies and Chicks

Image reflects Step 3 of craft directions – courtesy of www.firstpalette.com Welcome (back) to the blog and for another Friday eco-friendly craft corner. Easter is upon us and, if this is a holiday you celebrate, what better way to celebrate then to make cute papier-mâché bunnies and chicks with the kids. Plus you may be…

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Eco-friendly Craft for Kids – Papier Mâché Easter Bunnies and Chicks

April 21, 2011
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Eco-friendly Craft for Kids – Papier Mâché Easter Bunnies and Chicks

Image reflects Step 3 of craft directions – courtesy of www.firstpalette.com Welcome (back) to the blog and for another Friday eco-friendly craft corner. Easter is upon us and, if this is a holiday you celebrate, what better way to celebrate then to make cute papier-mâché bunnies and chicks with the kids. Plus you may be…

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Make Like a Tree and…Emit Zero Emissions

April 21, 2011
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Make Like a Tree and…Emit Zero Emissions

I recently had the pleasure of test driving the soon-to-be-released Nissan LEAF™, a fully electric car. It has great pickup, and a super smooth ride. And it is surprisingly spacious inside. My husband, who is 6′ tall, had plenty of … Continue reading → Read the full post

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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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