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Hybrids - driving with new energy

Jess Parsons | July 27, 2014 | Green

Read More: consumerism, economy, energy, environment, green, money, secondhand, transport

So after 14 years, two children and a frugal lifestyle, it was finally time to upgrade the car, which was showing signs of needing expensive repairs and still not being OK anymore. We have considered the one-car family option,......

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The REAL reason not to eat animals is...

Jess Parsons | November 14, 2012 | Lifestyle

Read More: agribusiness, Animal suffering, cost of plant based eating, environment, ethics, healthcare, healthy eating big picture, vegan

First, there was How the Health Argument Fails Veganism. Then, How the Ethical Argument Fails Veganism. In honour of World Vegan Day (and Month), we are going to sort it out once and for all. The real reason not......

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Six Clean Energy Sources Need More Power - Mad Like Tesla Book Review

Jess Parsons | March 19, 2012 | Green

Read More: consumption, energy, environment, nuclear, solar, space, technology, wasteful

2012 is the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.  Mad Like Tesla, by Tyler Hamilton, salutes people dedicated to finding cleaner alternative energy sources.Nikola Tesla was an extremely quirky inventor full of mad ideas about the world -......

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Eco-friendly packaging - an investment in our future

Jess Parsons | March 12, 2012 | Green

Read More: environment, fast food, green, packaging, reusing, waste

The winner! Last year I was lucky enough to win a beautiful set of eco-friendly bamboo party ware from Friendlypak in New Zealand.  This substantial set arrived packed in their own compostable product - popstarch.  By the faint fragrance,......

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Christmas wrapup - frugal and ecofriendly

Jess Parsons | December 17, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, frugal, holiday, kids, money, waste

My three (almost four) year old daughter loves to paint.  She brings her paintings home for me and tells me all about them. You get the picture.  She can draw people and things, but she's still a creative abstract......

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Why I'm So Mad ...

Sarah Taylor | December 15, 2011 | Green

Read More: Environment, plastic, Sarah Taylor, vegan

I’m really, really mad. Most people can tell you how many days Kim Kardashian was married, yet hardly anyone I ask has heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Google it.  It will freak you out. In the middle of......

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Free Eco-friendly Seed Planters - from the trash!

Jess Parsons | October 27, 2011 | Green

Read More: environment, free lunch, frugal, garbage, garden, green, kale, parsley, recycling, reusing, sprouts

My winter parsley and kale are rapidly going to seed as the sunshine hits the garden.  I cleared the kale and made a whole crock pot of soup.  If I want juicy tomatoes, tender squash, lettuces, a cucumber or......

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Scooting Past Forty - Leave Your Car at Home

Jess Parsons | May 6, 2011 | Green

Read More: adult, bicycle, bus, commuter, convenience, environment, example, exercise, fun, Jude Law, kick scooter, kids, micro scooter, public transport, Robbie Williams, scooter, train, transport

That's forty years, not kilometres or miles.  I know a bicycle can easily do forty, but I've fallen in love with my grown up sized kick scooter. It's cool, fast, and super green to scoot!  Robbie Williams and Jude Law......

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Celebration! not deprivation...discovering the complete joy of eating

J Morris Hicks | April 11, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: environment, harmony, health, maximize calories from whole plants

When people think of making a big change in their diet for one reason or another, they most often think about what they're going to have to give up. Little do they realize in the beginning that one day they'll......

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The price of oil...and the food that we eat

J Morris Hicks | February 28, 2011 | Green, International

Read More: energy, environment, peak oil

Our best near term solution to conserving fossil fuels is right under our noses -- it's what we put in our mouths every day. Blogging from Houston today, I thought this would be a good day to cover this critical......

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The Power on Your Plate

Gene Baur | June 10, 2010 | Green

Read More: Agribusiness, Climate Change, Current Affairs, Environment, Factory Farming, Gene Baur, Global Warming, News and Updates, Science, United Nations, Veg for Life, Veganism

 by Gene Millions of gallons of oil are spreading across the Gulf of Mexico, killing wildlife and threatening coastal communities. This environmental disaster makes it clear that there are costs associated with our dependency on fossil fuel. These costs are......

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Why Plant-Based?

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | January 7, 2010 | Animals, Food, Health

Read More: animal rights, environment, health, plant-based dietitian, vegan, vegetarian

I read John Robbins' book, Diet for a New America, when I was a young adult.  It branded me for life.  I tried profusely to become a vegetarian immediately after the conclusion of this book and experiencing the truth behind......