Further Soap (recycled restaurant grease)

25 06 2009

31tHf1TOsmLDrivers of veggie-oil fueled cars can now clean up with a soap that supports their greasolining ways: Further Soap. This freshly scented grease cutter is made using recycled restaurant grease by a biofuel-loving couple in L.A.!

Behind Further Soap are Marshall and Megan Dostal, who make their own biofuel for their 1984 Mercedes 300D by collecting grease from Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant, Mozza. The fuel-making process also creates glycerin as a byproduct — which is then purified and used to make Further Soap!
Further Soap smells amazing, with a scent derived from essential oils of bergamot, olive and exotic grasses. However, because the ingredient list only mentions “natural fragrances” without revealing all the ingredients that go into the scent, I’m guessing some environmentalists — including myself — will opt instead for soaps that practice full disclosure.
via:mnn.com




World Naked Bike Ride: Baring it All For the Bike

23 06 2009

World-Naked-Bike-Ride-LondonLike Critical Mass, the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) which now takes place in 70 cities and 20 countries and is happening this year on the weekend of June 13, has its detractors. For one, any movement that declares itself to be a protest against oil dependency can rub people who simply love cars the wrong way. For another, and this is the question you are might be asking yourself, is it really legal to be bike riding naked? Well, the answer is, no…but. The laws regarding “indecent exposure” are vague and hard to enforce, especially when the WNBR bikers come out in mass. Most riders occur without legal intervention, but arrests are not unknown. Click for a sneak preview of colorful photos from past rides.

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Top 10 Organic Fast Food Spots to Eat

15 06 2009
Organic To Go

Organic To Go is an organic fast-casual chain founded five years ago, with restaurants on the West Coast, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. It serves tasty sandwiches, pizza, salads, wraps, soups, breakfast burritos and quesadillas, all made with organic ingredients. It also uses green packaging and uses a fleet of priuses to deliver food.

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For the other 9 click Here

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Gisele Bundchen “SPECIAL ECOLOGIE”

10 06 2009

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Zero MX Electric Motorcycles

10 06 2009

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Not long after the unveiling of the Zero S, they’ve gone ahead and revealed an electric bike ready for the dirt track, the Zero MX. Zero put their lithium ion battery technology inside a rugged and lightweight MX bike that features a hardened steel 420 chain and 420 sprockets in the Drivetrain, big brakes, and tweaked handling that should keep up with its gas-powered equivalents.

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Jenn Savedge Kid-friendly ocean websites

9 06 2009
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Yesterday was World Oceans Day … the perfect day to chat with your kids about all of the amazing things the oceans have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to live near an ocean, take your kids out for a swim or even just a walk on the beach. If you’re landlocked (like me) you might want to let your kids click around a bit on the Web to see what they can learn about the oceans. Here are a few great kid-friendly resources for learning about our amazing oceans:
• Kids Against Marine Litter: Kids can find out why marine trash is bad from sources all over the world and see what they can do help.
• Planet Ocean: Kids discover what it takes for amazing ocean animals to survive in their environment.
• Enchanted Learning/ Earth’s Oceans: This site offers lots of cool facts and stats about the world’s oceans, as well as anwers to popular kid questions like, “Why is the ocean salty?”  or “What makes the ocean blue?”
• BBC Nature/ Blue Planet Challenge: A fun online game that helps kids understand marine habitats and ocean life. The game begins on a rocky beach, takes you into the sunlit shallows offshore and then journeys into ever deeper and darker water, until you reach the weird world of the abyss. Your challenge is to explore as much of the ocean as possible, without losing any of your five lives.
• Dive and Discover: This interactive website lets kids learn about an actual ocean expedition such as the East Pacific Rise or the Galapagos Rift.  Each expedition gives kids info about the scientists and ships involved and what was discovered on the mission.
via:mnn




Cameron Diaz models eco-couture

3 06 2009

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