Monthly Archives: June 2009

water-wise gadget: can you take a 5-minute shower?

I can. When I use my 5-minute shower timer. I got this Shower Coach from my city, at an event related to water conservation. It’s great. I stuck it to the shower wall with the suction cup. I flip the sand … Continue reading

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could you wear the same dress for one year?

Sheena Matheiken is! 1 dress. 365 days. But then she has a strong creative sense of fashion, and an apparently bottomless collection of accessories in her closet to make it work. Not only is this a creative experiment and inspiration, … Continue reading

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Food, Inc. movie opens Friday (watch trailer)

Food, Inc., a new documentary about the US food supply opens today in NY, SF and LA. I wonder if it has anything new to say to those of us who have already read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food … Continue reading

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tetra pak: good or bad?

Every time I finish a box of soymilk, I sigh. Because I have to put it in the landfill-bound trash. But, according to this analysis of the sustainability of tetra pak, All in all, Tetra Pak figures that its packaging … Continue reading

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kids after my creative-reuse heart

Alexandra Lehrer, 5, and her classmates at Beginnings Nursery School in New York are my kind of people! “I like building stuff,” she said. “If you throw everything away, there will be just a big pile of garbage, and you … Continue reading

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