So about those cotton tote bags. Own one? Many of you do -- cuz I gave 'em to ya! Tell me this: Is your cotton tote bag 1) organic and 2) made in the US?
Because according newest companies selling tote bags made in the US, getting organic cotton isn't cheap. Want both US-made AND organic? Then get ready to pay $40+, they say. Want a bag for under $20? Then you gotta pick between US-made OR organic, not both, according to them.
You remember the BlogHer | Compass Partners 2008 Social Media Benchmark Study: Blogging mainstream, "Reliable" for fun, advice and information study so full of interesting information about how women use social media?
Hello World Fair Trade Day! Yes, today, May 10, is World Fair Trade Day. And I hope you're reading this before noon (or 3 pm on the east coast) because that's when the World's Largest Fair Trade Coffee Break happens.
Cross posted from Down To Earth, my digest links of interest for the week.
We're starting a new feature this week: a digest of links I and my
partners-in-blogging-crime have come across recently. Many of which
we'd love to have featured full-length analyses, but the rest of life
intervened. Some are great resources and some are merely intersting.
A dear friend of mine is from England, now living in the U.S. She sat in my living room recently, telling me that one of the hardest things to get used to in America has been the way that people spend so much time in their cars.
In England, she told me, life was centered around smaller villages. Mothers walked their children to school, because they lived close enough. They walked to the market, and to church. And it would be nearly unheard of to drive for 15 minutes to go shopping.
When we think of fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, the image we get is the picture of health. Barfblog
reminds us that whether it is a 10 x 10 backyard garden or a 1,000 acre commercial enterprise, food safety is still important. Thanks to them for pointing us to the UC Davis Home Garden Food Safety publication list.
We've all read about the Okinawa and Mediterranean diets, usually promoted as weight-loss remedies. But in addition to their slim figures, Okinawans have a very low rate of breast and prostate cancer, while Cretans enjoy a low rate of heart disease. What in the diets prevents these diseases? Could we adopt these diets as our own to live healthier lives?