Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Yesterday, my husband and I volunteered to pour wine at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Culinary Benefit in Portland, Maine. It was a gorgeous day on the waterfront with cool breezes and even a bit of sunshine. We had looked forward all month to helping out with this event and strongly support the groups mission to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. We were thrilled that 100% of the proceeds raised by this particular Taste of the Nation Benefit in Portland went directly to organizations in Maine that feed children: Preble Street Teen Center, East End Kids Katering, Good Shepherd Food Bank, and Cultivating Communities. Check out the video below which explains in a very creative way, a bit about childhood hunger and how we can all "share our strength" and make a difference. After viewing the video check out Share Our Strength’s website for suggestions of ways you, your family and friends can get involved: www.shareourstrength.org
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Ecological Art or “Eco Art” is a contemporary form of environmental art created by artists who are concerned about both the global and local environment as a whole. GreenMuseum.org defines it as:
"...environmental art is ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), designed for a particular place (and can't be moved) or involves collaborations between artists and others, such as scientists, educators or community groups (distributed ownership)."Since these variables can make exhibiting this type of work difficult for traditional museums the concept evolved and greenmuseum.org was created. It is an online museum for the global environmental art movement. Interesting concept - check it out by clicking on the photo.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Precycling is the practice of reducing waste or recycling by avoiding the use of items which generate waste. An example would be using cloth diapers, cloth napkins, cloth towels as alternatives to paper and eliminating the waste in your garbage and ultimately landfills. Here are just a few simple ways you can practice precycling:
- Bring reusable cloth bags to the store with you.
- Buy larger quantities of food and products, dividing into smaller portions in reusable containers which in turn uses less packaging.
- Buy products with the least amount of packaging or none at all.
- If you purchase products in containers make sure they are packed in recycled packaging. Help support green corporations (look for the recycled symbol usually found on the bottom).
- Buy items in cardboard. aluminum, steel, glass, and plastic containers marked 1 and 2 ( They are stamped on the bottom). These containers are recyclable.
- Buy less paper items and try using cloth napkins or towels for spills.
- Donate used toys, clothing, etc. to charitable organizations.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have had to endure several dentist appointments lately and I'm sure we will all agree this isn't fun. I recently found this Youtube video from the Carol Burnett show starring Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. It is absolutely hilarious and I am grateful I don't have Tim as my dentist!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
World Oceans Day is tomorrow June 8th. The concept was started by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeriro in Brazil on June 8, 1992. World Ocean Day is an opportunity to honor the world's ocean. Especially sobering in light of recent events on the American Gulf coast. The Ocean Project is a website dedicated to enlightening everyone on ways they may"Seas the day" and become a "Ocean minded consumer". Here is an intro from their website with the Seven C's (click on any of the hyperlinks below to be taken to their website filled with suggestions for each "C"):
- Commit to making a real difference
- Conserve in my home
- Consume consciously
- Challenge myself daily
- Connect in my community
- Communicate my interest and concerns
- Celebrate our Ocean
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I love these eco-friendly, sustainable sandwich bags. This Dick and Jane pattern is so adorable. I purchased one in a chic black and creme toile for all my "snacks" for work. You can find these bags on Etsy in the shop "Granny Zann's". You can click on the bag above to be taken to the shop.