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Monday, June 28, 2010

Join My Facebook Group

Today I created a facebook group to provide updates on my green-living articles. Both MeridaHome and Examiner.com pay me per the amount of traffic that visits my articles, so I'm hoping that this facebook group will help drive more traffic and provide information to interested readers!

Please join at

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Emeralds for Elephants

Just saw this article on the British Vogue website (http://www.vogue.co.uk/jewellery/news/100617-emeralds-for-elephants.aspx) and I am so excited! Famous supermodel Lily Cole poses as the face for "Emeralds for Elephants" a line of jewelry by 8 top designers. The pieces are currently part of an exhibit, but they will soon be auctioned off, and proceeds will go towards the World Land Trust's Indian Elephant Corridor Project. Plus, all of the emeralds in the jewelry were ethically harvested by a company called Gemfields.  
  

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Trashybags Organization

Trashy bags picks litter off the streets of Ghana and turns them into useful totebags. Trashybags.org has already recycled 10 million snack packages, and the demand just keeps growing for their fun and colorful products like the ones pictured below:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

RRR Spotlight: From the Movies

Remember the days before DVD's? Ever wonder what happened to all of those video tapes? A lucky few have been sewn into hot couture jackets by Kai Yeung Yau of the London College of Fasion.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Secret Weapons of a Successful Diet

   I try to be healthy by exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet that is low in calories. I, however, really dislike artificial sweetners, so the key to my diet is to find things that are NATURALLY low in calories and foods that are natural metabolism boosters.

Here are my secret weapons:
Cayenne Pepper
Known to increase metabolism, adding a dash of cayenne adds flavor and a health boost to pretty much anything!



Green Tea
No Calories AND is a natural metabolism booster. I drink either hot or iced green tea everyday! Add mint or lemon for a calorie-free flavor boost. Plus, caffeine is an appetite suppressant.

Mustard
Mustard naturally has NO calories, so I use it wherever I would normally use mayo (sandwiches, egg salad, with sweet potato fries, etc!)


Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has no calories, so splash a little into a glass of water or seltzer to add some flavor instead of drinking regular fruit juices which are high in sugar.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Save the Sea

English designer Katharine Hamnett has designed a new line that is made entirely of eco-friendly materials. Each peice of the line contains the catchphrase: "Save the Sea" that serves to raise environmental awareness even to the most materialistic fashionistas. The line (both his and hers) is available at yoox.com