Conservation

Water Series: Buying a Home Water Filtering System

by Almira May 20, 2011

Upon waking each morning, the first thing I reach for is a tall glass of clean, delectable water. That luxury has become more apparent as of late. Within the past month, the husband and I purchased some poor-quality “reverse osmosis” water from 2 different water suppliers. The brands: Culligan and Cuzn. We’re not sure if [...]

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Biodegradable Shoes

by Almira March 15, 2011

OAT Shoes. I’m almost certain that these would make a terrible meal…even if doused in brown sugar and milk, but biodegradable shoes are a cool idea.

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Water Series: The Luxury of Clean H2O

by Almira March 14, 2011

After learning the effects of fluoride, I followed up on my curiosities about water with the following delicious documentaries (see trailers below).

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No Money Man

by Almira February 2, 2011

A Year Without Spending Money… For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Mark Boyle, aka No Money Man, feast upon the crazy experiment of a British man who refused to spend any money for an entire year. His daily regime includes dumpster diving, solar showers, and teeth brushing with bone meal and fennel [...]

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Make Your Own Oil

by Almira October 22, 2010

The Blest Machine is an at-home solution to excess trash, specifically plastic waste. Now, instead of throwing your plastic rubbish in a landfill, you can place it in your Blest Machine and have it converted with an electric heater into usable oil for your car, motorbike, or generator/broiler/stove. Cool! Another great feature: it doesn’t produce any CO2 or toxins!

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EcoTourism and EcoVolunteering in EcoDestinations!

by Almira July 15, 2010

Whew! Quite the tongue-twister of a title… Vacation + Conservation = Ecotourism. Ecotourism: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990) My husband and I volunteered at an Ecotourism and Conservation Center in Costa Rica two years ago and loved it. Ever since I’ve been [...]

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