Friday, June 25, 2010

Green meets Girl meets AFRICA


Ok, so I'm not in Africa, but a hair recyling program on the rise is. Eric Agnero runs a non profit called greencast africa. www.greencastafrica.org and he is on a mission to start a hair recyling program.
The only problem is that I can't view the website to its entirely because it's in French. Here's goes another language I'll have to get from Rosetta Stone because my three-years of French lessons taught me very little:)

Anyways, check it out www.greencastafrica.org

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sign me up


Paso Robles is getting the message out...CONSERVE WATER!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sustainable SHRIMP


I'm extremely allergic to shellfifh, but still found the concept of farming sustainable shrimp very interesting.

According to Marvesta, "Marvesta Gourmet Shrimp are naturally raised in Maryland and are delivered fresh, never frozen, to premium restaurants and consumers. Marvesta Shrimp are a healthy and environmentally safe alternative to shrimp imports.
Coming soon - organic shrimp."

www.marvesta.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

BP Oil Spill update by the Daily Green


Here are 7 ways to help with the Gulf oil spill provided by the Daily Green:
1)Report Injured Wildlife and Oiled Beaches:
To report oiled wildlife: 1-866-557-1401
To report oil spill related damage: 1-800-440-0858
To report oiled shoreline: 1-866-448-5816

2) Volunteer: Check out Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.In general, organizations are urging people not to travel to volunteer.

3)Donate: National Audubon Society, is working to aid birds and habitat affected by the spill. Greater New Orleans Foundation, is assisting locally.

4)Buy Gulf Seafood
5)Write to Elected Leaders
6)Stop Using So much Oil
7)Boycott BP

Remember, these are ONLY suggestions:)
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill

www.thedailygreen.com
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GREEN ART on the rise


The first time I was inspired by Architect and Design was in Barcelona, Spain. Gaudi became a new word in my vocabulary and his organic sense of sculpture made a huge impression on me. Today, Design has a new element and it's GREEN. With LEED carving the way to the future, ART is emerging on a new platform and Green Public Art is on the forefront.

Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is a public art consultant who specializes in Artist Solicitation, Artist Selection, and Public Art Project Management for both private and public agencies.

Green Public Art specializes in:
Public art project management
Artist solicitation
Artist selection
Green art
Knowledge of LEED building requirements

Check it out at www.greenpublicart.com

Monday, June 14, 2010

JunkMail Bracelets: Paper beads made from recycled magazines and junkmail


My Aunt Diane introduced me to this concept:) Jill Centeno is the creator and this is what she has to say:

"I first learned how to make these paper beads from my Mother-in-Law Genoveve Centeno because I loved how they looked. I was fascinated with all the colors and designs that could come from simply rolling strips of magazine paper onto a toothpick. With one small drop of glue at the end of the paper to seal it and two coats of varnish the paper beads took on a very colorful, interesting look and every single bead was different. I string the paper beads mixed with store bought beads onto an elastic string and tie it securely. That’s it! It’s a great way to have fun and recycle." Jill Centeno- jillzc@sbcglobal.net

Friday, June 11, 2010

Check out my goodies!


Have you ever wanted to try an Organic product, but were a little skeptical. Well thanks to The Eco Luxe Life you can sample away FOUR TIMES a year, by becoming a member for around $25. My favorite item in this package: Vaska lavender Herbatergent:)

www.vaskahome.com
www.theecoluxelife.com

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

RakSa is ZEN-sational


In case you didn't get the memo, if you live in L.A., your middle name is STRESS. To decompress and put some ZEN in your life check out RakSa. This 4,000-square-foot wellness and lifestyle center in Culver City can help you put everything back together. Your one-stop shop for inner-peace. In one location you can get Reiki, a tarot reading, Thai massage, waxing, facial and grab a bite to eat!

Go to Raksasala.com

Friday, June 4, 2010

What's EAT CLEANER?


Everyday I grab an apple-to-go and try to save it as my afternoon snack. Like they say,"An apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Well the truth of the matter is I always eat it in the car on my way to work. I always end up wiping my apple off on a napkin and hope that I've wiped away all the germs. Well Eat Cleaner created individual BIODEGRADABLE wipes that are designed to clean vegetables and fruits. I'm a fan, for sure!

www.eatcleaner.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm a Heathy Bitch again!

Hair and Tear
Raid the Fruit Basket to Make Your Own Light-Hold Hairspray

Once upon the 80s, Kelly Kapowski was the coolest chick on the planet. Like, so totally cool. She had the hottest boyfriend in school, dance moves that could make Usher cry home to his mama, to-die-for neon scrunchies and the perfect coif. Which leads us to her Aqua Net obsession … definitely not her best work. Good thing clouding our lungs with fumes and toxic chemicals stayed in the decade.

Now that we are big girls and so highly sophisticated, hard and sticky is no longer the best feeling in the world – Organic and alcohol-free is the way to spray.

While there are a few good water-based, alcohol-free hair sprays on the shelves that are healthier for the environment – like Honeybee Gardens Wheat Therapy Hair Spray - the downside is they can still contain nasty additives like parabens and dimethicone. The alternative? Make your own and avoid a hairy situation.

Make-Your-Own Hairspray
If you’re looking for something truly natural with light hold, the Light Lemon and Orange Hairspray will do the trick. It’s easier to make than bread and butter and will last you for about a week. Pump it and tame that mane all day long, girl.

What You Will Need:

A spray bottle
2 lemons
2 oranges

Directions:

Cut the lemons and oranges into slices, and combine in a small pan. Add three cups of water. Boil on low heat for about 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary. Strain water and cool for 15 minutes. Place the liquid in the spray bottle and keep in the refrigerator.

Since there are no preservatives, spray will last for about a week. Keep some lemons and oranges on hand and you got yourself a refill.

If only Zach Morris could see you now.


See the article at Healthybitchdaily.com!