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reviewed Photography. January 22, 2012
Photography
Photography is the mastery of a science with an eye for artistic impression. It is not necessary a science nor is it an art. Instead, it is a process, one which involves story telling.      …
reviewed Community Gardens. June 13, 2011
Community Gardens
Last year, I was given an honor assignment of documenting the development and growth of a small community garden at Wicker Park Grace, a small Christian spiritual community in Chicago. I was happy to …
reviewed Earth Day. May 10, 2011
Earth Day
Earth Day and Conservatism   April 22, 1970 was the first designated Earth Day and was also the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist Revolutionary and Creator of the Soviet …
reviewed Earth Day. April 21, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Earth Day
Why is it a mere +2 rating? Well, no, it's not because I don't appreciate the Earth or going green, but rather, the idea that we have to have an Earth Day to remind us that Earth exists! It's …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. March 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Journey into Amazing Caves
The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into …
reviewed The Organic Woombie. March 07, 2011
posted in Mongabay
The Organic Woombie
I am a grandmother who owns 2 websites. My first website was born because I am the grandmother of 2 preemies. The first was a little girl who was born at just 26 weeks and weighted just 1 lb 15 oz. As …
Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America? It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, …
reviewed Food, Inc.. February 04, 2011
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Food, Inc.
   I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous …
reviewed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of.... January 26, 2011
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
While out of town, I had the chance to do some Actual Reading.  It was delightful–staying at my folks’ place, we were all four of us staying in one big room, so there wasn’t much …
reviewed Photography. January 17, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Photography
Well, I don’t usually do this as the focus of this blog is green tech, but I’ve stumbled upon something cool that is definitely pro-environment but not necessarily high tech. Now, I’ve …
reviewed Residential Wind Turbines. January 17, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Residential Wind Turbines
I’ve talked about a couple of residential wind turbines in the past such as the MagLev and the Helix. Both of these are fine units. But, now I’d like to talk about the Air-X …
reviewed Journey into Amazing Caves. December 10, 2010
Journey into Amazing Caves
When it comes to caves, I've an amazing appetite for it, just like my passion for Volcanoes and Glaciers. It is that part of the world where I'd hardly venture to, especially the ones featured …
Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe (Madagascar)
I've always been traveling around the world with a thought (or a theme, you might call it) in mind. Look out for things one'd never find in another country. It is the unique factor that make a …
reviewed Earth from Above. December 06, 2010
Earth from Above
This is one of the major advantages of living in a country like China. I got this set of DVDs (4 DVDs and 1 CD) for a mere RMB 61 (equivalent to US$9) and delivered right to my door by DangDang.com, the …
reviewed The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Winte.... October 27, 2010
The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds
This photos in this book are absolutely breathtaking! I actually got this because I knew my mom would go nuts. She loves butterflies and seeing her face light up at the gorgeous pictures was wonderful. …
reviewed Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal. October 15, 2010
Three Sisters All-Natural Cereal
Honestly, as of a month ago I had never heard of Three Sisters Cereal. That changed when the company recently contacted me and were nice enough to give me three of their cereals to review. I was very …
reviewed Native Remedies. October 15, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Native Remedies
Our baby girls is 21 months old this month, she's growing so fast! I was thinking of letting her self-wean, but we are really eager to give her a sibling. Of course being pregnant and breastfeeding …
reviewed Taraluna - Fair Trade, Organic & Gree.... October 06, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Taraluna - Fair Trade, Organic & Green Gifts
Over the past three years my family and I have become more and more aware of what we purchase and how what we buy impacts people around the world. In the past I knew nothing about child labor, sweat …
reviewed Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap. September 25, 2010
posted in Tea Time
Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap
I toured the Lover's Leap plantation and processing plant in Sri Lanka in early 2010. They sell to many other resellers.      It's a big operation, but still very simple in …
reviewed Coelacanth - Stainless Steel Water Bo.... September 15, 2010
Coelacanth - Stainless Steel Water Bottle 1000ml-
I had this beautiful water bottle before. However, I had purchased it at a museum, which to replace it would have meant quite a long drive to and from. All that time. All that gas. All that pollution. …
reviewed Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap. September 11, 2010
posted in Tea Time
Dilmah Watte Lover's Leap
   This maker advertises his teas as "ethically grown." Dilmah, founded by Merrill J. Fernando, seeks to revive the tea trade in his native Sri Lanka, and to grow blends that favor …
reviewed Emani Minerals. August 30, 2010
Emani Minerals
All of the major beauty brands have had it too easy for far too long. They put whatever they want, including untested chemicals, into makeup that us girls just can't live without. For a while we were …
reviewed Yoreganics. August 20, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Yoreganics
I share a lot in common with Kim, the owner of Yoreganics. Not only are we both mothers, but we are also Interior Designers and green and simple living advocates. I am excited to have tried her wonderful …
reviewed Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking.... August 08, 2010
posted in Eco-Babyz
Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies
Our 18 month old baby E has been very picky at meal time lately. I was running out of steam on ideas about what and how to feed her. We were basically stuck with the same 10 to 15 meal variations and …
reviewed How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plant.... August 03, 2010
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify
"How to Grow Fresh Air" is a nonfiction book about plants' ability to remove common office and household toxins from our indoor air. The book had two parts: 31 pages on how plants purify the air and what …
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