BTCElements 1st Annual Winter Sale

btcelements sale summer BTCElements 1st Annual Winter Sale

The start of a new year brings many good things: new goals, renewed excitement in our lives, and an air of change. Of course, we can’t forget all the great sales either! BTCElements.com, run by our very own stylishly swank Summer Bowen, has launched its First Annual Winter Sale, offering 20-60% off some of the most stylish green fashions around. Brands like Stewart+Brown, Loyale, Anna Cohen, and others can be found in the Sale section of the site, giving you a chance to add some new (and G) pieces to your wardrobe (there is that air of change I was talking about).

As they say in Hollywood, this is not to be missed!

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Reclaim, Recycle, Rejoice [and Save] with Remnant Clothing

remmant bags Reclaim, Recycle, Rejoice [and Save] with Remnant Clothing

What a great start to the new year! This morning, I was greeted with a great deal from Remnant Clothing: 25-30% off their whole catalog until January 31st (25% off handbags, scarves, leg warmers, headbands, dog sweaters and baby items; 30% off cuffs, pins, hair accessories, and the home collection)! All of their items are one of a kind or a limited edition and made with recycled and reclaimed fabrics. Every item is hand crafted and kind to the environment.

Ring in the New G Year with this great deal and some stylish new accessories for your wardrobe, thanks to this swank sale!

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CBS is promoting the idea of going Carbon-Neutral on the Morning Show

(via CBS) Last year the new oxford American dictionary declared “carbon neutral” the word of the year, but many people still don’t know exactly what it means. There are now a growing number of companies with names like Terrapass, Native Energy and CarbonFund.org which offer to help people offset the negative effects of modern life.

“We make it easy and affordable to help individuals and businesses to reduce the impact they have on global warming,” CarbonFund.org Executive Director Eric Carlson said. That is quite a substantial carbon footprint, which he defined as each person’s “cumulative impact on global warming from the energy that you use from the electricity for your home, the gas in your car, flying in a plane.”
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New Recipes | Vanessa Sherwood

t recipeimage 1 New Recipes | Vanessa Sherwood

Vanessa Sherwood has all new recipes up including Lemon-Strawberry Trifle, Ginger Limeade, Jungle Fruit Soup, Vietnamese Roasted Bananas and more. Some of them have videos of Vanessa showing how to prepare the recipes that were featured on G Living Live. The rest of them have videos that are coming soon. Vanessa has even more recipes coming that will be up this week, so check back. Visit Vanessa Sherwood’s page.

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Pre-Fab Modern & Mobile – We Meet Designer Jennifer Siegal

This week at G Living we have grabbed an electric mini car from our neighbors at Epoxybox and hit the streets of Venice. Our mission is to find out who else is living and working to create the G Lifestyle here in our own neighborhood, Venice/Ca. Our second stop on this adventure is The Office of Mobile Design, and their Showhouse just a few blocks from our studio. Boise takes a tour and meets the the mind behind the design, Designer Jennifer Siegal.

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Los Angeles Architecture 2106

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What will the future of Architecture look like? Will they be built to be sustainable? a clip from the network’s recent design charette, “Engineering An Empire

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One-Day Post Christmas Sale at Alternative Outfitters

alternativeoutfitter One Day Post Christmas Sale at Alternative Outfitters

Did you get some cold hard cash as a gift for the holiday season? Still have some funds left from your gift budget? Head over to AlternativeOutfitters.com for their One Day Post Xmas Sale. You can take 15% off any item in any category by entering the code “XMAS15″ during checkout. Don’t dillydally on this great deal; the offer ends tonight at 11:59pm PST.Alternative Outfitters is one of the best online resources for fashionable leather alternatives and cruelty-free products for a compassionate lifestyle. They have put together an amazing collection of stylish non-leather shoes, handbags, and accessories for you to shop from. Also added recently were cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care items “because fashion and beauty go hand in hand.”

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Modern, Chic, Eco: Vita Gabrielli

vitafashion Modern, Chic, Eco: Vita Gabrielli
Dressing up for work is common for many of us in today’s society. When putting forth our best impression, us G ladies want to be both fashionable and eco-friendly. Now there is a brand that can help you do both: Vita Gabrielli. The items are not only made of sustainable fibers, they are also organically farmed and fair-trade. Organic cotton, bamboo, soy, tencel, and lycra come together seamlessly to make a wardrobe that would get you noticed in any interview or boardroom.

Though the pieces are made for the office, many of them (especially the tops and skirts) can be paired for a stylish night on the town. The website is still a little bare, but make sure to sign up for Vita’s e-mail list so you can get the scoop on new styles, stores, and more.

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3Cycle: Reducing Poverty and Landfills

3cycleimage 3Cycle: Reducing Poverty and Landfills

This morning, I was happy to find an email from yet another company looking to help change the world through fashionable items. Though there are a number of brands out there that reuse materials to make accessories (juice boxes, tires, plastic bags … etc), I’ve never seen the variety that 3Cycle offers.

The accumulation of waste in developing nations is a global environmental concern. It also goes without saying that poverty there is a critically important issue. 3Cycle takes household and industrial waste material and employs disadvantaged people to reuse this material to create unique products for export world wide – products such as bags, wallets, jewelery, clothes, artworks and much more. Based in Bolivia, South America (the continent’s poorest country) 3Cycle is a 100% non-profit foundation that tackles both landfill and poverty at once – reducing the amount of landfill while empowering disadvantaged people with opportunities and a sustainable solution to poverty. 3Cycle places strong emphasis on reuse as opposed to recycling. While never compromising quality design, 3Cycle endeavors to create each product with the least negative environmental impact possible.

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New DUBAI Tower Clocks the Sun

dubaitower New DUBAI Tower Clocks the Sun

(via: inhabitat)

Wow, I couldn’t resist sharing this great post from inhabitat with everybody here at gliving.

“What is it,” you might be wondering?

It’s a new a 200-unit solar powered apartment tower – that will rotate!

“The latest spire to be added to the desert landscape of Dubai will be the Time Residences building in the City of Arabia…The complex will turn a full 360 degrees over the course of a week, utilizing stored solar energy to power the turning mechanisms.

“Sitting on a high-tech bearing system, the 80,000 ton building will rotate using solar power that will be stored and distributed from a power plant in the base of the building. In addition to the 5mm/second rotation, it will also feature a timepiece down its length, allowing onlookers to gauge the hour by studying the constantly-changing façade features.
“The $109 million dollar project is expected to start in June 2007.”

Perhaps a bit conspicuous but but at least it’s done in an environmentally responsible way?
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Green Fashion Featured on EcoTalk Radio

ecotalkradio image Green Fashion Featured on EcoTalk Radio

With all of the eco-based blogs and magazines, rarely do you get to actually hear people talk about serious issues. For the past two years, Betsy Rosenberg and her EcoTalk program have been seeking to change that. Having interviewed everyone from Al Gore, Home Depot and Wal-Mart to smaller fund-raising organizations and everyday individuals trying to change the world, this is one of the best collections of honest, in-your-face advice from those who are knee deep in “environmentalism 2.0″.

I had the honor of being interviewed by Betsy just a couple of days ago. The experience was most enjoyable; she seemed genuinely interested in how green fashion choices can help progress the overall eco-movement. We spoke initially about Twice Shy, an organic cotton company from Vancouver that I represent, but the conversation expanded, covering all types of eco-fashion. Two days before my segment, the Student Environmental Communication Network had a segment about shopping at thrift stores.

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ShopEnvi.com is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

evistore ShopEnvi.com is Opening a Brick and Mortar Store

Shopping online is exponentially better than browsing a mall for hours, but I do miss trying things on before I buy them – the fundamental downfall of websites. Thanks to the success of its online business, eco-store ShopEnvi.com is opening a neighborhood store in Boston (more specifically, at 164 Newbury Street). Carrying brands like Stewart + Brown, Armour Sans Anguish, Ecoganik, and Nature vs Future on their website, I’m sure that Envi’s “traditional” store will be a hit as well.

To make holiday shopping easier, they are offering 20% off all full-priced goods in their online store; just enter the code “celebrate” at the checkout. This offer lasts until January 31st, so it’s perfect for those last-minute holiday gifts and something nice for yourself. :)

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