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As you may have noticed I took a bit of a hiatus from Bloging. Busy times. But, now I’m back! Really.
The last few months have been spent finishing up my book, The Thrive Diet. It launches in Canada on March 24th. As far as the US and UK, those publishing rights are being shopped around by my Canadian publisher, Penguin. Once I know US and UK launch dates, I’ll pass them on.
The Thieve Diet “place holder” site is now up. www.thrivediet.com. Full version to come in March.
Over the course of my next few entries, I’ll provide specific details for each of my talks and appearances. For now, here’s a rough guide:
2007 is shaping up to be a busy, perhaps even monumental year. Not just for me but for G Living and the “G” movement in general. For us all.
For me, it starts with the event that will launch my Canadian book tour in Montreal. I’ll be speaking at Youth Action: A YOUTH SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE. The Thrive Diet includes a chapter called The Thrive Diet and a Healthy Environment. It details the connection that food, its production, processing and delivery has to the environment. It explains how The Thrive Diet (a plant-based one) is environmentally superior to animal-product-rich ones. Since the food business and industries directly linked to it use more energy, and therefore oil, than any other industry, switching to a plant-based diet is the greatest thing each of us as individuals can do to help slow global warning. This is what my talk will be about. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
If you watch G Living Live, you’ll remember a creative, new moving box rental company called earthfriendlymoving.com which created a way to convert trash from landfills into the first zero waste moving system in America! Among their inventions: the Recopack, a recycled, ecological, plastic moving box that comes in five sizes; a unique delivery pallet (made out of 500 baby diapers); Geami packing paper (from recycled cardboard); and tree food packing peanuts (made from recycled paper sludge and organic compounds).
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Allison Lebross at Under the Canopy sent over some images of its new collectionof women’s wear called ‘108’ that debuts this spring. The name ‘108’ takes its inspiration from a sacred number representing a “road map to the human soul.” The collection has been designed using soft, sensual, sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo, soy, organic linen and organic linen.
American Apparel may be the trailblazing maker of sweatshop-free tees sweeping the U.S., but British indie label Tonic takes green fashion much further. Urban hipsters take note: Tonic Tees are sweatshop-free, certified organic, not to mention hot. Boasting a broad collection of eye popping, irreverent, graphic tees Tonic shows how edgy and expressive “G” fashion can be. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Above, Tierra Del Forte’s new organic tank which features her signature art noveau prints with a delicately printed ‘Del Forte’ logo.
Of course my buddy Tierra does it up right with organic cotton. Not only that – she’s also donating 5 bucks from the sale of every tank to the Sustainable Cotton Project.
Interested in a little background on Tierra? Check her out on GFashion.
The Cheesecake that started it all! When Vanessa Sherwood posted her White Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecake on the forum she got everybody salivating and obsessing over cheesecakes, begging for more! This beautiful pink and red creamy sweetness is light on the nuts and fat and as fresh and healthy as can get with cheesecake, and still be rich and delicious.
Recipe after the Jump:
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The left coast is banning non G stuff left and right. Last week Santa Monica banned styrofoam, and just yesterday California banned the caustic dry cleaning chemical perchloroethylene (perc as they call it in the industry). Perc’s a nasty potential carcinogen that’s now found in 1 in 10 California wells – ick.
While the ban is good news to G fashionistas in Cali (yay!), it isn’t fully in effect until 2023 (shucks.). Here are a few tips to help sort out the dry cleaning conundrum and prolong the life of your G duds:
The card player/Scrabble freak in me loves these necklaces by Etsy designer stinkycretingirl. Cast-off game pieces are transformed into surprisingly boho-elegant accessories.
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C20 Vintage is a gorgeous online boutique I just discovered on Crib Candy. Specializing in 60’s and 70’s inspired British Rock and Roll fashion –these vintage pieces are edgy, feminine, and many untold stories behind them. Specializing in vintage fashion from designers Ossie Clark and Biba who I now know, once dressed the likes of London’s rock royalty (gal pals of the Rolling Stones for example), the hip and famous. Gorgeous eye candy. Warning: these disarming pieces come with a price to match.
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