Adventures of the Urban Nomad

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Carol Young designs for the “urban nomad.” Definition: The urbanite greenie professional who looks fabulous while taking to the road, bus, bike, public trans, or all of the above. Carol definitely makes it happen, especially with her Bamboo Denim Trouser.

Sure, they look good, but are they really that functional? Well, just ask your friendly neighborhood eco-fashionista (um, me).

I tried on my first pair of Bamboo Trousers last week during the GLiving shoot and I’ve barely taken them off since. Below, a few things I’ve done the past two weeks while wearing Carol’s denim trousers:

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Because Sweatshops Suck!

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So maybe we are not all attracted to vintage goodies – finding something that fits is a pain in the booty. Then why not take the time to make things ourselves? Keyword: TIME. Thankfully, Stephanie Syjuco of San Francisco has it all figured out for you with her clothing line Anti Factory. I recently interviewed her for a feature piece for Pearl Necklace Zine‘s most recent issue, released this past week. Happy to call herself an environmentalist, she is also a registered member of SF’s Green Party and a college art professor.

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Juli Novotny of Kookie Karma Joins G Living

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Juli Novotny has joined G Living as a regular contributor to Green Chefs and our G Living Editorials. Juli will also be joining us on G Living Live in upcoming shows and demonstrating how she makes her famous raw cookies!

Juli Novotny is the Founder and President of Kookie Karma, my favorite raw food cookie. These healthy cookies are gaining popularity with health-conscious crowds. They are well stocked and in high demand at Whole Foods and many other organic food grocers. Some of the flavors include Cherry Cashew, Banana Bread, Lemon Fig, Carob Truffle and Granola Bar.

Juli started the company herself several years ago making the cookies with just a few flavors. She created the cookies from spending hours in her kitchen experimenting with raw ingredients. Now she has a team of 6 making them out of their own commercial kitchen with over 8 flavors and a new line of raw cereals and crackers. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

eBay’s Vintage Treasure Trove

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The most common complaint you will hear about eco-conscious clothing is the cost. As sustainable fabrics become more popular, the cost will go down; until then, for those of us who want to lead planet-friendly lives, we have options. One of your best choices is to buy vintage items. This alternative requires no new resources to be manufactured or processed, saving tons of chemicals and pollution. Not interested in picking through the racks at your local donation center? Then you need eBay!

If you have not yet joined this infamous website, then you are missing out on a lot of great deals. Personally, I do a lot of my own wardrobe shopping here, from dresses and sweaters to boots and skirts. Over the years, I have found my own favorite sellers who consistently have well-kept items that are fashionable. Though I may end up in a bidding war, for the sake of saving money and helping the environment, here are the folks I’ve found are worth adding to your list – they are dependable, have easy payment options, fast shipping, helpful with questions, and restock often:

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Tomberlies RAW Vegan Ice Cream

ice Tomberlies RAW Vegan Ice CreamBelieve it or not, this is a real image taken of Tomberlies RAW ice cream. Decadent and beautiful, Tom and Kimberlie (the minds behind Tomberlies, hence the name) are geniuses. Some of the most amazing desserts you’ve ever tasted and I know this first hand. Take a look at the cake I received for my birthday—my very own Tomberlies masterpiece (that we devoured in 2 days).

Tomerblies makes custom ice cream cakes and ice cream pints. With over 25 flavors, cake combinations are endless.

All cakes and ice cream are made with a blend of organic, 100% RAW ingredients: young thai coconut, raw cashews, raw agave syrup, whole vanilla bean, raw cocoa powder, raw cocoa butter and fresh seasonal fruit. Can you believe how simple and healthy these desserts are?
UNBELIEVABLE. Keep the ice cream on hand in the freezer or order a cake for your next party. Prices are competitive with gourmet vegan cakes and ice cream–$60 for this cake and only $5 for a pint of ice cream.

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Spinach Outbreak Source is The Livestock Industry

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“E. Coli Pervades Harvest Area

Salinas Valley waterways are known to carry the bacteria that poisoned at least 145 people and killed one who ate tainted spinach.
The bacterium that has sickened people across the nation and forced growers to destroy spinach crops is so pervasive in the Salinas Valley that virtually every waterway there violates national standards.

“There are many sources of water coming into the watershed, and I guarantee you that they all have generic E. coli,” and many carry the deadly E. coli strain linked to food poisonings, said Christopher Rose, an environmental scientist at the state’s Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which tests the region’s waterways.”

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California Sues 6 Automakers Over Global Warming

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California’s attorney general says the products of the six biggest auto companies are responsible for nearly a third of the state’s emissions.

By NICK BUNKLEY
Published: September 21, 2006

California, which has battled the automotive industry over new global warming regulations for years, sued the world’s six-largest automakers yesterday, demanding that they pay for environmental damage caused by the emissions of their vehicles.

“Global warming is causing significant harm to California’s environment, economy, agriculture and public health,� said the state’s attorney general, Bill Lockyer.

“Vehicle emissions are the single most rapidly growing source of the carbon emissions contributing to global warming, yet the federal government and automakers have refused to act.�

The suit, filed in United States District Court in Northern California, is the first such attempt to hold automakers accountable for the greenhouse gases that vehicles produce. It accuses General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chrysler and Nissan of creating a public nuisance by building millions of vehicles that collectively discharge 289 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually.

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Mike Adams Interview | Ruth’s Hemp Foods

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I love hemp! Here is a short interview with another hero in the hemp industry who fought to keep it legal to at least ‘consume’ hemp foods in the United States. Ruth along with Dr. Bronner and the founder of Nutiva, John Roulac, sued the DEA for trying to ban the sell of hemp in the US and won. You can find Ruth Hemp Foods at your local organic grocer or online at http://ruthshempfoods.com

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Spinach Outbreak Source is The Livestock Industry

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(via: LATimes.com)
“E. Coli Pervades Harvest Area

Salinas Valley waterways are known to carry the bacteria that poisoned at least 145 people and killed one who ate tainted spinach.
By Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
September 21, 2006

The bacterium that has sickened people across the nation and forced growers to destroy spinach crops is so pervasive in the Salinas Valley that virtually every waterway there violates national standards.

“There are many sources of water coming into the watershed, and I guarantee you that they all have generic E. coli,” and many carry the deadly E. coli strain linked to food poisonings, said Christopher Rose, an environmental scientist at the state’s Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which tests the region’s waterways.”

“E. coli is a national problem, but it is especially severe in livestock areas. A single cow can shed as much as 100 billion fecal bacteria per day. The food-poisoning outbreak could pit vegetable growers against livestock owners, both economic powerhouses in the state.

Monterey County’s spinach fields are downstream of the Gabilan Mountains, where beef cattle, dairy cows and horses graze. En route to the Salinas River, many tributaries flow through the livestock areas, picking up bacteria. The water then flows through the low-lying valley where vegetables are grown.

Cattle and other livestock graze near the banks of the creeks, and their manure can easily contaminate the water with millions of E. coli organisms. “In some areas, grazing has resulted in manure lining the banks of channels of tributaries to the Salinas River,” a June report by the Central Coast water board stated.

How much of the region’s water contamination comes from cattle is unknown. “What is certain is that livestock are a source of E. coli, including E. coli O157:H7,” in several creeks that flow into the Salinas River, the board’s report concluded. It also found that “the most frequent occurrence of E. coli O157:H7 occurs at sites flanking areas used for grazing purposes.””

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Mike Adams Interview | David Wolfe

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The latest add-on to lure buyers of high-end condos? Trees.

It’s not quite Central Park, with its 26,000 trees and 136 acres of woodland, but a 0.8-acre mini “floating forest” of 101 pines will add a dash of green to New York City.

The urban wood isn’t a new public space, but a real estate marketing tactic. It’s being used to sell a new downtown condo at 101 Warren Street in trendy Tribeca–and even in a slowing market, it see.

By the time the building opens at the end of 2007, the 30-foot-tall trees will be set on mounds of soil next to a meandering path five floors above street level, on the roof of a Whole Foods (nasdaq: WFMI – news – people ) store. A 30-story limestone and glass condo tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will rise behind the trees.

The bottom line: The forest added $3 million to the cost of a $600 million project. That’s the price of the cheapest three-bedroom condo in the building (prices range from $1.2 million to $16 million). The payoff: Out of the 228 units up for sale at 101 Warren, 112 sold in the first eight weeks.

101 Warren is one of several condo projects across the country that mark the–ahem–greening of rooftops in residential developments. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Fossil Called Missing Link From Sea to Land Animals | 375-million-year-old Fish

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Fossil Called Missing Link From Sea to Land Animal

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: April 6, 2006

Scientists have discovered fossils of a 375-million-year-old fish, a large scaly creature not seen before, that they say is a long-sought missing link in the evolution of some fishes from water to a life walking on four limbs on land.

In two reports today in the journal Nature, a team of scientists led by Neil H. Shubin of the University of Chicago say they have uncovered several well-preserved skeletons of the fossil fish in sediments of former streambeds in the Canadian Arctic, 600 miles from the North Pole.

The skeletons have the fins, scales and other attributes of a giant fish, four to nine feet long. But on closer examination, the scientists found telling anatomical traits of a transitional creature, a fish that is still a fish but has changes that anticipate the emergence of land animals � and is thus a predecessor of amphibians, reptiles and dinosaurs, mammals and eventually humans.

In the fishes’ forward fins, the scientists found evidence of limbs in the making. There are the beginnings of digits, proto-wrists, elbows and shoulders. The fish also had a flat skull resembling a crocodile’s, a neck, ribs and other parts that were similar to four-legged land animals known as tetrapods.

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