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Don’t hesitate to go ‘green’

If you don't like the terms going "green," eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, earth-friendly or any other way you spin it, it's simply judt about taking care...

Recyclable items in your trash

I visited coffee roasting company Larry's Beans, in Raleigh, North Carolina two months ago and was surprised at their recycling initiatives. The staff already recycled,...

Gas crunch: my possible transportation alternative is a motor scooter

So many many thing to do and people to see, but so little money for gas for the necessary commutes is the issue. Since January...

Earth Day: Ban plastic bags usage in Los Angeles

Earth Day is this Thursday, April 21 and it has been over 40 years since society has made a conscious effort to change....

Sunny day at 2011 CicLAvia

A little wind and chill on Sunday turned into a  warm and sunny day to bike all around Los Angeles in the first CicLAvia...

First CicLAvia of the year coming up

On Sunday, April 10 the first CicLAvia of the year will go on throughout some LA neighborhoods from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The first...

Ten reasons to go organic

Before listing the ten reasons, let's define what is organic and why buy. First, do not see "organic" as a brand, some people, from observation,...

Fair Trade goldens artisan miners

There has been reports on gold mines ruining acres of lands, habitats and places near by, like Yosemite National Park. Some of the most known...

Is Yosemite National Park in danger?

Maybe. Such a scenic, breathtaking natural place might just be in danger. But of what you might ask? There has been about 285 mining claims  in...

So many organic, Fair Trade certification labels

There has been a few friends, relatives, even strangers, asking me what type of certification label should they look for on products, like chocolates,...

Three CicLAvia events for 2011

Last fall, the city of Los Angeles held its first ever ciclovia that closed streets that stretched over seven miles from East Hollywood to...

Understanding Environmental Sustainability

The use and definition of “Conscious Ecology” is meant to act in a conscious manner about our environment, which involved us the people. Environmental sustainability...
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