Archive for December, 2010

The Slow Home Movement

The term “slow home” is quickly becoming a part of the how-can-we-live-better dialogue.  If you are considering buying an existing home on the market, check it against The Slow Home Test to make sure it will be an environmentally friendly investment. And if you are designing your dream home, this test is a great resource to refer back to when planning from the ground up.

http://blog.alluminare.com/slow-home-and-going-green/

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Spread Joy, Not Trash: Greener Holiday Wrapping Options

Americans throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Just think of all the trash that is accumulated from the holiday gifts we give: Wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons, greeting cards, gift tags, and cardboard boxes. So how can we change the joy of giving to include Mother Earth? Let’s first start with wrapping paper, because this is where all the trash begins.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/spread-joy-not-trash-gree_b_793093.html

Words of Wisdom…

In another quote from this month’s Natural Awakenings, number 6 says,

“If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That’s where I no mad at you and you no mad at me. That way, they’ll surely be nomadnes on the planet. Peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, and pretty soon all the peaces will fit together and make one big peace everywhere.”

Peace to you!

Creative lighting for interior design

Great ideas from the Times Colonist out of Canada about how to light your rooms…For the full article, please click on the link under the photo…

http://tinyurl.com/23hglc4

Thought for the day…

I read this in Natural Awakenings, December issue, under Guidelines for Enlightenment and thought is was a wonderful way to look at life’s possibilities… Number 9 says;

“If you’re looking for the key to the Universe, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news: There is no key to the Universe. The good news: It was never locked.”

 

Are you an Apollonian or Dionysian???

Check out this very funny and VERY informative video on TED, one of my favorite web sites, by the “reclaimation” guru, Dan Phillips..

Give green this holiday season …

Here are ideas for those who will appreciate gifts that are gentle to the Earth.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2010/11/green-holiday-gift-guide#ixzz16tOMBeXa