Clif Bar Save Our Snow Tour

Posted on February 13, 2007 Under Life

"Start Global Cooling" is the tag line and mantra of Clif Bar's 2007 Save Our Snow (S.O.S.) Tour. The ultimate goal of professional skier and environmental advocate Alison Gannet and her tour mates is to use their position as representatives…

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Posted on January 24, 2007 Under Life

Melding ideas present in Wikipedia, The Anarchist's Cookbook, and principles of environmental responsibility, Howtopedia was set up by a Swiss nonprofit organization as a wiki-style do-it-youself "collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies, (i.e. technologies that require no complex…

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Nutrition: The New Industrial Revolution?

Posted on January 23, 2007 Under Life

I encourage you to view this short film, produced by Christopher Bronsart and Daniel Migg, that re-conceptualizes environmental problems by analyzing the problem from a standpoint humans can grasp: by using the concept of nutrition. The film argues for a…

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Posted on December 18, 2006 Under Life

For over a year now, has had a simple aim concerning a complex problem: to gain more television exposure for the many humanitarian crises transpiring throughout the world. Working with the assumption that ratings-driven media outlets -- which are…

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Los Cojones Del Perro

Posted on December 4, 2006 Under Fashion

We're having a great day at the offices-- we received a package from South Africa, covered in 10 Rand postage stamps, with airmail stamps front and back. The contents of the mysterious package were some samples from Mickey and…

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World AIDS Day

Posted on December 1, 2006 Under Life

A few days ago, I posted the Light to Unite initiative, urging you to go light a virtual candle to support those affected by the rampant, world-wide AIDS pandemic. I received a wealth of comments from you (our readers), most…

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Light to Unite: Help Spread the Light

Posted on November 29, 2006 Under Life

Go to Light to Unite and light a (virtual) candle. Why? Because for every candle that's lit, Bristol Myers Squibb (the huge pharmaceutical company) will donate $1 to the AIDS crisis to show its support (World AIDS Day is December…

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Patagonia Quilt Again Jacket

Posted on October 10, 2006 Under Fashion

I have been wearing Patagonia gear for the past 25 years (it has been known to show up in my baby pictures). Growing up in a sub-zero alpine climate, I don't think I really had a choice. You just wore…

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Robert Bery Photography

Posted on June 1, 2006 Under Art

As an artist and political advocate, Robert Bery is both talented and dedicated. He made great strides in 1993 when he led a legal crusade, successfully challenging a NYC statute prohibiting communication of artist in the public forum. Equally impressive…

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Cabino Goes to Beaverton (Almost)

Posted on April 18, 2006 Under Fashion

I told Al Cabino, self proclaimed sneaker activist, that when he got close to 10,000 signatures, I'd help push him over the edge. If you're unfamiliar with Al's petition-- it was started to get Nike to release the futuristic shoes…

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