Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hungry for Change – The Food Choices We Make – by Lalla Carothers, Jan 2012

Since November, a group of us has been exploring “Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability,” a program designed by Northwest Earth Institute.  We examine “our roles not only as consumers of food,” the course book explains, “but also as … Continue reading

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Fair Trade: An Issue of Humanitarian and Environmental Justice – January 2012

What thoughts or images come to mind when you hear the words “environmental issues”? A polar bear stranded on a melting icecap? Wind turbines and other forms of sustainable energy? Reusable BPA-free water bottles? What about modern-day slavery – would … Continue reading

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Homemade Green Cleaners – Ingredients and Recipes

Ingredients for Homemade Green Cleaners BAKING SODA (comes in a large box in the baking aisle) ESSENTIAL OILS (mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, or tea tree*) GLYCERIN (in stain-removing recipes because it helps oil mix with water) HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (3% – useful … Continue reading

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