Woman attempts to cross Irish Sea in giant hamster ball

March 18, 2016 by  
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A British TV presenter attempted to cross the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and Scotland in a zorb — a plastic orb that is essentially a human-sized hamster ball. While it may sound a little bit crazy, the challenge was for a good cause: Lindsey Russell was supporting Sport Relief , a UK fundraising organization that challenges participants to walk, run, swim or cycle to raise money for good causes. Read the rest of Woman attempts to cross Irish Sea in giant hamster ball

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4 Ways to ‘Nicecycle’ (or Give New Life to Old Stuff for a Good Cause)

November 28, 2013 by  
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Add this to your vocabulary: “nicecycling.” It’s the practice of taking something old and giving it new life for a good cause.

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Create Your Own Eco-Friendly “Peace Silk” Dress with Supezas

April 13, 2013 by  
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Looking for an eco-friendly dress that supports a good cause, and won’t break the bank? We recently discovered  Supezas , an inspiring eco-fashion company that works with rural tribal women to make  customized silk dresses  out of “ peace-silk .” For the uninitiated, peace-silk (also sometimes called “ Ahimsa silk ” or “Tasar silk”) is a cruelty-free silk fabric that’s made without killing silkworms. Supezas’ dresses also bring fair wages and sustainable development to impoverished communities and are helping to revive the dying art of hand-weaving. Supezas has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce their latest collection of personalized silk dresses; read more about them and support their cause! READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ahimsa silk , cruelty-free dresses , cruelty-free fashion , cruelty-free silk , eco-fashion , eco-friendly dresses , ecouterre , green dresses , green fashion , peace silk , supezas , supezas dresses , tasar silk        

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Bicycle Helmets Decorated by Artists Auctioned for a Park

September 28, 2011 by  
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Photo: madisonbell These have to be the artiest bicycle helmets in town. Decorated by hot British artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn (above) and Peter Blake, it’s all for a good cause. The helmets are one of a kind and created for an auction to raise money for a new Olympic park. Why this money has to be raised by the public, rather than being paid for from the huge amount of resources going into the Olympics, is another question… … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Negative Tipping Point for FSC Certification

March 7, 2011 by  
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Over the past few years, awareness has grown about FSC-certified papers and printing.  FSC stands for  Forest Stewardship Council , a group that works to ensure that the materials used are sourced responsibly.  Each step in the chain (i.e. from forest to printer) must be traceable.  The intent of the FSC system is to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples and violence against people and wildlife that can accompany logging.

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Should Breast Cancer Awareness Turn to Prevention?

October 16, 2010 by  
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A page from ‘ State of the Evidence ‘ shows the difficulty of linking risks to causes for breast cancer. Courtesy Breast Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , and you’re likely to see pink ribbons along with fall colors, as groups raise money for breast cancer research and emphasize the importance of early detection.

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Could Mushrooms Take the Place of Styrofoam?

October 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Sara Novak As Styrofoam begins to cover our planet in the same way that it has long covered our consumer products, innovative thinkers like Eben Bayer are looking for responsible materials that don’t require fossil fuels and more easily biodegrade. Could mushrooms be the answer?

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