Sustainable Fabrics Spotlighted In John Patrick’s ‘L’Avventura’ Collection At New York Fashion Week

September 15, 2013 by  
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Big names and outlandish designs get all the attention at New York Fashion Week, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only styles worth noting. Inspired by the film  L’Avventura ,  a 1960′s Italian drama set in the Mediterranean, designer John Patrick debuted a collection that achieves understated glamour through the use of natural, organic and recycled textiles. Audiences were thrilled to see the Organic designer’s collection of slouchy but sensual dresses, high-waisted circle skirts in wool, and ultrafine recycled cotton-and-nylon knits. See more exclusive coverage of Patrick’s line by following the link below. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco textiles , eco-fashion , Fashion , john patrick , new york fashion week , Organic , sustainable fabrics        

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‘Diamond Planet’ Astrophysicist: I’d Be Treated Differently If I Were a Climate Scientist

September 13, 2011 by  
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Image: Harvard-Smithsonian Matthew Bailes just made my day. Not just because he is one of the astrophysicists who discovered the ‘diamond planet’ that recently captured the world’s imagination. For that, he is surely awesome — a whole Planet! made of diamond! wow and how strange! — but in describing the public response to his work, the awesomeness expands: “Our host institutions were thrilled with the publicity and most of us enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame. The attention we received was 100% positive, but how different that could… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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WWF Encouraging Destructive Shrimp Farms?

September 13, 2011 by  
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A shrimp pond in South Korea. Image: Wikimedia It’s true that shrimp farming has become so devastating to the environment that almost any standards created for the industry will be an improvement. But that doesn’t mean they will be sustainable or that environmental groups should support them…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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As California Considers Ban on Plastic Bags, Adrian Grenier’s SHFT Works to Sway the Vote (VIDEO)

August 1, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: Zainub via Flickr In June, we were thrilled when we heard that California’s State Assembly passed a bill banning single-use plastic bags . Stores would have to charge 5 cents for every paper bag they dole out, pushing shoppers to bring reusable bags. To become law, however, the bill has to get through the California Senate this Summer

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Fresh and Easy’s Farm to Store in 24 Program

August 1, 2010 by  
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photo: Sara Novak This is an idea that I hope gets some traction and expands to other grocers across the nation. Fresh & Easy’s Neighborhood Market found such success with their Farm to Store in 24 Program , that they will be expanding it. Customers are ensured through the program, the their produce was picked only 24 hours prior to their purchase, Along with the program, the grocer only sells in-state produce so that they can get it to you in a timely manner

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Volcom Drives Jean Donation Program for the Homeless, Donate Yours Today!

August 1, 2010 by  
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Image via Volcom . Last year, Volcom , in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless , donated over 5,000 pairs of jeans to fifty homeless shelters nation-wide in a jean recycling program called, “Give Jeans a Chance.” This year, the athletic apparel brand is back with 200 more participating Volcom stores in North America and hopes of collecting 10,000+ pairs of jeans.

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Battle Over Natural Gas Royalties Heats Up in Israel

August 1, 2010 by  
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“The gas belongs to the public” – one of Civil Action Forum’s publicity cartoons. When massive natural gas reserves were discovered off the coast of Israel in early 2009, it seemed as if the country’s energy problems were solved.

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