TED Talks are loved and hated in seemingly equal measure, but this one struck a chord… after noting that Americans go through 13 billion pounds of paper towel each year, Portlander Joe Smith demonstrates a simple way to achieve the same amount of absorption while using fewer paper towels: shake and fold. Enjoy!
Aside from a picture in USA Today (the 4th one in this slideshow), this story doesn’t seem to have made the news in the US, but Cecilia read it in a French paper and we both thought it was worth sharing here. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Swiss arm of the World Wildlife Fund […]
Very cool environmental initiative we’re involved with through our parent company in France, which recently teamed up with Tree Nation to plant a forest of 100,000 trees in the Dosso Plantation in Niger. The Quo Vadis forest will be financed through a portion of Habana sales in the U.S. and Europe — I’m not sure […]
I made an impulse purchase the other day at a store in Chelsea Market: a $2 ballpoint “GLO” pen. GLO stands for “Global Learning Outreach,” and sales proceeds help fund student scholarships and educational grants (learn more on the Project GLO website). I’ve never been a huge fan of ballpoint pens, but these ones are […]
As many of you know, I often go hiking on summer weekends near the NJ/NY border”lovely perk of having a car… A couple weeks ago, before heading out to Ramapo State Forest, we stopped by the Great Falls in Paterson, NJ. They didn’t disappoint: big cliffs, gushing water, and a footbridge that stretched out across […]
I got these tips as an email forward, but they’re originally from a Best Life article by Alec Applebaum: 10 Ways to Save the World with Your Trash. My favorite is number 2: As part of its Reuse-A-Shoe program, Nike will take your old funky-smelling sneakers and turn the rubber, foam, and fabric into three […]