Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday Morning Interweb Round-up

Oh, interweb ... I have missed you.

If you've noticed a bit of a blogging lag lately, it's because my work recently has involved a lot of intense computer time, and I just haven't felt like getting on the web when I get home. This morning, however, I spent a good couple of hours in bed with my world's best oatmeal, my organic, fair-trade coffee, and my computer, Dora. (the Spanish word for computer is computadora, and I sometimes say, "Where's my computadora?" To which my nephew once answered, "Here's your computer Dora." Ah, 7 year olds!)

I found some great sustainability (and some just fun) stuff and wanted to share:

  • First of all -- and you can tell how scattered I am by the fact that I haven't posted this yet -- Light Green is being featured on a "real" sustainability website, [1Thing]PDX! You can visit to read Light Green posts, and also read about other great sustainability ideas such as this post on how to avoid BPA.
  • Over at Finding My Feet, there's an absolutely adorable upcycling project that turns some old playing cards and a Lay's Stax can into a quiver and arrows for a little Robin Hood. As a former archery instructor, I totally get the allure of weaponry; as a big fan of Robin Hood movies, books, etc., I'm happy to see the younger generation is loving that old story.
  • Maybe you'd rather read a book than read online. Still, the web is a great place to check out new releases. I just received my copy of Alabama Studio Style, the latest from sustainable stitcher Alabama Chanin. Natalie (or "Alabama" as she's known) Chanin is a couturier who's committed to using sustainable materials while creating unique pieces that are like wearable art. And Michael Pollan, one of my personal heroes, has just come out with a new book, Food Rules, which goes further in-depth to his three rules for eating "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
  • Valentine's Day is coming up. Last year I wrote this post about having a DIY Valentine's Day. This year I'm totally enamored with the photos on i am baker. I'm not saying I'll be able to replicate any of that, I'm just saying I love to dream.
  • As you know if you've read this blog for more than a week, I'm a little obsessed with healthy and natural foods. For that reason, I loved this week's episode of Parks and Recreation. In it, Leslie Knope goes up against a food company that is trying to sell "nutritious" snack bars in the Pawnee City Parks, and they try to trick the residents into believing they are natural. Click here to watch online.

Hope you enjoy this round-up as much as I enjoyed finding these sites to share. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

FYI, We had a reduce reuse recycle Valentines in John's class. Had all the familys "donate" old paper, cards, stickers, frills, etc and the kids made all their Valentine's at school. About 3/4 made them all with the scraps and 1/4 still brought them from home. One small step...