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The 100-Mile Diet Book Inspires Reality TV

The 100-Mile Challenge, a six part series based on the bestselling book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating by James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith is scheduled to air on Food Network Canada starting Sunday, April 5 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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Eloisa Cartonera – Using Cardboard to Create Books and to Help People

Eloisa Cartonera publishes the works of new and classic Latin American writers such Cesar Aira and Alejandro Lopez and purchases cardboard used in the books from the cartoneros. The cartoneros also paint and decorate the books.

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Organic Obama: Barack and Michelle Plant a Vegetable Garden

Barack and Michelle Obama have announced their plans to transform part of the existing White House lawn/landscape into an edible garden. Among the veggies destined for presidential planting are spinach, chard, collard greens, black kale and cilantro, as well various other herbs and lettuces. The garden will be used in part as an educational tool […]

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Build a Bookshelf

You can build a bookcase cheaply using an old ladder and recycled wood planks.

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Saving the Environment One Cubicle at a Time

Here’s a novel (pardon the pun) eco tip from Reuter’s and Australia’s ABC News: Loo poetry can help tackle global warming: study Poetry in the loo can cut down on paper use too, says a Japanese group campaigning to save toilet paper as part of the country’s battle against global warming. Simply pasting a “toilet […]

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Powell’s turn to solar power

Powell’s Books – Oregon’s finest – has introduced solar panels at their Portland warehouse. Is it that sunny in Oregon? It sure rains a lot in our part of the Pacific Northwest.

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Bee & Me

During a dash into a bookstore (if one can ever really dash through a bookstore) a new children’s book caught my eye;  a) Because my 4 year old niece has, in adult terms, an irrational fear of insects (and all fluff resembling bug-like creatures) and b) Because it has a very cute cover. The book […]

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Alternative homes for eco-friendly minds

The term eco-friendly is thrown around a lot these days, here in British Columbia the government even offers rebates and tax breaks if you invest in making your home more energy efficient. But these improvements can be expensive, so if you want a truly eco-friendly home look no further then our guide to alternative homes. […]

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Eco-friendly publishing

The BBC reports that publisher Dorling Kindersley claims to have printed the most environmentally conscious series of books in the world.

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Read Like a WorldChanger

One of my favourite websites is WorldChanging – an organization that looks at the world and ways of making it better – the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. They have posted a list of books that have inspired and informed their ideas and thinking. There are lot […]

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