Happy Earth Day 2015.... Now Call Congress

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called trade deal that is being secretly negotiated and will be given a final vote by Congress in the next few months. It is feared the bulk of the plan, a binding agreement that will allow companies and corporations to take governments to a corporate court for perceived infractions of the deal, will gut national environmental and labor protections.

Learn about the TPP here and call Congress to voice your opposition.


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Woo Hoo! A Chicken In A Sweater!

If you like sweaters, wearing sweaters, making sweaters, putting sweaters on animals, then you should enjoy this chicken in a sweater. Putting sweaters on chickens sounds silly but for abused and mostly bald chickens, a sweater is a very good thing. Go ahead look at the chicken in a sweater, smile and then contemplate "sweatering" friends, teapots(tea cozies of course), pets, inanimate objects....

Dumpster Diver Cafe

A student from Tufts University has started a free cafe. This is worth noting simply because its free. However this free cafe is also using only food found in grocery store dumpsters. I think this is an interesting experiment but wonder about an real longevity. Grocery stores do throw away a lot of food however they don't do this because they love to waste food. Where is the profit in that? It would be interesting to check back with the cafe in a year or even six months to see how business is progressing.

Old Skateboards Become Sunglasses, Watches & Jewelry

You may have heard about old skateboards being recycled into art and other things. Check out Second Shot, who recycles them into sunglasses, jewelry, watches and clocks. I'm partial to the jewelry myself. It is great to see skateboards being refashioned into attractive and usable things rather than just as art for a change.

Meatless Monday: Feta, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Quiche

Today's Meatless Monday recipe is quiche with mushrooms, feta and caramelized onions. You can definitely make this for supper, lunch, breakfast, lupper(supper combined with lunch) or brunch. Quiches are not just for breakfast and are pretty simple. You can probably different cheeses and add or substitute other veggies as well.

Bike Shop Is Selling Bikes In A New & Customized Way

Toronto seems to have bikes shops aplenty however, one really stands out. They having a large showroom they have a a few examples and then let you completely customize your own. Its a great idea, saves space and energy as well as gives you exactly what you want, right down to color.

Oil Pipeline Breaks & Floods Neighborhood

If you thought lingering snow was icky and annoying, imagine the snow is crude oil instead. A crude oil pipeline of Exxon's broke near a lake and flooded a community. Maybe the owners of the 40 homes evacuated are rethinking our oil consumption. Of coursed these pipelines keep being built across the country and through people's property. Yuck!

Guy Shoots Horse To Protest Animal Activists

You may have heard and seen something about a guy shooting a horse on YouTube. If you don't eat meat the video will probably shock you the most. For meat eaters its still shocking. If you're fine with eating beef, pork and chicken then technically eating horse is no different. However killing a beautiful animal because you don't like animal activists is horrifying and so very sad. I don't even know what else to say about this guy except that his video sickens me.

Tiny NYC Apartment Equipped With Very Efficient Cubbies

There is quite a following for tiny apartment. I myself am not into living in a tiny space having lived in apartments for so many years with kids and cats. However building homes or rebuilding homes and apartments with useful and ingenious cubbies sounds like an excellent idea. Most homes built seem to embody wasted space. I wish builders would start building homes more efficiently, with style of course.


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