Vermont Works for Women : Educating & Empowering

Last week I took time out to go to a fundraising event for Vermont Works for Women with my friend Ann. Bluebird Tavern, a restaurant in Burlington offering a largely local food menu, donated 10% of all sales to the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and education women and girls. It was a welcome opportunity to take a much [Read More…]

Our Web Host: Recipient of Green Business Leader Award

Canvas Dreams, our web host, just received the 2010 Green Business Leader Award!

Members of Green America voted for the accredited business member and Portland-based sustainable Web hosting provider, in recognition of the “the extraordinary leadership efforts of one business that has used its position in the marketplace to organize consumers and businesses together to build a more sustainable economy.”

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Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

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“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

Vandana Shiva: Planting Seeds of Hope

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On Monday night, Kai & I hopped on our bikes and rode to St. Michael’s College to hear Dr. Vandana Shiva give the inaugural address for the College’s new Environmental Studies major.

When I read that Vandana Shiva was going to be speaking in Vermont, I was thrilled. I [Read More…]

10/10/10 Pedal Power Bicycle Parade

Today is 10/10/10 and people around the world are gathering to work to combat Climate Change, and to send a clear message to world leaders that we expect them to do the same. There are thousands of events being organized in over 180 countries, in which people are demonstrating they’re willing to roll their sleeves up and start doing practical things to change our future. To find out [Read More…]

Fair Trade Month: Power in Purchasing

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October is Fair Trade Month. Good timing too. As we head into fall, we will soon hear the holiday season’s call: consume, consume, consume! This is a good time to pause and reflect upon how we want to spend our hard earned cash this season, before we’re reeled in by the sparkle of “bargains” (a.k.a. [Read More…]