The Redhead's Green Thumb

Xiane rambles about eco-issues, gardening, crafts, and life.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Michael Pollan in the NYT Green Issue: Why Bother?

Michael Pollan answers the Green question: Why bother?

"Why bother? That really is the big question facing us as individuals hoping to do something about climate change, and it’s not an easy one to answer. I don’t know about you, but for me the most upsetting moment in “An Inconvenient Truth” came long after Al Gore scared the hell out of me, constructing an utterly convincing case that the very survival of life on earth as we know it is threatened by climate change. No, the really dark moment came during the closing credits, when we are asked to . . . change our light bulbs. That’s when it got really depressing. The immense disproportion between the magnitude of the problem Gore had described and the puniness of what he was asking us to do about it was enough to sink your heart."

The Green Issue - Climate Change - Environment - Energy Efficiency - Consumption - New York Times

Friday, April 11, 2008


Dalai Lama interview

NBC Nightly News: Interview with the Dalai Lama
This is a video from tonight's broadcasted interview with the Dalai Lama; please take a look?


Eco Blog

Eco Blog
Here's a new blog with green living tips, and reviews/interviews with Eco-friendly Etsy shops - you should check it out and tell them that Xiane sent you!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


The most amazing felted sculptures!

Stephanie Metz was brought to my attention through a post at The Rotund. Her art, achieved by needle felting, is some of the most complex and interesting sculpture I've seen in a wool medium possibly ever. Please take a moment to check out her work!


Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Dealing With Dandelions... for Dinner! - LIME

Dealing With Dandelions... for Dinner! - LIME

This is a nice, short article about my favourite foraged food: DANDELIONS! How eco-friendly is that - eating the weeds! :)


My favourite way to prepare them is to sauté young greens in a small bit of olive oil and veggie broth, with onions, garlic, and cooked black eyed peas or navy beans. [mushrooms are good here, too.] Finish off with some apple cider vinegar to taste, and a touch of salt and pepper - mmmmmmm.

Friday, April 04, 2008


FTC Modifying Green Marketing and Packaging Guidelines: Sustainable is Good: The Sustainable Packaging Source

FTC Modifying Green Marketing and Packaging Guidelines: Sustainable is Good: The Sustainable Packaging Source

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it is updating and revising green marketing and packaging guidelines. The last changes were made in 1998 and as you can imagine, much has changed.


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