|For EcoMoms, Saving Earth Begins at Home - New York Times
So glad to see this. I just wrote a piece about being an eco-mom for the upcoming collection The Maternal Is Political, edited Shari MacDonald Strong. It's an uphill battle and I wish I could sell my SUV and buy a Prius like, this afternoon, but amazingly, Maui doesn't even have public recycling!
Here are a few of my favorite eco-friendly things:
John Patrick--beautiful clothes, organizer for organic cotton farmers
Newman-Os--Paul Newman's Oreo alternative
Rawganique--Organic Linen Sheets
Acme Grocery Bags--they fold up into little pouches you can put in your pocket
Ecover dishwasher cubes--because I hate the idea of washing Tenzin's bottles and cups with an ammonia based product
What are yours? I'm always on the hunt. At the moment looking for non-plastic kids cups...
Obsessions of the Day
I have no idea if anyone will ever read my blogs, but I'm now inspired to write at least once a day. Am I getting the blogging bug?
So my fixations today include finishing a piece for the UK Guardian about my favorite feminist books (I'll post when I'm finished), making the perfect chocolate protein smoothie, and being amazed that my son actually played by himself in his room this morning until 10 am!
In the outside world, I've been seduced by a few items: I got a response to my last post from Jennifer James and went to one of her several blogs, Breastfeeding for Black Moms. LOVE IT! Check out her dead-on post about the problematic logo for Mom's Rising.
Item number two: John Patrick's Organic clothing line. Beautiful, deceptively simple clothes with an ethical evolution. I happened upon this incredibly soft, wearable little dress and fell in love. I wrote JP a note and he wrote back from the jungle where he is supporting organic cotton farmers. Check out this interview.
Number three: this Columbia Business School interview with Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson, who has had his hand in more internet endeavors than you can shake a adapter cord at. He's talking about Web 2.0 and the future of the internet. Food for thought as we move into the next stage of what this thing called the internet can do for us.
That's it for today. Hope everyone is happy, eating organic fruit, and planning for the future!
Peace and love for ever and ever,