Not to propagate ideas filled with gloom, but has anyone considered a tree for a tomb?  It would be restorative and a rather aesthetic way to celebrate life.


And the Bios Urn Alternative


Welcome to a Yoga Class for the Cause of Environmental Sustainability!  
Hosted by Spectrum at Santa Monica

Join Us for Yoga on Saturday 1.24.2014

From 3:00 – 4:30pm.

$30 recommended donation. All-levels welcome.  Instructor: Byron

Spectrum Athletic Clubs | Santa Monica

 2425 Olympic Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Spectrum Gym (310) 829-4995 for more information.

I figured I’d check out this snack since it advertised to have loads of garlic, and I surmised that it might be tasty at the time.  I can’t say that the garlic was discernible or kaleseven distinct enough to warrant the label “vampire killer.”  Granted, it certainly served to slake my appetite–hopefully for the right reason (excess of fiber) rather than something a bit less desirable (nausea and eschewal).  I couldn’t really tell.  It was crunchy, salty, and cheesy without having cheese.  That usually satisfies while one is watching films.  Weird aftertaste, but nothing egregious.

My opinion was moreover taken aback by the choice of packaging.  Does Kale require such an elaborate container?  After all that effort to be non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, etc., why package one’s item in plastic? Why not go the rest of the way and use PLA, compostable packaging?


Nevertheless, I think this snack is useful for weightloss.  Let me know if anyone’s tried to eat this over a long period of time and whether they’ve noticed nice results.


1.22.2014 – I just contacted Brad’s Raw Foods and requested samples to review for our website and for them to elaborate on their packaging.

When that comes back, we can begin to rank them for sustainability.  A deeper analysis would involve the following:

  • How they transport/deliver their product
  • Whether their manufacturing facilities are LEED-level
  • Whether their facilities are zero-waste
  • Packaging materials

A fully-comprehensive ranking system is on the way!

Toothbrushes comprise of materials that are very resilient to decomposition.  Thus, they contribute to a remarkable amount of waste.  If there are nearly 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes manufactured each year, imagine how many toothbrushes are tossed into landfills or make their way into our oceans and waterways.

How many of those toothbrushes could pave a road or build skyscrapers?  How many houses of toothbrushes could we create from 4.7 billion?  If I had a dime for each brush…

The volume is preposterous.

Could we build a bridge from San Francisco to Japan out of toothbrushes?  One begins to wonder.  Is it necessary to make toothbrushes out of plastic?  NOPE!
One can brush with Bamboo.  They also have bamboo straws.



There’s another slick-looking, bamboo toothbrush here.





There are also a variety of recyclable and recycled plastic tooth brushes.


The handle is made from polypropylene, which was recycled from Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups.  These are available at Trader Joe’s.





There are also suave, hi-tech toothbrushes with USB drives, which would make a great Valentine’s Day present for your tech-enthusiast sweetheart.  Compliments of Goodwell & Company

Ballona Creek Renaissance Sponsors Clean-ups where local volunteers assemble in order to address the problem of trash contamination.


This Creek Clean-up took place on September 10, 2014.  

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