"For hundreds of years we have believed that increased material wealth makes us happier, and we have shaped our world accordingly. We have built big box stores along highways that can only be reached by car. We have built larger and larger vehicles that isolate us from others and emit dangerous levels of carbon. We work 40 hours a week – or more – to maintain this lifestyle. Why do we believe that making a lot of money makes us happy? “We didn’t evolve with iPods and fancy cars,” explains Christopher Barrington-Leigh, an economist at the University of British Columbia. “How could we possibly have a preset level of satisfaction that relates material things to how happy we are?”
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Here is a recipe for a soothing and earth friendly facial mask. All the ingredients are staples from your pantry. Cheap and easy to make!
1 tablespoon oatmeal
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
Mix together the yogurt and oatmeal. Warm the honey by running the honey bottle under hot tap water. Pour the honey into the oatmeal mixture and stir. Sit back in a comfy chair or lie down and apply the mask. Keep it on your face for 10 minutes and then rinse off with water. If you have sensitive skin you can grind the oatmeal in a blender.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Do you have children to buy toys for this holiday season? Buy green and earth friendly toys and games this year.
Hazelnut Kids- Natural, earth-friendly, wooden and organic cotton toys for babies and children.
Planet Happy Kids- Mission is to promote imaginative and intelligent play while setting a higher standard for children's products.
Dandelion- Earth friendly, family owned company that sells back to basics and eco-conscious baby products.
Eco Time Toys- Quality made, eco-friendly toys and gifts.
The Playstore- Natural, wooden and organic toys for creative and imaginative play.