Sean Denham & Renovo’s Wood Frame Bicycle

August 14, 2009

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles’ R4 Pursuits are made from two CNC’d halves of wood bonded together lengthwise, creating a beautiful piece of work. The bike, made from a Renovo’s shop in Portland, fuses together environmentalism and style, offering the average buyer a great purchase.

You can’t get much greener than Portland-based Renovo Hardwood Bicycles’ R4 Pursuit, made from two CNC’d halves of wood bonded together lengthwise (yielding a hollow core).

Check out some more detailed shots after the break, and you can check more information on the bike here.

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10 Reasons To Go Organic

July 8, 2009

Below you will be able to read over ten different reasons to go organic, starting today. Check ’em out below.

Organic

1. Reduce The Toxic Load: Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil and our Bodies
With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves 99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of exposure to noxious agricultural chemicals.

Our bodies are the environment so supporting organic agriculture doesn’t just benefit your family, it helps all families live less toxically.

2. Reduce if Not Eliminate Off Farm Pollution
Pesticide drift affects non-farm communities with odorless and invisible poisons.

3. Protect Future Generations
Before a mother first nurses her newborn, the toxic risk from pesticides has already begun. Studies show that infants are exposed to hundreds of harmful chemicals in utero. Numerous studies show that pesticides can adversely affect the nervous system, increase the risk of cancer, and decrease fertility.

Check out the rest of the list of reasons to go organic after the break.

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We Are Lasers: The Manifesto

June 28, 2009

In a past post, I introduced you to the written document of the “Lasers Manifesto.” Well today, I am previewing the official video to the “Lasers Manifesto.” This is pretty powerful if you ask me, so check it out below.

So the question must be asked, are you a loser or a laser? I especially like the fourth and fifth statements to the manifesto.

“We want substance in the place of popularity.”

And

“We will not compromise who we are to be accepted by the crowd.”

Be sure to check out the official website at Wearenotlosers.com.


24 Super Healthy Foods

May 6, 2009

Here is a list of 24 foods that are extremely healthy to eat on a consistent basis. Check ’em out below. If you are looking for some reasons as to why these foods are healthy, click here for a full review of each food. It is very interesting.

Stay Healthy

1. Acai

2. Green Tea

3. Beans

4. Tuna

5. Quinoa

6. Olive Oil

7. Oatmeal

8. Blueberries

9. Mushrooms

10. Soy

11. Alfalfa Sprouts

12. Ginger

13. Salmon

14. Yogurt

15. Bananas

16. Bell Peppers

17. Barley

18. Papaya

19. Tomatoes

20. Walnuts

21. Avocado

22. Spinach

23. Kale

24. Chocolate


Kid Cudi x GreenJar

April 30, 2009

Yesterday I posted a site, GreenJar, for you all to check out. Green Jar is a website aimed for collaborating urban America with environmental protection and awareness.  GreenJar is an environmental lifestyle networking sit, the first of its kind actually, created to care the the urban youth of tomorrow. GreenJar is a free marketplace where ideas are encouraged to be exchanged and where voices are made to be heard with respect to growing concerns of our environment. GreenJar uses celebrities, artists, musicians, and athletes, among common folk, to use the medium they have been given to be a voice of awareness and change.

Below you will find Kid Cudi speaking 0n being environmentally friendly and how it is now lame, but actually cool. Watch the video below to hear Cudders on being green.

Here is a quote taken from their site, “Today is a fresh start to a new beginning, where we act as a community to keep ourselves informed and educated about what is going on in our world. Today we choose to be limitless in our efforts to gain more knowledge about ways we can make positive differences on the state of our environment. Today we control our fate.”


50 Ways To Help The Planet

April 30, 2009

Below you will find an awesome site that will show you 50 ways to help the planet. Each of these 50 ways are very simple to add into our daily, weekly, monthly, and annually routines. I went over this list and read through each 50 ways and knew that I could changes in my routine to help out the planet. This site is very informative, so check it out.

Going Green

I encourage you to implement a few of these starting today.

Click here to see 50 ways to help the environment.

Also, check out GreenJar.


10 Reasons To Get Sleep

April 28, 2009

Here is an interesting article that I ran across on US News. The article is entitled 10 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep. Below you will find the ten reasons to get adequate sleep.

1) Less may mean more. For people who sleep under seven hours a night, the fewer zzzz’s they get, the more obese they tend to be, according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report. This may relate to the discovery that insufficient sleep appears to tip hunger hormones out of whack. Leptin, which suppresses appetite, is lowered; ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, gets a boost.

2) You’re more apt to make bad food choices. A study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people with obstructive sleep apnea or other severely disordered breathing while asleep ate a diet higher in cholesterol, protein, total fat, and total saturated fat. Women were especially affected.

3) Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance, its precursor, may become more likely. A 2005 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people getting five or fewer hours of sleep each night were 2.5 times more likely to be diabetic, while those with six hours or fewer were 1.7 times more likely.

4) The ticker is put at risk. A 2003 study found that heart attacks were 45 percent more likely in women who slept for five or fewer hours per night than in those who got more.

5) Blood pressure may increase. Obstructive sleep apnea, for example, has been associated with chronically elevated daytime blood pressure, and the more severe the disorder, the more significant the hypertension, suggests the 2006 IOM report. Obesity plays a role in both disorders, so losing weight can ease associated health risks.

6) Auto accidents rise. As stated in a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 20 percent of serious car crash injuries involve a sleepy driver—and that’s independent of alcohol use.

7) Balance is off. Older folks who have trouble getting to sleep, who wake up at night, or are drowsy during the day could be 2 to 4.5 times more likely to sustain a fall, found a 2007 study in the Journal of Gerontology.

8 ) You may be more prone to depression. Adults who chronically operate on fumes report more mental distress, depression, and alcohol use. Adolescents suffer, too: One survey of high school students found similarly high rates of these issues. Middle schoolers, too, report more symptoms of depression and lower self-esteem.

9) Kids may suffer more behavior problems. Research from an April issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that children who are plagued by insomnia, short duration of sleeping, or disordered breathing with obesity, for example, are more likely to have behavioral issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

10) Death’s doorstep may be nearer. Those who get five hours or less per night have approximately 15 percent greater risk of dying—regardless of the cause—according to three large population-based studies published in the journals Sleep and the Archives of General Psychiatry