Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
The re-bottled cleaners range from $2.25 - $4. Read more about the company and find the complete line here.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The New York Times hypothesizes that as everyone gets richer, the planet will get greener (here).
According to the New Yorker, Earth Day is quite different now from when it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 (here) (left image courtesy of the New Yorker).
Sometimes feel any efforts you make for the environment are an inconsequential drop in the bucket? Read Michael Pollan's article "Why Bother?" from last weekend's New York Times Magazine (here).
Earth Mosaic is sponsoring a contest that will plot photos taken from around the globe on a map. The photos must be taken within the 24-hour period of April 22 (based on your timezone). All images must be uploaded by April 30; photos are limited to 500 kilobytes in and JPEGs. To submit images, go to Earth Mosaic’s home page and click the Upload button.
Design a reusable shopping bag via Kroger's special website and get a free reusable shopping bag for your efforts.
And, finally, in honor of Earth Day, Bluefly is offering an additional 10% off everything.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"People across the planet are taking steps to go 'green' by changing light bulbs and driving habits. Yet with the unmistakable connections between factory farming and the destruction of our environment, the most effective change one can make for the earth is a change to a plant-based diet. With animal agriculture accounting for more dangerous greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector — making it one of the leading causes of climate change — there is no better time to act than right now."
Monday, April 20, 2009
Access to the Gilt Groupe sales is by invitation only. If you want access, send the Professional Vegan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address and I will have an invitation sent to your email. Happy designer vegan deal shopping!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The straws are available in three styles: a straight straw, a bent straw (pictured), and a straw decorated with dots (perfect for kids). The straws range from $6 - $9 each; and they come in less-individually-expensive sets of 4. GlassDharma also sells brushes and cases for the straws, making them easy to take along with you. Shop it all here.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
While we browsed Target in Florida, my friend considered the envelope clutch with a chain strap handle. In the end, the shell decoration led her to put it back on the shelf, although the shell may appeal to some people. The clutch comes in the left pictured gold and a navy blue similar to the canvas tote. It's made from the same cotton and PVC plastic, although Target's website correctly identifies the "patent leather" trim as PVC plastic, which further leads me to believe that the website is incorrect about the material of the trim on the tote. The clutch is $29.99. Find it here.
And, finally, for a combination of the tote and the clutch, check out Felix Ray (for Target)'s large straw tote in blue. Made from the same vegan materials, including the gold accent shell. $49.99; here.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
“I call myself an aspiring vegan — sometimes I say veganish,” Mr. Masson said. “I make mistakes sometimes.” If he’s at a restaurant and finds out he ate cake made with a bit of butter, he said: “I can live with that. It’s just too weird and too hostile to go ‘blech’ and throw up and say, ‘I can’t believe I just ate that.’
My favorite is the Carry-All Handbag, pictured in the white with rust handles. I probably would get it in the coffee or camel colors with dark brown handles. The bag is $72; find it here.
I also enjoy the Runaround with its trendy across the chest extra long strap (here) and the various "overhead" and "duffel" bags that can be purchased in the same color to create a set of luggage. Check out all of the handbags here.