Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Uniform Project

One really excellent way to reduce waste is to buy into timelessness in your wardrobe. Rather than buying a bunch of the newest trends each season, wearing them a few times and then kissing them goodbye, what about relying on a few tried and true buddies and just sprucing them up by pairing them with different accessories?
One woman has done just that, in epic proportions, in order to raise money to send children to school in India.
Her name is Sheena Matheikan, and today is the last day of her year-long project to wear a single dress (well, she has 5 of the same dress) all year long, but show that it doesn't have to be boring to do so. I love the creativity of this project. Enjoy watching the year, and feel free to donate during her last day!

Uniform Project Picture Book from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TED: Dan Barber "How I fell in love with a fish"

I could easily link to nearly every TED talk, there are so many green-featured and inspirational talks. But today I watched one that really lifted my spirits. It's such a broad-reaching topic: food, agriculture, ecology, biology, environment, business....and I feel like I have or have had a hand in each of these topics. It resonates with me very personally, and because it IS so broad-reaching, I imagine it will resonate with you as well. Enjoy.