Sunday, March 30, 2008

green by design

I was reading this article for a class and wanted to share: it raises some stimulating points that force us to look beyond the immediate "eco-efficiency" of several industries to the long-term, which is a whole new design-perspective of how our world could be.

check out the article here:

In response to the article, some will say that our human civilization is bound to produce some toxins if we continue to more forward rather than backward in a technological sense, but I'm way too enthusiastic about our possibilities to indulge in that thought. The article also reminds me of the treasure Allah gave us in nature: it is at once self-regulating and perfectly efficient, all without our help. Subhanallah, no wonder Allah tells us repeatedly in the Qur'an to observe the natural processes (such as water cycle and the growth of plants) to understand him.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You can do it...

Yesterday, while waiting 20 MINUTES for the train to work, I was reading the Express (the free Washington Post paper) and came across this amazing Aveda 'lip balm-lipstick' featured in their beauty column. I immediately think to myself, "ah so useful, I NEED that!!!" and actually made plans to go to the Aveda store over the weekend. Um or not. I hardly wear make-up and hadn't even thought about buying lipstick until reading that. Talk about good marketing!! So, to make an irrelevant story short, I found it nice when No Impact Man posted this on his blog - we all have our weak moments but persevere, my friends! Unconsuming is not easy, but you can do it.

You're welcome :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Found this wonderful map that summarizes all the different actions we can take on a daily basis to be conscious of our impact on the environment. Enjoy :)