Archive | February, 2008

SPOTLIGHT: TerraCycle

19 Feb

 The TerraCycle story…

…is a tale of ultimate Eco-Capitalism. The company’s flagship product, TerraCycle Plant Food™, is an all-natural, all-organic, ‘goof-proof’ liquid plant food made from waste (worm poop) and packaged in waste (reused soda bottles)!

Check out this AWESOME company here: http://www.terracycle.net/index.htm

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SPOTLIGHT: Rothbury Festival

16 Feb

LET’S SAVE THE WORLD
ROTHBURY is dedicated to throwing a HUGE party… with a purpose. This July 4th weekend, ROTHBURY emerges as a new American celebration where music and cause join together to stir ideas, to awaken possibilities, and to empower through knowledge. And yeah, to have the time of our lives.

Our theme is Finding Energy Independence. ROTHBURY is guided by a bold environmental sustainability mission. Dedicated to running as close to a zero-waste event as possible, we have implemented the following initiatives, and continue to add to this list…

http://www.rothburyfestival.com/
A Sustainable Camping Festival Celebrating Music, Art and Action | July 3-6, 2008 | Rothbury, MI

New Recipe: Tangy Ketchup

10 Feb

Tangy Ketchup
This recipe gets 3.5 Purkle Stars
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Ingredients:

  • 1 small can of tomato paste (organic, of course!)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 TBS agave nectar
  • 1 TBS molasses
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

Mix tomato paste and water in a pot on medium heat. Put all whole spices in a spice bag or cheese cloth. Add all ingredients to pot and cook at a low boil for 15 – 20 minutes or until onions and garlic are soft. Remove spice bag and blend in food processor until smooth. This recipe is a bit wet so you can add a bit less water for a thicker sauce. This makes about 2 cups