Archive for December, 2010

Hero Encounter

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I met one of my heroes last night: Ken Cook. He of the realm of mortals who inspire me. His greatness was achieved for creating the invaluable resource the EWG which stands for Environmental Working Group. I learned about EWG about 2 years ago and I never miss reading their lastest findings. I feel that this is a “new” age of enlightment for all of us as far as learning how are food is grown to what is really in the beauty products we all have been using.

“The mission of the EWG is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. The EWG is a non profit, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, they founded the EWG Action Fund, an organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.” YUM!

Link to the EWG site :
I have also included a link to an interview Ken Cook gave about Farm subsidies in 2008:, which is an enlightening watch.

Back from Everywhere

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

It’s been over four months since my last post, and I am back at last! My life got very busy over the past few months, and many changes occured, all good. One of them has been working on helping my site evolve and grow, as it should and was meant to. I joined my store with my monthly newsletter, and this merge begat the monthly Eco Almanac and Store. Visitors to my site will now have fresh content as well access to an even more curated Eco store. I am currently working on adding more features to my site, from a Cabinet of Green Curiosities to  interviews and profiles of people of special interest in the Eco world.

One of these days, I wish to see for myself the beauty of the Loi Krathong festival in Thailand.  The celebrations are just so visually  stunning because of all the candles that are lit and sent down a river on little rafts. The act of floating away is symbolic of letting go of all one’s grudges so that you can start life afresh on a better foot. Sweet.