THE ECO BOSS PROJECT

An experiment in conscious living.

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The BOSS is back!

Please forgive the delay in transmissions. Regular posting will resume shortly, just had a couple of life changing events to take care of.  C’mon, you didn’t think you wouldn’t hear from me on Earth Day, did you?  For now, I will leave you with this…

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect & Interior Designer 1867-1959

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Vivienne Westwood Says Stop Buying Clothes

Participating in The Great American Apparel Diet — to not buy new clothes for one year — might be easier for me than others, but it’s good to know that someone as distinguished as Vivienne Westwood supports the idea. I’ve always been a quality over quantity kind of girl, but I will admit to having bought into a few fashion trends while living in mall obsessed SoCal.

“With all the scandals tainting clothing retailers recently, could simply not shopping for clothes solve all our woes? Making an appearance on BBC News this morning, British fashion designer (and one of our favorite dames) Vivienne Westwood encouraged viewers to give up shopping for at least six months—unless they absolutely had to—to keep our landfills from filling up. Do you agree?” via Ecouterre

Decoding Symbols

In general, we all know that the symbol containing three chasing arrows means “recycle.” Is it just a friendly reminder or is it a statement about the actual composition of the material it decorates? Well, that depends. If the chasing arrows sit inside of a solid circle (pictured) it means that particular material or product is made from recycled content. Otherwise, the arrows simply indicate that the material they’ve been stamped on is indeed recyclable. In the case of plastics, there is often a number sitting inside the symbol. This tells you what kind of plastic it is and dictates that it must be recycled with plastics of that same number — should you choose to recycle it.

Is There Sh*t In Your Salad?

If you think pre-washed, bagged salads are cleaner or safer to eat than fresh, loose greens sold at the farmer’s market. . . think again! 39% of Bagged Salads Have Too Much Fecal Bacteria via Treehugger.

First the soda fountains at fast food restaurants, and now this–Consumer Reports has just published an investigation revealing that 39% of the packaged salads tested contained “bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination.” And this despite the fact that such bagged salads often display claims of ‘prewashed’ or ‘triple-washed’ and attract customers who consider them cleaner and safer.