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No More Excuses

Posted in green, Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by JD

madsen I’m guilty of it….I’ll just drive to the store, even though it is only blocks away, because I need to buy more than will fit in my bag (even though I have a large Chrome messenger bag).

No more excuses folks, enter Madsen cargo bikes.  You can probably carry as much in/on these bad boys as you can fit in the trunk of a compact car; plus, you’re getting some exercise, don’t need to find a parking spot on a busy Saturday and are not emitting any carbon emissions. And another awesome thing…..they are a local company, made right here in good old Utah.

I had the chance to check out a Madsen during the Bike Bonanza at Gallivan Plaza this past spring, and I can honestly say that they are the highest of quality and workmanship.  No, I don’t own one….yet, but plan on getting one this next spring (if I don’t win one first).

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Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

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Loomstate…..at Target?!?!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by JD

jacketIt finally happened, for the first time since the whole designers doing lines for discount retailers trend began a few years ago, I was actually excited about one of these collaborations.  My wife had been excited about many of these , but we were living in Vancouver for the past several years and so she was never able to get to any of the stores carrying the lines.  Now that we are back in the states, we get to partake of the sometimes sweet collabos.

So what am I so excited about? …Loomstate introduces their line for Target!!

I bought a pair of Loomstate jeans at Nordstrom’s about a year ago and fell in love; not only with the jeans themselves, but also for what the company stands for….high end quality denim/clothing, made with organic earth friendly cotton and made in green factories.  Essentially, high end designer clothes which are all green.  The line they created for Target doesn’t stray from these values and everything is equally as great as the stuff you will find in the boutiques and high-end department stores.

The nice thing about living in Utah is that if the local Target gets the line (not all stores usually carry them, only those in larger markets), there won’t be a line waiting to get in the store for the men’s line.  The women’s is another story, but the majority of Utah men think Old Navy polos and cargo shorts are uber hip.

When I arrived at the store the day they were putting out their Loomstate line (yes, I set a reminder in my calendar), I found quite the selection of amazing tops.  The shorts were not bad and the jeans were a bit disappointing (not the best color or cut).  There is a great jacket and hooded sweatshirt as part of the line as well. The best thing? Nothing in this line is over $50!!  So I walked away with 3 shirts, a sweatshirt and a jacket for under $200.  You cannot beat that, especially for great designer duds all made from 100% organic cotton and stylish as can be.

Go to Target guys, you need to get your hands on some of this stuff before it is gone.

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Floyd’s “The Wall” – Remixed and Made Green

Posted in green, Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by JD

green-tv-the-wallBritish kids sneaking around town, breaking into people’s flats to turn off TV’s not being watched, installing CFL bulbs, putting bricks in their freezers and toilet tanks in order to make them more eco-friendly, is the concept of a video released by green.tv to launch their new music channel.

The song is a remix of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” done by DJ Eric Prydz and the actual title of the video is “Proper Education”. Give it a watch HERE

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eBay Green Team is…uhhh….Green!!

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by JD

ebaygreenteam-logo1 You know…..it is about time eBay finally came around to patting themselves on the back and started promoting just exactly how green of a company they really are.

Not only do they have one of the greenest buildings in all of San Jose and have green teams within all of their larger offices globally to promote green and eco initiatives in each and every eBay office; eBay itself is the absolute largest company in the world to promote and facilitate the re-use and recycling of goods. I would absolutely love to see the stats (if such statistics exist) of items kept out of landfills since eBay was created nearly 12 years ago.

In an effort to get people thinking about being more green and how eBay can help, they have launched community based Green Teams and they have an amazing and awesomely interactive site to go along with this launch.  Be sure to go check it out.

Hopefully you will begin to see much more info by means of social media via an employee group of users hitting the social media “airwaves” to help spread the good word (of which I am a member), as well as many community-based initiatives in cities where they have offices.  For example: Be sure to come down and visit with the SLC eBay CS employee Green Team on May 9th at the Salt Lake City Living Green Eco Festival.

Make Noise and Go Green!