When I Was Your Age…

When I was your age...

It doesn’t do much good to wish for life as it was in days gone by, does it? Why not? Because those days have gone by. Always live life focused on today (and maybe even on tomorrow)…because there is nothing we can do about yesterday.

College professor hasn’t used paper in a decade

Gerald Smith Religion professor Sewanee University of the South

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? A 68-year-old college professor in Tennessee has made good on a commitment he made 15 years ago to not use paper in his classes. Check out his story and how he thinks we can save the planet. His answer might surprise you.

Vegan cookie pie recipe that’s not that bad for you

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Everyone knows that sweets just simply seem to be a part of the holidays. But this vegan chocolate chip cookie pie (yeah, you read that right) recipe is a sweet treat that will satisfy that holiday sweet tooth but won’t totally blow your diet after the new year either.

EV’s may soon be required to make Star Wars sounds

Pedestrian waiting to cross the street

Have you ever had a near miss with an electric vehicle because you never heard it coming? If you haven’t, you will. As EV’s rise in popularity, the problem of their silence as it pertains to pedestrians (and cyclists) will compound. Never fear, Star Wars sound effects to the rescue!

Mighty Wallet keeps green in your back pocket

Eco-friendly Airmail Mighty Wallet

It’s 2 days after Christmas and your wallet is in one of two conditions: So empty you want to cry, or busting at the seams from all of the cash you got for Christmas. In either scenario, the Mighty Wallet will green your back pocket…whether you have money in it or not.

Drink recipes to enjoy (or survive) the holidays

Blueberry gin in an ice cube shot glass

It’s Christmas Eve eve and that might mean you’re frantically scurrying about in attempt to finish off that Christmas shopping or plan for house full of friends and loved ones. And it might also mean you’re in need of a drink…or five. But don’t worry, we’ve got your holiday drink hookup covered.

Santa berries: Creative last-minute holiday treat

Santa berries

Christmas hor’dourves don’t get any easier or more creative than these cute little Santa berries.Snag some organic strawberries, raw vegan whipped cream, and presto…a crazy cute and easy Christmas party treat that will be the talk of the table.

Monsanto Claus: RoundUp resistant Christmas

Monsanto Claus

**To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”** On the worst day of Christmas Monsanto Claus gave to me, six bucks per acre and toxic herbicides from some other company. This is the latest cartoon from the always awesome Joe Mohr. Check it out for more info on Monsanto and other funny green cartoons.

Swanky lofts from junkyard crap

25 Carroll Street in Brooklyn

Even in this economic downturn, the price of a place to lay your head these days is ridiculous, especially when cheap construction materials abound in junkyards everywhere. A Brooklyn developer has realized that too. His building material of choice for the project: Abandoned shipping containers.

Would you pay $920 for solar-powered cargo pants?

Sivr Lining solar-powered cargo pants

I’m going to go ahead and file this one under WTF?! Solar energy is awesome, and there are definitely some pretty nifty and affordable ways to harness the sun’s energy to charge your phone, iPod, or any other small electronic while you’re out and about…but I’m not sure this is one of them.