Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Appy Days Are Here to Stay!

Let your iPhone be your the Farmers' Market, through the aisles of the beauty store, and more! 

California’s Famers’ Market Finder (Free)
Stuck in a Farmers’ Market rut? This search friendly app allows you to find new and exciting Farmers’ Markets, by county, city name, day of the week, or its location on an interactive map.

Starting with Artichokes and ending at Zucchinis, this app has your trip to the Farmers’ Market covered from A-Z. Discover what’s in season, as well as how to choose, store and prepare an item. Find out what makes a “good” Farmers’ Market (i.e. is there enough space to move around? Are the vendors knowledgeable? and so on). There’s even a handy-dandy shopping list, which you can mark off as you go!
Get up-to-date news on everything from new USDA regulations to information on genetically altered alfalfa. Learn how to live a more organic lifestyle with their “useful tips” on how to shop for organic products, eating on a budget, etc. You can learn how to grow your own organic garden, or discover three ways to grill veggies, from their how-to videos.

Denatonium Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl – what?! Finding products that are both skin and earth-friendly can be quite overwhelming. Organic Spa Magazine’s Skin Care Guide, however, makes it super simple, allowing app users to search for products by type of certification (e.g. Fair Trade, Cruelty-Free, Ecocert, Vegan and more); or by category (e.g. hand and feet, face or sun products). They also list their top picks in organic and natural skin-care. 

ShopNoGMO (Free) 
You know it’s better to buy “organic” than it is to buy “natural”. Recently, however, you’ve heard that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are harmful to your health and the environment, but you’re not really sure why. Let this app guide you through the world of GMOs. Learn what they are, why you should avoid them, and most importantly, what products are GMO-free, using the handy-dandy Shopping Guide.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Your Guide To One Hot Summer

Slowly but surely, the haze is lifting and summer is rolling in. Crank up the heat with these hot tips that will have you sizzlin' all summer long.

Get that cute bum of yours outdoors and you’ll have those legs mini-skirt-ready in no time: Here Comes the Sun on Your Daily Thread.

Eco-friendly fashion that won’t go out of style. Posted three months ago, these eco-chic pieces featured on Who What Wear are perfect for summer, and seasons to come...Go Buy Now: Earth Friendly Fashion.

Get out of the city, as well as out of your work clothes, and head to the beach to show off that spectacular bod of yours in these adorable, eco-friendly swimsuits: 14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, Board Shorts to Sizzle Your Summer on ecouterre.

Less is more all summer long! Sexy Green Lingerie: 20+ Sustainable Styles on The Daily Green.

Make like you’re at summer camp with these DIY arts & crafts projects: I DIY on Refinery29.

Beat the heat and have yourself a scoop - or maybe even two - of these decadent and tasty, Vegan ice creams: HBD: Vegan Ice Cream Rocks Our World on EcoStiletto.

You crave fresh, local, seasonal and all around, downright delicious food. Give in to your cravings here: Farm Fresh on Daily Candy.

Soak up the sun and surf the L.A. Green scene, with Your Daily Thread’s weekly Weekend Guide.

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