How can these photos help you “make” people change?  Watch my keynote at the Hawai’i Build and Buy Green Conference.  Or learn about other keynoters like TED prize winner and bestselling author of Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises.  

Get tips to green your organization.

Thanks to all these organizations for inviting me to give these talks. 

Posted on Thursday, December 26th 2013

Seal food in taxidermy squirrel, glass or metal to prevent roaches or mice and avoid pesticides.  Pests can chew through plastic and paper. (No squirrels were killed to make that bottle).
My niece loves to eat ants.  When she’s not here, I use less-toxic tips to get rid of ants.   Avoid aerosols because they can trigger asthma.  
I also use less-toxic pest management tips for roaches because my niece doesn’t eat them yet.
Check out hazards of pesticides and safer strategies to manage any pest in your building or landscape.

Seal food in taxidermy squirrel, glass or metal to prevent roaches or mice and avoid pesticides.  Pests can chew through plastic and paper. (No squirrels were killed to make that bottle).

My niece loves to eat ants.  When she’s not here, I use less-toxic tips to get rid of ants.   Avoid aerosols because they can trigger asthma.  

I also use less-toxic pest management tips for roaches because my niece doesn’t eat them yet.

Check out hazards of pesticides and safer strategies to manage any pest in your building or landscape.

Posted on Friday, February 1st 2013

Oregon State will do that and deliver them to women who want them in Africa. 
Without pads, women skip five years of school or work over their lifetime.   Some women in India “use the dirtiest piece of cloth, if any cloth is available, because when they see blood…they think…sin is coming out….Infection…can actually go in. Using the dirtiest piece of cloth, they wash it but cannot even dry it… because hand pumps are always put up at an open, public place…Sometimes…there are two to three women…share the same piece of cloth…A woman died of tetanus as she used a piece of a blouse with a rusted hook.” (Read more if you dare).
That’s beyond the not-so-fresh feeling.
Spare the thrift store and landfill from your nice but slightly holey towels.  And spare everyone from seeing you in “vintage” hammer pants.
Mail them to Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, c/o Oregon State Women’s Center Menstrual Pad Movement, 149 Snell Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. 
Feel good knowing your fabric could keep a woman in school or work for five years.   

Oregon State will do that and deliver them to women who want them in Africa

Without pads, women skip five years of school or work over their lifetime.   Some women in India “use the dirtiest piece of cloth, if any cloth is available, because when they see blood…they think…sin is coming out….Infection…can actually go in. Using the dirtiest piece of cloth, they wash it but cannot even dry it… because hand pumps are always put up at an open, public place…Sometimes…there are two to three women…share the same piece of cloth…A woman died of tetanus as she used a piece of a blouse with a rusted hook.” (Read more if you dare).

That’s beyond the not-so-fresh feeling.

Spare the thrift store and landfill from your nice but slightly holey towels.  And spare everyone from seeing you in “vintage” hammer pants.

Mail them to Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, c/o Oregon State Women’s Center Menstrual Pad Movement, 149 Snell Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. 

Feel good knowing your fabric could keep a woman in school or work for five years.   

Posted on Saturday, January 12th 2013

Tired of recycling or emptying your recycling bin? Why try bins and mirrors below? Find out in this fun video. (Tell me if you find bins with lids made of recycled materials).
Bins for your home from Amazon:

(I got mine on Craigslist).
The coolest bin I found for your organization from Leafield:

And unless you’re sadistic and like torturing people and making them stoop to see your sign, let them see recycling signs without stooping.
If you can’t get a used mirror from local stores, try this unbreakable mirror.  
And use this less-toxic marker that works on mirrors.
(Or try other less-toxic art supplies).

Tired of recycling or emptying your recycling bin? Why try bins and mirrors below? Find out in this fun video. (Tell me if you find bins with lids made of recycled materials).

Bins for your home from Amazon:

(I got mine on Craigslist).

The coolest bin I found for your organization from Leafield:

And unless you’re sadistic and like torturing people and making them stoop to see your sign, let them see recycling signs without stooping.

If you can’t get a used mirror from local stores, try this unbreakable mirror.  

And use this less-toxic marker that works on mirrors.

(Or try other less-toxic art supplies).

Posted on Tuesday, January 1st 2013

…so give these gifts that aren’t pink for girls and blue for boys:
A recycling truck and tool set made from recycled bottles

<p><br /></p><p><a href=”http://bit.ly/x7VhvJ” target=”_blank” data-mce-href=”http://bit.ly/x7VhvJ”>The Official Guide to Dysfunctional Parenting</a> pokes fun at starting “girls age two on a fat-free diet…and boys age one on Militia magazine…”  What’s funnier is it looks like a kid’s book.  </p><p><a href=”http://bit.ly/AtClPa” target=”_blank” data-mce-href=”http://bit.ly/AtClPa”>The coloring book, Sometimes a Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon,</a> has a girl who is ready to fix a truck, be president, and a boy who doesn’t want to be Superman.  <a href=”http://www.amightygirl.com/books” target=”_blank” data-mce-href=”http://www.amightygirl.com/books”>It’s one of the few books I found that made me feel better</a> after I read that:</p><ul><li><a href=”http://tgr.ph/wJnRnl” data-mce-href=”http://tgr.ph/wJnRnl”>57% of kid’s books feature m</a><a href=”http://tgr.ph/wJnRnl” data-mce-href=”http://tgr.ph/wJnRnl”>ales as central characters</a>.</li><li><a href=”http://bit.ly/wsbVfr” target=”_blank” data-mce-href=”http://bit.ly/wsbVfr”>Boys won’t read books that have girl heroes but </a><a href=”http://bit.ly/wsbVfr” target=”_blank” data-mce-href=”http://bit.ly/wsbVfr”>girls will read books that have boy heroes</a>.</li></ul><p><iframe frameborder=”0” marginheight=”0” marginwidth=”0” scrolling=”no” src=”http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=funanddraconianproducts-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0374363862&ref=tf_til&fc1=333333&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=44926A&bc1=FFFFFF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr” data-mce-src=”http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=funanddraconianproducts-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0374363862&ref=tf_til&fc1=333333&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=44926A&bc1=FFFFFF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr”>
"Kids" books
The Official Guide to Dysfunctional Parenting pokes fun at starting “girls age two on a fat-free diet…and boys age one on Militia magazine…”  What’s funnier is it looks like a kid’s book.  
Kids books
The coloring book, Sometimes a Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, has a girl who is ready to fix a truck, be president, and a boy who doesn’t want to be Superman.  It’s one of the few books I found that made me feel better after I read that:
57% of kid’s books feature males as central characters.
Boys won’t read books that have girl heroes but girls will read books that have boy heroes.
The book, Sally Jean Bicycle Queen, shows that kids can do anything themselves.  When her parents couldn’t fix Sally’s bike, she starts a successful bike repair business with junk.  At only nine-years old! 
Ever felt like telling kids they can be whatever they want to be (and to throw out their glass slippers)? Then get the book, I Look Like a Girl:

Also, A Mighty Girl lists 1,000 books, toys and films of courageous girls.
Here’s why you should get books and toys above.

…so give these gifts that aren’t pink for girls and blue for boys:

A recycling truck and tool set made from recycled bottles

"Kids" books

The Official Guide to Dysfunctional Parenting pokes fun at starting “girls age two on a fat-free diet…and boys age one on Militia magazine…”  What’s funnier is it looks like a kid’s book.  

Kids books

The coloring book, Sometimes a Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, has a girl who is ready to fix a truck, be president, and a boy who doesn’t want to be Superman.  It’s one of the few books I found that made me feel better after I read that:

The book, Sally Jean Bicycle Queen, shows that kids can do anything themselves.  When her parents couldn’t fix Sally’s bike, she starts a successful bike repair business with junk.  At only nine-years old! 

Ever felt like telling kids they can be whatever they want to be (and to throw out their glass slippers)? Then get the book, I Look Like a Girl:

Also, A Mighty Girl lists 1,000 books, toys and films of courageous girls.

Here’s why you should get books and toys above.

Posted on Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Reblogged from Neil Gaiman

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