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

Did you know you can get or print less-toxic photos, cards, calendars or albums (with a crab holding a martini)?

These were the only albums I could find that:

All of them have no leather (which is processed in a toxic way even before it is dyed) or pleather (which has toxic ingredients).

Guess which one is my favorite? None of the above, but only because I don’t need more things.  (I’m draconian like that).

If you’d rather have pre-made art, try cards and prints by Animal Sleep.

If you need to print in bulk, try green businesses like Green Postcards, Greener Printer, or Inkworks (whose staff are part of a union).

It took awhile to find these less-toxic, green businesses. So please share below!

Posted on Tuesday, January 1st 2013