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Beautiful cut leaf illustrations

Mary Farrell - Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It's hard to believe these wonderful pieces of art were created out of green leaves.  Even more inspiring is the message they inherently deliver. 
 Cut Leaf Illustrations for Plant for the Planet pollution plants illustration environment advertising
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"Natural" doesnt equal "organic"

Mary Farrell - Monday, January 30, 2012

For all of us truly working in, living and promoting organics, greenwashing can be annoying.  Terms like "natural" and "sustaibable" might be marketed to mean the same thing as "organic," but they are not.  This leaves the underinformed consumer confused over price disparities and value.  To set the record straight, anything officially labeled "organic" has to adhere to certain US or international standards, which insures an inherent value.  Maya Rodale discusses this in her blog post, and her conclusion is right.  We need to continue to educate the public about what organic means and build more support around one, fully-understood term. Read more...

New Friend

Mary Farrell - Monday, January 30, 2012
Cherub's Blanket is proud to be connected with Lotus Blossom Consulting. 
 
Our mission as patient advocate is to help guide individuals and couples financially, physically and emotionally through egg donation and surrogacy arrangements by pulling together teams of unbiased professionals and recruiting agencies to exponentially expand the pools of qualified surrogates and egg donors nationwide.   The non for profit arm of Lotus Blossom Consulting is The Jude Andrew Adams Charitable Fund, established in 2007 helps intended parent(s) who qualify to afford fertility treatments.
 
We have recently added them as a friend on our website:
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Silk From 1 Million Spiders Made this Gorgeous Cape

Mary Farrell - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two men, Simon Peers, a textile designer and researcher and Nicholas Godley, an entrepreneur, took on a project to create artistic textiles made out of spider silk.  Living in Madagascar, they worked with a silk factory to collect, spin and weave the fiber.  Their work spanned over eight years and culminated in a magnificent shawl and extravagant cape, now on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.   Read more...

Global Emergency- Online petition to save the bees

Mary Farrell - Monday, January 16, 2012
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But a global ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from extinction.

Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are recovering. But chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep all killer pesticides on the market. A global outcry now for a ban in the US and EU, where debate is raging, could provoke a total ban and a ripple effect around the world.

Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be outlawed in the US and EU until and unless they are proved to be safe. Sign the petition to save bees and our crops and send this to everyone:
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Luxe Baby Gift Giveaway from People Magazine

Mary Farrell - Monday, January 09, 2012

Wish you could splurge on yourself and your tot like new mom Beyoncé Knowles?   Read more...

Math in Nature

Mary Farrell - Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Intriguing commonality between pine cones and roses.  Vinhart created this fast-motion, and densely informative video on the presence of Fibonacci numbers in nature. Read more...

An amazing story and video: One Plastic Beach

Mary Farrell - Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.  Read more...