“Mission Possible 2″ is the awaited sequel to “Mission Possible 1.” This Guerilla Gardening event is a one of a kind experience. Participants sporting camo, sling shots and seed bombs will board the Pedal Party and set off to green up some of the gray areas of Houston. The seed bomb “ammo” is made up of 500 native Texas seeds, clay and compost.
Once guerilla gardeners finish their mission, they will head back to Sparrow Bar + Cook Shop, chef Monica Pope’s farm-to-table Restaurant, where they will nosh on light bites and enjoy cocktails (two drink tickets per person) and listen to live music by Houston’s own JJ Essen.
When you put on your lip gloss or lipstick, do you think about what’s in it or just if it looks nice? How much of your lip products do you think you ingest? According to a 2002 study, the average American woman will inadvertently eat 4 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. So let me ask you again. Do you think about what is in your lipstick?
A great company called Intelligent Nutrients has thought about it, and has worked to create a large array of products that are food grade and very effective. Specifically their Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss which is USDA organic, not tested on animals, created with renewable energy, and gluten free has caught my eye. This lip gloss is not only cute and moisturizing for your lips, it is also safe to be ingested. Intelligent Nutrients understands that many products like this are accidentally consumed, so they have made certain that no harm can be caused by this consumption. They also have flavored their lip gloss, so that it is more delicious to eat.
Not only has this company offered safe lip gloss and other beauty products, they also offer information on the importance of organic agriculture and consuming foods with high ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) values. Inside the box for their Certified Organic Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss that I opened I found a little insert with the following information:
Seven Reasons to Support Organic Agriculture
-provides food with higher nutritional value, better taste and truer flavor
-prevents water and soil contamination
-doesn’t use harmful pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides
-protects future generations from toxins
-preserves and builds healthier soil
-supports small family farmers
They also included chart of some of their ingredients and corresponding ORAC values to help their customers know more about the kind of things this company is passionate about.
I don’t know about you, but all of the information that I have learned from this company has definitely caused me to think twice about what I put on my lips or in my hair on a daily basis. I hope to support organic farmers more to secure a safer future for my kids to come and generations after that.
The iPhone and iPod Touch have tons of applications designed to accommodate just about any workout you can imagine. Here are a few examples:
RUNMATE- ($3.99) Designed for newbies who want to learn how to run their first 5K, as well as intermediate joggers who can design their own speed work drills, RunMate creates a training schedule and intervals for warm-ups and hills.
iPUMPPILATES- ($1.99) Tap your way through 60 images and three progressive levels (beginner to advanced) to create the ultimate workkout with talented instructor Kristin McGee. Press “pause” if you need a break…and you will!
iFITNESS- ($1.99) Rev your metabolism with this easy-to-navigate interface that helps you be more productive during weight-lifting workouts at home and at the gym. The 100-plus exercise listings are organized by body parts and include step-by-step descriptions.
GOLFLINK GAME TRACKER & GPS SUPPORT -($14.99) Locate thousands of golf courses around the country, track your own golf game, keep score, and calculate the efficiency of every single stroke! For real techies, there’s an automatic handicapping capability and the GPS link provides aerial hole views. Fore!
(Organic Spa Magazine, July 2010)
The rhythm of her hula hoop put me in a trance….her dreadlocks swaying in concert with her hips and the hoop. Hairy armpits and legs, a not so firm belly exposed for all to see, see moved to the music with such confidence and joy I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her!
I experienced so many feelings and emotions that day…Houston, Texas, the Energy Capital of the world hosting a Sustainable Living Fest! Individuals coming together to demonstrate that living a sustainable lifestyle can be fun, sexy, functional and life changing.
What I learned this day is that any city in the world can move towards sustainability if it’s people…it’s soldiers….it’s eco-warriors come together with the same passion and determination to make a difference in their community, city, state and world.
It was HOT! but it could have been 30 degrees…people laughing, smiling, dancing, making new friends and connecting with old ones. I don’t mean to be dramatic but I really don’t think Houston will ever be the same after this unbelievable event! I am so proud and honored to have been part of it all.
The leaders, partners and collaborators of this event showed Houstonians they mean business. The movement to make Houston a more sustainable city is here to stay! Those that will join hands and run with us will grow and prosper in ways they never thought possible. Those that say “This doesn’t affect me..” or “I don’t believe in this stuff” will sooner or later join us as the movement continues to grow.
There will be another Sustainable Living Fest in 2013 and I for one plan on being involved on many levels. No turning back now…the word is out! Houston is not just the Energy Capital of the World but a city on the brink of being one of the most Sustainable this country has ever known and that’s something I want to be part of…..
I’ll admit it…I am addicted to Agave Nectar. I add it to my coffee, tea, cereal, cookies and muffin mixes. When I start to run low, I panic! The things I know about Agave are; It has a lower glycemic index than sugar, it comes from the same plant that produces Tequila…and I love it! That’s about all I know but Sara Snow has a great article with more info. I will share with you now. Ahhhhh Agave!
Join Chef Sabali on Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. to sample some of Houston’s best vegan and raw food. It wouldn’t be happy hour, without the Vegan Comfort’s delectable Rawtinis! As a bonus, Chef Sabali will be demonstrating how to prepare some of the same dishes offered for happy hour. Tickets are $12 in advance and $18 at the door. Please contact Sherry at One Green Street,281-888-9518 ofr email Chef Sabali at firstname.lastname@example.org
One Green Street welcomes Danny from Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company. Danny will be here on Saturday, April 28th from 2-4 p.m. Taste all the Olive Oils and Balsemic Vinegars, especially the new Garlic Infused Olive Oil and the new Pineapple Balsemic.
Olive Oil Soaps, Lip Balms and Lotions will also be available! Stop by and taste!
One Green Street favorite LeighElena will be at “the Station” on April 4th from 1-4 p.m. Known for her super sexy Wide JigSaw Cuffs she will be bringing some of her new designs and a variety of Enamel and Double cuffs as well. Meet the artist and see what’s new! We are so excited to partner with Leigh once again!