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Dresses made from beer/IKEA launches vegan meatballs/Jason Mraz grows his own food

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Beer dress and Jason Mraz

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Australian Beer DressAustralians love beer so much, they made a dress with it
The “Beer Dress” is more than a homage to Australia’s favorite pint.

Created by Nanollose, a Perth-based firm that previously transformed red wine into clothing, the frock comprises little more than lager, fermented using living bacteria.

Find out more now on Ecouterre…


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How Paris reduced city smog for one day (and how you can too)
Paris did a great thing a few weeks ago to combat city smog. The European city’s officials banned all cars with license plates ending in even numbers from its roads for one day (March 23, 2015). City officials made this decision to combat Paris’ insane amount of city smog.

Read more on Ecosalon…


IKEA Swedish MeatballsIKEA Rolls Out Vegan Swedish Meatballs
It’s finally happened! On April 9, IKEA served up their first plate of vegan Swedish meatballs in their stores’ restaurants. The veggie ball, or the GRÖNSAKSBULLAR (say that three times fast), will be served in a plate with ten balls for $4.49. It has 100 less calories than the original beef/pork combination meatball and about half the fat.

Read more on Ecorazzi now…


President ObamaWhy Obama linked climate change to his daughter’s asthma 
The core of the president’s announcements late Tuesday was a set of initiatives meant to track, mitigate, and inform the public about the dangers of diseases exacerbated by human-caused global warming. But the vehicle for these policies was in its own way even more interesting: an anecdote about his daughter Malia’s childhood struggles with asthma.

Read more on Grist…


Jason MrazJason Mraz is serious about growing his own food 
Jason Mraz is serious enough about eating local to grow his own food, and in doing so has become an advocate of organic farming techniques. He recently shared this home harvest photo on Facebook, and used the opportunity to write about his experiences growing his own fruits and vegetables.

Get the full story on Treehugger now…


Vegan ShoesPETA’s Vegan-Leather Espadrilles Benefit Animal Causes 
PETA’s latest collaboration is a bit of a shoo-in (or should we say shoe-in?).

The animal-rights group announced this month that it’s partnering with M4D3 (Make A Difference Everyday), a social enterprise that creates footwear with a purpose, to release a limited-edition vegan-leather espadrille.

Read the full story on Ecoutere now…


Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 09.55.52Five of the hottest brands for eco swimwear this summer 
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s about time to start looking for poolside or beach attire.

So don’t just resort to any old swimwear brand when you can opt for a swimwear brand that has the planet in mind.

Read more on Ecosalon now…


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