by Anna Brones on Nov 17, 2010
Plastic bags suck. Plastic pollution sucks. We’re so inundated with information on the negative aspects of plastic, that it all can be overwhelming. But then cities like Los Angeles go and pass a plastic bag ban, and we get a renewed sense of motivation to get out and work on decreasing the consumption of single [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 17, 2010
Alex Bogusky welcomes Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan and his lovely wife Tara to the FearLess Cottage. We learn how Patagonia goes about their mission to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and to use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” It’s fascinating how social responsibility and radical transparency (see [...]
by Julia Lee on Nov 16, 2010
Phillip Askew, yoga instructor, and Lydia Walker, formerly of the School of American Ballet, present their “Variations On Surya Namaskara” as part of Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s Fall Show at New York City Center Studio on November 22, 2008. With the improvisational accompaniment of pianist Jonah Rank. Gorgeous.
by Allie Bombach on Nov 11, 2010
23 Feet’s First Official Trailer. Last week I spent my last two dimes attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Adventure Filmmakers Workshop. Today, still miles away from “home” in Salt Lake City, I sit in a coffee shop unconcerned about how to pay for a 200 dollar ticket back to Portland or this months bills. Before [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 11, 2010
The adventures in Skiing with Warren Miller.
by Anna Brones on Nov 10, 2010
So many things are possible when you ride your bike. It’s kind of amazing really. An excellent reminder of why we bike, produced by Portland-based creative firm North. Why do you ride? [h/t to Portland Design Works for posting this on Twitter]
by Aminda R. Courtwright on Nov 6, 2010
Compassion…Awareness…Love…. ‘I read a quote in a comment about compassion this week: A woman had traveled to India to interview the Dalai Lama. While with the Dalai Lama, on the street she witnessed a man viciously beating a dog. When she asked the Dalai Lama about it, he said “Compassion means being sorry for the man [...]
by Hilary Lindsay on Nov 4, 2010
My life always had a beat to it. My Dad’s a drummer, my brother’s a…
by Melanie Klein on Nov 4, 2010
Get Ready To Be Inspired. Why do so many people look for heroes outside themselves and outside their communities? March On! reminds us that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for. March On! features the stories of individuals and families that made the conscious decision to take time off work and other “householder” responsibilities [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 4, 2010
The November cover of Yoga Journal features a beautiful photo of KK Ledford. Find out more about Ms. Ledford on her website, or check out a video of YJ’s behind-the-scenes interview:
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Nov 3, 2010
I started going to Hillary Rubins’ classes at City Yoga in Los Angeles last year. One of the cool things that she does is make helpful videos; when I saw her video titled “Constipated? The #1 Thing You Can Do “ on Facebook, my scatological heart couldn’t resist clicking on it. The funny thing is, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 1, 2010
Do you ever stop to think about where your food comes from?
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 25, 2010
I just Googled “Kill Your Television” and found…
by Jay Winston on Oct 19, 2010
Third Party candidate Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High party speaks truth to power in the NY Governor’s Debate
by Anna Brones on Oct 18, 2010
I can’t even begin to say how much I love this short film “Marry Me?” I came across it last week on Copenhagen Cycle Chic, and after passing it around to all of my friends, I still haven’t gotten tired of it. As a friend pointed out, it’s “a great testament to the patient power [...]
by Ben Ralston on Oct 17, 2010
When my wife and I first moved into our hilltop home / retreat center amongst the farmland and forests of Eastern Slovenia, we left our T.V. behind. Hills, forest, farmland; no tsunami! We’d decided to simplify… Our courtship was in an ashram, and the austerity of our lives there brought us face to face and [...]
by Melanie Klein on Oct 15, 2010
Jonathon McIntosh’s remix will knock your socks off! Via Rebellious Pixels: Description: This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed from 50 classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Oct 15, 2010
VIDEO: Toxic waste pits built by Texaco (now Chevron) around the company’s oil drilling sites in Ecuador continue to spread oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest environment.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Oct 14, 2010
Rap music exposing the lies of the GMO biotech industry.
by Anna Brones on Oct 13, 2010
This is classic. Watch and love, and then be fully pre-warned about your cycling habits; too much hipsterdom just might get your bike jacked by the friendly old guy down the street.
by Jay Winston on Oct 13, 2010
Honesty is the best policy…sometimes (featuring Christine O’Donnell, Eddie Izzard, Emily Dickinson, Quakers, surrealism, and Hitler).
by Lynn Hasselberger on Oct 12, 2010
Each year bloggers from more than 100 countries come together and blog about a single important issue, and this year’s topic is clean water.
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 12, 2010
Because the Net’s No Bodhi Tree (pt. 3) This is the third part in a series of posts pleading and playing for a closer look at how being online affects being mindful, where ‘being mindful’ is closely linked to being attentive and not distracted. For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here. [...]
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Oct 10, 2010
Why is it that discomfort is something that is desirable? -Aurora
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Oct 7, 2010
Where do you go when you can’t go back and moving forward feels bad too? I’ll tell ya… -Aurora
by Karthik Sonty on Oct 6, 2010
As a fledgling reviewer a couple years ago, I hypothesized that, “[Bag Raiders] are products of the modern generation. In our world of iPhones, mp3′s…
by Steve Hoffman on Oct 6, 2010
Used to artificially increase milk production in cows, GE bovine growth hormones are a short-term profiteer’s dream in that they increase immediate milk production by 10%. Yet, it often comes at a cost to the cow’s long-term health. Not only is the use of growth hormones in industrial agriculture a significant animal welfare concern, but many questions remain as to its safety regarding human health.
by Donna Freeman on Oct 1, 2010
Adam Sadowsky shared four insights he and his team gained while creating the Rube Goldberg machine for OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” video. The talk itself is engaging and the video simply incredible. I appreciated, however, how these same insights apply to a personal yoga practice.
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Oct 1, 2010
The great thing about doing things that help you get familiar with how you feel when you’re grounded is that you then know when you’re not. Being able to make that distinction for yourself makes life a whole heck of a lot easier and makes manifesting the things you want in your life a lot [...]
by Dylan Barmmer on Sep 29, 2010
The Mad Yogi Poet can’t or won’t ever hide his fiery side for long. And lately, this lusty loving Leo has found himself feeling all Thermonuclear again. Why? Poetry. Yoga. Love. For starters…
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 28, 2010
The climax to Chicago’s 2010 Fashion Week… charitable eco-fashion show.
by Kasey Luber on Sep 27, 2010
This past week I attended the 15th Annual Yoga Journal Conference, which according to my math means that I missed the first nine. I decided to make up for it by attending every single class, lecture, concert and activity possible with a camera in hand. Yoga Journal wrote the book on yoga conferences and their [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 27, 2010
Let’s rethink human nature. A fascinating TEDtalks video: Bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society. ~ by RSA Animate Big thanks to EcoPreservationSociety.org for tweeting about this today!
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Sep 26, 2010
I was doing some research on “quitting smoking” for the web series that I’m writing and was curious to see if there was a group that was like Alcoholics Anonymous but for cigarettes. There is. It’s called Nicotine Anonymous. Who knew? After reading about the 12 steps and noting how similar they are to my [...]
by Jay Winston on Sep 23, 2010
Clearly, if there’s one thing more terrifying than the prospect of a nuclear terrorist attack, it’s that of an attack being thwarted…by a homosexual.
by Steve Hoffman on Sep 23, 2010
Genetically Modified Salmon Might Pave The Way for More Franken-Flesh to Come. It grows twice as fast, won’t escape into the wild to breed, and is perfectly healthy for humans to eat. So says AquaBounty—and its scientists for hire—about its genetically-engineered (GE) salmon, AquaAdvantage, which, if the company has its way, will join the nearly [...]
by Karthik Sonty on Sep 23, 2010
It is estimated that over 500 billion plastic bags are used globally every year, of which less than 1% end up being recycled. Moreover, people in the United States alone consume nearly 50 billion bottles of water annually with less than 20% ending up in a recycling plant. So what becomes of the waste in this unidirectional, unsustainable system? Well, naturally, it collects.
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 22, 2010
A delightful, genuine, relaxed hour with two outstanding Moguls. Just watched this entire hour—it’s rare that I settle down in this adhd-inducing world of social media and coffee and socializing and running around and dog-walking and more coffee and netflix and meals to…do one thing for an hour. But this hour contains many valuable lessons. [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 21, 2010
The earth is what we all have in common. ~Wendell Barry
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 20, 2010
800 to 1,000 feet blasted from the tops of mountains. In the name of coal. (video)
by Anna Brones on Sep 17, 2010
Friday morning. Drinking coffee. Scrolling through the Twitter feed. Excited about friends that are coming in for the weekend and tracking down chantrelles at farmers market tomorrow morning. Thinking about going on an afternoon autumn bike ride. You know, the usual pre-weekend bliss. And all is good until I see this: To put it in [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 17, 2010
Because the Net’s No Bodhi Tree (Part Two). The Net might oppose calm, creative intellect ‘Part One’ linked being attentive to being good and opposed being attentive with being online. In opposing the Net and the Bodhi tree, I offered two arguments: First Argument: First premise: c’monnn. Second premise: you know what I’m talking about. [...]
by Bud Wilson on Sep 17, 2010
The beauty way of indigenous cultures may be the antidote for all our modern day difficulties.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 16, 2010
Is it safe to eat a genetically engineered (GE) a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so it can get to market sooner and make more money, faster?
by Allie Bombach on Sep 16, 2010
Patagonia is one of the few places on the planet with untouched and undiscovered corners still remaining. Yet, at this very moment, its rivers and wildlands are under attack.
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 15, 2010
Eat Pray Love: a quest for change and happiness. Eat Pray Love is a film about a woman’s quest to travel and heal herself after a messy divorce. The film is beautifully shot and Julia Roberts does a fine job of displaying the emotional pain of the character Liz Gilbert. She gives up her life [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 15, 2010
China coal powered plants product enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes.
by Karthik Sonty on Sep 14, 2010
Anyone remotely acquainted with the world of rock climbing knows Chris Sharma. However, perhaps not everything comes naturally to climbing’s wunderkind…
by Celia Aurora de Blas on Sep 13, 2010
I want to make more people aware of this film. It’s deals with relevant issues that aren’t talked about a lot in the mainstream. When you throw a kid in the midst of a divorce, an Iraqi war vet attempting to integrate back into society and a melange of characters trying to “make it” through [...]
by Allie Bombach on Sep 13, 2010
The latest series from Fitz Cahall and Bryan Smith gives a look into the lives of three superstars in the outdoor world.