Layla

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  1. Shop Green

    Hi! Interesting shop! Am especially pleased to see hemp/wool twine or 'yarn' as I never saw it anywhere before! (& didn't know it existed!) What could be improved..? Hmm.. I think you could make the text on the intro page shorter (so people don't need to scroll so much) Also you might wanna check to keep things consistent when saying 'I/we'.. Personally I would also love to know more about the fabrics & dyes used.. eg in what conditions the hemp is grown, is it organic too, or not? etc
  2. I agree that people may find it difficult to remember the different extensions... .eco might be a nice idea - trouble is, if many companies would use it for greenwashing? (especially if it were more expensive than .com or others) for example, the companies trying to look 'green' would buy the .eco & try to present themselves as 'green'-?!! would there be special criteria who can get a .eco domain name? (if only really green people/organizations or businesses could get it, & it would cost the same as .com, it might be okay..?) who would determine who can get it though?
  3. When Being Lazy is Good for the Planet

    He he, we don't weed too much either Some weeds are okay so the sun doesn't dry out the soil too much, & too many can be - well, too much.. so some 'action' is still needed too.. (as we don't have organic straw to use as 'bedding' for the plants! - straw is supposed to be better against snails than just other plants or leftover lettuce or such..)
  4. GMO rice - would you eat it?

    If it looks anything like our Slovenian government...?!! yes, indeed.. They just signed a law about 'co-existence' of GMO & non-GMO plants... (How can they even co-exist? sigh..) There is some 'protection' in it (about farmers getting 'compensation' if their crops get polluted with GMO), I do wonder how long & how good this protection would be in practice..?!! - as far as I know it was quite the opposite worldwide - farmers had to pay to have the privilege to be polluted with GMO stuff?!!
  5. How green is nuclear power?

    What do you mean about antimatter, arctics_huha? as far as I know that is still in 'science fiction' stages..? any idea when they intend to make it feasible & how dangerous it could be? Simon & others, can you take a look at this blog & comment? - it's about nuclear in USA, & how new nuke plants are supposed to be cheaper? http://www.buildbabybuild.com/uncategorize...ean-equal-green The second article posted there is interesting too: it's about what the Obama administration is discussing?! http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/nuclear-0519.html (Of course Obama is from a nuke state, & it's expected of him to sort of go into the nukes, though he was dancing a fine line of not saying no or yes in the elections!) I wonder where he will turn!! (& fear that unless something really unexpected happens, they will go the nuke route too? though it sounds interesting where the article says no new ones have been built for 25 years-?! wow..!! Maybe that is part of the reason for the 'new wave' - older plants might need to be recommissioned or closed down? I wonder..)
  6. GMO rice - would you eat it?

    Yes, stupidity, what is your name? Oh, your name is MONEY!! And - Bayer?!! (Or EU regulations?! Let's hope not!!)
  7. Green Electronics PDF Guide

    Thanks! I'll check it out... :)
  8. Go Green by Driving Less

    YAY for going by train, Steve!! It's really a shame that car fuel/driving by car is cheaper here in Slovenia too!! if trains (& buses etc) were significantly cheaper, more people would gladly use them.. one can nicely nap on a train or bus, which is a good thing! & they wonder why so many people drive & why the train company is in crisis! (a vicious circle then!) Also, it would be great to have a law that all cargo traffic that just passes through our country must go via train - instead, we get old bad trucks crowding & polluting & destroying the highways!!
  9. GMO rice - would you eat it?

    Oh, & here is the Greenpeace petition to sign - I've already signed it! http://www.greenpeace.org/international/ca...ds-off-our-rice They are asking "all governments around the world to protect consumers and farmers, their crops and fields by rejecting Bayer’s GM rice, and to stop GM rice field trials"!!
  10. How green is nuclear power?

    There was a discussion panel on Slovenian TV the other day... The journalist was asking several 'older white men' about energy... some even made sense with some comments, but said absolute rubbish in the next sentence.. Slovenia has pledged a bigger percentage of renewable energy by __________ to EU & one man said: 'Do you know how many solar panels you'll have to build to achieve that % if you build the 2nd nuke powerplant?!!' /The minister gulped a bit lol!/ & also, when someone talked about how important renewable energy is, the journalist said, 'And the nuclear powerplant is the most important thing then?' lol!! /She rocks!! :)/ Everyone is talking of renewable energy, & in Slovenia they are still soo focused on the coal plant, block 6 - & nuke, block 2 (2nd nuke)! And the coal plant alone is responsible for the whole budget for the next 10 years!! 'So there will be no money for the nuke then?' the journalist asked. 'Noo, we're looking for strategic partners' - apparently many have been walking around, asking to be 'strategic partners/investors! So why is this a good opportunity for Slovenia? Why can't we be an investor somewhere else too? & let them deal with toxic trash & problems that may arise?? France is one of the dirtiest & most toxic & most polluted states in EU - please don't give them as example!! & guess who is asking to be 'strategic investors'?! The French & the Japanese - where the main builders of the nuke technology are!! This is like the McDonalds franchise almost!! & guess who is building the coal plant extension? The French! & it's supposed to be 'much greener'?! (hmm, I wonder..?!) The contract has been signed by the previous government & will cost us too much, because prices of energy were higher then!! Why is the government telling German people to go solar & giving subsidies? Cause they banned the nukes!! Who will subsidize solar if they plan to build nukes & coal plants?! Personally, I don't think a solar panel on the roof would be 'ugly' - we have water solar heating panels & it's beautiful! I'd just love to see some research if it affects health of inhabitants first.. If not, you can put solar cells on my roof anytime!! There are lots of roofs & barns to put the solar cells on, & interested people!! - if only the technology were cheaper or more subsidized! It seems everyone would have to find own investors like the nuke people-?!! :eek: Oh wait, the investors find them!! wonder why!!
  11. Who is Greener?

    he he wealthy women are okay then? & poor men? interesting! :)
  12. Earth Day 2009

    Simon, I know socialism is not communism, lol!! we were taught in primary school that we live in socialism, while 'communism is the ideal we are heading toward' (& will never achieve) or something like that... also, Yugoslavia was socialistic by declaration, while some people just called us 'communist' country.. I think eg Poland or Chekhoslovakia were more 'communist' because they were under more direct Russian influence.. Do tell about your trash!! Looking forward to it! And maybe a bit about recycling/waste management/incineration & such in Sweden too?
  13. Earth Day 2009

    This seems very interesting!! Maybe you can post pics & a description some time? (or is it on your blog or website?)
  14. Eco-friendly pesticide?

    As for the original post - I googled 'AgraQuest toxic' & this came up: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/09/18560307.php quoting from http://davisvanguard.blogspot.com/2009/01/...or-january.html How eco were they then really...?! /not sure how accurate the sites above are, just googled them up.. which is what I recommend everyone do if thinking about a pesticide, herbicide or whatever../
  15. Eco-friendly pesticide?

    I am reluctant about 'eco friendly' pesticides & herbicides & such too.. If you watched the movie: 'The World according to Monsanto' (excellent film, I highly recommend it!!) you saw that Monsanto made an 'eco' weed killer that was later on found toxic - & there were lawsuits against false advertising!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundup Some effects may be long-term so anything new on the market is, well - hmm? to be proven.. If you do find anything in the shops, research it extensively & ALWAYS read the small print!! Ideally, one would live without the iffy chemicals.. My parents still use some (especially for the peaches, Dad says we'd have nothing without some spraying..) There are some DIY eco variants too, yeah.. like from herbs etc. About snails, I also read coffee on the ground (remains after cooking) can divert them, or sawdust? (we have compost next to the garden too, so it may be a factor indeed!) My Mum put boiling water on some of the snails & slugs & then put the concoction around the endangered piece of the garden - she says there are less snails & slugs there now! (not sure if this is the effect of the potion or of the fact she picked them up & boiled them?) A friend who took courses in biodynamics says they make a concoction out of any 'bad pests' - special procedure.. apparently even deer stayed away after someone made this with a piece of deer skin? /it does sound slightly unbelievable though - but who knows?/