Hug by Eddie Opara 7/23
Eddie Opara, Pentagram designer, wants to encourage people to turn down the thermostat and turn up the love with his poster.
“I’m attracted to the idea of using human warmth rather than heating. It’s something you can do with a friend, but it’s also a warm and loving message you can share with a friend - a positive message about climate change, not one that puts the effing fear of God into you.”
Heating is responsible for about 60% of a household’s energy usage – and yet more than half of us have our thermostats set above the recommended temperature of 18-21C.
What better way to share body heat than with a jumper made for two?
We’re selling 23 limited editions of this poster printed on FSC paper with sustainable ink for £23 plus VAT, postage and packing with all proceeds going back to the Do The Green Thing charity. You can buy this one here.
Oh, we’ve all been there. (Us designers, of course.)
SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
Snuggles, vegan pizza and Bill Murray movies.
Love this guy. He can recycle and print on almost anything.
Check out his amazing new eco-friendly banners made from recycled soda bottles and bamboo.
Green on, Greg!
free paul watson
Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was on 12 May at Frankfurt Airport was arrested because he tried with his crew in 2002 off the coast of Costa Rica to stop the illegal shark fin fishing.
Collect orange peels until you can fill up a 1 liter glass jar. You could keep them in the freezer until you have enough. Stuff them in the jar, fill it up with vinegar, submerging the peels in it. Leave it for 10 days, strain and use the liquid to clean and desinfect any surface.
Simple to make, economic, natural and has a nice smell.
Taken from Energy for Life, Natural Health Institute.
I know of some people who like to fill a spray bottle with a similar solution, leaving an inch of room at the top. They will then pour peroxide and cap off the bottle. Peroxide is really good about killing germs on surfaces as well as providing extra cleaning/scrubbing power. Peroxide begins to transform into water when exposed to direct sunlight so you have about an hour to use the solution, without pouring more peroxide in the bottle.
This is the kind of thing I love. (And, coincidentally, so does my boyfriend.)