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Dori and Val tell you everything you wanted to know about living a green lifestyle that is more hip than hippie. It's upbeat, informative, and at times rather funny. (Yes, we shave).
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DATE: Wed, 22 Sep 2010
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More Hip #271 - Conscious Cooking

More Hip Than Hippie #271 - Conscious Cooking Author Anni Daulter discusses the joys of conscious cooking for babies and toddlers. The Hipsters meet author/cook/mom/cool chick Anni Daulter, who has released a book and a baby this year. Anni discusses ways to prepare food for your family that nourishes both body and soul. Also, Dori and Val hit up a Brewfest, and Val puts out an APB on Malloy! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Need another reason to love autumn? You got it: Hoptober Golden Ale from New Belgium Brewing. Featuring a medley of fall flavors, this seasonal brew is subtle enough to pair with your favorite fall fare. Chocolate: We bust out another offering from Chris's care package. Andrea Stainer Origins Java Milk Chocolate, Hint of Vanilla. Despite its measly 38% cacao content and slightly chalky consistency, the bar had a nice mild flavor. Hip News and Finds Finds: crApp. They say the unexamined life is not worth living. Reach your full potential with the Poo Log, an iPhone and iPad app that'll have you loving your leavings. Poo-per. Odorless, eco-friendly Poo Poo Paper helps to keep elephant, horse, cow and panda potty out of the waste stream. (Thanks Ashanti!) Hip News Zone defense. Remember when countries could agree on things and change the world? In 1987, the Montreal Protocol phased out the use of aerosol CFCs. Now, as a result, the UN reports that Earth's ozone holes have stopped growing and will return to pre-1980 levels before the middle of this century. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ You're in hot water! Pay a visit to your water heater. Adjust the temp down to 120 degrees, the ideal setting to maximize energy efficiency. If you do this before winter hits, it'll be easier to adjust to a slightly cooler shower! Conscious Cooking The Hipsters meet author/cook/mom/cool chick Anni Daulter, who has released a book and a baby this year. In Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers, Anni discusses ways to prepare food for your family that nourishes both body and soul. Between parenting 4 kids and writing 4 new books, Anni takes time to share tips for creating meaningful mealtime rituals and more. Anni introduces the Fundamental Five principles for feeding little ones. Check out some of her tips and recipes. Coming in March 2011, her new popsicle book, Ice Pop Joy! Anni's husband Tim has a blog called Practicing Happy. Listener E-mails Attention lurkers: we want to hear from you! Drop us a line just to let us know you're out there. Of course, feel free to add comments, questions and links..we love to get your input at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our blog! Jeromy in Arkansas is right; you can polish a turd, but it's still a piece of sh*t. So it is with corn sugar, formerly known as HFCS. Erica in Connecticut wants to join a CSA but doesn't want want to waste the surplus. Start with a half-share, and consider canning the rest. Amy in San Diego peels back the layers of packaging to reveal the true carbon footprint of bananas. Audrey in Texas wonders if she should line her trashcan with BioBags or just let it go commando. Jason in New York is troubled by stories of Nike sweatshops in Asia. He also thought of us when he heard about deep-fried beer. Thanks Jason! (Best. Porn Star Name. Ever.) Ridley in Idaho will never again travel without her Klean Kanteen. Sandy in New York wonders why stores don't give us 5¢ back when we use no bag at all. Yeah, what's up with that? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Autumnal Equinox or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! Give a Fiver to a Tiger! Val has launched Operation Greenpaws to help a local animal santuary raise funds for their upcoming relocation. Donate just $5 to the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, and you'll receive a pile of great coupons! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 09 Sep 2010
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More Hip #270 - The Dumpster Diva

More Hip Than Hippie #270 - The Dumpster Diva Designer Tiffany Threadgould returns to remind us that garbage has feelings, too. The Hipsters welcome the delightful Dumpster Diva,Tiffany Threadgould, back to the show! Our favorite design junkie has been busy with several exciting projects lately. Tiffany took a break from moving into her new Brooklyn workspace to reveal all the details of her trashy life. Also, Dori opens her Piehole to spill some bitter news. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Half a world away, delicious hops are grown and harvested with this beer in mind. Sierra Nevada flies them fresh from New Zealand to Chico for their final destination: Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale. The flavor of this hoppy brew is perfect, and you can't even taste the carbon footprint. Chocolate: Thanks to listener Chris in Montana (long story) for the huge care package o'chocolate! This week we sampled Andrea Stainer Origins Ecuador 70% Cocoa, Floral & Sweet. A simple bar with a subtle flavor, this paired nicely with our beer. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Don't you love it when a simple product makes your life better? That's how Val feels about her Dechlorinating Shower Filter. By softening water, it enables your personal care products to work more effectively and leaves you feeling cleaner. Plus, Val no longer smells like a public swimming pool. Yogi and Boo-Boo approve. Pack a quick planet-friendly meal and eat it al fresco with a Boxsal compostable picnic kit. Pick the style that suits you and leave no trace behind. Hip News Plastifornia. The Golden State has failed in its attempt to ban single-use plastic bags. Despite widespread support for the bill, the state Senate couldn't close the deal. To paraphrase the Governator, we'll be back! Are we there yet? A new study finds that the average male drives an extra 276 miles lost each year because he won't ask for directions. Honey, just pull over at that nice clean gas station... Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Socks on the rocks! Feel that chill in the air? Time to take the woolens out of storage...and freshen them up with a spritz of vodka! Put some of the cheap stuff in a spray bottle and apply liberally to musty coats and accessories. Don't worry, you won't smell like you had a martini for breakfast (you didn't, did you?). The Dumpster Diva The Hipsters welcome the delightful Dumpster Diva,Tiffany Threadgould, back to the show! Our favorite design junkie has been busy with several projects, including a new "ReMake It" kit--the Plastic Bag Trash Can. Tiffany took a break from moving into her new Brooklyn workspace to spill all the details of her trashy life. Tiffany's company, RePlayGround, continues to create fun recycling projects for all ages. Take a look at their popular ReMake It kits. She's a designer for TerraCycle, a great company that turns trash into cool products. Catch her Garbage Moguls show on the National Geographic Channel. You can pick up Tiffany's first book, "ReMake It", on Earth Day 2011! Until then, check her out on YouTube. Want to hire her for an event? She's available for corporate workshops, parties, bar mitzvahs... You can probably find Tiffany at a Maker Faire near you! Listener E-mails Christine in Flagstaff, Arizona spotted this house made of shipping containers in her neighborhood, and wonders if this is a new trend in green building. The answer is yes! We think it's a great way to repurpose these tough containers when they're out of commission. Send us a photo of the finished product, OK? Adam in Tennessee wants to know if the new Ten Thousand Villages store in his town is the real deal, and if Equal Exchange coffee is truly a fair trade product. Yes and yes, so go shopping! Ashanti in Austin, TX recommends Beer Wars, a film about the struggles of indie beer makers. She also yearns to keep a few farm critters, which we heartily support. Andrea in Houston, TX is planning her nuptials, and would love some green wedding tips. Congrats! Kristin in New Hampshire is a restauranteur with a trashy dilemma. We suggest using BioBags. Lurker Alert! A big Hipster Howdy to Michelle in Colorado and Meghan in Virginia, who have officially unlurked themselves! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Rosh Hashanah or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! Attention lurkers: we want to hear from you! Drop us a line just to let us know you're out there. Of course, feel free to add comments, questions and links..we love to get your input at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our blog! Val has launched Operation Greenpaws to help a local animal santuary raise funds for their upcoming relocation. Donate just $5 to the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, and you'll receive a pile of great coupons! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 25 Aug 2010
SIZE: 26.5 MB
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More Hip #269 - Meeting Mr. Wright

More Hip Than Hippie #269 - Meeting Mr. Wright Charter Hipster Bob Wright made the trek to Chico to talk about his work at a food bank. Dori and Val welcome longtime listener Bob Wright to the show this week! Does his name sound familiar? Bob provided those cheesy tiaras and Disneyland antenna balls back in the early days. He was inspired by a previous show to tell us about the efforts food banks make to rescue groceries for the hungry. He also introduces the Hipsters to the concept of the secondary porn star name. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The sustainable geniuses at New Belgium Brewing cooked up an ancient beer recipe and dubbed it 1554 Enlightened Black Ale. We think it would be fantastic with a hearty meal. Those medieval monks knew how to brew! Chocolate: Val's FedEx rep went to Europe and brought us back some chocolate! Kinder Maxi is a German treat for milk chocolate lovers, a bit too sweet and gooey for snobs like us. But Leonard, thanks for being our chocolate mule. Hip News and Finds Finds: Pawesome! Val has launched Operation Greenpaws to help a local animal santuary raise funds for their upcoming relocation. Donate just $5 and you'll receive a pile of great coupons! We're so sari. Eco-fashionistas will love the upcycled silk sari scarves and wraps from GreenSewn. Bonus: they plant 10 trees for every purchase. Hip News We got the beet. A federal judge has overturned approval of Monsanto 's biotech sugar beets, pending further study. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Catch some air! It's been a long, hot summer. Have you changed the filter on your air conditioner or swamp cooler lately? Saves energy, saves you money! Meeting Mr. Wright Charter Hipster Bob Wright made the trek to Chico to talk about one of his passions--feeding the hungry. As Agency Relations Manager at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County, CA, Bob builds bridges between those with too much food, and those with too little. He thinks of it as a form of recycling. Is there a difference between a food bank and a soup kitchen? Yep! To find a food bank near you or learn more about domestic hunger relief, check out Feeding America. Here are some guidelines for starting a local food pantry. By the way, Bob's other passion is his Baseball History Podcast. Listener E-mails Attention lurkers: we want to hear from you! Drop us a line just to let us know you're out there. Of course, feel free to add comments, questions and links..we love to get your input at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our blog! Karen in Colorado doesn't like cleaning baby toys with bleach. Try OdoBan or Steramine instead...or, how about a UV Sanitizing Wand? Lisa in Chicago loves Intelligentsia Coffee and their Direct Trade program. Jessica in Pittsburgh wonders what we think about Vogue Italia's oil-spill fashion shoot. Share your opinion! Greg in New Hampshire (Live Free or Die!) shares some tempting ideas from Komforte Chockolates. Yes, your wife rocks and so do you! Shout-Out!! A big Hipster Howdy to Meaghan in Canada, who mentions us on her vlog. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Labor Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! Charter Hipster Doug Hilton in Lancaster, PA has been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He's undergoing chemotherapy and needs some Hipster Mojo to keep his spirits up! Send him some love on his Facebook page and keep him in your thoughts while he kicks some cancer ass. You can also send him a nice email through us, at hip@greenfeet.com. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog.

DATE: Wed, 11 Aug 2010
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More Hip #268 - Here Comes the Sun

More Hip Than Hippie #268 - Here Comes the Sun As the solar energy industry evolves, more homes and businesses take advantage of incentives to "go solar". Thanks to government rebates, it seems easier than ever to afford an array of PV panels on your roof. Does solar energy make sense for your home or business? What is the "trifecta of disaster"? Dori and Val seek enlightenment from Tim Hamor, co-owner of a solar system installation company in Chico. (Tim previously appeared in show #65, Going Solar.) Also, the Hipsters encounter a Beer Pimp and Val goes ape for Adam-12. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Our new Favorite Listener is Megan in Arizona, who introduced us to the complicated pleasures of Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Brewery. What started as a potential malt-face mishap, turned into a positively passionate pairing! Chocolate: Luckily, the simple goodness of Ghirardelli's Twilight Delight complemented the beer perfectly. And this Twilight contained no whiny vampires. Hip News and Finds Finds: Are you gonna use that teabag? A London fashion student creates compostable clothing from tubs of tea and yeast. BioCouture jackets, t-shirts and dresses go back to nature when they go out of style. Changing channels. Val's family has cut the cord on cable TV, opting instead for low-cost Boxee and Netflix. Savings=Beer Money! Hip News Frankenfish. A very special variety of salmon is coming to a market near you, courtesy of AquaBounty. It'll be loaded with Vitamin GMO, but don't worry, the FDA says you don't need to know that. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ From Listener Alex in Cleveland: Be mindful of your water usage! Turn off the tap while you scrub your hands, then turn it back on to rinse. From Listener Megan in Arizona: Invest in a reusable mug for your visits to the coffee shop! You'll keep paper cups out of the landfill while saving yourself a bit of change. Here Comes the Sun Our friend Tim Hamor of Alternative Energy Systems sheds some light on going solar! First, the nuts and bolts: how a solar cell works. Get an energy profile to determine if solar works for you. Use this calculator to get a rough idea. Learn about rebates and incentives to help you get into a solar energy system: DSIRE and SEIA are great resources. The 2006 California Solar Initiative serves as a model for the new 10 Million Solar Roofs initiative put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Remote monitoring of your home's solar energy usage? There's an app for that! Listener E-mails Attention lurkers: we want to hear from you! Drop us a line just to let us know you're out there. Of course, feel free to add comments, questions and links..we love to get your input at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our blog! Sarah is traumatized after reading her toothpaste tube. Uncle Harry's Tooth Powder to the rescue! Barb in Colorado suggests Greener Photography as a resource for eco-friendly brides-to-be. Alex in Cleveland has a cool tip for Midwesterners: splurge on Jeni's Ice Creams. They deliver! Dolores in Cleveland loves her local Blackout Stout. Hey, hire Alex as an intern at Earth Day Coalition! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Back-to-School or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! Charter Hipster Doug Hilton in Lancaster, PA has been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He's undergoing chemotherapy and needs some Hipster Mojo to keep his spirits up! Send him some love on his Facebook page and keep him in your thoughts while he kicks some cancer ass. You can also send him a nice email through us, at hip@greenfeet.com. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog.

DATE: Thu, 29 Jul 2010
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More Hip #267 - Pimp My Shrimp!

More Hip Than Hippie #267 - Pimp My Shrimp! Shrimp trawling accounts for one third of global seafood bycatch. Shrimp is the world's most valuable seafood, but many other creatures die in the process of getting it to our dinner plates. Poor practices by fisheries and farms take an unacceptable toll. Dori and Val dive into the effects of bycatch and what consumers can do to protect sea life. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The angels sing! Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released their fall offering, Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. Rich with light malty smoothness, this brew will pair nicely with those warm soups and hearty meals that we can't bear to think about in July. Chocolate: Val forgot the chocolate. And the angels wept. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! For fans of the farmer's market, ChicoBag presents the new Produce Stand collection. The starter kit includes 3 easy-to-tote reusable bags, each designed to optimize freshness. Cold comfort. Do you leave the ceiling fan on when you're not in the room? FAIL! Here are 5 air-conditioning myths, busted. Roadkill swill. A Scottish brewer is selling 12 bottles of the world's strongest beer...inside the bodies of dead animals. Hare of the dog, anyone? Hip News Hot, fat and crowded. Due to climate change, squirrels are getting fatter and having more babies. And probably watching more daytime TV. Sea change. President Obama has established a new national ocean policy, which will provide a framework for "eco-system based" stewardship of our waterways. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Show off your six-pack! When you finish off that sixth bottled beverage, don't throw out the cardboard carrier--use it as a handy tote for condiments! Fill each compartment with fixin's for burgers and hot dogs, or with spoons and forks wrapped in napkins. Val got this idea from a brewery (surprise!). Pimp My Shrimp! Listener Amy in San Diego writes: I've been reading books about the food system lately, and right now I'm working my way through Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I wanted to share an interesting tibdit I learned about "bycatch." Bycatch is actually a euphemism for sea creatures that are caught by commercial fisherman that they don't want. The part that caught my eye was this section on shrimp bycatch. "Shrimp accounts for only 2 percent of global seafood by weight, but shrimp trawling accounts for 33 percent of global bycatch. We tend not to think about this because we tend not to know about it. What if there were labeling on our food letting us know how many animals were killed to bring our desired animal to our plate? So, with trawled shrimp, for example, the label might read: '26 pounds of other sea animals were killed and tossed back into the ocean for every 1 pound of this shrimp." Fish, turtles, seabirds and other animals suffer the effects of bycatch. Concerned scientists are designing fishing gear to reduce seafood bycatch. The Monterey Bay Aquarium points you to sustainable choices with their downloadable Seafood Watch pocket guide. Check out their app for your iPhone. Speaking of the Aquarium, Dori found her new favorite sea creature there: the Leafy Sea Dragon! Listener E-mails Charter Hipster Doug Hilton in Lancaster, PA has been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He's undergoing chemotherapy and needs some Hipster Mojo to keep his spirits up! Send him some love on his Facebook page and keep him in your thoughts while he kicks some cancer ass. You can also send him a nice email through us, at hip@greenfeet.com. Emily in Tennessee knows that the one thing missing from your martini is...seafood! No problem, thanks to Alaska Distillery's Smoked Salmon Vodka. Go ahead, drink like a fish. Meredith in New Orleans wants PJ's for her teenie weenie greenie, but doesn't want flame-retardant chemicals. Check out Carter's, or just stick with t-shirts and sweats! Gabrielle in Oregon needs ideas for inexpensive trinkets for her summer camp. Try making necklaces from recycled wine corks or recycled wood blocks. Send pics! Elizabeth in St. Paul, MN shares another side of the raw milk debate. Brigid in Chicago watched Fast Food Nation and now wonders where her organic grass-fed beef is processed. Organic meat is processed separately; ask your farmer for details. Katie in Toronto (eh!) wants to feel good about eating bananas, and hopes this article will help. Amy in Massachusetts cuts her sugar usage by mixing it with a bit of stevia. Her fave tea recipe: 5 bags of Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea, 2 bags of Peppermint tea, a little stevia. Amy, look at this! Suzana in Canada (eh!) is looking for tips on green entertaining. Try some of Trystan's Tips, and stayed tuned for an upcoming show on that topic. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Back-to-School or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog.

DATE: Thu, 15 Jul 2010
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More Hip #266 - Fair Trade Coffee

More Hip Than Hippie #266 - Fair Trade Coffee Do we pay a fair price for fair trade goods? Consumers don't pay enough for coffee. That's according to Amy Louis, a wholesale coffee distributor who has experienced life at the origin of our cuppa joe. Amy makes the case for fair trade while explaining the difference between good coffee and great coffee. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val's hubby returned from a roadtrip to the coast with a selection of beers from Six Rivers Brewery. We sampled their India Pale Ale this week, finding it pleasant but unremarkable. Rob swears it tasted better on tap. Chocolate: Keeping with our coffee theme this week, we revisited Sweet Riot Flavor 65 dark cacao nibs dunked in dark chocolate. We like how you get loads of crunchy sweet caffeine in a cute reusable tin. Hip News and Finds Finds: If it makes you hippie... Greenie Sheryl Crow releases her latest album on July 20th, followed by an eco-friendly tour. We played a clip of her new single, "Summer Day". Eggscellent. Slug bait? Face mask? Learn about 12 things you can do with eggshells. Viva Val! The Green Diva treated her pals to a decadent Chocolate Chile Cake a la Viva Daisy. Hip News Ray of Flight. In Switzerland, a solar-powered plane successfully completed a 24-hour flight last week. It won't replace conventional planes yet, because it landed on time and no luggage was lost. Yes they can! Congrats to the Washington couple who set out to pay for their wedding by recycling aluminum cans. Peter Geyer and Andrea Parrish collected 400,000 cans and now have $3800 to spend on their DIY green wedding. That's uncanny! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Trim your waste! According to the EPA, "yard trimmings and food scraps result in 26% of the US municipal solid waste stream." So make the committment to compost those scraps, whether it's in a pile in your yard or in a worm bin under the sink. Fair Trade Coffee Do you think Fair Trade coffee is too expensive? Meet Amy Louis of Six Degrees Coffee Service, who makes the case that we're not paying enough! After visiting Nicaragua and seeing the benefits of fair trade for herself, Amy believes that a grass-roots campaign to educate consumers will make a world of difference. She also gives the Hipsters her take on beans, baristas and "cupping". (No, it isn't naughty.) The coffee we drink comes from two types of beans: Arabica and Robusta. Amy believes we'll agree to pay more for coffee when we get the facts about Fair Trade. Transfair USA is a great resource. Starbucks Coffee has developed its own set of standards called C.A.F.E. Practices. Amy's favorite coffee roasters include Thanksgiving, Equator and Peet's. Want to know more about coffee? Contact the Specialty Coffee Association of America, or SCAA. Just don't ask about the civet poop coffee. Listener E-mails Tell No Impact Man you'd love to hear him chat with the Hipsters! Send him a nice email. Don't forget us...we love to hear your questions and compliments at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! Margie in California is lactose-intolerant, but she and her hubby can enjoy dairy products again since they switched to raw milk. Elizabeth in St. Paul, MN is following the story of an e-coli outbreak linked to raw milk. Eileen in Dominica completely disagrees about the safety of raw milk. Val recommends reading this article by the Nourishing Gourmet. And congrats on the upcoming Teenie Weenie Greenie! Melanie in Lansdale. PA is full of questions! A few answers: for cars, look into the new Nissan LEAF; for pressure cookers, anodized aluminum seems to be safe; for beeswax candles, see your friends at Greenfeet! Greg in Lancaster, PA has advice for taking caffeine out of your tea, courtesy of the New Tea Lover's Treasury. Julie thinks Hipsters will enjoy the Nourished Kitchen blog, which has a page devoted to dark chocolate! Jenny in Ontario, Canada (eh!) fears we've fallen victim to greenwashing by Haagen Dazs. Au contraire! We just think it's a darn tasty treat. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Bastille Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 01 Jul 2010
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More Hip #265 - Raw Milk

More Hip Than Hippie #265 - Raw Milk Proponents of raw milk believe that we should reap the health benefits of drinking milk in its natural state. Did you know that drinking a glass of raw cow's milk could put you on the wrong side of the law? The Chicken Chick, Carol Albrecht, spills the facts about this controversial subject. Also, as the Chico summer starts to sizzle, Val's talkin' trash and Dori's waiting for an egg.Beer and Chocolate: Beer: As summer heats up, go Rogue with a mild, unfiltered Somer Orange Honey Ale. It's a big-ass bottle of sunshine. Chocolate: If you require dairy-free, gluten-free treats, here's your Dream come true! The Dark Chocolate Raspberry Dream bar is creamy and smooth enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Your perfect pie deserves a Perfect Pie Plate, right? Bake up a bounty of berries in this old-school enamelware pan, available in 3 marbled colors. Spamalot. Until the end of August, Chipotle wants you to forward your junk emails to them; in return, they'll donate cash to The Lunch Box. And they'll order Ciali$ with their winnings from the Nigerian lottery. Hip News Moby Sick. Scientists report stunningly high levels of toxic heavy metals in whales all over the world. Brown goes green. Eight major US cities will soon see hybrid gas-electric UPS trucks on the streets, as the delivery company makes plans to add 200 of the vehicles to its fleet. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ From Listener Carrie in Rockledge, FL: When you are cleaning your microwave, just use a large glass Pyrex and fill it with 1/4 cup of vinegar and a cup of water. Nuke it for 2 minutes and it will steam and loosen all the gunk on the inside of the oven. Wipe away with an old cloth. No more chemical sprays or wasted paper towels! Raw Milk Have you ever tried raw milk? Chances are, you've grown up with homogenized, pasteurized milk from the supermarket. Proponents of raw milk, like Carol Albrecht of Chaffin Family Orchards, argue that you should reap the health benefits of drinking milk in its natural state...trouble is, that mouthful of moo-juice might put you on the wrong side of the law! First, we need to understand what homogenization and pasteurization do to milk. Carol recommends reading Dr. Weston A. Price's classic book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, to learn about the dangers of processed food. The Campaign for Real Milk helps you find local sources for raw milk, as well as a summary of laws in your state governing raw milk consumption. You can follow the legal battles of raw milk advocates Max Kane and Michael Schmidt. To learn more, Carol suggests viewing the upcoming documentary film "Farmageddon". Get cooking with a copy of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions! Listener E-mails Tell No Impact Man you'd love to hear him chat with the Hipsters! Send him a nice email. Don't forget us...we love to hear your questions and compliments at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! Shanan in New Hampshire (live free or die!) needs some tips for recycling canning lids. She also found family fun on a potty break in Vermont. Jenn in North Carolina shares an idea to help Coca-Cola become EcoCoke. Sarah in NYC has more baby-related tips: read Growing Up Green by Deirdre Imus and find an eco-friendly baby registry. Alex in Cleveland, OH recommends that Hipsters read "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" by Jeff Goodell. Anyone up for a new Book Club? Kate in Wisconsin sent a link about high levels of lead found in children's juices. E. W. in Kentucky wants to see More Hip t-shirts in size "jumbo petite" (2X) to accomodate his curves. We'll work on that, because we love Hipsters of all shapes and sizes! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Independence Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 17 Jun 2010
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More Hip #264 - Happy 5th Anniversary!

More Hip Than Hippie #264 - Happy 5th Anniversary! Dori and Val celebrate 5 years of podcasting "More Hip Than Hippie". The Hipsters have hit another milestone! This week marks the end of their 5th year as co-hosts of your favorite eco-funny podcast. After more than 200 beers quaffed and chocolates nibbled, they find time to respond to a few listener requests. They also come up with a name for their imaginary lovechild.Beer and Chocolate: Beer: If life leaves you wondering "WTF?", open up a big-ass bottle of Wilco Tango Foxtrot Brown Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Co. You'll discover why they're one of our favorite breweries Chocolate: Our 5th anniversary is golden! Green & Black's Maya Gold is sensationally smooth with just the right mix of spicy and sweet. A Hipster classic. Hip News and Finds Finds: High Five! Need a special treat for our 5th anniversary? Haagen-Dazs Five is a new line of scrumptious ice creams containing only 5 ingredients, all of them found in nature. Try the lemon. Party on wheels. Chico recently hosted a Bicycle Music Festival, a mobile concert that literally runs on pedal power. Uplifting Hip News Sit. Stay. Sniff. Man's Best Friend is now saving endangered animals by locating their poop in the wild. Good boy! Montana gives a dam. In an effort to save the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon, officials are releasing water from Libby Dam so that the ancient creatures can spawn. Believe us, they're not as cute as a dog Teenie Weenie Greenie™From Listener Melanie in Lansdale, PA: Take control of what you eat! If you have little ones in your life, give them homemade food whenever possible. For babies, the Fresh Baby So Easy baby food kit is a great start. Bigger kids love homemade ice pops. Try your hand at making yogurt! Happy 5th Anniversary! It was a dark and stormy night...well, not really. It was a warm spring evening in 2005 when we hatched the plot for our little podcast. Now, 264 shows later, it's time to look back at 5 beer-and-chocolate-soaked years of interviews, e-mails and really bad songs. Bottom line: we love you, man!Top 5 Breweries: 1. Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA 2. (tie) Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR and Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, CA 3. Butte Creek Brewing Co. in Chico, CA (RIP!) 4. (tie) New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, CO and North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, CA 5. Samuel Smith Brewery in Tadcaster, EnglandTop 5 Chocolatiers: 1. Dagoba Organic Chocolate 2. Trader Joe's 3. (tie) Green & Black's and Seeds of Change 4. (tie) Endangered Species and Newman's Own 5. ZazubeanListener E-mails Tell No Impact Man you'd love to hear him chat with the Hipsters! Send him a nice email. Don't forget us...we love to hear your questions and compliments at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and More Hip memories at our MHTH forum! Catherine in Utah has a great green gift idea for new moms: a gift certificate for a lactation consultant or a postpartum doula. Jimmie in Los Angeles is craving a good Chipotle burrito after seeing the chain's founder addressing the Senate on PAMTA. Christine in Florida shares a video with some fun facts about disposable coffee cups. Yes, she brings her own mug. Kara from Czechoslovakia wonders if decaf tea is full of chemicals. Depends on the method used to remove the caffeine. By the way, your English doesn't suck. George in Minnesota invites Hipsters to participate in the Odwalla Plant a Tree program. You betcha! Sarah in NYC did something gnarly to her hand, then asked doctors to put in biodegradable corn plastic anchors to hold the stitches. She's green to the bone! Patrick in NC points out that beer can make a good hair rinse. Like we need an excuse to take a bottle of beer into the shower. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Summer Solstice or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! ** FACEBOOK ALERT! ** We'll soon switch from our "Friend" page to a "Fan" page, so get ready to "LIKE" us even more! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 02 Jun 2010
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More Hip #263 - A Zero Waste Home

More Hip Than Hippie #263 - A Zero Waste Home Blogger Bea Johnson tells how her family has learned to live without generating household waste. After moving into a smaller house, Bea and her family needed to simplify their lives. They began a quest to eliminate unnecessary packaging and other trash...and ended up with a Zero Waste Home! Bea regales the Hipsters with her tale of reducing, reusing and refusing waste. She also reveals her unusual alternative to chocolate. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Dori's boss ordered her to finish off half a growler of Silver Peak Brewery's Peavine Porter, one of the house brews from that Reno resort. It's a long story with a reasonably happy ending. Chocolate: Our quest for a guiltless Mounds bar is over! Sunspire has created a Coconut Almond Bar that is rich, gooey and delicious. It's also full of natural ingredients that we could identify and pronounce. Win! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! It stirs, its scoops, it scrapes. The bambu Spoontula is actually a set of 3 different utensils, each designed to do a variety of kitchen jobs. Old Spoontulas never die--just compost 'em when you've worn them out! Let's talk about Rx. Just in time for summer, our friends at MNN present 5 first-aid essentials for the eco-friendly home. Want to be like Paul McCartney? Sign Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution petition! Hip News Pulp friction. In a deal with environmentalists, paper companies in Canada agreed to keep their paws off 75 million acres of boreal forest for 3 years. Burning question. Is it still OK to use sunscreen? According to the Environmental Working Group, only 8% of current products are recommended, including TerraSport SPF30. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Grain of truth! The next time you get food stuck on your cast iron pan, try adding water and a handful of chunky salt. Bring it to a boil, then scrape away the schmutz!   A Zero Waste Home 18 months ago, Bea Johnson and her family decided to start cutting down on household waste. By tackling one item at a time, they were able to achieve The Zero Waste Home. Now she offers tips and ideas in her blog about dealing with everyday waste challenges. The fabulously French Bea poured a glass of rosé and shared her story with the Hipsters. Look at your trash. Pick one item to eliminate, figure out how to do it. Repeat. Find your staples. Take note of items you use regularly (rice, noodles, etc), then find a way to buy them in bulk. Shop with reusable containers. Use a pressure cooker to speed up meal preparation, so you won't be tempted to buy packaged food. Use furoshiki instead of gift wrap. Include a card with instructions so your recipient can pass it on. Pig's ears? Vraiment, Bea? Listener E-mails Tell No Impact Man you'd love to hear him chat with the Hipsters! Send him a nice email. Don't forget us...we love to hear your questions and compliments at hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and random French words at our MHTH forum! Melissa in NC wonders if "eco" hair dryers are worth the money. Val's Silent HP is energy efficient AND comes with a lifetime warranty. Tommi in Iowa has a Teenie Weenie Greenie on the way (congrats!) and would love some Hipster tips for an eco-friendly baby experience. Cloth diapers and glass bottles are a good start. Patrick in NC shares good news: moderate drinking may protect the brain from Alzheimer's. Sorry pal, no new photo of Val's Double Dangs, but thanks for asking! Gary in Oregon sent the story of a squabble outside a strip joint, centering on suspicious swine. (We love alliteration!) Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Father's Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 20 May 2010
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More Hip #262 - Makin' Bacon

More Hip Than Hippie #262 - Makin' Bacon Llano Seco Rancho manager Dave Sieperda touts the benefits of sustainable farming and organic pork. Oh yes, there's a difference between organic and conventional meats. The Hipsters chew the fat with ranch manager Dave Sieperda as he explains how his sustainable operation works, why organic meat is more expensive and why it's better to produce bacon from happy pigs. Also, Val talks uniboobs and rock star toes while Dori searches for a bottle opener. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Don't hate us because we're Chicoans! Sierra Nevada has finally bottled their Crystal Wheat, calling it Old Chico...but it's only available here. Um, road trip? Chocolate: Our new Favorite Listener, Brenda in Minneapolis, made our day with healthy, organic Fair Trade Innercalm In-Fused chocolate from Intelligent Nutrients. Thank you for sending along copies of David Wagner's "Life as a Daymaker". Hip News and Finds Finds: Vampire slayer. The adorable Bugplug uses sensors in its "eyes" and "tummy" to power down your energy-sucking gadgets. This award-winning concept won't hit the market until a company adopts it. Oil for one, one for oil. Aspirin? Dice? Umbrellas? Check out the Daily Green's list of 60 surprising products made from oil. Hip News: Nonscents. Top-selling fragrances for men & women often contain secret chemicals that could harm you, according to a new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. That's right, Halle Berry and J. Lo could be disrupting your hormones. Power pants. Japan's population is aging, which means fewer baby diapers and more adult diapers. One company is turning the grand-nappies into biomass fuel pellets for heating. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Branch out! If you need a trellis in your garden, fashion one from tree branches and jute twine. Grab some shapely branches from your own or a neighbor's tree, string twine between them and let your vines climb.   Makin' Bacon Consumers know that organics usually taste better, but there's more to the story. Dave Sieperda is the manager of Llano Seco Rancho, a sustainable farming operation here in Northern California. Dave explains how his operation works, why organic meat is more expensive and why it's better to produce bacon from happy pigs! Dave manages the beautiful 18,000 acre Llano Seco Rancho in Butte County, CA. The ranch has been family-owned since 1861. Dave follows organic practices that are better for the animal, the land and the consumer. Can organic farming feed the world? The debate continues. Listener E-mails Rob in Kentucky posted this cartoon on our Facebook page. We had to share. Carrie in PA fears that her beloved soy candles source back to Monsanto. Sorry to say, it's probably true...can you learn to love beeswax? Annie in Calistoga bought a recycled vinyl bag from Elbow Grease Designs and loves it! Sarah in NYC needs a big Klean Kanteen and some good glass containers. She also shares Green My Parents for the kiddos, and 1BOG for group solar discounts. Chrissy in NC is excited to find a great way to reuse non-stick pans: cool birdhouses! Elizabeth in Minnesota uses rhubarb in lentil soups and dal. That sounds yummy...and so does this pie! (Thanks Janis!) Melinda in SC passes along recipes for making your own soap, lotion and deodorant. Sebastien in Montreal (eh!) watched "Food Inc." and promptly joined a CSA and a co-op. Bon idée! Emily in Tennessee discovered a delectable delicacy in a homebrew magazine: Bacon Beer. Let the angels sing. Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and bra recommendations at our MHTH forum!   Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Memorial Day, Victoria Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 05 May 2010
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More Hip #261 - Life Without Monsanto

More Hip Than Hippie #261 - Life Without Monsanto In March 2010, April Davila embarked on a quest to live a Month Without Monsanto. So how tough could it be to avoid all Monsanto products for one month? After spending 30 days naked, starving, drunk and hairless (OK, not really!), April answers that question and explains her motivation for doing it. Also, Dori's chickens get names and Val takes to the stage for ChicoEatLearnGrow. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We found much to enjoy in this big-ass bottle of Decadence Pomegranate Saison from Valley Brewing Co. The hint of fruit juice added a tart freshness to the Belgian-style ale. Chocolate: Speaking of decadence, hello? $6 for a little chocolate bar? Earthsource Righteously Raw Acai Cacao had a nice truffley texture but a bit of a bitter finish. On the plus side, it's organic and soy-free, so it probably hasn't been touched by the icy hand of Monsanto. Hip News and Finds Finds: Reusable bag, supersized. If you do a lot of home improvement projects, consider getting a Bagster instead of renting a metal dumpster. Buy it, store it, use it when you need it, call Waste Management to dump it for you. What's in Season? Find the answer with Real Simple's handy online guide. Learn to buy, store and prepare all those fresh goodies you see at the farmers' market. Hip News Winds of change. America's first offshore wind farm gets the green light. Cape Wind will power homes in Massachusetts and piss off the rich people in Nantucket. Bye bye birdies. Species of plants and animals continue to be lost at an alarming rate, so world leaders have failed to keep biodiversity commitments made in 2002. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ I think I can! To protect seedlings in your garden, remove the top and bottom from a coffee can (or other large can) and place the metal cylinder around your delicate sprouts. The can provides shade and shelter; just recycle it at the end of the season!   Life Without Monsanto In March 2010, April Davila embarked on a quest to live a Month Without Monsanto. She thought it would be as simple as avoiding GM corn and cotton; however, she soon realized that the agribusiness giant is much more deeply entrenched in our daily lives. Faced with having to source the seeds of her food, April found few choices available in the supermarket and even fewer companies willing to take a stand against GMOs. April maintained a blog about her experiences and hopes to turn it into a book. April's quest began when she read this report about the dangers of genetically modified corn. Her search for GMO-free foods led her to Lundberg Farms and Massa Organics. April wore only organic cotton, since Monsanto controls much of the cotton seeds in production. Learn about the disastrous failure of their bt cotton in India. Avoiding Monsanto's GM soy in personal care products, April washed only with Dr. Bronner's soap. At least she could still drink! April chose 15-year-old whiskey and biodynamic wine. Two of April's favorite resources are Vandana Shiva and the Center for Food Safety. You'll find other resources on her blog and her Facebook page. If you want to avoid Monsanto seeds, consult the Garden of Eatin'. Yep, there's an app for that! iPhone users, get the ShopNoGMO app. Listener E-mails Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and chicken names at our MHTH forum! Theresa in NC wonders if Quorn is a good product. It's made from a fungus but isn't a mushroom; it's a good source of protein but is also an allergen. You decide. Colleen in Buffalo, NY is appalled by the wasteful new Kleenex Hand Towels. As for audiobooks, wait for Michael Perry's "Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs & Parenting". Miles in Toronto (eh!) is writing about the evils of HFCS on his website, Miles Ahead. Thanks for the shout-out! Sarah in NYC is ready to upgrade her TV and found some good info about LED TVs. She also wants to get rid of her old scented candles without tossing them out. We recommend keeping 'em for an emergency, or just burn them outside. Oh, and we'll check out your blog! Patrick in NC did the legwork and found that LED bulbs work best as rapid on/off "pee" lights. Emily in Indianapolis shares a link to an Ode magazine article about our buddy Ken Grossman. Dig around the site, you'll find a tidbit about Val! Nancy in Arizona makes her own reusable bags from old sheets and jeans, and loads them up with local goodies at the farmer's market. Shout-Out! Check out listener Patti's podcast, PregTASTIC! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Mother's Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 21 Apr 2010
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More Hip #260- Backyard Chickens

More Hip Than Hippie #260 - Backyard Chickens Thousands of ordinary folks are raising backyard or urban chickens as a source of sustainable food. The "Chicken Chick" is in the henhouse! Carol Albrecht from Chaffin Family Orchards joins the Hipsters to discuss the ins and outs of chicken ownership. She also explains why we should avoid "battery eggs" and how to use roadkill to your benefit, then tackles questions from our Facebook friends! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Holy Homegrown Hops! The Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Ale is a delightful limited-edition brew not to be missed. "Dedicated to Farmers and Fermenters. GYO is a Rogue Ales term for Grow Your Own." Chocolate: No, those aren't dog turds, they're Next Organics Dark Chocolate Coconut pieces. Nice flavors, but the brittle bits of coconut are a shock if you're expecting to bite into a Mounds bar. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Here comes sandal weather, so freshen your feet with Peppermint Foot Scrub. With natural pumice and walnut shells, this organic scrub exfoliates and invigorates. Toys R 'X'. They've banned pthalates from kids' toys, but what about adult toys? Find a selection of body-safe products at Ethical Sex Toys. Hip News Et tu, TJ? After Greenpeace outed their fishy seafood practices, Trader Joe's has announced plans to clean up their act. Watt a deal! Guests at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen can earn a free meal by generating a few watts of electricity on a stationary bike. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Put a lid on it! Shanan in New Hampshire writes: "Another way to reuse yogurt containers with lids is to punch a bunch of holes in the top and put baking soda in them. I pack one at the bottom of storage containers when I put my winter things away. Add a few drops of essential oils and put them in closets and drawers too; great way to freshen the house!"   Backyard Chickens The "Chicken Chick", Carol Albrecht, is in the henhouse! She's part of Chaffin Family Orchards, a sustainable 5-generation family farm in Northern California. Carol has been raising chickens for 35 years and shares her wealth of knowledge about the care and feeding of backyard poultry. Her farm is currently home to about 500 chickens! Heirloom breeds help protect genetic diversity in livestock. Try to support endangered chicken breeds. When ordering chicks by mail, use a no-kill hatchery like Sandhill Preservation Center. Carol recommends Harvey Ussery's Modern Homestead to get great tips for raising chickens on a small scale. If your town doesn't allow backyard chickens, get support from groups like CLUC. Carol started a local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which is dedicated to "Food, Farming and the Healing Arts". She teaches cooking classes based on Sally Fallon's "Nourishing Traditions". Listener E-mails Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song (thanks Jessica in Pittsburgh)! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and favorite egg recipes at our MHTH forum! Maggie in Madrid wants the truth about CFLs. Yes, they save energy! Use a dimmable CFL to extend the bulb's life in a dimmer switch. Sarah in NYC wonders about her acrylic drinking glasses. The bad news: they are indeed non-recyclable plastic. The good news: they don't contain BPA and you can buff out the scratches. Brian in Tennessee thinks NASA scientist James Lovelock is rightfully glum about our future prospects, but hopes we'll geoengineer Mars first. He also shares a story about self-pollinating almond trees. Ashanti in Austin, TX loves Dirt Girl World, an animated show about real food, coming soon to the Sprout Network. Katie in Toronto (eh!) wants everyone to watch the Story of Stuff and a shorter segment about Bottled Water. As for rental cars, go with something small and lightweight with cruise control and A/C. Heidi in New York can't believe the ticket price for a 3D movie! You should be able to Train Your Dragon on DVD by Christmas. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 07 Apr 2010
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More Hip #259 - Beautiful Butterflies

More Hip Than Hippie #259 - Beautiful Butterflies Butterflies play a vital role in maintaining earth's ecological balance. Do you take the time to notice butterflies? There are more than 17,000 species found everywhere in the world except Antarctica. Dori and Val get to know these amazing insects a little better, busting a few myths along the way. This week's show also has a bass soundtrack as the Hipsters share studio time with Chico faves The Yule Logs! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Our favorite Mexican restaurant brew is Negra Modelo. This dark beer not only puts out a jalapeno fire, but also pairs well with chocolate. Chocolate: Ah, Ghirardelli, if only your Milk & Peanut Butter bar were made with dark chocolate! Great texture, nice creamy filling...just a tad too sweet. Hip News and Finds Finds: Greenhouse effect. Designers in New Zealand have created the Plant Room so apartment-dwellers can have their own garden in the sky. Seed money. Ready to start a Farmers Market in your community? The USDA is offering a grant program, so hurry and apply by April 15th. Hip News The good news. The EPA moves to curb mountaintop removal mining by tightening water quality standards. The bad news. Obama reversed a ban on oil drilling off most US shores. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Three times a lemon! From Frugal Homemaker Plus: "I got three uses out of the lemons today! The zest and a bit of the juice made excellent lemon poppy seed bread. I then sprinkled baking soda in them and scrubbed my shower walls with them. (Some vinegar on a sponge took care of the spots the lemon/baking soda combo did not take care of.) I then ran the peels through my garbage disposal for that lemon fresh scent. Not bad for a couple of humble lemons!"   Beautiful Butterflies One of nature's greatest pollinators, the butterfly leads a fascinating life. Learn how to attract these legendary creatures into your garden, how to assist a butterfly in need and how to help threatened butterfly populations. Butterflies are great indicators of a healthy environment. From egg to chysalis, the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly is a wonder of nature. If you touch a butterfly, will it die? Nope, that's one of the myths about them. Bring butterflies to your home with a nice spa. No room? Whip up some butterfly bait! If you have space, grow these butterfly-attracting plants. We found step-by-step instructions for giving an injured butterfly first aid. It's been a bad winter for Monarch butterflies. Find out what you can do to help them at MonarchWatch. Listener E-mails Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and butterfly pics at our MHTH forum! Paige in New York loves No Impact Man. She also heard that rabbits are the new urban chickens. OK, but only kill the ugly ones. Sarah in Maryland needs disposable plates for her green wedding. Check out Bambu, Preserve and Bagasse, or just go with the real deal! Patrick in NC wants to eat fish with a clean conscience. We recommend you roll with Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch. Jenny in Ontario (eh!) is proud of her green city, Windsor, which is hosting an Environmental Expo this month. Keynote speaker: Bill Clinton. Erin in New York doesn't want to use bleach to clean moss off her brick patio. Try Oxy-Boost and a whole lotta elbow grease instead. Kathy in Pittsburgh, PA found that a Klean Kanteen full of ice makes a great long-lasting icepack. But it couldn't make Rick Springfield less hot, right? Jason in Rochester, NY wonders where to recycle batteries and whether to start composting. He also enters the Porn Star Name Hall of Fame! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Administrative Professionals Day or any day! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Tue, 30 Mar 2010
SIZE: 20.2 MB
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More Hip #258 - No No Nanofood!

More Hip Than Hippie #258 - No No Nanofood! "Officially, the FDA says there aren't any nano-containing food products currently sold in the U.S. Not true, say some of the agency's own safety experts." 75% of American adults know little or nothing about nanotechnology, yet it affects our everyday lives. A three-part series by AOL News entitled The Nanotech Gamble spells out the science as well as the money behind it and the risks it poses, especially in food. The Hipsters put on their lab coats and examine the issue. Also, Dori books the Chicken Chick, Val sings her favorite song ever and Joan Jett still rocks! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: How can you go wrong with something called Hop Juice? This potent 9.4% Double IPA from Left Coast Brewing Co. is a big-ass bottle of delicious! Chocolate: We love, love, love the creamy magnificence of Dagoba Chocolate. However, we've learned not to mix beer with Mint in any way. After quaffing our Hop Juice, we merrily munched the dark chocolate and organic mint with rosemary essence. And it was good. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! If you have a toddler, you need a Munchie Mug. This spill-resistant snack cup keeps those cereal nuggets out of your seat cushions with a soft fabric flap that's easy on little hands. No more picking pretzels off your pants! (Unless you enjoy that sort of thing...) Big screen green. When you head to the movies this summer, look for biodegradable, compostable 3D glasses. Let's hope they don't cost as much as a ticket to a 3D movie. Hip News Pop secret. PepsiCo is on the lookout for the next sweet thing. They're racing to find a calorie-free natural sweetener for carbonated drinks before lawmakers put a tax on sugary beverages. Bad buzz. After a bad winter, honeybees are still in decline. A new study shows their pollen and hives are laden with pesticides. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Banish the bugs! If ants are invading your home, try putting out some corn meal. They'll take it back to the nest for a family feast...and a fatal case of indigestion.   No No Nanofood! 'Nanofood' describes food which has been cultivated, produced, processed or packaged using nanotechnology techniques or tools, or food to which manufactured nanomaterials have been added. Untested nanotechnology is being used in more than 100 food-related products currently on the shelf. Nanotechnology is the science of matter that's too tiny to see. Potential benefits of nanotech include the ability to trace outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Nanotech particles are already found in products such as sunscreen, bandages and clothing. A British report called for more studies of the risks of nanofoods, citing safety shortfalls and corporate secrecy. A poll by Hart Research indicated most Americans are unaware of nanotechnology or its use in food.   Listener E-mails   Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and reviews of Hot Tub Time Machine at our MHTH forum!       Brian in Tennessee shares the latest bad news about HFCS. Liver scarring? Really? Katie in Texas loves her round sock dryer and gives a plug to Austin's own Yarn Harvest. Shaun in Australia offers a clip from Futurama that solves global warming! He also recommends watching Bill Gates' energy discussion at the TED talks, and extols the virtues of the KeepCup. Jay found an article about new designs for fish farms that use other sea creatures to consume waste. Sara in Virginia sent us 9 Surprising Uses for Beer. Yes, we remember Body On Tap!   Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Easter or anytime!   Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow Val on Twitter: GrnDiva, at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.  

DATE: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
SIZE: 20.3 MB
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Farmed Salmon Exposed!

More Hip Than Hippie #257 - Farmed Salmon Exposed! Salmon farming imperils the environment, the fish and the health of the consumer. Crowded feedlots filled with feces? Overuse of antibiotics and pesticides? Greedy corporate disregard for regulations? No, we're not talking about the US ag industry. Salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile (and the US) employ these spurious means to feed America's appetite. The Hipsters dive into the murky waters with both eyes open. Also, Dori contemplates chicken ownership while Val coins a new More Hip slogan! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: This noble gent is the Hop Czar from Bridgeport Brewing Co. We're normally fans of the Imperial IPA, but Dori found herself making "hop face". Chocolate: The chocolate pairing may be to blame. Q.Bel All Natural Chocolate Covered Wafers are light and flaky like non-toxic Kit Kats, but that subtle hint of mint doesn't work well with beer. Hip News and Finds Finds: Id-vertising. Val recommends the BBC series Century of the Self, a documentary examining the use of Freudian psychology by advertisers and marketers. Bring your own cigar. Farm to fork. Students at the University of New Hampshire can study both food and sustainability in the new EcoGastronomy program. Eat Free or Die! Hip News iPoison. Those shiny touch-screens on your Apple gadgets may cost more than you think. Chinese factory workers exposed to n-hexane are suffering nerve damage, paralysis or worse. Sticker shock. Need a little help choosing a home? The Energy Performance Score (EPS) is a new labeling system that lets you compare houses based on energy consumption, similar to miles per gallon for vehicles. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Stay sharp! Tired of dealing with dull shaving razors? For disposables, James in PA suggests drying the blade after each use to extend its life, or employing a pair of jeans. Glenn in Texas sends his straight razor to a 'honemeister' and recommends the Straight Razor Place for tips and info (for women too)!   Farmed Salmon Exposed! Two-thirds of the salmon consumed by Americans is farm-raised. A farmed salmon's life is very different from that of their wild counterparts. Learn how these fish farms impact their environment and your health. The lifecycle of a wild salmon is fascinating! Salmon farms crowd thousands of fish into open net-cages in coves along the coast. Multiple antibiotics are fed to the fish, along with treatments for sea lice. Until recently, Chile was the biggest supplier of farmed salmon in the US. Disease killed their industry. Buyer beware: there's no such thing as organic salmon. Not even from Loch Duart. Make good choices with the help of Seafood Watch. Find businesses who don't sell net-cage farmed salmon at Salmon Supporters. Listener E-mails Tell Val what you'd like her to sing during the news song! Send your suggestions with your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and Earth Hour experiences at our MHTH forum! Veggie Liz in NYC is bummed to hear that bamboo fabric and agave nectar aren't as green as we thought. Raw agave? Um, not so much. Sorry! Tina in Texas found a plant-based Easter Egg Coloring Kit from Eco-Kids. Adele in Ontario (eh!) wants to get the skunk smell off her dogs. Most home remedies have hydrogen peroxide, so your pooch may go blonde! Rob in Kentucky will try his hand at growing stevia, but wants to avoid the licorice taste. Any Hipster tips? Leanne in Vancouver, BC (eh!) fervently hopes she can feel good about buying the delicous tenderloin at Costco. We give it a thumbs up! Elan in New York loves Klean Kanteen but misses his CamelBak spout. Keep your eyes peeled for cool new spouts from KK this year. Chrissy in Charlotte, NC shares a couple of gems--applique with used dryer sheets and a Chocolate Guinness Cake from Nigella Lawson. WE KNOW! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Passover or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 17 Mar 2010
SIZE: 19.9 MB
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Stevia - The Bittersweet Story

Stevia - The Bittersweet Story Stevia-based sweeteners are touted as "natural", but often don't bear much resemblance to the plant itself. You've seen "stevia" in the supermarket and on beverage labels, under a variety of names. Is it safe? Who put these sweeteners on the market? The Hipsters respond to a listener request for details and discover a bit of controversy. Find out how a little plant from Paraguay became the object of corporate lust and regulatory wrangling! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Rejoice! Sierra Nevada Brewery celebrates 30 years of excellence with the first in a series of collaborations. Fritz & Ken's Ale is a smooth dark stout produced with Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewing Co. We're in heaven! Chocolate: The beer paired very well with a bar of Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs. Rich in texture, this ethically traded treat is perfect to share with a friend. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Get glowing with an exfoliating Honey Face Mask. Made from unfiltered orange blossom honey and pure essential oils, this truly natural mask hydrates skin and even tastes great! Coupod: Save 15% on this product by entering Greenfeet promo code BEESKNEES at checkout! Order by March 31, 2010. Where the wild things are. Ready for "Rebel Monkeys" and "Thunderbeast"? The Nat Geo Wild channel premieres in the US on March 29th. Rawr! Hip News Fanplastic. Scientists have developed a new plastic that can be recycled more than once. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Purl of wisdom! From Listener Liz: "Knitters, check out local thrift stores for sweaters you can recycle! There are a ton of tutorials online for this. Many stores don't know what they have, and you can find good quality cashmere, wool and other fibres that can be dismantled and reknit into wonderful new projects!"   Stevia - The Bittersweet Story Adam in Sevierville, TN writes: "I heard your podcast on fake sugars, and know to stay away from them. But I've been wondering about the no calorie natural sweeteners like the Stevia plant. Are these safe? Will they destroy my insides, or are they like some crazy drug?" A member of the chrysanthemum family, Stevia rebaudiana is also known as sweet leaf. Stevia is sold only as a dietary supplement, not a sweetener, because the FDA says it's an unsafe food additive. Two popular sweeteners, Truvia and PureVia, are produced by processing a part of the stevia leaf, rebiana (or Reb A). When the FDA granted their petition to approve rebiana as a sweetener in 2008, food giant Cargill Inc. partnered with Coca-Cola to make Truvia, while sweetener giant Merisant partnered with PepsiCo to make PureVia. Enliten Reb A sweetener is made by Corn Products International. A study by WHO found that stevia is not only safe, but also potentially beneficial for treating hypertension (page 45). You can find pure stevia extract in products like NuStevia. Better yet, grow your own! Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and Lady Gaga videos at our MHTH forum! Sandy in New York defuzzes his face with an eco-friendly straight edge razor, plus the old-fashioned soap mug and brush. We approve. Bridget in Chicago is excited to volunteer at the Green Festival in May. She also needs to find green attractions in the Napa/Sonoma region...anyone? Bueller? Rich in San Diego wants students to know they can buy and sell textbooks at online marketplace ValoreBooks. Kate in Wisconsin shared a funny and inspiring article about Bea, a blogger who lives with zero waste. Alex in Denmark returns! He and his girlfriend Inger created this animation video to promote his environmental art exhibition in Odense. Wish we could be there! Liz in Ottawa (eh!) unlurked herself with a novella about progressive dinner parties, upcycled art and DIY weddings. Thanks for the Teenie Weenie Greenie too! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Vernal Equinox or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 11 Mar 2010
SIZE: 25.8 MB
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Geoengineering - The Sky is Falling

More Hip Than Hippie #255 - Geoengineering As the rate of global warming accelerates, more politicians and pundits propose geoengineering as a possible remedy. Fighting pollution with pollution? That's the idea behind Solar Radiation Management, which is a form of geoengineering. At the request of a listener, the Hipsters shine a light on this somewhat controversial concept and its consequences. Also, Val prepares to entertain a houseful of stinky 12-year-olds, while Dori gets her Beatlemajesty on! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: To say that our beer and chocolate didn't pair well this week would be an understatement. Kirin Ichiban Special Premium Reserve's light flavor might taste great with an Asian meal, but it's not one we'd grab out of the cooler. Chocolate: On the other end of the spectrum is Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Lover's 85% cacao chocolate bar. Highly edible and much smoother than you'd think. Thanks to Charter Hipster Alison in NC, who sent this along with some lovely handcrafted goodies. Mwah! Hip News and Finds Finds: Colored bowtie. That's one of the things to watch for when you play Oscar Bingo during the Academy Awards show. We got that square, thanks to Robert Downey Jr. Frozen assets. What do candles, batteries, panty hose and cheap booze have in common? Among other things, you can freeze them to save money! Hip News Hot air. Our hard-working reps in Congress are trying to gut the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases. We can't let the poor coal industry suffer, right? Orange crush. Officials in the city of Orange, CA get a big raspberry! They're suing a couple for replacing their water-guzzling lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sow there! Spring is coming, so take the time to plant something. Whether it's a starter for your garden or some herbs in your windowsill, it's a valuable opportunity to begin sourcing your own food.   Geoengineering - The Sky is Falling Christy in Bend, OR writes: I have a potential show idea for you. I have recently been learning about cloud seeding or "geoengineering" and all of the aluminum it is introducing into our water tables. There is a movement afoot in the government to fast track legislation that would encourage more of this short-sighted solution to global warming. I am really surprised so few conscious and conscientious people know about this issue. Definition. "Geoengineering is the intentional large scale manipulation of the global environment..." Method. Solar Radiation Management (SRM) is a controversial cloud-seeding technique used to mimic volcanic eruptions. Effects. Any attempt to artificially mitigate climate change will have ramifications. Politics. The Obama administration and other governments haven't ruled out using it as an emergency measure. Statement. The American Meteorological Society calls for more research and urges caution. Alarm. Some people feel strongly that the government is already using SRM, as evidenced by chemtrails in the sky. Support. Proponents of geoengineering research include billionaire Bill Gates. Solutions. Other ideas for climate mitigation include carbon scrubbers and biochar. Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and Paul McCartney tickets at our MHTH forum! Rachel in Virginia wants to start a CSA with a grant from Pepsi Refresh. Vote for her project! Jenn in NC discovered she's a "yellow D" when it comes to energy efficiency. Find your score by taking the quiz at A Simple Switch. Tom in the UK think aspiring vegetarians will love DeliciousTV. He also shares info about town dollars and plugs his buddies at the Broken Spoke in Courtenay, BC, Canada (eh!). Lisa in New Jersey loves cloth napkins and shows you how to make them on her blog. Sara in Virginia found a cool way to reuse old fur coats: donate them to the HSUS for wildlife in need. George in Colorado wonders if Greenfeet will start selling chocolate soon. Sweet idea! Sue wants an update on biofuels. Our last stab at the topic was an interview with Springboard Biodiesel. (Vote for their Pepsi Refresh idea too!) Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Daylight Saving Time or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 26 Feb 2010
SIZE: 16.5 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Sustainable Community

More Hip Than Hippie #254 - Sustainable Community Sustainability: A Personal Journey to a Built Sustainable Community...and an Amazing Picture of What Life Will Soon be Like by Stuart W. Rose, Ph.D. offers guidance on how and why to live sustainably. The Hipsters chat with Dr. Rose (we get to call him Stu!) about his sustainable community of homes in Virginia, as well as his ideas for navigating societal changes that may be coming our way. Also, Dori and Val prepare for the release of 4 new beers from Sierra Nevada Brewery! Life is good. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: More easy-drinkin' brew from the Big Easy. Abita Beer's Fall Fest has a great taste for any season. Chocolate: Mouthgasm! In the name of all that is sacred, get yourself some truffles from Pix Patisserie in Portland, OR. Each piece is a scrumptious work of art. Thanks, Jillicious! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Need a great lunchbox for grown-ups? Try the stainless steel Lunchbot, a safe plastic-free option that's just the right size for your yummy leftovers. Go ahead, glue on a picture of Scooby-Doo or the Brady Bunch. Fear of fur. Love the look of fur, but hate the cruelty? Sport faux fur by Imposter, a new line that donates 10% of sales to saving animals. Look for the IM logo. Hip News How sweet it ain't. Fake sweetener aspartame now wants to be called AminoSweet, so you'll forget it's bad for you. Skip the agave nectar too; it's processed like HFCS. Bitter is better. Olympic metal. Kudos to Vancouver! Their Olympic medals are the first in history to contain gold, silver and copper recovered from end-of-life electronics, eh! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Break the mold! Instead of using bleach to clean up areas affected by mold, try this chemical-free alternative: mix a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution with 2 parts water. Put it in a spray bottle and blast away the mold safely and inexpensively!   Sustainable Community Sustainability: A Personal Journey to a Built Sustainable Community...and an Amazing Picture of What Life Will Soon be Like by Stuart W. Rose, Ph.D. offers guidance on how and why to live sustainably. He strives to show a way to reduce the depletion of Earth's natural resources and to predict global changes which could occur in the next few years. Rose hopes that Sustainability will help suppress the fears connected to living on Earth's natural resources by sharing how sustainability has worked in an actual housing development. "My goal in writing this is to provide a real, practical and positive picture of what we can do to make it through the coming transition - and realize a fantastic new way of living." Guidance. Dr. Rose's book details his experience with starting a housing development and offers tips for living sustainably. Community. Stu and his wife live in Garden Atriums, their housing development in Virginia. Inspiration. The writings of Lester Brown, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, led Dr. Rose to pursue life in a sustainable community. Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and "man with no arms and no legs" jokes at our MHTH forum! Annie in California found PeopleTowels, a green company helping us cut waste by bringing own towels to public restrooms. Carri in Kansas recommends checking out Mother Earth News, which she reads cover to cover. She also tipped us off to non-GMO Baker Creek Seeds. Megan in Montana wants to stop using plastic bags at the bulk bins. Try these mesh bags for everything except flour. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for St. Patrick's Day or anyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 18 Feb 2010
SIZE: 45.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Snowmageddon

More Hip Than Hippie #253 - Snowmageddon A succession of powerful winter storms pounding most of the US this month has been dubbed, among other things, Snowmageddon. The sun is shining at More Hip HQ in Chico, but winter has a tight grip on much of the country. The Hipsters check in with snowbound blogger Robin Shreeves to find out how she and her family are coping in the winter wonderland of New Jersey, then get a lesson in climate change from Jon Stewart. Also, Dori and Val mark a More Hip milestone! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: In honor of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, we try a little brew from the Bayou: Abita Beer's Turbodog Brown Ale. Another reason for Louisiana to be proud. Chocolate: Our new Favorite Listener is Tony in Chicago, who shared the Chocolove for Valentine's Day. It even came with a love poem. Hip News and Finds Finds: Green on the go. Everything about the Green Silence running shoe from Brooks has an element of sustainability. Recycled materials, water-based adhesives and non-toxic dyes keep you on the right track! Hip News A new leaf. Looks like Europeans can agree on something! In an online vote, they chose the Euro-leaf as the new logo for organic foods produced in the EU. It must be placed on all their pre-packaged organic food after July 1. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Support wildlife! When it's time to replace that worn-out bra, give it a new life...as a bird feeder! Fill the cups with seeds and drape it over a tree branch. Snowmageddon South Jersey resident and Mother Nature Network blogger Robin Shreeves has used her weather-related captivity to cook, read, make crafts, play board games and organize photos. And shovel snow. Eat. Robin's informal poll of frostbitten friends revealed a spike in the consumption of chocolate chip cookies. Drink. Wine is the beverage of choice because it won't go bad when the power's out, nor does it require chilling. Plus, as Robin found, you can't make beef bourguinon without it. Read. Robin loved Julia Child's My Life In France; Val recommends Seth Godin's Linchpin; Dori enjoyed Joanne Harris's follow-up to Chocolat, The Girl With No Shadow. Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and love poems at our MHTH forum! Katie in Toronto (eh!) takes reusable Envirosax when she goes shopping. She also discovered TerraCycle's fun products and brilliant fundraising program. Mike in Oakland shares a story about Bill Gates funding GMO research. Nope, Bill is no Hipster. Michele in Arizona is wearing 4-year old undies, because she washes them in cold water and hangs them to dry. She also has good ideas for your old shower curtains. Kamille in California sent a story about Brita filters being recycled by Preserve Products. Blogger Beth Terry should be pleased. Patrick in NC found t-shirts recycled into custom laptop sleeves, for a good cause. Cynthia in Los Angeles discovered the only non-profit stop-junk-mail organization, 41pounds. Whitney in Texas sent us a simple recipe for pumpkin soup. Can Val eat it with her spoon earrings? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Washington's Birthday or anyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 11 Feb 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Carbon Offsets

More Hip Than Hippie #252 - Carbon Offsets Carbon offsets offer companies and consumers the ability to neutralize a portion of their greenhouse gas emissions by investing in clean energy sources. Since the first program was launched in 1989, carbon offsets have become a billion dollar industry. How do they work? Should you buy them? Dori and Val follow up on a listener's request to shed light on the subject. Also, Hollywood beckons! The Hipsters offer their services as Academy Awards hostesses, while Kleen Kanteen spends a day at The Office. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Really, we thought Dick's Brewing Company would provide a satisfying mouthful with their IPA. Sadly, there was so much, um, head, we had to bring in backup. Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale gave us what we needed. Chocolate: We had a complicated relationship with our big ass bar of Divine Mint Dark Chocolate. We love that it's Fair Trade Certified, and the mint was nice and subtle. But the chocolate wasn't as smooth as we might have liked. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Whether you prefer red or white wine, you can keep it green. Tote your vino in an insulated NeoGreene Wine Bottle Carrier. Made from non-toxic materials, it's lightweight, adjustable and comes in fun color combos. And the Oscar goes to... an environmental film? Both Food Inc. and The Cove are nominated for Best Documentary. See who wins on March 7th. Hip News Shamboo? The FTC is warning retailers to stop marketing rayon textiles as bamboo. Turns out bamboo fiber isn't smooth and silky, after all. Fried eggs. If you're having trouble getting pregnant, your mattress could be to blame! Flame retardant chemicals called PBDEs are found to decrease fertility in women. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Warm and cozy! Remember those stretchy wrist bands you wore during your workouts in the 70s and 80s? Turns out, they make great coffee cup cozies! Dig them out of that box with your Jane Fonda workout videos and slip 'em into your glove compartment for easy access. Now when you drink your coffee, you won't "feel the burn"!   Carbon Offsets Hi Dori and Val, My husband and I recently took the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. I planned to buy carbon offsets for the flights. The whole trip was crazy expensive. So I expected the carbon offsets to cost a fortune as well. We racked up 20,000 miles and emitted over 6,000 lbs. of CO2. I was amazed when the offsets cost only $41.65! We probably spent that much on two salads at the airport! Kelly in Annapolis, MD What is it? A carbon offset is a "financial instrument representing a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions." One offset equals one metric tonne of reduced carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Size matters. A metric tonne of CO2 would fill the average family home. Most households produce 15 tonnes each year. Do the math. Figure out your carbon footprint using the EPA's Household Emissions Calculator. Choose. A report from Tufts University ranks the best offsetters. Kelly and Val both use TerraPass. Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and Oscar picks at our MHTH forum! Lisa in Michigan stuns us with the news that it's cold up dere in da north! Happily, she's found plenty of local beer in da Mitten to give her a warm glow. Chelsea in Georgia has indeed spotted sushi in Target, but hasn't been able to bring herself to try it. Robin in New Jersey wisely took us along on a long car trip. We still enjoy you on MNN! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day or anyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 04 Feb 2010
SIZE: 21.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - SoupCycle

More Hip Than Hippie #251 - SoupCycle SoupCycle in Portland, OR exemplifies the best features of a green business with a local sensibility. Since the summer of 2008, SoupCycle has cooked and delivered over 10,000 tasty organic soups, saved 3,000 car-miles by using bicycle delivery and funneled $33,000 to local farmers. Co-owner Jed Lazar dishes with Dori and Val about their recipe for success. Also, the Hipsters welcome two luminaries to Chico this week; Dori's fiance Chris, and Oprah! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Kudos to Lost Coast Brewery for using restraint when creating their Raspberry Brown Ale. Nice fruit flavor without that syrupy sweetness. Chocolate: Our new Favorite Listener is Megan in Arizona, who swiped samples of Starbucks' latest offering. TCHO chocolates offer delightfully satisfying mouthfeel with subtle flavors. Hip News and Finds Finds: iWhat? Apple finally debuted the new iPad tablet. It was obviously named by a panel of clueless men, but we're happy to report that it's a pretty green Apple. REMedy. The 1993 hit "Everybody Hurts" has been chosen for Simon Cowell's upcoming charity single to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Bono & Sir Paul are involved, so it won't suck. Hip News Sportswear, Stereos & Sushi? Target is eliminating all farmed salmon from their seafood offerings nationwide. Weight and see. The CEO of Whole Foods has started a program offering bigger discounts to healthier employees. What do you think? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Can the coins! Organize and contain those parking meter coins with an old prescription pill bottle or film canister. Stow it in your glove compartment and keep the meter maid away!   SoupCycle A couple of business school students came up with a great green idea and made it happen. Jed and Shauna started SoupCycle in Portland, OR in the summer of 2008; since then, they've cooked and delivered over 10,000 tasty organic soups, saved 3,000 car-miles by using bicycle delivery and funneled $33,000 to local farmers. Jed Lazar spills the beans about his successful business (and his New Age porn star name). Souper! School. Jed and Shauna met while they were students at Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Washington, which offers an MBA in Sustainable Business. Social Media. Follow their SoupCycle exploits on Twitter and Flickr. Shazam! That's just one of the many amazing desserts available at Jed's favorite chocolate shop, Pix Patisserie. Listener E-mails Write a new Hip News theme song and win a Greenfeet prize pack! Send in mp3's plus your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and soup recipes at our MHTH forum! Ann in North Carolina (y'all!) needs an eco-friendly dry cleaner for her soon-to-be-worn wedding dress. Hopefully this green cleaner is close by. Congrats! Shayna in Idaho found the 12 Greenest Cars of 2010. Amy in Idaho gives a shout-out to the new Mary Jane's Farm retail store in nearby Moscow. We agree, the magazine rocks. Rob in Kentucky needs a booklight; they should be in stock any day now! He also doesn't want us to turn into CNN or Fox News. We can respect that. David in New York sent us a More Hip poem on Facebook. OK, enough sucking up...here's a plug for your friend's book about sustainabiity. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Chinese New Year or anyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 28 Jan 2010
SIZE: 55.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Say No to GMO

More Hip Than Hippie #250 - Say No to GMO The CEO of Lundberg Family Farms explains his company's opposition to genetically modified foods, and how consumers can avoid GMOs. As more US crops are planted using genetically modified seeds, consumers increasingly demand to know about the risks of eating GM foods. Lundberg Family Farms takes a stand against GMOs; their CEO, Grant Lundberg, tells the Hipsters why! Also, Dori steps up to the cider while Val deals with a head full of snot. Beer and Cider: Beer: Try as she might, Val can't stay away from her new boyfriend Samuel Smith. We give his Organic Apple Cider much Hipster love for its nice flavor. It's a great choice for those who usually find cider to be too sweet. Chocolate: OK, this was a disappointment. Seeds of Change Organic Dark Chocolate with Mango and Cashew is heavily molested with teensy bits of fruit and nuts, so it's a bit chewier than we like. Worse, all that flotsam and jetsam contributed almost no flavor! If we're going to work that hard to eat it, we want more bang for the bite. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Looking for the perfect Travel Book Light? Verilux makes a model that folds up flat and shines a glare-free natural light. Best of all, you can power it with rechargeable batteries or a USB port. Would you, could you in the dark? Break in your new book light during Earth Hour 2010! Circle March 27th on your calendar and pledge to turn off your lights at 8:30pm for 60 minutes. You'll be in good company. Hip News Caveat empty. Oops! Bisphenol A isn't safe after all, according to the US FDA. But they can't regulate BPA because of a quirk in the rules. So consider yourself warned. Car maxed. There are actually fewer autos on US roads these days. A combination of driver frustration and improved public transportation means car usage is on the decline for the first time in decades. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Vote with your dollar! Search for participating companies and verified products on the Non-GMO Project site. Share the lists with family and friends, then go shopping!   Say No to GMO As more US crops are planted using genetically modified seeds, consumers increasingly demand to know about the risks of eating GM foods. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit consortium of retailers, producers, farmers and distributors who want to give shoppers a choice to avoid these foods. Lundberg Family Farms participates in this organization and takes a stand against GMOs. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. GM foods entered the market in the 1990s. Frankentomato is the not-so-complimentary nickname given to Calgene's Flavr Savr, the first GM food to hit stores. Health risks of GM foods are documented in a report by the Institute for Responsible Technology. Rice is one the few largely unmodified major crops. An experiment with LL601 GM rice did not go as planned. Lundberg Farms has an extensive list of verified non-GMO products. Listener E-mails Plant the seed for a future show topic! Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and rice recipes at our MHTH forum! Bree in California loves her new Eco Smart washer and dryer, but also wants use a laundry line (her HOA says no). Visit Project Laundry List and fight for your right! Sandy in New York wonders if it's eco-friendly to keep charging his beloved Kindle. We think so, especially if you hook it up to a solar charger. Lisa in Wisconsin shares a story about therapists reporting an increase in green disputes. Chris in Montana (not for long!) wants some Hipster tips! Know any great blogs or mags about gardening and self-sufficiency? Val recommends Mary Jane's Farm. Sebastien in Canada (eh!) sent an article about water bottles of yore: revigators. Because radioactive water is good for what ails you. Steve in Philadelphia wants us to sample sucky wheat-free beers for him. The things we do for our listeners... Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day or anyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 21 Jan 2010
SIZE: 20.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Birdwatching 101

More Hip Than Hippie #249 - Birdwatching 101 Birdwatching, or birding, is the biggest sport in America. According to US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are currently 51.3 million birders in the United States alone. You wanted to know more about birdwatching basics, so the Hipsters asked an expert. Birding enthusiast Scott Huber gamely answers your questions about binoculars, feeders, guide books and more. Also, Val inspires Dori to coin a new term: pine face! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Our new Favorite Listener, Jessica, sent along 3 fine Scottish ales from Williams Bros. Brewing: Alba, Grozet and Fraoch. The more you drink, the more fun they are to say! Chocolate: Far from Scotland, coconuts grow, and we are thankful. Seeds of Change Organic Dark Chocolate with Coconut is change we can believe in. Hip News and Finds Finds: What's not to yike? City dwellers can achieve urban freedom with the electric YikeBike, which is due to hit the market in Europe and New Zealand this year. It's like a unicycle for the Jetsons. Fir real? Christmas in SoCal just got a little greener. Rent a living tree for the holidays, delivered to your home and picked up when the fun's over. Living Christmas also has an eco-holiday store; check out the Yeti ornaments. Hip NewsGung hay cheap crap. Hey parents, don't buy cheap Chinese-made toys for your kids! This public safety message is courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Wheels of fortune. Lady Luck has smiled upon Ford Motor Co. Their Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect were named 2010 Car and Truck of the Year in Detroit; now they've announced plans to build lithium ion batteries in Michigan. Meanwhile, Toyota unveils the FT-CH hybrid concept car. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Feather your hair! Scott suggests collecting the hair from your brushes (including pet hair) and saving it until springtime. Once the weather clears a bit, toss those tresses into the yard for birds, who'll happily use it to build their nests.   Birdwatching 101 You wanted to know more about birdwatching, so we asked an expert! Birding enthusiast Scott Huber gamely answers your questions about binoculars, feeders, guide books and more. He also explains the difference between a birder and a twitcher. Thanks for all the questions on our Facebook page! Who is Scott Huber? He's the Education Director for Altacal Audubon and a board member with Audubon California. What is that bird? Consult a trusty field guide like or Kenn Kaufman. For kids, start with the Golden Guide. When should you start birding? Now! Attend a local bird festival to find experts and info. Where can you birdwatch? Anywhere, with a pair of binoculars or an app like iBird or birdJam. How can you attract birds to your yard? With a fantastic birdhouse and birdbath. Why support the Audubon Society? So future generations will have birds to watch.   Listener E-mails You are the wind beneath our wings! Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and bird droppings at our MHTH forum!   Shayna in Idaho reminds us to wash those reusable bags regularly. Bad things grow in there. Jessica in Pittsburgh can't stand it when people say cold weather disproves global warming. Memorize this article, or just steer clear of the topic. We feel your pain. Jenny in Canada (eh!) is allergic to onions and can't find an organic soup that doesn't have them. Make your own Tomato Soup or Chicken Soup, and hold the onions! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Groundhog Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 14 Jan 2010
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - From Odwalla to Adina

More Hip Than Hippie #248 - From Odwalla to Adina Odwalla founder Greg Steltenpohl is back in the beverage business with Adina for Life, a drink company with a social conscience. Sometimes an opportunity comes along that you just can't pass up. Greg Steltenpohl helped to bring natural and organic beverages to consumers worldwide with Odwalla. Now he's bottling sustainability and social responsibility with a new line of beverages. As co-founder of Adina, Greg shares his progressive vision and his entrepreneurial tips with the Hipsters. Also, Dori and Val say goodbye to Julie Andrews and hello to John Coltrane, while their hometown of Chico joins the mile-high club! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Stop the presses! Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. just released their seasonal Glissade Golden Bock. We could taste a glimmer of springtime in its brisk bouquet. Another winner. Chocolate: Back we go to World Market, for their Pomegranate Dark Chocolate bar. With a bit of juicy fruit flavor in a crisp 64% cocoa bar, it's not a fave of ours...but it's still a good value at $1.99. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! First the dryer, now the washer has balls! The Ionic Laundry Ball lets you do up to 700 phosphate-free loads of wash without using detergent. Just toss it in with the dirty clothes, then sit back and count the money you've saved! Right turn, Clyde. Sick of the canned voice on your GPS? The Garmin Voice Studio allows owners of their Nuvi model to voice their own navigation tips...or whatever. Check out their new ecoRoute cable if you want to track your fuel efficiency. Hip NewsFresh air. The US EPA has proposed stricter health standards for smog, which could place many more communities out of compliance. Big Oil hates it, so it must be good. The need for seed. Mark your calendar for January 30th, National Seed Swap Day. Organize your own with gardeners you know or use a free site like Seed Swaps. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Plan to scan! Cut through those piles of paper by scanning recipes, schedules, receipts, reference documents or whatever you can into your computer. Be sure to back them up regularly. Don't have a scanner? Try to find one second-hand and save a little cash!   From Odwalla to Adina Greg Steltenpohl is back in the beverage business! Adina for Life, Inc. produces drinks with a social conscience. Drink No Evil. That's the tagline for Adina beverages, which include Fair Trade certified coffee & tea drinks as well as organic juices. Holistics. This line of Adina fruit drinks is formulated with the principles of Ayurveda in mind. Odwalla was Greg's baby from 1980 until 2001, when it was sold to Coca-Cola. Interra Project is another of Greg's ventures. This non-profit project rewards consumers for shopping locally with a Community Card.   Listener E-mails Your New Year's resolution is to email your favorite Hipsters, right? Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and juicy stories at our MHTH forum!   Trystan at Yahoo! Green is a reusable bag ninja! She and her husband used only 7 plastic bags in 2009, thanks in part to their plentiful cache of ChicoBags. Even better, her hometown voted to ban plastic bags starting in 2011! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for MLK Jr. Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 07 Jan 2010
SIZE: 22.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Eco-Resolutions

More Hip Than Hippie #247 - Eco-Resolutions Happy New Year! Start the new decade with a plan to lighten your footprint on the planet. Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Maybe you prefer to call them "intentions". Either way, set forth some clear, specific, measurable goals. The Hipsters are tackling food and waste in their quest for a greener 2010! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Our new Favorite Listener is Jen in Portland, who personally delivered Santa's Butt! This tasty porter from Ridgeway Brewing in England is definitely the finest Butt we've seen this winter. Chocolate: Sticking with store brands, we sampled World Market Chipotle Chili 64% dark chocolate bar. Nice spicy kick and a great value at about $2. Hip News and Finds Finds: Dori's Wedding Update! The big event happens in sweltering July, so Dori & Chris chose an indoor venue with air conditioning. This vintage Chico building will easily hold about 75 guests under it's vaulted roof. Green because the wedding and reception will happen in one place, eliminating extra travel; frugal because the rental rate for 8 hours on a Saturday is only $400, tables & chairs included! Web sight. You can look an endangered species in the face every day this year, thanks to the IUCN. They'll post a daily feature detailing a Red List species of animal, bird or plant that's under threat of extinction. Will work with food. Need a career change? Use your mad farming skillz to land a Sustainable Food Job. Hip NewsCash for Clunkers, Part Deux. Get your US government rebate for replacing old appliances this year. Check the Energy Savers chart to see when your state's program begins. Bug 'em! Tell the EPA to require pesticide manufacturers to disclose inert ingredients in their formulations. They're accepting public comments until late February. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Teach, don't preach! Pick one green issue you'd like to share with your friends and family this year. Teach them about the merits of reusable bags, composting, fair trade...whatever you're passionate about. (Probably best to avoid political hot potatoes like global warming, though.) Educate yourself and lead by example!   Eco-Resolutions For 2010, the Hipsters set some solid green goals. Val: reduce household waste by 25%; source food within 100 miles; use less than 10 plastic bags. Dori: plan a low-waste or waste-free wedding; produce more food at home with a garden and chickens; start blogging about both. A big thanks to all our listeners who shared their goals with us on Facebook! Reduce your use of plastic bags. Sign up for Big Ed's Pledge and get support from like-minded Hipsters. Eat locally. Learn more about the 100 Mile Diet. Waste not. Plan events using compostable plates and flatware, real glasses and linens, recycling bins and local and/or organic food & drinks. Here are more tips for a green wedding. Produce some of your food. If you love fresh eggs, think about adding backyard chickens. Hot wire fencing with a solar charger is an energy-efficient way to keep dogs (Val) and goats (Dori) from destroying your garden.   Listener E-mails Your New Year's resolution is to email your favorite Hipsters, right? Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and green goals at our MHTH forum!"The Legend of Dori's Engagement Ring" Contest is over! Read the winning entry here! Gwyneth in New Brunswick (eh!) found a great vintage engagement ring on eBay and some cool wedding dresses on Etsy. Congrats to you and your frozen fiance! Eileen in Florida wonders if Tetra Paks contain BPA or phthalates. Nope! They use #2 plastic plus paper and aluminum; check to see if your town will recycle them. Tina in Texas isn't sure if she should use an old energy-hog clothes dryer 3 months of the year, or get a new one? Tough call; we think you should use it sparingly while you save up for a more efficient model. Kristi in Michigan visited China and shares her green observations. World-travelling Hipsters, feel free to do the same! Sebastien in Canada (eh!) was the first of several Hipsters to send along the story of the Japanese man making edible sake bottles out of squid skin. Hey, how about beer bottles made of chocolate? Genius! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Elvis's birthday or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 24 Dec 2009
SIZE: 28.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - French Kiss

More Hip Than Hippie #246 - French Kiss Renowned documentary filmmaker Gerard Ungerman discusses his passion for truth, justice and environmentalism. Frenchman Gerard Ungerman recently moved to Chico (for l'amour!) and found an enthusiastic community of like-minded green folk. The Hipsters delve into his past work, current projects and his latest endeavor: chronicling the life of the Green Diva herself! Also, the final show of 2009 affords Val the chance to fulfill her fantasy of naming an episode after a Meg Ryan movie. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We keep the cold at bay with another full-bodied ale. Winter Seasonal Imperial IPA from Mendocino Brewing Co. is a crowdpleaser, so bundle up and make a beer run; this Limited Edition brew won't be around for long. Chocolate: Store-brand goodness! Safeway Select Dark Chocolate with Lemon and Pepper is full of lively flavor, if a tad bit sweet. We thinks it's made by Lindt; the packaging gave us a hindt. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Give your skin a buzz with Honey Face Cleanser by Rand Hill Naturals. It's just raw honey with a blend of essential oils. Use it daily, you'll bee thrilled with the results! Common cents. The Audubon Society helps to "change" the world with their Pennies for the Planet campaign, focusing this year on endangered coastlines. Roadkill. Yes, Dori found it. Hip NewsNopenhagen. No big results came out of the COP15, just a vague promise to do better. So long, and thanks for all the fish. Tapped out. Looks like bottled water sales are slipping. Is it because the economy's down, or could it be the result of Hipsters like you choosing reusable bottles? Depends who you ask. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Check your vision! For 2010, create a vision board with images of the things you want to accomplish or attain. Use a shadow box if you want 3D images, or just put together a simple collage. You can make one for your personal goals, one for your professional goals...as many as you want! Just make sure to hang it where you can see it every day and turn those visions into reality!   French Kiss Renowned documentary filmmaker Gerard Ungerman recently moved to Chico (for l'amour!) and found an enthusiastic community of like-minded green folk. Now he's involved in several new projects, including Green Transition Chico. But his latest endeavor may be his boldest: chronicling the life of the Green Diva herself! Films. Gerard's work is created without corporate money or outside grants through his company, Free-Will Productions. Education. Gerard hosted the Green Film and Solutions series through CSU Chico. Community. Since making Chico his new hometown, Gerard has become part of the movement to create a Transition Town here. Interested? He recommends the Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins.   Listener E-mails Dear Santa, can we have some more e-mails please?! Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and naughty French phrases at our MHTH forum!Win a Greenfeet Prize Pack! "The Legend of Dori's Engagement Ring" Contest is on until 12/25/09! Just come up with a history for her 1930s-era ring; most creative tale wins! E-mail your entry to us today! Ashanti in Texas wants to find a green job now that she's made the move to Austin. Try Greenopolis and Grist, or the Yahoo! resource list. Check out show #196, Green Around the Collar. Maggie in Spain seeks inexpensive green freebies. Google "eco-friendly promotional products" and be sure to choose something useful! Jen in Portland geeks out on Val's clean ducts. She says to check dsireusa to find tax credits for weatherization improvements. She also promises to bring us beer in the new year. Don't threaten us with a good time! Elsie in Moss Landing, CA shares an article about the downside of carbon trading. Sounds like someone should film a documentary about this... Brooke in New York left us a message on Facebook about the Rat Fan Club, which is based here in Chico! Who knew? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Boxing Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 17 Dec 2009
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Drinking Problem

More Hip Than Hippie #245 - A Drinking Problem Despite federal regulations, you can't take drinking water safety for granted. Prozac and makeup and lead, oh my! We all want to trust our tapwater. Unfortunately, more than 20% of US water-treatment systems have broken some of the rules of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Hipsters flush out the facts and provide some solutions. Also, Val spews (off-air) expletives as winter descends upon Northern California! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We're staying warm with another heady brew. Old Plowshare Stout from North Coast Brewing Co. has enough rich flavor to take the chill off a December night. Chocolate: Our new Favorite Listener, KC in Korea, supplied a pair of pleasurable treats. Lotte Ghana bar is smooth & sweet; Jeju Orange Chocolate and Cactus Chocolate are fun candies. Komapsumnida! Hip News and Finds Finds: Beer Magazine. This month's articles: Beer and Chocolate Pairings; Green Brewing; An Interview with George Wendt (Norm!). Really, do we need to say more? Hip NewsHot in herre. A new report ranks 2009 as the 5th warmest year on record, and this decade was warmer than the previous two. Let it hang all out. Copenhatin'. GOP lawmakers will go to the COP15 to promise the world no new US climate laws until "scientific fascism" ends. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Tap into the truth! Figure out what's floating around in your drinking water. Go to the EPA website and locate data about your local water quality. There's also lots of great info about water, so dive in!   A Drinking Problem We all want to trust our tapwater. However, as many as 19 million Americans are sickened by it each year. What the heck is in it? How do we find out if our water is safe? Can we do anything to purify it? H2OMG!   The EPA has identified at least 9 Unexpected Things in Drinking Water. The Safe Drinking Water Act passed in 1974 to ensure the quality of Americans' drinking water. The Environmental Working Group released its list of cities with the best and worst tap water. Congrats to Arlington, TX! Find out what's flowing from your faucet with a water test kit. Household systems like Brita can filter out most contaminants. Be sure to change the filters regularly. Turn your tap water into a science project! Teach kids to reclaim dirty drinking water with a fun kit.   Listener E-mails What, are your fingers frozen? We need e-mail! Send your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and Christmas lists at our MHTH forum!Win a Greenfeet Prize Pack! "The Legend of Dori's Engagement Ring" Contest is on until 12/25/09! Just come up with a history for her 1930s-era ring; most creative tale wins! E-mail your entry to us today! Alisa in New York is in a lather about laundry! She recommends a cup of baking soda in the wash to soften hard municipal water. It won't harm clothing or the water supply. Win. Patrick in North Carolina is bloated with BPA after a chicken soup binge, and would like an alternative to canned soup. Try those aseptic packages or spend a little more for glass. He also shares a TED moment and disses Julie Andrews. Does someone need a spoonful of sugar? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Christmas or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 10 Dec 2009
SIZE: 20.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Natural Pet Treats

More Hip Than Hippie #244 - Natural Pet Treats Animal lovers can extend their pets' lives by adding homemade natural supplements to their regular diet. Responsible pet owners insist on good nutrition for their furry family members. The Hipsters talk to Tammy Furmanski and Richard Holmes, who have researched the best foods for healthy nutritional supplements that are tasty, too. (Um, we'll take their word for it...) Also, Val goes into wedding-planner mode as Dori and Chris make it official! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Gotta love a beer that looks like motor oil when you pour it! Dark but not heavy, Porteus Porter from Elysian Brewing Co. warms a wintry day with its slightly smoky flavor. Chocolate: Dori's new fiance(!) supplied a box of yummy handmade chocolates from The Parrot, a cool retro shop in Helena, MT. We loved their ginger crystals dipped in either dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Hip News and Finds Finds: Dori's Engagement Ring! She and Chris chose a vintage 1930's piece as part of their green, frugal wedding. Concoct a legend for the ring and email it to us by Christmas; most creative story wins a Greenfeet prize pack! Val's Favorite Things! A collection of Green Science Kits inspire creative play, using recycled materials. With 7 to choose from, these clever kits will keep the kids busy, in a good way! Urge to surge. Spark some geeky romance with the Candlestrip, a "power strip" candleholder with "power cord" candles. Hip NewsHopenhagen. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) is underway this week. Stay informed so you'll know who to blame. Leading the charge. It's official: the Chevy Volt will launch in California late next year. Partnering with the state's utilities, Chevy plans to set up charging stations and collect performance data before rolling out nationwide. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sock it to me! Americans generate 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and gift wrap comprises a good chunk of that. Get creative this year; use socks, t-shirts and other bits of fabric instead of wasteful paper. A ChicoBag makes great wrapping for a gift within a gift!  Natural Pet Treats Responsible pet owners insist on good nutrition for their furry family members. Tammy Furmanski and Richard Holmes researched the best foods for healthy nutritional supplements that are tasty, too! Purpose. Tammy and Richard's goal is to provide healthy treats for cats and dogs via Chico Pet Company. Passion. Resources for their recipes include OnlyNaturalPet.com and the book Food As Medicine. Pet food. They recommend a raw food diet including healthy table scraps. Wellness and Wysong products also get thumbs up. Problems. Unfortunately, commercial pet food recalls are all too common. Press. Tammy and her business were profiled in the Chico News & Review. Listener E-mails Rob in Kentucky keeps us supplied with eco-funny comics like the one above. He also has a laundry tip: clean out the lint trap halfway through the drying cycle to speed things along. Thanks y'all! KC in Korea wonders what to do about older Nalgene bottles, which may contain BPA. Err on the side of caution; repurpose them as dry good containers and go for safer bottles, like Klean Kanteen. Tina in Texas makes her own cheap 'n easy laundry detergent. Great idea, but be careful with the Fels Naptha soap. Keith in Hawaii reviewed our Biodiesel 101 show for his Environmental Politics class. Mahalo! Katie in Toronto (eh!) is still alive and still listening! We love you man! Happy Holidays! Keep sending your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and clever giftwrap ideas at our MHTH forum!  Send Val at least 25 beer caps for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Winter Solstice or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 26 Nov 2009
SIZE: 17.5 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Dirty Laundry

More Hip Than Hippie #243 - Dirty Laundry Eco-friendly clothing goes beyond organic cotton and hemp. Your laundry habits are more important than your fashion sense. If you're trying to be more eco-conscious about your wardrobe, you should know that the fabric you choose is only a small part of the equation. The energy used to care for your garments accounts for about 2/3 of their carbon footprint. The Hipsters air out some tips for washing, drying, ironing and dry cleaning that'll help you green your jeans! Also, Val turns another year older and offers to slip Dori the pickle. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We pop across the pond to merry old England for this flavorful brew. Ripon Jewel Amber Ale from Daleside Brewery pays tribute to the Yorkshire cathedral of the same name. Chocolate: "Let chocolate change your world", says the label. Done! The Lake Champlain Raspberry Truffle bar featured an elegant fruity ganache and yummy chocolate, but at a paltry 54% cocoa still proved to be a bit too sweet for our bitter palates. Hip News and Finds Finds: Pig out! If a Bacon Wrapped Turkey is wrong, we don't want to be right. Pickin' and Grinnin'. Greenfeet's popular Pick A Present promo is back! Go ahead, get yourself a little something this season. And share a giggle too; the official Bad Joke Contest is underway! Win a Greenfeet prize pack with your nice clean joke. Email your entry to ThePrez@greenfeet.com by Dec. 4th. Hip NewsRemote control. The California Energy Commission approved the nation's first energy-efficiency standards for TVs. Next up: making SNL funny again and putting music back on MTV. Jolly good fellows. Forty conservationists have been singled out for TogetherGreen Fellowships this year. Check out our past show about this joint venture between Audubon and Toyota. Big dork. After receiving angry e-mails from Greenpeace and Pamela Anderson, Russian automaker DARTZ will forgo using whale penis leather in their new armored car. Must've been a hard decision. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Tag, you're it! Make your own gift tags this year using cookie cutters as patterns. Once you've finished baking your holiday sugar cookies, trace the cutters on some festive paper. Cut out all those stars and snowflakes for instant gift tags that are Santa-approved!   Dirty Laundry If you're trying to be more eco-conscious about your wardrobe, you should know that the fabric you choose is only a small part of the equation. The energy used to care for your garments accounts for about 2/3 of their carbon footprint. Washing, drying, ironing and dry cleaning can all be adapted to help green your jeans!   Detergent. Look for products that are biodegradable and free of phosphates. Save on packaging with concentrated and powdered detergents like Nellie's Laundry Soda. Washer. Save water and money with a front-loading machine bearing the Energy Star label. Dryer. The 2nd biggest energy hog in your home, dryers should be used sparingly. Cut costs by employing the moisture sensor and cleaning the lint screen regularly. Use a clothes drying rack or clothesline whenever possible. Here are some tips for softening those crunchy line-dried garments. Bleach. Non-chlorine bleach brands like Seventh Generation are safe and non-toxic. You could also add half a cup of borax to your wash load. Dryer sheets. Avoid the stinky chemicals. Mrs. Meyers uses plant-based softeners and essential oils. Dry cleaning. Just say no to dry-clean-only clothing! Earth911 has the scoop on wet cleaning. Laundromat. Surprisingly eco-friendly, since commercial machines tend to be more energy efficient. Some are even switching to alternative energy. Reuse. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, wearing your jeans at least three times before washing them results in about 5 times more energy savings.   Listener E-mails We're thankful for great listeners like you! Keep sending your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and dirty laundry at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Tina in Texas is ready for her annual cold. She found Better for Grownups reusable cotton sateen tissues in a box. Gesundheit! Ann in NC recommends GoodSearch for finding worthy charities to support. They donate to every charity you search! Melinda in SC loves Melissa and Doug products because, unlike Mattel and Disney, they don't make toxic toys. Alison in NC teaches us something new about the non-toxic claim on labels. Kevin throws down a challenge to fellow Hipsters: when you're out at a restaurant or coffee shop, give 'em your porn star name to call out! Way to work it, Glitter! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Hanukkah or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 19 Nov 2009
SIZE: 20.4 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - About a Bird

More Hip Than Hippie #242 - About a Bird This Thanksgiving, gobble up a sustainably farmed organic or heritage turkey. According to the National Turkey Federation, 48 million turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving last year. 99% of all turkeys raised in the US are factory-farmed Broadbreasted Whites. The Hipsters offer some alternatives to eating the "Dolly Parton of turkeys" this year, and explore the vegetarian Thanksgiving experience. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val found another cute doggie label! Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO is "Lab tested". That's doggone funny. Chocolate: Yes, they're in the Hipster Hall of Fame, but Dagoba Chai bar is a smidge too sweet for true dark chocolate snobs. Nice spice, though. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Love to bake, but hate to burn? Get out of the oven! With the Oven Rack Push Pull you can stand safely to the side while handling that pie, pot roast or paella. Makes a handy hostess gift or stocking stuffer too. Melt with you. This candle will really light up your love life! The clean-burning Ember massage candle melts into spa-grade scented massage oil. Pour it from the porcelain container's spout onto your sweetie's skin. Wax on, wax off! Hip NewsSee? Gull! After spending a half-century on the brink of extinction, the brown pelican is finally off the endangered species list. Draft notice. Are you willing to risk Life & Limb? This ale is the highly anticipated collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head breweries. Be warned: just one big-ass bottle of this 10% brew left both Val and her hubby reeling! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Green to go! Listener Leslie in Buffalo, NY reminds us to bring our own containers for leftovers when going out to eat. We promise, no one will mind if you take along a small reusable tub and lid. Plus, it'll keep you from getting stuck with another plastic bag or worse...styrofoam!   About a Bird According to the National Turkey Federation, 48 million turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving last year. Since 99% of all turkeys raised in the US are Broadbreasted Whites, chances are your family celebrated the holiday with the "Dolly Parton of turkeys". These birds are raised in crowded factories, fed a diet of grains with antibiotics, and are often injected with oils and saline. Ew! This year, gobble up a different kind of bird...or go vegetarian. No harm, no fowl!   Industrial turkeys live in uncomfortable conditions on factory farms. You can do better. Heirloom turkeys, also known as heritage turkeys, are descended from the wild North American turkey. Organic turkeys are free from antibiotics and other additives. Local growers often produce free-range organic birds. Just ask! Flavor is influenced by 4 factors: the animal's age, its genetic stock, how it was raised and what it ate. Roasting the bird can be a challenge. Butterball has some tips for preparing the perfect turkey dinner. Vegetarians love Thanksgiving too! Learn to accomodate veggie and vegan guests. Tofurky is not the only option.   Listener E-mails Aw shucks, you still like us! Thanks for sending your questions and compliments to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and turkey tales at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Molly in Cincinnati wonders how to care for leather in an eco-friendly way. Ideas, Hipsters? Ethan in Santa Monica often forgets his ChicoBags and his supermarket club cards, he cleverly combined the two. He also shares some love for the Lorax. Trystan at Yahoo! has the scoop on underwear recycling. Patagonia turns their old undies into new ones! Laura in England supports bra recycling too! In the US, try the Bosom Buddy program. In the UK, there's BreastTalk. Our cups runneth over! Miles in Toronto (eh!) would like to hear a show on green college degree programs. Congrats on your PhD! Michelle in New York had fun wasting time with these creative green ads. Patrick in NC sent along a story about military vets and their influence on the green movement. Eileen in Florida loves her some Larabar! Tina in Texas was perhaps a bit too happy to share the terrifying story of vermicomposting gone horribly wrong. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Val's birthday (Nov. 24) or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 12 Nov 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - DIY Decor, Part 2

More Hip Than Hippie #241 - DIY Decor, Part 2 "House Whisperer" Christine MacShane returns for another round of spectacular holiday decorating tips. Plunging headfirst toward Thanksgiving and the holiday party season, the Hipsters seek inspiration from their favorite local TV star, Christine MacShane. The Audacious Aussie delivers fresh ideas for green, frugal decor and hostess gifts! Also, Val imperils her friendship with Dori by threatening to eat...a goat. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val's Portland roadtrip yields another goodie! Saison-Brett Limited Release Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co. packs lots of unique flavor into a big-ass bottle. Cool label, too. Chocolate: Christine provided two of her faves. The Cadbury Crunchie has that yummy honeycomb center, while the Nestle Yorkie bar claims it's "not for girls". Bite us. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Al-literate. Val's Christmas card buddy, Al Gore, released his new book last week. "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" offers solutions to our most pressing planetary problems. Feed a fever. Keep the influenza bug at bay with these foods that fight the flu. Hey, they forgot beer and chocolate! The Red Diva? Join Val on Mars! She signed up with NASA to put her name on a microchip carried by the Mars Science Lab rover. Hip NewsToxic tins. Canned food often contains hazardous levels of Bisphenol-A, according to tests by Consumer Reports. Yes we CAN switch to fresh foods instead! Trick or treat? Kraft Foods is trying to get a piece of the market for sustainable sweets. Cote d'Or contains cocoa certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Hmmm...very Krafty. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Rack 'em up! As those cookies, cakes and holiday breads roll out of your oven, you'll need a place to set the pans while they cool. If you're short on metal racks, check in with your local appliance recycling center. Chances are they'll let you raid their fridges for little or no cost!   DIY Decor, Part 2 The Hipsters welcome "House Whisperer" Christine MacShane back for another round of spectacular decorating tips. Do you love her pink toolbelt and hardhat? Moxie Trades carries perfect gifts for the tradeswoman in your life!   Mini pumpkins are often discounted or free after Halloween. Clean them out to hold votives, flowers...even the first course of a meal! Wreath forms can be adapted to each season. Just tuck in decorations instead of gluing them down. Large napkins are easy to make, provide great "coverage" during meals and can be used to wrap leftovers, furoshiki-style! Unmatched earrings make terrific wine charms. Local food products serve as ideal hostess gifts, as well as backup gifts for unexpected guests. Assemble them into attractive gift baskets!   Listener E-mails Nice to hear from you! Send a question or a compliment to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and pleas for goat clemency at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Emily in Ohio wants to whiten her teeth safely and naturally. OK, try mixing baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to form a paste, or maybe brushing with cider vinegar. You could try rubbing your teeth with strawberries too. We prefer Uncle Harry's method. Patrick in NC found an article linking BPA to the "terrible two's", particularly in little girls. Lisa in Wisconsin shares the story of an eco-friendly pub with a worm bin and a "Low-Power Happy Hour". Cheers to the Bittercreek Alehouse in Boise! Rick in Virginia believes Canadians got the right idea when it comes to cough etiquette, eh? Sebastien enjoys this video trailer for next year's Going Green Film Festival in Beverly Hills. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Thanksgiving or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 05 Nov 2009
SIZE: 25.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Log Homes

More Hip Than Hippie #240 - Log Homes Log home living provides a natural energy-efficient habitat with timeless beauty and comfort. Log homes are often thought to be rustic cabins set on remote mountaintops. They've had a bit of a bad rap from environmentalists, who insist that timber should be left where it stands. The Hipsters get to the root of the controversy with Larry and Sherry Trimboli, owners of Sierra Log Homes in Chico, CA. Also, Val recounts her battle with swine flu (and recommends this to lessen the symptoms)! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We split an easy-drinkin' bottle of Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing. Dori took one for the team, quaffing most of the beer for her poor porcine pal Val. Chocolate: WTF? Another diet chocolate bar? Trader Joe's Simply Lite Dark Chocolate with Almonds wasn't the best low-carb sugar-free bar we've had, but it makes a mighty tasty laxative. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Val's Favorite Thing! Looking for an American-made gift with plenty of eco-cred? Snuggle up in a vibrant Winter Knit Scarf. The yarn is spun from reclaimed cotton and certified by both Made in Green and Oeko-Tex. Cod almighty. The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch helps you make the best choices, so you won't have to flounder around the fish market. Moby Dick. For a cool $1.6 milion, you can own an armored, jewel-encrusted bulletproof SUV from Russian automaker Dartz. No, that isn't cowhide on the seats; you're sitting on a whale penis. Hip NewsIn the bag. Two of the country's biggest retailers want you to kick the plastic bag habit. Target and CVS have launched reusable bag programs with financial incentives for shoppers. Think Tink. The United Nations has named Tinker Bell as its "Honorary Ambassor of Green". So is Peter Pan the ambassador of peanut butter? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Action figure! As the holiday season begins, take the time to list 5 actions you plan to take to reduce your footprint. Use recycled wrap? Offset travel? Compost your waste? Yule be glad you did!   Log Homes Sierra Log Homes provides materials, design and engineering services.   The preferred material for log homes is dead standing lodgepole pines, which dry out naturally before being harvested from forests. Log homes maintain moderate temperatures through thermal mass, making them quite energy efficient. Any home can incorporate elements of log home living, like siding and rails. Western forests are under attack by mountain pine beetles, which leave behind vast stands of dead trees. Larry and Sherry will launch the "Planting It Forward" program with the Arbor Day Foundation in 2010! Get more info about the log home lifestyle.   Listener E-mails Whew! Thanks for all the e-mails! Send a question or a compliment to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and swine flu remedies at our MHTH forum! Send Val at least 25 beer caps for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Mary in Memphis, TN wants to recycle her old bras and undies. Bras make great purses and knee pads; undies, not so much. Emily in Indiana would like to put CFL globes in her bathroom. Just remember, they take a few moments to warm up! Elizabeth in Minnesota (dontcha know!) can't believe the FDA wants us to flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Chisago County has a successful takeback program. We agree that manufacturers should step up too. Jessica in Washington DC signed up for SmartBrief, a useful (and free) newsfeed focusing on sustainability. KC in Korea will cease to be a San Diego Chargers fan if they move to LA! Why is their proposed new stadium exempt from environmental laws? Steve in New Jersey loves him some butternut squash soup with spicy green pumpkin seeds, a la Martha Stewart. Kate shares the scoop on Seventh Generation's Million Baby Crawl. Join this virtual march to Washington to say "no" to toxins in our homes. Alex in Cleveland will argue the case for hemp in his English class essay. Duuuuuude! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Veteran's Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 22 Oct 2009
SIZE: 16.0 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Great Pumpkin

More Hip Than Hippie #239 - The Great Pumpkin Americans buy plenty of pumpkins in October, most of which go to waste after Halloween. Consider purchasing and eating locally-grown, organic pumpkins; next year, maybe you can grow your own! Did you know that 90% of pumpkins sold in the US are used for making Jack-O-Lanterns? Most of those pumpkin parts are thrown out after Halloween, but these nutritious gourds are too good to waste! The Hipsters carve out a few tips for growing, eating and saying goodbye your Great Pumpkin. Linus would approve. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Belgium's Mikkellar Simcoe IPA was OK, but somewhat forgettable. Val's attempt at a Belgian accent? Priceless. Chocolate: We broke out the backup chocolate this week: Godiva Chocolatier Gems Dark Chocolate Truffles. Again, kinda meh...but the shiny purple foil makes a satisfying crinkly sound. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Lots of dough. This year's Neiman Marcus Christmas Book features some eco-friendly luxuries, like the Mission One electric motorcycle and a chandelier made of plastic bottles. And the $25,000 cupcake car. Yes, the hat's included. Novel idea. Already rather eco-friendly, e-readers just turned a shade greener with the new LG Display solar cell e-book. Can you use it at the light-brary? Hip NewsSay watt? The center of the power universe will be in New Mexico, if the Tres Amigas Superstation goes on as planned. The proposed super hub would streamline the flow of renewable energy. Hard times. Struggling financially, one brothel in Berlin is offering discounts to "green" customers who arrive via bike or bus. Still, business is up and down. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Plant some garlic! Find a sunny, weed-free patch and bury the unpeeled cloves about 2 inches down in the ground, pointy end up. Put some mulch on top and let it grow. Your reward will be a bountiful harvest next summer. After pulling the bulbs out of the ground, let them dry for a few days, then braid them together. You'll keep the vampires away for the rest of the year!   The Great Pumpkin Chances are, you'll purchase at least one pumpkin this month. Sales of organic pumpkins are on the rise, but most of the conventionally-grown gourds hail from Illinois...meaning they're quite well-travelled by the time they reach your supermarket. Maybe it's time to think outside the pumpkin shell this Halloween! Grow. You can plant pumpkins after the last frost. They need a good 3-4 months of sunshine and lots of room to stretch their vines. Feast. Just about any pumpkin is perfectly edible and packed with nutrition . Check out these delicious recipes. Mmmm, Pumpkin Milkshake! Bury. This year's pumpkin scraps can help create next year's Jack-O-Lantern! Compost your pumpkin by cutting it into small pieces after removing all the seeds, candle wax and decorations. Treat. Don't miss out on the Pumpkin Smash! Get 'em at Jamba Juice, or make your own. Listener E-mails ** (crickets) ** Hey! What happened to the e-mails? Send a question or a compliment to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and pumpkin recipes at our MHTH forum! Jodi in Washington loves her stainless steel French Press mug from Planetary Design. She rocks the Boot Cut design because it's durable and tough to tip over. Alisa in New York recommends taking a Navy shower to reduce water consumption. For those less adventurous, we suggest using a shower timer. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for All Soul's Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 15 Oct 2009
SIZE: 20.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Clutter Kills!

More Hip Than Hippie #238 - Clutter Kills! Clearing the clutter from your home saves money and time. It could also improve your health and well-being. We all have bits of clutter spread about the house, right? But left unchecked, those piles of papers and heaps of laundry can quickly get out of control. The Hipsters deliver tips for sorting out your stuff, once and for all! Also, Dori puts up apples and Val is ready for her close-up. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val broke out another find from her Pacific Northwest Road Trip this summer. Samuel Smith Organic Cherry Ale is so fruit juicy, it could have come from the farmer's market! Chocolate: Dori's trip to Montana yielded (gulp!) a sugar-free chocolate bar. After a guarantee of goodness from the clerk at the Pan Handler Plus, the Hipsters agreed that ChocoPerfection lived up to the hype. Sweetened with oligofructose and erythritol, it sets the standard for low-carb diet chocolate. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Val's Favorite Thing! Dry skin in winter? Here's ZUMthing for you...Zum Gentle Facial Cleanser. Made with organic coconut, olive and jojoba, plus lemon and geranium pure essential oils, this fragrant froth is great for all skin types, all year long! Noah's Arse. Our little honey Rick Springfield bares his bum on Showtime's comedy "Californication" this month. What does this have to do with living green? Nothing. We just like it. Hip NewsSeeds of change. Good ol' Monsanto is the focus of a federal antitrust investigation. Seems they may be trying to control the market for seeds. Food Inc., anyone? Toxic transaction. A new report claims we're routinely exposed to BPA when we handle plastic-coated paper receipts. Suddenly all that cocaine on your currency doesn't sound so bad. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Push the envelope! The next time you receive mail with a return envelope enclosed, set that extra envelope aside. Use it instead of a bank envelope when you make an ATM deposit. Or, just stick a blank label over the return address and mail a nice letter to your grandma! Clutter Kills! We all have bits of clutter spread about the house, right? But left unchecked, those piles of papers and heaps of laundry can quickly get out of control. The result is a stressful home that takes a toll on your time, your money, even your health. A little light cleaning every day helps, but how can you clear that clutter once and for all? Stress. Do you think clutter doesn't affect your life? Think again! Flow. Combat clutter by guarding against the invasion of stuff. Energy. Use the principles of feng shui to keep clutter from blocking your Chi. Organize. If you just can't get a handle on it, turn things over to a higher power: Messies Anonymous. Priority. If you can only declutter one room in your home, the bedroom should be it! Listener E-mails Michelle in Sydney, Australia sent a link to this and other photos of last month's great dust storm Down Under. She recommends that Hipsters read The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery. Alisa in New York wonders if it's OK to toss the water from her dehumidifier out into the yard. Go ahead, Alisa, you're not p*&%ing in the wind! Beth in Missouri is kicking her waste company to the curb by reducing, reusing and composting. She also thinks the Wine Cork Trivet kit makes a great gift. We humbly agree. Jaimelee in Kentucky loves the holidays. She's passing out Equal Exchange cards for Halloween and eating a local heritage turkey for Thanksgiving. Bob in Palm Harbor, FL wants to hear a show about homes made from recycled materials. You mean like this? Tina in Texas is greening her office, one utensil at a time. Great job! Thanks for the blog link too. Oh, and we totally think you should steal your friend's porn star name. Shout-outs! Thanks to Bruce in Scotland and Chrissy in NC for keeping our inbox warm! Our inbox runneth over! Keep those e-mails flowing in! Send a question or a lovenote to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and photos of elusive moose on our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for United Nations Day, or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 01 Oct 2009
SIZE: 22.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - DIY Decor, Part 1

More Hip Than Hippie #237 - DIY Decor, Part 1 Decorating your home or office for the fall season? Artist Christine Mac Shane tells how to save money when you do it yourself. Now that autumn has arrived, bring the best of the outdoors inside! Look to nature for inspiration in your decor. The Hipsters shake down the "House Whisperer" herself, Christine Mac Shane, for crafty ideas that won't break the bank. Also, Val provides the first bad Halloween joke of the year while Dori goes in search of Val's elusive moose! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We found Blue Heron Pale Ale from Portland's Bridgeport Brewing Co. to be very drinkable, but not roadtrip-worthy. Chocolate: There's bacon in our chocolate! Vosges Haut Chocolat created Mo's Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar with applewood smoked bacon, alder wood smoked salt and milk chocolate (41% cacao). Val had a porkgasm. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Wood you, could you... Slice up some twigs and attach them to a pot with RooWood glue. Easy, right? You just created a Vivified Vase. Congratulations. Have a cookie. ...in the park? What is the deepest lake in the United States? You'd know if you read these Surprising Facts About National Parks. Because there's no such thing as too much trivia. Hip NewsJust beet it. Hipster Hero Judge Jeffrey White has ruled that Monsanto's Roundup Ready GMO beets cannot run rampant across the land. Recycled Oil. To draw attention to global warming, more than 55 celebrities will join to record a remake of Midnight Oil's Beds Are Burning. Get your free download starting Oct.1st. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Shelluva tip! Listener Jenny repurposes those annoying plastic packaging shells that encase so many toys these days. She uses them as plaster molds for arts and crafts! Their detailed shapes make cute Christmas ornaments and other crafty items. Just recycle them when you're done.   DIY Decor, Part 1 Hang on, we're headed "outside the box" as local Chico artist and designer Christine Mac Shane offers up a veritable cornucopia of decorating ideas for fall! Think grapevines, pine cones, black paint and glitter... Star. Christine graces the Chico airwaves every week with her decorating segment, Welcome Home. Afar. While spending time in Japan, she became a fan of furoshiki as an eco-friendly alternative to gift wrap. Bar. No, it's not her porn star name; Violet Crumble is Aussie Christine's fave chocolate. Listener E-mails We feel the love! Keep those e-mails flowing in! Send a question or a lovenote to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and lame Halloween jokes on our MHTH forum! Trystan at Yahoo! Green is bursting with homemade holiday tips. Check out her craft cred. Greg in Pennsylvania recommends Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis to readers interested in the origins of our food culture. Patrick in NC shares another good reason to plant trees. Steve in New York invites Hipsters to his solo eco-art show at Midoma Gallery. Moises in Hong Kong put the lime in the coconut with his smoothie recipe. He shares more raw vegan recipes on his blog. Muchos besos y abrazos, Moy! Shout-outs! Thanks to Trevor, Kim and everyone else who sent us pity e-mails. We love you, man! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Dori's birthday or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 24 Sep 2009
SIZE: 17.9 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Permaculture 101

More Hip Than Hippie #236 - Permaculture 101 Permaculture systems build sustainability into all aspects of human existence. Lazy gardeners, rejoice! There's a school of thought that embraces the idea of letting nature take its course in your yard. Permaculture looks at systems like landscaping and agriculture holistically, working with the land instead of against it. The Hipsters enlist local experts Meagan Fischer and Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper to explain this land design concept that puts "the designer in the recliner"! Also, Val busts out some Latin and Dori makes a nomination for the Porn Star Name Hall of Fame. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Uh-oh, malt face! Val curled a lip after sipping Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Co. Not as hoppy as most India Pale Ales, so we were a bit unhoppy with it. Chocolate: Yes! Rich and crumbly, the Coconut Macaroon Truffle Bar with sea salt and dark chocolate rocked our socks. Note to Seattle Chocolates: we read the ingredients, so you might want to rethink calling it "all natural"! Hip News and Finds Finds:   Val's Favorite Thing! Add some pizazz to your place settings with Vintage Flatware. Each 5-piece set is unique, with hand-selected utensils that go together...but don't exactly match! Silver plating gives them all a sophisticated sheen. Great gifts! The Big Chill. What should you do with those leftover spices? Egg whites? Wine? Freeze 'em! Check out these Clever Uses for Ice Cube Trays. Hip NewsInhale to the Chief. The EPA is set to review Bush-era smog standards. Some of the nation's largest public health groups think they may have "misunderestimated" the science. Last call. Climate change poses a threat to the quality of our beer. This time, it's personal. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Listener Molly cuts the pockets from her boyfriend's cargo pants to use as storage containers. They're useful to hold small craft items, or for makeup organizers on the go. They also come in handy as sleep compartments for her pet degus!   Permaculture 101 "...if you're a scientist, you could liken it [permaculture] to a miraculous wardrobe in which you can hang garments of any science or any art and find they're always harmonious with, and in relation to, that which is already hanging there. It's a framework that never ceases to move, but that will accept information from anywhere." - Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement. What. The term permaculture is short not only for "permanent agriculture", but also "permanent culture". Who. Two Aussies, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, wrote the book on permaculture. Where. The Chico Permaculture Guild is one of many such organizations in communities across the globe. How. Become certified as a permaculture designer through a course of study. Visit Stephanie's business, Gaia Creations. Read about Meagan in the Chico News & Review. Listener E-mails Hello, is this thing on? We need e-mails! Send a question or a lovenote to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and photos of your degu on our MHTH forum! Angela in Connecticut loves to make reusable luminaries for the holidays. Delightfully crafty! Molly in Cincinnati needs to replace her rusty baking sheet. Happily, Greenfeet will soon carry enamelware that will make all your baking dreams come true. By the way, Sextus Bighorn? Really? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Native American Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 18 Sep 2009
SIZE: 15.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Handmade Holidays

More Hip Than Hippie #235 - Handmade Holidays DIY holiday crafts offer a thoughtful, low-cost gift option for a tough economy. With only 7 more paydays until Christmas (!!), the time has come to plan your homemade holiday gifts. The Hipsters have some ideas to help DIY novices keep it manageable. Remember, if you start now, you have time to throw out your mistakes! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Really, does it get any better than this? A new release from Sierra Nevada Brewery, in a big ass bottle! Their Estate Brewers Harvest Ale is all Chico, baby. Chocolate: Our new Favorite Listener is Gayla in SC, who provided a bar of CocoBon CocoFusion 72% Dark Chocolate. Thanks, y'all! Hip News and Finds Finds:   Global hottie. Hollywood's latest eco-disaster film, 2012, is noteworthy for one reason: John Cusack! Opens November 13th. 4 the planet. Autumn brings a windfall of good flicks for greenies: No Impact Man takes his book to the big screen; Crude exposes Chevron's underbelly; The Age of Stupid gives us a glimpse into a grim future; and the amazing Ken Burns returns to PBS with The National Parks, a must-see doc about "America's Best Idea". Hip NewsOz and Effect. Not such a g'day for Australia, as the land Down Under moves atop the list of the world's biggest CO2 polluters per capita. (China still pumps out more gasses overall.) Channel your energy. Shopping for a better boob tube? Hold off until May 2010. New Energy Star standards will kick in, so qualifying televisions will be up to 40% more efficient than their competitors. Programming will still suck, though. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Avoid wasting time and water in the shower or tub. Use a dab of nail polish to mark the spot on the faucet that produces the perfect water temperature. Now you have more time to sing the More Hip theme song while you lather!   Handmade Holidays With only 7 more paydays until Christmas (!!), the time has come to plan your homemade holiday gifts. If you've never done the DIY thing before, keep it small and manageable! Come up with a list of recipients, then add a few extras for unexpected parties or guests. If you start now, you can try a few new things to see if they work for you. Rule #1: Don't stress out. Rule #2: Have fun! Greenies. For the aspiring Hipster, fashion a cloth hankie; or, put together a sustainable lunch kit complete with napkins, utensils and a cool box. Seeds. The gardener on your list would likely love some Baker Creek heirloom seeds. Lemons. Yummy Meyer lemons are coming into season. Whip up some marmalade or limoncello for hostess gifts. Volts. Families could make good use of rechargeable batteries and a charger. In fact, they can save over $100 a year on batteries alone! Dollars and Sense. Put together a Responsible Shopper Kit, with a ChicoBag, some produce sacks and a list of tips from GreenAmerica. Whoopee! Give the gift of romance to that crazy busy couple...a beeswax candle, a CD of love songs, a bottle of organic wine and a babysitting coupon. brownchicken, browncow... Listener E-mails Hey, where are all the e-mails? Send a question or a lovenote to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and DIY gift ideas on our MHTH forum! Shout-out! Thanks to Miranda for mentioning us on her blog, Eclectic Eccentricities. You rock! Shelly in Florida wants a safe, BPA-free French press coffee mug. Three letters for you: REI. Thanks for the tip on Holy Mackerel Mango Shandies! Moises in Hong Kong loves the eco-wisdom of Alan Watts. Warning: beer consumption may hinder your ability to understand and appreciate deep philosophical teachings! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Autumnal Equinox or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Rare Earth

More Hip Than Hippie #234 - Rare Earth A looming shortage of Rare Earth Elements may change the technology that we take for granted in our everyday lives. As industries strive to develop greener technologies, one group of natural resources finds itself in great demand. Rare Earth Elements are an integral part of hybrid and electric motors, as well as wind turbines, computers, cell phones and more. The increasing need may well outstrip supply in the next few years. The Hipsters unearth the facts on these momentous metals, while trying to pronounce their names correctly. Also, Val does recon on a couple of pilots and Dori discloses the first official More Hip Hook-up! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We love our new Favorite Listener, Lynda in Florida! She not only kicked down the Brewfest mugs as promised, but also sent 2 bottles of her local ale of choice. Our first sip of Holy Mackerel "Mack in Black" from Gordash Beer Co. wasn't too promising; maybe it was the unexpected taste of pomegranate juice. Val narrowly avoided making a malt face and we came to appreciate this thick, heady brew. Chocolate: We discovered the Pleasure of New Tree Belgian Chocolates! With 3 individual bars of rich, smooth 73% goodness in a tiny box, you get controlled portions of glorious GMO-free chocolate. Or you can just devour all three, like Dori did. Hip News and Finds Finds:   Lard almighty. As State Fair food continues to (d)evolve, we suppose we should've seen this coming. Deep-fried butter debuted in Texas this summer. Next year, can we just skip the middleman and drink a jug of hot grease? Electric Car is the name of a catchy new tune by They Might Be Giants. The kids will love it; you will too, at least the first 10,000 times you hear it! (We played a little clip in the show.)   Hip NewsPants on fire. Turns out your SIGG water bottle contains trace amounts of BPA in the liner, if you bought it before August 2008. You can return it to the company for a replacement, or do this instead. Hot-blooded. Well ladies, your blood has something in common with a CFL--it contains mercury! A new study detects the metal in 30% of American woman, a huge jump from a decade ago. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Yes we can! Believe it or not, it's time to start on those homemade holiday gifts. Begin by collecting empty cans with attractive labels. Poke a couple of holes in the bottom and plant flowers or houseplants, either from seeds or starters. By the time the holidays roll around, you'll have lovely living gifts! (Because of BPA in can liners, we don't recommend putting in food or herbs.) Rare Earth As industries strive to develop greener technologies, one group of natural resources finds itself in great demand. Rare Earth Elements occupy 17 slots in the Periodic Table and are an integral part of hybrid and electric motors, as well as wind turbines, computers, cell phones and more. The increasing need and dwindling supply of REEs opens up a new can of worms, both environmentally and politically. Rare? Well, not so much. REEs are abundant in the earth's crust. However, there aren't many rich deposits from which to extract them. Where? While mines are scattered across the globe, 95% of REEs are found in China. Pair. Two REEs are essential in the manufacture of hybrid vehicles: neodymium and lanthanum. Scare. The Chinese are tightening their grip on REEs in order to meet their own industrial needs. Wear and tear. China became a leader in REE mining by ignoring environmental concerns. Molycorp hopes to restart US operations in 2012.   Listener E-mails You are an elemental part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and rare gems our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Shout-out! Laura in England left us a comment on Podcast Alley. She recommends using magazine pages for wrapping small gifts. Cheers! Megan in Canada (eh!) makes her own yogurt and thinks we should do the same. Check out her instructions on our forum. Jaimelee in Kentucky loves a new mag called Urban Farm. Congrats on your beautiful new Teeny Weeny Greeny! Tori in Florida is a conscious cop who wants to find a CSA near her. Any tips to help her curb emissions in her patrol car? Adele in Ontario, Canada (eh!) is a school teacher who loves to collect yogurt cups, boxes, TP rolls, etc. for classroom projects. We'll keep looking for some Canuck beer down here! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Autumnal Equinox or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 27 Aug 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Health is Wealth

More Hip Than Hippie #233 - Health is Wealth While the future of health care in the US is uncertain, taking responsibility for your own health now could save you money in the long run. Did you know that chronic diseases account 75% of health care costs in America? Many are treatable, even reversible, when managed properly. But your best chance of avoiding the health care morass is prevention. The Hipsters discuss ways to take control of your own well-being. Bonus: these ideas impact your health without impacting the planet! Also, Val gets ready for her cinematic debut, but Dori can't get a movie date. *sigh* Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Needing hydration on a stinkin' hot day, we opened a big-ass bottle of Floating Rock Hefeweizen from Mammoth Brewing Co. Not our fave, but a pretty good thirst-quencher. Chocolate: Fonda in Missouri has once again claimed the title of New Favorite Listener by sending a box of Shaman Chocolates. Val loved the Organic Milk Chocolate with Macadamia nuts and Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt. Dori remained nutless, braving the 82% Extra Dark. Fonda, you rock! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Yes, her dryer has had balls for years, but now Nellie's PVC-Free Dryer Balls have taken the experience to a whole new level. Get your own pair, then add a fragrance stick for good measure. Blue is the new green. Head for SoCal this Labor Day weekend, so you can attend the Blue Planet Film Fest. Tickets to this very green event in Santa Monica are available through InTicketing, which will plant a tree for each one sold.   Hip NewsCures what ales you. Need another reason to enjoy a frosty glass of brew? A study finds that drinking beer regularly could stop your bones from going brittle! Nice to know as you're about to fall off your barstool. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Contain yourself! Listener Meghan came up with several clever ideas for those used yogurt containers. carry cherry tomatoes at the farmer's marketsort and hold small household items and hardwaresort and hold little toys, like Barbie shoesuse as rinse cups for watercolor paintinghold crayons,etc. in the cardonate to a preschool or kids' museumcut the bottom out of 2, bind them into binoculars! Thanks Meghan, you're brilliant!  Health is Wealth Did you know that chronic diseases account 75% of health care costs in America? Many are treatable, even reversible, when managed properly. But your best chance of avoiding the health care morass is prevention. Eat fresh food, wear sunscreen, use natural cleaning products; the Hipsters discuss ways to take control of your own well-being with a few tips from our friends at Yahoo! Green. Bonus: these ideas impact your health without impacting the planet! Exercise to prevent chronic disease and control weight. Obesity rates rose in 23 US states last year. Sleep at least 7 to 9 hours per night. Missing even an hour every night can raise your blood pressure and make you a grouch. Wash your hands, but stay away from anti-bacterial soap. Triclosan is not your friend. Tap water is best, but you can change things up with the original energy drink: coconut water. Try flavored Vita Coco or ZICO.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and tips for staying healthy at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Robin in New Jersey has 3 menfolk willing to pee on her compost pile, but wants to know if she should dilute it first. Indoors=yes, outdoors=no. Now let it flow. Rebecca in Oregon wonders which is the greener choice, homemade or locally produced ice cream? No need to worry about your footprint in this situation...but you might want to watch your assprint! Kyle in Davis, CA works hard to bring sustainable dining practices to the UC Davis campus. Can you make us honorary Aggies? Patrick gets a charge out of hybrid batteries from Rayovac and Sanyo. Speaking of batteries... Michelle in NY introduced us to the aptly-named website RecycleMySexToy. An idea whose time has, er, come. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Labor Day or anyday!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 20 Aug 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Cash for Clunkers

More Hip Than Hippie #232 - Cash for Clunkers The popular "Cash for Clunkers" program, or CARS, has new automobile sales in overdrive. As an economic stimulus program, "Cash for Clunkers" is a big success. New cars are flying off the lots and automakers are putting employees back to work. But is the program taking gas-guzzlers off the road, as intended? What repercussions are being felt down the supply chain? The Hipsters motor through the facts surrounding the Car Allowance Rebate System, as it's now called. Also, Val attends her family reunion and gets locked in a brewery. Really, is anyone surprised? Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The Heirloom Amber Ale from Pike Brewing Co. in Seattle is a crowd-pleaser. Crisp and refreshing, weighty enough for ale drinkers, but accessible to those just starting to leave the cheerleader beer behind. Chocolate: Our new favorite listener is Tony in Chicago! He resisted the urge to bust open the Cafe-Tasse Chocolat Bio bar, sending it to us intact. Sweet little cocoa bits wrapped in velvety organic chocolate...almost as delicious as George Clooney! Hip News and Finds Finds:   Book 'em, pt. 1. OK college students, stop the madness with the bookstore prices! Check out Chegg and BookRenter for textbook rentals. You even get a prepaid return envelope. Book 'em, pt. 2. You say you'd rather own a used copy? Go to Bookfinder, Campus Books or eCampus for some deals. Book 'em, pt. 3. Or go treeless! Six campuses are testing a program using the Kindle for accessing textbooks. Make sure you get a huge bottle of Paperback to go with it.   Hip NewsHot wings. Good ol' Exxon Mobil will pay a fine for killing migratory birds in 5 states. Their gas pits and oily wastewater apparently do not make a successful marinade. Mass. transit. Officials in Boston are creating a citywide bike-share program. Wicked pissah! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Got sawdust? Put it to use in your compost bin or pile. Tossing a handful of sawdust on top of fresh scraps helps to break the material down quickly, with less odor. Cash for Clunkers As an economic stimulus program, "Cash for Clunkers" is a big success. New cars are flying off the lots and automakers are putting employees back to work. But is the program taking gas-guzzlers off the road, as intended? What repercussions are being felt down the supply chain? The Hipsters motor through the facts surrounding the Car Allowance Rebate System, as it's now called. The rules. Find all the details about Cash for Clunkers at the program's official site. Top 10. Which cars are the top trade-ins? Which new cars are rolling off the lots? Oddly, Ford tops both lists! Sticker shock. The popular program is giving used car dealers a bit of a headache. A Hummer? Really? Environmentalists find the Cash for Clunkers program isn't as green as they had hoped. Load of scrap. Auto recyclers keep busy these days, but are upset with limits on their ability to recover car parts. Mercury rising. General Motors has dropped out of ELVS, a partnership that collects toxic car parts to prevent mercury pollution.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and photos of your trade-in at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Nicole in Connecticut wants to cut down on wasted yogurt cups. You can recycle them or buy bigger containers to scoop from...or you can make your own yogurt! We have faith in you! Charlie in Los Angeles (she's a girl!) liked the story of a teenage boy who figured out how to make plastic decompose in just 3 months. We'll all be working for that kid someday. Lynda in Florida spent time bonding with good beer at Portland's Brewfest. A stop at Voodoo Donuts didn't yield any glazed genitalia, sorry to say, but she did share a chocolate recipe with us. We're sitting by the mailbox waiting for those Brewfest mugs! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for back-to-school or anytime!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 12 Aug 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Mellow Yellow

More Hip Than Hippie #231 - Mellow Yellow Is yellow the new green? Learn about the surprising benefits of urine, one of nature's most abundant untapped resources. "Civilized people ought to know how to dispose of the sewage in some other way than putting it into the drinking water." President Theodore Roosevelt was onto something when he said that, over 100 years ago. Forward-thinking folks are taking a fresh look at urine as a resource rather than a source of waste. The Hipsters flush out some compelling arguments for harvesting this nitrogen-rich substance; in fact, when it comes to agricultural fertilizers, urine is #1! (sorry.) Also, Val reports from her trip to the X-Games, Dori leaks some personal info and we close the show with the poetic stylings of Woody Harrelson. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Yet another find from Val's trip to Idaho, Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock offers a hint of citrus in a mild lager. Not bad, but didn't really blow our skirts up. Chocolate: What's this? A chocolate-covered crouton? Theo Chocolate's 3400 Phinney collection includes the Bread and Dark Chocolate bar, a combo that didn't really satisfy. Flavor Fail! Hip News and Finds Finds:

DATE: Wed, 29 Jul 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Live & Let Chai

More Hip Than Hippie #230 - Live & Let Chai Chico Chai founder Sarah Adams shares the benefits of the increasingly popular drink often referred to as "chai tea". A cup of spicy chai invokes images of the sultry Indian subcontinent. Creating your own chai may seem difficult, but Sarah Adams makes it deliciously easy with her special blend of tea, sweetener and organic spices known as Chico Chai. Sarah breaks down the basics of brewing the beverage at home, as well as giving the Hipsters a few ideas for, shall we say, less conventional concoctions? Also, Val nurses a touchy tummy, leaving Dori to drink alone. For the team. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Thanks to our lovely guest Sarah for contributing a bottle of Hard Blackcherry Red Branch Cider. Pink, fizzy freshness. Chocolate: Due to Val's inability to ingest solids, we sat out the chocolate this week. On the plus side, Val is just one stomach flu away from her goal weight! Hip News and Finds Finds: Rock Your Birdie. Singer Justin Timberlake opened Mirimichi Golf Course in Memphis, the first Platinum LEED certified golf course in the US. He's bringin' eco back. Mug shot. Still think you don't need a reusable coffee mug? Plug your digits into the Coffee Waste Calculator for an espresso shot of reality.   Hip NewsDim bulbs. So, the US Dept. of Energy is wasting enough electricity to power more than 9,800 homes for a year, according to an audit. D'OE! Just moo it. Sportswear giant Nike will stop using leather sourced from cattle raised in the Amazon. Officials say they're committed to curbing deforestation. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Rediscover rubbish. If you're dealing with bored kids this summer, raid the junk drawer! Create a treasure chest by filling a personalized shoebox with marbles, seashells, rubber bands, old pipe fittings...anything that's fun and free. Kids will use their imaginations to turn the trash into treasure. Just recycle the trinkets when they're done! Live & Let Chai Five years ago, Sarah Adams started a specialty tea business called Chico Chai. Using her own blend of organic spices, she began to share her love for this Asian beverage with the population at large, to great success! Fresh from her Chai-versary celebration, Sarah sat down with the Hipsters to reveal her affinity for water buffalo milk, her secret other career, her puffy porn star name and the glory that is chai. Chai is just another word for tea. The spicy, milky beverage we love is really masala chai. Spices commonly used in the drink include cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, star anise, vanilla bean and lemongrass. Usually 2 or 3 of these is enough! Loose leaf chai should steep in a tea ball or tea stick. For stronger chai, simmer the leaves in a pot of water, then strain. Chaitini for the over-21 crowd: Chico Chai concentrate, a splash of half-and-half, a shot of vanilla vodka and a shot of Stoli. It's to chai for! Order Chico Chai from our good friend Maisie Jane. Namaste!   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and chai recipes at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Noah in Oakland, CA wants to put his mad skillz to work as a volunteer overseas. We recommend Habitat for Humanity or the Peace Corps. Eileen in Dominica loves the Smell of Books, but thinks the site may be a joke. Sadly, we agree. Steve in New Jersey, the long-lost Mr. Designer, took a break from selling Carmen Electra Stripper Poles to share this link about diapers. See why we've missed him? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for back-to-school or anytime!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 22 Jul 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Microwave Myths

More Hip Than Hippie #229 - Microwave Myths Are microwave ovens safe for our food and our families? Since 90% of American homes have a microwave oven, we must think they're pretty safe. But concerns about radiation linger, as do questions about cooking with plastic. The Hipsters serve up facts and expose fiction about the appliance that's been nuking our nachos for decades! Also, Dori spends big money and Val gets punny. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We love the bite of an India Pale Ale on a stinkin' hot day, so Red Chair IPA by Deschutes Brewery should have hit the spot. Alas, though it's named after the oldest operating ski lift at Mt. Bachelor, Red Chair only took us up to the bunny hill. Chocolate: Another middle-of-the-road choice. Rapunzel Swiss Organic Dark Chocolate isn't bad for only 55% cacao, but we wouldn't give up our firstborn for it. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Tea drinkers, this one's for you...the JOEmo Stainless Tea Travel Mug brews your favorite beverage on the go, keeps it hot or cold longer and comes with its own zippered bag. It's ideal for commuters, with an innovative lid that lets you drink from any side. Just push the button in the center of the lid to dispense the tea. Keep your eyes on the road and your tea off your clothes! Show me the greenbacks. E Magazine lists some great Green Opportunities for job-seekers. From geeks to globetrotters, there's a career for everyone.   Hip NewsOff-the-Walmart. The world's largest retailer opened a new can of worms with their latest announcement. They want to establish a global eco-ratings index for all kinds of products. Let the debate begin. The reel world. Now that we've all seen Food Inc. - right? - get set for a new film by Robert Stone documenting the history of Earth Days, coming soon. In the meantime, watch the latest doc by our friend Gerard Ungerman; it's called Belonging. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ A quick tip from Real Simple magazine: turn a muffin tin upside down and use it for a cooling rack! You could set a hot pie or casserole on it and let the heat flow out through the channels. Val plans to use one as a DIY laptop cooler. Microwave Myths Most of us use a microwave oven nearly every day. But what about the radiation? Is it harming our food or our health? Is a microwave ever dangerous? How would we know? Our friends at the Daily Green did some research and busted the myths around microwaves. Waves. Microwaves are simply radio waves that are absorbed by water, fats and sugar, then convert to heat. Efficiency. Using a microwave to boil water won't net you much in energy savings, but preparing a meal will reduce energy use by about two-thirds compared to a conventional oven. Safety. Microwave ovens are quite safe when used properly. If you feel your oven is leaking radiation, invest in a home leak detector. Labels. The term "microwave safe" is unregulated, so it has no verifiable meaning. Tests have shown that some "microwave safe" products leach BPA at toxic levels.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and microwave recipes at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Katie in Toronto (eh!), the long lost Audiokitty, checks in with an appalling article about packaging and a catchy jingle. Welcome back! Tabitha in North Carolina is going green, baby! She and her buddy Melissa wonder about water filtration systems. We recommend carbon filters over reverse osmosis, but start with a water test kit to see what you're dealing with. Jasmine (aka Bullet ViaVista) has a recommendation for birth control, but makes a good point: perhaps Hipsters should breed more! Liz in Kentucky wonders about the "green" cred of her beloved Ghirardelli chocolate. Er...have you tried Dagoba? Michele in Arizona plans a trip to Idaho soon. Don't miss Pilgrim's Wall o' Beer, or your chance to see Idaho's Athol! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Summertime or anytime!Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 15 Jul 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Know Your Nuts

More Hip Than Hippie #228 - Know Your Nuts Why are organic almonds so much more expensive than conventionally-grown almonds? At the request of a listener, the Hipsters crack open the facts about nuts by enlisting a local almond farmer, Maisie Jane Hurtado. Learn how they're grown and harvested, then discover why growers don't pronounce the "L" in almond! Also, Val reveals her aggie roots and Dori promotes pedal power. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Idaho's Laughing Dog Brewery is not one of Val's favorites, but their full-bodied Devil Dog Imperial IPA scores big! This hoppy ale hits the midsummer sweet spot. Chocolate: Two great tastes that go great together: Coconut and Curry! Theo Chocolate paired them up in their line of 3400 Phinney bars, which are also organic and Fair Trade Certified. This slightly exotic flavor combo (in creamy milk chocolate, no less!) shook up our weary palates. Hip News and Finds Finds: Listener Dana's blog, Green Mom On-the-Go, is in the running for a Nickelodeon Parent's Pick Award! Send her some Hipster mojo!   Hip NewsG8 UPD8. Leaders of the G8 nations agreed that a) global warming is a real problem, and b) developed nations need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over the next 40 years. Details? Um...December...Copenhagen...yeah. Fair drinkum. Residents of Bundanoon, Australia voted to ban the sale of bottled water, possibly the first community in the world to do so. Says a Bundy: "It's time for people to realize they're being conned by the bottled water industry." Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Open wide! The new 12-oz. Wide Mouth Klean Kanteens are flying off the shelves. Val is collecting your brilliant ideas for the many different ways to use these bottles. Send your suggestions to hip@greenfeet.com, so Val can publish them in an upcoming Greenfeet newsletter! Know Your Nuts Listener Eileen sent us this e-mail: Hi ladies, Since you live in almond country, can you enlighten your listeners on the organic/conventional issues surrounding almonds? Organic almonds cost a LOT more than conventional - when you can even find organic ones. Usually when the cost of an item grown organically is much higher than conventionally, it means that the item is already hard to grow with pesticides (thus using a lot) and is REALLY hard to grow organically. I worry that conventional almonds are farmed pesticide-intensively. Any answers? Meet our friendly neighborhood almond farmer, Maisie Jane Hurtado! Almonds have two layers of protection from herbicides: the shell and the hull. You won't find these healthful nuts among the Dirty Dozen foods. Farmers may use a variety of methods to grow nuts conventionally, including IPM. Labor, fertilizer, processing and fees are all more expensive for an organic operation. Find organic almond goodies at Maisie Jane's California Sunshine Products. Val is all about the dark-chocolate covered almonds; Dori is tempted by the almond butter pie. Just don't pronounce the "L"! Organic Wine? Maisie Jane's brother is a vintner. Check out Bertagna Son-Kissed Vineyard. We're totally crashing their next family reunion.   Listener E-mails Melissa in North Carolina reminds us to look for the Oregon Tilth label, another reputable certification for organic products. Anna in Alberta (eh!) applauds her country's new organic standard. She also taught us the word Kijiji! Jenn in North Carolina wants to keep her critters safe, so she found out how to make a non-toxic cleaning kit. Amanda has 5 cats and a load o'litter! We recommend the NatureMill composter. Or this. Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and almond recipes at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please!Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Summertime or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes!More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 08 Jul 2009
SIZE: 15.5 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - What Does Green Mean?

More Hip Than Hippie #227 - What Does Green Mean? Green. Natural. Eco-friendly. These terms look good on labels, but buyer beware! Every time we buy a product, we make a choice. As Hipsters, we hope that choice has the best possible outcome for the environment. But our decisions are sometimes influenced by marketing terms that have little or no actual meaning. Our pals at Yahoo! Green "out" these buzzwords and help to identify credible claims, so you won't succumb to the seductions of greenwashing! Also, Dori takes the kids to the movies, Val's toenails have the blues and oh, that noise you hear in the background? School of Rock, dude! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: With hotter weather comes lighter beer. Dragon King Lager from Laughing Buddha Brewery in Seattle is nice and crisp, without the barfy aftertaste of cheerleader beers. Chocolate: Making the most of only a few ingredients, Madelaine Premium 72% Dark Chocolate bar satisfies a craving for Just. Plain. Chocolate. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Insulate your reusable bottle with the new NeoGreen Water Bottle Tote. Made from a new material similar to Neoprene, but without the nasty chemicals or harsh smell, this nifty tote comes in 3 sizes to fit just about any bottle. (Check out the Laptop Sleeves too!) Like a virgin. Need a cure for snoring? Squeaky doors? Hairballs? We found a few surprising uses for olive oil, thanks to our friends at the Daily Green. Then there's Val's idea, involving flavored oils, a tub of bruschetta and a Slip 'n Slide...   Hip NewsGI812. The world's most powerful leaders are in Italy for a G8 summit to discuss climate change and more. A report finds Canada has edged out the US as the worst greenhouse gas offender among the eight nations. Lay off the poutine, eh? Ham on the lam! In Arkansas, a fugitive pig found lounging in a swimming pool won't meet his fate at the slaughterhouse. It's feared the 800-lb. porker may have tainted his meat by eating at Cracker Barrel. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ H2Over it! Yes, we need plenty of water in the summer months, but yawn! How about kicking it up a notch by adding your own flavorings? Check out Val's easy recipes for cucumber, lemon/lime, strawberry or orange-vanilla. For less than a penny a glass, you'll have a healthy, refreshing drink with less packaging than the stuff in the store. H2Ahhh! What Does Green Mean? Every time we buy a product, we make a choice. As Hipsters, we hope that choice has the best possible outcome for the environment. But our decisions are sometimes influenced by marketing terms that have little or no actual meaning. Learn to recognize these buzzwords and to identify credible claims, so you won't succumb to the seductions of greenwashing! Words. Marketers use a variety of vague terms to convince you of a product's green cred. Consumer Reports can help sort it out. Logos. Not all "certifications" are credible. You can trust logos from Energy Star, FSC, Rainforest Alliance, Green Seal, BPI and ASTM, to name a few. Experts. A lot of the research has already been done for you! Consult GoodGuide, Greenzer and Skin Deep Cosmetics for info on products and merchants. Sins. According to TerraChoice, there are Seven Sins of Greenwashing. Thou shalt avoid them!   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and greenwashers at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Jenny in Canada (eh!) is excited to see green transport in her hometown! Read all about the new fleet of hybrid buses in Windsor, Ontario. Michelle in Portland loves letterboxing. Read about her hubby's romantic letterbox proposal. Awww! Joanna in Texas (yeehaw!) loves her vintage hankies and has an idea for a DIY topsy-turvy tomato gadget. She's also trying to keep it green while working for an oil company (we still love you)! Shout-out! Thanks to Green Mom on-the-Go for mentioning us in your blog! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for summertime or anytime! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 02 Jul 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Klean Kanteen Konfidential

More Hip Than Hippie #226 - Klean Kanteen Konfidential Klean Kanteen is the original BPA-free stainless steel water bottle. Be among the first to hear about their new product line! Klean Kanteen and Greenfeet go together like, well, beer and chocolate. We're proud to support this local Chico business, and excited to launch their latest design! Dori and Val talk to KK's Peter Melton about plans for the future and pose a few listener questions along the way. Also, the Hipsters congratulate the Grand Prize Winner for the MHTH 4th Anniversary Quiz: James from Erie, PA! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The first of many from Val's Pacific Northwest beer run is Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry Ale. The delightfully sweet, fresh flavor of real fruit makes it a winner. Val and Rob picked up this bottle at Saraveza, a hip bottle shop in Portland, OR. (Many strawberries were harmed in the making of this ale.) Chocolate: Oh my! Val also brought back a naughty cream-filled confection from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. By the way, if putting bacon on a maple bar is wrong, we don't wanna be right. Hip News and Finds Finds: Novel ideal. Love your Kindle, but miss the scent of fresh ink on a page? Spray on the Smell of Books! At home or on the road, you can always get a lungful of literature. (Thanks Anne!) Greenbacks. Take your money out of your mattress and invest it in the some of the Top Sustainable Stocks, chosen by Sustainable Business.com. Stimulus is a 2-way street, ya know!   Hip NewsACES high. The American Clean Energy and Security Act squeaked through the House of Representatives last week. But the landmark climate change bill faces a tough fight in the Senate. Sun of a beach. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed an order that set aside 676,000 acres of federal land out west for the possibility of developing solar projects. Looks like Ken blew his chance at the Rubber Dodo Award. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Planning a 4th of July party? Get out the compostable plates, cups and utensils. Fill up the reusable bottles. Set out a recycling can. Declare your independence from waste! Klean Kanteen Konfidential Klean Kanteen makes the original BPA-free stainless steel water bottle, and they're based right here in Chico. We brought in Awareness Representative Peter Melton to field some listener questions, talk about the new line of bottles launching this month and discuss the company's fundraising program. He also managed to swipe Dori's naughty doughnut. Healthy. Klean Kanteens are routinely tested to ensure your safety. The bottles are NSF certified and CPSIA compliant. Fresh. A new line of wide-mouth bottles debuts this month! Coming soon: 5 oz. and 9 oz. bottles for little ones, plus new double-wall Classic bottles. Responsible. Klean Kanteen partners with NatureBridge and the Breast Cancer Fund, and they're a member of 1% for the Planet. Aware. Raise money for your school or non-profit organization, or just help your company go green with Klean Kanteen. Ask them about co-branding. Here's a great example!   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and naughty doughnut photos at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Erin in Washington is a fan of Silkies! These luxurious chickens lay light brown eggs and have black skin and bones. We think they're hottie hens. Jeanne in Kentucky found a substitute for fake maple syrup. Golden Eagle keeps her hubby happy. Trystan at Yahoo! Green calls out a greenwasher. Beer in a pouch? Really? Tamar in Israel reports that the Dead Sea is, in fact, on its deathbed. RIP. Sandy in New Jersey gives us another good reason to avoid artificial sweeteners. Turns out, they're "sweetening' the water supply. Shout-out! Thanks to Lynn for mentioning us in her blog, the Actors Diet! *FREE SHIPPING on your $75 order at Greenfeet thru July 6, 2009!*Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Independence Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Independence Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 24 Jun 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Happy 4th Anniversary!

More Hip Than Hippie #225 - Happy 4th Anniversary! "Our Renewable Nation" comes to Chico, as Colin and Carrick McCullough make a stop on their cross-country eco-video tour! The Hipsters celebrate 4 years of beer, chocolate and chat...apart. Dori feels like Kate Gosselin, ditched by vacationing Val on their big day! So, this show features a pre-taped interview with long-time listener Colin and his 10-year old son Carrick. The McCulloughs are halfway through a 2-month trek across the US, so they share the highlights and the challenges with us. They also drop names. (Did Ed Begley Jr. remember us?) Also, while Val searches for the elusive moose, Dori presents the More Hip Than Hippie 4th Anniversary Quiz! Mwah-hah-hah... Mead and Chocolate: Mead: Colin and his buddy Alex brewed up a batch of delicious cranberry mead. Colin saved his last precious bottle for us. What a honey! Chocolate: We share some sweet gooey anniversary goodness in the form of Godiva Chocoiste Dark Chocolate filled with Raspberry. Colin and Carrick McCullough Colin is a Charter Hipster who has taken his passion for the environment to a whole new level! He and his son Carrick produce videos about eco-awareness, from a kid's perspective. Now they've loaded up the family in their Yellow Veggie Beetle for a cross-country eco-video trek called Our Renewable Nation. Among their 35 green destinations: More Hip HQ in Chico, CA. We interviewed dad and son, who then turned the tables and interviewed us for their documentary series! The Project. They plan to produce a 5 minute DVD for each stop on the trip. You can view these on their YouTube channel in a few months. The Subjects. Some of the highlights include the Biomimicry Institute, the Solar Living Institute and the Roscoe Wind Council. The Roadster. Carrick's favorite stop so far: Tesla Motors, where he felt the need for speed! The Inspiration. Colin hatched the idea for the trip after reading "Earth: The Sequel". The Winner. Carrick's Reel Mower video won the MSN/Live Earth Video Contest in 2007. The Star. Check out Carrick's appearance on the Bonnie Hunt Show! The Song. Colin's friend Greg Hare wrote "Tin Can" about the McCullough family's trip, so he asked us to close this show with the song. Done!   The Official MHTH 4th Anniversary Quiz! OK Hipsters! Test your knowledge of the last year's worth of shows. The first correct e-mail submission wins the Grand Prize Pack of goodies from Greenfeet! All other correct submissions received will go into a drawing for 2 more Greenfeet prize packs. Each Bonus Question answered correctly will replace a wrong answer in the Quiz, so take a shot! Submit your answers to us at hip@greenfeet.com no later than June 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM to qualify for a prize pack. Good luck! *Hint: all the answers are in the show notes!* What 2 organizations formed an alliance called "Together Green" to advance conservation leadership?_____ is recycled in the US more than aluminum, glass, paper and plastic combined.The average American throws away 68 lbs. of what every year?a. burrito wrappers b. lottery tickets c. clothing d. cat litter Match the guest with their company or website: a. Sommer Poquette b. Trystan Bass c. Andy Keller d. Shawna Lee Coronado e. Ken Grossman f. Tiffany Threadgould g. Vipe Desai h. Jeff Delkin 1. RePlayGround 2. ChicoBag 3. Yahoo! Green 4. Project Blue 5. Green and Clean Mom 6. bambu 7. The Casual Gardener 8. Sierra Nevada Brewery What common anti-bacterial ingredient is associated with "Superbugs"? What might you accessorize with a hollow tube or a ferrite bead? a. poncho b. cell phone c. car engine d. fingernails _____ is a gelling agent made from the cell walls of plants, NOT from horse hooves! What ingredient in Oreos and Girl Scout cookies is linked to rainforest destruction? Dori and Val test drove which electric car? a. GEM b. Volt c. Smart Car d. ZENN Name 3 of Val's Favorite Things. What organization is behind television ads touting High Fructose Corn Syrup as "natural"? The world's largest deposit of lithium lies in _____. Which of the following does Dori NOT despise? a. Seafood b. Worms c. Nuts d. John Cusack What does OLED stand for? Water from the bath, shower, washing machine, and bathroom sink are the sources of _____. Name your favorite Greenfeet April Fool's Day product! The Order of Patrons of Husbandry is also known as what?OPRAH Mother Nature Network Grange Mondegreen Name 3 ideas for Gifting the Meanie. Eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes has a line of shoes at Payless called _____. The word "Vegetannual" comes from what beloved book? Who said, "Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."? Bonus Questions! Each Bonus Question you answer correctly can be used to replace an incorrect answer in the Quiz. However, all Quiz questions must be answered for these to count! Listener Steve suggests a delightful cocktail of raspberry beer and Hoegaarden ale, appropriately called a _________. According to listener Roger, what are the 2 dirtiest animals in the barnyard? Name our favorite town in Idaho. Hey, thanks! What can we say? It's been our pleasure to bring you this show for the past 4 years! Thank you for listening and for spreading the word to family and friends. An extra big THANK YOU to those who have contributed, whether you sent chocolate, beer, e-mails, links or bottle caps. And since podcasters don't have term limits, we'd like to keep MHTH going for at least 4 more years! Who's with us? We love you man! Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and anniversary wishes at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Canada Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 17 Jun 2009
SIZE: 19.5 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Letterboxing

More Hip Than Hippie #224 - Letterboxing If you enjoy hiking, exploring, art and a good treasure hunt, you should give Letterboxing a try! It dates back to 1854, but the Old World activity known as Letterboxing is very much alive today. Combining navigation with puzzle-solving, participants use online clues to make their way to hidden boxes in scenic spots and collect ink stamps, while leaving their own behind. The Hipsters delve into this world of old-fashioned fun with tips to get you started! Also, Val visits a Frugal Home and Dori holds her RunPee. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: It may have been brewed by Val's cousin's son, but the Acai Wheat Berry Ale from Eel River Brewing Co. was a bit light for our liking. Things are gonna get ugly at the family reunion. Chocolate: A big thanks to our new Favorite Listener, Tiffany in Michigan! She sent a yummy bar of El Rey Apamate Carenero Superior Venezuelan Single Origin Dark Chocolate. Keep the beer caps coming too! Hip News and Finds Finds: Love ewe. C'mon, you know you want to wrap your arms around the Hugging Sheep! Eco-friendly, sustainably made, and when its cotton coat gets dirty, you just take it off and toss it in the wash. Not baaaad! Eater's digest. Robert Kenner's new film Food, Inc. "lifts the veil on our nation's food industry". Catch it at a theater near you...if you've got a strong stomach.   Hip NewsSlick and tired. Exxon Mobil Corp. has to pay $507.5 million in punitive damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. A federal appeals court upheld the original judgment, adding 13 years worth of interest at 5.9%. Good thing Exxon made a few bucks last year. Ono you didn't! Famed vegetarian Paul McCartney teams up with Yoko Ono to launch "meat-free Mondays" in Britain. Should we just split some beetles? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Our stamp of approval! Now that you know the basics of letterboxing, give it a try! Find boxes near you and start with something easy. Let us know how it goes! Letterboxing Letterboxing is a family-friendly treasure hunt! Like geocaching, the object is to follow directions to a box hidden in a scenic spot. However, letterboxing also incorporates puzzles, clues and a bit of artistic flair. With a minor investment in some low-tech gear, you and your family can join the growing ranks of letterboxers. England is where the sport originated, but an article in Smithsonian magazine popularized it outside the UK. Personal stamp. Create your own signature stamp by carving a Factis white vinyl eraser or a carving block. Express yourself! Log book. Collect letterbox stamps in a high quality book with acid-free paper. Look in an art supply store. Compass. Get an inexpensive baseplate swivel compass and learn to use it! Reference. One handy guide is "The Letterboxer's Companion" by Randy Hall. Covers all the basics, including etiquette, navigation and clues. Subscribe to the NewBoxers Group on Yahoo! where no question is a dumb question.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and letterbox clues at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Michelle in Rhode Island wants some ideas to keep the CRRA Garbage Museum from closing. Help a Hipster out! Jaimelee in Kentucky is flushed with excitement about the Toilet Rebate program. Maybe that's because her hubby brews beer at home. Jenny sounds the alarm about alternative medicine. She shares an article and refers us to Quackwatch. Kristin alerts us to a proposed excise tax that could spell doom for small breweries. Bonnie in Maine (ayuh!) found the ultimate repurposed item: the Bra Purse. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Father's Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 10 Jun 2009
SIZE: 18.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

More Hip Than Hippie #223 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? Many of the world's vacation destinations are disappearing. Global warming and human activity take a heavy toll on some of our most popular tourist attractions. Some endangered sites may be gone before we have a chance to see them. Should we travel to these fragile places, or will that make the problem worse? The Hipsters examine a few of these destinations and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of tourism. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: There's caffeine in our beer! The latest release from MateVeza is the flavorful, full-bodied Organic Yerba Mate IPA. Stimulating, to say the least. Want to go for a jog? Chocolate: Fonda in Missouri reclaims her title as Our Favorite Listener by sending a delicious Art Bar Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs. They give 10% of their profits to art education, thereby offsetting our negative cultural impact. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Now that her son is becoming a vegetarian, Val is getting a lot of use out of her Tortilla Press. Wholesome homemade corn tortillas wrap around those beans and veggies for an easy meal on-the-go, and clean-up is a snap. Jam session. San Francisco's Yes, We Can is a community canning project preserving the flavors of summer. Try it in your area...we hope you're jammin' too!   Hip NewsLicense to ill. A quarter of "natural" supplements are not living up to their labels, according to ConsumerLab. If you've been buying Hoodia, you may be Scroodia! Who gnu? Large animal migrations in Africa are on the decline. Researchers say human development is to blame. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Book 'em! The next time you're purging books from your shelves, consider donating them to a prison. Their libraries are grossly under-inventoried and they can always use textbooks or any other educational material. The book most requested by inmates? A dictionary! Should I Stay or Should I Go? Some of the world's most glorious sights may not survive through this century. Should you travel to see them while you still can, or will that just worsen their plight? Learn about some of these endangered destinations and how to minimize your impact. Global warming has left few places untouched. Glacier National Park, the Great Barrier Reef, Venice and the Maldives are among its victims. Human activity such as mining and development has taken a toll on the Everglades, Appalachia and Las Vegas. Tourism is damaging fragile sites like China's Great Wall, Namibia's Red Sand Dunes and the Dead Sea. Stay or Go? Only you can decide. The Independent Traveler has some eco-friendly tips.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and vacation photos at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Jeanne in Kentucky is a new Facebook friend living on 130 green acres with 53 chickens! Fonda in Missouri praises Green America for their member support. We praise Fonda for the chocolate she sent. Liz in New York loves her bamboo veggie steamer, and now wants to try tie-dying without the toxic chemicals. Simply Spray is a safe option. Sara in Virginia recommends Books on CD if you're too busy to read. She's currently listening to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Jenn in North Carolina wants to keep it green while shopping for a car. Think gas mileage and durability in a vehicle that fits your lifestyle. If you're looking at a used car, get the Carfax! Chris in Montana sends congrats ahead of our 4th anniversary. He interviewed us in 2006 for Podcast User magazine and still thinks we're rock stars after all these years! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Graduation Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 03 Jun 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Project Blue

More Hip Than Hippie #222 - Project Blue Project Blue is the brainchild of marketing guru Vipe Desai, who parlayed his love of surfing and the ocean into a clever green fundraising initiative. Blue is the new green! Vipe Desai brought together well-known companies to produce co-branded, limited edition surf and beach products. A portion of the proceeds goes to protect the world's oceans, waves and beaches. Vipe talks to the Hipsters about his background as a surf-shop owner, his Project Blue partners and an exciting contest that's underway. Also, Val's dog eats her homework and Dori speaks whale! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Good ol' Deschutes Brewery comes through again with Buzzsaw Brown Ale, a tasty tribute to Oregon's lumberyards of yore. Chocolate: Our new favorite listener is Alanna in Boston, who sent a tres bon sampler from A La Mere de Famille chocolatier in Paris. Merci! We love your Tactile Travel tours too! Hip News and Finds Finds: Or are they Twees? The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) will plant one tree for every new Twitter follower until June 5th, which is World Environment Day. Follow UNEPandYou now! Bamboo-tiful. Looking for lovely eco-friendly fashions with a vintage touch? Ruche offers affordable gear for green gals. Turn the page. The Summer Reading program at Barnes and Noble is underway. If your kid reads 8 books by Sept. 7th, B&N will hand over a coupon for a free book. Check to see if your local bookstores have a similar program.   Hip NewsYear of the Tote. It's been a year since China enacted a ban on plastic bags. Results? 40 billion fewer plastic bags were used, with no adverse effect on retail sales. Was that so tough? Cue the orca-stra. Experts confirm the presence of singing blue whales 70 miles off the coast of New York. They were reportedly auditioning for The Little Mermaid. $1 per sip. With only 1,515 bottles of Moorilla's Moo Brew 2008 Vintage Stout available, you'd better take out a loan and grab a case! (Yeah, it's $20 a bottle.) Teenie Weenie Greenie™ The heat is on! Now is the time to call your energy company and ask for a home energy audit. They'll send someone out to assess the efficiency of your house and make suggestions for improvements, at no cost to you. Don't want a stranger in your pad? Audit thyself! Project Blue Blue is the new green! Project Blue is the brainchild of marketing guru Vipe Desai, who parlayed his love of surfing and the ocean into a clever green fundraising initiative. Vipe brought together well-known companies to produce co-branded, limited edition surf and beach products. A portion of the proceeds goes to protect the world's oceans, waves and beaches. Vipe talks to the Hipsters about his background as a surf-shop owner, his Project Blue partners and an exciting contest that's underway. He also reveals his deplorable taste in chocolate. Learn about Project Blue. It's not a charity, it's a plan of action. Partners in the project include Billabong, DAKINE, Electric, Nixon, Famous Wax, O'Neill and Reef. Contribute to the non-profit Surfrider Foundation with your purchases. Look for the co-branded products in your state, or shop online. Vote the Ocean. Check out non-partisan Ocean Champions. Win cool stuff! Show Us Your Blue!   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and surf reports at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Shout-Out! A big thanks to Miranda Fern for the kind words in her blog! Melissa really wanted to recommend Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle but we beat her to it. OMIGOD! Doug is a LEED Accredited Professional and the newest member of Boston Green Realty. Wicked pissa! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Graduation Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Thu, 28 May 2009
SIZE: 20.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Summer

More Hip Than Hippie #221 - Green Summer Summertime is the season for fun. Whether you hit the road or hang out at home, you can leave a lighter footprint. Here comes the heat! There are plenty of eco-friendly ways to celebrate the sunny season. The Hipsters looks at ways to work with the sun, not against it. Listen for tips about summer food, drinks, clothing and fun! Also, Val blogs about her latest social faux pas while Dori defends Green Day. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Another cool label for Val's collection! Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Co. boasts 8 malts, 6 hops and an intriguing amber hue. Delightfully hefty, as lagers go. Chocolate: Even Dagoba falls a little short sometimes. Their New Moon 74% Rich Dark Chocolate got a big "meh" from Val, while Dori is unable to taste anything but nasal fluids. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Why pay $3-$4 a box for sugary popsicles this summer? Cool down your body and your wallet with the Frozen Ice Pop Maker. Add chunks of fresh fruit to healthy juice and freeze a little fun! Lettuce begin. No space for a garden? With a few seeds and a little water, you can grow your salad greens in a reusable tote. We like produce that bags itself. Pandasonic. A compostable bamboo cell phone? Will it grow new cell phones?   Hip NewsGreen house effect. President Obama's plans to renovate public housing will create green jobs in those communities. Letter rip! Our friends at Green America want you to send this letter to Exxon, asking them to please spend more of their record profits on renewable energy and less on greenwashing. Know Your Enemy. That's the new song by Green Day. Wal-Mart believes you shouldn't hear it, so they won't sell it. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ As the bounty of summer fills the stalls of your farmer's market, make it a point to try something new. Choose something that looks interesting and ask the vendor how to prepare it. If it's fresh, local and seasonal, it can't be all bad, right? Green Summer For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is in the headlights. You already know the basic moves to save water and energy. Now, with a little help from Planet Green, the Hipsters take you to the next level with ideas for a cool green summer to remember! Grill. Cook outside to save energy, using propane or natural briquettes. Serve those summer meals on compostable dishes. Clean the grill with an eco-friendly cleanser like Bon Ami. Skill. Learn how to prepare raw foods. Work them into your diet for maximum nutrition with minimal electricity. Eat smaller meals several times a day. Chill. Wear lightweight cotton or linen fabric like seersucker or madras. Splash water on your pulse points. Munch on spicy foods containing capsaicin; your body will sweat to cool itself, without raising your core temperature. Kill bacteria and mold in wet laundry with the natural bleaching power of the sun. Good ol' Sol can also charge your gadgets and brew up delicious tea. Fill your free time with green volunteer opportunities. Plan day trips to local attractions and events, but don't overbook yourself! Leave time to relax with family and friends. Listener E-mails Carolyn in Melbourne, Australia wants to know why we think the Canadian seal hunt is cruel. Good question! The HSUS has the answer. Alisha in Virginia found a study calling reuseable bags a public safety hazard. (Sponsor: Plastics industry!) She also has a new "bamboo management program"...Freecycle. Trystan at Yahoo! Green shares new uses for plastic bottles, reveals how fresh air is killing us and wonders if she should compost despite having no plants. We say yes, if only to further horrify your neighbors! Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog! And remember to post articles, links and BBQ recipes at our MHTH forum! Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Graduation or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 20 May 2009
SIZE: 20.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Green Realtor

More Hip Than Hippie #220 - The Green Realtor Realtor Scott Wolf shares tips for buying or selling a green home in the current market. "Homes that are healthier for those who live in them, more resource-efficient, and/or better for the environment than their conventional counterparts." That's how Chico Eco-Broker Scott Wolf defines a green home. He tells the Hipsters about the best upgrades to make to your dwelling, and why a home is only as green as its location location location! Also, Dori plants a garden, Val proposes a gift for the show's upcoming 4th anniversary and the Snot Sisters make their debut. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We loved the label and the cap on our big-ass bottle of Wychwood Scarecrow Golden Pale Ale. However, the flavor of this organic brew was less than bewitching. Chocolate: Reliably yummy Dagoba Conacado 73% Dominican Republic origin dark chocolate is Fair Trade Certified and Hipster Approved. Hip News and Finds Finds: Solid grounds. National Geographic has partnered with Cafe Bom Dia to produce Terra Firma Fair Trade Certified Gourmet Coffee. Proceeds benefit NatGeo's international programs.   Hip NewsSmiles per gallon. President Obama announced new rules to cut vehicle emissions, bringing together environmentalists and the auto industry. The ranger's not gonna like this! A couple of seasonal employees at Yellowstone National Park were fired after a live webcam caught them peeing into the Old Faithful geyser. Is that why it's Yellowstone? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Green Realtor Scott Wolf says we should think of our homes as a "system", made up of the building, the heating and cooling unit, the water unit, the lighting and the appliances. You can't make changes to one part without affecting the rest. Take the time to evaluate the efficiency of your system, whether you live in a house, apartment, condo, cabin or yurt! The Green Realtor Our friend Scott Wolf is a realtor and Certified Eco-Broker specializing in green homes here in Chico. He explains what makes a house green, which upgrades are a worthwhile investment and what to look for if you're buying or selling a home these days. He also explains why solar is sexy, and bravely tackles a few questions from listeners along the way. What is a green home? Scott talks about resources, health and environmental considerations. How do you know if you're buying a green home? Invest in an energy audit. When should you upgrade to green? Look for tax credits and incentives in your area. Where can you make inexpensive changes in your home? Start with eco-friendly paint and carpet, or water-saving aerators. Why go green at home? Because programs like Regreen are making it easier than ever. Who can help you find a green home? A Certified Eco-Broker and/or LEED Accredited Professional, like Scott Wolf!   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and real estate listings at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Lisa in Minnesota found "functional funky stuff" for Hipsters at Maruja Fuentes. Check out the Green Pockets. Bruce Lee in Texas shares more info on the evils of the NAIS. Keep your damn dirty hands off Dori's goats! Gayla in South Carolina discovered an easy way to honor Organic Heroes by purchasing Nature's Path and Organic Valley products. Amanda in Tennessee is ready to shake her ass in hemp jeans, but can't find any in Nashville! Try here. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Graduation Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 13 May 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Casual Gardener

More Hip Than Hippie #219 - The Casual Gardener Shawna Lee Coronado, author of Gardening Nude, believes that getting in touch with nature provides the key to healthy bodies, minds and communities, as well as a healthy planet. After years of chronic bad health, Shawna began digging into the earth and found a whole new lifestyle. She's now an author, blogger, speaker and activist, as well as a wife and mom. She called the Hipsters from her home in Chicago, where she took time out from shooting a local TV feature to share her passion for gardens, people, community, naked clowns and buffalo poop! Also this week, Dori goes to the movies and Val gets Topsy Turvy. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We enjoyed a big-ass bottle of Hefeweizen from Cica's Blue Frog Grog, just a hop away in Fairfield, CA. Nice and light for a summer's day, though Dori found the flavor "frog-gettable". (sorry!) Chocolate: Wow, a surprisingly tasty Mocha Milk Chocolate from Newman's Own Organics. Normally we'd scoff at a measly 34% cocoa, but Nell and "Pa" packed a lot of luscious into this bar. RIP, Blue Eyes! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Here it is, a garden hose that's tough, kink resistant and eco-friendly. The GatorHyde Recycled Garden Hose replaces all those flimsy hoses that break every year, and the water that comes out the nickel-plated nozzle is actually safe to drink! (No gators were harmed in the making of this hose.) Waterworld. After the smashing success of "Earth", Disneynature is diving into the Oceans for Earth Day 2010. You've got to sea it to believe it! Pucker up. May is National Vinegar Month, so get your Heinz in gear with these useful tips for the inexpensive elixir.   Hip NewsPolarizing issue. The Obama administration says the Endangered Species Act is not the right tool to control global warming, so polar bears will receive no special protection under the Act. Sarah Palin is gassing up her helicopter. Pick your poison. Good news for those of us who like to eat food: the EPA is banning the use of the pesticide carbofuran on food crops. A few million dead migratory birds can't be wrong! Free range beef. A black heifer named Molly could find sanctuary after escaping from a New York City slaughterhouse. Start spreadin' the mooos... Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Mother knows best! Pick up a copy of the Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less. The issue is part of their Wiser Living Series, and features articles on saving energy, starting a garden, building a home, preserving food, raising backyard chickens, even brewing your own beer. It's so full of great ideas, we couldn't pick just one! The Casual Gardener The Casual Gardener, Shawna Lee Coronado, believes gardening gives life not only to plants, but also to those tending them. After years of chronic bad health, Shawna began digging into the earth and found a whole new lifestyle! She's now an author, blogger, speaker and activist, as well as a wife and mom. She called the Hipsters from her home in Chicago, where she took time out from shooting a local TV feature to share her passion for gardens, people, community, naked clowns and buffalo poop. Blog. The 2009 Casual Gardener Get It Garden Challenge is on! Create a garden that makes a difference in your life and your community. Garden. As a member of the Garden Writer's Association, Shawna encourages you to Plant a Row for the Hungry. Book. You can leave your clothes on while you read Gardening Nude, Shawna's story of how getting back to nature saved her health. NSFW. Or, if you'd rather take your clothes off, mark your calendar for World Naked Gardening Day on May 2nd. Calendar. One thing that never goes out of season: Naked Clowns. For a good cause, of course. Buffalo. Something about their poop makes Shawna giddy with pleasure.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and nude gardening photos at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Melinda in South Carolina shares a story about Konarka, a solar company that plans to fit transparent solar cells into windows. Rick in Virginia wants us to read The End of Overeating, an important new book by Dr. David Kessler. Diane in San Diego is excited about a beer and chocolate event hosted by Chuao. Hey, we love your Yard Fairy blog! Sean in Roseville, CA recommends the tasty brews at Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), Portland's first eco-brewpub. We'll add it to the list. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Graduation Day or everyday! Twitter goes green on #EcoMonday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 06 May 2009
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Fleas and Ticks Suck!

More Hip Than Hippie #218 - Fleas and Ticks Suck! Flea and tick control usually involves toxic pesticides. Natural alternatives protect you, your pet and your home. More than 65% of American homes include a family pet. Your fur-bearing friends are likely to attract unwanted visitors: fleas and ticks. Which powders and pills are safe and effective? The Hipsters jump in with the latest info, plus healthy options and preventive measures. Also, Dori manages to finish a book and Val takes on Taz. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: It's a fine day indeed when Chico's Sierra Nevada Brewery launches a new beverage. Kellerweis Hefeweizen is an old-school brew with surprising notes of banana and cloves. So light and delicious, even your wine-cooler friends will love it! Chocolate: We weren't expecting good things from our beer and chocolate combo this week, but Lindt Excellence Intense Mint scored remarkably well with the fruity brew. The silky chocolate infused with peppermint struck just the right balance for our picky palates! Hip News and Finds Finds: Vegetannual? It's not a gruesome GMO hybrid! Author Barbara Kingsolver created this seasonal growth chart for her 2007 book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Dori loved this readable and inspiring ode to local food. How Suite It Is! Before you book your summer vacation, consult the GreenHotels Directory. It's the first online reservation system for travelers seeking eco-friendly accomodations.   Hip NewsUnfurgettable. The European Union has closed its borders to products from Canada's cruel commercial seal slaughters. "Soon seals will be worth more alive than dead." Sicken of the Sea. Tuna is getting more toxic, according to a new federal study. Mercury levels are up 30% from 1990, and still rising. Sorry, Charlie. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Armed and Hammered! Now that it's time to clean out the fireplace or woodstove, how do you keep the house from smelling like soot? Just fill a pie tin with baking soda, then set it in the fireplace to absorb lingering odors. Way to kick some ash! Fleas and Ticks Suck! Flea and tick season is officially underway. By understanding how they live and die, you can keep these unhealthy pests at bay without toxic chemicals. Learn why flea collars are bad, pills are good and cleanliness is your best bet against an infestation. Fleas spend their short lives biting mammals and laying eggs. Clean them out. Ticks are big disease carriers, most often associated with Lyme Disease. Search and destroy. Pet collars are indeed harmful to everyone's health, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Toxic products to avoid list propoxur, tetrachlorvinphos or amitraz as active ingredients. Safer products include Program, Capstar and Biolar. Check this product guide for more info. Natural products are not always best. Here are options from Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. Greenfeet carries a diatomaceous earth product. Sign this petition requesting that the EPA ban toxic pesticides from pet products. Listener E-mails Michelle in Queens, NY is impressed with the geniuses who turned wombat poop into handmade paper. No, not toilet paper. Maggie in Spain (si!) educates us on the many uses of cherry and olive pits, and manages to squeeze in a funny green one-liner. Nice! Chris in Minnesota believes the Kindle DX is the book format of the future. Val is on board. Hilary in Kentucky makes the case for having one's knives professionally sharpened. She brought backup. Erin in New York had an amazing Earth Day with her 3rd grade class. Thanks for checking in on our Facebook page! Rick in Virginia sees evidence that more people are growing their own food, for good reason. Tune in next week for our interview with The Casual Gardener, Shawna Coronado! Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and flea control tips at our MHTH forum! Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Mother's Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 29 Apr 2009
SIZE: 19.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Swine Flu & You

More Hip Than Hippie #217 - Swine Flu & You Mother Nature Network blogger Robin Shreeves shares information about preventing the spread of swine flu among families and communities. The outbreak of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is growing every day. But don't hit the panic button! Dori and Val root around inside the media coverage and find the basic facts you need to know, with help from hip blogger Robin Shreeves. Learn about symptoms, prevention, travel, news, numbers and rumors that are spreading faster than the flu! Also, the Hipsters report from ChicoFest and snort along with Snoutbreak '09. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We're filling our sails with Widmer Bros. Drifter Pale Ale. 'Tis a nice hoppy brew for a day on the boat or the beach. Chocolate: Our new favorite listener is Lena, who sent a local North Carolina favorite: the Beaufort Bar by Escazu. That mix of dark chocolate and sea salt paired perfectly with the pale ale. Thanks again for the t-shirts Lena! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! As a cherry lover, Val is all too aware of the mess involved in the pitting process. That's why she's loving the Deluxe Cherry Stoner. Just pour in a pile of cherries, push the plunger and enjoy fruity flesh that's ready to bake, can, freeze, dehydrate or eat on the spot! (cuz you might have the munchies...heh heh) Dreaming of electric sheep? Now your PC can get a good night's sleep. Somniloquy is a plug-in system that lets your computer transmit and receive while in sleep mode, saving energy.   Hip NewsPlease don't eat the poppies! Afghanistan celebrated Earth Day by designating its first national park. Band-e-Amir is a series of six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams made of travertine, a rare mineral deposit. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Ya gotta glove it! Now that we've pretty much lost the frost, put one of those mateless mittens to use. Slip your sunglasses inside to keep them stylishly safe and scratch-free through summer! Swine Flu & You The outbreak of this new influenza virus in humans continues to grow in the US and abroad. Should we panic? Put on masks? Throw out our bacon? Mother Nature Network Blogger Robin Shreeves shares information about how to keep yourself and your family safe, while not overreacting to the onslaught of media coverage. Pork is not the enemy! Robin's blog on the Mother Nature Network covers the basics we all need to know about the epidemic. Updates from reputable sources like the CDC and WHO will keep you informed without scaring your socks off. Travel to Mexico is not advised unless it's an emergency. Check with your airline before you fly to see if your plans are affected. Ground Zero for the outbreak is thought by some to be an industrial pork plant owned by Smithfield Farms. Google has a handy map to help you track the spread of the virus. Twitter provides up-to-the-minute news in 140 characters or less! Follow @CDCemergency and @Veratect. Listener E-mails Kate shares an article from Mother Earth News about turning grain bins into houses. Cool! Melinda wonders if Glade's new soy candles are just greenwashing. Well, consider the source. Ali is a new listener bursting with questions! She reminds us that fish tank water is excellent fertilizer for plants and shrubbery. But keep the fish poop off the edibles. Kevin shares a great resource: the Green Parents Network. We signed up! Tamilyn sent along her recipe for a rib rub that combines coffee and cocoa nibs. Ribgasm. Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and pork recipes at our MHTH forum! Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Mother's Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 22 Apr 2009
SIZE: 22.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Summer Rayne Oakes

More Hip Than Hippie #216 - Summer Rayne Oakes Eco-Model and Planet Green spokesperson Summer Rayne Oakes makes a fashion statement about sustainability. She's only 24 years old, but Summer Rayne Oakes is already an accomplished author/speaker/blogger/TV personality/fashionista. She's also an educated scientist and dedicated bug-lover. In her passion to spread the word about the environment, the self-styled "Eco-Model" is taking her message to the mall with a new line of shoes and accessories. She took a break during her book tour to talk with Dori and Val about her work, her freaky pets and her name (it's real!). Also, a couple of fellow Hipsters hit the airwaves, but Uncle Sam forgets Earth Day! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val is on the mend, so we shared a big ass bottle of Mammoth Brewing Co.'s IPA 395. The brew is named for the desert highway running along the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and its big hoppy flavor is worth a road trip! Chocolate: Boy, do we love Dagoba. Their Beaucoup Berries 74% Organic Chocolate is lightly molested with cranberries and cherries, plus a hint of vanilla. To quote the wrapper: "You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate." We concur. Hip News and Finds Finds: Planet Hollywood. Disneynature's "Earth" hits theaters today, and every ticket sold equals a tree planted in the Amazon rainforest. Polar bears, elephants, whales, oh my! Lights! Camera! Activism! Disney and Al Gore aren't the only ones making compelling environmental documentaries. Pool of tears. Is your swimming pool drowning in chemicals? Try SeaKlear, Nature2 or Ecosmarte to keep it clean and "green" this summer.   Hip NewsRight on track. President Obama unveiled plans for a new high-speed rail system in the US. We're on board. Will he get Royalties? Prince Charles plans to release a book and film about the environmental impact of big businesses. He'll donate the proceeds from the Harmony project to charity. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ It's easy to keep your copper bird feeders and patio ornaments looking like new. Just mix a little lemon juice with rock salt, and lightly rub it on the surface. Shines like a new penny, and costs just a few! Summer Rayne Oakes She's only 24 years old, but Summer Rayne Oakes is already an accomplished author/speaker/blogger/TV personality/fashionista. She's also an educated scientist and dedicated bug-lover. In her passion to spread the word about the environment, the self-styled "Eco-Model" is taking her message to the mall with a new line of shoes and accessories. She took a break during her book tour to talk about her work, her pets and her name (it's real!). Fashion. Summer consulted with Payless Shoes for their zoe&zac collection of sustainable shoes. Payless donates $1 from every sale to the Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion Trees campaign. Television. Summer's on the Board of Advisors for Discovery's Planet Green, where she's a spokesperson on the air. Check out her advice column, Ask Summer Rayne. Book. She's in the middle of an international tour for Style, Naturally, which addresses environmentalism through fashion. Blog. Summer is a regular contributor at TreeHugger too. You know, in her spare time.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and Earth Day accomplishments at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Gayla in South Carolina enjoys making an impact at Everywun.com, where you earn credits to spend making the world a better place. Rick in Virginia loves his new GreenPan collection. They're PFOA-free non-stick pans at a reasonable price. Hilary in Kentucky takes issue with the NAIS because it could hurt small farms. She also shares a report about the failure of genetic engineering, and casts a vote in favor of Dori's chicken adventure. Brock in Illinois hopes to keep hungry bunnies out his garden by planting marigolds. Good luck! Sandy in New York is campaigning with his son to ban styrofoam in his town, and they're making progress! Next project: plastic water bottles. Cassi wants us to vote for her 16-year old son Dillon, who has entered this video in an EPA contest. Go Dillon! *****TV Alert! Hipster kid Carrick McCollough appears on the Bonnie Hunt Show this week! Hipster Tiffany Threadgould appears on Garbage Moguls this week!***** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!  

DATE: Wed, 15 Apr 2009
SIZE: 15.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Volunteer!

More Hip Than Hippie #215 - Volunteer! Everyday is Earth Day when you're environmentally aware and active. Make April 22nd special by volunteering to make the world a better place. In the US, 109 million adults and 13 million teens volunteer every year; their labor is worth an estimated $225 billion. Giving your time and talent to a worthy cause benefits the economy, your community, even your health! The Hipsters volunteer ideas to get you started on the path to participation. Along the way, they reveal their Drag Queen names and get a giggle from a little red muppet. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: As Val continues to drown in her own fluids, Dori bears the burden of drinking all the beer. To be fair, we got out a brew we've already tried: Grand Teton Brewing Co.'s Au Naturale Organic Blonde Ale. Chocolate: Um, Dori forgot it. D'oh! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val Favorite Thing! This year's must-have kitchen accessory is the Cork Cutting Board from bambu. Available in 3 sizes, these boards are easy on your knives and easy on the planet. When cork tree bark is sustainably harvested every 10-12 years, it actually improves the health of the tree. Lightweight, durable, naturally anti-fungal...Cork Cutting Boards are a slice of heaven! Tickled green. Kermit's not the only green muppet these days. Elmo and Abby have an eco-adventure in Sesame Street: Being Green. The DVD comes out April 20th, but here's a preview of Paul Rudd as Mr. Earth!   Hip NewsStar light, star bright. Solar power beamed down from space? It could become a reality soon in California, if PG&E and Solaren Corp. have their way. Zit happens. The bacteria that causes acne is increasingly resistant to the drugs commonly used to treat it. Gosh, nobody saw this coming! Wag the dog. Political intrigue surrounds the adoption of the Obama family's new puppy, Bo. Yo, haters, put a muzzle on it! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! Here's a new use for the handy household sponge: toss a few into the veggie drawer in your fridge to keep your produce fresh. They'll absorb excess moisture, slowing spoilage. Aye-aye Captain! Volunteer! Earth Day is the perfect time for environmentalists to move from awareness to action. Whether you want to clean up your own corner of the world or work to save the planet, volunteer opportunities abound. We found some great tips from Planet Green to get you started! Who will make the best use of your time and talents? Find a good cause by networking. Try online forums, or a social group like Green Drinks. What inspires you? You'll be most effective working toward a cause you believe in. VolunteerMatch gets you connected. When should you start? How about National Volunteer Week? This year it's April 19th-25th. Where in the world is your help needed? If you're ready to travel, let IVPA point you in the right direction. How can you volunteer when you just don't have time? Let your money serve others. The Grameen Foundation and Kiva use microloans to ease poverty around the world. Why volunteer? You just might get back more than you give.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and Earth Day ideas at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Lisa in Minnesota wonders if it's greener to put meeting materials on a thumb drive or on recycled paper. We choose C) none of the above. Why not just use e-mail? Melinda in South Carolina found an iPhone app for eco-minded shoppers. 3rdWhale finds green businesses and lets you rate them. And yes, it's free! Katie in Canada (eh!) is joining the Walk for MS. Make a pledge, or walk in your town. Michelle in Oregon knows lavender-lover Val would enjoy the Sequim Lavender Festival. The fragrant festivities begin on July 16th. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Fri, 10 Apr 2009
SIZE: 21.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Home on the Grange

More Hip Than Hippie #214 - Home on the Grange April is Grange Month, celebrating the nation's oldest national agricultural organization. Also known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, the Grange has given a voice to farm families and communities for 142 years. So how come nobody knows about it? The Hipsters dig into the roots of the organization, and local Grange Chick Kristen del Real talks about its resurgence as a center for sustainable agriculture. Also, Dori's daughter lends a hand as Val coughs, sneezes and sniffles her way through the show! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: As Val sips her herbal tea, Dori takes one for the team. Serious Madness Winter Seasonal Black Ale from Mad River Brewing Co satisfies on a blustery day. Chocolate: Val's BFF Stacy bestowed a bag of assorted Cailler chocolate eggs from her home in Switzerland. Creamy milk chocolate...but beware of NUTS! Hip News and Finds Finds: ILVTOFU A vegan's touching tribute to soybeans, or an obscene declaration? You decide. Grow, Groove and Give. New Yorkers can celebrate Earth Week with a 2-day event organized by Global Giving Circle. Plant trees and party for the planet! You liter up my life. Those clear plastic soda bottles can light up a room. This video shows you how.   Hip NewsH2OMG! According to a new report, two of America's "most endangered" waterways are right here in California. We'll just drink beer instead. PET Project. Struggling Sears plans to launch a line of eco-friendly men's suits made from recycled PET bottles. Probably fashioned by a DieHard Craftsman. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ April 22nd is Earth Day! Let us know what you think are the most effective ways to spread the message about "green" living. Go to our Facebook page, or send an e-mail. We'll read your ideas on the next show! Home on the Grange The Grange has been around since 1867, yet few understand its history or its role in society. Did you know it was one of the first organizations to give male and female members an equal vote? Our local Granger Kristen del Real talks about where the Grange has been and why it's relevant today. National Grange is a grassroots volunteer organization looking out for the interests of America's farm population, while supporting environmental stewardship. Community is at the core of Grange activities, including youth programs, scholarships and classes open to the public. Partnership. The National Grange and the America the Beautiful Fund present The Seed Project, a new outreach program to provide free garden seeds to local Granges. Grange Month offers a great opportunity to get to know your local organization and get a discount on membership fees. National Grange Master Ed Luttrell tells you more. Membership has its privileges! With 300,000 members in 3,600 communities nationwide, you can find a Grange near you.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and Earth Day ideas at our MHTH forum!Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Jaimelee in Kentucky found a greener Wipes Warmer for her toddler's bum. Congrats on your upcoming Teenie Weenie Greenie! Gayla in South Carolina found a CD/DVD called Schoolhouse Rock - Earth, an update of the classic series featuring 10 planet-friendly tunes. Michelle in Queens, NY discovered WattzOn, a site that lets you estimate your energy footprint and gives you tips to reduce it. Have your utility bill handy. Craig in South Africa is impressed with the environmental efforts of Woolworth's stores in his country. Melinda in South Carolina is freaked out to learn that strawberry farmers gas the dirt in their fields. Yep, grow your own. Dr. Rebecca in Oregon is ready for a Hipster Meet-up at the Organic BrewFest in Portland. Clear your schedule for the last weekend in June! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 01 Apr 2009
SIZE: 18.5 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Favorite Things

More Hip Than Hippie #213 - Favorite Things Greenfeet is on the leading edge of providing eco-friendly products to their loyal customers. After exhaustive research, Val and the crew at Greenfeet believe they've found the most exciting new innovations coming to the green marketplace. Be among the first to experience these goods with an exclusive preview on today's show! Also, Dori celebrates a milestone and Val reveals a way to get free donuts. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sasquatch invades the More Hip studio! Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale is a fresh flavorful brew for those occasions that call for 9.6% alcohol. That's why Val and her hubby call it "night-night juice". Chocolate: Another little piece of Italy from listener Trystan's trip abroad. Domori Single Origins E Blend Dark Chocolate is a creamy delight. Molto bene! Hip News and Finds Finds: Lights out! Earth Hour had Hipsters buzzing across the blogosphere. Thanks to your posts on Facebook and Twitter, we're able to share some of the things you chose to do...in the dark! Mwah hah hah hah!   Hip NewsDriving force. President Obama signed legislation raising the fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles , starting with the 2011 model year. Pols Gone Wild! Congress passed a bipartisan bill creating 2 million new acres of protected wilderness in nine states. It also ensures over 1,100 miles of rivers will never be blocked by dam politicians. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Stock exchange. Listener Emmms in London suggests saving the water from boiled or steamed veggies, to make nutritious soup stock. She also finds that pasta and potato water work wonders for making bread. Learn more in her blog. Favorite Things Greenfeet celebrates the season with a host of exciting new products! Be the first to own these revolutionary eco-friendly finds, available only at Greenfeet.com! Solar Powered Microwave saves money and energy. Just 15 minutes in the sun produces a full 30 seconds of cook time! Bio-Rings begin to deteriorate at the same rate as your marriage. When the ring breaks, it's time to call it quits. Tree Hugging Jacket features reinforced sleeves and sides to protect you from rough bark. Use the special grommets to chain yourself to trees with ease. Cricket Composter produces rich compost with the power of a thousand thundering crickets. Doubles as a white noise machine. Premium Recycled Air Balloon shrinks your carbon footprint by capturing nasty respiratory discharge. Perfect for Earth Day parties. Electric Pet Cruiser sends Fluffy and Fido into the great outdoors so you can have some peace and quiet! Charges in any home outlet. PEU Sunless Tanner gives you that nitrogen-rich glow that could only come from elephant poo. Paint it on head-to-toe, scrape it off 8 hours later for a smooth brown patina and natural scent that is straight out of Africa. Belly Button DIY Lint Kit lets you fashion fabulous crafts using an abudant renewable material. Includes tools and guidebook for harvesting lint from unsuspecting middle-aged male sources. Listener E-mails Michelle in New York used to make Christmas trees out of her old phone books, but thinks this looks more useful! Alisha in Virginia can't afford a panda, so she needs another way to get rid of invasive bamboo. The panda option is looking better and better. Tamilyn in Ohio wants to ditch the plastic trash bags in her kitchen. Biobag is now available in a 10-gallon size, and you can get them in bulk. Sweet! Miles in Ontario (eh!) is making the big move into the city and wants to keep it green. Try packing with newsprint or natural peanuts. Send us beer and chocolate from Toronto! Sydney in New York likes Veggie Trader, a cool site for swapping excess produce from your garden or CSA box. Meaghan in Canada (eh!) is in love with a Smart Car. We hope you'll be very happy together. Charlotte in Massachusetts got us all excited about a Green Leadership Forum in Boston...til we figured out it was a different John Cusack scheduled to speak! D'oh! Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and new product reviews at our MHTH forum!  Send Val at least 25 beer caps or labels for her patio project, and get a free MHTH bottle opener! Mail them to More Hip Val, 275 Fairchild Ave. #107, Chico, CA 95973. No Sierra Nevada please! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 25 Mar 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Shift to Thrift

More Hip Than Hippie #212 - Shift to Thrift Frugal living has its roots in the Great Depression, but makes sense today as we look for ways to save money and energy. Budgeting for a sustainable future creates opportunity, not sacrifice. The United States is home to 5% of the world's population, but we consume 30% of its resources. To be green, we must spend and use less in our lives. Dori and Val discuss the merits of frugal living, which is more a creative opportunity than a state of deprivation! Listen for tips to help you make the shift to thrift. Also, the Hipsters reveal their (Facebook) "hippy names" and give you the BitchBuzz on Coors beer. Cider and Chocolate: Cider: We start off Spring with a big-ass bottle of light, refreshing Ace Perry Cider from the California Cider Co. in Sonoma County. Homegirl Val approves. Chocolate: Listener Trystan brought us goodies from her trip to Europe! Amedei La Tavoletta Toscano Black is as rich and tempting as Italy itself. Grazie! Hip News and Finds Finds:

DATE: Wed, 18 Mar 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Slam Dunk

More Hip Than Hippie #211 - A Slam Dunk Dunkin' Donuts and Transfair USA work together to promote Fair Trade practices in the coffee industry. For over 50 years, Dunkies has provided millions of us with our daily cuppa joe. Since 2003, they've used only Fair Trade Certified coffee beans in their espresso drinks. In an effort to educate their employees and the public, the company hired Tommy Maples of Evolve Media to produce a video explaining the benefits of that program. Tommy happens to be a Hipster homie, so he chats with Dori and Val about the project. This show was recorded on St. Patrick's Day, so get ready for tragic tales of green eggs and something called Shamrock Shake Syndrome. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Well here's a no-brainer! Guinness Extra Stout is the official beer of St. Patrick's Day and resides in the Hipster Hall of Fame. Chocolate: Another fine treat from listener Fonda in Missouri. Chocolatier Hachez Cocoa D'Arriba Orange paired nicely with the stout. We loved the subtle citrus flavor and velvety mouth feel.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Spit happens. A designing mom came up with eco-friendly Pukies bibs, whose patterns mimic baby food stains. We suggest a line for adults, patterned like corned beef and cabbage. Seal the deal. The folks at Good Housekeeping are adding a Green Seal of Approval to their quality-assurance arsenal. The evaluation will look at a product's content, packaging, manufacture, health value and toxicity. Africa hot. Coming soon: Hippo Sweat Sunscreen. Scientists think the amazing secretion would make a terrific antiseptic insect-repellant sunscreen for pink hairless humans. What's next, Rhino Glow?   Hip NewsBovine intervention. The Obama administration has permanently banned downer cows from our food supply. Still no ban on lame bull. Unamerican Idol. Singer Carrie Underwood will give a portion of the profits from her new song to the Humane Society. That makes her a domestic terrorist. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ >Metal health. If you've been driving on salted roads all winter, take time to thoroughly inspect the chassis for rust. A small spot can spread all over the car in just a few months. Keep those floormats dry too. You don't want to drive a Rustang! A Slam Dunk Purchasing Fair Trade Certified products helps to make a real difference in the lives of farmers and families in developing countries. Tommy Maples talks about his new video project with Dunkin' Donuts, which chronicles the benefits of Fair Trade for a group of Colombian coffee producers. Video. The project, entitled Fair Trade and Dunkin' Donuts, started as a teaching tool for Dunkies employees. Have a tissue handy. Coffee. It's true: Dunkin' Donuts only uses Fair Trade Certified coffee beans in their espresso-based drinks. Evolve. Tommy Maples is owner and founder of Evolve Media, a production company based in San Francisco. He's also great fun at a dinner party.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and naughty limericks at our MHTH forum! Michelle in Pennsylvania thinks Hipsters should support these bills banning BPA from food and drink containers. Contact your Senators and Reps. Kristin in Washington warns against purchasing invasive English Ivy for your home or garden. She's tired of chopping it down! Jenn in North Carolina discovered Skin Deep. No, it's not a porn site, it's a cosmetics safety database full of useful info. Patrick shares a story about recycling efforts at Starbucks. And yes, we've watched Idiocracy, while eating EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES! ***Free Shipping! Get in on it at Greenfeet, for a limited time!***Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com. Check out our new blog!

DATE: Wed, 11 Mar 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - bambu For You

More Hip Than Hippie #210 - bambu For You Jeff Delkin, co-founder of bambu, shares his philosophy for a successful sustainable business. There's much to admire in the way bambu does business. From sustainably harvested materials to socially responsible production, Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth have created a successful model for green businesses everywhere. Jeff drops by for beer and banter with the Hipsters, revealing his company's latest endeavors and a doozy of a porn star name! Also, as Dori and Val struggle to adjust to the time change, they share their deep thoughts about Dr. Phil and OctoMom. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Co. pay tribute (again!) to Frank Zappa with limited-edition Ruben & the Jets, a BoppaDooAyDoo-style ale. This thick, dark brew in a big-ass twist-off bottle is meant to be sipped and savored. Chocolate: Our new favorite listener is Melissa in Pittsburgh, PA, who sent along a delightful tin of treats from Pretty Mean Snacks (yes, PMS). These chick-themed chocolates feature creamy fillings with delicate flavors, perfect for relieving homicidal rages.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Finally, an outdoor compost bin for lazy people! The ThermoQuick Easy Use Composter has side air vents so you don't have to turn your scraps. Just dump the stuff in the top chamber and wait for nutritious compost to appear in the bottom chamber. The 100% recycled plastic bin is available in 2 sizes. Green Gossip! The people have spoken: Madonna tops PETA's Worst-Dressed List for her numerous fashion fur-pas. Other fur fiends include Kanye West, Kate Moss and the Olsen twins.   Hip NewsKickin' Mass. Americans are feeling the love for mass transit. According to industry figures, about 4% more of us got out of our cars and hopped a bus or train last year. Kickin' Ash. In the aftermath of that huge coal ash spill in Tennessee, the EPA will begin the process of regulating the country's waste ponds. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Seams sew easy! If you can make small sewing repairs, you can make your own small sewing kit. Place a few needles, pins and buttons in an empty tin or film canister. Now make a spool for thread: cut a small rectangle from scrap cardboard, put 3 tiny notches in each of the short ends, then wrap different colored thread around each pair of notches. Now you're good to sew! bambu For You Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth started their business to spread the word about sustainability. Eight years later, bambu is a success story on a global scale. With their emphasis on environmental responsibility, the Delkins provide a profitable model of ethics and accountability for all green businesses. About. The story of bambu is told in photos and in a video featuring Jeff and Rachel. Cork. New this year: bambu bowls, trays and cutting boards in sustainable cork from China. Green. Jeff and Rachel donate a portion of their sales to non-profit 1% For The Planet, which supports environmental organizations worldwide. Outreach. Your purchase of bambu products helps support microfinance programs through the Grameen Foundation. Shop. The entire line of kitchenware and decor is available in the bambu Boutique.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and Dr. Phil quotes at our MHTH forum! Emmms in London is happy to find that Cadbury Dairy Milk will become Fair Trade certified by the end of August. We hope the Creme Egg is next, cuz we heart the goo. Kristin in New Hampshire (live free or die!) hopes to breathe in chocolaty goodness from Lindt, courtesy of her local electric company. Michelle in New York found Pepsi Natural, made with sparkling water and real sugar (no HFCS). After drinking it, make sure you gargle with Greenwash. Melanie in Illinois wonders why companies like Heinz use real sugar in their products overseas, but stick Americans with HFCS. Tip: Heinz Organic has the real stuff, but costs more. Angela in Connecticut shares a bunch more ways to reuse and repurpose those pesky toilet paper rolls. Meanwhile, this blog finally wipes out the TP Over vs. Under debate. And there was peace across the land. ***Free Shipping! Get in on it at Greenfeet, for a limited time!***Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 04 Mar 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Clearing the Air

More Hip Than Hippie #209 - Clearing the Air Common houseplants provide a natural and inexpensive solution to indoor air pollution. We spend about 90% of our time indoors, breathing in a variety of potentially harmful air pollutants. But before you run out and buy a HEPA filter, consider stocking up on nature's best air purifiers: houseplants! The Hipsters dig into the research to find the finest foliage for filtering formaldehyde, among other toxins. You'll also learn which plants won't kill your pets, which plants might survive in Dori's house and which plant makes Val blush! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Like the volcanic glass for which it's named, Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery is dark, smooth and a bit sharp. It's also quite a gem! Chocolate: We liked, but didn't love, the Belgian Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Truffle Filling from Joseph Schmidt Confections. But we did have fun saying Schmidt.   Hip News and Finds Finds: News you can use. Recycle those want-ads into handy starter pots for seedlings. The Newspaper Pot Maker is easy enough for kids to use! When the seeds sprout, plant the pot right into the ground. Hint: tabloids usually have the best dirt. Checking inn. Hipster Colin and his family hit the road soon for a cross-country video tour. Check out their itinerary and see if you can offer them a place to crash for a night.   Hip NewsScience friction. President Obama put another last-minute Bush regulation on hold. This one would let federal agencies decide for themselves whether projects pose a risk to endangered species, without input from scientists. FAIL. Sootuation. Demonstrators blocked the gates of the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant in Washington DC, hoping to draw attention to climate change. The plant spews about 1/3 of the legislature's greenhouse gas emissions. Politicians spew the other 2/3. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Just Say Grow! Fill your home with greenery, but don't empty your wallet. Find a friend with a green thumb and ask for a few cuttings. Once you get your plants growing, pay them forward; offer to share some of your own cuttings with plant-deprived pals! Clearing the Air Common houseplants improve indoor air quality, studies show. They absorb contaminants from the air while generating fresh oxygen. Plus, they look great! The average home should have at least 15 plants. Which varieties are best at clearing the air? Which of those are easiest to maintain? We turn to NASA for the answers! NASA spent 2 years studying common houseplants, and found them surprisingly efficient at combatting Sick Building Syndrome. Pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide are commonly found in homes and offices. Certain houseplants are best at purifying the air. Pets come into contact with your plants, so check with the ASPCA to learn which are toxic to animals, and which are safe. Low maintenance plants may suit your lifestyle, so learn which varieties are hard to kill! You may want to invest in a moisture tester to keep from overwatering. "How to Grow Fresh Air" is a great guide to cleaning the air with houseplants. The author, B. C. Wolverton, is a retired scientist who conducted NASA's plant research. Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. You're also invited to chime in on the new Greenfeet Blog! And remember to post articles, links and plant care tips at our MHTH forum! Alanna in Boston is excited to include the new rePETe in her "bag diet". Maybe she'll use one to bring us chocolate from her next Textile Trek to Italy! Chris in Montana believes it makes sense (and cents) to Get Rich Slowly. Gotta be better than our plan to Go Broke Quickly. Tracie wants tea-drinkers to unite for a new Celestial Seasonings program. Drink tea, plant a tree! Shayna found new ways to recycle odds and ends that collections centers won't take. Jillicious would like to see more white hares. Wait til she turns 40! ***Greenfeet is offering Free Shipping on orders over $50, for a limited time! Don't miss out! *** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday!  Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 25 Feb 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Bake It Forward

More Hip Than Hippie #208 - Bake It Forward You can fight human rights abuses in the cocoa industry. Purchase only Fair Trade certified chocolate, then bake it forward! Americans spend $13 billion a year on cocoa products, yet few realize how difficult the lives of the farmers can be. With recent reports of child slavery in West African cocoa estates, it's important to know the story behind the beans. The Hipsters talk to Emily Goodrich, who has a simply brilliant way to spread the word! Also, parents be warned: the show veers toward an "R" rating with talk of poop, nuts and a Huge Ackman. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: This isn't a good sign...neither Dori nor Val finished their bottles of The Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, CA. This malty brown ale is a bit heavy for morning consumption. Try it after 5:00. Chocolate: Score another hit for listener Michelle in Australia! Loving Earth Raw Organic Goji & Camu Camu Dark Chocolate is chock full of soft tasty berries that don't distract from the smoothness of this sugar-free bar. Bonus: it's Fair Trade, so bake it forward!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! Keep your favorite mineral clump-free in an old-fashioned Glass Salt Jar. Whether you're saving money buying salt in bulk, or just looking for a classy container to put on the table, this lidded jar comes through with a dash of style that won't pinch your wallet! Dew the right thing. Remember when your sugary soda contained real sugar? Those days are back, temporarily, with Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback sodas hitting the market on April 20th. All the HFCS taste, without the mercury!   Hip NewsStimulust. Our friends at Green America call out five of the greenest parts of the new stimulus package, including money for energy efficiency, public transportation and solar and wind projects. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Toilet paper tubes are the gifts that keep on giving. Use them to start carrots for your garden! Stand them on end in a shoebox, fill them with potting soil or compost, and plant four seeds in each tube (leave a little space at the top). When the roots grow out the bottom, soak the tubes and plant them, with about a half-inch left above the soil. The tubes protect the carrots from cutworms, then disintegrate into the soil. Bake It Forward They say you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. The same is true when you're trying to change the world! Emily Goodrich and her friends are passionate about ending human rights abuses. They've started Bake It Forward as a way to spread their message...with chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate comes from cacoa beans grown mainly in West Africa, and often harvested by children and adults in slave-like conditions. Fair Trade certified farms strictly prohibit slave labor, and guarantee farmers a fair and sustainable price for their harvest. Bake It Forward offers a simple way to spread the story about chocolate. Just buy some Fair Trade chocolate, bake a batch of cookies to share with family and friends, and download a flier or postcard to attach to the plate.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your chocolate recipes at our MHTH forum! Elisse in Minneapolis wants to stop using plastic bags to throw out cat poop. We suggest a convenient composter. Rose in Santa Barbara wonders about mercury in fish oil supplements. Check the label; be sure it says "molecularly distilled" to be safe. Fawn is a college student on a mission! Check out her ideas for a Ruralism Revolution on our forum. Kristi in Minneapolis shares an interesting post about the Death of Green, (And Why It's OK). Greenfeet's Annual White Sale is on! Save up to 30% on towels, bedding and more thru the end of February!Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 19 Feb 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Green Apartment

More Hip Than Hippie #207 - The Green Apartment Green living can be a challenge when your home is a rental property. Here are a few tips to make that apartment or condo more eco-friendly. How do you lighten your carbon footprint at home, when you don't own your dwelling? Turns out, there are plenty of things you can do without peeving your landlord. The Hipsters enlist the help of Mr. Designer to provide a wealth of ideas for renters. Also, some much-needed rain falls on America's newest Fair Trade Town! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: You'd think any beer that pays tribute to a dog would be a winner with Val. Not so much. This offering from New Belgium Brewing in Colorado, one of the greenest breweries in the world, left us unimpressed. Mighty Arrow was a fine pooch, but an inferior hooch. Chocolate: Our new favorite listener is Fonda in Missouri, who provided a couple of bars from Chocolatier Hachez. The 88% Premier Cru with cocoa nibs satisfied the chocolate snob in us with its smooth superiority.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Green caller. Samsung presents the first solar-powered, full-touch screen phone. Made from recycled water bottles with no toxic chemicals, the Blue Earth doesn't yet have a price or release date, so you can still pretend you might be able to afford it. How now, Cacao? Pack your bags for a new eco-luxury destination! Cacao Resorts in the Phillipines offer 5-star opulence with Energy Star-like amenities. Opens next year. Air apparent. Ever wonder if you live close to a major air polluter? Check Planet Hazard to get the lowdown on the lowlifes. Sorry, your neighbor with the leaf blower probably isn't listed.   Hip NewsBush, whacked. The Obama administration reverses W's global warming policies concerning mercury and coal emissions. Hear ye! Hear ye! We're proud to announce that our little hometown of Chico, CA is now a Fair Trade Town! This round of tea and chocolate is on us! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Power plants! If cold weather is keeping your windows shut tight, combat indoor air pollution with a few houseplants. They work in any space, rented or not, and some varieties are so tough, even Dori can't kill 'em! The Green Apartment It's tough to make eco-friendly changes to your living space when someone else owns it. Thanks to Charter Hipster Mr. Designer (Steve in NJ), we have several great tips for greening your flat or other rental property. We think your landlord will approve. Composting. You don't need a yard to compost kitchen scraps. Get an automatic composter, or start a worm bin under the sink. Drying clothes. Set up a drying rack on your balcony or spare bedroom. If space is limited, hang a clothesline across the length of the bathtub. Gardening. Plant veggies, flowers and herbs in outdoor containers or window sill boxes. Recycling. Set up a well-marked can in a common area, or go in with a few neighbors. Haul the stuff to the nearest recycling center and split the proceeds! Saving water. Replace inexpensive items like sink aerators and showerheads; just be sure to save the originals for when you move out. Also, try using a shower timer. Saving energy. Install CFL bulbs, and suggest replacing broken appliances with Energy Star models.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your tips for green apartment-living at our MHTH forum! Midge in Oregon plans a family road trip to Disneyland. It's easy to be Green in Orange County! Michelle in New York sent an article about Chicago possibly banning the sale of BPA in some products. Patrick shared a cool story about potential replacements for plastic, including liquid wood. Liz in Iowa is searching for Sierra Nevada Torpedo, but it's always sold out. Hang in there...and have a beer with Ken Grossman! Greenfeet's Annual White Sale is on! Save up to 30% on towels, bedding and more thru the end of February!Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Earth Day or everyday! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Remember to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and leave a glowing review at iTunes and Learn Out Loud.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 11 Feb 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - TogetherGreen

More Hip Than Hippie #206 - TogetherGreen TogetherGreen is an environmental alliance that connects aspiring leaders with inspiring ideas. Last year, TogetherGreen Fellowships provided 40 of the nation's most promising conservationists with the means to turn their ideas into action. The Hipsters unearth details about the program from Judy Braus of the Audubon Society and Sean Miller of Earth Day Network. Also, Dori dodges jury duty, Val experiences Kindle Envy, and a listener gets a Major Award! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val found the ultimate breakfast beer! Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co. is rich, smooth and made with 100% Hawaiian Kona coffee. That's right, beer and coffee--2 great tastes that taste great together! Chocolate: Michelle in Australia seems to have hit the chocolate mother lode. Loving Earth Raw Organic Dark Chocolate is a sugar-free, gluten-free vegan delight, handmade in Melbourne. We're sending lots of Hipster love to our Aussie friends dealing with those horrible wildfires! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! You've got the music in you, now you can wear it on you! Vintage LP Vinyl Necklaces are laser-etched from those worn out albums of yesteryear. Choose from various groovy designs, including Dori's favorite: the 45 record adapter. (Ask your mom what a record is.) Flame and Fortune. A UK company called EaKo lives up to its name with another brilliantly repurposed item: the decommissioned firehose. Half the profits from these blazing hot belts, bags, wallets and placemats go to a firefighters' charity.   Hip NewsIdealism. Japan's Prime Minister is calling for a "Green New Deal" to counter both climate change and the economic downturn. Subarashii! Gas tankard. Our good buddy Ken Grossman has done it again! Sierra Nevada Brewery has partnered with EFuel Corp. to make its own ethanol fuel from discarded beer yeast. Still working on belchanol. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Valentine Daze. If you need sweets for your sweetie, make it a priority to choose at least one piece of Fair Trade chocolate. There are no calories in karma! TogetherGreen Do you know a promising conservationist? Tell him or her about TogetherGreen Fellowships! Recipients are awarded a $10,000 stipend to help launch a local environmental project. Learn the details of this exciting program from Judy Braus, VP of Education for the National Audubon Society, and Fellowship winner Sean Miller. Together. The National Audubon Society and Toyota formed an alliance called TogetherGreen to advance conservation leadership. Their motto: Act Today, Shape Tomorrow. Green. In its first year, TogetherGreen's projects have reached from inner cities to Appalachia, aiding people and wildlife in 24 states. Fellowship. As a TogetherGreen Fellow, Sean Miller has overseen the installation of solar panels at a Washington DC school. He incorporated the project into his work as Director of Education at Earth Day Network. Friends. Visit the TogetherGreen Facebook Fan Page. Listener E-mails Shout-outs! A huge Hipster Howdy to listener Jennifer (New Green Mama), who crafted these uber-cool cup cozies out of recycled sweaters! Also, thanks to It's the Little Thinks for the blog mention! Michelle in Providence, RI wonders if she should buy a new composter while her old one "cooks", or if she's ready to get worms. Dori shudders. Shannon in Minnesota shares her love for Sun Chips and Buffalo Games. Check her blog for more green companies. Jenny in Canada (eh!) would like to try weaving with plastic bags, like the folks at WeaveZine. Fon wants to represent for all the male Hipsters! He's still feeling a little confused about plastic trash bags. We're here to help. Kate was surprised when her friends used "green" giftwrap for her bridal shower. Check out the photo of her cool newspaper bow in the forum. Elizabeth in Colorado says she & her partner Catherine are finally caught up, after a few More Hip marathons. It's time to rate the beer & chocolate, girls... Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. Already revealed your porn star name? Let's hear your Star Wars name or your Soap Opera name! And remember to post articles, links and mortifying cartoons at our MHTH forum!   Congratulations to listener Karen in Fresno! You've won our Punchline Contest! Now collect your new ChicoBag rePETe Bags! (You'll have to listen to the show to hear her winning punchline!) Greenfeet's Annual White Sale is on! Save up to 30% on towels, bedding and more thru the end of February!Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace!Don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and write a glowing review at Learn Out Loud and iTunes. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.Don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and write a glowing review at Learn Out Loud and iTunes. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 04 Feb 2009
SIZE: 21.0 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Paper vs Plastic vs Reusable Bags

More Hip Than Hippie #205 - Paper vs Plastic vs Reusable Bags ChicoBag founder Andy Keller introduces the latest innovations in his line of reusable bags. The Great Bag Debate rages on, so the Hipsters enlist the ChicoBag Poobah to settle it once and for all. Andy also breaks news about two hot new bag designs available now! Meanwhile, Dori proposes a new holiday, while Val looks forward to baseball season. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We say farewell to our six-pack of Brooklyn Brewery beers with their tasty Pre-Prohibition Style Lager. Listener Tiffany goes into our Hall of Fame. Chocolate: Another Hall of Fame Hipster, Michelle in Australia, sent along a Spanish delight. Chocolateria San Churro Single Origin Venezuelan 71% Dark Chocolate is so amazingly smooth, even Dori couldn't find any bitterness.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Toys of summer. True-blue baseball fans can keep a piece of the great American pasttime close at hand. Pens, jewelry and decor made from salvaged seats of historic stadiums will take you out to the ballgame, while taking trash out of the landfill.   Hip News Mercury Rising. Here's a new reason to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup: a new study finds the sweetener often contains mercury, and that the FDA has kept this quiet for years. Biden time. Our new VP will lead a task force to help America's ailing middle class. First task: green jobs. Oh, and Joe wants to hear your ideas. No, you're not dreaming. Meltdown. Iceland's economy has dissolved like a Sugarcube...so who better to save it than Bjork? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Repeat after me! Single use = Waste. Find just one disposable item you routinely buy, and figure out how to convert it to something reusable. Maybe it's shopping bags, paper towels, napkins, even cameras...get into the habit of reusing, not replacing! Paper vs Plastic vs Reusable Bags Reusable bags are an essential tool in your battle against consumer waste. ChicoBag creator Andy Keller leads the charge with convenience and innovation. He listens to your ideas for new designs, and responds with two exciting new additions to the line. rePETe is the new ChicoBag, boasting 99% recycled content. Each two-toned bag proudly proclaims that it's "made from 7 plastic bottles!" Vita is a more stylish ChicoBag, featuring shoulder-length straps with complementary trim. But it's no lightweight; Vita can lug 40 lbs. of goods to go! Fundraising is easy with ChicoBags. Andy is committed to educating kids about sustainability. Just ask the Bag Monster. Listener E-mails Liz in Iowa is on the lookout for a greener washing machine, and this is what she found! She'd also like to hear a show geared toward apartment dwellers. We've added it to the list. Jenn in North Carolina is having a geekgasm about green tech topics at the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. Huh?!? Lottie in Massachusetts found an article stating that there's more plastic than plankton in the Pacific Ocean. Jennifer in Kentucky is an ice refugee! She found a stash of Consumer Reports magazines promoting sustainable living. Jenne at Environment America invites Hipsters to enter a video contest about solar power in Texas. Grand prize: $2000! Bobbi in Ohio is the only soul brave enough to provide a punch line to our green joke: "You know what they say about a guy with a big carbon footprint..." Send us yours, make us laugh, win a prize! Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and Bjork videos at our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and write a glowing review at Learn Out Loud and iTunes. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 28 Jan 2009
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More Hip Than Hippie - Roxana Illuminated Perfume

More Hip Than Hippie #204 - Roxana Illuminated Perfume Perfumist Roxana Villa creates hand-crafted fragrances that are "Art in a Bottle, Pure Joy for the Soul." Val's buddy Roxana took her love for aromatherapy to a new level when she learned to make pure botanical perfumes. She shares her inspirations and ideals with the Hipsters, who are intoxicated by the scents and the stories behind them. Also, Dori still has her Obama "hope buzz", Val relives the Inauguration courtesy of her 5th grader, and a listener provides the beginning of a great green joke! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Still working on that 6-pack of Brooklyn Brewery beer from listener Tiffany. This week it's their easy-drinkin' East India Pale Ale. We got such a wallear! Chocolate: A huge heartfelt Thanks Y'all to Greenneck Laura in Texas, who sent a gift box of Sjaak's Lavender Truffle Hearts. They're organic, fair trade and Hall of Fame fabulous!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! C-c-cold enough for ya? A Hemp Brim Beanie is just the thing to keep your cranium cozy. Union-made in the USA, this eco-friendly headgear comes in a variety of colors and styles and is built to last.   Hip NewsYes He Can! President Obama made a move to let states set their own limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars. His administration expects to reveal fuel standards for all 2011 models by March, so Detroit has 18 months to figure out how to blow it. The heat goes on... A new study finds the effects of global warming will take centuries to reverse, not decades. Can we keep Al Gore alive that long? Wage against the machine. Wal-Mart will pay out at least $352 million to settle lawsuits over wage violations. Hundreds of thousands of current and former employees will receive cash payments, which they will then spend at Wal-Mart. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Leave a tip! The economy bites, and we're its favorite chew-toy. Send us your favorite money-saving green tip so we can share it with fellow Hipsters. Roxana Illuminated Perfume Artist Roxana Villa has found a way to combine her love of aromatherapy with her passion for visual art. She creates pure botanical fragrances that celebrate her love for California native plants. Roxana's perfumes are hand-made in small batches and each is infused with a little "magic"! Scents & Sensibility. Explore Roxana's website to learn about her line of perfumes. Afraid to commit? Try a sample set. Essence & Alchemy. This is the book that inspired Roxana to see perfume as an art form. Etsy does it. Place an order on this site and she'll throw in a special treat! Through the smoke. Did you know that's what the word "perfume" actually means? Now you're one step closer to becoming a perfumist.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your favorite perfume at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Many thanks for mentioning us on your blogs, Professional Patient and Yarn on the Rocks. We love you man! Jillicious in St. Louis found ECHOage, where you can bypass Birthdaypalooza for your kids. Better start when they're young. Ines in Connecticut thinks we might enjoy SF Beer Week in February. Where would she get that idea? Jessica gave us the straight line, now you guys give us the punch line: "You know what they say about guys with a big carbon footprint..." Well? Make us laugh and you might win a prize! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley, and write a glowing review at Learn Out Loud and iTunes. More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Thu, 22 Jan 2009
SIZE: 21.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Greener America

More Hip Than Hippie #203 - A Greener America As President Obama gets to work on our broken economy, Green America proposes solutions that serve people and the planet. Experts say the credit crisis is only a symptom of a flawed design in our economy. When growth comes at the expense of resources and well-being, we all lose. The Hipsters discuss six ideas for a green economy, as well as their thoughts on the inauguration of President Barack Obama (WooHoo!). Also, Dori reveals another celebrity crush and Val threatens to open a can of whoopass. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hipster Tiffany Threadgold provided a six-pack of her local brew of choice. Brooklyn Brewery's Brown Ale is definitely one of Noo Yawk's finest. Chocolate: Tiffany trusts us to handle the hardcore stuff. Mast Brothers Chocolate 81% Cacao with Sea Salt amazed us with its smooth feel and flavor. Yo, fuhgedaboutit!   Hip News and Finds Finds: The other big "O". Um, that's Oprah. Her inauguration show included the debut of "America's Song", featuring will.i.am, Seal, Faith Hill, Bono and Mary J. Blige. Want to hear it? We play it for you at the end of the show.   Hip NewsHave you heard? The US has a new president! Be sure to read or listen to Barack Obama's inaugural address, which was co-authored by the youngest chief speechwriter in White House history. Green balls. Two galas in D.C. Monday night were touted as eco-friendly events. One featured Al Gore, the other featured Bo Derek. Wal-Mart co-sponsored both. PeaNOT! The Food & Drug Administration confirms that salmonella was found in a package of peanut butter crackers, prompting recalls of items flavored with peanut paste. But your jar of Jif is probably safe. Flat beer. The brewing industry is usually recession-proof, but sales are trending downward in the current economic slump. Can Hipsters help prop up those sagging suds? Yeast, we can! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. Consider these words from President Obama's speech. We think they apply to everyone, whether you lead a nation or just lead a normal life. A Greener America As the Obama administration gets to work in Washington D.C., the broken economy tops the list of troubles to tackle. Green America, formerly known as Co-op America, offers some green solutions for your consideration. Green Energy, Green Jobs. Power up the economy by building a green grid. Conquer climate change while providing jobs that can't be outsourced. Clean Energy Victory Bonds. Just as Americans invested in bonds to fund World War 2, the government could issue long-term bonds to pay for a green energy revolution. Reduce, Reuse, Rethink. We can't spend our way out of this crisis. It's time to re-evaluate our spending practices as consumers and as citizens. Columnist Anna Quindlen makes sense of Stuff. Go Green and Local. Vote with your dollar! Choose to spend in the green economy and keep it local whenever possible. Community Investing. Lenders and borrowers know each other, and work together to succeed. Shareowner Activism. Put your money into businesses that share your principles. Make sure your voice is heard at the management level, or move your assets elsewhere, like an SRI.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your ideas for President Obama at our MHTH forum!   Kelly in Maryland (hey hon!) is thinking about bags and boobs. She shares her recycling dilemma as she trains for the Breast Cancer 3 Day 60 Mile walk. Melinda in N. Carolina is thinking about brine and brew. She introduces us to FishPhone and touts the green goodness of New Belgium beer. Fonda in Missouri wonders if the Wrap-N-Mat is a good product for an on-the-go yoga instructor. Amy threw a green birthday party for her daughter, but got stuck with 2 disposable helium tanks. Rick in Virginia says Inauguration Day should be renamed American Miracle Day, as power is passed without a shot fired. USA! USA! USA! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley, Learn Out Loud and Podcast Pickle. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 14 Jan 2009
SIZE: 16.3 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Lead is Dead

More Hip Than Hippie #202 - Lead is Dead The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) goes into effect on February 10, 2009. In an effort to protect children from exposure to lead, US lawmakers passed the CPSIA last summer. Many are worried that the new requirements will put thrift stores and consignment shops out of business. The Hipsters tell you what you need to know about the new law, including recent updates. Then they reapply sunscreen as Northern California basks in a winter heat wave. (No hating!) Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Another local selection from our new favorite listener, Janel in Arizona. Nimbus Brewing Co. Pale Ale has us on cloud nine! (And we love the monkey.) Chocolate: Janel understands that Hipsters don't like to share chocolate. That's why she sent 2 variety packs from Wei of Chocolate in Phoenix, AZ. It's organic, fair trade and vegan, with lovely herbs and spices. Get your own!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Thing! A double-whammy for the new year: save money while you change your life with Greenfeet's Stainless Steel Water Bottle Kit. Here's your chance to get a 27 oz. Kleen Kanteen with two caps plus a bottle brush, for only $18.95. Take the plunge!   Hip NewsTot Snot. Is Vicks VapoRub menthol salve making small children sicker? A new study suggests the ointment may constrict airways in sensitive kids and should never be used around the nostrils. Geekgasm. Green was the word at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Greenpeace was on hand to rate the wares of some companies, though biggies like Apple chose not to participate. Activists say a truly green gadget must be sustainable from design to disposal, so shop mindfully. Prius, may I have another? The 2010 Toyota Prius is the greenest car in the land. With a solar roof, selectable driving modes and more spacious interior, you'll almost forget you're getting 50 mpg! Plenty of trouble. The latest casualty of the failing economy is Plenty magazine, which ceased operations this week. We loved you Plenty, even though you bashed our show. Yes Pecan! That's the Obama-flavored name of Ben & Jerry's latest scoop-with-a-cause. Slurp some in January; the proceeds go to the Common Cause Education Fund. There she is... If you can find the Miss America pageant on TV, tune in and cheer for Miss Vermont, Ashley Wheeler. She's wearing a locally-made eco-friendly gown, which she says is "the perfect fit." Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Charge it! This will be the year your family stopped throwing out batteries. If you switch to rechargeables, you'll recoup your investment in just one or two uses! Find the battery charger that's right for your needs, and get energized! Lead is Dead As products from China and elsewhere continue to test positive for lead, US lawmakers have responded to parents' concerns with legislation designed to get the lead out of children's products. Find out how the new law works and why it's controversial. CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which was enacted in August 2008 and takes effect on February 10, 2009. Bloggers warned of the threat to thrift stores if all resellers were required to get expensive lead test certification. Regulators recently announced some exemptions to the law, including sellers of used children's products. Consumers can stay on top of product recalls and safety news at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and lawyer jokes at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Thanks so much for mentioning us in your blogs: IntRinSic ArT and Pixie Farts! You rock! Jill in Wisconsin unlurked long enough to share an article about growing your own luffa, and pose a good question about the plastic bag challenge. Sara in Virginia is one of those Defenders of Wildlife who volunteer to clean up parks, and she knows how you can become one too. Jenny continues on her new vegan diet, so she's doing her part to fight climate change. Dakkar loves the concept behind the Green Microgym in Portland, Oregon: Burn and Earn! Big Ed always thinks of his favorite Hipsters when he sees the words chocolate and beer in the same sentence. Mwah! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 07 Jan 2009
SIZE: 15.9 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Future's So Bright

More Hip Than Hippie #201 - The Future's So Bright Incandescent light bulbs are heading for the dustbin of history. One exciting new technology on the horizon is OLEDs, which could change the way we think about lighting. Are you ready for flexible lights that can be pinned to the wall, or sewn into clothing and furniture, or worn on your skin to treat acne? How about a TV or computer monitor that's less than a quarter-inch thick? OLEDs, or Organic Light Emitting Diodes, promise a bright future for energy-efficient lighting. The Hipsters are aglow with excitement about the new year and vow to "bring the light" by staying focused on the positive. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Thanks to Hipster Janel for sending along her local fave: 8th Street Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Co. in Tempe, Arizona. This light English-style pale ale is great for weaning oneself off of cheerleader beer. Chocolate: Another listener delight. Melinda in North Carolina got all gifty with Lindt Connaisseurs, an assortment of tasties. Half nutty for Val, half nutless for Dori...and watch out for the Kirsch!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Stash the trash. No room in your home for an extra waste can? The 2-Bin Recycling Center saves space while you sort. There goes Dori's last excuse. Hot tot spot. Done with your baby gear? Pass it on! Freepeats is open in 39 US cities. Join this month and get a lifetime membership for $1.   Hip NewsOh Say Can You Sea? President Bush created 3 huge sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean, the largest marine conservation effort in history. "I didn't grow up in the ocean -- as a matter of fact -- near the ocean -- I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2008 Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Renew your vows! Do you promise to avoid plastic bags, in sickness and in health, all the days of your life? Write down your goal to kick the plastic bag habit in 2009, and figure out how you're going to do it. We now pronounce you More Hip Than Hippie! The Future's So Bright Incandescent light bulbs are heading for the dustbin of history. One exciting new technology on the horizon is OLEDs, which could change the way we think about lighting. Are you ready for flexible lights that can be pinned to the wall, or sewn into clothing and furniture, or worn on your skin to treat acne? How about a TV or computer monitor that's less than a quarter-inch thick? O.L.E.D. stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. They use a minimum of energy and are wafer thin. Consumer electronics already make good use of OLED light, though the technology is still a bit pricey. General Electric has stopped all work on incandescent bulbs and is now focusing on bringing OLEDs to market by 2010. They've found a way to print the lights on a continuous roll of metal foil. Medical uses for OLEDs include treating skin cancer and acne. Lumicure Ltd. hopes to release such a device by the end of this year.   Listener E-mails Be a part of our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your bright ideas at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Thanks so much for mentioning us in your blogs: Green River Riders, Fiber Arts, Modern Simplicity, Calvino Verde, MamaNeedJava, New Green Mama, and Robin Shreeves. You rock! Dana in Nebraska let us know about EcoKids, a free, safe, award-winning site for teenie weenie greenies. Charter Hipster Doug in PA took the family to Florida, and recommends traveling on the Amtrak Auto Train. He also found a site listing vegan/vegetarian beers, and made Dori gag with a frightening fish story. Rick in Virginia alerts us to Honey Laundering. Honey from China tainted with antibiotics puts our food supply at risk. John shares this eco-friendly wallpaper his niece discovered. Michelle likes this idea for recycling a CD case into a desk calendar. Patrick asks, Green or Gross? Well, that story about turning liposuction fat into biofuel leans toward the latter. Only in L.A.! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for Valentine's Day gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Sat, 20 Dec 2008
SIZE: 29.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Sierra Nevada Brewery

More Hip Than Hippie #200 - Sierra Nevada Brewery Ken Grossman is the founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery here in Chico, CA. His sustainable business practices have earned nearly as much praise as his award-winning beer. We've long admired Ken Grossman for his quality brews and for his commitment to sustainability. That's why we invited him to be our special guest for our 200th show! Val's hubby Rob was so excited, he sat in on our interview. We learn how Ken started out in the beer business and what he's doing to keep his brewery green. Ken also shares some product news and a tip or two for homebrewing Hipsters. Also, in the spirit of Chico legends, we present the music and comedy of local showman Moriss Taylor. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Duh! You can't try it just yet, but Sierra Nevada Brewery will release Torpedo Extra IPA in bottles next month. We'll try to leave some for you guys. Chocolate: Thanks to Charter Hipsters Kellie and Carly in SF, we indulged in a sampler of NeoCocoahand-crafted truffles. Ding Ding Dang!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Get organized for the new year with a Recycled Sari Buckle Wallet. Handmade in family cooperatives in India, these wallets are stylishly sturdy with plenty of pockets. Best of all, they don't look like you found them at the mall! Drafted. If you're in New England, pay tribute to American Veterans by quaffing a beer! High and Mighty Brewing pledges $1 from every bottle of their "Home for the Holidays" brown ale will go to IAVA, a charity for veterans and troops. Carp Diem. Concerned about the quality of your seafood? CleanFish empowers you to vote with your fork. Heaven scent. Now you can smell like Val! Experience Illuminated Perfumes by Roxana. Hipsters get a special deal on her handcrafted, all natural fragrances; mention More Hip when you buy any full size solid perfume and get a free sample of her liquid perfume, OR buy any full size liquid perfume and get a free sample of her solid perfume. Order here!   Hip NewsWaterworld. NASA says 2 trillion tons of land ice has melted since 2003, due to global warming. Ski lift. Lighter snowfall is forcing skiiers uphill. Researchers say warmer temps in the Rockies could eliminate the snowpack by 2100. March of the Lame Duck. The Bush administration is moving to protect 7 penguin species, while ignoring 3 others. Hmmm, 70%...isn't that his disapproval rating? Organ-ic. A group of Texas high school students created a digital pipe organ from a pile of recycled electronics. What's your kid done lately? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Just say no! As you list your New Year's Resolutions, focus on just a few things you would like to stop doing. Stop smoking; stop adding to the landfill; stop eating meat. Post a short list on your mirror so you'll see it everyday. Just don't stop listening to podcasts! Sierra Nevada Brewery We've long admired Ken Grossman for his quality brews and for his commitment to sustainability. Learn how he started out in the beer business and what he's doing to keep his brewery green. Ken also shares some product news and a tip or two for homebrewing Hipsters! Beer in the headlights. Ken started as a homebrewer with a passion for his product. Top o' the Hops Sierra Nevada ales are consistently among the top brews in the US. Crystal clear. Among Ken's green innovations, Sierra Nevada Brewery uses clean energy to operate its facilities in Chico, CA. Launch the Torpedo! Coming in January 2009, bottles of Torpedo Extra IPA will be available year-round. And there was much rejoicing. Word to the Weiss. Look for Ken's voluminous contribution to the Practical Brewer, a manual for the brewing industry. Bock star. UC Davis commemorates Ken's support for the next generation of brewers.   Listener E-mails Help us kick off our next 200 shows! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your New Year's Resolutions at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Thanks so much for mentioning us in your blogs: Two Smart Girls, ReadWriteWeb and SJSFalter. You rock! Jenny in Ontario (eh!) wants us to shut up about the weather, and give macrame the respect it deserves. We'll grant half her wish. Phil in Prince Edward Island (eh!) is our new groupie. He likes big worms, dark chocolate and Zebra Eco pens. We love you man! Rick in Virginia alerts us to the truth about oil prices, thanks to this interview on Financial Sense Newshour. Trystan at Yahoo! Green busts our chops. We didn't mention loofahs as an alternative to plastic sponges. Um, don't you have an article to write, or something? Kristi in Minneapolis shares a Beer Buying Guide for those of us who vote with our pint glass. Cheers! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Grain of Salt

More Hip Than Hippie #199 - A Grain of Salt Desalination is the process of turning saltwater into drinking water. As more reverse osmosis plants are being built, water conservation remains a vital solution to managing worldwide shortages. Fresh water is in short supply in many parts of the world, and the problem is going to get worse as the population grows. One solution is desalination. How does this work? Will it solve the water crisis? The Hipsters discuss the pros and cons of this emerging technology. Also, as the temperature in Chico dips to 40 degrees, Val declares herself "over winter." Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Three simple ingredients combine to make Cru d'Or Belgian Style Ale a winner. This flavorful brew from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, CA contains only water, organic malt and hops. Trifecta! Chocolate: Guys, buy this by the case. Zazubean's Lunatic bar claims to take the edge off women's "monthly madness" with its blend of cacao nibs and mint. We liked it. You got a problem with that?   Hip News and Finds Finds: Splinter Wonderland. A Potted Christmas Tree seedling makes a festive hostess gift. Or plant a hundred of your own and open a Christmas tree lot next year. Cha-ching! Beam me up. Black & Decker's new Thermal Leak Detector is a handheld gun thingy that finds hidden energy leaks in your home with a colored beam of light. OK, you can pretend you're Captain Kirk while you use it. Green 'zine. Need a new read? Boho offers great fashion and lifestyle tips, on eco-friendly paper. The name means "both ho's", right?   Hip NewsBarack this town. President-elect Obama unveils his energy and environment team. "My administration will value science. We will make decisions based on the facts." If this is a dream, don't wake us. Smelluva job. Another last-minute ruling from the Bush administration exempts farms from having to report toxic manure fumes. What about those fumes coming from the White House? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Pack your snacks. Before you hit the road for the holidays, make sure you've packed plenty of food and drinks. Bringing your own eats from home cuts down on waste and saves you money. Remember, they always !@#$ you in the drive-thru! A Grain of Salt Fresh water is in short supply in many parts of the world, and the problem is going to get worse in coming years. One solution is desalination, the process of turning saltwater into drinking water. How does this work? Will it solve the water crisis? Learn the pros and cons of this ancient process. Salty. Only 3% of earth's water is fresh; less than 1% is available for drinking and washing. Thirsty. The World Bank reports that 80 countries now have dangerous water shortages, and more than 2 billion people have no access to clean water or sanitation. Brainy Desalination technology advanced in the mid-20th century, and the first reverse-osmosis plant opened in 1965. There are now more than 12,000 plants worldwide. Thrifty. Since desalination is expensive, Food & Water Watch advocates better management practices. Start with water conservation in your home, and support efforts in your city and state.   Listener E-mails Want to pepper us with questions? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your New Year's Resolutions at our MHTH forum!   Kevin in Illinois is a teen greenie who loves nature conservation. He volunteers to restore habitat near his home and would like to hear a show about that topic. By the way Kevin, you rock! Janel in Arizona overcame her fear of composting and recommends it to all. Thanks for unlurking! Myssi in Colorado found Eco-Cycle, her local recycling site. Check out their Zero-Waste Holiday Guide. And Myssi, we're waiting for the Giddy Up! Jenny is resolving to go raw vegan in 2009. She was inspired by Compassionate Cooks, a podcast that is not for the squeamish. Good luck! Meredyth inexplicable thought of us when she lined up beer bottles on her kitchen counter. The occasion? Baking beer bread! See the recipe in our forum. **Greenfeet's Pick-A-Present Promotion is on! Spend $75, pick a present worth up to $20 FREE!** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 10 Dec 2008
SIZE: 19.4 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - ReMake It!

More Hip Than Hippie #198 - ReMake It! Designer Tiffany Threadgould's ReMake It kits turn recyclable materials into functional new products. As the market for recyclables bottoms out, learning to reuse those materials is more important than ever. RePlayGround is a website devoted to crafty ideas for giving discarded scraps new life. The Hipsters ask Tiffany about her inspirations, and about the rumor that she talks to her trash! Also, Val suffers the world's most unexciting back injury and adopts a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val flashed her malt-face, but was able to finish her glass of Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon. The bottle would make a cool lamp! Chocolate: It's always a treat when a package of chocolate shows up in the mail! Thanks to our friends at Zazubean for the organic dark chocolate bars they sent our way. First up: "flirt", 70% cocao with acai and cherries.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Byte me. It looks and smells like a bar of chocolate, but it's actually a solar-powered calculator. Perfect for adding up the calories in your real chocolate bar. Spongeworthy. Gather your pals for a Green Cleaning Party, where everyone mixes their own cleansers. Just don't mix them with your margaritas. Holy Pteropus! Get in on the bidding to name a new species of bat. May we suggest Bruce Wayne?   Hip NewsToken effort. American drivers got out of their cars last summer. Public transit ridership saw its biggest increase in 25 years, thanks in part to $4 a gallon gas. Maybe Detroit can manufacture subway cars. Gorgasm. The President-elect and VP-elect meet with Al Gore this week to discuss economics, alternative energy and green technology. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Rack 'em up! At this time of year you probably have to heat your home at night, but by morning the hot, dry air is tough to take. Listener Karen suggests hanging laundry on a drying rack next to a heat vent. The moisture from the wet clothes humidifies that painfully dry air, and your clothes are ready to wear! ReMake It! Don't just recycle, reincarnate your garbage into usable products! Tiffany Threadgould's ReMake It kits let you turn glass bottles into lampshades, magazines into stationery, wine corks into trivets and bottle caps into magnets. Learn what inspires Tiffany to reinvent recyclables, and try her Hipster Scarf and Potholder project. You'll look like a crafty genius! Scraptastic. Tiffany's studio is called RePlayGround. It's utopia for fellow design junkies. Show 'n Tell. Pick up her series of recycling project books, "This Into That". Watch her video, It's Easy Being Green. Juicy couture. Tiffany works with TerraCycle to turn used juice boxes and foil wrappers into fun products. Trash crash. The market for recyclables has bottomed out, so reusing them really makes sense. No bitchery. Can't sew? That's no excuse! Val swears by her Stitch Witchery.   Listener E-mails Don't make us recycle old questions! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and your New Year's Resolutions at our MHTH forum!   Karen in West Virginia discovered that the computer mouse her son used as a toy, contained a hefty amount of lead. Her lead test kit found other household sources, including phone cords, computer cables and vinyl mini-blinds. Carri in Kansas continues to keep it green in her red state. She's planning to build a strawbale house, complete with goats and a garden. Jenny in Canada (eh!) wonders about the wisdom of getting a gadget that tells you which plants will grow in your soil. She also gives us a heads-up about a new Gardening Mama video game to get the kids interested in plants. Bloomin' beautiful! Maggie in Spain shares a cool find: Paper Water Bottles. **Greenfeet's Pick-A-Present Promotion is on! Spend $75, pick a present worth up to $20 FREE!** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 05 Dec 2008
SIZE: 11.9 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

More Hip Than Hippie #197 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles Before you travel, calculate the carbon footprint for your journey and find the greenest route to take. Over the river and through the woods? Forget it, Grandma's got a condo in Boca Raton! Finding the greenest way to get there takes a little research, and the Hipsters unpack some info to help you get on your way. Also, Dori picks a winner for the Amazing Race, and Val's Christmas lights are better than yours! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: What's the Scuttlebutt about this Porter brewed in Everett, WA? Well, the beer's dark and the label's cute, but it wasn't a Hipster fave. Chocolate: Lovely listener Isabelle in Belfast sent along her favorite Swiss (not Nestle!) chocolate. Camille Bloch Ragusa Noir with truffle filling was a sweet treat, though it left Dori with a napkinful of discarded hazelnuts.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! It's a recycling 2-fer: use an old CD and an old circuit board to create a stylish desk clock. A great conversation piece, made in the USA and affordable at about $25. And oh-so-timely! Eight crazy lights. Hanukkah has gone high-tech with the LED Motherboard Menorah. Adds a geeko-friendly glow to the Festival of Lights.   Hip NewsWorst of Both Worlds. One-third of the toys tested by a non-profit group were positive for chemicals like lead, mercury and cadmium. Among the worst offenders: Hannah Montana brand jewelry items. Identify the toxic toys, and avoid low-cost children's jewelry. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Dish it out! Make the commitment to serve at least one organic dish at your holiday dinner, whether it's the meat, the veggies, the dessert or even the wine. Point it out to your guests if you like; you may convince the meanie at your table to go for seconds! Planes, Trains & Automobiles Off to grandmother's house you go for the holidays! But how does a Hipster travel, by plane? Train? Car? The green solutions vary by the type of trip you're taking and the number of people on board. Use these tools to figure it out, then enjoy your journey! Planes. Generally considered to be the least green option, since their carbon emissions go right into the upper atmosphere. But for long distance travel, flying may be your best choice. Try to purchase carbon offsets. Should you fly? Trains. Rail travel is almost always greener than a car for a single traveller. But a recent report from the Cato Institute argues that "feeder" buses between stations can counteract environmental gains. Should you ride the rails? Automobiles. Carpooling generates the fewest greenhouse gases per passenger, so driving shorter distances with your family or friends could make sense. Make sure your car is well-maintained and not overloaded with crap. Should you drive?   Listener E-mails Your ideas travel fast! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and travel itineraries at our MHTH forum!   Eileen in Dominica unveils her tropical island sanctuary. Calibishie Cove offers low-impact luxury that at least 2 Hipsters would love to experience! Meredyth in Texas alerts us to an article about the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. It seems "recycle" is another word for "incinerate". Elizabeth in St. Paul, MN loves a new iPhone app called the Good Guide, which indexes green products so you can shop for the greater good. Bonus: it's free! Jodi introduces us to Green Changes, a company that creates eco-friendly apparel and helps spread the word about sustainability. **Greenfeet's Pick-A-Present Promotion is on! Spend $75, pick a present worth up to $20 FREE!** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 03 Dec 2008
SIZE: 14.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Around the Collar

More Hip Than Hippie #196 - Green Around the Collar The green economy could soon be the fastest-growing job segment in the United States. Despite rising unemployment, the future looks bright for green collar jobs. The Obama administration wants to create 5 million new jobs in the fields of renewable energy, alternative transportation, research, engineering and more. The Hipsters look at the advantages of green industry and how you can prepare to find employment. Also, Val reveals the secret ingredient for rockin' cranberry sauce! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: A bonny brew from Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Great Scot Organic Pale Ale had us reeling with its smooth golden flavor. Mike Myers would approve. Chocolate: Many thanks to listener Trystan for supplying the Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate bar. At 80%, it was too much for us to finish in one sitting, but it was fun trying! Hip News and Finds Finds: Which coaster are you? These rubber coasters made from recycled automobile tires let you represent. Sorry flyover states! Here is comes to save the day! The Mighty Wallet lives up to its name. Made from a single sheet of Tyvek, it's thin, flexible and almost indestructible. Choose from 2 cool designs: comic pages, or airmail envelopes. Oooh! Aaah! Seriously, this fountain in Japan is the coolest thing that ever happened to water.   Hip NewsBig Bucks. The CEOs of Ford and Chrysler say they'll work for $1 per year if they have to take government bailout money. Ford will also sell their 5 corporate jets. Brew me up, Scotty! Space beer has landed! The Japanese brewed the beverage from barley grown on the International Space Station, and Sapporo is offering tastings to earthlings. Beats the hell out of Tang. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Mission: Recyclable! Should you choose to accept it, your mission for the holiday season is to reduce by half the amount of waste your household generates. This message will self-recycle. Green Around the Collar Need a job? Become a part of the new green economy, which is about to open an industry full of jobs around the world. Learn about the advantages of green collar jobs, where to find them and how to train for one. Researchers at Duke University conclude that green collar jobs present the next frontier for US manufacturing. The green economy is expected to account for roughly 10% of new US jobs over the next 20 years. President-elect Obama wants to invest $150 billion to create 5 million new green collar jobs. Get the training you need at your local community college or green organization. GreenBiz can tell you where job seminars are happening. Go for a degree at one of the top 15 green universities. (yay Chico State!) Young adults can get job training with the Green Corps. The Green Jobs Guidebook is free and full of great info for those wanting to work in California. Good with kids? Camp counselor makes CNN's list of the Top 25 Green Gigs. Sorry, "More Hip Than Hippie" Podcast Co-Host is taken!   Listener E-mails Hot under the collar? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and job openings at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Thanks to Spatially Relevant and Spaced Out Looney for the blog mentions! Amanda in Toronto (eh!) hopes to buy a Toyota Prius, but wants to make sure they're a good choice. Val shares the Prius love. Melissa in Newfoundland (eh!) wonders whether natural sea sponges are worse than plastic bath puffs. Look for farmed sponges, or a natural cellulose alternative. Whitney in Texas wants to know if her polymer clay sculptures are killing her kids! Probably not, but baking them in a toaster oven outdoors may be a good idea. (The sculptures, not the kids.) Maggie in Madrid is a frequent flyer, and wants to offset her carbon. Check with airlines' websites, or visit Carbonfund, NativeEnergy or TerraPass. By the way, it's still "offset" in Spanish! Theresa found the high-tech way to kill weeds without chemicals...using boiling water. Use the gray water you collect in the shower. **Greenfeet's Pick-A-Present Promotion is on! Spend $75, pick a present worth up to $20 FREE! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 26 Nov 2008
SIZE: 20.0 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Trystan's Tips

More Hip Than Hippie #195 - Trystan's Tips Yahoo! Green is a great source of news and ideas for sustainable living. Senior Editor Trystan Bass shares tips for a greener holiday season. We can all use some last-minute tips for getting through the holidays with a lighter footprint. Find out how to set a waste-free table, opt out of the Christmas card crunch and avoid unrecyclable giftwrap. Also, Val reveals her favorite word, and a surprise visit from a listener leaves the Hipsters feeling Mavericky! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: When listener Spanky dropped by More Hip HQ, we took the opportunity to ease his beer burden by liberating 2 bottles of Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Amber Alt Style Beer from his overloaded car. You're welcome. Chocolate: Thanks again to listener Michelle for the care package of chocolate bars. This week's Jacques Torres Brulee Crunch tasted better than it looked...why is it the color of baby poop? Hip News and Finds Finds: Bullseye! The perfect coat hangers for the quirky home have to be Dart Coat Hooks. Mount them on the wall and have guests toss their coats for points. Rock the votive. Crank out those homemade holiday candles with Microwaveable Soy Wax in 1-lb. containers. Don't worry, it comes with ideas and instructions. Ooh, sparkly! Create your own Snow Globe with a jar, some epoxy, a few plastic figurines and a bit of glitter. Easy enough for those of us who are craft-challenged. Scan I help you? Don't chat up that hottie in the bar until you've scanned their ShotCode. Look for the logo on clothing, then use your phone to link your target's online profile. Because saying hello is so exhausting.   Hip NewsShotgun! The CEOs of the Big Three automakers are in talks to carpool together on their next trek to Washington. If only they could find a fuel efficient vehicle... Getta Jetta. Congratulations to Volkswagen, whose 2009 Jetta TDI is "Green Car of the Year". Don't worry Detroit, you'll get 'em next year! The need for Swede. A Swedish company plans to harness human body heat to warm a new office complex. Yep. Here it is, Oxford's Word of the Year for 2008: Hypermiling. Smug Hipsters smile knowingly. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Postal Toasties! Reuse your empty cereal boxes to ship holiday gifts. They're the perfect size for clothing, books and accessories. Or just give the cereal as a gift this year--it ain't cheap! Trystan's Tips We can all use some last-minute tips for getting through the holidays with a lighter footprint. Hipster Trystan Bass from Yahoo! Green provides ideas and inspiration for waste-free entertaining, as well as greener options for cards and giftwrap. She also attempts to pronounce "furoshiki". Entertaining. Trystan recommends a trip to the thrift store for dishes, silver and linens. Also, Bambu veneerware is both chic and compostable. Giftwrap. Look for 100% recycled wrap, or use old comics, maps or sheet music. Fabric bags like Wrapsacks are great too. Feeling knotty? Try furoshiki. Greeting Cards. Personality counts. Make your own photo cards on your computer with recycled paper. If that's not an option, look for recycled greeting cards or those with seeds embedded in them. Gifts. Trystan had a great time putting together the 2008 Green Holiday Gift Guide. Charity. Yahoo! is donating the profits from ads on Yahoo! Green to eco-friendly projects. Vote in their online poll by December 3rd.   Listener E-mails Yahoo! We love to hear from you! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and holiday memories at our MHTH forum!   Shout-outs! Thanks to Carolyn's Blog for the mention, and to Lighter Footstep for the great info on green dry cleaning. Thomas in Ontario (eh!) wants us to help spread the word about supporting new pesticide regulations in his province. You betcha! Stacy in Los Angeles reminds us that our favorite dark chocolates are all dairy-free, like Dagoba and Green & Black's. D'oh! Melody in Seattle shares a funny family story about McMenamins brewpub and her neophyte nephew. Beer almost came out of our noses! **Greenfeet's Pick-A-Present Promotion is on! Spend $75, pick a present worth up to $20 FREE!** Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 21 Nov 2008
SIZE: 21.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Conservation Conversation

More Hip Than Hippie #194 - Conservation Conversation Landowners can protect private property from development long after they're gone, using land trusts and conservation easements. Did you know that about 2 million acres of land is being developed across the US every year? Listener Susan Armstrong works to conserve our open spaces for future generations. She unearths some great info about tools that landowners and concerned citizens can use to permanently protect private property. Also, Val's birthday draws near, and the Hipsters get a Brazilian! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We love the beer-sipping bear on the label of Lang Creek Brewery's Huckleberry n' Honey Ale. So fruity and sweet, you could drink a pint with Boo Boo in Jellystone Park.   Chocolate: Our new favorite listener Michelle sent a care package of Jacques Torres chocolate bars. First up: Midnight Soul 80%, which asks the question, "Do you have the beans to eat this bar?" To which we reply, "We got yer beans RIGHT HERE!"   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Even on a cloudy winter day, you can charge your favorite gadgets with the Solio Solar Charger. It's power on the go directly from the sun. Val never has to be deprived of her iPhone, Kindle or any other gizmo again! Pick a Present! We're giving stuff away at Greenfeet.com, where the annual holiday promotion is underway. Spend $75, pick a free gift worth up to $20!   Hip NewsBreathing is overrated. The EPA is about to weaken the Clean Air Act, making it easier to pollute the air near national parks and wilderness areas. If an appeal is filed, the incoming Obama administration could reverse the policy. Does this mean Bush is stuck between Barack and a barred place? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Cleaning really sucks! Sprucing up the house for company? Reach the places in-between with a DIY extension for your vacuum cleaner. Just scrunch up one end of a wrapping paper roll or paper towel tube, insert it into the end of the vacuum's hose, and suck up those dust bunnies! (Recycle the tube when you're finished.)   Conservation Conversation Did you know that about 2 million acres of land is being developed across the US every year? Hipster Susan Armstrong works to conserve our open spaces for future generations. She unearths some great info about tools that landowners and concerned citizens can use to permanently protect private property. Law of the land. Susan knows her stuff! She's an environmental attorney with Connemara Conservancy, a non-profit land trust in Texas. Wide open spaces. One of the biggest conservation organizations in the world is the Nature Conservancy. Established in 1951, they've protected more than 119 million acres of land. Ease into it. Landowners can manage their property into the future with a conservation easement. Many qualify for tax benefits. To Protect and Conserve. Who looks after the land when an easement is in place? Land trusts are the stewards of conserved property. Buffalo Stance. Billionaire Ted Turner is the largest private-property owner in America, and his goal is conservation. He's also crazy about bison burgers.   Green Gossip Arnold Schwarznegger helps L.A. terminate carbon dioxide. The Governator was on hand as the Staples Center unveiled its new rooftop solar array. Billie Joe Armstrong has a Green Day with (PRODUCT) Red. His custom designed Converse shoes are made with hemp and benefit charity. Madonna has a list of divorce demands which includes that the kids keep to a macrobiotic, vegetarian organic diet when they're with Guy Ritchie. OK, fine. But no TV, DVDs, magazines or newspapers? She scares the crap out of us! Listener E-mails Don't conserve your comments! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and birthday wishes for Val at our MHTH forum! Liz in New York wonders if the bargains at Trader Joe'sare too good to be true. Happy Tofurkey Day to you too! Brian in Tennessee lets off some steam about the AirCar, which has been blowing in the wind for a while now. Meredyth in Texas finally asks the right people about hybrid car batteries and how they're recycled. Kristi in Minneapolis shares an article about the most eco-friendly car in America: the Honda Civic GX, which runs on compressed natural gas. Jessica found 2 great resources for the eco-friendly bibliophile: The Green Library and Greening Your Library. Rodrigo in San Francisco came here from Brazil, where he used this show to improve his English. Can you translate "teenie weenie greenie" without getting your ass kicked? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 19 Nov 2008
SIZE: 19.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Ship It Good!

More Hip Than Hippie #193 - Ship It Good! Eco-conscious consumers can find plenty of options for packaging and shipping this holiday season. You've voted with your dollar by purchasing "green" gifts this holiday season. Don't undo all your good deeds with styrofoam packaging and carbon-spewing shippers! Dori and Val unwrap the greenest options for packing your presents and getting them to Grandma's house, whether it's across town or around the world. Also, the holidays are officially here as Greenfeet kicks off the annual Pick A Present promotion! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: In the name of fairness, we're trying Budweiser American Ale from Anheuser-Busch. They're now owned outright by InBev, the Belgian company who apparently thinks Yanks will fall for this crap.   Chocolate: For the poor confused vegan chocoholic, there's Tropical Source Raspberry Dark Chocolate by SunSpire. Dairy-free and gluten-free, it's actually quite tasty. Hip News and Finds Finds:   For the birdies. Hey golfers, turns out there's more than one way to go for the green! Dixon Earth's eco-friendly golf balls improve the environment while improving your game. Don't forget the biodegradable tees! Mapquest. Say hello to someone on the other side of the globe with World Atlas notecards. Recycled vintage maps are fashioned into a set of 6 cards and envelopes.   Hip NewsThe Decider. The Bush administration bows out with a flurry of last minute rules. See W ease restrictions on factory farms, mine waste, power plant emissions, and drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, among others. Don't let the doorknob hit you on the way out. Sign of the Times. The first eco-friendly billboard in NY's Times Square will light up next month, using only wind and sun power. Energy savings: $12,000 a month(!). Barack Star. President-elect Obama has begun making weekly addresses to Americans via YouTube and his website, Change.gov. Listen to one at the end of this show. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Time to polish the silver! Avoid icky chemical cleansers with a simple paste of baking soda and water on a sponge. Or cover the silver surface with white toothpaste, work it into a foam under warm water, and rinse tarnish away. Minty fresh! Ship It Good! You've voted with your dollar by purchasing "green" gifts this holiday season. Don't undo all your good deeds with styrofoam packaging and carbon-spewing shippers! Dori and Val unwrap the greenest options for packing your presents and getting them to Grandma's house. Packaging. When packing boxes, try to reuse paper, bubble wrap and other materials when possible. Or get biodegradable packing peanuts and leave no waste. Ground shipping takes a little longer, but generates just an eighth of the carbon emissions of air transport. Starting next year, UPS helps clear the air with hydraulic hybrid vehicles. The US Postal Service manages the largest civilian fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in the nation. Order their free envelopes and boxes that are certified green. International shipping gets greener with First Global Xpress. The company puts packages on a direct flight to the destination city, without stops at out-of-the-way hubs. Shipping rebates of up to $500 are available at FreeShipping.com, for a small monthly fee. Online shoppers can choose from over 1000 merchants. Carbon offsets have come a long way, and TerraPass has several excellent programs. Greenfeet purchases carbon offsets for every order shipped, without passing the cost to the customer.   Listener E-mails Lacy in NorCal rides green on her 2-dogpowered Xtracycle. Thanks for the blog mention! Jenny in Ontario, Canada (eh!) carried homemade lunch bags to school before they were cool! Her crafty mom made them from old jackets. Shayna shares the Green & Clean Mom Holiday Gift Guide. Check out picks from our pal Sommer! Ted in Michigan, aka our Beer Bitch, wants to invent a foldable take-out pouch for food, like the ChicoBag. It better carry beer too! Cindy in SoCal is living the green life part-time in Canada. She reviewed a beer for us...well, she tried! Thanks for the attempt, eh! **200th Episode Alert!** We've booked Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, as our special guest! Send us your questions for Ken! (Of course we'll ask him for his porn star name!) Post your thoughts, carbon-free! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and tracking numbers at our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 14 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Lithium

More Hip Than Hippie #192 - Lithium You probably use a lithium battery every day, in a watch or laptop. Discover where it comes from and why its future is uncertain. If the car of tomorrow is electric, chances are, it'll run on lithium-ion batteries. But is there enough to meet our growing demand? Where does lithium come from, how is it produced and who profits? The Hipsters shine a light on this versatile metal. Also, Val gets herself in twouble with Twitter, and plans are afoot for More Hip Episode #200! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Do we detect a little citrus in our Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery? Orange you ready to try some yourself?   Chocolate: A MARS bar? Has Val taken leave of her senses? Nope, turns out their Dove Origins Ecuador dark chocolate bar is part of the candymaker's new cocoa sustainability program. Oh, and it's damn tasty. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Tease your brain with a tavern puzzle made of recycled iron. Based on centuries-old designs, these decorative puzzles are available in different levels of difficulty. Solve the Iron Heart? Now you'll have to deal with the Iron Maiden! (The puzzle, not Val.)   Hip NewsCure for what ales you. Scientists at Rice University have engineered a life-extending brew called BioBeer. Wonder if we'll live long enough to see it hit the market? Blow rider. An air-powered car is on the horizon, thanks to Zero Pollution Motors. Plans call for selling the $20K vehicles directly from factories in nearly every state. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Wrap 'n Roll! Keep those rolls of pricey recycled wrapping paper in good repair with your old stockings or hose. Just slide 'em over the tubes, leaving a few inches exposed at the end so you can see the design on the paper. Knot the fabric so it won't slip down. Or use a garter!     Lithium If the car of tomorrow is electric, chances are, it'll run on lithium-ion batteries. Is lithium the answer to our energy problems, or does it have a few problems of its own? Dori and Val shine some light on this metal and its future on the world's highways. Lithi-ummm... What the heck is it? A soft, lightweight metal found in low concentrations around the globe. Batteries included. Lithium helps to power lots of devices, from watches to laptops to space vehicles. Plugged up. With the advent of electric cars, automakers have big plans for lithium. Can the planet keep up? Buzzkill. At least one study finds that lithium production is environmentally damaging and unsustainable. La Pause. The world's largest deposit of lithium lies in Bolivia, which is not exactly on friendly terms with the U.S.   Listener E-mails Denise in Indiana is amazed by the maglev trains in China, which run clean and green on a magnetic field. James in PA has parked his bike for the winter, after logging more than 2,000 miles riding to work. Great job! Here's his blog. Faith in New Jersey has set some lofty green goals for 2009. She also blames us for that dream about Ringo Starr and a bar of Dagoba Lavender chocolate. Was there a Yellow Submarine involved? Jen in Portland is a former Chicoan who named her cat Sierra Nevada, after the beer! Which reminds us... **200th Episode Alert!** We've booked Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, as our special guest! Send us your questions for Ken! (Of course we'll ask him for his porn star name!) Flex your power! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and pictures of Nirvana at our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 12 Nov 2008
SIZE: 15.7 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Recycling Week

More Hip Than Hippie #191 - Recycling Week November 10th - 16th is Recycling Week all over the world. This is the week to start that recycling program at home or in the workplace. The Hipsters sort through statistics and extract the facts about how materials are recovered and reused. You'll learn why you should put paper, glass, steel and electronics back to work! Also, Val celebrates her recent marriage (?) and goes on to win a Major Award! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Gaze upon the amber goodness of Mirror Pond Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR. A fine, if unoriginal, offering that earned a combined 9 hips. Chocolate: Yes, it's back! Dori chose the lesser of 2 evil nuts and came up with Green & Black's Organic Bittersweet Dark 60% Chocolate with Hazelnuts & Currants. Hip News and Finds Finds: Rudolph's secret. It's Solar Powered Christmas Lights! No power outlet required; they just soak up the sun by day, then you would even say they glow in the dark. Puffins & Meerkats & Lynx, oh my! Even the Meanie on your list will love the World Wildlife Fund's Animal Adoption program. Choose an endangered critter from anywhere on Earth; your $50 "adoption" fee includes a certificate, photo and adorable stuffed version of your animal. Hip Trips. The path to sustainability is dotted with hotels, tours and destinations. Find the greenest of the green at Whole Travel, and plan your journey.   Hip NewsBushwhacking. President-elect Obama is reviewing all of W's executive orders, including the most recent attempts to open up drilling near national parks and monuments. Covering their ashes. Recycling companies announce their new e-Steward Initiative to certify safe practices in their industry. Watch 60 Minutes much? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Queasy does it! The next time you have tummy trouble, don't reach for the pink bottle. Cook up a pot of rice, using at least twice as much water as you normally would. Then strain out the rice and drink the water, hot or cold. The proteins in the rice will settle your bowels and hydrate your body. Note to self: sake is not a good substitute!   Recycling Week This is the week to start that recycling program at home or in the workplace. Paper, glass and steel are easy to take out of the waste stream and put back to work. Electronic waste and household hazardous waste need special treatment, but are worth the effort. E-waste is growing at 3 times the rate of other municipal waste. But it's really a resource of reusable material. Learn more about e-waste recycling. Paper consumed in the US hit a record 56% recovery rate last year. That's 360 lbs. for every man, woman and child in the country! Paper recycling is easy and it works. Glass can be recycled infinitely without losing its purity or strength. But sorting colors can be confusing. Here's the lowdown on glass recycling. Steel is recycled in the US more than aluminum, glass, paper and plastic combined. It's easy to separate from aluminum; just use a magnet! Find out about the benefits of steel recycling. Household Hazardous Waste is anything that might blow up, catch fire, or poison someone. Americans generate 1.6 million tons of the stuff per year. Let the professionals handle HHW recycling.   Listener E-mails Want to recycle an old question? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and congrats to Val on her recent marriage (!) at our MHTH forum!   Melody in Seattle wonders if compostable products are OK, since corn is such a resource-intensive crop. Look for goods made from non-GMO corn, organic if possible. Alternatives include bamboo and sugar cane. Joanne in Calgary (eh!) shares the Canadian Broadcasting Corp's initiative called One Million Acts of Green. We think it's positively brilliant! Fonda in Missouri is a traveling yoga teacher who likes the humorous approach to being green. Thanks for the praise, Fonda, but we're still not giving up beer for tea. Maggie in Spain is still looking for your eco-geek jokes...and provides one of her own. Please, bring the funny so she won't have to! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! Hey, thanks for reading all the way through the shownotes! Now buy yourself something nice! Take 15% off your next Greenfeet order by using this code at checkout: SHOWNOTES Hurry, offer expires November 17, 2008!More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Fri, 07 Nov 2008
SIZE: 21.3 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Heavy Metal

More Hip Than Hippie #190 - Heavy Metal We all know that exposure to lead can cause a variety of health problems. The threat of exposure to this heavy metal is more common than you may realize. Once hailed as the father of all metals, lead has fallen out of favor because of its dangerous properties. But remnants of lead remain. Are you and your family at risk? We'll examine a few places where lead may be hiding in your home or community, and help you to protect yourself. Beer and...well, just Beer: Beer: Was it the Labrador on the label that made Val reach for a bottle of Pale Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing? Or was it the chance to drink another beer from Idaho? Either way, we're glad she got her paws on it. This very tasty brew gave us something to cry in when we realized we had no chocolate. Again. Stop the madness.   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Lead-free and lovable XEKO Pals are perfect presents for the teenie weenie greenies in your life. The soy-stuffed critters are designed as companions to the XEKO trading cards, but Val's Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur has a place of honor on her desk. Dressed to the ca-nines. Keep your rottweiler roasty and your terrier toasty with the Hound Hoodie. This eco-friendly dog coat is custom fit for Fido and features a removable pom-pom on the hood, so you can humiliate him at will.   Hip NewsGreat Eggspectations. California voters approve Proposition 2, which improves living conditions for hens and other factory farm animals. Look for the initiative in other states soon. We mold you so. Rainforests to the rescue again, as scientists discover a fungus that makes diesel compounds from cellulose. Greeniuses. A British study finds that the smarter your kids are, the more likely they are to vote pro-environment as adults. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sock it to 'em! Tired of that tangle of cords leading into your power strip? Cut the toe end off a trouser sock and run a bundle of cords right through it. Just make sure no one's wearing it first!   Heavy Metal Once hailed as the father of all metals, lead has fallen out of favor because of its dangerous properties. But remnants of lead remain. Are you and your family at risk? We'll examine a few places where lead may be hiding in your home or community, and help you to protect yourself. Metal Ages. Reading the history of lead, you'll find humans have been mad about it since the dawn of recorded time. Metal health. The effects of lead poisoning can be reversed in adults, but are much more dangerous for kids. Mislead. Hidden risks for exposure can be found in your home, your garden...even your own body! Get the lead out. Use a home lead test kit to detect it on any surface within seconds. Check your tap water as well.   Green Gossip   Stella McCartney gets a spot in Dad's trophy case. She won the first ever award for Green Designer of the Year from the Accessories Council. Stella launched her leather- and fur-free line in 2006. Tom Green cashes in on his last name by hosting a new game show for Planet Green. "Go for the Green" tests your Eco-Q every Saturday night at 8. Listener E-mails Patrick in NC thinks Val should consider the VW Jetta TDI wagon for her next car. It gets 45 mpg on the highway, and could run on biodiesel. But does it have cupholders? Melissa in Minnesota is thrilled that her state voted to raise taxes in order to clean up and preserve the great outdoors. Uffta! Eileen in Dominica sent an article about the world's most unusual chocolate entrepreneurs. Hello, is anybody out there? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and congrats to President-elect Obama at our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 05 Nov 2008
SIZE: 13.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Rainforest Rx

More Hip Than Hippie #189 - Rainforest Rx Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Why should you care? Among other things, these ecosystems are a rich source of natural medicines. You or someone you know probably benefits from the drugs derived from rainforest plants. Cancer? Diabetes? Arthritis? All are treated with compounds found in the rainforest. But we're losing these medicinal plants faster than we can explore their potential. The Hipsters trek into nature's medicine cabinet and learn about the challenges of saving it. Also, Val tries to defend Donald Trump, and Dori says goodbye to her "Bono in 2008" bumper sticker! Beer and...well, just Beer: Beer: OK, it was the name that inspired Val to pick up a big ol' bottle of Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale from Beer Valley Brewing in Oregon. Crisp and hoppy, this is a great stand-alone beverage. That's a good thing, because we didn't have any chocolate! D'oh! (Feel free to pop some in the mail. Help a Hipsta out!)   Hip News and Finds Finds: Cell mates. Rechargeable batteries just became more user-friendly with the USBCELL. The top plugs into any USB port, charging while you work. Thanks to listener Bryllyg for the Tweet on this! Wile E. Coyote approves. If you love the idea of a sack lunch but hate the waste, pack your pita in an ACME recycled cotton lunch bag. 100% lead-free, and even comes in a limited edition "brown paper bag" color option. Wasting away. Never get caught without a trash bin again! The Clothespin Waste/Trash Can offers a frame to transform any bag into a garbage bag. Folds flat for trashy travelers.   Hip News Laddie & the Trump. The Scottish government approves The Donald's new mega-golf course, despite objections from local officials and environmentalists. Soon the only birdies found there will be on a scorecard. T-VIPs. New Energy Star compliant TVs are now on the market, just in time for the holidays and the digital switch. They're 30% more energy efficient, but most of the shows still suck. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Bastes great, less filling! That turkey baster doesn't get much use after Thanksgiving, so use it to freshen the water in your flower arrangements. Just suction up the dirty water with the baster, and the blooms stay in place. Remember to clean it well before your next turkey dinner!   Rainforest Rx Tropical rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Why should you care? Among other things, these ecosystems are a rich source of natural medicines. Learn how a rainforest plant or herb could treat someone you love someday, and how you can support efforts to end their senseless destruction. Botanical treasures abound within tropical rainforests. They yield treatments for malaria, tumors and muscular disorders, just to name a few. Did you know that one and a half acres of rainforest are lost every second? Arm yourself with the facts about rainforest destruction for your next run-in with a skeptic. Want to adopt a rainforest? Or drink coffee to help the cause? You can do that and more with the Rainforest Alliance. You're never too young to save the planet! Get kids involved with the Rainforest Heroes program. Help is just a click away. Visit Care2's Race for the Rainforest.   Listener E-mails Liz in Wisconsin is a Hipster who can appreciate the constructive use of beer bottles. Melinda in SC is one of many listeners happy about Amazon's Frustration-Free Packaging. No more "wrap rage"! Moises in Hong Kong, one of our original Hipsters, mends a broken heart and recommends a raw vegan diet espoused by Gabriel Cousens MD. Te queremos Moy! Alisha in Virginia has turned her hubby into a planeteer! Except for the fridge thing...but we found the solution! Alyssa in Washington makes some fine beer suggestions, but we're really intrigued by her other idea: Mafia names! C'mon, Carla DeLucci, what's the formula? We'll make you an offer you can't refuse... Can't see the forest for the trees? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles and links at our MHTH forum! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Sat, 01 Nov 2008
SIZE: 17.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Heat Is On

More Hip Than Hippie #188 - The Heat Is On Home heating is a hot topic as we head into winter. Energy-efficient heating alternatives abound. Chilly fall nights have Dori and Val thinking about how to heat our homes without harming the planet, or the pocketbook. Nearly all American homes are heated with fossil fuels or electricity. Learn about some options to help homeowners and apartment-dwellers kick the oilcan! Also, Val has bats in her belfry for Halloween, and a listener makes an offer the Hipsters can't refuse! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Thanks again to Val's hip in-laws for the great big bottle of Boatyard Bitter Ale from Port Townsend Brewing in Washington. Bitter, party of two! Chocolate: Behold an organic delight from Terra Nostra. The smooth, subtle Double Dark Truffle 60% cacao bar gets a Double Dang! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Need an easy, efficient way to heat your home? Val loves her EcoFan Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan. The warmth from the stove powers the blades, which circulate air right where you want it. Bonus: the fan is quieter than her 10-year-old kid. Green 'zine. Peruse the pages of a new online magazine called Coco Eco. Set your own ambience as you glean tips for being glamorously green. Buy polar. Stuff a stocking with a set of 6 "planet earth" bottle cap magnets. Or keep them on your fridge to remind you to buy organic beer.   Hip NewsBlightmares. The Blacksmith Institute thoughtfully made a list of the 10 biggest pollutions problems that should be keeping you up at night. Pod Almighty. Chrysler's new Peapod EV hits the streets in 2010. Well, at 25 mph, it kinda taps the streets. But this is one pimped out golf cart. It completes us. The all-electric MINI E is in the pilot phase before its official debut. Among its cool features: a giant yellow electrical plug painted on the roof. Sold! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Peel away stains! With all the citrus fruit coming into season now, it's time to clean up your cups and saucers. Shake some salt onto a piece of citrus peel, then use it to buff away tea stains and such. We recommend salted limes; when you finish, just add tequila and relax with a Margarita!   The Heat Is On Chilly fall nights have Dori and Val thinking about how to heat our homes without harming the planet, or the pocketbook. Nearly all American homes are heated with fossil fuels or electricity. Learn about some options to help homeowners and apartment-dwellers kick the oilcan! Wood pellets. Made from recycled wood waste, they burn efficiently and are easy to store. Tulikivi stoves. The Finnish company produces soapstone stoves that warm surfaces in a room without drying the air. The fire burns so hot, wood is totally vaporized. No waste! EcoFire Super Grate. By supplying a light pattern of air to the base of the fire, this grate increases the temperature of the fire, reducing pollutants. Easy to install, fits most fireplaces. Biodiesel. Non-toxic, renewable, with no retrofitting required. But price and availability may be obstacles. The National Biodiesel Board has all the info you need. Gel fireplace. More for ambience than heat, these portable fireplaces burn cans of alcohol. They burn clean and require no venting. Geo-exchange. Use the earth's own heat storage system to heat your home in winter and cool it in summer. It's good enough for George Bush's Texas ranch, and over a million more US homes. Inverter heat pump. Like a reversible refrigerator, the pump extracts heat from one location and transfers it to another. Quiet and efficient. Radiant floor heating. Heat rises from insulated wires beneath the floor, warming surfaces and keeping air temperature lower. Listener E-mails Got a burning question? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and hot topics at our MHTH forum! Trystan at Yahoo! Green reminds us to pick up dishware and linens at thrift stores for holiday entertaining on the cheap. She'll look for us at the Green Festival in SF, Nov 14-16th. Stay tuned for details on a possible Hipster Meet-up! Ted in Michigan plans to Reverse Trick or Treat with fair trade goodies this year. He also offered to fill an important seat in our Hipster Cabinet. Ted, welcome to the administration! Dakkar sent a story about the winner of the 2008 Green Earth Design competition. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving!Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! Add us to your friends on Facebook and MySpace! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.    

DATE: Wed, 29 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Shot or Not?

More Hip Than Hippie #187 - Shot or Not? Should you get a flu shot this year? What are the side effects? Is there mercury in the flu vaccine? Flu season is right around the corner, and health officials say this is the time to get your flu shot. The Hipsters roll up their sleeves and investigate what goes into the flu vaccine, and poke around the controversy surrounding this annual rite of winter. Learn alternatives to getting a shot and ways to prevent influenza from striking. Also, Dori boils about eggs and Val impersonates Switzerland (without the yodeling)! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Thar she brews! Hop Diggidy India Pale Ale from Port Townsend Brewing Co. in Washington. Great flavor in a big bottle with a really cool label. Hipster Hall O' Fame. Chocolate: Smooth and gooey Lindt Creation 70% Cherry & Chili bar. Probably very nice paired with red wine. Beer, not so much. Hip News and Finds Finds: Full of scrap. Keep leftovers out of the landfill with a Bokashi indoor composter. Beneficial bacteria produce quick, odor-free compost without using slimy disgusting nightmare-inducing worms. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Fishful thinking. The ocean called, and it's running out of sushi! Choose wisely with new sushi guides from Monterey Bay Aquarium, EDF and the Blue Ocean Institute. Downstairs captain? Um, if you own one of these, you must fill the gaping hole in your personal hygiene with Man Junk. It's organ-ick.   Hip NewsBummer-free zone. The heavily patriotized US Interior Dept. is in a big hurry to ease rules protecting endangered species before W leaves office. Won't get fueled again. Lower gas prices aren't luring wary drivers back to the road. Demand is down 6.4% from a year ago. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Keep score! Find out how your US Congressperson voted on environmental issues this year. The League of Conservation Voters released their 2008 scorecard, looking at House and Senate votes on energy, climate, public lands and more. (Good job, Vermont!)   Shot or Not? Flu season is right around the corner, and health officials say this is the time to get your flu shot. Should you do it? What are the alternatives? Dori and Val roll up their sleeves and investigate what goes into the flu vaccine, and poke around the controversy surrounding this annual rite of winter. Take a shot. The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for certain populations at risk. Mercury rising. How much is too much mercury? Be aware that flu shots contain the heavy metal. Pig in a poke. It's a little known fact: influenza vaccine may contain traces of a product made from raw pork, as well as other viruses. Pharm aid. The FluMist vaccine is a nasal spray owned by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Avoid it if you're allergic to eggs. Fraud couple. Some say the flu shot is a scam perpetrated by the government and drug companies. Flu the coop. A few simple health habits will help you prevent flu from spreading to your household or workplace. Squash the bug. Fall foods boost the immune system naturally. Eat garlic, onions and brightly colored fruits and vegetables. (Val uses a Vita-Mix.) Wash 'em all down with green tea. Listener E-mails Take a shot at fame! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and chicken soup recipes at our MHTH forum! Corri in Philadelphia reads Back Home magazine, and learned about recycling used discs (and cases too!) at CD Recycling Center America. BTW, love your porn star name! Jackie in Ontario, Canada (eh!) actually got to use her porn star name, without taking off her clothes. Nice work, Shasta Westbury! Jamie at KAYU wants us to know that her company's bamboo glasses are pricey for a good reason. They donate $50 from each purchase to fund a sight-restoring operation in Africa or Asia. Ah, now we see! Weston invites Hipsters to participate in a Gorgeously Green Recipe Contest. It's your chance to be published in an international cookbook. Michelle & Virginia in NY provide words of wisdom from one of Val's ancestors, Ben Franklin. Can you detect the family resemblance? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com.

DATE: Wed, 22 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Springboard Biodiesel

More Hip Than Hippie #186 - Springboard Biodiesel Mark Roberts, CEO of Springboard Biodiesel, discusses BioPro automated biodiesel processors. We know biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative fuel that is non-polluting, non-toxic and petroleum free. Why aren't we all using it? If you own a vehicle with a diesel engine, you could start now. Dori and Val chat with Mark Roberts about his company's line of biodiesel processors for consumers. Mark talks about what goes in and what comes out of the machines, and reveals what RVO stands for. He also reveals his bodacious porn star name! Also, Jillicious is here to celebrate her birthday with the Hipsters. (No, Dori will not hold her purse.) Beer and Chocolate: Beer: How do you make three Hipsters happy? A big-ass bottle of Maximus India Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, CA is a great start. Chocolate: Lucuma Matata? Endangered Species Organic Health Dark Chocolate with Goldenberry and Lucuma is good for you and for the planet. And it's darn tasty too. Hip News and Finds Finds: Shades of green. Painting indoors? Breathe easy with Benjamin Moore's Natura line of VOC-free interior paints. Available nationwide next spring. Rock your bodice. The crafty folks at Real Simple put together a "wardrobe malfunction kit" for garment gaffes. Nipple jewelry not included. Shade trees. Get plastic out of your sight with a pair of handcrafted bamboo sunglasses. For every pair purchased, KAYU sponsors one sight-restoring surgery in the developing world. Toothiness. Are you fascinated by a certain Senator's pearly whites? Enjoy this website celebrating Joe Biden's teeth.   Hip NewsMt. Bushmore. The Prez is about to ease restrictions on mountain-top removal mining. Don't let the doorknob hit you on the way out. In-EV-itable. Nissan Motors will sell an affordable electric car in the US by 2010. Scampi scandal. Leading US retailers are selling shrimp produced in sweatshop conditions, according to a report. Et tu, Trader Joe's? Making a dif-France. In order to save energy, the Eiffel Tower's lights now twinkle half as long as they used to. They also want 3 months of vacation every year. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Clash 'n Carry! Repurpose an old photo album as a reference book for decorating. Instead of snapshots, fill it with paint chips and fabric swatches, then take it along when you shop for furnishings. So when you buy new curtains, you won't have to repaint! Springboard Biodiesel Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative fuel that is non-polluting, non-toxic and petroleum free. Why aren't we all using it? If you own a vehicle with a diesel engine, you could start now. Dori and Val chat with Mark Roberts, CEO of Springboard Biodiesel, about his company's line of biodiesel processors for consumers. Mark discusses what goes in and what comes out of the machines, as well as the future of the fuel. Just brew it. Mark's company acquired the BioPro family of automated biodiesel processors this year. HQ is here in Chico, CA. Fuel's gold. Will using biodiesel void the warranty on your vehicle? Umm, no. Get the facts about the fuel. Grease is the word. But RVO is the acronym when you're talking about biodiesel. Listener E-mails Your ideas fuel our show! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and birthday wishes for Jillicious at our MHTH forum! Jennifer in Pittsburgh listened to every More Hip episode in just 60 days! We don't know how she finds time to be president of her high school's Conservation, Fishing & Hunting Club. She thinks Hipsters in Canada (eh!) will enjoy Green Beaver (ahem!) and she also likes Merry Hempsters. Karen in Texas helped a young supermarket bagger "get with the program" after he tried to put her reusable totes into a plastic bag. Yippee Ki Yay! Myka is successfully greening her workplace. She shares a couple of finds: PodSwap keeps used iPods out of the landfill, and RewareVintage sells notebooks made of recycled vintage records. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva, MoreHipDori and JRich9 at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com, where the Fall Home Sale is underway!

DATE: Fri, 17 Oct 2008
SIZE: 16.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Gifting the Meanie

More Hip Than Hippie #185 - Gifting the Meanie We all have someone on our gift list who doesn't appreciate our eco-friendly offerings. Some may be downright hostile. So how does the Greenie gift the Meanie? A donation to the Sierra Club probably won't do the trick. The Hipsters share ideas that have worked for them, and will hopefully take the "resent" out of "present"! If not, Val suggests the ultimate solution... Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Refreshing St. Wilbur Weizen from Bayern Brewing in Missoula, Montana. Their brewmasters adhere to the German Law of Purity of 1516. Bet they're fun at a party. Chocolate: By Chocovic, the Bitter Dark 71% Unique Origin Guaranda from Ecuador. This is Dori's go-to bar when she needs a quick fix. Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Set your lunch free...of wasted paper. Litter Free Lunch Napkins are soft cotton cloths sold in sets of 5, so you can take a fresh one to work each day. Choose from a variety of styles and colors. You could even personalize them with stitching or appliques. Bon appetit! Code hard cash. Fundraising can be as easy as Z-I-P! A program called ZipGoesGreen will sell customized eco-friendly products featuring your ZIP code, and 25% goes to your cause. The Remedy. Tired of musicians who don't care about the planet? Meet Jason Mraz.   Hip NewsUnleaded. Facing legal action, the Environmental Protection Agency will order industry to get the lead out of our air. Fortunate sun. The "economic rescue bill" sweetened the deal for consumers to go solar. Impure thoughts. A new study finds bottled water is--wait for it--no more pure than tap water. But still 1900 times as expensive. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Use your Tupper Where? Listener DeeDee in Mississippi lets her kids make sand castles on the beach with her old Tupperware. (Hope it didn't attract any burping seals!) Another idea: fill containers with soil to start seeds for your garden. Oh, there are multi-levels of uses! Gifting the Meanie We all have someone on our gift list who doesn't appreciate our eco-friendly offerings. Some may be downright hostile. So how does the Greenie gift the Meanie? A donation to the Sierra Club probably won't do the trick. Dori and Val share ideas that have worked for them, and will hopefully take the "resent" out of "present"! Jewelry. For pricier pieces, look for vintage gold and conflict-free diamonds. Or keep it cheap with recycled glass baubles. Gift baskets. Fill a Fair Trade basket with organic goodies like nuts, fruit, chocolates, coffee, tea, cocoa or wine. Natural personal care products are another useful indulgence. Home. Green decor doesn't have to look like it came from a commune. Stylish baskets, natural fiber throws and recycled glass vases are sure to impress. A living plant is also a nice touch. Gift certificates. Give the Meanie a fun outing, whether it's a theme park, a movie or just dinner on the town. Include a coupon for babysitting. Stylish stuff. Eco-friendly gadgets and trinkets abound. Whatever your Meanie is into, you can find a fun gift that shows you're paying attention. Inspiration. Take a look at Dave Evans' book, Cool Green Stuff, for an endless supply of ideas. Listener E-mails Been meaning to write in? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and green gift ideas at our MHTH forum! Ex-MTV Alison in North Carolina sent a link to a story about RecycleBank. Soon Greenfeet will be one of their partners! Carrie in PA wonders if she should compost those biodegradable goods. Yes and no, but either way, they're still a better choice than plastic. Michelle in New York enjoyed this story about an outdoor gym made entirely of recycled wood and other materials. Maggie in Madrid, Spain says the green movement is blooming in that fair city. She'd love to hear some funny green jokes. Anyone? Anyone? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 15 Oct 2008
SIZE: 18.4 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Dirty Gold

More Hip Than Hippie #184 - Dirty Gold Many of us wear a gold ring as a symbol of love. But we don't love the 20 tons of mine waste generated to produce that one gold ring. The production of gold jewelry is often harmful to the environment and to the communities nearby. The Hipsters dig up the dirt on gold mining, and find a mother lode of ideas for consumers. Also, Dori dictates a letter to Ford Motor Company, and Val offsets her carbon. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Dark, malty Lava Rock Porter from Dick's Brewing Co. in Centralia, WA. And yes, we made fun of the name like a couple of 12-year-olds. Chocolate: Another amazing offering from Caffe Acapella. The Cappuccino Connoisseur is a flavorful bar of velvety chocolate lust dipped in milky espresso desire. We need a cold shower. Hip News and Finds Finds: Groovy. Party like a Rockstar with lovely drink charms cut from old vinyl records. They come in a set of 6 colorful stars. Red is the new green. Wrap your holiday gifts in natural ribbon. Soy-based inks provide the rich red hue, and water-based adhesives hold it together. The ribbon is also biodegradable, so unlike Santa, it won't be around forever.   Hip NewsSelling short. Lawmakers are putting climate legislation on hold as they try to stabilize the economy. They can only handle one meltdown at a time. Hot Wheels. As more SUV owners default on their car loans, they're turning to arson for answers. The rest can't afford enough gas to start a fire. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Let nature inn! Consider putting up a feeder or house for your furry and feathered friends this winter. Loss of habitat may put on pressure for survival during harsh weather. Help a critter out! Dirty Gold Many of us wear a gold ring as a symbol of love. But we don't love the 20 tons of mine waste generated to produce that one gold ring. The production of gold jewelry is often harmful to the environment and to the communities nearby. Dori and Val dig up the dirt on gold mining, and find a mother lode of ideas for consumers. Gold Diggers. Mines are often located in environmentally sensitive areas. Local people and wildlife suffer the consequences. Gold standard. The "No Dirty Gold" campaign established these Golden Rules for more responsible gold mining. Glittering. Wal-Mart and Tiffany are trying to clean up the gold industry. Tarnished. Other retailers don't seem too concerned about it. (C'mon, Target!) Gold dust. Shop for antique or vintage jewelry instead of new gold. Support jewelers like GreenKarat and Brilliant Earth, who recycle and reuse old pieces. Listener E-mails Got any golden ideas for the show? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and nuggets of wisdom at our MHTH forum! Liz in Wisconsin has much to share. First, is this greenwashing? Second, cold brew coffee in a pasta sauce jar! Third, great tips to reuse an Altoids tin. Thanks, and we'll post your pomegranate recipe on the forum! Kevin in Illinois wants to defend himself from those "new carpet" fumes. Open the windows wide, or better yet, look for an eco-friendly brand of carpet. Lisa in Wisconsin shared an article about pint-size Eco-Police making parents proud and/or crazy. Julie in Arizona is now having green nightmares about wasting water! She'd also like a coupon from Greenfeet. OK, 2 words: Newsletter & Twitter. Vanessa in Israel wants to talk with other Hipsters outside the US to share green info. You got it: international listeners, let us know where you are, and we'll set up a spot for you on the forum! By the way Vanessa, tell your hubby that fish pedicures are now illegal in Washington. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 10 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Fair Trade Facts

More Hip Than Hippie #183 - Fair Trade Facts October is Fair Trade Month. So what does that really mean? Dori and Val fill in the facts about fair trade standards, who benefits from them, and how you can participate. You'll learn to find and identify products that are doing a world of good. Also, the Hipsters discuss chickens with PMS and get a visit from a couple of Looney Tunes! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: A taste of home! Sierra Nevada Brewery here in Chico, CA presents their 12th Release Harvest wet hop ale. A big-ass bottle of happiness. Chocolate: When coffee meets caramel, good things happen. Acapella's Caramel Macchiato Classico bar inspires adjectives usually reserved for romance novels: bold but silky, smooth yet firm, and so satisfying...is it getting hot in here? Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Environmental fashion is fun and funky with Flip Top earrings from Kim Dinnen Designs. They're made from recycled soda can flip tops, recovered from the banks of the Sacramento and American Rivers. A colorful bead adds style to these affordable treasures. Dolly Carton. Nothing is more fun than a cardboard box, except maybe a recycled cardboard Dollhouse. Pre-cut with rooms and spyholes, it's ready to be customized by a creative kid.   Hip NewsCritters are quitters. Half the mammals on Earth are in decline, according to a scientific survey. New to the list: the Tasmanian devil. Hang in there, Taz! Purely swell. Dell plans to transition all new laptop displays to LED in the next 12 months. Dude! You're getting a lighter footprint! Meatless. Ellen DeGeneres has come out--as a vegan. She made the announcement, not over an airport loudspeaker, but while attending an animal rights benefit. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Gift Globally. Make the commitment to purchase at least one Fair Trade item for your holiday gift-giving this year. Your purchase will help lift up people and communities where it's more than the thought that counts. Fair Trade Facts October is Fair Trade Month. So what does that really mean? Dori and Val fill in the facts about fair trade standards, who benefits from them, and how you can participate. You'll learn to find and identify products that are doing a world of good! Label of love. The very fine folks at TransFair USA certify products in America. Look for their label.Getting buy. Here's a list of retailers and restaurants carrying certified goods. Don't forget to check your local bookstores and social justice organizations. Spend of the world. Ebay knows your shopping shapes the world. Now they're doing a World of Good. Fair force. Ready to act? Co-op America's Fair Trade Alliance invites you to become an advocate. Hip service. Greenfeet features a fabulous collection of Fair Trade finds. Fill your flat! Listener E-mails Got a fairly good question? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and trade secrets at our MHTH forum! Lisa in Michigan raves about a great recycling program called Paper Retriever, where they make every page count. Mike and Cindy want to buy environmentally responsible carpeting. We suggest Flor and Shaw. Hey, are you guys in the Brady Bunch? Julia in Florida needs an alternative to plastic bags in her trash can. We like BioBags. Now use these to keep those plastic bags away. (BTW, we love your porn star name!) Beth gets all the poop about the joys of cloth diapers, on a forum called Diaper Swappers. Hilary thought we would enjoy this story about candy shaped like beer glasses. She was correct. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 08 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Kernel of Truth

More Hip Than Hippie #182 - Kernel of Truth We've seen the television ads touting High Fructose Corn Syrup as "natural". Could it be true? The Hipsters stalk the source of this campaign, and try to find their way through a maze of facts and falsehoods. Also, Val pulls out a condom question, and Dori gets her pomegranate popped! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The 12-oz bottles of Hale's Ales Mongoose IPA are just too small for such a fine brew. Rikki-Tikki-Tasty! Chocolate: Two handmade treats from our new favorite listener, Karin in SoCal. She sent BonBonBar's Single Malt Scotch and Malt candy bars. They contain no artificial ingredients or high fructose corn syrup, we might add. A full 12 hips, and Karin, send more please! Hip News and Finds Finds: Trick or Trade. There's still time to scare up a bag of Fair Trade Halloween candy from Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates. Grape expectations. Put your wine to work! Etica Fair Trade wine earmarks a portion of their proceeds for social development in the countries where they do business. Their website shows you exactly what goes into the cost of your bottle.   Hip NewsThe color of money. A major shift to renewable energy and efficiency is expected to produce 4.2 million new environmentally friendly "green" jobs over the next three decades, according to a study commissioned by the nation's mayors. Shock absorber. Using tax credits, the US government will put $7,500 toward your purchase of a Chevy Volt. Use your extra money to buy GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz a muzzle. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Press Record. Make an audio recording of an older member of your family. Let them reminisce about their childhood, relatives and life in a simpler time. Make copies on CD or cassette and give them as holiday gifts. Memories are free, yet priceless! Kernel of Truth We've seen the television ads touting High Fructose Corn Syrup as "natural". Could it be true? Dori and Val stalk the source of this campaign, and try to find their way through a maze of facts and falsehoods. We learned that the sweetener was introduced in the 1970's to protect US corn farmers, and to lower grocery prices. Is HFCS making our lives sweeter, or shorter? Pone Express. Surprise! It's the Corn Refiners Association behind those TV ads. Aw, shucks! Earlier this year, the FDA decided that HFCS is indeed natural, much to the delight of Big Corn. WTFructose? You can call it "natural', but it takes a man-made process to create the sweetener. Candy corn. HFCS certainly has its advantages, according to the corn folks. An earful. While inconclusive, research suggests a link to diabetes, obesity and other ills. Listener E-mails Got a question popping in your head? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and sweet nothings at our MHTH forum! Shout-out! Thank you Allison, who mentioned us on her blog for the Healthy Schools Campaign. Isabel in Belfast, UK needs a cutting board, and wonders which wood is best. We recommend bamboo. Make sure to wash and dry it thoroughly. Courtney in Denver is a Hipster college student who lives in a LEED dorm, carries a ChicoBag and keeps a bar of Dagoba Eclipse on hand at all times. You have learned well, young Grasshopper. Emmms in London seeks eco-friendly contraception. A vegan condom is hard to find. (sorry!) Check out Emmms' blog too. Michelle in Sydney believes we're all making a difference with the small steps we take. She gave up beef and now eats...Roo. Oh, bother. Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 03 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Feast of Fall

More Hip Than Hippie #181 - Feast of Fall Fall fruits and vegetables aren't just fun to look at, they do a body good! Those plump melons and leafy greens pack a bounty of nutrients to keep us well through the winter. Dori and Val call out the season's superstars, and help you figure out what to do with them. Also, a listener puts her cheap vodka to good use, and we end the show with Stephen Colbert interviewing GM Chairman Bob Lutz about electric cars. Hipsterlarious! Beer and Chocolate: Wine: The first rainstorm of Fall got us in the mood for a bottle of red. After a frantic search for a corkscrew, we poured our pint glasses full of Well Re(a)d from Heartswork Winery in Collegeville, CA. It's organic and sulfite-free, and didn't make Val sick! Chocolate: Okay, we were afraid of this Vivani Feine Bitter 85% cacao organic dark chocolate bar from Alex in Denmark. But paired with the red wine, it was a decadent delight. (Check out the fun English translation on their site. It'll make wine come out your nose!) Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Celebrate Fair Trade Month with a set of 3 stylish RuMe Totes, in your choice of coordinating colors. Made in South Korea under strict Fair Trade standards, these sturdy bags are also available in a mini-size for Val's early morning trips to the liquor store! Clean election. If you're sick of all the mud-slinging, wash it away with Feel Good & Vote soap. Now you can really let politics get you in a lather. Stick 'em up. Turn your old beer and wine labels into custom fridge magnets with an easy DIY idea from Ready Made magazine. Use the magnets to hold up your other beer and wine labels.   Hip NewsAuto-man empire. President Bush signed a $25 billion loan package for the struggling auto industry. Now the CEOs can fill their gas tanks. Bag the plastic. Wal-Mart will cut plastic-bag waste by a third in the next 5 years, mostly outside the US. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Fall in love! Find a Fall food you've never tried. Check our forum for recipes or eat it raw, then let us know what you think of it. You may find your new favorite food waiting for you at the farmers' market! Feast of Fall Fall fruits and vegetables aren't just fun to look at, they do a body good! Those plump melons and leafy greens pack a bounty of nutrients to keep us well through the winter. Dori and Val call out the season's superstars, and help you figure out what to do with them. Autumn's got 'em. From Apples to Zucchini, the color and variety of fall produce is amazing! Root them out. Find your local source for affordable fall treats at Local Harvest. Orange crush. To get you started, here are 5 easy pumpkin recipes. Jack-O-Licious! Listener E-mails Don't squash your creative impulses! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And remember to post articles, links and stew recipes at our MHTH forum! Jennifer in Kentucky can't quite believe she was in a hurricane! She wants tips for dealing with a disaster. Her Storm Station has helped keep her beer cold. Carrie in Green Lane, PA would like to hear a show about the history of Greenfeet. Stay tuned! Jennifer in Los Angeles discovered that Subway's napkins are pretty eco-friendly, and they sell reusable bags. If only they'd recycle Jared... Tamar in Israel has an ingenious mother. She makes her own vanilla extract using cheap vodka. Lechayim! Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 01 Oct 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green-O-Ween

More Hip Than Hippie #180 Green-O-Ween The scariest thing about Halloween could be all the waste we generate for the big night! Have no fear, the Hipsters get into the spirit of the holiday with the founders of GreenHalloween.org, Lynn and Corey. They share ideas for everything from costumes to decor to trick-or-treat goodies. Also, Dori tries out her Austrian accent, and Val tries to make a "huckleberry face". Beer and Chocolate: Beer: It's your huckleberry! Another of Val's Idaho finds, Coeur d'Alene Brewing Co.'s Huckleberry Ale is sure to attract bears, if not Hipsters. Chocolate?: From the Divine Chocolate holiday goodie bag, we try White Chocolate with Strawberries. It's Fair Trade Certified, but...well, it's white chocolate. 'Nuff said. Hip News and Finds Finds: 'Ella good. A grad student fashioned a lightweight umbrella frame called the Eco-Brolly. You can use any old newspaper or plastic bag as a cover. Or fill it with Rihanna CDs. The Fonz approves. The new COOL law kicks in this week, so you'll see more "Country-Of-Origin-Labels" in the supermarket. Exceptions to the rule: just about everything you buy. Not cool.   Hip NewsAction hero. Gov. Ah-nold Schwarznegger is hosting a climate-change summit, bypassing the feds and beating the UN to the punch by a month. Choc suey. Cadbury recalled its Chinese-made chocolate products after finding they contained melamine. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Egg-scuse me? Listener Shayna shared a half-dozen uses for empty egg cartons. Some ideas: use them to ship breakables, to sort change at your yard sale or to start seedlings. If they're clean, try giving them to egg vendors at your local farmers' market! Green-O-Ween The scariest thing about Halloween could be all the waste we generate for the big night! Have no fear, the Hipsters get into the spirit of the holiday with the founders of GreenHalloween.org, Lynn and Corey. They share ideas for everything from costumes to decor to trick-or-treat goodies. Fright club. Corey and Lynn started GreenHalloween.org as moms concerned about the earthly impact of All Hallow's Eve. Ghoulicious. The friendly souls at Global Exchange offer Fair Trade Halloween chocolate and party streamers. It's too late to order a Halloween Kit, but save the site for next year. Beewitching. Corey and Lynn love to use beeswax candles for holiday decor. These honeypot jack-o-lanterns are a scream! EEEK-o friendly. Lug your loot from door to door in this year's limited-edition Halloween Chico Bag. It'll look great with your recycled costume. Mummies know best. The ladies' new book, Celebrate Green, is full of tips to green up all the occasions in your life...and your afterlife! Mwah hah hah hah! Listener E-mails Got a monstrously good idea or tip? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links and ghost stories at our MHTH forum! Katie in Mississippi wants a green career! OK, check out Grist and Green Business for listings, and Yahoo for more ideas. Good luck! Melissa in Minnesota sets the Ho's straight about her favorite beer. She also loves her some chocolate-covered bacon. Here's your tiara, Melissa. Catherine found a crafty idea to give your dryer balls...made of wool. Thank ewe! Lynda in Florida thinks Val is the perfect candidate to own a Kegerator. Can she hook it up to her beer hat? Show the world you're More Hip Than Hippie! Grab some merch for holiday gift-giving! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service! It's a new month, so don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 26 Sep 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - GEMology

More Hip Than Hippie #179 - GEMology They didn't kill the electric car! Battery-powered vehicles are buzzing down a road near you, and the GEM is leading the charge. The Hipsters chat with Kent Collins, owner of Chico Eco Cars, and learn what it takes to make the switch to an EV, then they take a test drive. Also, the Chico Air Show approaches, and Val feels the need for speed! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: If Mother Earth herself brewed beer, this would be her signature ale! Green Lakes Organic Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon rocks the planet and gets all 12 hips. Chocolate: The holidays have arrived a little early, thanks to Divine Chocolate. They sent a box of their seasonal goodies, including the Divine Dark Chocolate After Dinner Mints. Give them as a hostess gift, then eat 'em up before the other guests do! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Interactive giftwrap? Take re-gifting to a new level with reusable cloth Wrapsacks. Each comes with a tracking number, so you can log online and follow its progress across the land. Control geek. The Plogg is a simple device that tracks your electricity usage, controls your appliances and connects wirelessly to your computer, phone or Blackberry. Want one? Gotta move to Europe! What, no Garbage-Patch? A new line of Method hand and body washes will be available in October. The scents, inspired by the ocean, include Water-Flower and Refresh-Mint.   Hip News Power surge. China is rushing to build a network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The US is rushing to Panda Express for lunch. Evolving doors. The world's greenest museum opens this month in San Francisco. The new California Academy of Sciences asks, "How did life evolve?" "How will it survive?" and "Does a pig wear lipstick?" Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Switch gears! Sit down with your family and evaluate your driving habits. Do you spend a lot of time navigating neighborhood streets? If so, you might benefit by switching to an electric vehicle. Solo commuters should consider electric scooters or bicycles. GEMology They didn't kill the electric car! Battery-powered vehicles are buzzing down a road near you, and the GEM is leading the charge. The Hipsters chat with Kent Collins, owner of Chico Eco Cars, and learn what it takes to make the switch to an EV. (Turns out, just a good extension cord!) Plug in. The basics: GEM stands for Global Electric Motorcars, a division of Chrysler, headquartered in Fargo, ND (dontcha know!). Power points. EV's save money and cut pollution. They also make people point and wave at you. Need to know more? Ask the Electric Auto Association. Stay current. Chrysler has declared 2010 the year of its electric car. Meanwhile, there's GEM's latest offering: the Peapod NEV. Electric outlet. Kent's brand-new eco-car dealership has Chico buzzing! Listener E-mails Keep the energy flowing! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links and shameless plugs at our MHTH forum! Shout-out! Cheers to Robin, who listed us among her faves on Green Option's Sustainablog. You like us, you really like us! Sara in Colorado checked in on Facebook to tell us about her recycling project at Western State College. Way to go! Jenny in Ontario (eh!) presents a blog that focuses on the downside of wind farms. OK, but clean coal still blows. Elizabeth in Minnesota is a self-proclaimed "cheesegirl", and teaches us a thing or two about rennet and annotto. What a cheese whiz! Mary in New Hampshire (Live Free or Die!) wants to know which of her plastic water bottles won't kill her. Magic numbers: 1, 2, 4 and 5. Katie in Austin, TX shares a recipe for a More Hip libation: 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream in a pint of Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Sounds Hipsterlicious! Tiara Alert! Nominations are open for the Podcast Awards! There's no swimsuit competition, but we can still kick butt in the People's Choice and Education categories, so click the link and choose More Hip Than Hippie! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service!Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 24 Sep 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Palm Print

More Hip Than Hippie #178 - Palm Print Are Oreos destroying the planet? Probably not, but like most processed foods, they contain a controversial ingredient. Palm oil is in heavy demand by food producers, and farmers are destroying rainforests to supply it. Dori and Val fill in the facts. Also, Val gets mooned by a swan and compares her husband to a trampoline! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Val learns to love fruit beer with a ginormous bottle of Tangerine Wheat Beer from Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, CA. So much citrus, you almost have to peel it! Chocolate: How do you say "big-ass chocolate bar" in Danish? That would be Chok O Blok, the latest offering from Alex the Dragon. 70% San Domingo single origin dark chocolate, no messin' around! Hip News and Finds Finds: Innspiring. Val and her hubby enjoyed a weekend at the eco-friendly Gaia Hotel in Anderson, CA. Her favorite part? The toilet! Sheet happens. Misprinted sheet metal is saved from the landfill and transformed into exotic glass-sided lanterns. Sake to me! Add Organic Nama Sake to your list of eco-friendly adult beverages. Serve that wild rice in true Japanese style.   Hip News Fresh air. The US House of Reps passed the No Child Left Inside Act, trying to improve environmental education in schools. Load Star State. San Antonio, Texas pioneers the first large-scale effort to convert human waste into natural gas. Speaking of dumps... A visit to the landfill in Japan could turn out to be a real treasure hunt. Precious metals abound from discarded electronics. Dodo with lipstick. Congratulations to this year's winner of the Rubber Dodo award: Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, crusader against the pesky polar bear. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ WD-4get about it! Quiet down those squeaky hinges with a spritz of cooking spray or a dab of lip balm. Apply it to the hinge's moving parts and wipe away any excess. Look for brands that don't contain petroleum or palm oil. Palm Print Are Oreos destroying the planet? Probably not, but like most processed foods, they contain a controversial ingredient. Palm oil is in heavy demand by food producers, and farmers are destroying rainforests to supply it. Dori and Val look at the environmental consequences of palm oil plantations, what corporations can do to stop it, and how consumers can make a difference. Palm reader. What is palm oil, and why do we love it? (Hint: it's full of fat.) Oil crisis. Drilling won't solve this problem either. There goes the neighborhood. A new study confirms oil palms make terrible rainforests. Not my Thin Mints! Step away from the Girl Scout cookies. You can make a difference by reading labels and avoiding products that contain palm oil. Learn more here. Listener E-mails Pick our brains! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, flotsam and jetsam at our MHTH forum! Shout-out! Thanks for mentioning us Behind the Stall Door! Lisa in Wisconsin shares a clever gift idea: make catnip pillows out of old sweaters. Even better if you grow your own catnip. Dr. DeeDee in Mississippi wants to get rid of a trampoline without putting it in the landfill. This guy has some ideas. Sara in New Hampshire (Live Free or Die!) is proud of a UNH student whose research led to a new state law on wind energy. We're blown away! Theresa in North Carolina wonders what's up with the Saturn ads. Well, they're temporary, and hopefully not too bothersome. We gotta pay for the glorious More Hip Media Multiplex somehow! Tiara Alert! Nominations are open for the Podcast Awards! There's no swimsuit competition, but we can still kick butt in the People's Choice and Education categories, so click the link and choose More Hip Than Hippie! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service!Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 19 Sep 2008
SIZE: 19.4 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Nit-Picking

More Hip Than Hippie #177 - Nit-Picking September is Head Lice Prevention Month, so Dori and Val are itching to learn more about keeping the critters away! Listen for common-sense tips to help you head-off an outbreak. We'll also comb through the facts about "super lice" and offer some remedies you can make from scratch. Also, find out why Dori's high and Val's dry! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: This 20th Anniversary Black Butte XX Porter from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon is steeped in controversy. After Val spent 10 minutes prying open the wax-dipped top, she found it too malty to drink! Dori stepped up, drinking the entire 22 oz. bottle alone. Because there's no "I" in team. Chocolate: Another yummy bar from Alex in Denmark. Even stone cold sober, Val wouldn't try to pronounce Urtekram økologisk Mørk chokolade. It's Fair Trade certified and Kan indeholde spor af mælk, nødder og peanuts. We think it's Danishious! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! It's a handy product with a mission: the BOGO Solar Task Light. Buy one, the company sends one to needy folks in Africa. The light charges even on a cloudy day, and helps Val and her hubby navigate to their new hot tub at night. Merlot and behold. The Six Pack Wine Rack made of wool felt is stylish, recyclable and produced in the USA. Unlike your wine bottles, it folds flat when it's empty. Wii demand a recount. Greenpeace released its 9th Guide to Greener Electronics. Still the best? Nokia. Still the worst? Nintendo.   Hip NewsBureaucrappy. The suits at the FDA insist BPA is fine for your health, even as a new study suggests a link to heart disease and diabetes. Sino the times. China's largest milk producer is recalling baby formula tainted with melamine. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Fall into flowers! Autumn is the time to replant your flower beds. This year, save time and money by choosing perennials instead of annuals. Try your best to find plants native to your area. They'll thrive with less maintenance and they'll attract more birds and butterflies. Work with nature, not against it! Nit-Picking September is Head Lice Prevention Month, so Dori and Val are itching to learn more about keeping the critters away! Listen for common-sense tips to help you head-off an outbreak. We'll also comb through the facts about "super lice" and offer some remedies you can make from scratch. Myth-understood. Who knew? Head lice can't fly, don't spread disease and prefer clean hair over dirty hair! Nitting circle. About 1 in 10 kids will contract lice by the sixth grade. It's because of their lousy behavior. Look, up in your scalp... It's Super Lice! Faster than a speeding comb, able to resist OTC medications in 3-5 years. Lice-ense to kill. Natural remedies include mayonnaise, olive oil and this DIY recipe from The Green Witch Herbal. Who ya gonna call? One enterprising business offers a lice removal service for your home and your head. Listener E-mails Is something bugging you? Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and photos of your malt-face at our MHTH forum! Beth in Florida cleans her keyboards with a cool alternative to canned air. It's a blast! Kevin is tired of tossing out Q-tips everyday. We suggest using an earwash to clean your canals. If you prefer swabs, these are organic and biodegradable. Scott in Michigan wants to make us cry. He loves the story of an amazing boy named Clinton Hill. Pass the tissue, please. Sandra in New York hooks up with her neighbors each week to exchange food, books and household goods, no strings attached. Denise in Florida invites Hipsters in the Blue Grass State to visit her son's new green business in Louisville. Molly in Baltimore (hey hon!) thought of us when she saw this project for making solar lanterns out of beer bottles. You light up our lives! Let the world know you're More Hip Than Hippie! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service!Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 17 Sep 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Power to the People

More Hip Than Hippie #176 - Power to the People Energy independence isn't just for nations anymore! It's never been easier to generate power at home. Dori and Val let you know "watt" it takes to harness the energy of the sun and wind. Learn about equipment and permits, plus rebates to help ease you off the grid. You'll feel empowered! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: "Heaps of hops" for Hipsters in this Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Co. in Pennsylvania. Chocolate: Longtime listener Alex the Dragon in Denmark sent a package of chocolate goodness. This week's choice: Vivani Feine Bitter Orange. Mange tak! Hip News and Finds Finds: Newspeeper. ReKindle your love for newspapers with an electronic version, courtesy of Plastic Logic. Available next year, their reader is thin, light and easy to read. Just don't use it to potty-train your puppy. Good shop/Bad shop. Navigate those perilous shopping aisles with a little help from Good Guide. This new site helps you choose the best products while you're standing in the store. And yes, Val, there's an iPhone app coming soon.   Hip News Moneybags. A plastics trade group spent over $180,000 last month to fight Seattle's 20 cent bag fee. They could have bought 900,000 plastic bags with that. Or 36,000 ChicoBags. Does Yogi know? Meanwhile, France considers a "picnic tax" on disposable dishes. Don't tell the ranger, Boo-Boo! Hangover. Clothes hangers made of plastic or wire are very tough to recycle and usually end up in the landfill. Faye Dunaway weighs in on the issue at the end of the show. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Smile! A little toothpaste comes to the rescue for those scratched CD's and DVD's. Dab some paste (not gel!) on a cotton swap and polish the plastic surface until the scratches are gone. Wash the toothpaste off with water. If the disc still skips, hot-glue it to a paper lantern and make a disco ball! Power to the People Energy independence isn't just for nations anymore! It's never been easier to generate power at home. Dori and Val let you know "watt" it takes to harness the energy of the sun and wind. Learn about equipment and permits, plus rebates to help ease you off the grid. Power source. A great article from MSN provided most of the information for our topic. Meter operandi. Sending power back to your utility company is called net metering. You may not get you rich, but you'll be powerful! It's electrifyin'! Install Sunslate tiles on your roof, and no one but the sun will know you've gone solar. Dutch treat. From Holland, the new Energy Ball eggbeater-style turbine blows away your electric bill. Knowledge is power. Read up on wind systems and how to plan for them. Identify federal and state tax incentives for switching to solar power. Listener E-mails We get a charge out of your letters! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and powerful ideas at our MHTH forum! Lacy in California helps a hip sista out with safety info for would-be bicycle commuters. Cassi in Tennessee is steaming mad about a campaign to save the endangered plastic bag. Ken in Bakersfield turned us on to the non-profit Solar Energy International, which provides workshops and online courses for homeowners. Big Ed in Indiana let us know about Samsung's new recycling program in the US. Let the world know you're More Hip Than Hippie! Follow us on Twitter: GrnDiva and MoreHipDori, at your service!Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - What the Frack?

More Hip Than Hippie #175 - What the Frack? Gas companies use a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", to loosen rock and bring natural gas to the surface of wells. If you think this sounds hazardous, well, you're right. Dori and Val drill beneath the surface and let the statistics flow. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Check out our Grand Tetons! Listener Mike (Spanky) set us up with a threesome: Au Naturale Organic Blonde Ale and Workhorse Wheat Ale, plus Black Dog English Style Amber Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co. in Wisconsin. Uh-oh, is that Val's malt face? Chocolate: Mike again, with assorted goodies from Anacortes Chocolate Factory in Washington. Thanky Spanky! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! The best kitchen utensil is the one you use every day. Try this bamboo slotted spoon for stirring, scooping and straining with style. Keep it fresh with a little bamboo goo. Baby steps. Need eco-friendly shoes for the teeny weeny greenies in your life? Soft, comfy Pedoodles are made from recycled leather scraps. Oh Wiki, you're so fine! Get the scoop on all things environmental at the new Green Wiki. [citation needed] Green Miles. Tom Hanks is one of us! The actor supports The Nature Conservancy and buzzes around Hollywood in his electric car. Eco is as eco does...   Hip News Sole survivors. A new study finds 40% of freshwater fish species in North America are in jeopardy. Dori finds 100% of them are inedible. Little green Apples. The newest iPod nano is also the cleanest. Steve Jobs says it's mostly toxic free and highly recyclable. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Start meshing around! After you've eaten the last onion or potato, reuse that mesh produce bag. Slip it over a kitchen sponge for extra scrubbing power on pots and pans. What the Frack? Gas companies use a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", to loosen rock and bring natural gas to the surface of wells. If you think this sounds hazardous, well, you're right. Dori and Val drill beneath the surface and let the statistics flow. Learn about the environmental impact, the health risks and the fracking politics. Frack attack. Hydraulic fracturing typically involves pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of fluids and sand into an oil or gas formation. Water and air pollution ensue. Frackpot. The chemicals used in fracturing fluid are not subject to regulations or public disclosure, despite the dangers of exposure. Frack off. The Environmental Protection Agency bows to political pressure and refuses to investigate. Frack to nature. As pressure to drill increases, so does the potential threat to the environment. Listener E-mails We dig it when you pump us for info! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and Tom Hanks movie quotes at our MHTH forum! Michele in North Carolina (y'all) found an mp3 player for little kids. The SweetPea3 can run on one rechargeable battery. She also shares the good news that NC is going green! Reverend Rachel in Texas needs suggestions for a "going green" gift basket. How about a reusable water bottle, biodegradable waste bags, a shower timer and an air filter whistle? Lottie in Massachusetts sees hopeful signs for a green economy: an event called Green Jobs Now and a report about a Green Recovery. We approve! Carri in Kansas loves master gardener Felder Rushing and his cool beer bottle trees. She also thinks Val would be a great supper guest on Planet Green. Are they serving beer and chocolate? Let the world know you're More Hip Than Hippie! Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 10 Sep 2008
SIZE: 19.4 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Dot

More Hip Than Hippie #174 - Green Dot September is National Sewing Month, as well as National Start to Panic About the Holidays Month. No worries! Dori and Val chat with sewing maven Julie DeMaggio, owner/operator of Green Dot Designer's Lounge. She specializes in recycled clothes and clever crafts. The Hipsters pin her down on some easy gifts you can make with just a needle and thread. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Perfect for a couple of fallen angels: Broken Halo IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon. Chocolate: Another selection from the Emerald Isle! Lily O'Briens Organic Dark Chocolate, Created with Passion and mailed in by the lovely Fiona. Take a look at her eco-village in Ireland. Hip News and Finds Finds: Bic Appetit. Turn your pen into an eating utensil with Din-Ink pen-cap cutlery. Pick a Dar-winner. The new issue of E Magazine drills into the climate crisis. Which candidate can accept the science, and which McCan't?   Hip News Stick a Ford in it. Europeans will soon get to drive the new 65-mpg Ford Fiesta. Deisel-hating US drivers must sell their homes and live in their Hummers. All wet. Sales of bottled water slow down in the US. We're waiting for it to drop below $3 a gallon. Republigreen. Listen to John McCain's ideas for the environment. A small clip from his convention speech runs at the end of the show. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Think negative! Listener Mike works in a photo lab, and has a great tip to keep plastic out of the landfill. When you drop off film, ask the lab not to cut your negatives into strips. No little plastic sleeves to deal with, and your film can stay in its container. Bonus: reprints are easier to make from the whole strip! Green Dot Green Dot Designer's Lounge is a great business specializing in recycled clothes and crafts. Owner Julie DeMaggio joins Dori and Val to pin down some easy homemade gifts you can make with just a needle and thread. A friend in needle. Julie and Kris opened Green Dot because they believe anyone can "be their own designer." Hoop Hurray! Hot for fall: embroidery. Check out Sublime Stitching for designs your grandma wouldn't touch with a 10-foot needle. Thread, white & blue. Celebrate National Sewing Month with tips and links from the pros. Stitchin' time. Julie has lots of easy gift ideas for beginners. Visit the DIY section of our forum. Listener E-mails It's sew easy to get in touch! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and photos of your handiwork at our MHTH forum! Melinda in South Carolina (y'all) warns of the hazards of "canned air". To clean your keyboard, just shake it out, then slide 2-sided tape between the keys. (Works better on computers than pianos.) Trystan at Yahoo! Green used old CD's as candleholders in her wedding centerpieces. Talk about stax of wax! Kristin in New Hampshire misses those childhood trips to the dump, but uses a "Still Good" shed for sharing unwanted items with others. Brian in Tennessee unearthed Fossil Fuels that we really dig! Let the world know you're More Hip Than Hippie! Post a review at iTunes, and don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 05 Sep 2008
SIZE: 15.2 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - CD vs MP3

More Hip Than Hippie #173 - CD vs MP3 As a music lover, which should you choose? Sounds like a no-brainer, but Val and Dori download data you need to know so your favorite music doesn't stream into the landfill! Listen for tech news and tips for your old CDs, plus the Hipsters notice something's missing... Beer and Chocolate: Beer: We're traveling through another dimension, our next stop...Twilight Seasonal Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. A wondrous beer whose boundaries are that of imagination. Chocolate: Listener Fiona in Galway sent us chocolate pints of Guinness from the Irish Chocolate Company. Slainte! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Would you, could you carry a handmade tote made with pages from a Dr. Seuss book? Storybook Bags tell your favorite childhood story in a stylish one-of-a-kind bag, made in the USA by moms. See no weevil. Real rice and feed bags are handcrafted into bright, functional laundry bags and wastebaskets. Nal-genius. Put your old plastic water bottle to work. It makes a brilliant solar light.   Hip NewsBreak off, eh? A huge ice sheet has broken loose in the Canadian Arctic. Sarah Palin wants to turn it into a hockey rink. Automathic. Number-crunchers have proven that a Toyota Prius holds its value better than non-hybrids. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ The next time you buy any paper product, try to find a brand that's chlorine-free. Why? Because dioxin is released into the environment when chlorinated products are incinerated. Check out this list of home and office paper goods that make the grade. CD vs MP3 As a music lover, which should you choose? Sounds like a no-brainer, but Val and Dori download data you need to know so your favorite music doesn't stream into the landfill! DISCouraging. Get the story on iPods and e-Waste. DISCoveries. Newer innovations include corn-based MildDiscs, and Blu-Ray, which is 51% paper. DISClaimers. Americans still buy about a billion CDs every year. When you're tired of listening to the Jukebox Hits of the 60's, send 'em to GreenDisk for recycling. Or turn Martha Stewart loose on them. DISContinued. Where, oh where have those annoying AOL discs gone? Listener E-mails Sound off, don't let your ideas go to e-waste! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and compliments at our MHTH forum! Brigid in Chicago is running a Marathon to raise money for the Healthy Schools Campaign. If only she were a hockey mom. Howard in England introduces us to Roz Savage, who's trying to become the first woman to row across the Pacific. She's an environmentalist and adventurer. But not a hockey mom. Tom in London sends praise to Marks & Spencer in the UK for banning free plastic bags. Denise in Indiana is looking for a few good organic wines. We suggest our local favorite. Got a favorite Green(feet) business? Nominations are now open for Co-Op America's annual Green Business of the Year contest. Rock the vote! And don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 03 Sep 2008
SIZE: 18.9 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Now Hear This!

More Hip Than Hippie #172 - Now Hear This! That gold in your ear is valuable, but don't dig for it! Dori and Val discuss new guidelines for ear wax removal. Learn what that stuff is made of, why it's there and how to deal with it. It's a goldmine of information! Also, Barack Obama outlines his green energy ideas and Val conquers the airwaves. Cider and Cheese: Cider: How do you like these apples? American Hard Cider Co. bottles Newton's Folly Authentic Draft Cider, which is Golden and Delicious to the core! Cheese: Award-winning Organic Valley Cheddar. It's legendairy. We paired it with Barbara's Bakery crackers. Hip News and Finds Finds: TiVal. Check out Val's TV segment about waste-free lunches. Look out Oprah! No-brainer. It makes sense to save paper while reading about the environment, right? EcoBrain offers tons of green titles online, including audio books. Tanks a lot! Find out how much fun you can have on one tank of gas, with Trip Advisor. Ex-Bay. You've dumped the boyfriend, now dump the baubles he gave you! Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry lets you repurpose that diamond, conflict-free. Bike-ingham Palace. England's Queen Elizabeth tells her bodyguards to get out of the SUV's and patrol the grounds on 2 wheels.   Hip News Dukes of hazard. The Bush administration wants to delay the process of removing toxins from the workplace. High price of gas. It's not just belching cows. Experts say insects contribute to climate change when they pass wind. Greenocrats. Listen to Barack Obama's ideas for the environment. A small bit of his Denver speech runs at the end of the show. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Don't forget to flush! Your water heater may need to purge the sediment that's been building up over the years. It's not tough to do, and unlike Val, you probably won't need to wear a wet suit. Afterward your tank will operate more efficiently and you'll be sure to have plenty of hot water for those winter days ahead. Now Hear This! That gold in your ear is valuable, but don't dig for it! Dori and Val discuss new guidelines for ear wax removal. Learn what that stuff is made of, why it's there and how to deal with it. It's a goldmine of information! What-ology? The American Academy of Otolaryngology issued national guidelines on earwax removal. Paper clips = not okay. A good deaf-ense. Scientists found the best way to remove the stuff is with saline drops or sterile water. Not this. Fire in the hole! The report claims there's no benefit to the practice of ear candling. That leaves Val burning. At both ends. Listener E-mails You really oto write in! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles and links, or just wax poetic at our MHTH forum! Brandy in Colorado tells us about a great place to get natural gifts for kids. Visit, and get to gnome her better. Lurker Jodie needs a natural hand sanitizer for her kids while they're at school. Don't forget about good ol' soap and water! Michelle in New York wants a green alternative to styrofoam, and we found these customizable peanuts. Do this with the old stuff. Jen in Wisconsin is afraid to bike around town with her tot in tow. Get support! See if there's a bike club in town without "Hell's" or "Angels" in their name. Fiona in Sydney sent an article about one woman's quest to live a paperless life. Yes, that includes Down Under. Lisa in Michigan praises her home state for putting on a green Labor Day event and music festival. Kudos, der, eh? Got a favorite Green(feet) business? Nominations are now open for Co-Op America's annual Green Business of the Year contest. Rock the vote! And don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 29 Aug 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Sommer Time

More Hip Than Hippie #171 - Sommer Time The Green & Clean Mom herself, Sommer Poquette, calls in to chat with her BFF's about her blog, her inspirations, her pet peeves, and of course, her porn star name. Find out what she's learned from the moms who read her blog, and why her husband thinks Oprah owes them money. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Washington's Fish Brewing Co. serves up Fish Tale Organic Wild Salmon Pale Ale. Dori managed to enjoy it despite the name (and after Val assured her it contained no fish parts). Chocolate: Keeping it Evergreen, we sample Seattle Chocolates Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar. Cascadelicious! Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Add some sparkle to your drinks with beautiful glass straws. They're guaranteed for life, so you can spit out those old plastic straws and sip away. Keep 'em close by in a handy carrying case. I'll drive what she's driving. When Harry met Sally, they were sharing a ride across the country. Canada brings that process into the 21st century with PickupPal, an internet ride-share board. A bright IKEA. Some day you'll shop for solar panels and other cleantech products at your local IKEA. Good luck assembling them yourself. Dagobacon? It's this summer's hottest delicacy on the midway: chocolate-covered bacon! We hope this is an Endangered Species.   Hip News Reef Madness. Bush says he intends to create the largest protected area in the Pacific Ocean. Right after we land on Mars. Vitamin Pb. The FDA found that almost all vitamins for women and babies contain trace amounts of lead. Men, you'll just have to keep eating old paint. Green Old Party. The Republican National Committee unveils "the greenest platform we've ever had." Looks kinda yellow to us. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sommer says, say no to plastic bags! Carry a supply of ChicoBags with you wherever you go. The compact size and handy clips make them convenient for any shopping excursion. We think they're an essential part of the Hipster Tool Kit. Sommer Time The Green & Clean Mom herself, Sommer Poquette, calls in to chat with her BFF's about her blog, her inspirations, her pet peeves, and of course, her porn star name. Find out what she's learned from the moms who read her blog, and why her husband thinks Oprah owes them money. Blogoddess. Sommer is the famed Green and Clean Mom you've read about in the New York Times! Imus get this book. Oprah featured Green This! by Deirdre Imus on her show. It changed Sommer's life. Clean thoughts. Our BFF recommends Shaklee cleaning products, and loves her some baking soda too! How Tweet! You can follow Sommer on Twitter; she's GreenMom. Listener E-mails Get your green and clean questions and comments to Dori and Val! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and Oprah's cell phone number at our MHTH forum! April in Edinburgh, Scotland found a natural, BPA-free baby pacifier for her wee bairn. Erin in Washington loves SmartPak. You can create customized packs of supplements for dogs or horses with no waste, using recycleable materials. Eileen in Dominica (lucky!) says her high-end dishwasher just doesn't get the job done. We recommend testing for hard water. Or, put your dishes outside during a tropical storm. Jessica in Pittsburgh discovered that a mouse had pooped all over her oven, then died inside it. Ratatouille for dinner? Got a favorite Green(feet) business? Nominations are now open for Co-Op America's annual Green Business of the Year contest. Rock the vote! And don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 27 Aug 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Raising the Bar

More Hip Than Hippie #170 - Raising the Bar Before the holiday parties get underway, take a look at your home bar. Are you creating a huge bottle-print? Dori and Val stir up some ideas to clean up your cantina. From spirits to barware to ice, your next throwdown can be a party for the planet too! Also, Dori dishes dirt on celebs, and Val helps a listener lose her inhibitions (and her clothing). Beer and Crackers: Beer: You betcha we enjoy dis Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, The Pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin since 1867. Ya der, hey? Crackers: Wha? No chocolate? We're trying to branch out a little. Late July Organic Cheddar Cheese crackers offer a tasty guilt-free snack. Fill up a bowl and put 'em on the bar!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Are you gellin'? One of Val's fave magazines, Mary Jane's Farm, offers ChillOver Powder. It's an animal-free gelatin that's so good, it could fool Bill Cosby. Bright star. When our green hero Jack Johnson goes on tour, his contract requires carbon offsets and recycling. Get free downloads when you go green with Jack at All At Once. Dark star. Madonna, on the other hand, is spewing carbon on her new tour. What happened to her Live Earth promises? They lasted about 4 minutes. NSFW! Unless you work at a nudist camp.   Hip News Icehole. A giant crack in the Arctic ice could spell doom for a major glacier. Maybe it should pull up its plants. Gung Hay Fat Chance. Officials in China agree that breathable air might be a catchy idea even after the Olympics are over. Could 2008 be the Year of the Lung? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Get down in the dumps! A visit to the local landfill can be a treasure hunt, and now some towns are establishing shops for rescued items. See if you can find one, and dive in! Raising the Bar Before the holiday parties get underway, take a look at your home bar. Are you creating a huge bottle-print? Dori and Val stir up some ideas to clean up your cantina. From spirits to barware to ice, your next throwdown can be a party for the planet too! About a bar. Our friends at about.com provide 10 great tips for an eco-friendly home bar, including links to "green" spirits. They also concocted a drink called the Global Warmer. Chill before serving. Green Party HQ. Everyday's a party at Greenfeet, so check out their well-tested collection of goodies for entertaining at home. Bar code. Don't corrupt your Cosmo. We found organic mixers and olives too. Now get your green style on with cork barware. We'll drink to that! Life fizz good. Val found a cool way to make soda and sparkling water at home. Put it next to the kegerator. The morning after. Try using natural cleaners to remove unwanted reminders of the big night. Sorry, they probably won't remove that guy sleeping on the lawn. Listener E-mails Pour out your questions and comments to Dori and Val! Send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and drink recipes at our MHTH forum! Shout-out! Thanks to Karuchka for mentioning us on Twitter. Join the fun; follow MoreHipDori and GrnDiva. Diana in Connecticut wonders about crystal deodorants. Are they safe? Effective? Affordable? Yes, yes, yes. Mark in St. Louis, aka Anheuser-Busch country, needs a green-themed name for his Fantasy Football team. Hipsters, can you help? (We advise against using Teeny-Weeny in the name!) Got a favorite Green(feet) business? Nominations are now open for Co-Op America's annual Green Business of the Year contest. Rock the vote! And don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 22 Aug 2008
SIZE: 18.0 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Triclosanity

More Hip Than Hippie #169 - Triclosanity Triclosan is a common ingredient in anti-bacterial soaps and detergents. But is it any better than plain old soap and water? Dori and Val get in a lather about Triclosan's connection to BPA and "Superbugs". Also, Dori dreams of Obama, and Val reveals the two dirtiest animals on the farm! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Oh no! They say he's got to go! Laughing Dog Brewing unleashes Dogzilla Black IPA in a 22 oz. bottle. Pour yourself a growler...it's fetchingly good. Chocolate: During her travels, Val found Chuao Spicy Maya dark chocolate. It's infused with pasilla chile and cayenne pepper. Quick, more beer!   Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's Favorite Things! Val shares her soft fluffy soybean pillow with us. It can resist germs and mildew, but apparently not husbands and sons. Green Apples. Wondering which laptop and desktop computers are the greenest in the land? MetaEfficient looked in the magic mirror and found an Apple even Snow White could love. Slip on a green laptop sleeve or jacket, and it's off to work you go! No-meat feet. Hey all you animal-activist skateboarders, your shoes are here! Vegan Vans combine function and fashion, no animal parts required. Tray chic. More college campuses are dumping cafeteria trays. They've cut food waste by as much as 50%. Food fights are unaffected. A 3-hour tour... A recent documentary takes a voyage to Garbage Island. It's an eye-opening look at over 3 million tons of trash swirling around a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean. Gilligan, want one of Mary Ann's plastic-cream pies?   Hip NewsWeather we need it or not. Eight scientific organizations ask the next US President to spend $9 billion to protect the country's economy from climate change. Sure, if "climate change" is hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. How Swede it is! The government of Sweden aims to end that country's dependence on fossil fuels by 2020. Can a Volvo run on fish oil? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Freeze! Buy up a bounty of fresh veggies, then freeze them for winter soups and stews. Prepare green beans by washing and drying them thoroughly, then spreading them on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Gather the frozen beans into a storage bag. That way there's no giant beansickle to thaw! Triclosanity Triclosan is a common ingredient in anti-bacterial soaps and detergents. But is it any better than plain old soap and water? Dori and Val get in a lather about Triclosan's connection to BPA and "Superbugs". Ciba no evil. The company that developed the pesticide Triclosan, Ciba-Geigy, touts its effectiveness at killing bacteria. Look, up in the sky! Scientists have linked the use of Triclosan to the emergence of Superbugs, which resist antibiotics. Bug off! Take simple steps to keep your family safe from pesticides, and you won't need those wipes and gels! Tric-NO-san. Here's a long list of products that don't contain Triclosan. Build up your immunity to bacteria with...bacteria. Get out and touch nature. It's a dirty planet; that's why it's called Earth! Listener E-mails Look for Dori and Val on Twitter: MoreHipDori and GrnDiva! If you have a question or comment longer than 140 characters, send an e-mail to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and insane ramblings at our MHTH forum! Myka is now the Green Diva at her workplace! Start with compostable dishware and utensils, then move to eco-friendly office supplies. Congreenulations! (Check out Greenfeet's office supply nightmare on the forum.) Leslie in the UK would like to try dehydrating some of her home-grown veggies. Isn't English humor dry enough to do the job? Tim from Wis-Kahhnn-sinn wants us to look at recycling programs around the country, and embarrass the towns that rate poorly. Sorry Tim, we're too busy embarrassing ourselves! Brownchickenbrowncow. You have to listen to Roger's joke to understand. Got a favorite Green(feet) business? Nominations are now open for Co-Op America's annual Green Business of the Year contest. Rock the vote! And don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1.530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 20 Aug 2008
SIZE: 23.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Queen of Canning

More Hip Than Hippie #168 - The Queen of Canning Canning and preserving food is a realm of its own, and it has a queen. Her name is Tracy Falbe, and she gives us the basics of preserving fresh foods at home without poisoning your family! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Lei your hands on Kona Brewing Company's Limited Release Wailua Wheat Ale with Passionfruit. Ono pia! Chocolate: Many thanks to Erin in Washington, who sent along Green & Black's Caramel Milk Chocolate. Mouthgasm!­   Hip News and Finds Finds: Ewe gotta love it! When you purchase wool garments from Icebreaker, you get a "baa-code" that allows you to get to know your donor sheep. (Note to Australians: it's not a dating site.) Charge it, please. The new Solarjo Power Purse is a fashionable bag that just happens to be covered in solar cells. Juices up your gadgets on the go, with solar style! Available by the end of the year, so you can get Dori one for Christmas.   Hip NewsFD eh? The good ol' Food & Drug Administration reassures us all that BPA plastic is safe. The director of the American Chemistry Council claps all eight of his hands and nods his three heads in approval. Phthay what? Americans are one step closer to toxin-free toys, thanks to consumer pressure. The Prez signed a ban on six phthalates. (But first he asked to buy a vowel.) Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Next time you buy something online, instead of printing that receipt, just take a screenshot! Saves paper while keeping your important financial records intact. So you'll have no trouble returning that french-fry holder you shouldn't have bought for your car. What were you thinking? The Queen of Canning Canning and preserving food is a realm of its own, and it has a queen. Her name is Tracy Falbe, and she gives us the basics of preserving fresh foods at home without poisoning your family (Val!). Tracy discusses the benefits, the costs and the way to get started. She also shares her pickle recipe for pickle-haters (Dori!). Look on our forum. You "can" do it! Learn some basic facts about canning food, then start with something simple. In a "jam"? Consult some of Tracy's favorite books for answers. Grab a copy of The Joy of Cooking and Putting Food By, or visit the Ball Jar website. "Preserve" your health. By canning your own produce, you avoid eating from commercial cans lined with bisphenol A. Ex-"pectin" an answer. The question: is pectin made from animal products? Jell-no! Listener E-mails Preserve your fabulous questions and comments! E-mail them to

DATE: Fri, 15 Aug 2008
SIZE: 19.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Coming Up Roses

More Hip Than Hippie #167 - Coming Up Roses Essential oils are nature's healers. One of the best is Rose, which soothes both body and soul. Watch what you get, though...that stinky stuff in the gallon-sized bottle is not the real deal! Val explains how Rose essential oil is used, why it's so expensive and why it's worth every penny. Also, a special treat in e-mails today...Val impersonates Yoda. Funny, it is! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: What's in a name? Grand Teton Brewing Company might have brewed their Bitch Creek ESB just for Val and Dori! Why? It's full-bodied, satisfying, and just a little bitter. Show us your Tetons! Chocolate: Thanks again to Lisa and Derek in Toronto (eh!) for the Zazubean Nakid bar. It's fair trade, organic and truly Nakid! Hip News and Finds Finds: Battle the bottle. Did you know that the lifecycle energy cost of a bottle of water is equivalent to filling up a quarter of each bottle with oil? Pledge to break the bottled water habit. You may win cash, prizes and a cleaner planet. Happy hours. You'll always have time for a drink with this liquid-powered clock. Just don't use the good stuff! How many zeros? Dori's husband John Cusack wants to know if you can shop like a president, with a $3 Trillion budget. (That's 12 zeros!) Let's see...1,500,000,000,000 copies of High Fidelity? Speaking of studs... Did you hear that US Olympic swim stud Michael Phelps eats about 3 trillion calories a day? OK, only 12,000. But still! Hip News Coaler energy. The Dept. of Energy announced it will invest $24 million in solar, and $340 million in clean coal. So their budget is literally in the black. Car Wars! A new 5-door hybrid-only Honda will hit the market next year, and will cost less than a Prius. We think they should call it the "Cheapus". Eco-bama. The Democratic Party outlines several green goals in its presidential platform. They'll start by greening the convention in Denver. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ They dish it out, you take it! Thrift stores always have screaming deals on used dishes and flatware. Grab some now for casual holiday entertaining. Don't forget the classroom; help the kids throw waste-free parties at school! Coming Up Roses Essential oils are nature's healers. One of the best is Rose, which soothes both body and soul. Watch what you get, though...that stinky stuff in the gallon-sized bottle is not the real deal! Val explains how Rose essential oil is used, why it's so expensive and why it's worth every penny. Oil you want to know. Val's favorite book on essential oils contains the facts about Rose and all her friends. It's not just vodka. An absolute is similar to an essential oil; you'll often find it in perfume. Me so thorny. Val promised recipes, so here goes! Make massage oils, purifying skin masks, calming air freshener, even your own essential oil ! Listener Emails We're now caught up on our backlog of mail, so bring it on! E-mail your questions, comments, insights and porn star names to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and other essentials at our MHTH forum! Boone's farm. Joe in Kansas left us a message on MySpace about T. Boone Pickens' plan for wind farms and solar panels to generate energy. Because Big Oil isn't the only thing that blows. Cell Hell. Scott in Michigan found more evidence that cell phones aren't safe. He also welcomes travelling Hipsters a stopover in Northern Michigan. Oofta! Green to a tee. Carrie in PA wants to have organic cotton t-shirts made to order, using soy-based inks. We provide a great resource. We'll put a boot in your aspen!. Kellie (ding! ding!) found a site devoted to roadside shoe trees...and lays down the rules. First rule of shoe trees: you do not talk about shoe trees. Sit and spin. Reba in Baltimore (hey hon!) shared an ingenious space-saving device. One load at a time, please! Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Remember, we don't sell your info and we won't mention you on the show if you're a big chicken! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Tue, 05 Aug 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Ladies Who Lunch

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're talking waste-free! The Hipsters chat with two ladies who are on a mission to dispose of the disposables in our lunchboxes. Amy Hemmert and Tammy Pelstring share easy ideas to cut the waste while saving money and time. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Brewing Company in Jacksonville, Florida serves up Landshark Island-style Lager. We pay tribute with the appropriate SNL clip at the end of the show. Candygram! Chocolate: The last of listener Maile's J. D. Gross Ecuador Edelcacao from Germany, this one with raspberries. Val still says Edel-caca. Hip News and Finds Finds: Say 10 "Hail Mommies". Visit a blog called Mommy Confessions by a cool chick named Michelle. They're giving away goodies right now, including nifty Greenfeet gear. Has Oprah heard about this? Val's new favorite thing: a hair dryer that's quiet, energy-efficient, made in the USA and is guaranteed for life. Enjoy the Silence. Waste not, wood not. Lexmark is recycling ink cartridges into eLumber. Resistant to ePests and eBeavers. Do they eat green eggs and ham? Apparently real humans work at the Environmental Protection Agency. And they blog. Join the Greenversation. Hip News Exxon Mobil Reports Record Profits. 2nd quarter earnings: $11.68 billion. Expectations were higher, and their shares fell on Wall Street. So they feel our pain. Sea-Tax. The fine folks in Seattle will pay a tax for using plastic bags, starting next year. The extra $3.5 million will go to green projects in the city. How about a loan for poor Exxon? Eco cum laude. The Princeton Review ranks U.S. colleges on their commitment to the environment. Eleven made the Green Honor Roll with their near-perfect scores. (We'll get 'em next year, Chico State!)   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Don't lose your lunch! Learn great ways to prepare waste-free lunches for yourself and your family. Log on to wastefreelunches.org for tips from our guests Amy and Tammy, the founders of Laptop Lunches. Use their ideas to lighten your foodprint! Ladies Who Lunch There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're talking waste-free! The Hipsters chat with two ladies who are on a mission to dispose of the disposables in our lunchboxes. Amy Hemmert and Tammy Pelstring share easy ideas to cut the waste while saving money and time. They also discuss their innovative products and newsletter. No wi-fi required. Since 2002, Obentec has produced Laptop Lunches, based on the concept of Asian Bento boxes. No baloney! The average American school kid generates 67 lbs. of school lunch waste per year. That's a deep subject. Did you know that your school is required to have a Wellness Policy for fitness and nutrition? Might make for some good summer reading! Listener E-mails It's another feast of fan-mail! E-mail your delightful questions, comments, insights and porn star names to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and gushy compliments at our MHTH forum! Of planters and poop. Tim from Wis-KAAHHNN-sinn would like to plant an organic garden, and compost his dog's poop. But not in the same spot. Glad you like the biodegradable dog poop bags! Soy Vey! Jo has a friend who wants to sell soy candles, but hates the overused marketing terms like "green" and eco-friendly". Got any ideas? You're a mean one... Melanie in Illinois wants to wash her reusable lunchware at work, but her boss is the Grinch. We have tips. And a 39-and-a-half foot pole! Baby Ale-Stein? Jennifer in Kentucky is proud of her toddler son, who can already say "recycle" and "beer". As she notes, they don't teach that on the Baby Einstein videos! Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Get in on the listener poll for best porn star name! Submit yours, and rock the vote on our forum in a couple of weeks. Speaking of voting, don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voicemessage at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com  

DATE: Wed, 30 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - That's Sew Green!

More Hip Than Hippie #164 - That's Sew Green! Do you have the itch to stitch? Even a novice (Dori) or a neurotic (Val) can save an old garment or give it some new style. Trystan Bass from Yahoo! Green needles the Hipsters to start sewing! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Mendocino Brewing Company's Summer Seasonal White Ale. It's a limited edition, so try to get some before Dori and Val drink it all up. Chocolate: J. D. Gross Ecuador Edelcacao, once again from our new favorite listener, Maile in Germany. We think it has ginger in it; could someone please translate the label? (D'oh, turns out it was caramel!) Hip News and Finds Finds: Bamboo-for-brains! Check out this stylish helmet --it'll save your noggin and the planet at the same time. Adios to irrigation. Say hola to the olla! Bury these unglazed pots neck-deep near your plants and let the water seep out naturally. Save your pesos and make your own. Muy bien! Fantasy Island. Johnny Depp plans to convert his private isle in the Bahamas to solar hydrogen energy. So we can stalk him sustainably. Green is the new Dumb. Poor little Kim Kardashian, guess she can't afford a ChicoBag! Hip NewsPluggle. Looks like Google has made its first 2 investments under the RechargeIT initiative, which wants to get plug-in vehicles on the road. Where have they Benz? Daimler has been busy preparing for the release of the all-electric version of their Smart car in 2010. Watt? Another one? A new electric car is unveiled in Israel by Renault and Project Better Place. Forget the plug, we'll need a power strip!   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Love the Swiffer, hate the waste! That's why listener Jamielee's ideas for "greening" it up are so brilliant. First, bypass the chemicals with a vinegar solution. Then, use an old cloth diaper as a washable pad in the wetjet, or cut up a fleece sweatshirt for the vac. Finally, compost the filter muck. Use rechargeable batteries to keep it running green. Swifferific! That's Sew Green! Do you have the itch to stitch? Even a novice (Dori) or a neurotic (Val) can save an old garment or give it some new style. Trystan Bass from Yahoo! Green needles the Hipsters to start sewing! From the basics of sewing a button, to shopping for a machine, Trystan talks tailoring (and reveals her husband's porn star name). Sew green, save green, look fab. That's the name of Trystan's article that inspired this topic. No, that's not her in the picture. We asked. Does the feed dog bite? Let a pro tell you what to look for in a sewing machine. Look what I made! Flaunt photos of your work on the Wardrobe Refashion community's blog. May the Fleece be with you. Natalie Portman served as guest judge on Project Runway 's token "green episode". Coincidentally, Natalie has a line of vegan shoes. Listener E-mails Don't keep us on pins and needles! E-mail your questions, comments, insights and porn star names to hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and gushy compliments at our MHTH forum! Roll out the barrel. Jamielee again! She scored a cheap rainbarrel from her city sewer district. Maybe your town is feeling generous too! Assaultin' batteries. Smart-chick Katherine in Ohio needs ammo to argue that hybrid car batteries are OK. Lock and load. Eco-chic. Kristi turns us on to a website where you can get deals on overstocks of eco-friendly duds. Because we deserve it. Who wears the pants? Doug's wife is on him to get some pants for work, but he can't go cotton. We hope this helps. Happy shopping! This breaks the CamelBak. Now a new plastic is on the market, claiming to be BPA-free. Ines wants to know if it's safe to try water bottles made with Tritan. We say, more research please! What did you call us? Steve from NJ suggests a delighful cocktail of raspberry beer and Hoegaarden ale. We'd tell you what it's called, but we're nice girls. ROFL! Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Get in on the listener poll for best porn star name! Submit yours, and rock the vote on our forum in a couple of weeks. Speaking of voting, don't forget us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voicemessage at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Sat, 26 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Electric Avenue

More Hip Than Hippie #163 - Electric Avenue Do Val and Dori dream of electric cars? You bet! The Hipsters plug into the latest buzz about PHEV and EV models for the near future, and size up what's out there now. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hoegaarden, The Original Belgian White Beer. The name of this beer prompts a confession from Dori and Val concerning their unseemly nicknames for each other. Chocolate: Lindt Edelbitter Mousse Blueberry- Lavender. Danke Schoen to listener Maile in Germany for providing the gooey goodness. Just don't ask us to read the label! Hip News and Finds Finds: Dieting is the Pitts. Angelina Jolie is adopting...an all-organic diet! Guess she needs help to deal with her extra 7 ounces of baby weight. Hipstah Montana. Celebuteen Miley Cyrus includes an eco-anthem on her new album, and you'll hear it at the end of the show. How can she rule the world if there isn't one left? Vomit and dog poop and worms, oh my! We found a crazy fun site that lets you wreak havoc on a webpage without doing any real harm. Cheaper than therapy, right? Hip News Bit of a Sticky Wicket. In London, a protester got an extra minute of Gordon Brown's time by gluing himself to the Prime Minister's hand! Said the perp: "He can shake off my arm, but he cannot shake away climate change."   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Listener Celeste fondly recalls our tip about saving your coins in a jar, since she just cashed in about $70 worth! An added twist: some banks allow you to round your debits up to the nearest dollar, then save the difference for you. That's so money! Electric Avenue Do Val and Dori dream of electric cars? You bet! The Hipsters plug into the latest buzz about PHEV and EV models for the near future, and size up what's out there now. Do automakers take the technology seriously? Is the power grid ready to handle it? The answers may shock you! Home Sweet Ohm. Americans say they're ready for plug-in hybrid cars, and the power grid isn't far behind. Hero of Zero. The chief of Nissan Motors wants a pure electric car with zero emissions, and plans to start selling them in 2010. Watt We Want. General Motors plans to release the Chevy Volt in 2010, and is working with Duke Energy to integrate PHEVs into the nation's grid. Duh! Of course Toyota is in the mix, with an improved battery that gives you more yardage for your yen. Now and ZENN. We run down CNN's list of 5 Electric Cars You Can Buy Now. Tesla invites you to be the first in the nation to get a speeding ticket in an EV! Listener Emails Holy Hybrids, you guys keep us entertained with your pithy e-mails (it's not a dirty word, look it up)! Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and gobs of your grey matter at our MHTH forum! Stop it or you'll go blind! Val e-mailed herself again, this time with a story about how Congress is NOT trying to ban Twitter. We get to the twuth of the matter. Paging Alfalfa! Listener Spanky (Mike) checks in from the road to tell us about swimming pools that use the power of ozone and UV light to stay clean. We'll bring Our Gang over for a swim! Is that a bokashi in your yurt, or are you happy to see me? Molly-from-New-Zealand-living-in-Spain e-mailed from her yurt to tell us about the cool Japanese composter. Best part? No worms! Heavenly Hipster. Can we get an Amen! Jessica took action at her huge church in Pittsburgh, which has now changed its wasteful ways. Way to spread the green gospel! Swig Sigg, cuz Laken Leachin'? So says Yves (he says it's Eve, with Adam's appendages). His research finds one aluminum bottle superior to the other. Val keeps her Klean Kanteen. Bitter, party of one! Julia from Cincinnati thinks Dori would like to try green speed dating. Is Carbon Neutral Love the new Safe Sex? Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Remember, we don't sell your info and we won't mention you on the show if you're a big chicken! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 24 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Al Gore: The Man Has a Plan

More Hip Than Hippie #162 - Al Gore: The Man Has a Plan Honorary Hipster Al Gore presented a bold energy plan to the world last week. Dori and Val are developing unhealthy crushes on the former Vice President /Nobel Laureate /Oscar winner /Saturday Night Live guest. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Trader Jose Dark Premium Lager, imported from Mexico. Just add spicy tacos and a trip to the beach. Muy bien! Chocolate: Trader Joe's Concerto dark chocolate batons. OK, Val was ill and did a little one-stop shopping. Very eco-friendly, yes? Hip News and Finds Finds: Nothing to fear but fur itself! The Home Shopping Network takes a stand against animal cruelty by banning fur from the network, which reaches over 90 million US homes. Kentucky Fried Canadians? The notorious chicken chain throws vegans a bone by serving "unchicken" at their stores in the Great White North. Greenwashing, eh? Step out of the car, please. Find out if you live in one of America's most walkable neighborhoods by visiting Walk Score. Chico? 42 out of 100. Gimme the keys. Hip NewsJalape-NO! The government gets a clue to the origin of the salmonella outbreak, from a single jalapeno pepper grown in Mexico. Guess that border fence isn't working.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Listener Teresa in Illinois signed her family up for a mail-order prescription program. Now they pay less and use fewer plastic pill bottles, by getting a 3-month supply every time! They also save the time, money and gas they would have spent visiting the pharmacy. Or driving across the border to Canada. Al Gore: The Man Has a Plan Honorary Hipster Al Gore presented a bold energy plan to the world last week. Dori and Val are developing unhealthy crushes on the former Vice President /Nobel Laureate /Oscar winner /Saturday Night Live guest. Allegory? Nope, Al Gore. Here's the text of his speech at Washington's Constitution Hall on July 17, 2008. Dori's favorite line: "The Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stones!" Meet the Press. Al returned to the NBC show for the first time in eight years, fielding hardball (and goofball) questions from Tom Brokaw. Watch the video and memorize his smooth answers. Uncle Al Wants You! Visit WeCanSolveIt.org and find out what you can do to "be the change you want to see in the world." (That's Ghandi, not Gore.) Listener E-mails Holy Sizzling Sidewalks, our listeners don't take a summer vacation from sending us emails! Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and bits of your brain at our MHTH forum! Have Camera, Will Travel. Colin and family plan an eco-video travel project across America next year, with a stop here at Hipster HQ. Visit OurRenewableNation.org to see what it's all about. Hey guys, good luck in the US PIRG video contest! Spastic about Plastic! Wendy in Tampa, FL has the ookies about all the plastic on her keyboard and mouse. So we'll give her the Bambookies instead! A UK company sells bamboo computers and accessories. Salmonella spawns solutions. Brian in Gallatin, TN cites a study showing fruit and veggie washes beat the bacteria. We recommend this one. We a-pool-ogize! Jan in Florida begs to differ about saltwater leaving rings around your pool. If that happens, she says your water's too hard. She should know, she's had 3 saltwater pools. Batter up! Elizabeth in St. Paul can't believe somebody invented pancakes in a spray can. She's also disturbed to find they're USDA organic. What's next, cheese in a spray can? Oh, wait... Carp diem. Seize the toes? Michelle in PA tries to gross out Dori with fish pedicures. It worked. Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Remember, we don't sell your info and we won't mention you on the show if you're a big chicken! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 18 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Take a Hip Dip

More Hip Than Hippie #161 - Take a Hip Dip More Americans than ever own swimming pools and spas. Heck, even Val is getting a hot tub! How do you avoid the nasty chemicals? Can a pool be energy efficient? Dori and Val dive into this topic... Beer and Chocolate: Beer: GnarlyWine Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Co.in Petaluma, CA. Uh-oh, Val makes her "malt face"! Chocolate: Haigh's Gourmet Dark Chocolate from Australia, sent by listener Shaun in Melbourne. Fair dinkum! Hip News and Finds Finds: But where's the Boardwalk? Parker Brothers/Hasbro prepares to launch the new Monopoly World Edition next month, but they don't have a monopoly on fun! Check out Earthopoly for a guilt-free greedy good time! Roxanne! Alison! Veronica! Dori hopes to re-acquaint herself with all these musical ladies when she attends the local Police/Elvis Costello concert. Sadly, Val sits this one out. Hip News We're blown away! The small town of Rock Port, Missouri is the first in the US powered solely by wind. Hang on to your hairdo! A Twitter pill to swallow. Members of the US Congress are banned from social networking sites. We think that's twuly twagic! Koala Knievel? A tale of survival Down Under the grill of a speeding car! But did rescuers have to name him Lucky? Teenie Weenie Greenie™ It's time to come out of the closet...and bring those old clothes with you! Did you know the average American throws away 68 lbs. of clothing every year? As the new season and the new school year approach, freshen your fashions by swapping gently-worn garments with a friend or two. Who wants Dori's banana-yellow Ditto jeans from 1977? Take a Hip Dip More Americans than ever own swimming pools and spas. Heck, even Val is getting a hot tub! How do you avoid the nasty chemicals? Can a pool be energy efficient? The Hipsters dive into this topic and learn that pools can be even greener than your hair after a dip in the chlorine! Your pool can be blue AND green! The Practical Environmentalist has good tips to reduce the flipper-print of your pool or spa. Salty-dipping? A cool alternative is a saltwater pool. We'll try it with tequila and some lime. Swim with the fishes. Natural pools use aquatic plants and aerators, like an aquarium. Can you dig it? Oh yes, you can! Does this make me look tubby? Save money and energy with a solar-heated hot tub. Val might give this a try! Hmm, needs more paprika... A wood-burning hot tub? Sure, just add carrots and a bouillon cube, then have your friends for dinner! Greenwashing. Keep your pool or spa clean with some eco-friendly products. Listener Emails Holy Heat Wave, we have another shimmering collection of listener emails! Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and bits of your brain at our Shout-out! Thanks to tiffanytomato for the mention on replayground. We love you man! Kati did... start a new podcast, that is! Hipster Kati Neville and friend sign on with The Saver's Kitchen. OD'ed on TV. Vanessa from Wis-KAAAHHN-sinn (by way of Oregon) unplugged the boob tube and discovered podcasts. We approve. Man Sikhs Recycling. James from PA visited India and laments the lack of "green" awareness. The beer wasn't great either. Fade to graywater. Liz in Brooklyn recommends flushing the toilet with your used water. It's not like you were going to drink it, right? Greenie weds Weenie. New listener Sarah in Ohio wants to green her hubby. Make small changes around the house and show him how much money you've saved, Sarah. Or withhold sex. Val's in trouble! Jessica calmly points out that not all large families are wasteful; sometimes the opposite is true. Val agrees. And there is peace across the land. Lurker Love! Leandro checked in from Sao Paulo, Brazil. We tried to follow you on Twitter, dude, but you post in Portuguese and Dori only understands the swear words! Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Remember, we don't sell your info and we won't mention you on the show if you're a big chicken! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 16 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

More Hip Than Hippie #160 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes The Hipsters discuss the ongoing salmonella contamination in America's tomato, pepper and cilantro supplies. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Shock Top Belgian White Ale by Anheuser-Busch. A feisty little Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with spices, by the newest member of the InBev family! Chocolate: Hebert's Fully Loaded Dark Turtle bar, with rich dark chocolate, pecans, pralines and toffee. Dori goes nuts with the nuts! Hip News and Finds Finds:Say "green cheese!" Nikon's new Coolpix S52 camera includes a month's worth of carbon offsets with purchase, thanks to Ritz Camera. The air up there: The city of Paris installs a giant helium balloon that changes color with the air quality. Viva la pollution! Heard the news? It's all good! Pay a visit to goodnewsnetwork.org, and turn that frown upside down! Hip News:Bush Lifts Ban on Offshore Drilling. Our favorite chief executive challenges Congress to do the same. Pour a glass of beer and rant along with Val. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ really sucks: think about the impact of your trusty vacuum cleaner. Keep it tuned up, use it less, or replace it with a more energy-efficient model. Or try to pry Val's Dyson out of her cold dead hand. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes The Hipsters discuss the ongoing salmonella contamination in America's tomato, pepper and cilantro supplies. How do you avoid being the latest victim? We'll reveal which tomatoes are OK to eat and cover the basics of food safety. We're still undecided on whether to pronouce the first "L" in salmonella, however. Pass the salsa, por favor! The Centers for Disease Control keeps the public informed. Keep the nasty bugger away. It's not just us. Denmark is suffering too. Surprise! The L.A. Times has an opinion! Listener Emails Great smoky skies of California, we have a bunch of entertaining listener emails! Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and bits of your brain at our MHTH forum! Yo, y'all! Dylan took his South Carolina twang all the way to Brooklyn as he tries to be a "greener" jeweler. He shares an article on recycling. If you build it.. Tim from Wis-KAAHHN-sinn invokes "Field of Dreams", one of Val's fave movies. Perhaps Dori should rent it again. You say it, we play it! Young Celeste in Saratoga wants us to do a show on eco-friendly swimming pools. Well Celeste, maybe (next show) sometime soon (next show) we'll get around (next show) to that topic! Doggie deposits Lurker Leslie in jolly ole England has a poopy puppy! We recommend BioBags to keep the transaction green and clean. Lurker Love! Pete checked in from Cape May, New Jersey, and Kevin says hi from Cleveland, Ohio. Nice to hear from you! Shout out! Thanks for mentioning us on You Oughta Write a Blog. We agree, we are too damn funny! Hipster Roll-call! We want all you lurkers to make yourselves known by e-mailing us at hip@greenfeet.com. Remember, we don't sell your info and we won't mention you on the show if you're a big chicken! Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Fri, 11 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Hold Your Water

More Hip Than Hippie #159 - Hold Your Water Dori and Val talk about harvesting rainwater and greywater. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale Chocolate: Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Carmel Cups Hip News and Finds Finds: There's a bathroom on the right. Merriam-Webster introduced the new word Mondegreen which means, "a word or phrase that results from mishearing or misinterpreting a song lyric". Blondes have more fun. Looking for an eco-friendly way to get those sun-kissed golden locks this Summer? Try mixing 2 teaspoons of fine sea salt, 1 cup of warm water, and 4-5 drops of grapefruit essential oil (or any citrus essential oil will do) in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the mixture on damp, clean, well-conditioned hair for some Summer highlights. Hip News: Vague outcome from G8. President George Bush signed a G8 deal to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, the deal was quite vague, not even specifying the baseline for this 50 percent reduction. Prius manufacturing coming stateside. Toyota will start producing the hybrid Prius in the U.S. for the first time.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to calculate your water footprint at H2Oconserve.org. Hold Your Water Dori and Val talk about harvesting rainwater and greywater. Check the links below for more information. Greywater.com Planning a greywater system Sample greywater installations Find a Rainwater harvest system at Aquabarrel.com Greywater and Rainwater use saves water and money Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Pack mentality. If you're a fan of Twitter like Michelle is, you might enjoy TwitterPacks, which has "packs" of people you can follow based on a common interest. Hipsters might be interested in the environmental pack. What's brewing? Ken was happy to hear the homebrewing episode last week, as it is a passion of his. He blogs about his homebrewing adventures on the Brewin' Green blog. www.brewgreen.blogspot.com/. Who knew? Shayna sent along a surprising article about how you can't always trust that products with the Energy Star label are energy efficient. Peace out, PVC. Martin was wondering if there is an alternative to the PVC piping used in underground irrigation systems. Click here to find out about alternatives such as clay or concrete pipes. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 09 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Going the Green Mile

More Hip Than Hippie #158 - Going the Green Mile Dori and Val talk about how to stay green on the road and how to save some money on gas. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Shakespeare Stout by Rogue Brewery Chocolate: World Market Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate Hip News and Finds Finds: Here comes the rain. Cyber-Rain is a sprinkler system you can control from computer. Frosty brews. If you're in the area, check out the Terrapin New York Beer Expo in Rhinebeck, NY. Hip News:Algae attack! An algae bloom is causing panic for Olympic officials in China. It covers one-third of the sea where sailors are sent to compete in just one month. It's melting. Scientists believe that the North Pole may be briefly ice-free by September due to global warming.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Listener Terry and is a tip for soothing insect bites and stings. Next time a bug bite has you buggin', try rubbing a mint leaf over the sting. Going the Green Mile Dori and Val talk about how to stay green on the road and how to save some money on gas. Check the links below for more information. Driving Green: 10 Ways to Be More Eco-friendly on the Road EPA Green Vehicle Guide FuelEconomy.gov Find a motor oil recycling facility near you Get the most mileage from your current car Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Make your voice heard! Sommer, the Green & Clean Mom has teamed up with the new eco-friendly magazine Positively Green to find out what YOU want to read about. Submit your story ideas and one will be chosen to be featured in an upcoming issue. If your idea is chosen, you'll win a one-year subscription to the magazine! Melts in your mouth. . you know the rest. Brian sent along an article about how M&M Mars is going to sequence the DNA of chocolate to try and improve production. Who knew? Patrick found an article about how an ingredient in watermelon can have effects similar to those of Viagra. Va-va-voom! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 02 Jul 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Home Brewing for Hipsters

More Hip Than Hippie #157 - Home Brewing for Hipsters Dawn McDonald, owner of the Chico Home Brew Shop stops by to chat about one of our favorite things: BEER! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: You can't buy this is any store! Dawn brought in a couple of her own specialty home brews. Chocolate: Barettini Extra Dark Chocolate 72% by Droste Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip 3rd Anniversary Quiz Drawing Winner! Drum roll, please. . . . Molly from Baltimore! Congratulations Molly, and thanks to all who entered! Treehuggers unite! DateforTrees.com is on online dating service that hooks you up with like-minded people AND donates a tree to American Forests for each month you are a paid member of their service. You can sign up for free and see if it's right for you before upgrading to a paid membership. The results are in. Oprah has concluded her 21-day vegan cleansing process. During the 3 weeks, with the exception of olive oil, all the food she ate was grown in her garden. Hip News: White House still withholding. The White House is drying to block the U.S. EPA from releasing a document that shows how the Clean Air Act could be used to regulate greenhouse gases. The Bush Legacy. A new initiative will ask San Francisco voters to change the name of a prize-winning water treatment plant to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. Now that's what we call good, old fashioned bathroom humor! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sticking with the topic of this episode, this week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to try an Organic Beer (if you are of legal drinking age, of course). If you're too young to drink beer, or just don't like beer (gasp!) try an organic juice. Home Brewing for Hipsters Dawn McDonald, owner of the Chico Home Brew Shop stops by to chat about one of our favorite things: BEER! You can email Dawn with any questions you might have about home brewing at dawn@chicohomebrewshop.com. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Locally Known. Sydney sent along an article about a company called Locally Known. It's a farm company in Maine with a goal of providing New England fresh greens. Composting made easy. Tyus is trying to convince his mom to start composting, but she's worried about not having enough space and the smell. If you have enough room outdoors, an Envirocycle Composter is great. For indoor composting and small spaces, try an odor-free automatic composter, like the NatureMill Plus or NatureMill Pro. Plant peril. Brian sent in a couple links about how global warming is affecting plants and how the Ozone is bad for plants. He also wanted everyone to check out Farm Fountains, sculptural ecosystems you can eat. Organic Brew Robert tried his first organic beer recently, Stone Mill pale ale. Hipster Welcome! We wanted to welcome new listener Rob, who discovered More Hip Than Hippie while on CleanMPG.com. Free fun in DC. Cassi is planning to take advantage of the free bike tours offered by the National Park Service on her next trip to Washington DC. Litter box solutions. Hilary has discovered a less wasteful option for her cat's litter box. She uses aquarium gravel with a sifting litter box. The idea is to pick up the sifter with the litter, pour the cat urine down the drain, put the poo in the trash, and then wash and rinse the aquarium gravel. Homemade freezer chocolate. Give Hilary's homemade freezer chocolate recipe a try: Heat 1 cup of coconut oil, Agave syrup till sweetened, and 1 cup of cacao powder. Chop 1 cup almonds and 1/2 cup candied ginger. Mix the almonds and ginger on some wax paper on a cookie sheet. Pour the chocolate mixture over it and make sure all of the almonds and ginger are coated. Freeze until hard, cut into bite sized pieces and store in the freezer. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 25 Jun 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Going on Staycation

More Hip Than Hippie #156 - Going on Staycation You might have noticed a little less change in your pocket lately. Gas prices are through the roof and Airlines are nickel-and-diming passengers for everything from the luggage they bring to a bag of peanuts. Save your money this Summer and instead of hitting the road for a little vay-kay, enjoy a staycation! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Pyramid Hefeweizen Chocolate: World Market Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Hip News and Finds Finds: Paying a hefty price. Listener Trystan recently talked about the real cost of travel on her Yahoo! Green blog, Green Picks. Using a widget called Real Costs, you can calculate the carbon emissions of your upcoming trip, and compare the emissions between traveling by plane, car, bus, and train. Sharing a bright idea. This is from the Yahoo! Green blog EcoGeek. Sam Goldman is using his company, d.light design, to bring LED and solar-powered lamps to the 1.6 billion people in the world without access to electricity. The Green (and great) Guide. Pick up the Summer 2008 issue of The Green Guide for a great article breaking down the meanings of different beef labels. While you're perusing the pages, check out the Editor's favorite green products. One of the products featured is the Knoend Lite2go, available at Greenfeet.com! Hip News: Seven B-B-B-Billion? The world's population will reach a staggering 7 billion by 2012 according to a new government projection.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is courtesy of GreenBarMitzvahs.blogspot.com and is a great way to "recycle" the flowers and arrangements from your special event. At the end of your event, donate your flowers to a nursing home or hospital. Try talking to your florist before hand and ask if they will pick them up after the event and deliver them to a worthwhile cause. Going on Staycation You might have noticed a little less change in your pocket lately. Gas prices are through the roof and Airlines are nickel-and-diming passengers for everything from the luggage they bring to a bag of peanuts. Save your money this Summer and instead of hitting the road for a little vay-kay, enjoy a staycation! Urban Dictionary: staycation. Save money and gas with a staycation. Prepare your home for a staycation. Find free and cheap activities in your state. If you are planning on hitting the road this Summer, check out these road trip tips. More Hip Than Hippie 3rd Anniversary Quiz: Answers Thanks for everyone who entered! Here are the answers to the quiz! Name 3 items from Co-Op America's list of 21 things you didn't know you could recycle. Click here to see the list. What is the official EPA label for products designed to use less water? WaterSense Val was featured as an Entrepreneur Mom in what magazine? Working Mother Magazine In episode #132 "Frankenfoods", we learned about the FlavrSavr, a genetically modified: C. tomato From episode #109 "Surviving a Dry Spell": what are the 3 types of drought? Meterological, agricultural, hydrological A United Nations report named which country as the best in the world in which to live? Iceland Episode #120 featured no beer. What was the reason? It was too early! Which type of television uses the most power? The least power? Plasma uses the most power, rear projection uses the least. Name 2 of the Top 10 Tips for Eco Kids. Throw away as little as you can. Buying used is more hip than buying new. Appreciate open spaces. Where electricity comes from. Appreciate water. The answer to "Paper vs. Plastic?" is "Neither". Grow something. Respect other cultures. It's better to give than to receive. Respect nature. The first-ever Hipster meet-up took place in what city? San Francisco Doing this wastes a cup of gas every 5 minutes. What is it? Idling in your car We talked with Amy Tucker, inventor of Xeko trading card game. She told us Xeko's motto is: A. Have fun, do good What is the name of the energy-saving version of Google? Blackle Match the guest author with their book/magazine/website: 1. Dan Esty - D. Green To Gold 2. Bruce Littlefield - E. Merry Christmas America 3. Patricia Carol Brooks - A. Aromatherapy Thymes 4. Trystan Bass - B. Yahoo! Green 5. Jen Trolio - F. Ready Made 6. Leah Guy - C. A Girl Named Guy Name the 3 types of alternative energy covered in our series this year. Clean coal, ocean power, nuclear power Our friend One-F Jef owns the local Chico franchise of what eco-friendly business? Cartridge World What should you spray to keep skunks away? Perfume Name 2 concerts Dori and Val attended together this past year. Rick Springfield and Davy Jones Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a good night's sleep? D. Freshen your breath Hipster Kati Neville wrote a book called what? Fix, Freeze, Feast WWOOF is an organization that puts travelers in touch with: A. organic farms What does rBGH stand for? recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone Which brewing company's beers were sampled more than any other in the past year? Lagunitas Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne received the 2007 Rubber Dodo award from the Center for Biological Diversity for what stunning accomplishment? Going 1 year and 90 days without listing a new species as endangered or threatened. Vermicomposting involves the use of what slimy disgusting creature? Worms Translate the following Boontling phrase into English: "I'm going to boarch a horn of steinber with my applehead." "I'm going to drink a beer with my girlfriend" BONUS QUESTION: What are the names of Dori's 2 goats? Panda and Phoenix Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Happy birthday! Listeners and friends Elizabeth and Michele celebrated their 40th birthdays on the 21st (Michele) and 23rd (Elizabeth) of June. Check out the great picture of them above wearing their royal birthday tiaras. Have a Hip birthday ladies! Cheers! Recycling CFL's and how to save gas money. Kristi in Minneapolis sent in a couple links. First, she was excited to learn that you can now recycle old CFL's at Home Depot stores across the country. She also found a great article with 66 ways to spend less on gasoline. Step up to the challenge. Carrie and her mother have started their own 29-Day Chocolate Challenge. The only rule? They must consume of the chocolate nature every day for 29 days. Track their progress on Carrie's blog, She's Gone Wanderin'. Just for Rob. You know the story about Rob's cell phone museum . . . well now he can expand his collection. Big Ed discovered RetroBrick.com, a website that sells vintage cell phones. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 19 Jun 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Fabric of Our Lives

More Hip Than Hippie #155 - Fabric of Our Lives Polyester be gone! Dori and Val are talking about new, eco-friendly fabrics (and some old ones). Check the links below for more information. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Phuket Beer - and get your mind out of the gutter, it's pronounced "foo-ket"! Chocolate: SmartChick Sara sent in 2 kinds of chocolate this week, both by Winnipesaukee Chocolates in New Hampshire: Rattlesnake Island dark chocolate with cayenne and Madame Chiang dark chocolate with candied ginger. Hip News and Finds Finds: Cheers! Several major hotel chains, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Kimpton Hotels, have started carrying organic alcohols in their bars. This is a trend we could get used to! Scratch-'n'-sniff-'n'-win. The Colorado Lottery recently began selling $3 Scented Crossword tickets. When players scratch off the latex in the play area, the scent is activated. Choose from Crossword Bouquet, Chocolate Crossword, and Coffee Crossword. Live long and prosper. Extend your life and have fun while your at it with this list of 10 Fun Ways to Live Longer from About.com. Hip News: Milk: Does a body harm? Government health officials are cracking down on raw milk because they are concerned about the spread of food-borne illnesses. Zero-emission car. The FCX Clarity is Honda's new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel car that rolled off the Japanese production line Monday, June 16th. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Purchase at least one eco-friendly garment for your Fall wardrobe. Fabric of Our Lives Polyester be gone! Dori and Val are talking about new, eco-friendly fabrics (and some old ones). Check the links below for more information. Organic Trade Association Organic.org OrganicExchange.org OrganicClothing.blogs.com Patagonia clothing and gear Greenyarn More Hip Than Hippie 3rd Anniversary Quiz You could win 1 of 2 totally awesome eco-friendly prize packs! We're not sure what all is in the prize pack yet, but we can promise that it will be some super fantastic stuff! Here's how you can enter: Answer all the questions to the quiz below. Email your answers to hip@greenfeet.com by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Two ways to win. The FIRST person to submit all the correct answers wins a prize pack. All others who answer all the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing to win the second prize pack. More Hip Than Hippie 3rd Anniversary Quiz Name 3 items from Co-Op America's list of 21 things you didn't know you could recycle. What is the official EPA label for products designed to use less water? Val was featured as an Entrepreneur Mom in what magazine? In episode #132 "Frankenfoods", we learned about the FlavrSavr, a genetically modified: A. potato B. pig C. tomato D. mustache From episode #109 "Surviving a Dry Spell": what are the 3 types of drought? A United Nations report named which country as the best in the world in which to live? Episode #120 featured no beer. What was the reason? Which type of television uses the most power? The least power? Name 2 of the Top 10 Tips for Eco Kids. The first-ever Hipster meet-up took place in what city? Doing this wastes a cup of gas every 5 minutes. What is it? We talked with Amy Tucker, inventor of Xeko trading card game. She told us Xeko's motto is: A. Have fun, do good B. Don't worry, be happy C. May the force be with you D. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands What is the name of the energy-saving version of Google? Match the guest author with their book/magazine/website: 1. Dan Esty 2. Bruce Littlefield 3. Patricia Carol Brooks 4. Trystan Bass 5. Jen Trolio 6. Leah Guy A. Aromatherapy Thymes B. Yahoo! Green C. A Girl Named Guy D. Green to Gold E. Merry Christmas America F. Ready Made Name the 3 types of alternative energy covered in our series this year. Our friend One-F Jef owns the local Chico franchise of what eco-friendly business? What should you spray to keep skunks away? Name 2 concerts Dori and Val attended together this past year. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a good night's sleep? A. Keep your heart healthy B. Bolster your memory C. Reduce risk of depression D. Freshen your breath Hipster Kati Neville wrote a book called what? WWOOF is an organization that puts travelers in touch with: A. organic farms B. their inner dog C. ugly singles What does rBGH stand for? Which brewing company's beers were sampled more than any other in the past year? Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne received the 2007 Rubber Dodo award from the Center for Biological Diversity for what stunning accomplishment? Vermicomposting involves the use of what slimy disgusting creature? Translate the following Boontling phrase into English: "I'm going to boarch a horn of steinber with my applehead." BONUS QUESTION: What are the names of Dori's 2 goats? Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Across the Great States. As you might of heard on several recent shows, listener Mike is moving across country from Florida to Washington. You can track his adventures on his blog, Across the Great States. Soak up the Sun. Veggy Liz in NYC was looking for some sunscreen recommendations that are both health and earth friendly. Val's a fan of UV Naturals. Stick to it. Michelle was excited to learn that Elmer's Glue has a recycling program that accepts empty glue bottles and glue sticks, by any brand. Super singles. Doug in Kansas sent in a list of the top cities for singles. Sweet offerings. Annie wanted to let everyone know about Hometown Candy, which gives customers the option of paying a little extra for biodegradable packing materials to be used for their order. Child's play. Doug wanted to recommend EcoChildsPlay.com, a website/blog about green parenting. See ya later, Styrofoam. Sandy's son decided that he would like to help their hometown of White Plains, New York ban the use Styrofoam. Way to go! They plan to track their progress on their blog, TenantsoftheEarth.blogspot.com. Making fleas flee. Julie, who owns a pet sitting business in Chicago, wanted to recommend some natural flea treatments for your pets: Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Play Dead Herbal Dog Collar Natural Chemistry De Flea Pet Area Spray Refueling. Brian sent in a bunch of links about how lower gas prices could be in our future: Turning plant matter into gasoline Can gasoline grow on trees? Is the Enron Loophole to blame for rising gas prices? Legislation updates regarding the Enron Loophole Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 12 Jun 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Third Anniversary Show

More Hip Than Hippie #154 - Third Anniversary Show Dori and Val celebrate More Hip Than Hippie's 3rd Anniversary and talk about greening your green - socially responsible investing. Listen closely - there's a coupod in this episode for some sweet savings at Greenfeet.com! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hop Trip Ale by Deschutes Brewery Chocolate: Chocolat Montignac by Cupidon Chocolatier sent in by Listener Sebastien. Thanks Sebastien! Hip News and Finds Finds: For your viewing pleasure. If you're looking for some green viewing, look no further than Discovery Networks Planet Green. Planet Green is the first 24-hour cable channel devoted to living a green lifestyle. A special 'tweet' for bird lovers. Whether you're an avid bird watcher or just need a break from the work day, check out Bird Cinema. It's like YouTube, but all clips of different birds in the wild. A different kind of Lifesaver. The Lifesaver is the World's first portable virus-filtering water bottle, offering clean drinking water from any source. Besides being convenient on when camping, this device could help to make safe, clean drinking water available in developing countries, war zones, and disaster areas. Hip News: Just kill off 90% of the population, that's all. A professor at the University of Texas believes he's found a solution to Earth's environmental problems: kill off 90% of the human population. Well, you can't say he isn't creative, but I think we'll keep exploring other options. . . Do you still get full credit if the report is turned in late? The White House has finally released a Global Warming report, a mere four years after they were required to.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Smoking weeds. Tired of those pesky weeds taking over your yard? Try this this simple homemade recipe to stop them in their tracks. Start with a quart size spray bottle. Mix 1-1.5 cups of vinegar (preferably 20% acidity) and 1.5 cup dish soap. Add solution to the spray bottle and fill the rest of the way with water. Shake well. Spray directly on weeds. The vinegar kills the weeds while the dish soap holds it in place. The best time to spray is in the middle of the day. Socially Responsible Investing Putting our money where our mouth is. As we all know already, living a green lifestyle is more than recycling and bringing your own bag. Socially responsible investing grows your nest egg while supporting projects that are making the world a greener place. Check the links below for more information about how you can green your green. Cause investing: Do-it-yourself giving How to green your investments More Hip Than Hippie 3rd Anniversary Quiz You could win 1 of 2 totally awesome eco-friendly prize packs! We're not sure what all is in the prize pack yet, but we can promise that it will be some super fantastic stuff! Here's how you can enter: Answer all the questions to the quiz below. Email your answers to hip@greenfeet.com by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Two ways to win. The FIRST person to submit all the correct answers wins a prize pack. All others who answer all the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing to win the second prize pack.   More Hip Than Hippie 3rd Anniversary Quiz Name 3 items from Co-Op America's list of 21 things you didn't know you could recycle. What is the official EPA label for products designed to use less water? Val was featured as an Entrepreneur Mom in what magazine? In episode #132 "Frankenfoods", we learned about the FlavrSavr, a genetically modified: A. potato B. pig C. tomato D. mustache From episode #109 "Surviving a Dry Spell": what are the 3 types of drought? A United Nations report named which country as the best in the world in which to live? Episode #120 featured no beer. What was the reason? Which type of television uses the most power? The least power? Name 2 of the Top 10 Tips for Eco Kids. The first-ever Hipster meet-up took place in what city? Doing this wastes a cup of gas every 5 minutes. What is it? We talked with Amy Tucker, inventor of Xeko trading card game. She told us Xeko's motto is: A. Have fun, do good B. Don't worry, be happy C. May the force be with you D. Melts in your mouth, not in your hands What is the name of the energy-saving version of Google? Match the guest author with their book/magazine/website: 1. Dan Esty 2. Bruce Littlefield 3. Patricia Carol Brooks 4. Trystan Bass 5. Jen Trolio 6. Leah Guy A. Aromatherapy Thymes B. Yahoo! Green C. A Girl Named Guy D. Green to Gold E. Merry Christmas America F. Ready Made Name the 3 types of alternative energy covered in our series this year. Our friend One-F Jef owns the local Chico franchise of what eco-friendly business? What should you spray to keep skunks away? Name 2 concerts Dori and Val attended together this past year. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a good night's sleep? A. Keep your heart healthy B. Bolster your memory C. Reduce risk of depression D. Freshen your breath Hipster Kati Neville wrote a book called what? WWOOF is an organization that puts travelers in touch with: A. organic farms B. their inner dog C. ugly singles What does rBGH stand for? Which brewing company's beers were sampled more than any other in the past year? Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne received the 2007 Rubber Dodo award from the Center for Biological Diversity for what stunning accomplishment? Vermicomposting involves the use of what slimy disgusting creature? Translate the following Boontling phrase into English: "I'm going to boarch a horn of steinber with my applehead." BONUS QUESTION: What are the names of Dori's 2 goats? Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Cheers! Dakkar sent a link to East Green, the UK's first carbon neutral beer. Super salads. Rick is a big fan of salads and wanted to share a wonderful product he discovered. The SaladSac is made from 100% cotton and preserves the freshness of your salads by wicking away moisture, so your greens stay fresh for days longer than they would in a regular plastic bag. Natural flea treatments. Alison is looking for a natural flea treatment for her pooch. Val recommends checking out OnlyNaturalPet.com. Roadside attraction. Cassie wanted to recommend a good pit stop for Listener Mike on his cross-country trip. Thorp Fruit Stand is near the middle of Washington state on I-90, about 50-100 miles out of Seattle. It's a huge indoor market with a wide selection of fresh fruits, produce, natural body care, and more. Coral-safe sun protection. Did you know that some of the chemicals in sunscreen can bleach and kill coral reefs? Trystan did some research on this subject in her new blog post Sunscreen Safety Basics. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 05 Jun 2008
SIZE: 27.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Your Screen

More Hip Than Hippie #153 - Green Your Screen Dori and Val are talking about how to recycle old televisions and what to look for in a new one. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale by Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, AZ. Thanks to Michele for sending this in! Chocolate: Zotter Organic Beer sent in by Kellie. Thanks! Hip News and Finds Finds: Swimming upstream. Chilean designer Claudia Escobar has unveiled her unusual new creation: a salmon-skin bikini. That's hot. Harness the power of the sun, and always be on time, with a solar-powered watch. The Eco-Drive series by Citizen uses an ultra-thin disk of silicone under the dial that converts light into electricity to power the watch. You know your watch needs a recharge when the second hand starts to move in 2 second intervals. Searching for a new mouse? Google has unveiled the new Google Recycled Mini Wireless Mouse. Available in red or blue, compact and portable, the mouse is made from recycled plastic and packaged in recycled materials. The best part? You can pick one up for just $19.20. I'm molting! Scientists in New Zealand have developed a process that turns animal protein waste (the blood and feathers) into plastic. Out of this world. Japanese beer company Sapporo Breweries will be testing a new brew made with barley descended from grains that traveled in outer space. Good luck getting your hands on Space Beer, as the will only be making 100 bottles. Hip News: Look at the bright side. A recent study expects that jobs in the solar business will grow by an average of 50% over the next year.   Green Your Screen For your viewing pleasure. In case you haven't heard, in February 2009 the United States will switch from analog to digital television signals. If you have an analog television, it will no longer work after the switch unless you have a converter box. Since so many analog televisions are facing the landfill, Dori and Val are talking about how to recycle old televisions and what to look for in a new one. Check out the links below for more information. Get your TV Converter Box Coupon TV recycling picking up steam Which Big Box Store Recycling Program is best? HDTV power consumption compared The basics of TV power TV power-saving tips Example of calibration settings TechSoup.com's TechFinder Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Cut down on catalogs. New listener Julie recently discovered that she was receiving 45 catalogs per month. Proudly, she now receives zero catalogs per month thanks to CatalogChoice.org. Number crunching. Michelle sent along an article about explains why a high cocoa number doesn't always mean higher quality. You must be mistaken. Kellie was shocked when she read that Fortune Magazine rated Anheuser-Busch as America's most admired company based on quality of their products and services. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Calorie counting. Michelle found Rompicollo Chocolate, a tablet of chocolate whose portions come printed with calorie counts carved directly on the surface. You choose your perfect portion! Cross-country travels. Ilsa wanted to recommend KOA (Kampgrounds of America) for anyone traveling across country. They're all over the country, very clean, and very affordable. Waiting to exhale. Tim found BreathingEarth.net, which is a visualization of population changes and carbon emissions. The benefits of being Green & Clean. Sommer wanted to let everyone know about the launch of her new and improved website, GreenandCleanMom.org. To celebrate, Sommer will be have weekly green giveaways for the next two months. Check it out! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 29 May 2008
SIZE: 47.3 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Moo U

More Hip Than Hippie #152 - Moo U Dr. Cindy Daley, a Professor of Animal Science at Chico State and bona fide bovine expert, stops by the patio to chat with Dori and Val. Also, the triumphant return of Jillicious. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Curve Ball Kolsch by Pyramid Brewing Chocolate: Playa del Coco by Seeds of Change. Certified organic 61% dark chocolate with coconut. Hip News and Finds Finds: Rocking out with Rick. Dori and Val spent last Friday night rocking out at Rick Springfield Concert. The even got to go to the meet and greet! Products have footprints too! The Sopris Foundation calculated the pounds of carbon dioxide used to produce and transport everyday products to your home. body+soul. We have a couple of finds from the June 2008 edition of body+soul magazine. Chico-based Butte Creek Brewing's Organic Porter won best dark beer in the organic beer taste test. Goodwill Industries has joined forces with designer Nick Graham to create the William Good repurposed clothing line. This line aims to save 100% of unsold donated items from ending up in the landfill. Graham's team embellishes the unsold items into one-of-a-kind garments. You can buy William Good clothes at Eco Citizen Boutique. Hip News: Putting an end to excess gas. Nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have instituted a fee of 4.4 cents for every ton of greenhouse gases emitted by businesses. Over 1 million served. Worldwide sales of the Toyota Prius have passed the 1 million mark. Coral Reefs getting burned. Sun screen lotions used by beach-goers are a major cause of coral bleaching according the European Commission.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Eau de Peewww! Has a skunk decided to move in a little to close your home? This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to give your unwelcome (and stinky) neighbor an eviction notice and get rid of some old perfume at the same time. Not surprisingly, skunks generally avoid perfume. Cut the foot and ankle off an old nylon stocking. Take some scrap yarn, douse it in the old perfume, and tuck it inside the foot of the stocking you just cut. Tie the top in a knot and stash any place you want discourage skunks. Moo U Dr. Cindy Daley, a Professor of Animal Science at Chico State and bona fide bovine expert, stops by the patio to chat with Dori and Val. Cindy works at the University Organic Dairy Farm, more affectionately known as Moo U. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! It's in the bag. Hilary sent along an article about Daniel Burd, an Ontario High School student who figured out how to decompose a plastic bag in just three months. Meet Mrs. Bono. Dee sent along this one just for Dori. Ali Hewson, the wife of Bono of U2, has created an ethical skincare company, Nude. A barrel of lies? Brian sent an article which claims that future traders are deliberately driving up the price of oil. It says that in reality, the price of oil should be closer to $70/barrel. HP's Eco Solutions Program. Kellie wanted everyone to know about Hewlett-Packard's Eco Solutions Program. The program helps consumers identify HP products and initiatives designed with the planet in mind. Previously loved! Jillicious discovered Gems & Jewels - The Little Green Bridal Shop. The site offers a wide selection of gorgeous, pre-loved bridal attire and accessories. Rethinking how we stock our shelves. Shannyn was cleaning out her pantry a couple of weeks ago and it made her think of the Eat Green, Save Green episode of More Hip. Now she strives to buy fewer processed foods and stock her pantry shelves with fresh, local food. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 21 May 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Big O

More Hip Than Hippie #151 - The Big O May is Asthma Awareness month, so Dori and Val are talking the Big O aka the Ozone - get your mind out of the gutter! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blue Marble Organic Pilsner Chocolate: Dark Chocolate Buttons by the Chocolate Alchemist sent in by Listener Tom Collins. Thanks Tom! Hip News and Finds Finds: Green Grads. The University of Washington has announced plans to create the largest environmental college in the world. We need better public transportation! The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has launched a video contest aimed at encouraging lawmakers to better our public transportation systems. Find out more about the contest by clickinghere. Harness the power of the sun! A Japanese lingerie manufacturer has created a solar powered bra. Do your homework before you donate. The recent natural disasters in Myanmar and China have us all thinking how we can help. Before you send off a check, read the Donor's Guide to Global Emergencies. Holy Grass-fed Cow! Enter to win a Grass-fed cow and other tasty prizes from La Cense Beef at WinAGrassFedCow.com. Fashion statement. Designer Stephanie Sandstrom's EPA Dress has sensors in it that to detect the air quality of the surrounding atmosphere. Poor air quality causes the fabric to wrinkle and kink. On a clear day, the fabric lays smooth. Hip News:Bugging out. Actress Isabella Rossellini is working with the Sundance Channel to produce a series of short films called Green Porno. Trust us, it's not what you think. In the short films, Rossellini dresses up in costumes and impersonates various small creatures doing the deed. An organic frosty brew. The market for organic beer is growing according to the Organic Trade Association in Greenfield, MA. Up in smoke. The Bush Administration is planning on implementing new air quality rules that would make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks and wilderness areas. Change of position on emissions. Despite initially supporting California's request for full or partial permission to limit tail pipe emissions, the head of the EPA has reversed himself and denied the request.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Ditch the doggie bag. This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was sent in by listener Dave. To cut down on plastic bags when you're eating fast food, tell the people at the register that you're eating in, not taking the food out. When you tell them you're eating in, there won't be a bag and you can just grab your food and go. The Big O Dori and Val are talking the Big O aka the Ozone - get your mind out of the gutter! Ozone facts Check your local UV Index forecast Check your local Air Quality Index Contact your Regional EPA Office for air program information Ozone and your health Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Listener Nev in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine! Three new freeze ahead recipes from listener Kati's (Nev on the forum) book Fix, Freeze, Feast are featured in the June/July issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. It's on stands now, so check it out! This lady puts Dori and Val to shame! Dee sent a link to a YouTube video of a woman who speaks in 21 different accents in just about 3 minutes. Quench your thirst. Sandy sent along a recipe for some yummy Lavender Lemonade from his local health food store Mrs. Greens. Teens making a difference. Melissa is an advisor with a Junior Achievement company program and wanted to share the great work of her kids. The high school students wanted to create a product that encourage people to live more eco-friendly. They came up with the company name Green Ambition and sold kits that include a reusable water bottle, a sample of fair trade organic coffee, a spray bottle with a recipe for a natural cleanser, soy candles, a window insulation kit, coupons for local green businesses. They've sold over 200 kits since December and even won Company of the Year at their annual Junior Achievement awards. Way to go, Hipster Heroes! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 14 May 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Lean & Serene Green Caffeine

More Hip Than Hippie #150 - Lean & Serene Green Caffeine Dori and Val are talking about alternatives to caffeine and coffee. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Aviator Red and Blackbird Stout from Flying Bison Brewing Company and sent in by listener Perry. Thanks! Chocolate: 1848 Dark Chocolate 86% also sent in by Perry. Hip News and Finds Finds: Cork it! Check out this cool DIY cork trivet kit that gives new life to your old corks. Green Toys. Greenfeet.com is now carrying Green Toys, a line of toys made from BPA-free recycled plastic and made right here in the USA! Choose from the sand play set, indoor gardening set, or cookware and dining set. Present for Dori. Val brought a little present back for Dori from Vegas - a Bono signature series 25 t-shirt. 15% of the purchase proceeds will go to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Conservation Cotton Initiative.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to build your own root cellar. It will help you to extend the life of your produce. For more information on root cellars, click here. Lean & Serene Green Caffeine Dori and Val are talking about alternatives to caffeine and coffee. Teeccino- a blend of herbs, grains, fruits, and nuts that are roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee. Choice Organic Teas Guayaki Organic Yerba Mate Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Show your support! Listener Doug needs your support! He is participating in the relay for the life and raising money for cancer research in memory of his Mother-in-law who passed away this December. Support a great cause and donate by clicking here. It's getting hot in here! Katie just found out about a new eco-friendly way to heat your house instead of a radiator or electric baseboard heating - infrared heating. Redwell Infrared Heating sells giant ceramic tiles fitted with infrared heating elements. Eating crow. Jay sent along an article about flocks of crows are causing blackouts in Japan. Cart friendly. Onawa had a couple of links to share. The first is for Cart Helpers, reusable bags designed to fit inside your shopping cart. Also be sure to check out her blog. Shout out! Thanks to Jen for mentioning More Hip on her blog, New Green Mama. Strip! Lottie wanted to recommend the SmartStrip surge protector. It saves energy by turning off your computer and peripherals even if you forget. Mulching. New Listener Sarah wanted everyone to know about cocoa shell mulch. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 07 May 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Dr. Sustainability

More Hip Than Hippie #149 - A Chat with Dr. Sustainability Mark Stemen, head of the Sustainability program at California State University, Chico stops by to chat with Dori and Val about phantom loads. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Red Rocket Pale Ale by Bristol Brewing Company sent in by lurker and long time listener Michael. Thanks Michael! Chocolate: 3400 Phinney collection from TheoChocolate.com Hip News and Finds Finds: Don't have a cow, man! Following through their commitment to the environment, Universal Studios is utilizing green technology in the new 'The Simpsons Ride'. A hairy commitment. Or not so harry if you think about it. On Earth Day in an attempt to draw attention to the dangers of deforestation, Harrison Ford had his chest waxed on Access Hollywood. Ford is the vice chair of the global environmental group Conservation International. Hip News: Heavy lead. The EPA is pushing for tougher standards regarding airborne lead. They believe that the current allowable concentrations do not adequately protect the public, especially children. Chemical corruption? Mary Gade, top Midwest administrator for the EPA, resigned amid internal fights over chemical contamination near Dow Chemical's headquarters in Michigan. Gade told the Chicago Tribune she was forced to resign after drawing attention to Dow's actions. Gasp! Dirty air! The American Lung Association has come out with a report card ranking air quality across America.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to take a five minute walk around your house and unplug any appliances that aren't being used regularly - think cell phone charges, blenders, etc. This will cut off phantom loads and save you money on your energy bill. A Chat with Dr. Sustainability Mark Stemen, head of the Sustainability program at California State University, Chico stops by to chat with Dori and Val about phantom loads. If you have any questions for Mark, you can email him at m.stemen@csuchico.edu. Calculate your home's phantom load Is a 'Phantom' Stealing Your Electricity? Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Cut out the clip. Jillicious sent a link to a video that shows how to close bags without using a clip. Kids take a stand! One of the main industries in Cassi's community is chlorine and chemical manufacturing. She recently attended a public forum held by community members and biologists from Oceana.org urging the Olin, TN facility to reduce or eliminate the use of mercury in the production of their chemicals. Cassi's sons were so inspired that they decided to start educating their classmates and teachers about the problem and even created a petition. Unfortunately, the school's administration squashed their efforts as not to offend the chemical company which "does a great deal to support the school". Hrmph. We applaud the efforts of Cassi's sons and urge them to keep up the good work! Click here learn more about mercury pollution from chemical production and what you can do to help. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 01 May 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Talkin' Trash

More Hip Than Hippie #148 - Talkin Trash Bill Mannel, Manager of the Solid Waste program at our local Public Works Facility, stops by to talk about what really happens to waste that ends up in the landfill. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Oregon Honey Beer by MacTarnahan's Brewing Company Chocolate: A selection of goodies from IgnaFire Chocolates sent in by Clara. Thanks Clara! Hip News and Finds Finds: Recycling cell phones. Learn about how to recycle your old cell phone. Tread lightly. Outfit your car with environmentally responsible tires. Plucking perfection. Check out the Tweezerman Go Green Mini Slant Tweezers. For every one purchased, Tweezerman will donate $1.00 to the National Arbor Foundation. Hip News: A green AFTER-life. A green burial means you'll minimize your footprint on this planet even after you've passed on. Makes us wonder. . Kellie sent along an article that questions if big high-tech companies are green hypocrites.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano. It's a recipe for a homemade natural insecticide for your garden. Fill a reusable spray bottle with tap water and 1/2 cup of liquid castille soap (like Dr. Bronners). Shake it up and spray in your garden to repel aphids and other nasty bugs. For a stronger solution, add 3 cloves of minced garlic and let it sit for 1 hour before spraying.   Talkin' Trash Bill Mannel, Manager of the Solid Waste program at our local Public Works Facility, stops by to talk about what really happens to waste that ends up in the landfill. Listen in as they talk about what types of waste can and cannot go into the landfill. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Rubber duckie, you're the one! Catherine sent a link to fabulously phthalate-free rubber duckie. Beer Festival! Patrick wanted everyone to know about the World Beer Festival being held in North Carolina. Get your green, daily. Big thanks to Shawn, a writer for GreenDaily.com, for an awesome review of More Hip Than Hippie. Bike to work week. If you're looking for a Bike to Work Week event near you, James recommends checking out BiketoWorkWeek.org. Food is expensive, Eh? Jay sent a link to an article about how the rising price of grain is causing food prices in Canada to climb higher and higher. Green Books for Green Living. Listener Angela wanted to let everyone know about a great company that she works for, EcoBrain.com. It's an online retailer of eBooks about the environment and eco-friendly living. Good news, bad news. Brian sent along several links, so let's start with the good news first. A recent study shows that eating chocolate can lower your cholesterol. Now for the bad news: Shell Oil is projecting that the demand for oil is going to outstrip production by 2015. For more information, check out this interview and lecture with the head of Shell Oil. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 24 Apr 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Pedal Power

More Hip Than Hippie #147 - Pedal Power It's bike to work week, so Dori and Val talk about the benefits of biking. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hop Ottin' IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Check out Boontling, a type of slang used in the Anderson Valley. Chocolate: Dark Blueberry Fully Loaded bar by Hebert's Candies. Hip News and Finds Finds: Green browsing. Flock has launched the Eco-Edition Browser, offering a wide variety of environmental content. If you live in Oregon. . The Oregon Environmental Council has listings for eco-healthy childcare. Shout out! Thanks to the Green & Clean Mom and Motorcycling Through Life blogs for mentioning More Hip! Hip News: A lot of hot air. The Bush administration is urging the federal appeals court to set aside a ruling that gave states the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Drink it up. Nalegene will stop using plastic containing BPA in response to the recent concerns raised by the National Toxicology Program.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Katherine in Barstow, California. Instead of using cotton balls, Katherine cuts an unused sponge into cubes. Just rinse them out when you're finished. They work just as well and reduce your waste. Pedal Power Steve O'Brian, owner of Pullins Cyclery here in Chico, stops by to talk with Dori and Val about the ins and outs of biking. Check out the links below for more tips and info. How to buy the right bike for you Essential bike commuter gear Top 5 reasons to ride a bike Better World Club bicycle roadside assistance Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Recycling school lunch trays. Charlotte wrote in about RecycleTech, a company that created a process that recycles polystyrene lunch trays into plastic that can be used to make CD jewel cases and more. Forks, knives, and spoons, Oh my! Sara is looking for a good alternative to disposable plastic utensils. Val recommends stainless steel cutlery or bamboo cutlery. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 16 Apr 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Greenie Meets Weenie

More Hip Than Hippie #146 - Greenie Meets Weenie Global warming is a hoax? Sure, and I'm the Queen of England. Dori and Val discuss dealing with skeptics. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blackberry Blonde by Etna Brewing Co. Chocolate: Climate Change Chocolate by Bloomsberry & Company. It's 55% dark chocolate and for every bar purchased, TerraPass will purchase 133 lbs of verified carbon offsets. Go ahead, have your chocolate and eat it too! Hip News and Finds Finds: Green travels. Next time you're looking to book an eco-conscious vacation, check out the Green Travel Hub at RezHub.com. Hotels are given green scores of 1-5 branches based on how eco-friendly they are. Take a good long soak. Snorkel.com offers customers red-cedar spas heated by an underwater stove, so you take a long, hot bath without with using all the energy. For your viewing pleasure. Check out EarthDayTV.net. We'll drink to that! If you live in the Northeast US, next year you'll want to do your taxes with Tavern Tax. For 10 weeks each year before the tax deadline, you can make appointment at your local tavern to have your taxes done by a certified CPA. You can have a beer while they take care of your taxes. Permaculture Magazine. Win one of 100 free one year online subscriptions to Permaculture Magazine by recommend a community/project who you think they should support. Shout outs! Thanks to the YoGeek Workout Blog and ecochick shopping blog for mentioning More Hip Than Hippie and Greenfeet.com. Hip News: Go big or go home! The Palazzo Las Vegas has been named the largest green building in the world and given a Silver LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Ski green. The Mt. Bachelor ski resort will start purchasing 100% of its power from renewable energy sources beginning in June of this year.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to start a dialogue with 5 people about Earth Day. Talk about what Earth Day means to them and share what you're doing to make the planet a better place. When Greenie Meets Weenie Dori and Val talk about dealing with skeptics. Check out the links below for information and tools for talking with skeptics. The We Campaign from Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection Climate Change: a skeptic's guide from the ThinkingShift blog Answers to Global Warming Skeptics How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic from Grist.org Global Warming Myths and Facts Climate Myths Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Let is all hang out. Dot wanted everyone to know that April 19th is National Hanging Out Day, a day to encourage people to line dry their clothes. Cool down. Brandi wanted to recommend the Futuregirl blog that has some great tips for keeping your house cool when you live on the high level floors of a building. Yahoo! for Earth Day. Trystan wanted to spread the word about Yahoo!'s Earth Day Campaign. They have partnered with FreeCycle and are encouraging people to check out the FreeCycle by hiding Earth-friendly prizes in random reuse groups. Check it out and you could win a Smart Car, organic food delivery, and other green products. A Message from the Earth. Colin and Carrick have made another amazing video entitled "Message from the Earth'. It's a wonderful video with an important message. Diaper duty. Liz wanted to let all the new parents out there know about Fleurville.com, which makes awesome diaper bags that are PVC free. Green product reviews. Christina wants everyone to check out the beta for Huddler.com, a website with green product reviews. A new web series from Sundance Channel. Lindsey wanted everyone to know about an upcoming original web series, The Good Fight. Plastic bottles bad for boobies! Brian sent an article about how BPA from plastic bottles has been linked to breast cancer. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 10 Apr 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Dirty Dozen

More Hip Than Hippie #145 - The Dirty Dozen Dori and Val delve into the Dirty Dozen - twelve unhealthy products you should avoid. Out with the old, in with the new! Dori and Val have relocated to a new patio with new equipment. There is still some tweaking to do as they get settled, so please bear with us! Thanks! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Wolaver's Certified Organic Oatmeal Stout Chocolate:Organic Mint Dark Chocolate 72% by the Organic Seed & Bean Company Hip News and Finds Finds: From our cold, dead hands! If you weren't already convinced that global warming was a problem, now our beer is at risk. Global warming is making it increasingly difficult to grow barley, which could drive up the price of beer over the coming years. Dumpster diving minus the dumpster. VDumpsters.com is a website that allows users to create a virtual dumpster and upload items for other people to search and claim - all for free! Hip News: Toys 'R' Green? Toys 'R' Us has launched a new line of environmentally friendly toys. Cup of joe? Wal-Mart has introduced a new line of organic, Rainforest Alliance and fair trade certified coffees.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to follow these tips to extend the life of your rechargeable batteries and devices. Avoid extremes. Rechargeable devices work best at normal room temperature. Don't overcharge. Set a timer when charging your batteries so they don't overcharge. Discharge before storing. Before storing rechargeable batteries for an extended period of time, make sure to fully drain them. Store in cool conditions. Temperatures below 80 degrees Fahrenheit are best. Cool down. Allow batteries to cool for 30 minutes before recharging.   The Dirty Dozen Dori and Val talk about discuss The Dirty Dozen: 12 Products You Should Avoid, an article from Lighterfootstep.com. The list details twelve unhealthy or resource-intensive products that you should consider reducing or eliminating from your life completely. For alternatives to some of the products listed in the Dirty Dozen, stop by Greenfeet.com! bambu Veneerware compostable plates and utensils Rechargeable batteries Eco-friendly pest control Natural house cleaners   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Help make a better world. Sandy wanted to let everyone know about BetterWorld.com, a website that works with libraries to resell books and then donate the money to fund literacy programs around the world. Looking for a green car? Chris is a fan of GreenAuto.com, a resource for information on all the types of cars. Square watermelons. Maile heard about the square watermelons on last week's show and wanted to pass along Instructables.com, which has directions for growing your own square watermelons. Green Career. Chibnik is a fan of Green Career Central for help on her search to find a green career. Number what? Shayna sent along an awesome article that explains what each of the plastic recycling symbols mean. Dude! Dell's gone green! Big Ed sent an article about how Dell's 2.1 million sq. ft. campus is now running on green energy. Just for Val. Josh found the perfect website for pronunciation-challenged Val. Forvo.com has audio snippets of people saying different words so you can hear how they sound. He also sent a link to an article about how 18 states are suing the EPA over emissions. Finally, he recommends the Publik House restaurant, voted the 2005 #1 beer bar in America. Where to send beer and chocolate for Dori and Val. More Hip Than Hippie 275 Fairchild Ave. #107 Chico, CA 95928 Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Thu, 03 Apr 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - CSA to Z

More Hip Than Hippie #144 - CSA to Z Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sierra Nevada Summerfest Chocolate: Perugina Bittersweet Chocolate Bar 60% Hip News and Finds Finds: Xerox has come up with a calculator that helps companies reduce energy used by printers, copiers, and other technology. The calculator considers factors like the type of print cartridge, print color, speed, and number of pages printed per month. Hip News: Here fishy, fishy. Scientists are testing Pavlov's theory out in a slightly different environment: under water. Scientists will try to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time. "Green" Eggs. Do the eggs you eat from happy hens, roaming freely on a open range? Probably not. Most eggs come from confined animal feeding operations (CAFO's) in which thousands of hens are confined in small spaces. With a little research, you can ensure you're eating eggs from hens that treated humanely. Urban Decay The city of Boston is looking to build an urban, indoor composting facility. In addition to reducing the carbon emissions generated by transporting the waste outside the city, the facility would also utilize the methane from the decomposing waste to generate electricity.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was inspired by Earth Hour. Make a commitment to dine by candle light once a week. You'll enjoy the time spent bonding with friends and family - and use less energy while you're at it! CSA to Z Lee and Francine from our local CSA stop by the patio to chat with Dori and Val. They work at GRUB, which stands for Growing Resourcefully Uniting Bellies, which delivers a box of locally grown, organic produce by bike to your home each week. GRUB sets aside 25% of the veggies for low-income families at reduced or no cost. If you have any questions for Lee or Francine, you can email them at grubchico@yahoo.com. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Going batty. Nikki wrote in for advice to attract bats to her bat house. Pick up your own Bat House at Greenfeet.com. Thar she blows. Alex sent along a cool article about how some French wine will be transported as far as Canada by three-masted 19th century sail boats. Equal opportunity growing. Brian sent a news story about a study that shows identical crop yields from organically grown foods and those grown non-organically. The Fringe. Jay sent a link to his new forum, The Fringe. It's for people who want to eat food that is environmentally conscious, animal friendly, but not necessarily always vegetarian. The wonders of biodiesel. Kellie sent a link with the Top 15 Unexpected Uses for Biodiesel. She's not the brightest bulb. . . Sven sent an article about how Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has introduced the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act". The bill seeks to repeal the nationwide phase-out of conventional light bulbs. A mystery. James sent a link to an article about the mystery of global warming's missing heat. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! More Hip Than Hippie is sponsored by Greenfeet.com

DATE: Wed, 26 Mar 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Save the Earth, Save Cash

More Hip Than Hippie #143 - Save the Earth, Save Cash Dori and Val talk about how you can save some cash while you save the Earth. There's a coupod in this episode so listen closely! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Censored Rich Copper Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company Chocolate: Organic Dark Chocolate with Orange and Fig by Seeds of Change Hip News and Finds Finds: Hipster Hero. Christine wanted to everyone to know about her Hipster Hero, Dan Phillips. Dan set out to house the working poor by keeping usable building materials out of the landfill. He builds houses of a town's discarded materials. Squares only. Japanese farmers have started growing square watermelons, which are space-saving in small Japanese groceries. To get the square shape, farmers simply grow the watermelons in a square box. Go fly a kite! Beluga Skysails, a commercial cargo ship, completed their first trip using giant kites as auxiliary power. The shipping company plans to give 20% of the fuel savings directly to the crew as an incentive. Want to win 10 million dollars? The Progressive Automotive X Prize international competition is designed to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles. The winner gets a $10 million prize purse. Hip News: Bushwhacked. President Bush has ordered the EPA to weaken new Ozone standards. Soak up the sun. Several companies are investigating the use of solar cells built into US roads to create energy. Simply Green. JCPenney joined up with Danny Seo to create their new private label Simply Green, eco-friendly merchandise from apparel to home accessories. Hannah Lead-tana. The Center for Environmental Health has reported high levels of lead found in a series of Hannah Montana products sold at Wal-Mart. Green Madness. 24 schools in the NCAA men's basketball tournament have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to go carbon neutral.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Cassi and is a great way to reduce your electricity usage. She took outlet covers and covered one or more outlets in most of the pair or quad outlets in the high use areas around her house. Rather than have her toaster, coffee maker, and cell phone charger all plugged in at once, it forces her to make a choice and plug in one or the other. It also cuts down on the things she has to go around unplugging when they are leaving the house for an extended period of time. Save the Earth, Save Cash Dori and Val talk about how you can save some cash while you go green. For more tips check out Michael Bluejay's tips for saving electricity and The Green Guide. Be sure to surf by Greenfeet.com to find some of the products mentioned in the show! Eco-friendly Lighting Deodorant Stone RoadRunner low flow showerhead Happy to Serve You reusable coffee mug Stainless Steel Coffee Mug Air Filter Whistle Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Calling all Aussies! Mark in Perth, Western Australia wanted to let all the other Aussies out there know about Choice.com.au. It's a website that tests the performance and energy efficiency of different products. Doug sent along an article about mercury in CFL's. Get your blog on. Check out Myssi's blog at Smartdame.blogspot.com. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 19 Mar 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Sanitation Hits the Fan

More Hip Than Hippie #142 - Sanitation Hits the Fan Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Butte Creek Organic Hop IPA Chocolate: Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate 71% Hip News and Finds Finds: Music to our ears. A recent article from the New York Times featured 2 styles of eco-friendly MP3 players. Hip News: The Queen of Green. In her annual Commonwealth Day message, Queen Elizabeth urged the 2 billion people that comprise the Commonwealth to come together in defense of the environment. Put me in Coach. Major League Baseball has announced the creation of a Team Greening Program. The program coordinates environmentally sound practices pursued by each team in the league.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to create your own lending library at work. Set aside a shelf or box where employees can bring in books they've finished reading. Sanitation Hits the Fan With World Water Day just around the corner (March 22), Dori and Val talk about water and sanitation. Find out more about this topic by checking out the links below. Investing in Sanitation is a Gold Mine 10 Things You Need to Know About Sanitation Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Training International Year of Sanitation 2008 WASH-In-School Initiative Val's Trip to LA Recently, Val took a trip down to Los Angeles for a trade show. Check below for other links from Val's trip. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Fresh & Easy Market environmental statement Belmont Brewing   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Baby Blues. Rachel in Texas sent along one of her favorite comic strips (above), Baby Blues. Taking ownership. Kellie sent in a great chart from the Consumerist.com that outlines which major food corporations own which organic brands. An OASIS. Kristi was excited to hear about the creation of OASIS, the first standard to certify organic cosmetics in the US. Fossil Fool's. Michelle had a laugh when she heard about Co-Op America's Fossil Fool of the Year. Place your vote for the worst Fossil Fool of the year and you could win a year's worth of renewable energy credits. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 12 Mar 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Eco-friendly Fridge

More Hip Than Hippie #141 - Eco-friendly Fridge Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Full Sail LTD Chocolate: Chocolove Organic Dark Chocolate 61% Cocoa Content Hip News and Finds Finds: No bones about it. Ellen DeGeneres recently purchased Halo, a well known natural pet food company, and plans to produce her own brand of pet food. You can learn more about the company at HaloPets.com. A cut above. One product that will definitely be on all our wish lists this year is the Husqvarna Automower, the world's first solar/electric hybrid robot lawnmower. Hip News: Off to a promising start. Infinia, a clean energy start up company, has raised $50 million in financing to further develop their clean energy technology. The utility-scale renewable energy technology combines a Stirling engine (which converts heat into electricity) with a large solar collector. You might be blown away. Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind-turbine maker, officially opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant just outside of Windsor, Colorado. Coal cool down. Grist.org has a great article that brings together several threads into what they call a web of Really Bad News for coal. Energy Star cleans up washers. Energy Star will be beefing up the standards ofor washing machines. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was sent in by Malie in Germany. She wanted to recommend Interflush, a flushing device for toilets that lets you use only the water you need. The toilet only flushes when the handle is held down, and stops when the handle is released. They say it can save up to 47% of the water normally used for flushing. Another option for decreasing amount of water you waste flushing is to put a container, or some other object that takes up space, in the tank of your toilet. Eco-friendly Fridge Dori and Val talk about tips for greening up your refrigerator. Check the links below more information on greening your current fridge and buying a new one. Perish the Thought - tips for greening you fridge from Grist.org Consumer guide to minimize energy consumption of your refrigerator Ease up on fossil fuels with green refrigerator Green Buying Guide: Refrigerators Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Whiskey river? Brian sent an article about how researchers in Scotland are using a by-product of whiskey to clean contaminated ground and waste water. A good cause. Catherine wanted everyone to know about Goods4Girls, an organization that donates new cloth, reusable menstrual pads to girls and women in Africa. Why are we not surprised? Patrick sent an article from Forbes about how child labor is being used in India to produce genetically modified seeds. Oh baby! Jamie and her husband are expecting their first baby and wanted to share a great book she found with all the other expecting parents out there. It's called Raising Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care. And Congratulations to Jamie and her husband on expecting their first Teenie Weenie Greenie! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 06 Mar 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Biofuel'n Around

More Hip Than Hippie #140 - Biofuel'n Around Beer and Chocolate: Beer: West Coast IPA from the Green Flash Brewing Co. Chocolate: Vermont Nut Free Chocolate sent in by listener Celeste Hip News and Finds Finds: Shout out! Big thanks to the Our Green Babysteps blog for mentioning MHTH! Bam! Emeril goes green. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be hosting a new show on the Discovery Channel called Emeril Green. For the show, Emeril will shoot on location at Whole Foods Market stores across the country. Hip News: Arizona to become solar hotspot. Spanish company Abengoa Solar is planning on turning 3 square miles of desert in Arizona into one of the world's largest solar power plants. Are they kidding? The EPA has justified blocking California and other states from cracking down on auto emissions by saying that the problem of global warming is not unique to one state.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to reuse your old sweaters. You can cut off the sleeves and use the body of the sweater to make a laptop sleeve. Just sew a straight seam across the bottom. You can then use one of the sleeves, cut a small section off and use it as a coffee cup cozy. Biofuel'n Around Tom Barrett, VP at Richard Heath and Associates here in Chico, stops by the patio to chat with Dori and Val about biofuels. Check below for more information about biofuels. California Biomass Energy Alliance California Biomass Collaborative administered by the University of California, Davis and sponsored by the California Energy Commission Biomass to Energy Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program Biomass Energy Basics Alternative Energy News Biofuels Journal Natural Resourced Defense Council NRDC Report on Ethanol Studies American Coalition for Ethanol Ethanol Producers Magazine Make Alcohol Fuel by Lynn Ellen Doxon "Grow Your Own Fuel. BioFuel's Gain Interest As Gas Prices Rise" - Work-At-Home Business Opportunities Weblog Is ethanol energy-efficient? Journey To Forever website Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Which is greener? Jenny is a knitter and was wondering which is greener: cotton or wool yarn? Peddle power. New listener Cassi sent a link to a video of Shift2Bikes, a group of bike riders moving an entire house - lawn chairs, sofa, even a boat. Green take-out containers. Katie sent a link to Opal Divines, a restaurant and pub in Austin, Texas that uses take out containers made from sustainable materials. They have also partnered with Austin Energy GreenChoice to start purchase alternative energy. Tracking toxins in toys. Charlie sent in an article about two bills up for consideration in Maine. The bills would require toy manufacturers to flag the use of certain chemicals in their products. Paper vs. Styrofoam cups. Shayna sent along an article that asks the question, Which is the greener choice: paper or styrofoam cups? Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 28 Feb 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Motion of the Ocean

More Hip Than Hippie #139 - Motion of the Ocean Continuing their series on alternative energy, Dori and Val dive into the subject of ocean power. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Old #38 Stout by North Coast Brewing Co. Chocolate: Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Blueberries Hip News and Finds Finds: Want to be on TV? ABC's hit show "Wife Swap" is currently casting for their fourth season and is looking to feature a family where the mom is a working mom/entrepreneur. Families that appear on the show receive $20,000 as a thank you and if you refer a family that appears on the show, you receive $1000. If you're interested, email us at hip@greenfeet.com and we'll get you in contact with the casting producer. Finally! Reusable envelopes! Check out EcoEnvelopes, the first USPS-approved reusable envelopes. Is that seafood sustainable? FishPhone is a new sustainable seafood text messaging service from the Blue Ocean Institute. Consumers can send a text message to 30644 with the message FISH and the name of the fish in question. In just seconds you'll receive a response text with Blue Ocean's assessment of the fish and better alternatives to fish with significant environmental concerns. Rachel tested it and gives it an overwhelming 2 hips! Is green power available in my state? Find out what green power options are available in your state at the Green Power Network. Trash Talk you won't mind hearing. Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns has teamed up with Nike to create the new Nike Trash Talk, a shoe made completely from manufacturing waste. Hip News: Cleared for take off. Virgin Atlantic has completed the first biofuel flight from London to Amsterdam.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ The ultimate in recycling: organ donation. This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was sent in by Katie in Austin and is to sign up to be an organ donor. Katie recently signed up to be an organ donor for when, as she puts so eloquently, "my time here is done and I go to the big brew pub in the sky". Sign up to be an organ donor on your State's registry list and learn more about organ donation at OrganDonor.gov. Motion of the Ocean Dori and Val chat about utilizing the ocean as an alternative source of energy. Check the links below for more information on ocean power. Ocean Power Technologies uses a PowerBouy to extract energy in waves The basics of wave energy. Video demonstration of producing energy from wave power Wave power going commercial in California Finavera Wave Energy   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Not your average Co-Op. Katie sent a link to the Black Star Co-Op, a co-op brewpub in Austin, Texas. Eat your veggies. Brian in Tennessee was listening to the BBC World Technology podcast when he heard about the Veg Exchange. The site allows people who find themselves with homegrown produce they can't use, to post a message to sell or swap produce with others. Brian also sent a link about Sandia National Labs and Stirling Energy Systems, which set a new world record in solar power generation that put efficiency on par with that of conventional coal fired plants. Not so clean coal. Kevin sent along a link to a video about the fight over coal in Nevada and the ad campaign by the coal mining, utilities, and train industries. Lance Armstrong promotes bike commuting. Renee was excited to hear about Lance Armstrong's new 18,000 sq. ft. bike shop Mellow Johnny's in Austin, Texas. The new shop is part of Armstrong's effort to encourage more people to commute by bike. School carnival ideas. Jen in Canada was wondering about eco-friendly ideas for stations at a school carnival. Val recommends having kids decorate empty Altoid tins to make their own little container. A little instant photo booth with costumes is always a big hit at Dori's daughter's school. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 20 Feb 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Dirt on Clean Coal

More Hip Than Hippie #138 - The Dirt on Clean Coal Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Guinness Extra Stout Chocolate: Guinness Dark Chocolate and Guinness Dark Chocolate Caramel bars sent in by listener Jennifer Hip News and Finds Finds: Meet Eco. The picture above is of Eco, one of 2 bald eagles that have taken up residence near the Greenfeet.com warehouse. The name "Eco" came about from where we first saw him, on the corner of Eaton Road and Cohasset Road. Hybrid car sharing comes to St. Louis. Jillicious sent along an article about WeCar, a hybrid car sharing program now available in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The program was started by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and provides members with a hybrid rental car for a low hourly rate. Cross off your list. List Universe has compiled a list of the top 20 beers that should be tried at least once. Hip News: Lutz the Putz.**Warning: PG13 content.** D Magazine recently quoted General Motors CEO Bob Lutz saying, "Global warming is a total crock of sh*t". Don't hold back, Bob. Where's the beef? Recalled. The USDA has recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a slaughterhouse that is being investigated for mistreating the cattle. Buzz kill. Haagen-Dazs is warning consumers that disappearing bee colonies in the U.S. could result in fewer flavors of ice cream and higher prices.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Sew easy! This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was sent in by Brianna. Make your own reusable bag by recycling your old t-shirts. Grab an old t-shirt, cut out the neck, cut off the sleeves, and use a sewing machine to sew a straight seam across the bottom. Now you have a reusable bag shaped like traditional bags but is much sturdier. The Dirt on Clean Coal Dori and Val dive head first into our favorite oxymoron, "clean coal". Check the links below for more information on this hot topic. Coal: Why It's Dirty Coal: The Answers Carbon Sequestration SolveClimate.com - No More Dirty Coal Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Holy Cacao! New listener Chiara in Finland sent along an article from the New York Times about milk chocolate making a comeback among chocolate connoisseurs. There's no such thing as "away". . is what Ari Derfel set out to prove when he decided to save all his trash for one year. Laura sent along a link to this blog, which has stories, pics, and FAQ's of Ari's one year journey. Nuclear power: a hot topic. Brian sent along a couple of links relating to the recent MHTH show on nuclear power. The first is an article about the effects of radiation called Is Atomic Radiation as bad as we thought?. The second is about a mini nuclear reactor made by Toshiba that can be used to power homes. Food-safety fight. Charlie sent along an article about Ben & Jerry's fight to make it known that their ice creams are free of bovine growth hormones. A group of farmer's backed by Monsanto are pushing for labeling changes saying that hormone-free labels imply that the milk is safer than others, when they say its not. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! Podshow PDN {podshow-8bb2326a2f6815c319dde9347a97ad3e} My Odeo Channel (odeo/5bf32ac5330eb8f7)

DATE: Thu, 14 Feb 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Hipster Nev

More Hip Than Hippie #137 - A Chat with Hipster Nev Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Drop Top Amber Ale by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon Chocolate: A wide selection of chocolates sent in by Listener Celeste Hip News and Finds Finds: Hoodie-Hoo! February 20th is considered Hoodie-Hoo Day in the Northern Hemisphere. At noon on this day, people go outside, wave their hands, and chant "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away Winter and bring in Spring. Count us in! Recycling shoes. Check out RecycledRunners.com to find a facility that recycles shoes near you. Disposing of CFL's. Green Living Tips has a great outline for disposing and recycling CFL's. Hip News: Biofuels bad? Alison sent along an article that states that biofuels create more greenhouse gasses in production than traditional fuels create during use.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to start researching what you want to plant in your garden. You'll want to look for organic and/or heirloom seeds to preserve diversity. A Chat with Hipster Nev Listener Kati Neville (aka Nev on the forum) calls into the patio to chat with Dori and Val about her new book Fix, Freeze, Feast. Kati describes the book best when she says, "Fix, Freeze, Feast helps busy families fill their freezers at an affordable price using fresh ingredients wherever possible". The book details recipes that use bulk ingredients, which you can then freeze and serve later. Check out YouTube for a video demonstrating the Fix, Freeze, Feast method. Environmental Policy Dori and Val recap the environmental policy of the four remaining candidates in the Presidential Primaries. Check the links below for more information. How green is your candidate? A comparison chart from Grist.org Hillary Clinton Barack Obama John McCain Mike Huckabee   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Uranium as a source of energy. Rick responded to last week's episode on nuclear energy with a little more information. He sent along an article about the world's largest uranium mine being shut down due to pollution. This Black Dog is also green. Lisa wanted to let everyone know about the Black Dog Pub in Toronto. The pub is quite green and the menu even offers tips for saving the Earth. Check out this art. Steve is an English artist living in New York. He uses recycled materials he finds in Brooklyn and Manhattan to make his art. Check it out at www.myspace.com/steverileyart. Recycling run around. Hannah passed along a link to the Fall 2007 issue of Co-op America. It features an article that claims while many cities are expanding their recycling facilities to accept all plastics, some may not be recycling most of it. One smart cookie. Listener Brian in Tennessee was intrigued by a recent Teenie Weenie Greenie that urged listeners to start talking with their local car dealers about getting more eco-friendly cars on the market. Brian, being the smart guy that he is, is taking a different approach to bring efficient cars to market. He has developed an engine design that will get the same fuel economy as current hybrids, with fewer parts and the ability to run on a wide variety of fuels. Learn more about his design here. Welcome Charlie! New listener Charlie wrote in for the first time and wanted to recommend one of his wife's favorite handbags, Angela Adams Handbags made from sustainable materials. He was also wondering about a good mattress for hot sleepers. Val's favorite is the Organic Cotton & Wool mattress because wool helps to regulate body temperature. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 07 Feb 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Hip Nukes

More Hip Than Hippie #136 - Hip Nukes Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Raspberry Trail Ale by the Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA Chocolate: A Russian Chocolate sent in by listener Colin Hip News and Finds Finds: Jack Johnson. We already loved singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, and now we love him even more! Check out this short video about the making of his latest album Sleep Through The Static, which includes a tour of his eco-friendly studio that is made from reclaimed wood and is solarpowered. Supermarket Decoder Ring. Ok, so it's not really a ring, but a recent Ideal Bite gave tips for spotting organic fruits and veggies at the market. It's all in the little number stickers on the produce. A four-digit number means it was conventionally grown. A five-digit number starting with 9 means it's organic. A five-digit number starting with 8 means it's genetically modified. Speaking of those stickers on fruit. . . Artist Barry Snyder uses the produce stickers found at your grocery store to create detailed artworks. Hip News: A trashy lawsuit. Eddie House, a resident of San Carlos, California, reduced his waste to nearly zero out of concern for the environment. How was he rewarded? With a lawsuit for canceling his trash service. The city of San Carlos says that House broke the city's municipal code requiring all residential properties to contract with Allied Waste for pickup at least once a week. Ridiculous if you ask us. Yes, please. As if his ruggedly handsome good looks weren't enough to win your heart, Brad Pitt started the Make It Right organization building affordable, sustainable homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Now, there's buzz that Mr. Pitt might be interested in running for Mayor of New Orleans. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Are you printer-friendly? This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was sent in by Russell and deals with reducing the amount of printer ink and paper you use. He discovered GreenPrint, a free-to-download application that helps you save paper and printer ink by removing unwanted logos, banners, and orphaned pages that waste your ink cartridge. The best part? It tracks the pages you've saved so you can see the amount of waste you've cut out. Hip Nukes Nuclear power has been emerging as a main issue in the U.S. Presidential election. Dori and Val dive head first into the topic and examine arguments both for and against the use of nuclear energy. CoopAmerica.org examines the argument against nuclear energy in 10 Strikes Against Nuclear Power. Check out WiseGeek.com for an overview of the argument for the use of nuclear power. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Home is where the heart is. Christine in NY was fascinated when she read about a woman whose home is made entirely from of found objects. Help a Hipster out! Michele sent along one of her blog posts spreading the word about More Hip Than Hippie. For every 1000 views she gets paid $10, so click here and help her out! A couple things. Celeste in Saratoga sent along a couple of interesting links. The first is to the Coopers Microbrewery Kit that includes everything you need to brew your own beer. The other link is an article about a Michigan high school student who converted his 1988 Mazda pick up to run off electricity. Find your green career. Alison was interested to see what Dori and Val thought of Green Career Central. For $79 per year, you can access hundreds of green job postings, discussion forums, and tests that help you identify your niche in the green job market. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 30 Jan 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - I'm Eating a Clone

More Hip Than Hippie #135 - I'm Eating a Clone Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Co. Chocolate: Dark Chocolate with pumpkinseeds by Choco-Lina sent in by Greenneck Laura Hip News and Finds Finds:Get more from your food. Check out this list of weird uses for food around the house and discover how milk can combat ink stains. Find your Temple. Temple the Zen Compound is the greenest nightclub in world and is located in San Francisco. Future plans for the nightclub include installing a Piezoelectric dance floor that harnesses dancers' energy and converts it into electricity. Too cool. Hip News: "Paper or plastic?" a thing of the past? Grocers are rethinking plastic bags and many might follow in the footsteps of Whole Foods, who recently announced plans to do away with plastic bags all together. Winter X Games go for the green. This year, the Winter X Games will encourage attendees to go green by using cups and plates made from corn plastic, composting leftovers, and turning the grease from the kitchen into biofuel to power the buses and snowcats. Stop and smell the roses. Sam's club will now offer customers Fair Trade Certified flowers. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Are you ready to buy a plug-in electric car vehicle that gets 100+ mpg? This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Co-Op America and is to take action to bring plug-in electric vehicles to the market by joining the Adopt-a-Dealer effort. You can download the Adopt-a-Dealer Toolkit and start a conversation with your local car dealer. The toolkit provides you with talking points, sample letters, and a step-by-step guide to get your campaign on the road. I'm Eating a Clone The FDA recently announced that they found no evidence of risks in food from healthy cloned animals and their offspring. We're not completely convinced, so Dori and Val decided to investigate a little more. Listen in to hear what they found out. Check out the links below for more information. Illustration of how cloning works. About.com - Food from Clones is Safe, but Farmers Shouldn't Sell It. USDA recommends that food from clones stay off the market. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Wormzilla! Michele sent along this juicy article about the giant Palouse earthworm just for Dori. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to get the mammoth worm endangered species status. Dryer drama. Alison has gone 6 months without a dryer and was looking for a good clothesline that doesn't require poles to hang. Val recommends Mrs. Pegg's Handy Line and the Cord-O-Clip automated clothes line. First green homeless shelter opens. Kellie sent an article about the East Oakland Community Project, the nation's first green homeless shelter. The 125-bed shelter will utilize solar power to supply electricity and water-based hydronic heaters for warmth. Wal-Mart Social Manifesto. Brian sent in an article that details a recent speech made by the CEO of Wal-Mart, H. Lee Scott Jr.. The speech laid out the company's plans for tackling several environmental and health issues. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 24 Jan 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Visit with a ChicoEco Activist

More Hip Than Hippie #134 - Visit with a ChicoEco Activist Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sierra Nevada ESB Chocolate: Some type of chocolate with almonds by United Confectioners sent in by Brent and Tracy in Wisconsin who picked it up while in Russia to adopt their first child. Thanks, and more importantly, CONGRATULATIONS on the new addition to your family! Hip News and Finds Finds: Pop it! What's more fun than bubble wrap? Virtual Bubblewrap! Our only advice is to make sure the sound on your computer is turned up because the popping sound is half the fun! Hip News: We still don't really want to eat it. The FDA has found no safety risks in the meat from healthy cloned cows, pigs, or goats or milk from cloned cows or their offspring. Give it up for Google. Google has announced its core initiatives to combat climate change, poverty, and other emerging threats. Changes at Safeway. Safeway has announced that they will run its U.S. fleet of trucks on biofuel.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Ines in Connecticut. If you're comfortable that the dish washing soap you use when hand washing dishes is non-toxic, then skip rinsing and just dry it off with a towel. You'll save water! Visit with a ChicoEco Activist Nani Teves of ChicoEco.org stops by the patio for a chat. Nani is a Chico, California resident who was inspired by Al Gore's famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth and decided to make a difference in her community.  Nani got in contact with a local environmental activist group and, with the help of the organization's webmaster, started ChicoEco.org. ChicoEco is an online community that encourages Chico residents and neighbors to share what they're doing to live more sustainably. People can post upcoming eco-events, find local green businesses, and read environmental news. One project Nani developed is designed to encourage people to bike more often. Since she lives on a bike route, she created a Bike Station. The station has a sitting bench she got for free and a box that houses a battery operated air pump, patches, and tools for changing a flat. What a brilliant idea! And be sure to check out the projects section for other great ideas to green your community. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Recycling made easy. Ines discovered a cool compartmentalized recycling bin at the Container Store. It looks like a regular step-on trash can, but inside it has three different compartments for plastic, glass, and cans. Biodegradable foil? Veggy Liz in NYC just got back from her honeymoon in the UK and was seriously impressed by all the eco-friendly things she discovered during her two week trip. One of her favorite discoveries was energy bars wrapped in biodegradable foil. Did you know? Shayna sent along an article about 21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle. Are you a Texan looking for an electric car? Kristi wanted to let all the Texans out there know that she has a relative who is selling an '81 Escort that was factory converted to run off electricity. Spider milking. Dori and Val still won't go there, but Mike sent along a video of spider milking. Also, check out what Mike is building, a shipping container house. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Tech at the CES

More Hip Than Hippie #133 - Green Tech from the CES Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Maudite Ale from Unibroue Brewery in Canada, sent in by Mr. Designer Chocolate: Newman's Own Sweet Dark Chocolate Orange Hip News and Finds Finds: Art for Conservation. Art for Conservation helps provide financial and printing resources to support artists and photographers pursuing grassroots conservation efforts. Rental cars go green. Enterprise, National, and Alamo rental car companies are now offering customers the option of purchasing carbon offsets for their trips. Green Dentist in the Bay Area. Listener Cathy wrote in to tell us about where she works Marshall and Martz DDS, a green dentistry practice. Check it out if you're in the Bay Area. Earth-friendly water. Check out Earth Friendly Ice Water, whose innovative packaging has less of an impact on the planet. Hip News: She spends WHAT? According to Ecorazzi, Madonna spends $120,000 a year on bottled water. Foot in mouth. According to the Carbon Trust, David Beckham has the largest carbon footprint on the planet. The world's cheapest car. India's Tata Motors have unveiled the Nano, a four-door subcompact car that will retail for $2,500. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™. is to remember to recycle your old electronics. Check Earth911.org to find recycling facilities near you. Green Tech at the CES Dori and Val are highlighting some of the eco-friendly technology coming out of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. Check 'em out! Philips eco-friendly HDTV that is lead-free and uses the same amount of energy as a light bulb Fujitsu laptop made with corn plastic Green Plug universal power adapter Belkin's conserve surge protector Cruzin Cooler cooler and electric powered transportation device Samsung's LED powered flat panel tv Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Disposing of old CFL's. Chantel was wondering how to properly dispose of old CFL's. Check Earth911.org for a facility near you. Shout out! Thanks to The Bond Girls blog, who named More Hip Than Hippie their top podcast of 2007! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 09 Jan 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Frankenfoods

More Hip Than Hippie #132 - Frankenfoods You've asked about it and now we're delivering. Dori and Val discuss genetically engineered foods. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Pete Brown's Tribute Ale by Bear Republic Brewery Chocolate: Green & Blacks Organic Espresso Hip News and Finds Finds:Open up and say "ahhh". Jiva Dental in Kingston is set to be the UK's first carbon neutral dental surgery facility. Unfortunately, that doesn't make going to the dentist suck any less. Hip News:2007 in review. According to NBC (and we can't disagree), 2007 will be remembered as the year green went mainstream. Check out the article and find out what we can look forward to in our eco-friendly future. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ The rough weather this past week in California inspired This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™. Make sure you have an emergency preparedness kit in the case of unexpected weather and power outages. Check with your local Red Cross for a complete list of items for the kit. Some items we recommend are: 1 gallon of water per person per day for 3 days Flashlight, like the Shakelight Plenty of blankets Candles and matches and/or a lighter A hand crank radio to keep updated Frankenfoods There's been plenty of controversy surrounding genetically modified foods, aka GMO's. Listen in as Dori and Val go over GMO 101. Check out the links below for more information about GMO's. About.com - What are genetically engineered foods? About.com - Are genetically engineered foods healthy? About.com - What's For Dinner? Genetically Modified Foods FDA.gov - Genetically Engineered Foods: Fears and Facts Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Listen up! Green Neck Laura wrote in about LibriVox.org, a website that takes books in the public domain and has volunteers record them. Then you can download the audio version onto your MP3 player for free! She also started up a blog this year. Check it out at grannyshippiethreads.blogspot.com. Canada, Eh? Martin in Canada sent along a link to a thesis paper about the suitability of using popcorn as a packaging material. The power of chocolate. Michele sent a link to an article about a truck fueled by chocolate traveling across the Sahara Desert. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 02 Jan 2008
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More Hip Than Hippie - Yipee, Yahoo

More Hip Than Hippie #131 - Yipee, Yahoo Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Okocim Porter sent in by Mike from Florida Chocolate: Ghana 84% dark chocolate by Theo Chocolate Hip News and Finds Finds: How sweet it is. Honey, a natural antibiotic, is making a comeback in the medical community. Hip News: Cutting lefts loose. In an effort to be more efficient and less wasteful, UPS is working to eliminate left-hand turns. The idling that occurs as delivery drivers wait to make left turns is causing increased pollution and wasting of gas. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to set a goal to reduce your energy consumption by 10% this year. Yipee, Yahoo Trystan Bass, Senior Editor at Yahoo! calls in for a chat. Check out some of her work at Green.Yahoo.com and her blog Green Picks. Listener Emails Listener Emails will return next week! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 20 Dec 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - One Primary Question

More Hip Than Hippie #130 - One Primary Question Dori and Val recap Katie Couric's discussion with the U.S. Presidential hopefuls about their stance on climate change. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Christmas Ale by Anchor Steam Brewing Chocolate: The Chocolate Alchemist 73% Dark Chocolate sent in by Giovana Hip News and Finds Finds:Delicious gift ideas. Body+Soul Magazine has great ideas for giving edible gifts this holiday season. Kudos for Gore! Al Gore's eco-friendly home improvements have made his 80-year-old mansion one of the nation's most eco-friendly homes. Hip News: Progress at U.N. climate conference. A plan for negotiating a new global warming pact was agreed upon at the U.N. climate conference. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to take 10 minutes and create a list of green goals for 2008. Keep the goals attainable and keep track of your progress. You might be surprised how far you've come by the end of 2008! One Primary Question Katie Couric talked to all of the U.S. Presidential hopefuls about their views on climate change. Dori saves us all some time by condensing all the answers and playing them on the show. Reminder: No New Show the week of Christmas. Dori and Val are going to take a little break to enjoy the holidays, but will be back with a fresh new episode the first week in January. Have a hip holiday! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Bike to work. James started a website to help others organize their own Bike to Work Week in their town. Bake for change. Jay discovered BakeForChange.com, a website all about building a sustainable gingerbread house. Eagles go green. Elena emailed about how the Philadelphia Eagles have made their stadium more eco-friendly. More lead. Michele sent along an article about more lead turning up in kid's jewelry. Amazon Watch. Sebastien was shocked when he watched a documentary by Amazon Watch about Texaco/Chevron Oil. Going to the dogs. Shayna sent along a great eco-friendly tip: wrap presents for friends who love dogs in biodegradable dog poop bags.Val recommends BioBag Dog Waste Bags. Recycling ChicoBags? Sara was wondering if there was any way to recycle her old ChicoBags. Send them back to us and we'll give them to the ChicoBag Company. They pass along the old bags to artists who make them into door mats, dogs beds, and even prayer flags. Send your old ChicoBags to: Greenfeet.com 275 Fairchild Ave #107 Chico, CA 95973 Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Tue, 11 Dec 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Inside Ready Made Magazine

More Hip Than Hippie #129 - Inside Ready Made Magazine Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale Chocolate: Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Green Aniseed and Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Crystallized Orange Peel sent in by Giovana in the UK Hip News and Finds Finds: How much do you know? Take the Mother Earth quiz and test your knowledge about the planet. Hip News: Not our beer! Lawmakers in Wyoming are considering a tax increase on beer.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to try giving a non-material gift this Holiday season. Make a coupon for a lesson of some sort or cook a meal for someone. By giving a gift from the heart, you'll keep waste out of the landfill! Inside Ready Made Magazine Jen Trolio, Associate Editor at Ready Made Magazine, calls into the patio for a chat. Listen in for some brilliant DIY holiday decorations. Submit your favorite DIY projects to Ready Made at articles@ReadyMadeMag.com. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Setting an example. Patrick sent along an article about a Canadian retail chain that has pulled plastic water bottles from their stores. A couple things. Trina sent in a couple of links this week. The first is for a series of radio shows by Marketplace reporting on sustainability issues. She also sent a link to a story on greenwashing. Global warming viral video. Sarah loved the message of the short film The North Pole is Melting by AtomFilms. How's it made? Check out The Story of Stuff, an informational look at the process of production, consumption, and the effect on our environment. Thanks to Sara for sending in this link! Trashy Chic. James saw these trashy tiaras, made from recycled items, and thought of the Green Divas. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 05 Dec 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Lead Free Toys for Girls and Boys

More Hip Than Hippie #128 - Lead Free Toys for Girls and Boys Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Cappuccino Stout by Lagunita's Brewing Company Chocolate: Green and Black's 70% Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Crunchy Butterscotch sent in by Giovana in the UK Hip News and Finds Finds: Beer on a plane. Two UK airlines are considering having barrels of beer on the drink carts of their new planes. And the winner is. . . Iceland! According to a recent report, Iceland is the best country to live in. Hip News: Better mileage. House Democrats have voted to raise auto fuel economy to 35 miles per gallon by 2020. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to see how low you can keep the temperature in your house (without freezing, of course). Try turning down the thermostat a few degrees and wearing more layers around the house. You'll use less energy and save a few bucks too! Lead Free Toys for Girls and Boys It's that time of year - the holidays. That means big spending on gifts, especially toys for kids. With all the toy recalls from high levels of lead still fresh in our minds, it has become even more important to find out where your toys come from and how they are made. Don't forget to surf over to Greenfeet.com to see our selection of safe toys and lead test kits. Check out some of the links below for tips and ideas for buying safe toys this holiday season. A Year Without 'Made in China' is a book about one woman's quest to live a year without buying goods made in China. 250 Lead Free Toys Made in the USA The Not Made In China List at PowerofPeace.com Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Detroit Lions go carbon neutral. Ed found out that the trees used to offset the Detroit Lions football game were planted six years ago. He talks more about it on his podcast, The Green Tax Podcast. Is organic better? Kevin sent a link to an article that digs a little deeper into the pros and cons of eating organic. Get your LED lights here! Michelle was wondering about recycling her old Christmas lights. HolidayLEDs will recycle your old incandescent lights if you opt to switch to LEDs. The first 100 people to send in their old lights get a free strand of LED lights. Awesome! Recycling made more convenient. Susan always recycles, but isn't a fan of all the bulky containers full of stuff to recycle. That's why she's a fan of the Ecopod, an easy-step compaction system for recycling. Dori and Val get a makeover! Dennis sent along this humorous representation of Dori and Val as elves. Great gift idea. Anna wrote in to let us know about the Seven Wishes Bracelets by Peace Love, and Earth. You tie a knot for each of the seven wishes you make and it serves as a constant reminder of your wishes and affirmations. When the bracelet falls off, it means your wishes will come true. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 29 Nov 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Hip Holiday Traditions

More Hip Than Hippie #127 - Hip Holiday Traditions Val's friends Bryan and Marshall stop by the patio to chat about holiday traditions. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Deschutes Inversion IPA Chocolate: Shaman's Vision 60% organic dark chocolate with coconut by Shaman Chocolates Hip News and Finds Finds: Empowering youth. Roots and Shoots is a sustainability program for school kids that empowers the children to make sustainable changes in their communities. Hip News: Rockefeller Center tree goes green. Energy saving lights will be used on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this year. The tree will also be getting some of its power from solar panels installed atop Rockefeller Center.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to take a Holiday Survival Kit with you for holiday shopping. Things to include: at least 2-3 reusable shopping bags, a box or crate to transfer purchases from the bags in the car, a reusable water bottle, and a reusable coffee mug. Hip Holiday Traditions Val's friends Bryan and Marshall stop by the patio to chat about holiday traditions. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Spice it up! Check out Craig's company based in South Africa, the Organic Chilli Company. Chocolate to the rescue. Jay sent a link to an article from NPR called How Chocolate Can Save the Planet. Watch it. Jennifer sent along a link to this YouTube Video. You have a choice! Kristi discovered CatalogChoice.org which lets you opt-out of over 1000 different catalogs. DIY for the ladies. Shayna sent a link about DIY menstrual pads. Check it out. Rose wanted to recommend Get Green Podcasts, video podcasts produced by her dad. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 21 Nov 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Happy Holidays with Bruce Littlefield

More Hip Than Hippie #126 - Happy Holidays with Bruce Littlefield He was so great the first time, Dori and Val had to have him back! Bruce Littlefield calls in to the patio to chat. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Mothership Wit by New Belgium Brewery Chocolate: Ghana Panama Ecuador 75% Chocolate bar by Theo Chocolate sent in by Amy from Xeko Hip News In case you haven't heard, global warming is real. Not like we needed anymore convincing, but the U.N. has issued a report confirming that global warming is, in fact, occurring. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to do your holiday decorating with LED lights. Since they are more energy efficient than traditional holiday lights, you can expect to save about 90% in energy use. Happy Holidays with Bruce Littlefield He was so great the first time, Dori and Val had to have him back! Bruce Littlefield calls in to the patio to chat and discuss his latest book, Merry Christmas, America! . And be sure to watch Bruce on NBC's Today Show on December 1st. Hipster Meet Up at the SF Green Festival Below are the pics from the Hipster meet up at the San Francisco Green Festival! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! It all makes sense now! Several listeners sent in links to an article in National Geographic that links the origins of chocolate to beer makers 3,000 years ago. No wonder beer and chocolate make such a great combination. Green invades our national parks. Dee sent along an article about how the National Park Foundation is working to reduce the waste produced in America's national parks. Kid's PJ's, minus the chemicals. Last week, Dori and Val talked about the flame retardants in kid's pajamas. Michele found that several companies, like The Gap, make snug-fitting 100% cotton pjs that are not treated with flame retardants. Val recommends Under The Canopy for organic pajamas. Going green at Google. Aaron sent along a link to a slide show of the new solar installation at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Beer prices on the rise. Rachel was dismayed to learn that a hops shortage could result in an increase in beer prices. If toxic pollution is in products, is it in us? That's the question that 35 Americans, from all walks of life, social, and economic backgrounds have set out to answer with the Is It In Us? Project. Thanks to Eileen for sending along this link. Books without the paper. Chris goes to Audible.com to download audio versions of his favorite books and magazines to his iPod. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 14 Nov 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Green Festival

More Hip Than Hippie #125 - The Green Festival Dori and Val recap their adventures at the Green Festival in San Francisco. Beer and Chocolate Beer: Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale Chocolate: Organic Double Dark Truffle 60% by Terra Nostra Chocolates Hip News and Finds Finds: Val's a star! Val was featured as an Entrepreneur Mom in the latest edition of Working Mother Magazine. Mmm. . . ham soda. This holiday season Jones Soda will be coming out with holiday-themed limited edition packs of flavored soda. The Christmas pack includes flavors like sugar plum, Christmas tree, egg nog, and Christmas ham. Kosher? No problem. Just pick up the Hanukkah pack with flavors like jelly doughnut, apple sauce, chocolate coins, and latkes soda. Hip News: Key to energy and climate. The International Energy Agency predicts that India and China will account for around 45% of the increase in global primary energy demand through 2030.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ deals with disposing of leftover medications. New advice suggests mixing your old medicines with used cat litter. It's better for the environment than flushing and it renders medicines too yucky to try if children, pets, or drug abusers find them in the trash. The Green Festival and More While at the Green Festival in San Francisco, Dori and Val met a lot of people and discovered some amazing green companies. Below are some of their favorites: Plug it in! One of Val's favorite booths was all about plug-in cars. Learn more at PluginAmerica.org. Eco-friendly holiday cards. Check out Green Field Paper Company for your green holiday cards. Choose from designs made with recycled paper, hemp, or Grow-A-Note, which are imbedded with seeds and can be planted. Cute, cuddly, and eco-friendly. Meet the Earth Friends, ragdolls made from natural and recycled materials. Check out their website at TheEarthFriends.com. World Centric. Check out WorldCentric.org, a non-profit organization working to reduce economic injustice and environmental degradation through education, community networks & sustainable enterprises. New magazine. Positively Green is a new magazine focused on women going green. Wrap 'em up! Moby Wrap Baby Carriers are baby carriers in organic cotton that are more comfortable to wear and eco-friendly too! Beware of the monster. Have a laugh at Andy, creator of the ChicoBag, dressed as the plastic bag monster and scaring folks around San Francisco.   10 Great Green Opportunities. If you're looking for an eco-friendly job, opportunities are popping up across almost every industry. E Magazine lays out 10 of these new green opportunities and some industry contacts if you're interested. Green Globetrotters: Travel and Hospitality. Contact the International Ecotourism Society and the Green Hotels Association. Sustainability Stewards: Planning and Land Use. Contact the American Planning Association and the International City/County Management Association. Complementary Care: Health and Medicine. Contact Dr. Matthew Fisel, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Creative Wellness. Power Pushers: Energy and Renewables. Contact Greenjobs and the Apollo Alliance. Planet Protectors: Legal Careers. Contact Lewis & Clark Law School and Earthjustice. Green Geeks: Information Technology. Contact EcoVentures International. Eco Educators: Green Learning. Contact the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Presidio School of Management. Better Builders: Design and Construction. Contact the U.S. Green Building Council and Amsterdam Village. Improving Industry: Corporate Social Responsibility. Contact the Social Venture Network. Organic Occupations: Food and Farming. Contact WWOOF, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, and Albert's Organics.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Canada, eh? While on a recent trip to Canada, Natalie found a great shirt that reminded her of Dori and Val, see the above picture. Check out all her pictures on her blog. Problem of poop and plastic. Rick was wondering how to avoid plastic bags when it comes to picking up after your pet. Try the BioBag Dog Waste Bags which are 100% compostable and biodegradable. Bike blog. Listener Leslie in New York has pledged to do 75% of her solo traveling by bike. Follow her adventures on her blog at Biketrekking.blogspot.com. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 07 Nov 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Hipster Hints Part 1

More Hip Than Hippie #124 - Hipster Hints Part 1 Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale Chocolate: Butlers Organic Dark Chocolate 70% sent in by Fiona Hip News and Finds Finds: Your new favorite accessory? A nice rack. Check out the Wine Rack, an ingenious device that allows you to bring beer to your favorite events. The best part? When full, you have nice new pair of knockers. Consumer Consequences. Consumer Consequences is a new online game that explores whether or not the impact of the modern American lifestyle is sustainable in the long run. Be the change. Check out the Be the Change! Share Your Story! School Video Contest. Kids execute an environmental, human rights, or social justice project and submit videos about it. The winner receives $50,000 in cash and prizes for their school. Wind it up. The world's first wind-up MP3 player is now available, no batteries necessary. Hip News: Chemicals in the body. The Holland family signed up for a cutting-edge study to measure levels of industrial chemicals in the body. They were shocked to find that their 2 children, ages 5 years and 18 months, had chemical exposure levels up to 7 times those of their parents. Did your state make the list? Forbes has released its list of America's Greenest States. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to make your holiday gift bows from recycled materials, like magazines. Check out Danny Seo's Simply Green Living blog for directions. Hipster Hints Part 1 Skeptics beware! After her not-so-productive meeting with our local congressman, Val decided she needed to do some research. She wanted to be prepared to participate in an open dialogue next time she met an environmental skeptic. Dori and Val discuss what she found out in today's show. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Really small cars. Veggy Liz in NYC had a good laugh at Tiny Car Review, a YouTube short video about small cars. Walmart, the musical? Beth wanted to let everyone know about Walmartopia, a musical about a world where Walmart dominates. Expand your mind, feed the hungry. Kellie discovered FreeRice.com. For each vocabulary word you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to feed the hungry. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 31 Oct 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Girl Named Guy

More Hip Than Hippie #123 - A Girl Named Guy Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Chimay Red, sent in by listener Philip Chocolate: Wilde Irish Organic Chocolate 70%, sent in by Listener Fiona from Ireland Hipster Meet Up Hipster Meet Up: Green Festival in San Francisco. If you're planning on attending the San Francisco Green Festival on November 10th and want to meet up with Dori, Val, and other Hipsters, send an email to hip@greenfeet.com and let us know! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to set up a meeting with your local congress person to discuss how your community can become more sustainable. A Girl Named Guy Leah Guy of A Girl Named Guy calls in for an interview. Check out her website, AGirlNamedGuy.com for info about all of Leah's projects, including her television show which premieres November 6th. Pick up a copy of Leah's book, Life's a Gift . . . OPEN IT! available November 6th. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Produce Bags. Jas is well known at his local grocery store for being "the guy with the green [ChicoBags] bags". He was wondering if there are any reusable bags for produce. Try the GardenSacs and Produce Bags. Fold It! Chava wanted everyone to know about a cool website she discovered, FoldSchool.com. It's a collection of free patterns to make children's furniture out of cardboard. Eco-friendly paint. Dr. Belle found Boomerang Paints, available in Canada, that's eco-friendly, low VOC, and most importantly, CHEAP! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 24 Oct 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - One F Jef

More Hip Than Hippie #122 - One F Jef Beer and Chocolate Beer: Butte Creek Organic Pale Ale Chocolate: Praline milk chocolate with hazelnut-creme filling sent in by listener Skye Hip News and Finds Finds: Looking for cruelty-free cosmetics? The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics has a downloadable pocket-sized cruelty-free shopping guide so you can always shop smart. Beer goggles, anyone? Pick up your own pair of authentic beer goggles - just pick out your favorite beer and Urban Spectacles will create your very own pair. Hipster Meet Up: Green Festival in San Francisco. If you're planning on attending the San Francisco Green Festival on November 10th and want to meet up with Dori, Val, and other Hipsters, send an email to hip@greenfeet.com and let us know! Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from new listener Christina who lives in Japan. In Japan, instead of having paper towels in the restrooms, women carry small towels in their bags which they use to dry their hands. They are no bigger than a washcloth and come in a variety of styles and colors. If you knit or sew, it would be easy to make in the exact color and size you want. Think of all the paper that could be saved by making this small change! One F Jef Jef, owner of Cartridge World in Chico, CA stops by the patio for an interview to talk about his two passions in life: Cartridge World and chickens. If you love chickens as much as One F Jef, place a bid on a new pet at EggBid.com. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Discovery at an arts fair. At a recent arts fair, Michele met Louise Shurr, who makes reusable bags out of designer fabric remnants. She then donates her fabric remnants to quilting circles and other worthwhile organizations. Check out her bags at GrowTreeBags.com. Martha Moment! Erin was inspired by a Martha Stewart show about making your old t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. More Hip mention! The recently engaged AudioKitty (Congrats!) picked up a copy of Eco-Chic Weddings and was excited to see Greenfeet.com and More Hip Than Hippie mentioned as resources! Creating green opportunities. Michelle from Chattanooga was listening to the Living On Earth podcast and wanted to share the Green Collar Revolution segment with everyone. It features an interview with a gentleman whose organization promotes green business training for people of color and low incomes. Step It Up. Lisa wanted everyone to know about the Step It Up National Day of Climate Action, a series of rallies across the nation on November 3rd. Peddle your way to a freshly cut lawn. Debra discovered the Eco Lawn Mower Bike that lets you get some exercise and mow the lawn at the same time. True Cost of Food. Dee sent along a link to short film called the True Cost of Food about sustainable agriculture vs. corporate megacropping and factory farms. Smart search engine. Elena likes using GoodSearch.com, a search engine that donates half of its ad revenue to charity. How green is that brand? Shayna sent along a link to BadBuster. It gives a quick glimpse of "green" ratings of businesses you run across while reading searching, or shopping online. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 17 Oct 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - We've Got Worms

More Hip Than Hippie #121 - We've Got Worms Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sirius Cream Ale by Lagunitas Brewing Company Chocolate: Cremant 55% dark chocolate by Pronatec, sent in by listener Skye in Switzerland. Hip News and Finds Finds: Where's the Monkee? Here's the Monkee! Above is the long awaited picture of Dori with Davy Jones. Halloween ChicoBags 3 for $10! Don't miss your last chance to order 3 Limited Edition Halloween ChicoBags for $10! More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! Orange you glad you listen to More Hip? Dori found an interesting article about 10 unique uses for orange peels. News:Congrats, Al Gore! Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were announced the winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their work drawing attention to climate change. Way to go, Al! After the win, listener Raven came across a great article about Al Gore and the IPCC called "Al Gore, the Nobel Prize and the End of the Beginning". Lead in lipsticks. A recent product test by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that more than half of the 33 brand-name lipsticks tested contained lead. Read their entire report entitled A Poison Kiss. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to evaluate your window coverings to reduce your heating costs. Open up your curtains and blinds during the day to let the Winter sun in to heat up your space. At night, close the blinds and curtains to keep the heat contained in your house. We've Got Worms Listen in as Dori and Val get the facts straight about worms and vermicomposting. Oh yeah, and you'll learn how Dori was emotionally scarred by worms as a child. Here are some worm links:Cornell Composting vermicomposting how to TimeToRecycle.com vermicomposting tips Squirmin Herman worm facts The Worm Farm online worm store Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Kids up for the challenge. Diana wanted to pass along a link to the Weather Channel's Going Green Challenge. The contest invites kids to submit their original ideas for making the world a greener place. The prize? $10,000 and a day with an expert from the film The 11th Hour. What's in your Bud? According to an analysis by Greenpeace, Anheuser-Busch has been using a genetically modified strain of rice in its brewing process. Breastfeeding- better for you than we thought. Recently, Kathy was listening to MHTH 69 - Breast Cancer Awareness. She sent along a link to an article about how breastfeeding might help lower your risk for breast cancer. She also sent along a link about the Freegan movement. Shout out! Thanks to Catherine in Colorado who added More Hip Than Hippie to the recommendations page on her website VeryHealthyLife.com. Listener TWG. Michele recommends installing an extra shower rod for air drying clothes. She also likes to take her Evert Fresh Produce Bags with her to the grocery store so she doesn't have to use the plastic produce bags provided by the store. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 10 Oct 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - It's Aromatherapy Thyme

More Hip Than Hippie #120 - It's Aromatherapy Thyme Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Believe it or not, it was too early for beer when Dori & Val recorded the podcast. Beer will triumphantly return next week! Chocolate: Dagoba Seeds, organic chocolate with hemp, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! Music to our ears. Check out the eco-friendly Vers Sound System. It works with your iPod and iPhone and is built using wood harvested from sustainable managed plantations and uses an energy efficient amplifier. Eco-friendly sportswear. Check out Planet Protect Sportswear, where 10% of every purchase is donated to helping the planet. News: Go Gore! Al Gore is a likely candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work raising awareness about climate change. The winner will be announced on October 15th. China steps up. China will substitute energy efficient CFL's for incandescent light bulbs within the next ten years. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to try an essential oil if you have never tried one before. If you have used essential oils before, try a new one! Check out Greenfeet.com for all your Aromatherapy needs. It's Aromatherapy Thyme Patricia Carol Brooks, Editorial Director for Aromatherapy Thymes magazine, calls in from Los Angeles for an interview. Pick up your copy at your local Whole Foods or stop by www.AromatherapyThymes.com to find out where to purchase a copy near you. Check out Greenfeet.com for all your Aromatherapy needs: Aromatherapy Mists Carrier Oils Diffusers Essential Oils Voting Ends October 15th! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Office gift exchange. Michele posted a good idea for making office gift exchanges a little more interesting on her blog. Diabetic Challenge. Jay sent in a link in response to another listener email that has a daughter who is diabetic. Raw for 30 Days is a film about diabetics who combat their disease by changing their eating habits. He also sent along an article about the impact of meat production on climate change. Schools go green. Lisa sent along an article about schools moving in a green direction. She wanted to know if she can listen to Dori's morning radio show online. You can listen to a stream at 107ThePoint.com. Shop smart. Sarah thought everyone might want to check out a video about deciphering PLU codes on produce to distinguish between conventionally grown, organic, and genetically modified fruits and vegetables. Changes at Sam's Club. Kathy was excited to hear that Sam's Club will be converting its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 04 Oct 2007
SIZE: 32.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Falloween

More Hip Than Hippie #119 - Falloween Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Salt Spring Porter from Gulf Islands Brewery sent in by listener Cindy Chocolate: Olivia Perfection sent in by Alvin from Singapore Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! Fair Trade Trick-or-Treating. Check out the Fair Trade Trick or Treat Action Kit, complete with fair trade chocolate, Halloween postcards, and Mexican party streamers. News: It's a step in the right direction, right? President Bush has urged the nations set goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but stops short of accepting mandatory curbs set out in an existing U.N. accord. Wal-Mart works to reduce CO2 emissions. Wal-Mart has joined forces with the Carbon Disclosure Project to gauge the CO2 emissions to create seven different product categories sold at its stores. Green makeover for Fenway Park. The famous baseball stadium, Fenway Park, is cleaning up its act by expanding its recycling program, using more energy efficient lighting and equipment, and featuring organic and locally grown foods in the concession stands. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ was inspired by listener Kathy and is to just say no to ATM receipts. If everyone were to taking ATM receipts for a year, we'd save a roll of paper long enough to circle the Earth 12 times! Falloween Are you ready to welcome Fall? Dori and Val give you tips to get your home ready for the change in seasons. Greenfeet.com has all the products you need to make the transition eco-friendly. Make sure you have plenty of charged, rechargeable batteries available, or pick up a ShakeLight - no batteries necessary! Take time to enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee. Try the Wisdom Tea Wand and Wisdom Coffee Wand, which allow you to filter out tea leaves and coffee beans right from your mug. The Limited Edition Halloween ChicoBag will a favorite of green ghosts and goblins. Not only can it be used year after year, but it hauls an impressive 20 lbs. worth of candy! BOO! Don't let the thought of finding a Halloween costume scare you, Martha has you covered. Check out Martha Stewart's 8 no-sew costumes that are creative, easy to make, and sure to be a hit at all those Halloween parties. Suite101 has great ideas for eco-minded costumes, like dressing up as global warming or a compact fluorescent light bulb. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! She'll be jammin'. Beth is really excited about attending JamCruise, a week-long music festival that takes place on a cruise ship. It's a great event that strives to be as green as possible. A few years ago, they partnered with Trees for the Future, and for every $10 donated by a cruiser, 100 trees are planted to offset the CO2 of the cruise. JamCruise is also working with Blue Sun Biodiesel to develop a biodiesel fuel for the ship this year. Stay static-free. New listener Michele wanted to let everyone know about Static Eliminator, chemical-free dryer sheets that work great! Take the 2 Mile Challenge. Mike heard about Cliff Bar promoting the 2 Mile Challenge and thought it was pretty cool. The challenge promotes riding your bike for trips under two miles. Check out 2MileChallenge.com where you can map your two mile radius and sign up for the challenge. Powered by the sun. Shayna sent along an article about the first solar electric bike. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free! We've Been Nominated!

DATE: Thu, 27 Sep 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - The Recycling Diva

More Hip Than Hippie #118 - The Recycling Diva Jennifer Arbuckle, the Recycling Diva, stops by to talk about the do's and don'ts of recycling. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Samuel Smith's Organic Ale Chocolate: Citron & Poivre extra fine dark chocolate with lemon and black pepper by Chocolat Frey. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! BOO! Place your order for the limited edition Halloween ChicoBag. Lots of Lefty's. According to a recent study, the number of left-handed people is increasing. Stick with Your Beliefs! Ditch the super glue for the much more earth-friendly Eco-Glue. Cradle-to-Cradle. Products with Cradle-to-Cradle certification have an overall design that takes into the consideration the entire life cycle of the product. News:Phasing out ozone-killers. Almost 200 countries have agreed to speed up the elimination of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC's). Lights out in San Francisco. An organization called Lights Out San Francisco is asking city residents and businesses to install CFL's and turn out all unnecessary lights from 8-9 PM on Saturday October 20th. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to just say no to the phone book! Did you know that 10% of our landfills are old phone books? Try calling your phone company and see if they have a list that you can be removed from. If not, ask who prints the phone book and call them. If you can't stop the delivery of the phone book, make sure you recycle them! The Recycling Diva Jennifer Arbuckle, the Recycling Diva, stops by the patio to discuss the do's and don'ts of recycling. Check out Co-op America's list of 21 Things You Didn't Know You Could Recycle. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Pollution deaths. Kristi sent along a recent study conducted by Cornell University concluding that pollution is responsible for 40% of the planet's death toll. Save the tress! Raz wanted to let us know about Eco-Libris, a new business that lets book readers balance out the paper used for their books by planting trees. Plastic-free. CB wanted everyone to know about EnviroWoman's Plastic-Free Challenge. She's been plastic-free for almost 9 months now! Earth-friendly sealant. Chuck is looking for a low VOC sealant for his basement floor. Val's a fan of the water-based AFM Safe Coat. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 20 Sep 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Amy Tucker

More Hip Than Hippie #117 - A Chat with Amy Tucker Amy Tucker, Inventor of the Xeko trading card game, calls in for an interview. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Kill Ugly Radio Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, CA Chocolate: Ginger crystallized in dark chocolate from Chocolove. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! BOO! Place your order for the limited edition Halloween ChicoBag. Sun in a jar? Check out the Sun Jar - a jar with LED lights inside that are charged by solar power. Welcome back! A triumphant return of the essential oil of the week. The return was inspired by Aromatherapy Thymes magazine that Val picked up last weekend. Essential Oil: Black Pepper. Click here for information and recipes for black pepper essential oil. Warning for moms-to-be: Avoid black pepper essential oil while pregnant. News:Try again, Fred Thompson. Fred Thompson explained his position on climate change in a rather humorous way during an interview with Paul Harvey. A victory for industrial hemp. California Legislature recently passed the Industrial Hemp Bill for the second time in two years. Up next? The office of Governor Schwarzenegger. Judge rejects carmakers' carbon lawsuit. A federal judge ruled that states can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles to the dismay of the auto industry who claimed it was a power of the federal government.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to cut down on waste, as well as use of toxic chemicals, by saying no to doubles at the photo shop, unless you really plan to use them. Instead of doubles, save the negatives that come with your prints, or archive your photos digitally. That way you can make reproductions later for images you really want. A Chat with Amy Tucker Amy Tucker, Inventor of the Xeko trading card game, calls in for an interview. The game is not only fun and educational, but the company is very eco-friendly. All the cards are printed on 100% recycled paper with soy inks. Xeko even has a recycling program that recycles the wrappers of their products. Now that's closing the loop! Be sure to surf by Xeko.com - it's a wonderful, interactive website with tons of information and fun! Order your Xeko game sets at Greenfeet.com. Keep an eye out for the release of Xeko Mission: Indonesia - Coming Soon to Greenfeet! We've Been Nomiated!   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! We love Sierra Nevada! Diana thought we'd be excited to hear that Sierra Nevada is going off the grid. The Village. Fiona wrote in to tell us about the great eco-minded community she lives in, called The Village. It's located in Ireland and is being developed by a group of people who are committed to ecological, social, and economical sustainability. Great new blog. Jessica has started her own blog called Moms Living Green. Check it out! Sustainable knitting needles. Laura in Michigan wanted to spread the word about her favorite sustainable knitting needles made from birch wood, Brittany Knitting Needles. A platform for social good. Sara is a big fan of Razoo, a community united around making a positive difference in the world. Salt water as fue? Sarabadera sent us a link on myspace about a man who figured out how to burn salt water, raising questions about the use of salt water as fuel. Videos from Colin, Carrick, and Gareth. Check out their YouTube webpage for all their eco-minded videos. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 12 Sep 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Grumpies

More Hip Than Hippie #116 - Green Grumpies Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Eeel River Brewing Organic Amber Ale Chocolate: Bayano dark chocolate 70% with cacao nibs and cinnamon oil from Seeds of Change Hip News and Finds: Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! BOO! Place your order for the limited edition Halloween ChicoBag. DIY from Danny Seo. Check out Danny Seo's blog for instructions on how to make curly ribbons for gift giving from old magazines. Serious Materials. Serious Materials makes eco-friendly building materials and recently received a GoingGreen award. News: Convicts go green. Convicts at a Norwegian prison are serving time by working to decrease their carbon footprint. The inmates recycle their waste and install solar panels to make the facility more eco-friendly. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to make a commitment to yourself to be informed. Then make the decision that you feel comfortable with and feel good about it. A good example of this would be to purchase locally grown grapes instead of ones flown in from thousands of miles away. Green Grumpies Has all the news about global warming got you down? Cheer up - you are making a difference! Don't believe us? Check out the links below - they'll lift your spirits! The Good Environmental News Page Progress with the Montreal Protocol Good News from Patigonia.com Attention shoppers: Fayetteville, AR - new sustainability hotspot? Coca-Cola takes on environmental initiatives Global Bird Conservation Effort Lifts Off Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Have to see it to believe it. Longtime listener Brian sent in a link some interesting pictures of waste - such as the number of plastic bags used in the US every five seconds. A couple of links. Derek sent in a couple of links. The first is for NatureClean toxin-free cleaning solutions. The other link is for an enlightening article about green cars and how it's illegal to sell them in some states. Shout out! We just want to give a big shout out and thank you to Neurotica Girl for mentioning us on her blog. Don't label me! Thanks to Galina for sending in a link to My Brand New Life, an article about an English man who removed all branded products from his life for a year. Beware of microwave popcorn. Patrick sent along an article about the danger of microwave popcorn fumes. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 06 Sep 2007
SIZE: 21.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Home Energy Revolution

More Hip Than Hippie #115 - A Home Energy Revolution Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Redbridge beer made with sorgum Chocolate: Organic Milk Chocolate with Key Lime by Endagered Species Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! BOO! Place your order for the limited edition Halloween ChicoBag. Knit up something special. The recent toy recalls have many parents worried about what their kids are being exposed to. KnittingDaily.com offers new patterns for handmade toys, so lead in the paint is not an issue. They're moms, and they're angry. Two Angry Moms is a documentary about two moms who are "fed-up" with the poor quality of their children's school lunches. Check it out. FixingThePlanet.com is a new one-stop resource for sustainable living put together by one of our favorite guys - Ed Begley Jr. Is a flood coming? Climate Appraisal Services is a new online service that will tell you if your home will be submerged by water due to climate change in the next century. News: Have you sinned against the planet? Whether you have some residual guilt from not recycling that newspaper the other day or neglecting to carbon offset your recent vacation, you can now ease your soul and rest your mind. Festival-goers attending the Waveney Greenpeace festival will have a chance to confess green sins to a priest. Congratulations, Dirk. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has been awarded the Rubber Dodo award by the Center for Biological Diversity in honor going one year and 90 days without listing a new species as endangered or threatened. Bravo, Starbucks. Starbucks has vowed to be rBGH-free by the end of 2007. The cows of America thank you. Climate Compromise. Rough targets have been agreed upon after a weeklong U.N. climate conference. 158 countries were in attendance. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Katie in Portland, OR. Her family had a shrinky dink party and made reusable gift tags for the whole family. By making reusable tags, you can reduce the waste created from gift giving. A Home Energy Revolution Mike Tidwell calls the patio from Takoma Park, Maryland to talk to Dori and Val about how to start your own home energy revolution. With a budget of $7,500, Mike Tidwell set out to cut his household CO2 emissions by 80 percent. By making changes such as installing a corn burning stove, switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs, line drying clothes, and investing in an extremely high efficiency refridgerator, he was able to cut his family's electricity use by 52%. For more tips, check out his organization the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and ClimateEmergency.org for those living outside the Maryland and D.C. area. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Veggie-fest! Liz and Scott just wanted to remind everyone that October 1st is World Vegetarian Day. The world without us. Mr. Designer found WorldWithoutUs.com, which shows the effects humankind will have on the earth long after we're gone. For pets with a sophisticated style. Check out Grand Cru Whiner and Diner pet dishes, elevated pet dishes made from recycled wooden wine crates. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 29 Aug 2007
SIZE: 24.3 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Snoozapalooza

More Hip Than Hippie #114 - Snoozapalooza We spend about 1/3 of our life in bed. You'd think we'd know a lot about sleep, but we really don't. Listen in as Dori and Val set the record straight on sleep. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Abner Weed Amber Ale by Mt. Shasta Brewing Co. in Weed, CA. Chocolate: Lotte Dream Cacao 86% sent in by listener Mike. Thanks Mike! Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! This headgear is cool... really. Japanese researchers have designed a hands free headgear that lets users clench their teeth to control their iPod. It was designed to be a more convenient way to operate your iPod while on crowded busses or trains. Did you know. . that Joe Strummer of The Clash was the first artist to make an album carbon neutral through the planting of trees? Check out The CarbonNeutral Company, that Joe Strummer helped to get started. BOO! Place your pre-order for the limited edition Halloween ChicoBag. News: White House ordered to issue reports. A federal judge ordered the Bush administration to issue two scientific reports on climate change. The order was the result of a lawsuit brought by environmentalists against the White House for failing to produce the documents. The Grist List. The Grist.org has complied a list of top 15 green colleges and universities. See if your alma mater made the list. The University of California, Chico in the hometown of More Hip Than Hippie, made the list at number 8.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to make your own hand sanitizer. Use 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, 1/4 cup of vodka, and 10 drops of essential oil. Mix it together and put it in a container for hand sanitizing on the go. You also might want check out the Giovanni Organic Mini Towelettes from Greenfeet. Snoozapalooza We promise not to put you to sleep. . . right now. What a good night's sleep do for you? Well, for starters, a good night's sleep can: Keep your heart healthy May prevent cancer Reduce stress Reduce inflammation Increase alertness Bolster your memory May help to lose weight Naps make you smarter Reduce risk for depression Help the body make repairs Want to know more? Check out the Top 10 Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep and Top 10 Better Sleep Strategies: Great Ways to End Your Day from About.com.  Pick up the Firefly Bedside LECD Light Tray at Greenfeet for just enough light during the middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom. Greenfeet is seeking your support! Do you love Greenfeet? If you're a fan of Greenfeet, we're seeking your support! Vote for us for the Co-op America People's Choice Award for Green Businesses. We were always picked last at dodgeball - help us experience the sweet taste of success! Here's how it works. . . The first round of nominations are going on now until September 13th. The top ten businesses with the most nominations will then appear on a final ballot for the People's Choice award. Voting is easy! Just click here and fill out the simple form at Co-op America. The entire Greenfeet team thanks you for your support! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! How sweet it is. Kellie sent along this video clip about a sugar-powered battery created by Sony. Go organic and travel the world. When Jessica heard about WWOOF on last week's show, she wanted to let everyone know about Organic Volunteers. She traveled to Argentina to work on an organic farm through this organization and loved it! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 22 Aug 2007
SIZE: 23.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Free Stash of Green Cash

More Hip Than Hippie #113 - A Free Stash of Green Cash Get paid to live green with tax incentives. Learn about what kind of incentives are available to you as Dori & Val give you the low down. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hite Stout from South Korea, sent in by listener Mike. Thanks Mike! Chocolate: Vintage Plantations 75% Dark by the Rainforest Alliance Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip t-shirts on sale! If you haven't ordered a More Hip Than Hippie t-shirt, then now is the time! All More Hip T-shirts are marked down and priced to sell - order yours today! Who doesn't love cotton candy? Now you can indulge in your favorite childhood treat guilt-free. Check out Bernod's Spun City Organic Cotton Candy. Buy iTunes, plant a tree. If you buy a lot of digital music on iTunes, then you'll be interested in Tunes for Trees. For every 10 songs you purchase, they'll plant a tree. News: Melting away. Arctic sea ice is melting at a record rate, according to Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Label it. The Carbon Trust is working with over 150 companies to produce labels for products that will list the amount of carbon emitted to produce the item. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from CNN.com and is an article about 5 new uses for old newspaper. A Free Stash of Green Cash Go green and get free money? Sign us up! Find out what incentives are available to you by checking out the links below. About.com - Get Tax Incentives for Green Living Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency Ontario Home Energy Retrofit Program Sustainable Energy Fund Grants Utility Rebate Program Orlando Utilities Grant Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Who owns whom. Leslie wanted to share an interesting chart that shows the relationships between corporations and the organic or healthy divisions of which they are parents. Stop huge iPhone bills! We've all heard about the girl that received a 300-page bill from AT&T detailing every text message sent and every moment spent on the Internet. Kellie found out that you can opt for a summary bill or even e-bill. What were they thinking? Ed was shocked to find out that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it holds 740,000 shares of McDonald's stock. A bit confusing since the foundation is dedicated to global health issues. . . Give Apple a chance! Welcome aboard to new listener Chava in Israel! She loves Apple and wanted to pass along some info about their improving environmental policy. Myths about black web surfing. Alex found an interesting article about myths about black web surfing. Give WWOOF-ing a chance. Tom thought everyone should know about World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, aka WWOOF. It provides the opportunity to travel the world while working on organic farms. You help out with the daily farming activities and in return, you get food, a bed, and an amazing learning experience. For residents of the US and UK, check out US WWOOF or UK WWOOF. Better than Teflon? Liz came across GreenPan Cookware, non-stick and non-toxic cookware. Thermolon, the non-stick coating in GreenPan Cookware, is the first environmentally friendly, PTFE-free one on the market. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 15 Aug 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Pick Your President Part 2

More Hip Than Hippie #112 - Pick Your President Part 2 This week Dori and Val go over the platforms of the Republican candidates for the 2008 US Presidential elections. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale Chocolate: Godiva Chocoiste solid dark chocolate bar and dark chocolate filled with extra dark ganache. Thanks to Colin and Carrick for sending these in! Hip News and Finds Finds: Gotta get these shoes! If you're looking for some eco-friendly footwear, look no further than Green Toe from Simple Shoes. Simple uses eco-friendly production methods to make stylish and sustainable shoes. We love 'em, and we know you will too! World's first carbon free city. Abu Dhabi is planning to build the world's first carbon-neutral city called Masdar. News: Printers and your health. A new study has found that particles emitted by some laser printers could be harmful to your health. Rare dolphin probably extinct. The Chinese Yangtze River dolphin is probably extinct according to a team of researchers who failed to find any evidence of the rare dolphin during an extensive six-week search in late 2006. GM working on plug-in hybrid car. GM will begin road testing its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid in Spring of 2008, and hopes production will begin by 2010. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ will help you save some energy. Next time you're making a meal, try doubling the recipe and freezing half for later. Reheating a meal uses less energy than actually cooking it. How Green is Your Candidate: Republicans Below is a list of Republican candidates with information from HeatIsOn.org. Click on the name of the candidate for more information on their stance on the environment. Senator Sam Brownback Speaker Newt Gingrich Mayor Rudy Giuliani Senator Chuck Hagel Governor Mike Huckabee Senator John McCain Governor Mitt Romney Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Biosmart. Brent wanted to let everyone know about Biosmart, a company that sells disposable tableware made from renewable resources, such as sugarcane baggasse. Make the office more green. Rich sent along a link to 50 Tips to Reduce Your Office's Waste. Solar gets soul. Theresa wanted everyone to know about SolFest. Going on August 18-19, SolFest features speakers, workshops, music, and more put on by the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California. A good laugh. Rachel got a good laugh from a picture in which a Hummer owner admits they are global warmers. At least they're being honest with themselves, right? Eco-friendly TP. Anne in East Texas thought everyone might want to know about the Conservatree Guide to Eco-friendly Toilet Paper. iMac aims for eco-friendly. Kellie passed along an article about Apple's plans to make the iMac more eco-friendly. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 08 Aug 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Pick Your President Part 1

More Hip Than Hippie #111 - Pick your President Part 1 Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blue Paddle by New Belgium Brewery Chocolate: Cocoalux Chocolate and Bodega Chocolates Hip News and Finds Finds: For your Teenie Weenie Greenie. Check out Greenfeet for the adorable Teenie Weenie Greenie Stainless Steel Sippy Cup! Go green at the X Games. Home Depot is continuing the eco-friendly tradition at the X Games by using green materials to build the ramps at this year's competition. Shop till you drop. The Fintura Corporation has introduced the GreenPay MasterCard, which rewards consumer spending with carbon offsets. The offsets are bought from the Chicago Climate Exchange. Vegans "taste better". A new study by the University of Canterbury found that many vegans prefer to only date other vegans - dubbing the crowd vegansexuals. Make a video, change the world. Enter Current TV's Alliance Ecospot Contest by making a 15, 30, or 60 second ad about climate crisis and your video could be shown all over the world. Take home some panda poop. If you're planning on making the trip to China for the 2008 Summer Olympics, you might want to pick up a souvenir made from panda poop. News:Bottled-Water Industry takes a stand. In response the mounting protests against the bottled water industry, the International Bottled Water Association is launching a series of ads focusing on the health benefits of drinking water.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Les in Sydney, Australia. Les recommends that when writing a shopping list, start at the bottom of the page. Tear off the list and use the remainder of the notepad for your next shopping list. Doing this can extend your notepad up to 4 times! Pick Your President: Democrats With the U.S. Presidential election starting to pick up, climate change has become the hot topic. Learn about the environmental platforms and records of some of the top Democratic Candidates at Grist.org: Chris Dodd John Edwards Dennis Kucinich Barak Obama   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Taking care of pests, naturally. Alison recently made the move from NY to NC, and was looking for some eco-friendly pest control products. Greenfeet.com carries several, like poison free ant & roach killer, roach traps, and the Organic Pest Control Handbook for tips and ideas. Shout out! We just wanted to give a shout out and big thanks to The Green Tax blog for mentioning More Hip - Thanks guys! Sunny days ahead. Kellie found a story about solar powered web hosting at thinkhost.com. Electronic waste recycling. Cindy was excited to discover ACTrecycling.org, a place where you can recycle cd's, dvd's, cell phone chargers, printer ink cartridges, and more. Stay up-to-date on recalled products. Doug found an RSS feed that keeps you updated on recalled products - just add http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerelchild.xml as a feed. Hosed up. Dee was surprised to learn that lead could be leaching into your garden hose. The beer is here! Stacy wanted to spread the word about the News from Treehugger. Doug sent along an article about how the Discovery Channel has purchased Treehugger.com for $10 million. Plastic water bottles ok? Joanne found an from John Hopkins University that says plastic bottles do not have dioxins. Work for your TV. Rebecca in Boston found a bike generator, the Windstream Pedal Power Generator, that can be hooked up to most appliances - just pedal for energy! Cardboard footbridge. Big Ed found a story about a footbridge made of cardboard tubes has been constructed over a river Southern France. He also found a story about EVERLED LED fluorescent lights that have a 10-year life span. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 01 Aug 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Scary Dairy

More Hip Than Hippie #110 - Scary Dairy Is your dairy 'juiced'? Some farmers are injecting their dairy cows with rBGH, an artificial hormone that increases milk production. The effects of this hormone could be being passed along to you in your dairy. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Schlafly Imperial Stout Chocolate: Theo Ivory Coast Dark Chocolate Bar 75% sent in by Janet. Thanks Janet! Hip News and Finds Finds: Church in a bar? You heard us right! Jill attends worship meetings Tuesdays at the Schlafly Bottleworks Brewery. If you're in Missouri, stop by and check it out! News: California adopts tough diesel laws. California has put into place the nation's toughest regulations on off-highway diesel vehicles like bulldozers, airport baggage trucks, and ski resort snowcats. Teenie Weenie Greenie The first Teenie Weenie Greenie™ of this week comes from Caroline. She uses a wind-up kitchen timer instead of digital one, it's louder and doesn't use batteries. She also started timing her dishwasher so she can stop it and open it to let the dishes air dry. The second Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to try using Blackle.com, the energy saving version of Google that uses a black screen. If everyone used Blackle instead of Google, it would save 750 mega-watt hours a year! Scary Dairy The following sites have great articles about the concerns and issues surrounding the use of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, aka rBGH. The Sustainable Table Straus Family Creamery Center for Food Safety Food and Water Watch - rBGH fact sheet Check out the Organic Consumers Association for a directory of rBGH-free and Organic dairies. What can you do to make sure rBGH isn't finding its way into your dairy products? The Grace Factory Farm Project has a great list of ways to be proactive, like writing Monsanto and telling them what you think of rBGH. Write Monsanto at: Monsanto Company The Agricultural Group 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63167 Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Are you carbon conscious?Listener Rachel wants you to check out New American Dream's Carbon Conscious Consumer campaign, find ways to cut your carbon, and you could win some great eco-prizes! Bottled water. Did you know that last year, Americans spent more money on bottled water than on ipods or movie tickets? Patrick found an interesting article about the bottled water industry. Live with good intentions. Laura wanted to spread the word about a great e-zine she discovered called Good Intentions. A washer/dryer dilemma. Allison was looking for an affordable washer and dryer unit. Val recommends the Equator, it's one unit that doubles and both the washer and dryer. Bag Backlash. The "I'm not a plastic bag" canvas shopping bag has sparked a frenzy all over the world. Marketing Assistant Rachel that Fashion Indie's response to the craze, this PG-13 bag was pretty funny. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 25 Jul 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Surviving A Dry Spell

More Hip Than Hippie #109 - Surviving A Dry Spell Not that kind of dry spell, dirty minds! Dori and Val talk about droughts and tips for water conservation all year round. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewery Chocolate: Luna(tic) Mint & Cocoa Nibs by Zazubean, sent in by Virg and Dave. Thanks guys! Hip News and Finds Finds: Win a 2008 Hybrid Car! Enter the iGo Green Sweepstakes at iVillage.com for a chance to win a 2008 hybrid car. The Mecca of yard sales. If you love yard sales, you don't want to miss out on the Highway 127 Corridor Sale, August 2-5. It's the world's longest yard sale, stretching over five states and 630 miles. Calling for nude volunteers! Artist Spencer Tunick is looking for volunteers to photograph in the nude in an effort to draw attention to the effects of global warming on Switzerland's shrinking glaciers. News: New developments in solar panels. Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have developed an inexpensive solar cell that can be printed on plastic sheets. Biofuel from car fumes. Three fishing buddies from North Wales have developed a box that can be fixed underneath a car in place of the exhaust to trap the greenhouse gasses emitted from the vehicle. The captured gasses can then be processed to create a biofuel using genetically modified algae. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ The first Teenie Weenie Greenie™ of this week comes from EarthEasy.com. Check for hidden leaks by reading your house water meter before and after a two-hour period of no water use. If the meter goes up, you know there is a leak somewhere. The second Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to buy products with the WaterSense label. The label is authorized by the EPA and represents products that are designed to use less water. Surviving A Dry Spell Don't let a drought get you down! Check out some of these great articles, courtesy of About.com and EarthEasy.com, for information about droughts and easy tips for conserving water. What is Drought? What are the Effects of Drought? Water Now More Valuable Than Oil? 25 ways to save water at home Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Hope for Hemp. Kevin passed along an article about conservative residents of South Dakota that are for legalizing the growth of industrial hemp. Can it! Ed found an article about the BigBelly trash can. It is a solar powered public trash can that compacts people's garbage up to six times more than traditional waste receptacles. New life for old plastic bags. Shannon is a fan of MyRecycledBags.com, which has tons of great patterns for crocheting old plastic bags. From the forum. Several listeners were looking for eco-friendly wood finishes. Try Swing Paints or AFM Safecoat. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 18 Jul 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Dan Esty

More Hip Than Hippie #108 - A Chat with Dan Esty Professor Dan Esty, co-author of Green to Gold, calls in to chat with Dori and Val. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Lucky 13 Anniversary Release from Lagunitas Brewing Company Chocolate: Cocoa D' Arriba Classic 77% cacao by Hachez Chocolatier Hip News and Finds Finds: Goats galore! Meet Phoenix (brown and white) and Panda (black and white), Dori's new goats! Could they be any cuter? There's power in numbers. Artist Chris Jordan is making a statement with his Intolerable Beauty exhibit, which gives viewers a clear idea of what 426,000 cell phones (the number retired every year in the U.S.) looks like. Check it out. Val loved The Dip by Seth Godin. It's a great book about knowing when to call it quits. News:Job opening in Santa Cruz. The city of Santa Cruz is hiring for a Global Warming Czar. Responsibilities include overseeing solar panel installations and encouraging green businesses to move to the area. Honda's new attempt at an eco-friendly ride. The Honda Civic GX is a natural-gas-powered car that runs off domestically produced fuel.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Laurie, who uses her confetti style paper shredder to make litter for her small animal cages. Just use old mail and bank statements (no plastic envelope windows or staples), shred, and add to the bottom of the cages. It recycles junk mail and saves money on litter. A Chat with Dan Esty Professor Dan Esty, co-author of Green to Gold calls in from Connecticut. He talks about the current state of the environment and its impact on the business world. The book studies how businesses are harnessing eco-advantage to create a sustained competitive advantage. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! The benefits of organic farming. Jay found an interesting article about a study that compares the yield of organic crops to traditionally grown crops. Making your next move. Sharon in Chicago wanted to let everyone know about UsedCardboardBoxes.com. You can select a moving kit on their website and then a couple of days later everything you'll need for moving arrives at your door. The kits include overrun or misprint boxes, tape, packing paper, and sharpies. Genius! Ed came across an article about a Chinese farmer who built his own solar water heater out of 66 beer bottles. The water flowing through the bottles is heated by the sun and the routed into the bathroom for showers. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 11 Jul 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - American Idling

More Hip Than Hippie #107 - American Idling Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blue Star wheat beer from North Coast Brewing Chocolate: Riga Dark Chocolate from listener Janet Hip News and Finds Finds: Makes you wonder. . . The new 7 wonders of the world were named after over 90 million votes were cast online. News: Beijing cleans up its act. Beijing will ban a million cars from the streets for two weeks as a test-run to ensure clear air at next year's Olympics. American Idling What impact is voluntary car idling having on you, your family, and the planet? An idling engine produces twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in a moving vehicle. Not only does it negatively effect the environment, but it also can impact your health. Find out more and what you can do to decrease your voluntary idling time by clicking the links below. Anti-Idling Primer from Hinkle Charitable Foundation School Bus Diesel Campaign by the Sierra Club Turn It Off by the New Jersey Environmental Lobby Teenie Weenie Greenie™ Did you know that idling for just 5 minutes a day wastes one cup of gas? This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ is to monitor your idling while driving for one week, and then develop solutions to decrease your overall idle time. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Call to action. Patrick has created a petition urging the Postmaster General to require all Post Offices to provide recycling bins for junk mail and paper waste received in P.O. Boxes. Click here to sign up. Way-to-go Oregon! Nev found a great article about Oregon Craft Beer Month. Listen up, grownups! Colin and his son Carrick created another short film called "A Message for Grownups". An organic dilemma. Sharon thought it was interesting that many organic food businesses are having to source their products globally. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 05 Jul 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Clearing the Water

More Hip Than Hippie #106 - Clearing the Water   Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Helltown organic hefeweizen from Butte Creek Brewing Company in Chico, CA Chocolate: Cocoa D'Arriba Strawberry & Pepper in 77% dark chocolate by Hachez sent in from Listener Janet. Hip News and Finds Finds: Gotta have this hoodie! Brew City Beer Gear has designed a hooded sweatshirt with a special front pouch designed to hold a beer while keeping your hands free. Step up to the stove. Chicagoans can check out the cooking classes available at the Chopping Block. News: Big win for Bald Eagles! The Bald Eagle has been removed from the Endangered Species List after 40 years.   Teenie Weenie Greenieâ?¢ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenieâ?¢ is great for the office. Save paper when you're sending faxes by using fax sticky notes instead of a cover sheet. Live Earth and Clearing the Water Party for the planet. On July 7, Live Earth Concerts will take place all over the world, featuring more than 150 different music acts. Find out more about this historic event at LiveEarth.org and sign up for Live Earth's 7-point pledge. What's in your drinking water? The most common method of disinfecting public water supplies uses Chlorine to kill disease-causing bacteria. Learn more about chlorine in public water supplies and about alternatives. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! A Hipster visit! On June 26, Dori and Val got a special surprise when Hipster Cindy stopped by Greenfeet.com's office for a visit while making the drive to Seattle. As you can see in the picture above, a fun time was had by all! Get Joost! Jayce loves Joost so much, he wanted everyone to know about it. Joost is program you can download for free that lets you watch TV on your PC. It's got a lot of environmental programing. Solar oven reviews. Jess hasn't cooked with a solar oven before, but found a review by Cook's Illustrated very interesting. Buyer beware. Shayna wanted everyone to know the Whole Truth about Whole Foods. It's a great article about some key issues shoppers should keep in mind while cruising the aisles at Whole Foods. Alternative grains. Katherine suggests doing a show on alternative grains like amaranth. One busy girl! Celeste was looking for some good fundraising ideas for the Nike Women's Marathon raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. If you'd like to donate money or join the marathon, check out the Team in Training website. Summer of service. New listener Daryan was looking for some good service projects to take on during the summer. Val recommends The Kid's Guide to Service Projects, a great book with over 500 ideas for service projects. New use for 'shrooms. Ed passed along an interesting article about a new process that uses mushrooms as insulation material. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 27 Jun 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Visit With Mama Rose

More Hip Than Hippie #105 - A Visit With Mama Rose Mama Rose, a local radio celebrity, stops by for a visit to chat about some of her favorite recipes for the grill. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Full Sail Pale Ale from Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, Oregon. Chocolate: Narragansett dark chocolate with candied pecans, cranberries, and orange oil from Seeds of Change Hip News and Finds Finds: A tale of global warming. Arctic Tale is a new movie that shows young polar bears and walruses struggling to reach adulthood in a melting Arctic. News: Go ahead, shop till you drop! Climate Counts, a non-profit organization, has rated 56 consumer companies, identifying leaders and laggers around the cause of global warming. The group hopes to inspire consumers to support corporations that take climate change seriously. Google gets behind hybrids. Google has launched a new project called the RechargeIT initiative that aims to further the development of plug-in hybrid electric cars. Walk a mile in his shoes. In a recent question-and-answer session, outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed he has worn the same pair of leather shoes for the past 18 years.   Teenie Weenie Greenieâ?¢ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenieâ?¢ comes from The Green Book and is to share your popcorn when you're at the movies instead of buying multiple cartons or bags. You'll save money and packaging. Americans today consume seventeen billion quarts of popcorn each year (54 quarts per person), 30 percent of which are eaten at movie theaters, sporting events, entertainment arenas, amusement parks, and other recreational centers. If half the people shared their popcorn, we could save the paper packaging for more than 2.5 billion quart-size servings. A Visit with Mama Rose Mama Rose talks vegetarian, grilling, and overall deliciousness. Check out her website Rose's Kitchen for great recipes and tasty ideas. Healthy Egg Breakfast Serves one or two. Tbsp. olive oil. One tomato, sliced. One clove garlic, sliced. Few torn leaves of basil, oregano or tarragon. Just one of these herbs. Two eggs. Parmesan cheese, grated Heat the oil slightly, add the slices of tomatoes, garlic and herb, lower heat, and cook until the tomatoes are tender. Drop the eggs in one at a time, sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook on very low heat until desired doneness. So easy and delicious. Pizza on the Grill Low heated fire One prepared pizza dough Olive oil Favorite topping Brush one side of pizza dough with oil, place on grill and cook until lightly browned. Take the dough off of the grill, brush the uncooked side with olive oil. Turn the browned side up, and place toppings, return to grill, and cook covered until underside is lightly browned. Remove immediately and serve. Suggestions for toppings: Brie and mozzarella cheese with thinly sliced yellow and green zucchini with tarragon. Freshly sliced tomatoes, garlic mozzarella cheese, oregano.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Not so super soy. New listener Sarah read an article in Utne magazine about 'The Dark Side of Soy'. The reel deal. Colin and his 8 year-old son Carrick made a short video about their reel lawn mower. Check it out on their YouTube page. Save paper. Jillicious just found out that her local library lets patrons 'checkout' electronic books and e-audiobooks that you can download for free! It's a great way to save paper. Plastic bag revolt. Holly loved reading about a British filmmaker who inspired her town to become the first in Europe to ban plastic bags. The action has inspired a plastic bag revolt across Britain. The beer is here! Virginia is excited about attending the Canada Cup of Beer, a Canadian beer competition. Environmentalism with a beat. Don't miss out on a chance to win tickets to one of the Live Earth Concerts for a Climate in Crisis. The concerts are part of MSN's effort to raise environmental awareness. For a chance to win tickets, simply add Eco-Trippers as your friend on Windows Live Spaces. The downstream effect. Ed wanted to pass along and article about the downstream effect of rising corn prices. DIY. Barry liked these patterns for making your own reusable bag. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 20 Jun 2007
SIZE: 28.0 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Top 10 Tips for Eco-Kids

More Hip Than Hippie #104 - Top 10 Tips for Eco-Kids When it's time for to pass the torch to the next generation, will they be ready to care for the planet? Dori and Val give their top 10 tips for teaching children to be stewards of the planet. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Carmel Wheat HefeWeizen by Carmel Brewing Company Chocolate: Santander 70% single origin dark chocolate Hip News and Finds Finds: Nonstick pans OK in new tests. A study conducted by Consumer Reports found very little perfluoroocatnoic acid (PFOA), a known carcinogen used in making nonstick coating, in the air when pans were heated to moderate temperatures. Cheers! Which country drinks the most alcohol per person per year? According to the World Health Organization, the tiny country of Luxembourg drinks more than 15.5 liters of alcohol per person per year. Ireland comes in at second place with 13.3 liters per person. Did you know? Prerinsing your dishes wastes up to 20 gallons of water per load, and doesn't get your dishes any cleaner. Saved by the ring. Have you ever needed an excuse to get out of a boring meeting or blind date gone bad? Popularity Dialer can help. Popularity Dialer can place one of five fake calls: the boss call, the cousin-in-need call, the male friend call, the female friend call, the affirmation call. Each recording includes pauses for your side of the conversation and gives you an easy out of any situation. Expand your mind for free. MIT offers nearly its entire undergraduate and graduate curriculum for free online. The only catch? Users can't enroll, take classes on campus or earn degrees. Enjoy top-notch online and MP3 lessons in just about any language at the BBC. FrenchPodClass.com offers easy-to-use, enjoyable podcasts that teach you French while you're out running errands. News:U.S. bird species in decline. The populations of twenty different common American bird species are half of what they were 40 years ago according to a new study conducted by the National Audubon Society. Computer industry aims to cut carbon footprint. Organized by Google and Intel, the Climate Savers Computing Initiative aims to conserve energy and decrease global warming emissions by making computers and servers more energy-efficient.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from James. He recommends adding a footer to your emails that says "Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this". It helps to remind friends, family, and coworkers to think before they print and save paper. Top 10 Tips for Eco-Kids Do you want to teach your little ones about caring for the planet but don't know where to start? Check out Dori and Val's top 10 tips for teaching kids about green living. To throw away as little as you can.Buying used is more hip than buying new.Read Garage Sale America by Bruce Littlefield. To appreciate open spaces.Where electricity comes from.To appreciate water.The answer to '"Paper vs. Plastic?" is "Neither".Sign up for Big Ed's No Plastic Bag Pledge To grow something.To respect other cultures.It's better to give than to receive.Read The Kids Guide to Service Projects To respect nature. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Disposing of antifreeze. After listening to the show on disposing of hazardous materials, he was shocked (as were Dori and Val) to hear that antifreeze could be disposed of by pouring it down the toilet. He did a little research and found that the EPA does not recommend disposing of antifreeze this way. A better option is to take you excess antifreeze to be recycled at a vehicle repair shop. Bringing green to the classroom. Annie is a new second grade teacher and was looking for some hip, fun, green lesson plans. Val recommends Green Teacher magazine. You might also want to check out EekoWorld and DiscoverySchool.com. Toy recall. Doug wanted to make sure everyone knew that about 1.5 million units of various Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys have been voluntarily recalled by the RC2 Corp. due to lead poisoning hazard. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 13 Jun 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Second Anniversary Show

More Hip Than Hippie #103 - Second Anniversary Show It's More Hip's 2nd Anniversary show! Take the Hip Quiz for a chance to win a bunch of More Hip gear. Listen in for tips on executing a green job search. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Mississippi Mud Black & Tan Chocolate: Xocolatl from Dagoba Hip News and Finds Finds: Hurray for hybrids! Toyota's worldwide sales of hybrids topped 1 million since first introduced ten years ago. News: Is your chocolate habit supporting war? British chocoholics may have unknowingly supported conflict in Africa. According to reports, money from the cocoa trade was being siphoned off into war chests in the Ivory Coast. Biodiesel hits the tracks. Virgin has introduced Europe's first passenger train powered by bio-fuel. The train made its maiden journey across Britain on June 7, 2007.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ & Hipster Hero This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Sky in Switzerland. Reuse water intended for washing your organic veggies to water your plants. Put 2 containers in your sink to swish veggies around in, with one for dirty water, one for clean. When you're done cleaning your veggies, watering house plants is a snap! Hurray for our Hipster Hero! This Hipster Hero is someone who has done something great for the environment and deserves a round of applause. We hope to make it a regular segment on the show! This week's Hipster Hero is Douglas Tompkins, founder of the North Face. Mr. Tompkins is helping the environment by buying up large tracts of land that will be protected from agribusiness and industrial development. He hopes to one day turn the land over to the government as nature reserves. His latest project involved buying more than half a million acres of Los Esteros Del Ibera, Argentina, a vast marshland full of wildlife. Click here to read more about Douglas Tompkins' plans. Green Jobs Are you ready to bring your passion for the planet to your job? Whether you're looking to 'green up' your current job or in search for an eco-career, we've got some great tips to help you on your way. Don't forget to check out More Hip #59 - Green Jobs for even more info on the eco-job market. Going Green at Work, an article from a recent issue of Newsweek gives some great tips for going green at your current job. Check into the possibility of your company switching to eco-friendly office supplies, available at Office Depot and TheGreenOffice.com. Consider a subspecialty, like becoming LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. If you're in the travel industry, join the International Ecotourism Society. Propose that your company start carbon offsetting corporate travel. Expand your mind. If you're looking to become more knowledgeable in the areas of the environment and sustainability, more universities are offer programs like Columbia University's certificate program in conservation biology Master's in Forestry at Yale University Minor in managing for sustainability at California State University, Chico   You University. Want to learn more but don't want to spend mucho money on tuition? Look no further than You University, where you take control of your educational journey. A good place to start is your local bookstore. A great book to check out is Green to Gold by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston about how smart companies use environmental strategy to innovate, create value, and build competitive advantage. Eco-friendly job listings. If you're looking for a whole new job or career, Co-op America gives tips for screening green businesses. Also check out these sites with job listings at socially responsible and sustainable companies: Idealist.org OpportunityKnocks.org lists jobs with non-profit companies Care2 job finder, the world's largest listing of jobs with socially responsible companies EcoEmploy.com GreenBusiness.net gives you access to discussions with eco-entrepreneurs and professionals for $12/month EnvironmentalCareer.com SimplyHired.com/eco   More Hip Than Hippie Anniversary Quiz Want to win a bundle of hip gear? Submit all the correct answers to the More Hip Than Hippie 2nd anniversary quiz for a chance to win. The questions cover shows only in More Hip's 2nd year, so any show from #53 - Chill and Grill to #102 - How to Master Disaster is fair game! One Grand Prize Winner. The first person to submit all the correct answers will win a Hipster Grand Prize Package that includes: The National Green Pages 27 oz More Hip Stainless Steel Water Bottle with sports cap More Hip Bike Chain Bottle Opener Chico Bag Recycled Bike Chain Bracelet More Hip T-Shirt- your choice of design Two First Place Winners. Everyone who submits all the correct answers before June 20, 2007 will be entered in a drawing. Two names will be randomly chosen to receive a First Place Prize Package that includes: More Hip T-shirt - your choice of design 27 oz More Hip Stainless Steel Water Bottle with sports cap How to enter. Email your answers to hip@greenfeet.com with the subject line "Hip Quiz" by June 20, 2007 to be eligible. 1. What is the first major US city to ban plastic bags? 2. Name our two book club selections. 3. Which is not a green hobby? A.geocaching B.knitting C.gardening D.birdwatching E.NASCAR 4. List 3 ways you can "think outside the gift box". 5. Bruce Littlefield wants everyone to go to a ___________.6. Which beer did Dori and Val have to pour down the sink? 7. Hipsters were surprised to learn about the major ecological toll of growing what crop?A.hemp B.bamboo C.sugar cane D.radishes 8. Debra Lynn Dadd spent time on the patio twice this year, talking about what 2 healthy topics? 9. Which country aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, and was recently named the most peaceful in the world?10. Glad Rags, Diva Cups and Luna Pads are all products mentioned in which episode?11. Who filled in for a vacationing Val in September? Name one place Val visited while on her trip.12. Green travellers should do all but which of the following:A. offset carbon emissions B. eat lots of watermelon C. select eco-friendly lodging D. support local economies13. True or False: you can get an eco-friendly fireplace log made from coffee grounds.14. Chico is home to 102 year old Elsie McClain, the oldest person ever to do what?15. Ed Begley Jr.'s Teenie Weenie GreenieĂ?¢?Ă?¢ advised hipsters to:A. cook outdoors B. eat low-hanging fruit C. subscribe to HGTV D. meet Peter Krause16. What are heirloom seeds?17. Lucy Postins, owner of the Honest Kitchen, spoke to us about the benefits of natural _____.18. In May, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum unveiled its first eco-friendly wax figure, of whom? 19. Val found several pieces of __________________at a yard sale for just $20!20. Author Danny Seo confirmed for us that what celebrity is just as nice off-camera as on?A. Martha Stewart B. Rosie O'Donnell C. Oprah Winfrey D. Simon Cowell Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Get connected. Jerry has been working on GreenSix.com, a social networking site that gets you connected to your local green community. The site's not completed just yet, but you can stop by and sign up for a sneak peak. The business of climate change. Kristi discovered an interesting article about the impact of businesses on climate change. Emergency Baby Carrier. After listening to last week's podcast about disaster preparedness, Gillian wanted to pass along a great website she found. It shows how to make an emergency baby carrier from sweatpants, shirts, or towels. Rising popularity of push mowers. Kimberley thought of More Hip Than Hippie listeners when she saw an article about the comeback of push mowers. Touch the sky. Jon wanted to share a piece he wrote about the top ten green skyscrapers. Not only are they efficient, but they have a strikingly beautiful appearance as well. Recharging your eco-friendly lifestyle. Janet has always been a passionate environmentalist, but found a new dedication after discovering More Hip Than Hippie (thanks Janet!). Some of the changes she's made since listening to the show include buying a new pair of hemp shoes and visiting her local dog-friendly farmer's market. Janet is also trying to avoid plastic bags. Val recommends signing up for Big Ed's No Plastic Bag Pledge. What's behind a Blue Moon? Kevin wanted to share the true story behind blue moons. Florida tire clean up begins. Boron sent along an article about efforts to clean up tires (about 700,000 of them) that were placed off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale as an artificial reef in the 1970's. Boron is also an artist and you can check out some of his art at boron.deviantart.com. Choosing a carbon offset company. Dan is interested in offsetting his carbon footprint and was wondering which carbon calculator is the best. Val's a fan of myfootprint.org. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? 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DATE: Wed, 06 Jun 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - How to Master Disaster

More Hip Than Hippie #102 - How to Master Disaster Hurricane season started on June 1st, so we'll be talking about how you can be prepared for disasters. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Black Boss Porter from Browar-Witnica in Poland. Chocolate: Dark Chocolate 72% from A. Korkunov Chocolates, sent to us by listener Jenny. Hip News and Finds Finds: Air Car ready for the production lines. A car that runs only on compressed air will be produced by India's largest automaker, Tata Motors. There's something in the air. . . Scientists have discovered particles of cocaine, marijuana, caffeine, and tobacco in the air of Rome, Italy. Power to the peaceful. A recent report names Norway as the world's most peaceful nation. It is the first study to compare peace on a worldwide level. News: President Bush unveils new climate strategy. President Bush proposes that by 2008 the countries that make the largest contribution to global warming come up with long-term goals to curb emissions.   Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This week's Teenie Weenie Greenie™ comes from Jeff. He recommends installing motion sensors instead of regular light switches. It's great if you have family members that have trouble remembering to turn out the lights when they leave the room. How to Master Disaster June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season. The destruction along the Gulf Coast after hurricanes Katrina and Rita was a wake up call to many of us. We can prepare for these types of disasters by taking a few simple steps that will help ensure the safety of our family should we be displaced. The U.S. Federal government recommends putting together an emergency kit and making a plan for your family. Go to Greenfeet.com for the following items for an emergency kit: ShakeLight flashlight that doesn't use batteries Rechargeable batteries and charger Sidewider hand crank cell phone charger To-Go Ware stainless steel food container Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Snuggle up with some sore throat. After hearing Dori and Val talk about the bloodstain pillow, Kamille thought other listeners might enjoy GIANTmicrobes. The site makes stuffed animals that look like microbes. Choose from a wide variety of ailments, such as Ebola, flesh eating bacteria, malaria, the common cold, and more! Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. How different are the accents of these two states? Jennifer sent us an article breaking down the differences of these two dialects. Maybe Dori will learn something for the next time she gets dared to read an entire email in a Wisconsin accent! Shout out! Big thanks to Cindy who linked More Hip Than Hippie on her website Synergy Images. Urban Cacti. Gina discovered a new kind of green building called the Urban Cactus Housing Project in Rotterdam that uses buildings structured like cacti. The unique design exposes each unit to more sunlight than traditional stacked designs. Giottos Rocket Air Blaster. Amy was wanted to buy her own Giottos Air Rocket, the eco-friendly alternative to compressed air for cleaning your computer. Listener favorites. Shannon wanted to share some her favorite spots to shop: the Wedge Co-op, Present Moment essential oils and herbs, and the Amazon Bookstore Cooperative. New life for old tires. Leslie Beth recently changed the tires on her car and was looking for something creative to do with her old tires. She found out how to make them into blooming tire planters. Organic food on the move. Tom sent us an article about how organic food imported into the UK may lose its organic label due to the greenhouse gas emissions generated in the transport of the goods. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 31 May 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat With Bruce Littlefield

More Hip Than Hippie #101 - A Chat With Bruce Littlefield Bruce Littlefield, author of Garage Sale America, calls in for a chat. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Eye of the Hawk Select Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company Chocolate: Trader Joe's Figments, black mission figs in rich dark chocolate. You can't buy it online, but you can find a Trader Joe's near you. Hip News and Finds Finds:Madame Tussauds goes green. Madame Tussauds unveiled their first eco-friendly wax figure on May 23, 2007. The figure is of Prince Charles to reflect his efforts to combat climate change. Workers used recycled wax from a 1989 figure of the Prince of Wales, 82 pounds of organic beeswax, and 55 pounds of clay and fiberglass to sculpt the Prince's likeness. Green feet. Looking for an eco-friendly pair of shoes? Check out Sneaker Peek from NOW magazine online for some recommendations. Val recommends the green toe line from Simple shoes. News: Global warming: it burns! Since 1987, forest fires in the Western U.S. have occurred more frequently, covered more area, and burned longer. Researchers believe that rising temperatures due to global warming could be responsible for the increase in forest fires. Teenie Weenie Greenie™ This one comes from listener Tom. Instead of throwing away household items you don't want or don't use anymore, post them on an Internet list like FreeCycle.org or Craigslist.com. If someone sees your listing, they contact you to set up a time to come pick up the item from you. A Chat With Bruce Littlefield Bruce Littlefield, author of Garage Sale America, calls in for a chat about the eco-friendly art of garage sale shopping. Listen in for Bruce's tips for finding treasures on your next garage sale outing. And don't forget to pick up your own copy of Bruce's book, Garage Sale America. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Rain gear anyone? Paige is a camera operator and was wondering about eco-friendly companies that make rain gear. Val recommends Patagonia, which uses sustainable practices and resources in the production of their products. Carbon offset reviews. Smart Chick Sara wanted to let listeners know about a report by Clean Air - Cool Planet that reviews carbon offset programs. Save the chocolate! Stacy discovered Don't Mess With Our Chocolate, a web site forum about saving real chocolate. Apparently, members of the U.S. chocolate industry are supporting change in the basic formula of chocolate, by allowing the use of vegetable fat substitutes in place of cocoa butter. Super soy candles. Khristina wanted to spill a little secret. . . Soy Candles by Phebes are her favorite soy candles! They burn much cleaner than other candles and she's been hooked for years! News for knitters. Jennifer was excited when she saw that the latest issue of Knit.1 Magazine was a green issue. The issue went on sale May 15th. Controlling Poison Ivy in the yard. Don't let poison ivy get you or your garden down! Jenny recommends a formula to kill new poison ivy that uses ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboard. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 23 May 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Being More Hip Than Hippie

More Hip Than Hippie #100 - Being More Hip Than Hippie Can you believe it? It's More Hip Than Hippie's 100th episode! We'll be talking about what it really means to be More Hip Than Hippie and mentioning some of our wonderful listener's favorites tips and tricks for living a green lifestyle. Pssst. . .there's a coupod in this episode, so listen closely for great savings at Greenfeet.com! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Allagash Grand Cru from Portland, Maine. Chocolate: Nestle Treasures Dark Chocolate Truffle and Perugina Bittersweet Chocolate sent to us by Dave in Nebraska. Hip News and Finds Finds: Your very own crime scene. Check out the blood puddle pillow from FromKeetra.com. When you lay down, it looks like a crime scene in your room. News:Has your city made the pledge? On May 15, 2007, Tulsa, Oklahoma became the 500th city to sign the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. Cities that sign agreement make a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their city to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012. Southern Ocean reaches its limit. A recent study found that the Southern Ocean around Antarctica is so saturated with carbon dioxide that it can barely absorb any more. Scientists say this will cause more greenhouse gasses to stay in the atmosphere and warm up the planet.   Being More Hip Than Hippie Hipster Tool Kit. A handyman is nothing without the tools of the trade, and hipsters are no different! Here are some essentials for any well prepared Hipster: Chico Bag reusable shopping bag Stainless Steel Mug Stainless Steel Water Bottle Plastic Bag Dryer BioBags biodegradable waste bags Stainless Steel Bag Clip   Listener Emails Listener emails will make their triumphant return next week. Instead, this week we'll be talking about listeners favorite green tips!

DATE: Thu, 17 May 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Eco-Tourism

More Hip Than Hippie #99 - Eco-Tourism Summer is right around the corner, which means it's vacation time! We'll be talking about eco-tourism and giving you great resources for planning an environmentally friendly trip. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: ACME IPA from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, CA Chocolate: Green & Black's Dark & Almond from Elizabeth in Snailwell, England. Hip News and Finds Finds:Win the war on weeds. Don't be discouraged if weeds start to encroach on your garden. An article from Mother Earth Living suggests using newspaper as mulch to smother weeds. Green giggles. Environmental issues are reaching kids through several new cartoons. The Unsustainables is an animated series that highlights the importance of being eco-friendly. The Greens sends a similar message by following an animated, quirky, eco-family. News: California passes hemp farming legislation. The California Assembly has passed legislation giving farmers the right to grow non-psychoactive Industrial Hemp. Next, the bill will make its way to the Senate where it is expected to pass. Residue found in Oregon streams. Scientists testing beds of streams around Portland found residue from caffeine, Prozac, Benadryl, and other medicines in the streams. This discovery raises concerns about how the chemicals could affect fish and other life. Fly neutral. Silverjet, Britain's exclusively business class carrier and the world's first carbon neutral airline, launched in January of this year. The price for tickets includes a mandatory carbon offset contribution Eco-driving slow to catch on in America. Eco-driving, or driving to save gas, has not gotten the same attention in the U.S. as it has in other countries, like Britain. Beginning in 2008 in the UK, new drivers will be required to demonstrate eco-driving skills to save fuel in order to get their drivers license. U.S. cars contribution to global warming. A new study by Environmental Defense says U.S. cars are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gasses emitted by automobiles globally. Eco-friendly Travel It's vacation time! We've got some great resources for you to make sure tread lightly on the planet during your travels this summer. The International Ecotourism Society and SustainableTravelInternational.org great resources for everything you need to know about eco-friendly travel. Check out ResponsibleTravel.com for responsible travel tips. Are you an EcoTraveler? EcoTravelling.co.uk is a collection of articles written by a team of experts about traveling responsibly. With so many articles to choose from, it was hard to pick a few to feature, but here are some of our favorites: Carbon Offsetting Eco-Friendly Packing Selecting the Right Travel Company Booking your hotel. How can you tell if your hotel is green? Check out ResponsibleTravel.com's list of 10 ways to tell if your eco-lodge is really an eco-lodge and this article from MSN Travel that tells you what to look for when booking your hotel. Planes, trains, and automobiles. When you need to get from point A to point B, consider making reservations with one the following companies that offer eco-friendly options: EV Rental Cars offers hybrid vehicles exclusively to those traveling in California, Arizona, and Nevada Hertz introduced a Green Collection last fall with four models that have an EPA rating of at least 28 miles/gallon Avis Portugal is the first rental agency in Europe to offer hybrid cars OZOcar is a New York limo company that bills itself as an eco-luxury private car service Travelocity is working with The Conservation Fund to provide carbon offsets for a flat fee Expedia is working with TerraPass to offer carbon offsets at rates of $5.99 for a short flight and $29.99 for an international flight British Airways has partnered with Climate Care to neutralize emissions Silverjet is the first carbon neutral airline Be prepared on your travels. The Green Guide has some great tips for traveling healthy and being prepared for the unexpected when abroad. The other side of carbon offsetting. Before you purchase carbon offsets for your summer travel, a little due diligence goes a long way. Make sure the company you purchase offsets from is really delivering what they say they will. Another Inconvenient Truth, an article in Business Week, gives you the low down on what to look for when buying offsets. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Beer for all! Thomas in Ontario (eh?) has a suggestion for Wendy in Florida, who can't drink beer because of the migraines she suffers. While listening to another podcast about home brewing beer, Basic Brewing Radio, Thomas found out about gluten-free beer. Gluten is an allergen that may be the cause of the migraines. Thomas recommends that Wendy check out Mr. Goodbeer, a website where you can buy several different brands of gluten-free beer. Pet food FYI. A concerned listener with connections to the pet food industry wanted to share some important information with other listeners. Because he FDA has been slow updating the pet food recall list, check out the list from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which seems to be updated more often. Disposing of the poo. Laura has a suggestion for Amanda, who was looking for a more eco-friendly way of disposing of kitty litter. She recommends the Doggie Dooley, which works like a mini septic tank to breakdown pet waste. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 09 May 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Feeding Fido & Fluffy

More Hip Than Hippie # 98 - Feeding Fido & Fluffy The recent pet food recall left many pet owners wary about what we feed our pets. This episode we focus on natural pet foods to keep Fido and Fluffy happy and healthy. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: The beer was so bad this week that we have chosen not to link it! You'll have to listen in to get the name. Chocolate: Waitrose Organic Swiss Dark Chocolate 70% sent to us by Elizabeth in Snailwell, England. Thanks Elizabeth! Hip News and Finds: Finds:Earth PC. Check out listener Doug's podcast, Sustainable Business Practices. On his latest show, Doug interviews Earth PC about energy saving computers. News: Progress being made to slow climate change. A report complied by a network of 2,000 U.N. scientists approved the world's first 'roadmap' to slowing the effects of global climate change. More states backing hemp legislation. According to VoteHemp.com, eleven farming states are introducing hemp farming legislation this year. The states include California, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Lead alert! Patrick sent along an article about baby bibs that have been recalled from Wal-Mart after lead was discovered in the fabric. The bibs, sold under the Baby Connection brand name, were made by Hamco exclusively for Wal-Mart. Beer for the ages. A collection of beer brewed in 1869 was recently discovered in a vault under the streets of Burton upon Trent. A tasting was held for the Guild of Beer writers, who were pleasantly surprised that the beer had developed a subtle flavor over the years and tasted quite good. Natural Food for Healthy Pets The recent pet food recall had most pet owners worried about the health of their dogs and cats. 60 million cans and pouches of dog and cat food were recalled. For more information about the recall and a list of brands in the recall, check out the FDA's website for animal feed/pet food recalls. In light of this recent incident, we wanted to do a show about natural pet foods to keep the furrier members of our family happy and healthy! So today we'll be talking with Lucy Postins, owner of The Honest Kitchen, who has some great information about natural pet foods. The Honest Kitchen produces raw dehydrated pet food. All ingredients are guaranteed 100% Human Food Grade. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Electric lawn mowers. When Erica and her husband first bought their house, they tried using a push lawn mower, but soon became frustrated. Their yard was so large and had so many different kinds of weeds and thick grasses that they started looking for something that worked better and discovered the Neuton cordless electric lawn mower. They bought the mower and two rechargeable batteries, which hold a charge for over an hour, and have been happy with their purchase! A possible cause of SIDS. Diane wanted everyone to know about an article that links Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to toxic mold gasses in crib mattresses. A fungus that commonly grows in bedding interacts with the chemicals used as fire retardants to create poisonous gases that can fatally poison a baby. Busting the CFL myth. Doug wanted to help put the "it costs $2000 to clean up a broken CFL" myth to rest. An article on Treehugger explains where the myth came from, and why it's false. Cotton ball dilemma. Laura in Florida recently noticed that uses quite a few cotton balls during her daily face care routine and was wondering if there were any eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional cotton ball. Val recommends using organic cotton balls instead. Cat litter disposal. New listener Amanda is a big fan of the Chico Bag and wants to kick her plastic bag habit. She's looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags for cleaning out her cat's litter box. Try BioBags Dog Waste Bags, they're made from corn and are completely biodegradable. Keep your electronics clean. No-longer-a-lurker Brad wanted to share his own Teenie Weenie Greenie™ with everyone. Instead of using air in a can, which can release greenhouse gasses, to keep his electronics dust-free, he uses a Giottos Rocket air blower. It has an air valve to prevent it from breathing in dust, and blows out a powerful stream of air to blast away dust. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 02 May 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Disposing of Hazardous Household Materials

More Hip Than Hippie #97 - Disposing of Household Hazardous Materials What kinds of hazardous materials are lurking around your house? Take care of them safely and make your home a healthier place for your whole family. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Terrible Ale by Unibroue in Quebec, Canada Chocolate: Green & Black's Organic Cherry 60% Dark Chocolate Bar sent to us from listener Elizabeth in Snailwell, England Hip News and Finds Finds: World Fair Trade Day. Celebrate World Fair Trade Day, coming up on May 12. Host your own TransFair USA house party and kids can enter the Fair Trade art contest. Help name Amtrak's Environmental Engineer. Amtrak's Environmental Engineer needs a name and they're looking for your ideas. The Engineer is your guide to environment-focused content on their website. This GREEN Old House. Check out the gallery of 'after' pictures of This Old House's green remodel of a bungalow in Austin, Texas. News: Global warming increasing insurance? According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, insurance companies should be preparing to pay more and bigger claims in the coming years. Rising global temperatures are expected to the increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and droughts.   Teenie Weenie Greenie What have you learned from More Hip Than Hippie? With our 100th episode coming up, we wanted to know what you consider the best tip or piece of advice you've learned from More Hip. Ponder it for a few minutes and email us your favorite tip at hip@greenfeet.com. We're going to use your favorite tips in a special way for our 100th episode. Can't wait to hear from you! Disposing of Household Hazardous Materials Did you know? There are approximately 750 million gallons of used motor oil recycled in the U.S. every year, but it takes only 1 gallon of improperly disposed oil to contaminate a million gallons of groundwater. From motor oil to coolant to paint, many household hazardous materials can be found in the garage. Keep yourself and your family safe by taking the proper precautions when disposing of these materials. To learn more, check out these sites: Ohio State University Fact Sheet: Disposal of Household Hazardous Materials How to Dispose of Hazardous Home Waste from MSN Lifestyle.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Rest In Peace, rabbit ears! Kellie wrote in about the big switch to digital broadcasting for television. Dori and Val weren't sure how the two were connected, but Kellie found a great article about the transition to digital TV. Since the government owns the airwaves, they've decided that by February 17, 2009 they will stop broadcasting television statements in analog. Unfortunately, that means the end of the road for your favorite rabbit ears! A few things. Catherine, long time lurker from PA, wanted to share some of her favorite sites! She's excited about joining a CSA, Greensgrow Farms and wanted to recommend LocalHarvest.org for finding a CSA or farm stand near you. If you're looking for a good retractable clothesline, Catherine uses the Sunline Retractable Clothesline. Thanks for the great links, no-longer-a-lurker Catherine! Eco-minded Oklahoman's. Brian in Oklahoma wanted to let everyone know about the Oklahoma Sustainability Conference, held April 20-21, it was the first carbon neutral event in the state. At the conference, attendees discussed topics like pollution in the Arkansas River and the possibility of large scale mass transit coming to Oklahoma City. Thanks Brian, who also plugged MHTH during one of the sessions! Coke gets green makeover. Jerry, a self-proclaimed Cherry Coke addict was happy when he read an article about Coke's plans to give their Atlanta headquarters a green makeover. If you're looking for a more natural soda, Val just discovered DRY Soda. DRY is a natural, non-caffinated soda flavored with fruit and herb extracts and lightly sweetened with pure cane sugar. Connect with the best. Doug wanted to spread the word about EarthPortal.org, a new non-commercial website that directly connects you with scientists, policy makers, and journalists. It's a community that will keep you current with the state of the environment and environmental news. Do away with dandelions. Wendy was wondering about an environmentally safe technique to rid her yard of dandelions (other than picking them all, of course!). Check out Plantea.com for some great tips for doing away with dandelions. Teflon or PFOA? Brad thought it was perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA), a production byproduct of Teflon, and not actually Teflon itself that has been linked to cancer. GoLoco! When Jay read about GoLoco, a new way to carpool, he thought it was a great idea! The service brokers trips between people and automatically divvies up costs, seats in the car, and carbon dioxide emissions. The company was started by Robin Chase, former CEO of Zipcar. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 25 Apr 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Organic Pest Control

More Hip Than Hippie #96 - Organic Pest Control Now that you have your organic garden started, you have to keep garden pests at a distance. Listen in for how to keep your organic garden healthy and pest-free the natural way. Beer and Chocolate Beer: Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, CA Chocolate: Divine Dark Chocolate 70% single origin Ghana Hip News and Finds Finds: VIP TP. Looking for the perfect gift for a special occasion? Look no further than custom printed toilet paper, printed with soy ink! Print the toilet paper with corporate logos, pictures (of someone you don't like maybe?), or funny quotes. Name and date of birth, please. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about your birthday and the true meanings of your name. News:In search of eco-friendly electronics. It's becoming easier to find eco-friendly versions of many products, like paper towels, cosmetics, and cars, but what about electronics? Due to the complexity of electronic products like PC's and cell phones, it's not so easy to make them more eco-friendly. Learn how the major technology companies are working to reduce their impact on the environment. Retailers go for green. Major retailers like Target, Home Depot, Timberland, and Lowe's are starting to see the benefits of being green. On Earth Day, Home Depot gave away 1000 compact fluorescent lights while Timberland plans to be carbon neutral by 2010. Norwegians to go neutral. Norway, the world's number five oil exporter, has set the world's toughest national plan for fighting global warming. On April 19th, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced that Norway aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Gore gives his home a makeover. Al Gore's Nashville home is getting some green improvements. The former Vice President will soon install 33 solar panels on the roof of his 70 year old home. Wal-Mart to cut energy, costs. Wal-Mart is planning an environmental overhaul that will include pressuring suppliers to reduce packaging, more efficient trucks, building new stores with strict energy conservation goals. Did your car make the list? Forbes has released a list of the top 12 greenest vehicles of 2007. Toyota Motor's Prius and Honda Motor's Civic Hybrid tied for the top spot. Shop your way to a cleaner planet. The Working Assets Visa Signature Card helps you help the planet. Every time you use it to buy gas, Visa plants a tree and donates ten cents to alternative energy groups. For all other purchases, they'll make a ten cent donation to progressive non-profits working for peace, human rights, and the environment. Wildlife to be moved from Olympic site. At the future building site for an Olympic stadium, the water of Pudding Mill River in east London will be gently electrified to stun the fish so they will float to the surface to be moved. Once collected, the fish will be released into a nearby river.  And the winner is. . . The winning design for the More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag design contest is a combination of two designs! The 2 designs were submitted by Dennis Rockhill and Sky from Switzerland! Thanks to everyone for submitting such great designs! It was tough to choose a winner! Organic Pest Control Getting your organic garden started is a very rewarding experience. To keep your garden flourishing and healthy, you need to keep garden pests at a distance. Sometimes there are natural predators capable of controlling garden pests. For example, Ladybugs a great garden helpers because they feed on aphids, chinch bugs, whiteflies, and mites. Check out TheGardenHelper.com for information on different types beneficial insects for your garden. Find out what the best treatments are for specific insects at Mother Earth News. And be sure to pick up a copy of these great books: the Organic Pest Control Handbook by Tom Roberts and Squirrel Wars by George H. Harrison. Stop by Greenfeet.com to buy products for all your outdoor pest control needs. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Seed Savers. Karen wanted to recommend a non-profit organization for heirloom seeds, Seed Savers. In addition to selling heirloom seeds, Seed Savers teaches how to save seed and preserve the genetic make-up and diversity. Relay for Life needs your help. Doug will be participating in the Lancaster, PA Relay for Life. Learn about Relay for Life and how you can help at RelayForLife.org. A lesson kids love. Sandy in New York wanted to spread the word about her three daughter's (ages 8, 5, and 3) titled Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth by Lee Welles. It's the first book in a series where the heroine is an adolescent girl who is given special powers by Gaia (the earth) to save the environment. The book teaches kids about saving the environment in a way they can understand. Mr. Designer recently bought a couple of cool eco-friendly products, a solar oven and a compact clothesline. He bought his solar oven from Sun Ovens International. The compact clothesline he bought came from Mrs. Pegg's Handy Line, and is a little bit pricey, but worth it because it can hold 1.5-2 loads of laundry! Cool Fuel. Janet is a fan of the Cool Fuel series on Discovery Science Channel. Check out this Cool Fuel video clip of Shaun Murphy and his dog Sparky driving across Texas and Mississippi using vegetable oil and "hempoline". Safe furniture finish. Sarah and Scott are expecting their first baby in a couple of months (congratulations!) and her husband building a crib out of cherry. She wanted to know if there were any safe furniture finishes out there. Val recommends Howard Naturals wood cleaner and polish and Daddy Van's beeswax furniture polish. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and +1 530.554.2605 . Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 18 Apr 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Organic Gardening

More Hip Than Hippie #95 - Organic Gardening Spring has sprung! What better way to celebrate than by starting your own organic garden? We'll help get you started with tips for preparing, planting, and maintaining your organic garden. Don't feel left out apartment dwellers, we've got special tips for growing indoors too! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Butte Creek's Organic Porter Chocolate: Green & Black's Organic Espresso dark chocolate bar Hip News and Finds News: Global warming heats up Homeland Security. Top retired military leaders are warning that global warming poses a threat to national security. Over the next 30 to 40 years, climate change could be catalyst to wars over water, increased hunger instability, and worsening disease among other issues. Antibiotic Action. According to Keep Antibiotics Working, the Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse, antibiotics are becoming less effective due to decades of unnecessary overuse in humans and agriculture. Join the Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse and help create change by supporting legislative action in congress.   Organic Gardening Have you always wanted to have an organic garden, but didn't know how to get started? Well we've got you covered. Check out these sites for guides on getting your garden started: Organic Gardening Almanac at OrganicGardening.com - Regional gardening calendar with monthly to do list and gardening tips from a real gardener in your area. OrganicGardening4U.com- great resource for beginner organic gardeners. Successful Organic Gardening in Containers - perfect for those with small spaces or city dwellers. Earth Juice organic fertilizers The need for seed. If you've decided to start from scratch, you'll need quality organic seeds. Here are some good places to start: SeedsofChange.com WildGardenSeed.com HeirloomSeeds.com The Organic Gardening Catalogue Green thumbs love Greenfeet.com! Check out Greenfeet's Yard & Garden section for gardening supplies. Mini pH Tests Mini Moisture Tester Copper T Labels 6 Position Low Flow Water Gun Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Lend a helping hand. Laura in NYC is working on a couple of charitable projects and needs all the help she can get! On May 12th in DC there will be a fundraiser for the Elise Martin Crosby Scholarship Fund. The organization provides educational scholarships to survivors of domestic violence in an effort to increase their income-earning potential and probability of permanent independence from their abusers. In July, Laura will be climbing Mount Shasta. The BCF raises awareness about the harmful health effects caused by environmental toxins. Any help you can offer Laura in her charitable efforts would be appreciated! Keep up the good work Laura! The Power of Green. Kristi from Minneapolis wanted to recommend a great article by Thomas Friedman called The Power of Green. The article discusses the green revolution and what needs to happen for green energy to catch on. Big Ideas for a Small Planet. Green Neck Laura recommends Big Ideas for a Small Planet, a new series on The Sundance Channel. The documentary series covers some of the most important environmental issues facing humanity. Super Stitcher. Shannon in Minnesota learned how to turn old t-shirts into cancer hats from her Aunt, who has been making mittens for orphans from old sweaters for years. She's getting ready to start embroidering, Val recommends checking out SublimeStitching.com for great embroidery patterns. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 11 Apr 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - EMF 101

More Hip Than Hippie #94 - EMF 101 The number of electromagnetic fields around us is increasing every year with advances in technology and information sharing. You can't see them and you can't feel them, but could electromagnetic fields be harming you? Listen in and find out! Beer and Chocolate Beer: Diviet Dark Amber Ale from Vietnam. Chocolate: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Mint Cream. You can't get it online, but you can find a Trader Joe's near you. Hip News and Finds Finds: Dole lets you know. Jillicious thinks Dole's Organic Program is great! The program allows you to trace where all their organic fruits come from. Just go to the site and enter the 3-digit farm code found on the sticker on your fruit, and you can visit the country and farm your fruit came from. Baby animal dilemma. Spring is birthing season for many animals. What should you do if you find a baby squirrel or rabbit under your deck or in your yard? Find out at WildNeighbors.org. News: World's poorest will suffer most from climate change. A new report on climate change predicts that the world's poorest countries will feel the strongest effects of global warming. Man swims Amazon River. 52-year old Matrin Strel has completed his 3,272-mile swim of the Amazon River. It took Strel 65 days of swimming while battling exhaustion, delirium, flesh-eating piranhas, and the bloodsucking toothpick fish. 102 year old ace! Chico native Elsie McLean, 102-years old, became the oldest golfer to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course. McLean made her ace at the 100-yard fourth hole at Bidwell Park.   EMF 101 Understand the attraction. Everyday we are exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The strongest EMF's are a result of human-made technologies such as X-rays, FM radio and television transmitters, and high voltage power lines, to name a few. EMF's can be found all over the globe. Field strength increases as you move closer the source. There have been a limited number of published studies about the risk of EMF's to land and aquatic ecosystems that show little or no evidence of significant environmental impact. Can EMF's effect humans? Individuals have reported a variety of health problems that they relate to exposure to EMF's, referred to Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). EHS is characterized by a range of non-specific symptoms that lack apparent toxicological or physiological basis or independent verification. Want to learn more? Go to the World Health Organization's website and read about the International EMF Project, which assess scientific evidence of the possible health effects of EMF. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Playing Devil's Advocate to Win. Check out this comic that takes a humorours look at global warming at XKCD.com, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Slap on the wrist for Bush administration. Doug sent us an article about the Supreme Court putting pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected the EPA's argument that it had no legal authority to limit carbon emissions from new cars. Looks like it's time for the EPA to start taking responsibility! Apple's recycling program. Scott in NYC wanted to let us know about Apple's recycling program for old computers, monitors, and ipods. When you recycle your old ipod with Apple, they'll give you a 10% discount on the purchase of a new ipod. Have you heard about The Boycott? Sara wanted to spread the word about a hilarious one-woman show about climate change called "The Boycott". Written by and starring Kathryn Blume, the show is about a First Lady of the U.S. who stages a nationwide sex boycott to force her husband, the President, to address global warming. Whole Foods helps you go green. Green Neck Laura was impressed by some of the initiatives Whole Foods is taking on for Earth Month. The Whole Earth Weigh-in: 30 ways in 30 days guides you through April with small steps to reduce your carbon footprint. Wal-Mart's green initiative - just a distraction? Kristi in Minneapolis found an interesting article by Grist about Wal-Mart going green. The article questions if Wal-Mart's sudden flurry of green initiatives are just a diversion from all the other problems inherent in the big-box retailer's business model. Mooove your plants into CowPots. Beth wanted to spread the word about CowPots, a cool product from her local farm market, Freund's. CowPots are biodegradable pots made from composted cow manure that you plant in the ground right along with your plant. The will completely decompose and add soil-conditioning natural nutrients to your garden. Aussies make a difference with Earth Hour. On March 31 at 7:30 PM, Fiona in Sydney participated in Earth Hour. More than 2 million residents and businesses in Sydney, Australia voluntarily turned off all their lights and appliances for one hour as a sign of their commitment to reduce global warming. As a result, there was an amazing 10% drop in Sydney's energy consumption that night, enough to take over 43,000 cars off the road for one hour! Bowling Green, KY living up to their name. Leslie Beth in Kentucky will be attending the Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference at Eastern Kentucky University to learn how to make the campus of her school Western Kentucky University even more green. Keep up the good work Leslie Beth! Move over storefronts and make way for the Webfront. Carrie thought the business model of clothing retailer Nau Webfront was a great idea. The company keeps one sample of each piece in their collection in every available size at their physical stores. Customers are encouraged to try on the clothes, but then place their order online at on-site computer kiosks and then take delivery at home. This model reduces inventory required at Nau Webfront's several physical locations, thereby reducing the impact of lengthy freight and supply chains. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 04 Apr 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - In the Kitchen with Debra Lynn Dadd

More Hip Than Hippie #93 - In the Kitchen with Debra Lynn Dadd We've got Debra Lynn Dadd, expert on green living, talking about the benefits of Teflon-free cookware. Beer and Chocolate Beer: Pinkus-Muller Certified Organic Hefe Weizen Chocolate: South Korean Dream Cacao 72% sent to us from listener Michelle Hip News and Finds Finds: Give e-cards a try! Save paper this Mother's Day by sending an e-card. Carl's Jr. closing the loop. Jason LeVecke, owner of 52 Carl's Jr. franchises in Arizona, vows to have his entire fleet of cars and trucks running on a mix of diesel and waste vegetable oil by 2010. Does your car make the grade? Yahoo! Autos Green Center rates how eco-friendly your car is. Dyeing Easter eggs naturally. Check out Body + Soul magazine for tips on how to dye your Easter eggs using only natural ingredients. Green racing car with potato tires. The Eco One racing car has tires made from potatoes and brake pads made from cashew nut shells. Designed with a top speed of 125 mph, the car will make its debut at the Sexy Green Car Show in Cornwall, England. Restore your faith in food. A six-foot tall milk chocolate Jesus Christ is the latest creation from artist Cosimo Cavallaro. The sculpture, entitled "My Sweet Lord" contains approximately 480,000 calories. Wine and ice cream: the next peanut butter and jelly? Boonville's Mercer's Ice Cream, a New York dairy, has created wine-flavored ice cream. Choose from 3 different flavors: Ala Port Wine, Peachy White Zinfandel, and Red Raspberry Chardonnay. News:Congrats San Francisco! San Francisco has become the first city to ban plastic bags. Go Green, Get Rich. Waste Disposal, learn about the ultimate recycling machine from PyroGenesis.   In the Kitchen with Debra Lynn Dadd How safe is your cookware? Teflon is a known carcinogen and tests indicate that the chemical is in 95% of the population's blood. Debra Lynn Dadd recommends trying one of these alternatives to traditional Teflon coated cookware: Soapstone available at Greenfeet. Cast Iron cookware Riess Enamelware- resistant to chipping Don't forget to pick up a copy of Debra's book, Home Safe Home.  Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Boeing going green? Kristi found an article about a fuel cell airplane being developed by Boeing. The company plans to conduct experimental flight tests later this year. Beef linked to lower sperm count. Aaron was shocked when he read that men who's mothers ate a lot of beef during pregnancy have sperm counts 25% below normal. Researchers believe it may be due to anabolic steroids used in the U.S. to fatten cattle. Now your washer can have balls too! Raven discovered Eco Balls, balls that replace laundry detergent and decrease your water usage. Each set lasts for 1000 washes! Treehuggers only! Ever wanted to live in a tree? Now you can! Beth found The Hostel in the Forest in Brunswick, GA. The center teaches sustainability and also serves as a spiritual retreat. Disney's Environmentality. Wendy found out that Disney is attempting to minimize the waste created in their theme parks and has recycled more than 650,000 tons of materials since 1991. Indy ethanol. Katie sent us an article about an Indy car that runs off ethanol. Jeff Simmons is the driver of the Rahal Letterman Racing's Team Ethanol Honda/Dallara in the IndyCar series. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 28 Mar 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Go With The Flow

More Hip Than Hippie #92 - Go With The Flow You've asked about it. You've anxiously anticipated it. The time has finally come. We're going there: eco-friendly alternatives to traditional feminine care products. Don't miss this episode, we're going with the flow. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Spring Ale from Butte Creek Brewing Company in Chico, CA Chocolate: Antioxidant from Dagoba Apothecary Hip News and Finds Finds: Organic Ice Cream. Green & Blacks chocolate has debuted a line of delicious organic ice cream. Mmmm. Plant Love Lipstick. PlantLove Botanical Lipstick from Cargo is a new eco-friendly lipstick. The tube is made from corn plastic and the outer carton is made from flower paper embedded with flower seeds - simply moisten and plant! A hero needs your help! Michael J. Keenan was burned over 80% of his body after he ran into a burning building to save a trapped Jack Russell Terrier named Bobby. Bobby was severely burned, but is recovering steadily. Michael, an artist, has no insurance and is currently being treated in the ICU of San Francisco General Hospital. Donate to the Michael J. Keenan support fund and help this hero in his recovery process. Last Call for entries in More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. News: Harry Potter goes green. The final installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows will not only be the biggest, but also the greenest. In addition to using paper containing a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste, a special deluxe edition will be printed on paper using 100% post-consumer waste. Proud of our Hometown. According to a nationwide study conducted by Country Home Magazine, Chico, CA is one of the greenest cities in America! Chico was ranked the twentieth most eco-friendly place to live out of 379 cities. Yay Chico! Go Green, Get Rich. Problem 5: Dirty water.   Go With The Flow Reusable feminine care products aren't just healthier for the environment, they're healthier for you too. Learn more by checking out these links: Reduce your risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome by getting the facts. Natracare compostable and biodegradable feminine products LunaPads reusable 100% cotton pads Sea Sponge Tampons Glad Rags reusable pads available in organic or regular cotton Moon Cup soft silicone rubber menstrual cup   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Are your fish dying from dye? Beth wanted to let everyone know about a disturbing practice going on in the freshwater tropical fish industry. She found that many of these fish have been either injected with a needle or dipped in a dye that is known to cause disease and lesions that will ultimately kill the fish. Read more about this problem at DeathbyDyeing.org. Shrink wrapped trash? Josh sent along an article about TransLoad America, a solid waste management company that plans to shrink wrap tons of garbage in plastic. The company claims it a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to dispose of waste because the shrink wrapped cylindrical bales won't leach pollution into groundwater. Vegetarian recommendation. Theresa in Santa Cruz wanted to let everyone know about her favorite brand of fake chicken and turkey, Quorn. Shout out! Big thanks to Natalie and her blog, She who laughs, lasts, for the spreading the word about More Hip! No Impact. Allison found an article about a family in NYC conducting what they call the No Impact experiment. Rules for No Impact include producing no trash (except compost), eating only organic food grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan, and using no paper (even toilet paper is off limits). Alison also found a cool water powered clock and a multifunction clock with thermometer and alarm. A Hipster needs your help! Carrie is planning a walk from New York to Los Angeles in order to raise awareness of the small actions we can all take to make the environment healthier. She needs lots of supplies and support, so check out her website and help this dedicated hipster raise awareness! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 22 Mar 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Sugar, A Not So Sweet Subject

More Hip Than Hippie #91 - Sugar, A Not So Sweet Subject Sugar: not so sweet for the environment. Did you know that sugar production and farming are very polluting processes? It negatively affects soil, water, air, and biodiversity where it is farmed. Learn how and what's being done to create change. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Woodchuck Granny Smith Draft Cider Chocolate: Awaken the heart with the Eros bar from Dagoba Apothecary Hip News and Finds Finds: Manure recycled into furniture? Researchers at Michigan State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are saying that fiber processed from sterilized cow manure could be taking the place of sawdust in fiberboard, used to make flooring, furniture, and even store shelves. Researchers hope it could partly solve the problem of disposing the 1.5 trillion to 2 trillion pounds of manure produced annually in the United States. Norwegian's 'Think' big. The Norwegian electric car company Think Nordic ASA has raised $25 million in capital and plans to begin making its new design Think City car later this year. The Think City has a range of around 110 miles and meets both European and U.S. safety standards. More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. News: Go Green, Get Rich. Problem # 4: Dirty air. Chemical linked to birth defects found at unsafe levels in canned food. A study by the Environmental Working Group found unsafe levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in more than half of the samples of canned fruits, vegetables, soda, and baby formula taken from supermarket shelves. World population on the rise. The world's population is expected to rise from the current 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050.   Sugar, a not so sweet subject The world's sugar consumption is growing at an amazing rate. In fact, 145 million tons of sugars are produced in 121 countries every year! Manufacturing and processing of sugar takes a major toll on the planet. Effecting everything from biodiversity, to soil fertility and water quality, sugar is tough on the environment. Read the report on sugar and the environment by the World Wildlife Fund. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Bump and coffee grind! Welcome to new listener Terry, who wanted to recommend a coffee grinder that you crank by hand. She found hers in Amish country, but you can buy one at EsspressoZone.com. Co-sponsor Sanders/Boxer Global Warming Bill. Sara wanted to pass along this call to action. Senator Barbara Boxer is seeking 59,544 Americans to sign on as citizen co-sponsors to her Global Warming bill. Alternative garbage bags. Amy and her husband were wondering about a good alternative is to plastic garbage bags. Try Biobags made from corn plastic. One proud Mama! New mom Jennifer loved the Lucky Lavender Dog she got at her shower almost as much as her new baby boy! Pick up a Lucky Lavender Dog for your next baby shower at Greenfeet. What's in a vegan lunch box? Veggie Liz in NYC wanted to recommend Vegan Lunch Box, an award-winning blog with tons of yummy recipes. Thanks Liz! Plastic bags for your fun bags! Reba sent along a link with directions to turn your old plastic bags into a bra! Green camping. Mary in Memphis and Liz in Brooklyn were both wondering about green camping. Check out More Hip Than Hippie #55 - Green Camping for tips. Get supercharged with this 'rawcumentary'. Jenna just finished her documentary film called Super Charge Me about her personal transformation on raw food. It will be screened at the Raw Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. Get a sneak preview by checking out the two minute trailer of Super Charge Me. Forget bagging, wrap it! Erin wanted to recommend a great alternative to plastic sandwich bags called the Wrap-N-Mat. The Wrap-N-Mat is a reusable storage system for sandwiches that can also be used as a placemat. Tour in eco-friendly style with Mr. Toad. Our own Jillicious wanted to spread the word about Mr. Toad's Tours, which takes you on adventure through San Francisco in pre-1930's vehicles that are eco-friendly and run off propane. California family finding the Path to Freedom. Heather wanted to let us know about the Deraves family that is trying to become completely self-sufficient by growing their own food, using solar power, harvesting gray water, etc. Learn more about the family at their website at PathToFreedom.com. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 14 Mar 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Ed Begley Jr.

More Hip Than Hippie #90 - A Chat with Ed Begley Jr. We'll be interviewing Ed Begley Jr. about living the eco-friendly lifestyle in Los Angeles. Ed Begley Jr. is most well known for his many acting roles on shows including St. Elsewhere, Arrested Development, and Six Feet Under, among many others. His show on HGTV Living With Ed chronicles what its like living the green life with Ed. You don't want to miss this! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Drake's Imperial Stout. Chocolate: Clarity from Dagoba Apothecary, 74% dark chocolate with a ginger-lemon infusion. Hip News and Finds Finds: Go commando! Commandos are uniquely shaped, cotton, disposable patches that stick in the curved seam of pants, so you can go underwear free in comfort. Find out which foods have GMO's ingredients at TrueFoodNow.com. Heirloom seeds. OrganicConsumers.org will tell you where you can get non-gmo seeds in your area. More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. News:Biodiesel taxes? Doug was shocked when he read about an Illinois man who was fined for using untaxed biodiesel. He also wanted to let us know about the French Press Mugs from Planetary Design, that let you make your coffee and drink it in one stainless steel mug.   Chatting with Ed Begley Jr. Check out Ed's show on HGTV, Living with Ed and add him to your friends on myspace. What would Ed do? If you want to be more eco-friendly, check out some of the products Ed recommends: Terra Pass offsets your carbon emissions Begley's Best All Purpose Cleaner Begley's Best Glass Cleaner Begley's Best Spot Remover Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! New life for old soles. Tina was wondering where you can recycle old shoes. Try Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program, which turns the old shoes into basketball courts, tennis courts, and athletic fields. LEED professional accreditation. Congratulations to Eileen, who just passed her exam to become a LEED accredited professional! Learn more about what it means here. Almost organic comfort. Wendy wanted to recommend Northern Naturals, a company that makes comfy futons that are as close to organic as you can get. Smart people eat chocolate, but we already knew that! Brock thought we'd like this article, and he was right! A study from Nottingham University concluded that dark chocolate can help improve alertness and increase performance over several hours. McDonald's to roll out premium patties. Mr. Designer found out that McDonald's, following in the footsteps of Carl's Jr. and Burger King, will start selling premium Angus beef burgers at over 600 of their California franchises. Musicians making a difference.Kristi's a fan of Guster and their Campus Consciousness Tour which visits college campuses promoting environmental awareness. Emily recommend's recording artist Vienna Teng, who's Green Caravan Tour includes green merchandise and working with Habitat for Humanity. Super socks. Ever wondered how socks made from bamboo hold up compared to regular cotton ones? Well Bob found a great pair that go the distance, Bamboo Runners from Geomio. They're designed specifically for running, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Nice try Coca-Cola, but not quite. Diana sent us an article about Coca-Cola's new 'healthy' drink, Diet Coke Plus. It's Diet Coke with a few vitamins tossed in there, but if you ask us, it's not enough to qualify Diet Coke as healthy. . . San Fran could ban plastic bags. Patrick sent us an article about how San Francisco's city board of directors is considering a ban on plastic bags. Grow your own home. Jay thought that the 'Fab Tree Hab' was an idea worth passing along. It's an all-green concept home that will grow from a few seedlings into a 2 story eco-efficient home. Hyundai takes new approach to fuel efficiency. According to Jeromy, it seems Hyundai has finally made a car worth buying! The QarmaQ's skin is mostly made from recycled plastic bottles, making the car much lighter, resulting in about 20 gallons a year savings in gas. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 07 Mar 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Not Quite Ed Begley Jr.

More Hip Than Hippie #89 - Not Quite Ed Begley Jr. Due to a last minute family issue, Ed Begley Jr. had to reschedule for next week. So instead we're covering a little bit of everything! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Roots Organic Woody IPA from Roots Organic Brewery, the first certified organic brewery in Oregon. Big thanks goes out to listener Kati for sending this tasty brew! Chocolate: Cocoa D'Arriba 77% dark chocolate with mango and chili from Hachez Chocolatier. Hip News and Finds Finds:Soy under where? This one is for the fellas, now you can get closer to soy than you've ever imagined with the 2xist soy collection of men's underwear. They say they're more luxurious cashmere. . . someone will have to try these out and let us know what you think! More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. More Hip Book Club   Discussion is open in the MHTH forum for our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. A Green Topic Stew We're covering a little bit everything today, you could call it a "green topic stew". Here's what we got: Monsanto's Round-up Ready has been polluting the soil and water in France, despite their advertising it was safe. Read more here: Monsanto fined in France for false advertising. Worried about lead in your child's lunchbox? Try a lead test kit and read more in Consumer Protection Agency covered up risks from lead in children's lunchboxes. Wondering how to recycle your CFL's and other light bulbs? Check out LightBulbRecycling.com for light bulb recycling kits. To find out more about the safety of essential oils, read IFRA promotes synthetic ingredients in fragrances. Honey Bee's have been dying off in record numbers from colony collapse disorder. The suspected cause of this phenomenon? Scientists believe it could be related to pesticides or mice.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Raven sent along a great article about one of our favorite things... chocolate! Read Cocoa of Many Colors. Write it in a letter. This was sent to us from our own Jillicious. Write a letter to your representative demanding real action on global warming, and Al Gore will personally deliver it to Washington this month. Calculate your impact. Liz from NY sent along a link to the Eating Green Calculator, which calculates the impact of your eating habits on your body and the environment. Tire reef disaster. Beth sent an article about the artificial tire reef off the coast of Florida. A salvage effort to remove all of the tires is expected to run through 2010 and cost the state around $3.4 million. Congrats to Alison! Alison and her husband are expecting the first Teeny Weenie Greenie Baby! Congrats! Allison (another one!) found an article about Al Gore earning money from zinc mining. He's not perfect, but he does offset the pollution the mine creates. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 28 Feb 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Eat Green, Save Green

More Hip Than Hippie #88 - Eat Green, Save Green Since Dori is a new vegetarian (with four kids to support!), we'll be talking about how to eat organic without going broke. It IS possible, and we'll tell you how! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Mackeson XXX Stout from Whitbread Beer Company in London, England. Chocolate: Wow Wee Maui dark chocolate with Hawaiian coconut. Hip News and Finds Finds:What Cheese are you? Check out this site where you enter your name and it tells you what kind of cheese you are! More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. News:Whole Foods to buy Wild Oats. The deal, estimated at $565 million, will allow Whole Foods to compete better with larger traditional grocers which are encroaching into the organic and prepared foods niches. Half-ton squid caught in New Zealand. A squid weighing an estimated 990 pounds and 39 feet long took two hours to reel in by a fishing crew in Antarctic waters. Faux Paw An investigation conducted by the Humane Society has discovered fur from domestic dogs in the fur trim of jackets, that were labeled as 'faux fur'. Some of the jackets included were from designer labels such as Andrew Marc and Tommy Hilfiger. Go Green, Get Rich. Problem number 3: Hunger and malnutrition. More Hip Book Club Discussion is open in the MHTH forum for our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. How to eat healthy without going broke Listen in for tips on eating healthy on a budget! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Wash your plastic bags in the dishwasher. Cat discovered a cool product called the Bag-E-Wash that allows you to wash quart and gallon sized plastic bags in your dishwasher. One box of 30 gallon-size bags washed with Bag-E-Wash and reused 50 times each saves $150.00 and keeps 1,500 bags out of the landfills. Thanks Cat! Aussies ban standard bulbs. Kristi sent us an article about how Australia will phase out standard light bulbs over the next three years. Ikea starts new plastic bag initiative. Doug found out that starting March 15 Ikea will charge customers 5 cents per plastic bag and urge the purchase of reusable bags. It's a great effort to reduce plastic bag waste - lets hope more companies follow suit! What's Up Kids? Leanne is a yoga instructor in Canada and discovered a great family magazine called What's Up Kids. It has lots of articles about fighting global warming, family nutrition, and how to get your family to be more physically active. Karen wanted to recommend Domino magazine to all the other listeners. It's got tons of information about living with green style. Green Chemistry. Phil heard the show about green science and wanted to let us know about green chemistry. In fact, he's been working on his Ph.D. at the Centre for Green Chemistry in Melbourne, Australia. Check out the EPA's website for the 12 principles of Green Chemistry. Cancer-causing chemical found in children's bath products. Jennifer wanted to let us know about the recent discovery of 1,4-Dioxane, a carcinogen, in dozens of children's bath products, including Hello Kitty Bubble Bath, Johnson's Baby Wash, and Sesame Street Bubble Bath. Vegetarians saving the world. Laura wanted to pass along an article about how not eating meat can save the planet. It's on page 20 of Natural Awakenings online magazine. Minnesota sets renewable energy standard. Loree wanted to let us know about the new renewable energy requirements signed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Part of Pawlenty's Next Generation Energy Initiative, it sets a renewable energy requirement of 25% by 2025. Barb lives in a community that has greenbelts and loves it! Check out some pictures of her town, Kingwood, Texas. Sven recommends Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 21 Feb 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Science

More Hip Than Hippie #87 - Green Science We've all been there before. It's dissection day in Biology class and as you walk into the brightly lit lab you can't help but notice the overwhelming smell of formaldehyde. It's practically an adolescent rite of passage. Whether it was a worm, fetal pig, or frog, dissection has long been considered an integral part of grammar school education. But does dissection do more harm than good? Find out as Dori and Val explore the impact of classroom dissections on the environment. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Train Wreck Organic with a whopping 10.6% ABV from Butte Creek Brewing Company here in Chico, CA. Chocolate: Shaman's Heart organic dark chocolate with ruby raspberries from Shaman Chocolates. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! Design must use only one color. Design should be suitable for men and women to use. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! The deadline for entries is March 31, 2007. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com. This Old Green House. "This Old House" has begun its first-ever green renovation in Austin, Texas. Get a sneak peak of the house and check your local listings to catch the show when it airs on PBS. News:Would you like some lead with your lunch? When the government tested 60 soft, vinyl lunch boxes, they found one in five contained hazardous levels of lead, but neglected to tell the public. Buy these lead-free food storage containers at Greenfeet.com: To-Go Ware Stainless Steel Lunch Box Glass Storage Dishes A win for industrial hemp. North Dakota has issued the first U.S. industrial hemp licenses.   More Hip Book Club Discussion is open in the MHTH forum for our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Classroom Dissections and the Environment For more information about classroom dissections and alternatives, check out these sites: About.com - Dissection and the environment. National Science Teachers Association. TeachKind.org - resource list of alternatives to dissection. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! A new take on SUV design. Patrick found an interesting take on the SUV vs. the environmentalist in this comic. Beth was wondering if was paper is a good alternative to plastic when it comes to food storage. It is! Check out the wax paper and wax paper bags available at Greenfeet.com. Steve really liked episode # 85 about greenbelts. Why? Because he is an environmental planner in Pennsylvania! He recommends these sites for those interested in joining the greenbelt movement where they live: Pennsylvania's Greenways Clearinghouse Planning.org Planetizen.com Cyburbia.org Colin and his seven year-old son Carrick decided to enter the Convenient Truths video contest. Check out their submission "A Kid, a Car, and an Idea!". Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 15 Feb 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Be The Cause

More Hip Than Hippie #86 - Be The Cause Dori and Val are chatting with Max and Benn of our local Chico, CA environmental group The Cause. Learn how these dedicated students are making big changes in the community and shining the spotlight on sustainability. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sunshine Wheat from New Belgium Brewery. Chocolate: Dark Chocolate 70% with orange from Valor Chocolates. Hip News and Finds Finds:Eat healthy, eat wild. EatWild.com is a terrific source for finding safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, bison, goats, pork, poultry, and dairy products. The site will help you find a pasture-based farm near you. How well do you know your chocolate? Take the Chocolate IQ Test to find out! More Hip Contest! Create the design that will be on the official More Hip Than Hippie Chico Bag! It must use only one color and be suitable for men and women to use. Email your submissions to hip@greenfeet.com before March 31, 2007 to enter. The winner will receive 20 chico bags with their design on it! News:Go Green, Get Rich. Problem 2: Oil Dependency. Find out how some companies tackling the world's dependency on oil and making a profit at the same time. Branson ups the anty on climate change. Richard Branson is offering a $25M prize to whoever can devise an efficient and effective method of fighting global warming. China shoots for the moon. The Chinese space program is hoping to find an endless supply of clean, safe energy on the moon. Call to action. Senator Barbara Boxer is seeking your opinion to help set a new agenda in Washington. She's asking you to rank your concerns for global warming and give your ideas on how to solve the problem. More Hip Book Club Pretty soon we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Be The Cause Max and Benn are Chico State students who think big. They started the group The Cause to help focus community attention on sustainable practices. The Big Bike Ride Max, Benn, and four other students will ride their bikes 385 miles from Chico, CA to Eugene, OR to attend the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. Along the way, the group plans to stop at schools, coffee shops, and other gathering spots to teach children and communities about the importance of sustainability. If you would like to help this dedicated group of students, they are collecting spare bike parts and other supplies to make the trip successful. Check out their website at Be-the-cause.org Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Shout out! Check out The Mommy Spot, a blog focused on raising babies the natural way. Break the addiction. Alison wanted to let us know about thinkMTV. It's a campaign from MTV that urges viewers to do their part for the environment. Help save the polar bears. Shanti wanted to spread the word about a call to action to save the polar bears. Send a message directly to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging them to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. Breaking down photodegradation. Eileen wanted to clarify what 'photodegrade' means so that women like her can make the case against plastic to their husbands! Thanks Eileen! Are you a friend of Al? Meredith is and proud of it! She found an awesome tote from handbag designers Hayden-Harnett that will display your fondness for Mr. Gore and the environment! It's a little pricey at $55, but worth every penny since $25 goes to global warming charities and $10 goes to plant ten trees. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 07 Feb 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Fasten Your Greenbelts

More Hip Than Hippie # 85 - Fasten Your Greenbelts Go Greenbelts! Not the kind you wear, the kind around urban areas! Greenbelts are areas of open space around cities that provide a barrier to sprawl and give you a place to get some fresh air. Dori and Val give you the low down on why they are important and what you can do to join the movement! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: USDA certified organic Stone Mill Pale Ale from Green Valley Brewing. Chocolate: 61% Santa Catarina from Seeds of Change. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip T-shirts available for purchase! Order yours today! Order your organic bouquet from By Nature. London based company By Nature announced the launch of their organic flower delivery service. News:Divestment campaign moves into US mutual funds. Activists are urging mutual funds to stop investing in Sudan, where hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result of a brutal genocide in Darfur. Go with the wind. Airtricity, a Dublin based wind developer, announced plans for a European supergrid that will be a network of over 2,000 off shore wind turbines in the North Atlantic. Going green brings big profits. The business community is finding opportunities to create profit while attempting to solve the world's biggest pollution problems. Shining the spotlight on CFL's. California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine has introduced the "How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb Act" that would ban incandescent lightbulbs by 2012. Go Gore! Vice President Al Gore has earned a nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work drawing attention to the problem of global warming. We're pulling for you, Al! More Hip Book Club   Pretty soon we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Greenbelts Get your Greenbelt on! Greenbelts are a lot more than just open space. They give city dwellers a place to enjoy nature, help limit urban sprawl, offset global warming, and may lead to world peace. Learn more at: What Good are Greenbelts? The Greenbelt Alliance The Green Belt Movement Urban Growth Boundaries Fact Sheet   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Tom bought himself a pack of the Japanese toilet paper made from recycled juice cartons. He sent us some pics so we could see how soft it was! New listener Beth is interested in learning more about essential oils. Val recommends Aromatherapy for Dummies and the Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. Eat healthy, eat organic. Heather discovered Mighty Foods, a blog about natural and organic foods. She also recommends checking out the 100 mile diet. The idea behind this diet is to only eat food that came from within 100 miles of where you live. Lumberjacks go underwater. Mr. Designer found an article about the Sawfish, an underwater chainsaw that operates by remote control. It is being used to cut down underwater forests created by the flooding that occurs when new hydroelectric dams are built. Shoo flea! When Becky moved into her new apartment, she quickly learned it had fleas. To stop the bites, she recommends taking garlic capsules. Vegetarians are crossing over. As organic and free-range meats have become more widely available, some vegetarians are giving meat a chance. Tom found an article on the BBC about some of the vegetarians experiencing a change of heart. Ahead of the curve. According to an article sent to us by Dee entitled "Big business is already acting on the climate threat and waiting for Washington to catch up". As businesses seek to adapt to the impact of climate change, Washington seems to be taking the 'let's sit back and see what happens' approach. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 31 Jan 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - The State of the Climate

More Hip Than Hippie # 84 - The State of the Climate The environmental movement is gaining more supporters as world leaders gather to discuss how to stop global warming. We'll be talking about the recent political developments from the 2007 World Economic Forum and how these initiatives will affect you. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale from North Coast Brewing Company. Chocolate: We tried some Japanese chocolates in 99%, 86%, and 72% sent to us from listener Tom Collins. Thanks Tom! Hip News and Finds Finds:More Hip T-shirts available for purchase! Order yours today! Check out Patagonia's DIY shoes made with leather from the factory floor! Green Day seeks to mobilize youth. Pop- punk trio Green Day has joined forces with the NDRC to encourage youth action for the environment. News:California first to ban dry-cleaning chemical. By 2023 California will have completely banned the use of perchloroethylene, the most common chemical used by dry cleaners that has been linked to a variety of cancers. Winner of trip to space loses his ticket. Brian Emmett won a sweepstakes held by Oracle Corp. receiving a free trip to space. However, the tax burden of the trip would have meant huge debt that Emmett would be unable to pay. Could your chocolate be weighed down? Raven found an article about the lead content in chocolate. In March 2006, Dagoba had to recall several lines of their chocolate due to lead contamination with levels above the FDA's "safe" limit of 0.5 parts per million. More Hip Book Club Pretty soon we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The State of the Climate Find out what politicians and world leaders are doing to stop global warming how it affects you! Clouds lift on Climate Change at the 2007 World Economic Forum. Bush and climate change Blair optimistic over climate change Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! A new way to roll. Tom found a Japanese company that makes toilet paper from recycled juice and milk cartons. The site is completely in Japanese, but this nifty illustration gets the point across! Eco-friendly pet care. Cat recommends OnlyNaturalPet.com for reasonably priced natural pet remedies. The company also buys green wind energy to offset their electricity use, recycles their boxes and packaging materials, and employs a natural care vet to answer any questions you might have. Liz was looking for an eco-friendly way to kill moss and algae. Try Safer Brand Moss and Algae Killer. If you're looking for natural vinegar, Patrick recommends White House vinegar. Another good brand to try is Natural Value, available at health stores across the country. Oil companies in Canada. Sebastien in Quebec was looking for information regarding the oil in Canada. Check out these sites: Sierralegal.org GasandOil.com Pembina.org One listener was seeking an eco-friendly way of disposing of old prescriptions. Check out Earth911.org for some good suggestions. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 24 Jan 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Valentines & Chico Bags

More HIp Than Hippie #83 - Valentines & Chico Bags There's a coupod during the show, so listen closely and you can save yourself some bucks on your next Greenfeet purchase! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Hue Beer from Hue Brewery in Vietnam Chocolate: Bayano from Seeds of Change, a dark chocolate bar with cacao nibs and cinnamon oil. Hip News and Finds Finds:More Hip T-shirts available for purchase! Order yours today! A Convenient Truth Contest. Make a green video about how to fight global warming and you could win an all-expense paid, carbon offset trip to Alaska for 2 and gear from Patagonia. Email the Gates Foundation and urge them to stop donating to companies that pollute! News:'Jungle Woman' emerges from the wild. On January 13, a Cambodian villager discovered the 'Jungle Woman' naked, bare bones thin, and stealing food from his lunch box. Officials have been unable to gain any information directly from the woman since it appears she doesn't speak any language, instead communicating with grunts and primitive sign language. How organic is Wal-Mart? Wisconsin officials have launched an investigation into Wal-Mart's organic products after reports that the retail giant is misleading consumers. Reusable Bags: Why you need one We have Andy, creator of the Chico Bag, on the patio and chatting with us about the importance of reusable shopping bags. Find more facts about reusable bags at ReusableBags.com Order your Chico Bag from Greenfeet.com! Green Valentine's Day Single and looking for the perfect eco-date on Valentine's Day? Check out some of these green dating and networking sites to meet someone special that shares your love for the planet. Green-Passions.com VeganPassions.com GreenSingles.com Earth Wise Singles Show that special someone you care with a Valentine's Day that is as eco-friendly as it is thoughtful! Organic Flowers OrganicBouquet.com Diamond Organics California Organic Flowers Fair Trade Chocolate AlterEco Dagoba Chocolates Lake Champlain Chocolates Tattoo your diamond. Dalumi Diamonds has developed a system that lets you tattoo a message on to your diamond. Sustainable gifts from Greenfeet Limited Edition Valentine's Day Bike Chain Bottle Opener Fire & Light Red Recycled Glass Heart Heart with Sunburst Suncatcher  Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! 'Green Neck Hipster' Laura recommends Lion Brand Yarn Company for those who like to crochet and knit. The company has a great line of organic cotton yarn. Calling all Connecticut Hipsters! Jillicious found a free eco-friendly event for Connecticut Hipsters called Build A Greener Connecticut. The event takes place in Hartford on February 1, 2007 and will act as a forum on the environment, economic, and public health benefits of green building strategies. Major corporations join fight against global warming. Michelle found an article reporting that many major U.S. corporations are adding to the pressure on the federal government to address climate change. The coalition, called the United States Climate Action Partnership, includes PG&E, DuPont Co. and General Electric Co. to name a few. Jenny in Flowery Branch, GA wanted to show us her cool new fuel-efficient ride, a Honda Fit. Looks good Jenny! Brits buy more fruits and vegetables. Tom sent us an article about this healthy trend in Britain. According to a survey the British are buying more fruits and vegetables, the biggest increase in twenty years. Looking for a leak-proof travel mug? If you prefer not to shop at Starbucks, Kristi in Minneapolis recommends the OXO Good Grip Travel Mug. Road trip! If you're looking for some good roadside attractions on your next road trip in the, Kellie suggests RoadsideAmerica.com. The site is dedicated to all things "world's largest", "world's smallest", and unique. Small steps across America. Carrie is so dedicated to the idea that small steps create big change, she's putting her walking shoes where her mouth is. She is currently planning to walk from Los Angeles to New York City in order to raise awareness for the environment. It's a big project planning her route and she needs all the help she can get! She needs help planning her route, financing the trek, and setting up a place for those she meets along the way to donate to environmental institutions. If you can help, or know anyone that can, shoot us an email at hip@greenfeet.com and we'll put you in contact with Carrie.

DATE: Wed, 17 Jan 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - Pick Your Poison

More Hip Than Hippie # 82 - Pick Your Poison "Green Oil Company" would be an oxymoron, however some oil companies are more eco-friendly than others. We'll be talking about U.S. oil companies and which two are the most and which two are the least eco-friendly. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Mateveza from Butte Creek Brewing Co. in Chico, CA. Chocolate: Bija Omega Truffles from Flora. Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip T-shirts available for purchase! Order yours today! United Students for Fair Trade. USFT is a great organization for students looking to make an impact on their world. Their core objective is to raise awareness and expand demand for Fair Trade alternatives both on campuses and in communities. Not a fan of wine glass charms? Every Day with Rachael Ray suggests using a grease pencil to label glasses at your next party. The names will wipe right off when it's time to clean up! Check out MaryJanesFarm for organic pre-made meals and freeze dried ingredients. Shout out! Big Thanks to RRRose who made a post about More Hip on the Tales of the Bondgirls blog! News:Wal-Mart sets its sights on zero waste. The retail giant has set a long-term goal of zero waste. Wal-Mart aims to reduce solid waste from its U.S. stores by 25% over the next two years. Doomsday clock moves closer to midnight. The doomsday clock has been moved two minutes ahead to 11:55, making it only 5 minutes away from midnight. Congress proposes mandatory limits on greenhouse gases. If passed, the legislation would reduce carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to one- third of the levels in 2000 by 2050.   More Hip Book Club Pretty soon we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Pick Your Poison An article entitled "Pick Your Poison" appeared in the Sierra Club and is about which U.S. oil companies have the best environmental reputation. Here are their results: Bottom of the Barrel - worst companies. ExxonMobil ConocoPhillips Middle of the Barrel - average companies. Royal Dutch Shell Chevron Valero Energy Corporation Citgo Top of the Barrel - most eco-friendly companies. BP Sunoco   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Arlington, VA unveils new environmental initiative. Sara was happy to let us know that the county she works for, Arlington, is working to reduce County greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent by 2012. Hopefully this will become a trend all across the country! Find your old books new homes. Melanie in Chicago found a great site for exchanging old books called Bookins.com. It allows you to trade your old books for ones you've been wanting to read for a small flat fee. What a great idea! Milk carton mayhem! Elizabeth was looking for some good ideas to recycle milk cartons. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 10 Jan 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - This and That

More Hip Than Hippie #81 - This and That This episode we're talking about Wal-Mart's plan to use flexible scheduling. Also there will be our usual news and finds. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Honey Wheat Ale from Mount St. Helena Brewing Company. Chocolate: Santander Colombian Single Origin 70% with Pineapple bits Hip News and Finds Finds: Do all those old CD's laying around make you want to sing the blues? Check out LaLa, a system for trading your old CD's you don't want anymore or that are already copied to your iPod for other used CD's you want. It works like this: you trade your CD's for just $1 each plus a $.75 shipping charge and for each CD you send out, you will get one that you want in return. Pretty cool if you ask us! Ants have you feeling antsy? Try this chemical-free recipe that works overnight from "Common Sense Pest Control". Heat it up. TrueFuel is an eco-friendly firelog that's made from 100% recycled hard wood fiber from sawmill residue. Looking for a change of scenery? If there is a move in your future, you might want to check out Lyons, Colorado. That's where you'll find Lyons Valley Village, a new sustainable community that uses Built-Green construction for the homes and solar hot water systems. More Hip t-shirts available for purchase! Order yours today! Find yourself an eco-date. If you're looking for someone special that shares your passion for green living, try one of these social networking sites: VeganPassions.com Earth Wise Singles GreenSingles.com News: A new era in efficiency for solar power. The Department of Energy has reported that scientists have produced a more efficient solar cell. The cell is the first to break the 40-percent efficiency barrier on solar cell devices. Flexible Scheduling Stirs Up Workers Wal-Mart, Target, Radio Shack, and Mervyns are just a few of the major retailers to implement flexible shifts for their workers. Instead of scheduling employees for predictable shifts, a computer system schedules employees based on the number of customers in the store at any given time. Employees are not happy with the new system which demands more flexibility and availability without a predictable paycheck. What are your opinions on flexible scheduling? Tell us what you think in the MHTH forum. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! These notecards will grow on you. Well, not actually on you, but they will grow. Reba from Baltimore heard about Grow-A-Note greeting cards on Rachael Ray's talk show. The cards are 100% tree free and have seeds embedded in the paper. When you're done reading it, plant it out in your garden and wildflowers will grow! Sheep Poo Paper won't make you say 'Ewwe'! Alison in Cambridge discovered Creative Paper Wales, the only craft paper mill in Wales and maker of Sheep Poo Paper. The paper is made from completely recycled materials (we're assuming that poo qualifies as 'recycled materials') and is just plain a unique product! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free! My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-96de641c99ad4e229f053badf5f2c3f0}

DATE: Wed, 03 Jan 2007
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Teenie Weenie Greenie New Year

More Hip Than Hippie #80 - A Teenie Weenie Greenie New Year With a new year comes a clean slate and a fresh opportunity to make the world a better place. We all know that small steps can lead to big change, so why not try making 2007 a year of Teenie Weenie Greenies? By making small changes in how we live our everyday life, we can ensure a healthy and happy planet for generations to come! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sierra Nevada's Porter from our favorite local brewery in Chico, CA! Chocolate: Thanks goes out to Carly and Kellie in San Francisco for sending us Charlemagne Orange Bio Organic chocolate bar! Hip News and Finds Finds: Eco-friendly travel. Make your vacation plans with Travelocity or Expedia and you can offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with your travel! The Conservation Fund has partnered with Travelocity to launch Go Zero, which fights global warming by planting trees. Expedia is also offering customers the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the purchase of a TerraPass. Media, PA - Officially Fair Trade! The small town of Media has become the first Fair Trade town in the United States. Let's hope this is a trend that catches on! Omega fatty acids minus the fish. For those of you who aren't big fans of eating fish but still want the omega fatty acids, this product is for you! Listener Elizabeth recommends Flora's Bija Omega Truffles, premium organic chocolates blended with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Sounds delicious!   More Hip Book Club Our next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. A Teenie Weenie Greenie New Year Getting Started: Start within your comfort zone - then be brave and venture out a bit. Spend 30 minutes or so to identify sore spots and set priorities. For example, could you use less plastic bags? Or would you like to eat fewer processed foods? Set priorities based on need and budget. A few Teenie Weenie Greenies to get you started: Sign up for Big Ed's No Plastic Bag Pledge. Remember, you're only setting a goal for yourself so start with a realistic number. Keep a Chico Bag or other reusable bag in your backpack or car and use it on every shopping trip. Set a goal to eat at least 10% of your food organic. Stop junk mail! By answering a few questions at NewDream.org, you can decrease your junk mail by up to 70%!   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum!   Changing the world one meal at a time. Kristi from Minneapolis found an article that discusses how shoppers are expressing their political opinions by choosing to buy organic, fair trade, and local foods. Making fair trade and organic goods a priority sends a clear message to grocery stores that you have a concern for the environment and support poor farmers. Canadians love Cocoa Camino! Jay from Canada, eh? wanted to tell us about his favorite brand of organic chocolate, Cocoa Camino. We can't wait to try it out! PlayPumps bring clean water to Africa. Sara discovered PlayPumps, a water system that brings a clean and safe water supply to communities across Africa. As children play on a merry-go-round, it works to pump clean drinking water into a tower, providing easy access to a reliable source of water for millions. What can you do with all those Christmas cards? Linda was seeking some suggestions for recycling Christmas cards. Check out 10 creative ways to recycle Christmas cards. Caution for cell phone users. Kristin wanted to let us know about America the Green podcast. She wanted everyone to listen to a recent episode that discusses cell phone hazards to your health.   Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 20 Dec 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Heat Up Your Home

More Hip Than Hippie #79 - Heat Up Your Home Thermostats aren't the only thing rising when the outside temperature drops. Energy bills tend to skyrocket this time of year as we attempt to stave off old Jack Frost. With some simple tips and heating alternatives, you can save money and the planet. With all the good you'll be doing, you'll warm up in no time! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blackberry Blonde from Etna Brewing Co. Chocolate: Flavor 70 cinn from sweetriot, cacao nibs covered in 70% dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. Greenneck hipster Laura also sent some Lake Champlain chocolate truffles. You rock Laura! Hip News and Finds Finds: Reindeer on a bun. If you're ever in Chicago, you might be interested in picking up a reindeer hot dog for $8 Not so sure about this one. . . And the winners are. . . The winners of our green Christmas song are Ashley in Third Place, Rebecca in Second Place, and Sarah coming in First Place. Way to go girls! More Hip merch! More Hip Than Hippie t-shirts have arrived! Check Greenfeet.com, they will be available for purchase soon! News: A Christmas Kiss! Read some fun facts about mistletoe from About.com. Be on ABC's "Wife Swap"! The popular ABC show "Wife Swap" is looking for a green family to be on an upcoming episode. If you're interested, send an email to Rachelle.Mendez@rdfusa.com. Home Heating Alternatives The Duraflame Natural firelog is made with 100% renewable resources. Try Hot Logs, firelogs made from 100% recycled materials. The Java Log eco-friendly coffee firelog. The Daikin Inverter Heat Pump is 300% efficient. The Harman PC 45 Corn Stove burns shelled corn. The Dell-Point Europa 75 with Greenfire Technology is virtually smoke-free.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! FEED333. Michelle wanted to let us know about FEED333, a campaign that aims to feed 3 million children in 33 days. The effort started on November 29. Deconstructing Dinner. Meetul recommends the podcast Deconstructing Dinner for some yummy advice about food and cooking. Alan recommends checking out the Rocky Mountain Institute for great environmental info. Recycling plastic bags with style. Jenny from Georgia found a great way to recycle plastic bags. She suggests knitting old plastic bags into a much more stylish bag. They look beautiful and they're helping the planet! What a great idea! Leonardo Dicaprio and a plug for More Hip! Karen found a site where Leo Dicaprio posted an open answer question asking what you do to help fight global warming. Karen responded by plugging More Hip Than Hippie. Thanks! We have the greatest listeners in the world! Go green between the sheets! Kellie just found out that Victoria's Secret will be using eco-friendly paper for it's popular catalogue. Yay! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 13 Dec 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Thinking Outside the Gift Box

More Hip Than Hippie #78 - Thinking Outside the Gift Box Tired of giving scratchy wool sweaters and CD's for holidays? Shake things up this year by giving an alternative gift. We've got a few links to help you find something for everyone! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Xingu Black Beer from Brazil. Chocolate: We tried several different kinds of chocolate sent to us by listener Tom. Thanks Tom! Glico Pocky Chocolate - chocolate covered biscuit sticks. Meiji-Kinoko No Yama - chocolate mushroom shaped snacks with biscuit stems. White Chocolate Azuki Bean Kit Kat from Japan.   Hip News and Finds Finds: More Hip merch! More Hip Than Hippie t-shirts have arrived! Check Greenfeet.com, they will be available for purchase soon! A little Dittie just for you. Tampons need style too, that's why there's the Dittie, feminine care products with "diva-worthy" style. Think tampons with a fortune cookie type message on the outside. We're not so sure about this one! Holiday Contest! Don't forget to submit your green holiday song by December 15 for your chance to win More Hip Than Hippie merchandise. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Send email entries to hip@greenfeet.com. News: About.com has reported that the EPA may abandon health standards that regulate lead in the air. What are they thinking? More Hip Book Club Our next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Thinking Outside the Gift Box World Wildlife Fund Symbolic Animal Adoption - choose from a wide variety of species and your donation will be used to fight threats like habitat loss and poaching faced by critically endangered species. Planning on giving big this year? Make an Extraordinary Gift with donations ranging from $1000- $2.5 million. The gifts go directly to the supporting the program of your choice. Oxfam America Unwrapped Each item purchased is a donation to Oxfam America's many programs and will help people living in poverty throughout the world. Some of the gifts available: $20 irrigates a farmer's land for 2 months. $75 buys a cow for a family. $90 provides gender rights training for community activists. $100 starts a small business. Nonviolent Peace Force Peace Bonds support unarmed peacekeeping activities such as accompanying mothers who are journeying to retrieve their children who have been abducted as child soldiers. For the wonderfully wacky The "Monthly Doos" 2007 Dog Poop Calendar, Butt Face Soap that lets you keep one side of the soap for your face and the other side for. . . well, you get the idea! Just Say Ho holiday button. Bacon Strips Adhesive Bandages. A Christmas Story Leg Lamp. Talking Mother In Law Nutcracker with classic catch-phrases like "You call this a meal?" and "Oh please, get a real job". Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Beer. . eh? Julia from Canada wrote in to let us know about her favorite beer, Picaroon's Irish Red. Also, check out Just Us Coffee Roasters Co-op, an organic and fair trade coffee roasting company in Nova Scotia. Save the planet taking care of your dirty laundry. Alan had some suggestions for cutting down your energy use when doing laundry. He recommends Nellie's Dryerballs (pick yours up at Greenfeet!), which help reduce the time it takes to dry clothes. You can also try using a spinner, which reduces drying time by getting out excess water stored in clothes. Wrap it up. Howard came across an interesting alternative to traditional gift wrapping used by the Japanese called Furoshiki. It's a traditional cloth that is used to wrap gifts, clothes and other goods. Breath easier with this gift. Laura discovered CarbonFund.org, a site about offsetting your carbon footprint. Give the gift of a cleaner planet, for the holidays offset a friend's carbon output by purchasing a ClimateTag. A tax-deductible donation of just $55 will neutralize all of your pal's global-warming gasses. Shift your gift! Jason wanted to spread the word about ShiftYourGift.com, a new option in sustainable holiday shopping. The site has compiled 50 of the top sustainable gifts for the holidays, and 5% of every sale goes to the non-profit organization of your choice. Safe cell phones. Alison was wondering about the safety of cell phones and the dreaded cell phone radiation. Check out IndyStar.com for the facts about cell safety. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 06 Dec 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Check Your Charity

More Hip Than Hippie # 77 - Check Your Charity Ever wonder what charities really spend their money on? While most non-profit organizations are legit, others spend more money on big benefits and fund raisers than on the programs that support the actual cause. We'll go over a few tips for giving wisely this holiday season, so that you know your generosity is helping those who need it most. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Samson Stout and Redrum Ale aka Trail Ridge Red from the Estes Park Brewery in Estes Park, CO. Chocolate: Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate. Hip News and Finds Finds: Is there anything technology can't do? At Fontifier.com you can make your own handwriting into a font for your computer. Now handwritten notes are as close as your keyboard! Musical memories. Did you know the brain holds on to musical memories even when the music is absent? That's why Earworms Musical Brain Trainer CD's use song drills to teach foreign languages. Pretty cool, huh? Holiday Contest! Don't forget to submit your green holiday song by December 15 for your chance to win More Hip Than Hippie merchandise. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Send email entries to hip@greenfeet.com.   News: Global Warming goes before Supreme Court. For the first time, oral arguments dealing with global warming are being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case will determine if the government has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.   More Hip Book Club Our next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Check Your Charity When donating to charities this year, make sure your money goes to helping the people who need it the most. Check out some of these websites for tips on how to give wisely: Tips for giving wisely. Check out the Top-Rated Charities. CharityNavigator.org Give.org Help others while taking care of your holiday shopping. Here are some great sites: Get handcrafted goods at World Stock AGreaterGift.org TenThousandVillages.com Global Exchange. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Water, water, everywhere! Ever wonder how much water goes into processing everyday beverages? Heidi did and was amazed by her research. Check out her findings about how much water we really drink. Go local. Dee found a great article on how to make locally grown foods more accessible. Go green with Bare Naked Ladies. Kellie wanted us to check out this recent blog from Jim,the bass player for BNL. The November 22 entry gives some stats on how much BNL has sold in carbon offsets in the form of CO2 offset stickers. Love the luffa? Planet Protector found an article about how to grow your own luffa sponge at Groovy Green. The luffa is actually a vegetable that you can grow in your own garden. You'll never be so satisfied by exfoliation! Ski resorts turn to wind power. Tara discovered that two ski resorts near her in Maine are now operating on 100% wind power. Reaction to removal of breast feeding mother from Delta Airlines flight. Jennifer in Kentucky was just one of many mothers to participate in nurse-ins at Delta airport counters in 35 cities. The protest was held on November 21st. Apparently, the truth really is inconvenient. Alison in NYC found an article about the obstacles blocking Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" from classrooms. The National Science Teachers Association reportedly turned down 50,000 free copies of the documentary about global warming over concerns of introducing "special interests" in the classroom. The NSTA failed to mention that Exxon Mobil has donated over $6 million dollars to fund programs like "Building a Presence for Science" and also has a representative on the group's corporate advisory board. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 29 Nov 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Holiday Survival Guide

More Hip Than Hippie #76 - Holiday Survival Guide Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leave you frazzled! We'll give you some tips that will help you reduce your of waste output, prepare your home for the holidays, give the perfect gift, and just plain survive this most hectic time of year. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Fat Weasel Ale from Steinhaus Brewery, available at Trader Joe's. If you're lucky, you can find one near you! Chocolate: An assortment of Holl's Chocolate Truffles sent to us by the lovely Karen from West Virginia. Thanks Karen! Hip News and Finds Finds: Relax with an organic bath. The Organic Bath Co. has tons of organic goodies to relax and rejuvenate the most stressed out holiday shoppers. Try the Bubble Bath Petals in pomegranate fig. Take a bite out of this. Check out these hilarious ABC cookie cutters, and we're not talking about the alphabet. ABC stands for "Already Been Chewed," making the cookies look like someone has already had a bite! Oprah and global warming. Oprah is looking for families who are doing their part to combat global warming to contribute for a future show. Write in and let her know how you've helped the planet, and maybe while you're at it you can turn her onto your favorite hip podcast! More Hip Holiday Contest on now! Get those creative juices flowing and spread some holiday cheer by entering our Holiday contest. Sing your heart out! Take any Christmas Carol or holiday song and tweak the words to fit a 'green' theme. Submit your entry. We'd prefer that you call our hotline at 530-554-2605 or skype us at MoreHip and sing your diddy yourself. We will also accept email entries at hip@greenfeet.com, but be prepared to hear Dori and Val belt them out on the show. Judging. The winner will be selected based on creativity and effort. Don't worry, how well you sing is not part of the judging criteria. For the winner. . . a box of More Hip Than Hippie merchandise and a surprise or two from Greenfeet. Enter to win today! The deadline for submitting entries is Friday December 15th.   News: Dagoba goes mainstream with Hershey. According to a recent issue of Organic Retailer Magazine, The Hershey Co. has bought Oregon based Dagoba Organic Chocolate. Maybe next time you reach for that impulse buy in the checkout line, you'll be able to grab organic chocolate! Richard Branson gives big. Plenty Magazine reports that Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, has pledged his personal profits for the next decade to research and development of green energy sources. This donation is estimated at $3 billion dollars.   More Hip Book Club Join us as we wrap up our first book Fast Food Nation with a live chat on Sunday Decemember 3rd at 10 am PST. See you there! Our next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Holiday Survival Guide Listen in for some great tips that will help you survive the stress of holiday season! Try some of these great products, available at Greenfeet.com, for a more eco-friendly holiday. Decrease your waste output in style with the Compost Crock, complete with charcoal filter to keep your kitchen smelling good. Forget plastic bags for your yard waste. Instead, try biodegradable BioBags. At your next holiday shindig, ditch paper plates and reach for bambu Disposable Veneerware. It's stylish and good for the planet! Real tree or fake tree? Listen to last years show to hear what Dori and Val have to say about the tree debate!More Hip Than Hippie - Dreaming of a Green Christmas Teenie Weenie Greenie: Keeping your tires inflated saves the planet, and might even save your life. Learn why at About.com. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Save the best for last. Craig wanted to let us know about Last.fm, a social music site that tracks the listening habits of its users and can make recommendations on other music they might like. Check out the MHTH page and Craig's page too. Thanks Craig! Lower your CO2 emissions! Shayna discovered an article with some bright ideas for trimming your CO2 emissions. BUST'n out! BUST magazine provides an uncensored view on the female experience. But don't worry, Kellie assures us that this isn't one of those "I hate men" type of feminist publications! She found a great article about how to take those old plastic bags and turn them into a cool reusable tote. Subscribe to BUST here! Meaty. . . Doug found a couple of video clips that tie right in with our More Hip Book Club selection, Fast Food Nation. The Meatrix and Backwards Hamburger use animation to delve into the problems with the meat packing industry. Biddie-tastic! Our very own Jillicious found this swinging clip of The Lascivious Biddies rocking out their song "Betty". It's a sneak peak from their new DVD The Lascivious Biddies Live in New York City. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 23 Nov 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Credit

More Hip Than Hippie - Green CreditHelp others this holiday season simply by shopping! Find the green credit card that's right for you, and a portion of every purchase you make will go to a worthy cause. No you don't have to feel so bad about those mounting charges! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen. Chocolate: Milk Chocolate Cajou with Cashews and Raisins from Alter Eco. Hip News and FindsFinds: Meet Up! Do you live close to Chico, CA? Take a little road trip up to MHTH's hometown to see Jonathan Richman in concert on December 7. Send eco-friendly holiday greetings. Greene Street Greetings allows you to send holiday cheer near and far with post consumer waste recycled paper. Dead sexy! Check out the Men of Mortuaries Calendar. Proceeds go to the KAMM foundation to help people going through treatment for breast cancer. Pick a Present! Get your holiday shopping done and get a free gift for yourself! Spend $75 at Greenfeet and receive one free gift valued up to $20! You can't lose! Know your brew. Get the Quick Study Beer Guide and find out the truth behind some common beer myths. Snailwell Gazette. Subscribe to this quirky publication at SnailwellGazette.com. Plant for the Planet. Help fight global warming by joining Plant for the Planet, a campaign that hopes to plant a billion trees. More Hip Than Hippie Merch! Be the first on the block to have your very own More Hip Than Hippie Klean Kanteen, available at Greenfeet. News: Keep your distance! Icebergs are heading north toward the Timaru coast in New Zealand. Fishermen beware! More Hip Book ClubOur next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Charge it! With Green CreditHelp the planet while you get your holiday shopping done! Put those purchases on the card - a green credit card. With each purchase, money will go to help the environment! Who's been naughty and who's been nice? Check out CoopAmerica.org and Treehugger.com to find out. Find out what the major lending institutions are funding at DirtyMoney.org. Your credit card could be funding political candidates that you don't agree with. Find out at OpenSecrets.org . The American Express Red Card is available for those of you in the UK. 1% of each purchase goes to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa. Get the Working Assets Visa Card and ten cents from every purchase will be donated to nonprofit groups like Doctors Without Borders. The Salmon Nation credit card from ShoreBank Pacific donates a percentage from each purchase to Ecotrust and Salmon Nation. The GreenCard Visa is for those of you in the Netherlands. It has a unique program that offsets all carbon emissions released into the atmosphere through the manufacture and use of products bought with the card. Try the Greenpeace Affinity Card if you live in the UK. Money from each purchase goes to support Greenpeace. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! A little chocolate each day keeps the doctor away? It's true folks! As the saying goes, "great minds think alike". Crystal and Patrick found an article about how a little chocolate can be good for your heart. The discovery was made after participants in a heart study at Johns Hopkins University cheated on their diets, indulging in some chocolate goodness. A gathering of hipsters. Doug had a location suggestion for a More Hip Than Hippie gathering in the Spring. He recommends Hershey Lodge. It's close to the chocoholic mecca, the Hershey Chocolate Factory. Sounds good to us! Safe lawns across the country. Cameron found out SafeLawns.org in 2007 will be launching "The Year of the Safe Lawn". The effort will encourage the public to utilize natural and organic lawn care techniques. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 15 Nov 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Hobbies

More Hip Than Hippie #74 - Green Hobbies With the short days of Winter upon us, it's important to keep active to avoid that Winter slump. Hobbies are a great way to occupy your time while doing something you enjoy. We'll cover a few popular green hobbies that you can do all year round. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Waimea Bay Pale Ale from Waimea Brewing Company in Kauai, Hawaii. Chocolate: Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Pink Peppercorn. Hip News and Finds Finds: Fun bags! This is an interesting eco-friendly choice from Japan - the No! Shopping Bag Bra. The lacy red bra has padded cups that can be removed and transformed into bags to carry your groceries. Guess you could call it a meeting of sexy and sustainability! Size DOES matter! Men, don't feel left out! Like the Wonderbra before it, the WonderJock from Aussiebum offers men the appearance of enlargement in all the right places! What can you do today? Find a way to make the world a better place by checking out 100 Ways to Save The Environment. Don't let static cling put a damper on your day! Not a fan of commercial fabric softeners? Try one of these six tips to put static cling in its place. News: Blood Diamond. In theaters December 9, the movie Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio digs into the dangerous world of the diamond trade in South Africa. Don't get sucked into the vortex! According to a Greenpeace study, old toothbrushes, beach toys, and used condoms are among the items that have created a vortex of plastic trash accumulating between Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast. The pollution is causing problems for the area's ocean life as fish, turtles, and birds get tangled in the mess. Potential environmental benefits of 2006 election. With Republicans on their way out, there are hopes for a greener future with environmental issues such as global warming and renewable energy moving to the forefront of the political agenda. Dolphin developments in the Far East. A bottlenose dolphin captured near Japan has what appears to be the remains of hind legs. It is believed that the animals once lived on land millions of years ago. More than 20,000 dolphins are facing destruction as part of the annual hunt by Japanese fisherman. The fisherman claim it is a form of 'pest control' to offset the amount of fish the dolphins eat. You can help prevent this slaughter by contacting the Japanese Embassy.   More Hip Book Club Keep on reading everybody! We've got a discussion thread set up on the forum and can't wait to hear your thoughts on the second part of Fast Food Nation. Our next book? In January, we'll be starting our second book, Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan Green Hobbies Combine a hobby you're passionate about with being green and you'll have plenty of ways to pass the darker days of Winter! Geocaching is like a green treasure hunt where you find caches hidden by others using a GPS unit. Try picking up 10 pieces of trash on your way to finding the cache. Learn more about this worldwide phenomenon and find cache coordinates at Geocaching.com. Gardening is a great way to get out into nature and make the world more beautiful. As the weather gets colder, try bringing the gardening inside with a mini herb garden. It's great for kids and the fresh herbs add that something special to your cooking. Get tips, ideas, and more at You Grow Girl. Bird watching is a great Winter hobby because with a small set up, you can do it from inside your home. Enjoy different species of birds from the comfort of your home! Outside a window, set up several bird feeders of varying heights to accommodate the preferences of different birds. Find more tips at Birdwatching.com. Knitting will pass the time while creating funky and fun gifts for friends and family. When it's cold outside, there is no better gift that a snuggly scarf or cozy beanie. Find knitting patterns, techniques, and more at About.com.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! No cheerleader beer here! Theresa from Santa Cruz Mountains wanted to turn us onto her favorite organic brewery, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. If you ever get a chance to try out one of their beers, she recommends the Organic IPA. Thanks for the tip Theresa! While we're on the subject of cheerleaders... Doug found this hilarious clip of some cheerleaders greatest hits! Barenaked Planet. Kellie found out that her favorite band, Barenaked Ladies, is joining with environmental group Reverb to launch Barenaked Planet on their upcoming tour. The environmental effort includes the use of biodiesel vehicles for the entire tour, recycling and composting back stage, wind energy offsetting for every show, and an eco-village with non-profit organizations and green businesses at each tour stop. Talk about using your star power for a good cause! Good Kitty. Hilary wanted to recommend an eco-friendly cat litter called Kitty Soft. It's made from 100% recycled newspaper with baking soda and since there is no dust it's great for people with allergies. Thanks Hilary! Put me in Coach! Bob wanted to let us know about his podcast, the Baseball History Podcast. It's all about America's favorite pastime and a great way to learn about this great sport! Can you keep a secret? We can't! Mike sent us a link to the not-so-secret In-N-Out Burger secret menu. We'd like ours Animal Style, please! Building a greener future. Do you live near Denver, Colorado? Green Jim is planning on attending Greenbuild 2006 in Denver, America's largest green conference, from November 15-17. If you're planning on attending, be sure to check out the forum and maybe there can be a More Hip Meet Up! Don't miss out! Cheers to Chico! Jessica found an article on Solar Buzz praising the beloved hometown of More Hip Than Hippie, Chico, California. The City of Chico recently dedicated its 1.1 Megawatt ground-mounted solar tracking system at the city's Water Pollution Control Plant. The tracking system is just one part of Chico's effort to educate its citizens about the benefits of solar energy. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 08 Nov 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Slow Food

More Hip Than Hippie #73 - Slow Food Forget fast food, have you heard of the Slow Food Movement? We're finding out what it means to be a part of this movement and talking about what you can do to slow down and enjoy everything life has to offer! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Celebration Ale from Chico's own Sierra Nevada Brewery. Chocolate: Retro Key Lime Pie, a dark chocolate bar filled with Key Lime ganache and Retro Salty Pretzel, a dark chocolate bar filled with salty pretzel chunks. Both bars are from The Chocolate Bar, sent to us by Laura in NYC. Hip News and Finds Finds: Green homes. Find one that fits your needs at GreenBuilder.com and GreenHomesForSale.com. A delicious addition to your holiday spread. Try yummy pomegranate-cranberry sauce at your next family gathering, it's sure to be a hit!! Talking turkey. Did you know that 99% of the turkey in the U.S. come from a single breed? Try branching out by getting a different breed at HeritageFoodUSA.com. Calling all artists! US Hemp is launching a new line of stretched organic-hemp artists canvas.   News: One fish too many. Science journal has reported that if current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, seafood populations may collapse by 2048. Does that mean no more Go Fish?   More Hip Book Club Are you enjoying Fast Food Nation as much as we are? Keep up the reading! We'll be chatting about the book up through "The Most Dangerous Job" on next week's show! Slow Food Movement Learn more about Maria Venturino's restaurant, Red Tavern. The Future of Foods, a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia. Slow Food International Slow Food USA Find a U.S. convivia in your area. Find books, merchandise, and more at the Slow Food General Store. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Aromatherapy yarn. Lisa was looking for some natural plant dyed aromatherapy yarn. We're not sure if it's completely natural, but you can try Lang's Emotion Colors Yarn and Emotion Yarn. Don't get burned! New listener Stacy wanted to know a more eco-friendly way to store foods for freezing. Try some glassware, available at Greenfeet. Sustainable style. Sean found a cardboard laptop case. Our only question is what happens if it gets wet? Sun in a hose? That's what Aveda's President Dominique Conseil is saying about a new hybrid lighting system being tested at the company's manufacturing plant. Alison from New York came across the article about a lighting system that pulls sunlight into fluorescent light bulbs when it's sunny outside but uses traditional electricity when it's cloudy. What's your favorite brew? Heidi from VA wanted to let us know about some of her favorites. She loves the Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale from Rogue Brewery in OR. She is also a big fan of the Chicory Stout from Dogfish HeadBrewery out of Delaware. Thanks for the recommendations Heidi! Be sure to check out Heidi's blog at Groxie.com. Fellow podcaster. Shedtroll is a young hippie with a podcast. Check out his show, The Demented Random Guy Podcast. Solar goes mainstream. Shayna found out that Home Depot will soon be carrying solar roofs. Yay! Faux Rocks! Fashion Show. Julia, a fashion designer and design instructor wanted to let us know about a cruelty-free fashion show that she has organized with her students. The Faux Rocks! fashion show will happen on November 18 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada. Hybrids a thing of the past? BJK found an article about how several of the major automakers will be launching lines of New Age diesels. These new green vehicles will boost fuel economy by 25%-40% while still delivering the power that American drivers crave. Keep Texas Beautiful. Michelle wanted to let us know about the Keep Texas Beautiful series of ornaments. All proceeds from the ornaments benefit programs that work to empower Texans to improve the environment. Coming November 16th. Samantha in San Francisco wanted spread the word about Lets Green This City, an effort to make San Fran the greenest city in the United States. It's hoped that this might also inspire other cities to make the commitment to a greener future. Be sure to check out the website when it launches Nov. 16th at www.letsgreenthiscity.com. Patrick had quite a few interesting links for us this week. Palm and pumpkin seed oil could soon be powering mobile phone networks across Africa in a plan to replace fossil fuels with sustainable biofuels made from crops grown by local farmers. Check out this -interesting?- workout equipment, the iGallop. Trust us, just watch the video! If you ever make it out to North Carolina, you'll want to go on a tour at the Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs. Lets just say they have a very generous taste-testing segment at the beginning and end of the tour. Sounds like our kind of place! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 01 Nov 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - I'm Hatin' It

More Hip Than Hippie #72 - I'm Hatin' It We're talking about what it's like living in a Fast Food Nation. Did you know that fast food tends to be cheaper because of lower quality and unhealthy ingredients? Fast food could be a driving force behind a growing obeseity problem in lower income families. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale from - gasp!- Anheuser-Busch. Chocolate: Dark Belgian Chocolate by Lake Champlain Chocolates. Hip News and Finds Finds:Be sure to pick up the first official piece of More Hip Than Hippie merchandise - the More Hip Bottle Opener made from a recycled bicycle chain. Giant blueberries or purple tomatoes? Oregon State University researchers are in the process of developing a hybrid tomato that has dark purple skin. The new pigment is contains nutrients thought to reduce the risk of cancer. "You'll shoot your eye out," was the response young Ralphie would receive when he revealed the present he wanted most, a Red Ryder BB gun, in the classic movie "A Christmas Story". Now fans of the movie can tour the famous Cleveland house where much of the movie was filmed. Get crafty by making one-of-a-kind gifts from your old woolen sweaters! News: Don't drink the water! An investigation by the Environmental Working Group has discovered that public water supplies in 42 U.S. states are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals. Which state with the most contaminants in their drinking water? Tune in to find out! More Hip Book Club This week we dive into Fast Food Nation, and will be talking about the first section, "The American Way". We hope everyone is keeping up with their reading! The next section we will be covering will be through the chapter "The Most Dangerous Job". I'm Hatin' It Learn how too much corn in your diet can result in some serious health problems. Read the article I'm Hatin' It at about.com! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Over the shoulder boulder holders. Melanie from Chicago shared Dori and Val's frustration with underwires until she discovered Decent Exposures. None of their bras have wires, instead they turn to a wide elastic band for support. They even are available in organic cotton! Thanks for the great tip Melanie! Greenwashing. Kellie found this article about a new low cost, energy-efficient laptop that will be sold at Wal-Mart. Why are we not surprised? Polluters pay high price. New forum member BluPoet03 wanted to let us know about a London proposal that would raise the price of parking permits for drivers of the most polluting cars. The car owners could potentially be charged up to three times more for permits to park outside of their homes. Is there anything hemp can't do? While doing some online shopping at Natural Collections Tom discovered products using hemp plastic. Just another reason that the industrial use of hemp should be legal! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 25 Oct 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Good Fish, Bad Fish

More Hip Than Hippie #71 - Good Fish, Bad Fish It's a well known fact that the omega 3 essential fatty acids found in fish have a number of healthy benefits. However, the growing pollution problem is causing rising mercury levels in seafood. How do you know how much is too much when eating fish, and do the health benefits outweigh the risks? We'll help you nagivate these murky waters by giving you tips for making healthy choices and reducing your mercury intake. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Oktoberfest from Joseph Brau Brewery, by Trader Joe's. You can't get it online, but if you're lucky you can find a Trader Joe's near you! Chocolate: Java Truffle filled Dark Chocolate by Lake Champlain Chocolates. Thanks for hooking us up, Laura! Hip News and Finds Finds: What can you do to make a difference? Saturday October 28 is Make A Difference Day, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Take a look around your community and see how you can help make it a better place. By taking on one small project or deed to help out, you contribute to the big picture of making the world a better place! Get your organic on the run. A new restaurant and catering chain, Organic-To-Go, is tapping into a market that is often overlooked by traditional fast-food joints. Now you can have your favorite organic treats and eats, like organic roasted, herbed potatoes, while you're out running errands. Or if you're too busy to get out, you can have it delivered right to your doorstep in a recycled plastic bag. Why didn't someone think of this before?   News: Seeing red. Popular retail chain the Gap has launched a new clothing line called (Product) Red, with a percentage of sales going to The Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Pick yourself up a shirt, it will make you feel good inside and out. Who tops the list? The EPA just published its annual list of the best workplaces for commuters among the Fortune 500 companies. Have you had a ghostly experience? Since Halloween is just around the corner, we're asking you to share your otherworldly experiences with us. Have a good story? Skype us at "morehip" and leave us a message with your story. Don't have Skype? Get it here or you can call +1 530.554.2605 and leave a message.   Essential Oil Pick up your Ginger essential oil at Greenfeet, it's great for treating a number of ailments. Here are just a few of its uses: Reduces motion sickness and morning sickness. A good preventative remedy for infectious illnesses. Treat arthritis, aching muscles, and poor circulation.   Good Fish, Bad Fish Don't let fish leave a bad taste in your mouth! Despite the health benefits associated with eating fish, mercury levels in commercial fish and shellfish are raising concerns. Have no fear, with a few tips and a little knowledge, you can make healthy choices on your next trip to the market. Calculate your Mercury in-take at GotMercury.org. Make healthy choices when buying seafood with the Eat Smart Guide. Learn more at OceansAlive.org. Find out how mercury in fish is regulated at RealMercuryFacts.org. Check out the EPA's list of mercury levels in commercial fish and shellfish. Read some of these About.com articles on the health benefits and risks of eating seafood:Mercury in Fish: Does Eating Seafood Help or Harm Your Health? Good Fish, Bad Fish.   More Hip Book Club We hope you're enjoying our first book, Fast Food Nation! We'll be talking about the first section "The American Way" on next week's show and look forward to hearing your thoughts! Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Golf anyone? Shayna found this article about how some people are turning to souped-up golf carts for their full-time ride. They are considered alternative-fuel vehicles, which means serious federal tax breaks for the drivers. Maybe you can spend the money you save on those expensive greens fees! Walk the line. Rebecca from Boston was looking for some information about line drying clothes. Check out LaundryList.org. Queue up for The Snailwell Gazette. Elizabeth just launched the new website for her publication The Snailwell Gazette. It's all about the antics of an American family living in jolly old England and is sure to have you laughing! Vroom Vroom. Paul wanted to let us know about Diesel Secret Energy, a kit that can have any diesel engine running on a vegetable oil based fuel in as quickly as one day. Sounds like a great idea to us! Wood is good. Aimee in San Francisco found Suissa Computers, a company that uses wood casings for their computers. They're cool looking and eco-friendly! Crazy for cacao! A listener found an article in The Seattle Times that gives chocolate lovers the lowdown on cacao content. Do you use CFL's? A thread in the forum was discussing the mercury content in the energy-efficient bulbs. To learn more, read this fact sheet. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 18 Oct 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Green Pest Control

More Hip Than Hippie #70 - Green Pest Control As Winter approaches, we find ourselves staying closer to home and sharing the warmth of a crackling fire with family. The only problem is that as the temperature drops, humans are not the only ones heading for shelter. Before long, you'll find the yourself in the unwelcome company of common pests such as ants, roaches, and moths as they begin to seek refuge from the harsh weather. Have no fear! We've got some simple 'recipes' for natural pest control that will have you giving those pests a run for their money. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Freak Out Ale by The Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, CA. Chocolate: West Africa 73% Cacao Dark Chocolate from Neuhaus. Hip News and Finds Finds: Political humor heats up. Forget jokes about elephants and donkeys, late-night television humor has global warming in its sights. You'll have your environmentalist friends in stitches with some of these one-liners from Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. Apple crisp, anyone? This holiday season your friends and family will be blown away at your cooking prowess when you serve up this delicious apple crisp. Get crafty with your kids. All you need is an old cd and your imagination to make this fun flashy fish disk. You'll love making it as much as your kids do! Drink beer and save the world? Sign us up! Find out more in the book Fermenting Revolution. Be kind to the planet, one load of laundry at a time. Check out LaundryList.org and get your own clothes drying rack. You will help save the planet by saving energy! Listen to John Romano's new album "Evolution" here! News: It keeps growing and growing... The U.S. population has hit the 300 million mark and is raising concerns among environmentalists. Americans are consuming more food, energy, and natural resources than ever before, leaving environmentalists wondering how much longer the planet can handle the growth. Health officials have found cow manure from a ranch in California that carries a strain of E. Coli that matches the strain found in the recent outbreak in bagged spinach. Officials are still attempting to determine the connection between the infected cattle and the contamination of the spinach. More Hip Book Club We hope you've gotten your copy of Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, the first selection of the More Hip Book Club. For the slightly younger set (13 years old +) you'll want to check out Chew On This by Eric Schlosser, a toned down version of Fast Food Nation that is perfect for the teenager in your life. Green Pest Control Don't let pesky pests put a damper on your holiday season! Keep roaches, ants, and moths at a distance this winter with some simple, natural recipes and tips for pest control. Recipes DoItYourself.com Pest Control Hawaiian Style Earth Share of Washington The Helpful Gardener The Invisible Gardener Safe Pest Control Tips Purchase Hedgeapples Natural Pest Control Services Florida - Orange Pest Control Jacksonville, Florida - Green Frog Pest Prevention California and Texas - Greenbuilder.com Useful books about natural pest control: The Organic Pest Control Handbook by Tom Roberts Outwitting Ants by Cheryl Kimball Squirrel Wars by George H. Harrison. Check out these helpful products available at Greenfeet Pantry Pest Trap Clothes Moth Alert Smart Mouse Trap Terro Ant Killer II Fresh Cab Scent Pouches Aphid Chaser   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum!   From recycling to riches. Tim sent us an article about Chinese billionaire Zhang Yin, who has surpassed both Oprah and J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, as the richest self-made woman in the world. The source of Zhang's wealth? She is the founder of Nine Dragons Paper, a company that recycles scrap paper from the U.S. for use in China. Did you know? Marketing Assistant Rachel stumbled upon a great source of random facts at AskMen.com. For example, did you know it is estimated that any one time, .7% of the world's population is drunk? Fascinating. Could it get any better? Several listeners wanted to tell us about a new chocolate beer from Miller Brewing called Miller Classic Chocolate Lager. We can't wait to get our hands on this one!Halloween gets green. Ruth found some great tips for having a green Halloween. With a few simple changes, you can reduce waste and make a positive impact on the planet this October 31. Light up your life. Shayna found this video clip about lighting your home with Hybrid Solar Lighting. The chocolate that wasn't. Nancy wanted to send us a bar of Venchi 85% cacao chocolate, unfortunately her son beat us to it! It's the thought that counts! Say Adios to fleas. Leslie Beth is in search of a healthy alternative to traditional flea control treatments for her cats. Try Spotted Dog Aromatherapy Spray.   Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 11 Oct 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Breast Cancer Awareness

More Hip Than Hippie #69 - Breast Cancer Awareness It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we're going to be chatting about some great resources for information on risk factors, prevention, and cancer research. Also, we introduce the first book we will be reading for the More Hip Book Club. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Old Slugger Pale Ale and Benchwarmer Porter from Cooperstown Brewing. Chocolate: Swiss Dark Chocolate with Coconut Art Bar by Ithaca Fine Chocolates, sent to us from Texas by 'Green neck' Hipster Laura. Thanks! Hip News and Finds: Finds: Find more great projects and articles like the ones Jillicious chatted about in ReadyMade Magazine. Chasing Zero. This great article in Good Magazine is 'An Experiment in Extreme Urban Environmentalism'. New York has one of the smallest per capita ecological footprints in the country, and one reporter set out on a month-long experiment to discover how much more the footprint could shrink. Tired of all the gas-guzzling cars out there? You'll want to check out 40MPG.org, a website that is working to make 40 miles per gallon the standard for all cars in the United States. Dogs are people too! Well not really, but you love them like family and now you can share your love of beer with your favorite four-legged friend! Happy Tail Ale is a non-alcoholic beer for dogs, and we put it to the test with a panel of six pooches very close to our hearts. Val's Labradors Sam, Zoey, and Daisy, Rachel's black lab Kirin Ichiban, and Greenfeet employee Erin's Artemis and Raya were all very eager taste-testing participants. The results? A whopping 5 out of 6 happy tails! Why Happy Tail Ale and not regular human beer? Dogs can't metabolize alcohol, so your favorite brew isn't a healthy choice for your furry friend. Happy Tail Ale uses all human grade ingredients tailored for a dogs tastes. There's no carbonation or alcohol, and it's brewed with malted barley, filtered water, natural beef flavor, and fortified with Glucosamine and Vitamin E. Trust us, they love this stuff! News: Beer turns men into women? Guys will definitely want to read more about this humorous study! Wine isn't the only thing that gets better with age. The Supercentenarian Research Foundation hopes to discover why some people reach supercentenarian status, that's 110 years and older, and to develop strategies that combat the effects of aging. Don't drink the carrot juice! Four people have been poisoned by botulism in carrot juice in the Southeast. Three people in Georgia and one woman in Tampa, FL have experienced respiratory failure and paralyzation and remain hospitalized since drinking the bottled carrot juice. Winter's tale. A baby bottlenose dolphin named Winter, who lost her tail after getting caught in the buoy line of a crab trap, might be getting a new lease on life. Though Winter has learned to swim without her tail, marine scientist Steve McCulloch is hoping that a prosthetic tail can make life a little easier for the resilient dolphin. U.S. Senators seek investigation of Bush. Fourteen Senators are calling for an investigation into allegations that the Bush administration repeatedly tried to silence scientists from speaking out about the dangers of global warming. More Hip Book Club The first selection for the fabulous More Hip Book Club will be Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Buy your copy at Amazon.com or Half.com. Breast Cancer Awareness Month Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've decided to do our part in raising the awareness. Are you at risk? Find out at these sites: American Cancer Society Risk Assessment Tool Early detection is your best defense. American Cancer Society recommendations for early detection. Download steps to Breast Self-Examination or visit an interactive, audiovisual BSE tool at Komen.org. Lower your risk. Sheryl Crow, a breast cancer survivor, posted some excellent tips to lower your risk on her website entitled "Battling Cancer (and how to)". Soybeans in Miso Soup might help lower breast cancer risk. Women aren't the only ones at risk. Even though the risk is much lower, development of male breast cancer is a possibility. Find out more. Here are some sites that are great resources for more information about breast cancer. TheBreastCancerSite.com BreastCancer.org Komen.org WebMD.com Help the cause. When you buy the Betsy Bar or Betsy Shea Butter Body Lotion money is donated to Turning Point the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Correction! Eileen sent us a correction to an article we talked about last week. It turns out that 'Governator' Arnold Schwarzenegger has not actually sold all of his Hummers. A media representive from his office said that Schwarzenegger still owns four of his hummers. Thanks for the update! Celebrate Fair Trade Month. Jean, who works for TransFair USA suggested that we do a show on Fair Trade Month. Great idea! You'll also want to check out DiscoverFairTrade.org. Is there such a thing as a 'greener' war? Melissa sent us an article about how one of the world's largest arms manufacturers, BAE systems, is introducing more 'environmentally friendly' weapons in an effort to minimize harm to the environment and people. These 'environmentally friendly' weapons include bullets with a lower lead content to reduce risk to to humans. Maybe this is an obvious question, but even with a lower lead content, won't the bullets still be harmful to those that get shot with them? Forget green thumbs, we've got green toes! Dee sent us a link to Plants For A Future, a resource for unusual and rare plants. She also a great photo of some artsy green feet! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 04 Oct 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Interview with an Eco-Warrior

More Hip Than Hippie #68 - Interview with an Eco-Warrior She's back from vacation and better than ever! Val makes her triumphant return to the patio this week to tell us all about her East Coast adventure. We also spend a few minutes chatting up our favorite Eco-lawyer. There will be beer. There will be chocolate. There will be many listener emails. It's going to be an exciting show, you don't want to miss out! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Big Al IPA from Smuttynose Brewery - Thanks again Smartchick Sara! Chocolate:Dolfin Chocolat Noir Au The Earl Grey. That's French for yummy dark chocolate with earl grey! Hip News and Finds Finds: This is a picture of the restaurant Val and Rob went to on their East Coast Tour. It looks like Friendly's is taking food service to the next level! Jillicious found SustainLane Government, a website that hopes to help cities improve their sustainability. Access is free and it works by connecting city officials to practices and programs that have worked in other cities. You can help by telling your city officials about the site. Get serious about chocolate tasting. By following a few easy steps, you can learn how to taste dark chocolate - the right way. Apparently, just stuffing your face isn't proper. Hmph.   News: Calling all satisfied customers! Greenfeet is up for Co-op America's 2006 Green Business of the Year and voting wraps up October 5. Show Greenfeet your appreciation by voting now! Can they do that? New York City is proposing a ban on trans fats in restaurant food. If enacted, all restaurants using trans fats would be forced to switch to healthier oils within six months or risk being fined. Good for our waistline, bad for when you just need a french fry. A new Olympic sport? Probably not, but border volleyball has become quite a hit at a small beach along the US-Mexico border in Southern California. Players and spectators alike gather on their respective sides of the 20-foot metal pylons that mark the border and a game ensues. Governator says, "Hasta la vista, baby" to his collection of Hummers. A British newspaper reported that CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sold his eight Hummers to prove his commitment to 'terminate' (hehe) global warming. The sale of his Hummers, which get a dismal 10 mpg, happened shortly after California announced that it is suing six major auto makers over their vehicles' greenhouse gas emissions.   Interview with an Eco-Warrior: Here are some of the links our lawyer, William Morris, discusses during the interview: EnviroClicks.com is a website where every click works to save the environment. Eaton Corp. is a great green company to invest in. William found this article about how the recent E. Coli outbreak was not organic.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Image of Hope. Laurie sent us this beautiful picture! Thanks Laurie! What is a single gal to do? Sometimes it can be hard to find fresh, organic produce when you're living in a big city. Laura in NYC uses Urban Organics, a service that delivers organic goods right to your door step. She was having trouble making those organic goodies last long enough to enjoy in a household of one until she discovered Evert Fresh Produce Bags on Greenfeet.com. Glad we could help, Laura! A different kind of chocolate bar. Mary Ellen sent us an email about an Israeli restaurateur who has opened a chocolate bar off New York's Union Square called Chocolate By The Bald Man. Let's make sure we've got this straight: it's a restaurant that serves only chocolate? Why didn't someone think of this sooner?! Girl Scouts make good by recycling. Lorre's Girl Scout troop in rural Minnesota made headlines by leading the nation in recycling plastic soda bottles. They receive five cents for each bottle, which goes toward funding a trip for the girls in 2009. Lorre got the idea after hearing about the company TerraCycle and their fund-raising projects on a past episode of MHTH. Keep up the good work girls! $50 french fries? Brian sent us this article about how the increased use of biodiesel might drive up the price of cooking oil. The silver lining of this cloud is that if the price of french fries rises, we'd buy less and get skinnier! We'll take that trade off, thank you very much! Pollution within our bodies? Not a pleasant thought. Eileen found an interview on NPR with science writer David Ewing Duncan, who set out to learn more about the pollution within our bodies and where it comes from. You can read more about his findings in the October issue of National Geographic. A brush with benefits! Sarah wanted to let us know about a hairbrush that will make you beautiful on the outside and inside. Not only is Aveda's ceramic round brush made from 100% post-consumer waste, but sales help support victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thanks for the tip Sarah! Concerns over going green. Melissa sent us a post from TerraBlog about an article in Forbes that claims buying green causes more harm than help. We're always up for a good debate! It's all about the pets. William sent us a bunch of great links with products for our furry friends. Wellness cat food Pet Promise pet food Purrlicious organic cat treats Steve's Real Food raw dog and cat food Karma organic dog food Doctors Foster and Smith elevated pet feeders World's Best Cat Litter natural, corn based litter The Cat Locator tracking collar Help the pet population in Puerto Rico   Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Wed, 27 Sep 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Beer, but No Val

More Hip Than Hippie #67 - Beer, but No Val It's official: Beer is good for you. Nope, you don't have wax in your ears; beer can have a positive effect on your health. What's the catch? The benefits only come with drinking in moderation. But you probably knew that already, being the intelligent, responsible adult of legal drinking age that you are. So do something good for your body and crack open your favorite frosty brew. Here's to your health! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Old Thumper from England's Ringwood Brewery. Chocolate: Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Truffle. You can't get it online, but if you're lucky you can find a Trader Joe's near you. Hip News News: 'Rebel Billionaire' joins fight against global warming. Richard Branson, the British business mogul behind the Virgin brand, has pledged $3 billion, yes we said billion, dollars over the next ten years to fight global warming and promote alternative energy. If only all billionaires were so generous. California takes a stand: The state has filed a global warming lawsuit against six major car makers claiming that greenhouse gasses from their cars have cost the state millions of dollars. Hopefully, this will encourage companies to make more eco-friendly cars. Google says, "Don't be evil" and is willing to back up its famous slogan. The company is launching a new charity, Google.org, that will be developing a super-efficient hybrid car that is expected to go more than 100 miles per gallon. Nothing like a game of tennis... in your head. British doctors have used brain scans to discover that a woman in a vegetative state imagined playing tennis in her head. Does that mean she'll be tired when she wakes up?   Beer - Can it get any better? It's a wonderful day. It's true! Beer in moderation can have health benefits. For those of you still in disbelief, here are just a few of the ways that beer is good for you: Reduces chances of heart disease Reduction in kidney stones Cancer prevention Fights osteoporosis Think we might be biased? Check out these sites to learn more: AllAboutBeer.com Morning Advertiser   Feng Shui Tip Did you know that your dining table can affect your career? Neither did we! The larger your dining table, the better and stronger its energy - and the more your career can grow. The best energy comes from a dining table in one of these shapes: circle, square, rectangular, oval, or octagonal. Our question is, what other shapes are there? Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! What's more manly than a Harley? An electric Harley. Martha has a friend who drives one. She also thinks he might be the perfect man for a certain single co-host of a popular podcast. Hook it up Martha! Bulletproof chickens? BJK sent us a great email about researchers working to develop clothing from the stray feathers in henhouses. The feathers' honeycomb structure gives researchers hope that they can be made into weather resistant clothing and bulletproof vests. Chocolate: Need we say more? Doug wanted to let us know about the first organic chocolate factory in the U.S. called Theo Chocolate. Yummy! Experience Eco-Luxury. Our very own Jillicious found GreenBliss ecospa parties, that brings eco-friendly relaxation to your home. Sign us up!  

DATE: Wed, 20 Sep 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - Eco-Athlete

More Hip Than Hippie # 66 - Eco-Athlete We've been getting quite a few emails asking for a show about green fitness, so here it is. We did some research to find out how environmentally conscious some of the leading athletic companies are. We also give you some great resources for eco-friendly workout gear. Enjoy the show! Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Liberty Ale by Anchor Brewing Co. in San Francisco, CA. Chocolate: Trader Joe's Divine Duets Belgian Dark Chocolate with almond praline cream. You can't get it online, but if you're lucky you can find a Trader Joe's near you. Hip News and Finds Finds: All of our finds this week come from Natural Home magazine: Alternative energy has a new spokeswoman: Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have become the first two American landmarks to be powered completely by alternative energy. Amazing! Find out more at StatueofLiberty.org. The next generation of scouting: Spiral Scouts International. This co-ed eco-program teaches kids all about the earth, camping and outdoor skills, as well as Earth-centered mythology. What a great idea! Calling all new mommies! Check out Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. They have great patterns that use organic yarn for stuffed animals, as well as baby and maternity clothing.   News: Start stretching out your neck muscles for this one folks. A California redwood called Hyperion has been tentatively measured as the world's tallest living thing, coming in at a staggering 378.1 feet tall! Intersex fish anyone? Male fish that have developed female sexual traits are being found in the Potomac River, raising concerns about the pollutants in the water source for millions of people. Affordable footwear? "Impossible!" you say, but not anymore! New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is now endorsing a sneaker called the "Starbury One" that will cost just $15 - we'll believe it when we see it!   Eco-Athlete Ever wonder how eco-friendly the major athletic companies are? Well we did a little research to find out. Here are some links you can check out for yourself: Nike New Balance Adidas OrganicAthlete.org is a great resource for environmental fitness news. Check out the first sustainable running shoe, the Brooks Cascadia. Looking for some earth-friendly yoga gear? Go to BarefootYoga.com. Be sure to check out Greenfeet.com for eco-friendly yoga products like a natural cotton yoga mat and the Zafu organic pillows.   Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener emails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Kristi from Minnesota wrote in to let us know about the changes Adobe is making in an effort to go green. Keep up the good work Adobe! Mike-e wanted to tell us about one of his favorite websites, Care2.com where a donation is made to each of their nine causes every time you click on a link. It's also a great source for environmental tips and news. Thanks Mike-e! Lauren found this site about the Fur Products Labeling Act. It turns out that clothing using less than $150 worth of fur doesn't have to list the types of animals killed on the label. That means your clothing could use fur and you might not even know it! Michael found a blog article about how Honda will start producing cars that run on 100% ethanol. It's good to hear that the big companies are working toward a greener future! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free! 

DATE: Wed, 13 Sep 2006
SIZE: 22.1 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Going Solar

More Hip Than Hippie - Going Solar This week it's all about having fun with the sun, solar power that is. We'll tell you about several solar powered gadgets as well as interview Tim Hamor of Alternative Energy Systems. We try a new beer and chocolate and elighten you with hip news and finds. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Foster's Lager from Australia. Crikey! This one's for you Steve! Chocolate: Dagoba's Latte Organic Chocolate with milk chocolate, ground coffee, and cinnamon. Hip News and Finds Finds: You've got to see this! Watch OkGo get crazy with some treadmills in their new music video for the song "Here it goes again". You can see it on our myspace page. Hey, while you're there, why not add us as your friend? Worried about your energy bill this winter? Have no fear! USA Weekend featured this great article with money and energy saving tips. Hablas Español?? There is a contest going on in Argentina on taking items found at your local hardware store and turning them into functional home accessories. You can find out more at this site if your Spanish es muy bueno!   News:  We're excited to hear that child labor is decreasing in Asia, but are these changes happening fast enough? Read more about the plight here The world mourns the sudden death of famed environmentalist Steve Irwin, who was pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming in the Great Barrier Reef on September 4, 2006. Want to send a message? The Queensland Government website has set up this page where you can send your messages of sympathy and condolence to Irwin's family. Feeling generous? You can make a donation in memory of Steve to an organization close to his heart, Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.   Solar Gadgets Here are some great solar powered gadgets that will light up your life: Get charged up with the Solio solar powered iPod charger. Now you'll never miss another MHTH, no matter where you are in the world! Ever wonder what would happen if a robot and a sunflower had a baby? Why would you? But since we brought it up, check out the SunFlower Solar Station. For a great way to teach kids about solar energy, get yourself some SunPrint Solar Photographic Paper. LumiWall Solar Glass looks like shaded glass during the day, but lights up with led lights at night. It won't provide any energy for your home, but it sure looks cool. Use solar energy to keep pesky mosquitos at a distance with this amazing gadget. Listener Emails Once again, we have a bunch of great listener comments. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com. And don't forget to post articles, links, and speak your mind at our MHTH forum! Margaret wrote in to let us know about where to find reusable coffee pods for Senseo coffeemakers, they're called ecopads. Thanks for the tip Margaret! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free!

DATE: Thu, 07 Sep 2006
SIZE: 24.6 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Light Subject

More Hip Than Hippie # 64 - A Light SubjectLight pollution is a growing, and often overlooked, problem affecting our communities. As the glow from city lights increases, our view of the night sky diminishes. However, light pollution doesn't just affect the star-gazing crowd anymore. It's causing more and more problems for our nocturnal animal friends as well. Learn how light pollution impacts your community and how you can help.Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Dark Canyon Ale from Feather River Brewing Company in Magalia, CA. Chocolate: Newman's Own Sweet Dark Chocolate. Hip News and FindsFinds: Chance's new album, Eleven Through Fifteen, is out now! Buy it here. Find more info on Chance at these sites:Chance's WebsiteMyspaceFriends of Chance Message Board NewsEurope's first spacecraft to the moon, the SMART-1 ended its three-year mission with a planned crash. Talk about some expensive fireworks! The New York Times reported that the National Park Service is adopting a policy that will emphasize conservation over recreation. It's about time if you ask us! Live Forum Chat with Dori and ValAre you craving some time with the girls? Dori and Val will be live on the forum on 9-9 at 9am (Pacific Time). Don't miss this opportunity to talk with your favorite podcast hosts, Dori and Val. Ok - Rob, Jillicious and (ta-da) Marketing Assistant Rachel might be there too!  Light PollutionWe've got some great links with the basics about light pollution as well as where you can find lighting that won't contribute to the problem. Visit Starry Night Lights for some good information about light pollution and to shop for light fixtures that are night friendly. Join the cause at Light From Above, a light pollution awareness site. Check out the International Dark-Sky Association to stay up-to-date on developments in the fight against light pollution. Feng Shui Tip of the WeekPoison arrows create Shar Chi, or the killing breath, which creates misfortune and bad luck. Poison arrows are created by pointed, angled, or sharp objects that seem to be directly aimed at a house and the main front door. Some examples of poison arrows are rivers, roads, or railway lines that seem to be directly aimed at ones main front door. You should avoid sitting, sleeping, working, eating, or living in places that are hit by these arrows. Misfortune caused by poison arrows can come in the forms of illness, missed opportunities, law suits, quarrels, financial losses, and other forms of bad luck. Tips to block or redirect the Shar Chi from poison arrows include planting trees, building walls, or shifting main door directions. Listener EmailsOnce again, we have a bunch of great e-mails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com And don't forget our forum to post articles, links, and speak your mind! Mary Ellen from Akron, PA wrote to let us know about an interesting way to deal with cat litter, vermicomposting. The result of a high school student's experiment was a litter box where worms cleaned the waste. Proof that worms do more than just squirm! Jennifer (aka Barking Beagles) found a great site for eco-friendly school fundraising, School Garden Co. They sell handmade herbal body products, but the best part is they donate a whopping 50% of all sales back to the schools. Thanks for filling us in Jennifer! Doug found an article on Treehugger.com about how the Bush administration is planning to drill for oil on Alaska's North Slope. No good! You can take action by sending letters to the powers-that-be asking them to stop the leases at SaveTLake.org. Smart Chick Sara found this article in response the critique of Al Gore and An Inconvenient Truth. We are happy to hear that it appears the charges are false, sorry we ever doubted you Al! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free! 

DATE: Wed, 30 Aug 2006
SIZE: 25.3 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Freedom from the Flush

More Hip Than Hippie - Freedom from The FlushWe explore the ins and outs (this is way too easy!) of composting toilets. How they work, where to get them, and we discuss the top brands of composting toilets designed to deal with number 2! We taste some beer sent to us by lovely Smart Chick Sara, eat some chocolate, and answer listener e-mails. Be prepared for some excessive potty humor in this one folks!Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Co. in New Hampshire. Big Thanks to listener Smart Chick Sara for this one! Chocolate: Terra Nostra Valencia Orange organic milk chocolate bar with a silky orange yogurt center. Hip News and Finds Finds: If you like DIY, you'll love this article we found in Blueprint Magazine. Learn how to turn your old buttons into bling in a few easy steps! Don't miss out on this offer! Get a free preview issue of Blueprint with no strings attached. NewsA Wisconsin man got trapped in a vat of 110-degree chocolate in what journalists are calling a "two-hour nightmare". Nightmare for him is more like a dream come true for us! Is water now more valuable than oil? Check out this article about the growing scarcity of freshwater. Live Forum Chat with Dori and ValAre you craving some time with the girls? Dori and Val will be live on the forum on 9-9 at 9am (Pacific Time). Don't miss this opportunity to talk with your favorite podcast hosts, Dori and Val. Ok - Rob, Jillicious and (ta-da) Marketing Assistant Rachel might be there too!  Composting ToiletsSo you're already a fan of composting, but are you ready to make the leap to composting human waste (aka humanure)? We give you the low down on composting toilets so you can decide if it's the right choice for you. Visit LetsGoGreen.com for the basics about composting toilets. They have everything from how they work to why they're good. Here are some good brands to check out: Bio Drum by Sun-Mar Envirolet Biolet Composting Toilet Systems, Inc. More of a DIY person? Then you'll want to check out The Humanure Handbook for everything you need to know about building your own composting toilet.   Essential Oil of the WeekGeranium is an essential oil that's balancing, helps relieve symptoms of PMS and Menopause and is downright relaxing. Blends well with citrus oils. Click here to get some for yourself. Listener EmailsOnce again, we have a bunch of great e-mails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com And don't forget our forum to post articles, links, and speak your mind! Kristi sent us this article from Economist.com about e-waste in the tech industry. Welcome aboard to new listener Carrie who wanted to let us know about Fox Ryde Gardens. They provide healthy alternatives to many chemical-based personal care items. Thanks for the tip Carrie! Jessica sent us a link to her cool blog The Green Adventure where small groups of friends can take part in baby step challenges to make the planet a healthier place. Way-to-go Jessica! Catherine from Huntington Beach discovered Etsy.com listening to another podcast (it's OK Catherine, we won't hold it against you!). It's a great place to buy and sell all things handmade. Thanks Catherine! Flowers that smell like cocoa? Could it be so? Steve wanted to let us know about Chocolate Cosmos, he buys his at jungseed.com but you can also check out Lingle's Herbs for other hard to find herbs and seeds. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype ? Get it - it's free! 

DATE: Thu, 24 Aug 2006
SIZE: 29.8 MB
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More Hip Than Hippie - Picture This

More Hip Than Hippie - Picture ThisWe take a snapshot (ha-ha, get it?) at how eco friendly photo taking is and can be. We found some interesting information we think youâ??ll enjoy. As usual we have some great beer and chocolate as well as fantastic listener email. Keep â??em coming!Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery. Chocolate Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Deep Forest Mint. Hip News and FindsFinds: Find the cheapest gas in your town at GasBuddy.com. From junk to fun, visit aGaiN NYC for fun handbags and accessories made from recycled materials. Got a rooftop garden in your area? Take a photo and enter Ecological Home Ideas magazine's Gardens In The Sky contest. NewsAccording to The Salt Lake Tribune, women like tech toys more than shoes. We're not so sure about that one, but you'll have to read it and make your own conclusion. Get your very own EDUN ONEtee designed by Ali Hewson, Bono, and New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory. Not only will you look hip wearing it, but you'll be supporting the Campaign To Make Poverty history. California Industrial Hemp Farming Act passes final Senate vote. Live Forum Chat with Dori and ValAre you craving some time with the girls? Dori and Val will be live on the forum on 9-9 at 9am (Pacific Time). Don't miss this opportunity to talk with your favorite podcast hosts, Dori and Val. Ok - Rob, Jillicious and (ta-da) Marketing assistant Rachel might be there too!  Be Kind To Humankind Week August 25-31That's right folks, there is a whole week dedicated to being kind. So be nice dammit! Check out http://www.bekindweek.org for tips and ideas. Alert Alert!There is a coupod in this weeks show. Listen for details. Picture This- taking a look at camerasHave you ever wondered if there was a more eco-friendly way to take pictures? Well, lucky for you we explore this topic and shed some light on what goes on in the darkroom. Go to Silvergrain for eco-friendly photo developing chemicals. Are you reluctant about getting a new digital camera due to a lack of personal funds? Check out Casio's Trade In, Trade Up program to save a few bucks. Need to recycle those single use batteries? Call 2 Recycle will help you keep them out of the landfill (which, by the way, it is illegal to dump batteries in the trash in many states such as California). Listener EmailsOnce again, we have a bunch of great e-mails. Keep 'em rolling in at hip@greenfeet.com And don't forget our forum to post articles, links, and speak your mind! Kayla just got back from a trip to Vermont. She has some great links to places she visited. She discovered Endangered Species Chocolate (good timing Kayla) and here's a link to find a food co-op in your area, http://www.cooperativegrocer.coop/coops/ She discovered Wolavers (although we get the impression she's too young to indulge) but trust us, Kayla, this is good organic brew. BJK sent us a link to CNN.com about how the lovely FDA has approved viruses as a food additive. Still not sure about this! Laura is a new listener. Yay! Question is "How do I get rid of junk mail?" Here ya go! Stop Junk Mail NewDream.org Email us at hip@greenfeet.com. Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. Send us a voice message at our Skype address "morehip" or +1 530.554.2605. Don't have Skype? Get it - it's free!  

DATE: Thu, 17 Aug 2006
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More Hip Than Hippie - A Chat with Hip Jim

More Hip Than Hippie -A Chat with Hip JimHipJim, formerly known as EcoJim, is really Jim Hartzfeld, Managing Director, InterfaceRAISE Vice President of Sustainable Strategy, InterfaceFLOR Commercial Immediate Past Chairman, U.S. Green Building Council Busy guy? Just a tad. Yet he found time to chat it up with us two hipsters about the work happening at Interface and all things sustainable. We think you'll love him as much as we do. Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing Company. Chocolate Dark Chocolate Coffee and TiramisĂ?º Dark Chocolate courtesy of our new best friends The Chocolate Traveler. Hip News and FindsFinds: Pure Fun Cotton Candy -It's natural, certified organic, vegan and kosher. Eat yourself sick! NewsGore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe -care of USA Today Lebanese Oil Spill May Rival Exxon Valdez Disaster Living Alone is Bad for the Environment Live Forum Chat with Dori and ValAre you craving some time with the girls? Dori and Val will be live on the forum on 9-9 at 9 am (Pacific Time). Don't miss this opportunity to talk with your favorite podcast hosts, Dori and Val. Ok -Rob, Jillicious and Intern Rachel might be there too!  Our Interview with HipJim from Interface CorporationWant to find out more about Interface Corporations Sustainability Practices? Take a listen to fellow Podcaster, Hipster and all-around great guy, Doug Pilgrim and his show Sustainable Business Practices/ The Interface Conversations found at http://www.sbpradio.com. HipJim sent us some links and info to give us more insight into Interface as well as to expand our knowledge. Here they are mostly in his words (they were too good for us not to use) http://www.interfaceglobal.com - The Interface home page. Note the "Mission Zero" promise in the lower left. We know of no other multinational corporation to state such a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). The prime design element is the voice box. We are using this to demonstrate that we need new, authentic conversations about what really matters. Our message is not about telling the world we know the answer. It's about our goal to build a new dialogue. http://www.interfacesustainability.com - Our "living" sustainability report on the web. http://www.InterfaceFLOR.com -our residential carpet brand. First and foremost, it's about the joy of design. These are the guys that have the R&R (return and recycle) program we mentioned and products that contain PLA and kenaf. The new catalogue has a funny spread about the new installation method that prohibits the need for glues, tack strips and those smelly, weird guys you don't know coming into your home. We make no promises about the ones you know. Their products are more expensive than the cheap wall to wall carpet you buy, but not more than people spend on area rugs. The best part is you can design the rug yourself on- line, it arrives on your doorstep by UPS, you can pick up a square and clean it when it gets stained, and you can ship it back to us for free when you're done. We'll reuse or recycle it and promise the carpet won't go to the landfill. http://www.florcatalogue.com/ "The Corporation" -here is the website to this chilling documentary about the founding of the modern corporate entity and its current behavior. We don't necessary believe and support all the positions taken by the film, but use it often to begin conversations with suppliers and customers about how business should be conducted. If anything, you could say that our mission is to demonstrate an alternative business model to that depicted in the film. http://www.thecorporation.com/ (DNV - we will be watching it this week -it just arrived in Val's mailbox) Powering factories with landfill gas -Here is a link to a CNN story done on our landfill gas project. Yep, we use methane than comes out of landfills to power our factory to make carpet. And of course, the electricity is 100% renewable through renewable energy credits, too. Prius Contest -"The Big Squeeze" -Here's the article about Ray Anderson and me competing on fuel mileage. (DNV - Read this -its hilarious!) The photograph provided by Brian Gassel, TVS ©2004 Listener Emails Tracy sent us a photo of last years Christmas stocking to show her dedication to high quality, high cacao content -way to go Tracy! Smart Chick Sara sent us this article from Treehugger.com about a brewery in Greenland that's brewing beer with the melting ice cap. Cindy is freaking out about plastic. Breathe deep, Cindy. Here's the article that caused her hysteria. Here's the photo from Ready Made Magazine I promised about the plastic bag purse. Cathy sent us an article about food coloring - made from beatles. BJK sent us this article from CNN.com on a South African Hotel that pampers worms. Just shows worms and humans can live harmoniously. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. 

DATE: Wed, 09 Aug 2006
SIZE: 28.4 MB
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More Hip than Hippie - Back to School

More Hip than Hippie - Back to SchoolIt's that time again! Dust off those backpacks, sharpen those pencils and be prepared to study. We've got loads of great tips to make this years Back to School adventure more eco-friendly than ever.Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Butte Creek Organic Revolution X Imperial India Ale. This one packs a whollap! Chocolate Denman Island Cocoa Loco Canadian Chocolate Hip News and Finds Senate Saves Amtrak from Bush Ax-Again Will Chocolate Fuel Your Next Car? Join the Great Stove Changeout For Cleaner Air in California. Get the details at http://change4cleanair.org National Fresh Breath Day - August 6th. Yes, we've missed it, however, it's never too late to have fresh breath. Here are some products to keep your kisser kissable:Weleda's Children's Tooth Gel Uncle Harry's Tooth Powder Organic Triple Action Toothpaste Back to SchoolIt's Back to School Time!As moms, we're pretty excited to see our kiddos off to school - not so sure how they all feel about it. However, being prepared and ready for action always eases the pain. Here are some sources to ensure your troops are ready for learnin'.School Supplies. Check out Office Depot - they have lots of green products. Just read labels and ingredients.www.officedepot.comYou can find recycled vinyl binders at Green Earth Office Supply Check out newdream.org for earth friendly back to school tips. GREAT organization and worth the membership.To- GoWare Stainless Steel Lunch BoxHemp BackpacksKlean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles Listener EmailsBJK sent us this piece from the BBC: BP shuts down 12 Alaska Oil WellsListener Kayla sent us some links regarding Green Jeans. Here are some companies offering eco friendly versions:http://delforte.com http://www.howies.co.uk http://www.arne-carlos.com Here's the link to Nylon Magazine - they discussed green jeans in the August issue Doug took a looksey on Ebay and found some vintage metal Partridge Family lunchboxes. Great ideas for kids whether it be Scooby Doo or Jimmy Neutron. Not sure if these vintage babies are still here but take a gander: http://search.ebay.com/Don gave a shoutout to the podcast Environminute who mentioned on their July 26th, 2006 episode a new process for manufacturing biodegradable plastic bags. Here's our pick - BioBags. Completely compostable as they're made from corn. Excellent!Christine emailed us this article from Treehugger.com about Ikea. She also wanted to hear this song about Ikea by Jonathon Coulton. Visit his site www.JonathanCoulton.com. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com.

DATE: Thu, 03 Aug 2006
SIZE: 28.4 MB
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More Hip than Hippie - Green Jobs

More Hip than Hippie - Green JobsSo, you want to find a Green Job? This show has some tips, resources and general info on how you can identify, locate and/or create your Green Dream Job. We've got finds, news and some great Canadian chocolate and English Brew.Beer and Chocolate:Beer: St. Peter's English Ale Chocolate: Den man Island Simply Dark Organic Belgian Dark Chocolate courtesy of listener Cindy. Finds & Hip News:Finds: Check out the updated list of the new 7 Wonders of the World. We didn't realize how old the last list was! Val's newest find is Ecological Home Ideas Magazine. Get your subscription at www.ecologicalhomeideas.comCan't find a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in your area? They'll come to you! Check out doortodoororganics.com.   Hip News: Dori posted it on the forum under the "interesting link" section. Go check it out! Essential Oil of the Week: Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil. Green Jobs - What, Where and HowA Visit With Jason Trout Tune in for our chat with Jason Trout - Green Entrepreneur Extraordinaire! He's the co founder of www.planet-save.com, www.greenbusiness.net, www.theactionblog.com, and is a partner in www.redjellyfish.com. Yeah, he's kinda busy. But he took some time out to chat with us over some beer and chocolate. Here are some sources for green jobs: www.sustainablebusiness.com - a free source of leads and tips www.ecojobs.com - this is a subscription based service, but may help you find the green job of your dreams. It features jobs, degree programs and internshipswww.simplyhired.com - type in key words such as "green, organic, sustainable, etc" and you can find jobs available in your area.www.coopamerica.org - We talked about them many of times. Have you joined yet?1percentforplanet.com - great source of companies making the pledge to environmental practiceswww.greenbusiness.net - Yes, Val is particularly partial to this one. There's a small monthly fee to partake but the information, sources and contacts are priceless.www.environmentalcareer.com - check them out.www.enviroyellowpages.com - green job listingswww.ecoemploy.com - for environmental job listings. Here's the application we discussed in the "Become a Green Advocate in Your Job" portion of the interview. Fill it out and take it to the powers that be in your organization with some ideas on how your company can reduce waste and its environmental footprint. Greenfeet.com is a proud two year winner of this award.  Listener Emails Doug is back! He responded to Allison in NYC regarding her "guilt" for getting a new AC unit. Have no fear Allison! Figure out how much power your AC uses and buy the Energy Credits from Native Energy! www.nativeenergy.comThe other Doug found by using a waiters cork screw/bottle opener he tends not to bend the cap. Hmmm - we haven't mastered that yet. We'll keep you posted. www.drinkstuff.comCalvin - a brand new listener is going to be a freshman. And, while he suggested a Back to School Episode (Calvin - can you read minds?) he also wanted us to know that New Mexico's power supplier (PNM) has a wind farm on the Eastern Plains of his state. Cool. Alison has a pooch named Barley Boddington. We're in love! Here's the pic of her favorite canine. Todd shared this article from Smithsonian Magazine entitled "Corn Plastic to the Rescue". Interesting read Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. 

DATE: Thu, 27 Jul 2006
SIZE: 30.9 MB
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More Hip than Hippie - In Bed with Debra Lynn Dadd

More Hip Than Hippie - Podcast #58 - In Bed with Debra Lynn DaddHave no fear, we're still rated PG(well, ok, maybe PG13)! This week we consult with the Queen of Green herself, Ms. Debra Lynn Dadd. Author and fellow Green Diva, Debra crawls into bed with us to discuss creating a healthy, chemical free bedroom. You gotta listen to this one! Dori's recovering from being ill on her vacation (can you say blah?) and we have lots of great listener email. Tune in! Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Drop Top Amber Ale by Widmer Brewing Company Portland, Oregon Chocolate Our stellar listener Cindy brought us back some chocolate from her visit to her native Canada. She sent a few different varieties so we'll be spreading it out. This week its Botticelli's Double Dark from AlpineConfections, Inc in B.C. Canada. Yippee! Finds & Hip News: We're a tad light this week as Dori was laid up in bed eating chocolate and watching her soaps. Not really, but Val thinks she was faking being ill. Note: Val will be discussing her black eye next week once Dori reads these notes.We found this great piece in EarthTalk Ă¢?? a newsletter from the folks at E Magazine. It's about the better environmental choice: cork wine stoppers, plastic stoppers or screw caps. Check out the August/September issue of Ready Made Magazine. It's chock full of cool ideas. Val also caught up on this months issue of Plenty Magazine and its got some great articles. If you haven't read it, give it a whirl. Dumpster Diving linksdumpsterworld.comgoddessofgarbage.commake-stuff.co mdumpsterdiving.meetup.com In Bed With Debra Lynn DaddOur chat with Debra Lynn Dadd was a hoot. She's smart, funny and a fellow diva. What's not to love? Visit her website at www.Debralynndadd.com for all sorts of fantastic information as well as her ebook on creating a healthy, natural bedroom. She's the author of Home Safe Home and an expert in her field. Welcome Debra!  Listener Emails Patrick found a source for the multi-switch power strips we were talking about last week. Check this out www.bitsltd.netDoug turned us on to www.groovygreen.com. Kinda like Treehugger. Cool site.Kate requested some help in sourcing some products to help clean the carpets at school not loaded with toxic chemicals. Kate try these two products. You may be able to locate them in your area or look for oxygen based cleaners.OxyBoostEcos Carpet Cleaner Linda is located in Gauteng, South Africa and needs some assistance in finding a source for goats milk products. Can someone help her out? If so, please post on our listener forum .Patrick ADORES our singing. Ok, he actually politely insinuated that he hates it. What a shame. Anyhoo, he wants our feedback on this site to see if its all about greenwashing. Post feedback on the forum please!Marc sent us a photo of the ultimate green roof located in Toronto Canada (eh?). It's build entirely underground. You Canadians are pretty smart folks! Check out this photo.Onawa is from OK (Oklahoma) City and is going to be a new mommy. We are so excited for you! We promise to do a show on healthy pregnancy - soon! She's included a photo of her with her OK friends. Here's a shout out to all of you!The lovely Jill-icious sent us this link from Wikipedia about Global Dimming (Does this mean we're getting dumber? Hmmm)John Romano (one of our favorite Music Men) has a new site promoting ethanol as a way to decrease our dependency on foreign oil. Please pay it a visit, shoot him an email to say hi and tell your friends. www.e85-now.com Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. 

DATE: Wed, 19 Jul 2006
SIZE: 27.0 MB
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More Hip than Hippie #57 - An Interview with Danny Seo

Danny Seo is in the house! Perhaps you know him as Editor at Large for Organic Style Magazine, Author, or Television Personality. We know him as one of the coolest guys in the "green" world. He has a new book called "Simply Green Parties" and he's here to discuss it, how he got his inspiration and he dishes on Oprah.Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Blackberry Boude from Etna Brewing Company Etna, CA Chocolate: Green Tea Dark Chocolate Finds & Hip News: Yes, this was posted on the forum, but promised to post it here. Chocolate that won't melt.Both Cold Play and Pearl Jam have “cleaned up? their tours by committing to offset carbon pollution. Right on!From Eco-Alert “Take a Cue from Canada? (eh?) Shout OutsAnnaChiara from Ecohappy.blog spot.comListener Sue Crocker for her blog mentionListener Toya for posting a nice comment on Francine from Lyon France's blog. Thank you to everyone who voted for us at Podcast Alley - the comments are wonderful! Don't forget to vote for us at the Podcast Awards under “Peoples Choice? and visit our Myspace page at www.myspace.com/morehip  Our More Hip interview with Danny Seo Don't miss this interview with Danny Seo. He is very cool. While you're at it make sure to pick up his new book- "Simply Green Parties" Listener Emails Dave send us quite the email - it was fantastic! We'll post in on the forum under our show notes. We forgot to mention that he included a snippet from Monty Python called “The Undertaker? and a photo of his bee bag. Aimee is struggling to find the best way to travel between home and college. After she read this article she's looking for some help. We've given our tip - anyone else out there wish to chime in? www.alternet.orgSherri sent this piece you might want to peruse. Interesting. Christine in New York City sent over this article from the NY Times travel section on travel in Europe. Also included are links to the Istanbul based organization that places volunteers on about 70 organic farms throughout Turkey and is affiliated with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (www.wwoof.org) Klynch sent this little diddie about beer. How did you know? Another email regarding beer. Hip, Hip, Horray! Thanks, Eric! Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com.

DATE: Thu, 13 Jul 2006
SIZE: 28.4 MB
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More Hip than Hippie - Christmas in July

More Hip Than Hippie Pocast #56 - Christmas in JulyThis week we're talking holidays. Stop that whining - it's going to be ok, we promise. It's all about being prepared - have a strategy and setting some goals. We also have some ideas for homemade gifts you can start working on now. And, many of these ideas can be used any time of year. Our lovely intern Rachel joins us for the show and somehow we talk poop again. Hmmm. Please vote for us at Podcast Alley. Check out our listener forum to see what everyone is talking about. Beer and Chocolate:Beer: Stockyard Oatmeal Stout. Stockyard Brewing Company, Chicago, IL Chocolate:Villars Swiss Chocolate 72% Cacao content. Finds & Hip News:Winners of our 1st Anniversary Quiz:1st Place: Jannette Elvey2nd Place: Carolin Hamann3rd Place: Lynda DEach winner receives 3 tins of chocolate covered cacao nibs from our wonderful friends over at Sweet Riot. Thank you Rioters! Indulge, enjoy and do share (even if its just one - we understand completely). Here are the other items our winners received courtesy of Greenfeet.com. Jannette also wins an organic cotton, clay dyed shirt, an authentic recycled New York City taxicab desk clock, a set of recycled LP coasters and an autographed CD of Chance and the Choir.Carolin also wins a gorgeous bambu cutting board, a recycled bike chain bottle opener and an autographed Chance CD. Lynda also wins a beautiful beeswax honeypot luminarium. Thank you to everyone who entered - we have more great contests and promotions on the horizon so stay tuned!    How to turn your backyard into a registered habitat. www.nwf.org The Demand for Organic Food outstrips Supply Planning ahead for holiday gift givingDo it Yourself Homemade Gifts These ideas are for all of you "Hey I could make that" crafters who never get around to it because you run out of time. Take some time this summer while the weather is lovely and make something!  Candle Supplies: Here's a source for bulk soy wax to make either pillars or container candles www.unitedsoybean.org How about beeswax? www.beeswaxco.com Essential Oils for Scent www.greenfeet.com On the show we discussed the show Living Fresh found on the Discovery Home channel. Check it out - Host Sara Snow has great tips and it's an enjoyable show. (Canadians - check your listings. It might be available in your area.)  Listener Emails Katie sent us this interesting piece on Ricoh, manufacturers of office machinery, and their new plant based plastics.Eileen recommended this book called The The Omnivore's Dilema.She also gave us this great summer drink recipe we girls are going to have to try: Summer Beer3 bottles beer1 minute maid (or natural version) of lime-ade concentrate1 lime-ad can filled with vodkaStir, pour on ice.Do not drive!Esther, from Israel, found this cool product to clean your grills and other items around your home. It's made from powdered recycled glass! Julie from C -eh -N - eh - D - eh! Wanted to share two websites. www.storewars.orgwww.themeatrix.comCraig sent us the picture of rhino poo sculptures. Val thinks she wants one.Christine shared her love of the movie Down With LoveMatt aka m@ sent us this link from the UK on Swampy - their local protestor.Lizzie sent us a bunch of links from Squidoo - one of her favorites.www.squidoo.com/plasticbagswww.squidoo.com/gr eenblogs See ya next week when we interview Danny Seo. Email us at hip@greenfeet.com . Don't forget to vote for us at podcastalley.com and podcastpickle.com. 

DATE: Thu, 06 Jul 2006
SIZE: 26.8 MB
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More Hip than Hippie - Green Camping

More Hip Than Hippie Pocast #55 -It's camping season!With summer heat and long, lazy days the timing is perfect to head for the hills. This week we dish some tips and ideas for a trip that's all about leaving smaller footprints while having a great time. We've got some great beer, chocolate and you, our listeners. Tune in!It's a new month – Please vote for us at Podcast Alley. Check out our listener forum to see what everyone is talking about. Beer and Chocolate: Beer: Sac-Squatch Scotch Ale from the Sacramento Brewing Company. This stuff packs a wallop – 7% alcohol content so it's not for lightweights! Chocolate: We decided to give mainstream chocolate a go - see if it lives up to its name. Ghirardelli Intense Dark Espresso Escape. Cacao content 60% (wha? Intense? Woosies -but, does it taste good?) Finds & Hip New