Thursday, April 28, 2011


We tested out the latest line of Envirosax.  As you can see, the new line is super cute - they have lots of great patterns and they participate in 1% of the planet which is cool.  The downside to the totes is that they don't have a structured bottom so your stuff can sometimes wind up in one big jumble.

Also, if you need to buy a tote bag (don't we all have about 50 by now?), you might look for one that's made from recycled materials (Envirosax are made from polyester).  Though it looks like now the company has a new organic series which is cool.

The takeaway? Don't use plastic bags! Keep a tote on you at all times (these handy devils fold up in your bag and they're cute!)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Into The Cold

One of us Green Team members had a chance to screen Sebastian Copeland's film Into The Cold.  

In a nutshell, the film follows adventurers Sebastian Copeland and Keith Heger through intensive physical training before embarking on a harrowing journey to the North Pole, the first HD documentary showcasing such footage. From personal reflections to last minute preparations, the story shifts when the two men are dropped onto the ice and faced with temperatures in excess of -50F degrees.  

This Green Team member liked it.  It certainly called attention to the dire state of the planet but in a way distinct from the onslaught of enviro docs.  The footage and the experience of the two hikers told the story of the environmental impact playing out in the arctic.  Worth watching for the incredible scenery, watching the remarkable feat of Sebastian and Keith unfold, and for a reminder we all need that everything is, indeed, connected. 

Film comes out on April 19. 

Find out more about Into the Cold