Goodbye Proprietary

Living clean and green is not an easy prospect...

Buy this, don't buy that. This is toxic; that's safe. Oops, that takes too much energy.

I'm reading a book called Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, by a chemist and an architect. They forge a vision for a world where we can safely buy and live, without worrying ourselves practically to death.


...this is a blog where we can dream out loud about that world...where we can tell industry and government, "This is what I I'd love to have." And where we can share our own inventive ideas that are free for the taking— forgetting about guarding every great thought as "proprietary."

It is also a place where we can pass on information to each other, to say, "Hey, I found this product, this way of life, etc... why don't you try it on for size?"


...stay tuned for our first inventive idea, compliments my nine-year-old daughter Sara... all about energy that could come from fitness centers.

Photo by Sara Barkat.


Blogger Haddock said...

We've started using products from Ecover. So far we have used the washing up liquid & clothes softener. Many years ago these 'green' products were not very good at cleaning, but they have improved a lot. The ones weve used so far we have been very pleased with :)

7:13 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Haddock... great! I like BioKleen for the laundry... somehow the smell of grapefruit seed cheers me.

And a novel thought... who really needs clothes softener? Awhile back I stopped using it, and the sky didn't fall... though my grocery bill did! :)

9:25 PM  

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