Happy Friday the 13th and on to round two of The Manly Green Weekly Roundup! Last week, I posted my first weekly roundup, a curation of the most interesting things I’ve come across in the past week.
I’m on a mission to help my fellow man live happier more fulfilled lives. I think that this can be done by living a simpler, greener, more sustainable lifestyle – something that I think many people overlook and write off as liberal-hippy-hype.
Most of us are looking for a way to make life better. Many, however, are seeking a quick fix but true change is developed over time.
I hope this list and The Manly Green make you think, inform you, and inspire you to make yourself and the world around you better.
1. Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion
This new reality show exposes 3 fashion bloggers to the less than fashionable truth behind the vast majority of the clothing sold around the world.
These 3 bloggers spend long hours sewing, seated next to the very people who are working hard to keep us supplied with cheap t-shirts… and they don’t like what they see.
How many hands worked to bring you the goods that you end up buying? Where does your clothing come from? What kinds of practices are you supporting with each dollar you spend?
As more and more people become aware of the impact they have on the world through their purchases, things will change. More sustainable products come into the market everyday. Many industries are cleaning up their habits and making working conditions better for their employees. This change, however, is happening very slowly.
You are important. Your actions have an impact on the greater global community.
Originally Found @ feelgoodstyle.com
2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate
Yet another debate on climate change. This one, however, is a little more fair and balanced (just like Fox News).
I’ll let the above video speak for itself because I am, after all, not a scientist… oh, wait! I am. Almost forgot. Nevertheless, great work John Oliver.
I’m an environmentalist. You hopefully figured that out at this point.
Unlike what some may think, however, as an environmentalist I don’t hate industry, economic progress, and the free market. I love all of those things and think they are some of the exact solutions we need to use to make the world a better place.
I’d love to work with companies on the Forbes 500 list and ensure that their products and services generate positive social change, through ecologically mindful sourcing of raw materials from communities that are enriched as a result of being part of a global value chain.
The Forest 500 zeros in on the power players that are making big strides to stop global deforestation. Interestingly enough, many companies on the Forest 500 are also on the Forbes 500 (Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Unilever…).
Originally Found @ TreeHugger
Related to deforestation: wood.
Wood isn’t inherently bad. I love wood. The smell of rich mahogany. The digital wood grain background on The Manly Green.
If harvested wisely, wood is an amazing natural resource that will continue to provide for us.
This awesome DIY project uses a tree branch to make some great looking manly coasters. If you have any fallen branches around your yard and want to summon your inner woodworking Ron Swanson, this the perfect weekend project for you.
And then its all formed into a bark – I really didn’t mean to develop a whole tree theme in this post, it just happened.
Some of my most favorite things, all wrapped up in one sinfully delicious confection.
I’m hoping I get some of this for Valentine’s Day.
You can find the full recipe here.
6. Our Actions Are Like Dominos
“There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.” – Joseph Addison
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