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Co-Op America's opened voting for their People's Choice Award for "your favorite green businesses." Hopefully we're among them, but even if we aren't we do encourage you to vote -- it's very helpful as a consumer to hear about businesses that people strongly recommend. Vote here; the winner will be announced at the San Francisco Green Festival on November 10.
Did you know that the "action sports apparel industry" is switching to natural and organic fabrics? Hey, I read it on the Internet; it must be true! And it's not just Patagonia (who we love) who is using organic cotton and hemp any more -- even Quiksilver has organic cotton Ts! Nike and Levis are increasing the amount of organic cotton they use in their products, too. It's always encouraging to see more of a demand for sustainable fibers -- the hope now is that there will be enough available! (" "We are looking at a minimum of 30% growth with existing brands and retailers," said Calahan Klein, "and we have indications that conventional cotton farmers are likely to convert to organic, with brands now actively looking at supporting new yarn development."")
Mother Earth News had another article about eating locally that's interesting; check it out here.
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