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Walton Arts Center Announces its Second Annual Artosphere Festival, Celebrating Connections between Arts, Nature and Sustainability

Green Lifestyles - Walton Arts Center Announces its Second Annual Artosphere Festival, Celebrating Connections between Arts, Nature and SustainabilityArtosphere: Arkansas’ Arts & Nature Festival is a multi-week festival dedicated to celebrating artists, influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives. More information about Artosphere click here.

“This is a new kind of festival for Arkansas. Artosphere was inspired by the natural beauty of our state and regional focus on sustainability. We’re proud that last year over 15,000 people experienced nature, the environment and sustainability through a different lens with over 80+ arts and nature programs and events. This year, we hope to reach more audiences to make a bigger artistic and economic impact on the region.” -Peter Lane, CEO and President, Walton Arts Center. Read More »

CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPS

Green Lifestyles - CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPSBraintree, Massachussets-based Geo Labs has confirmed the presence of Chrysene in the waters in and around Perdido Key, Florida. This substance was detected and absorbed by OPFLEX POM POMS and SWEEPS (OPFLEX is listed on the EPA’s National Contingency Plan) submerged near the beach just outside of Eden Condominiums on February 18th, 2011.

Geo Labs CEO, Dave Kahler stated, “We have now built a database of samples from Venice, LA to Pensacola, Florida utilizing EPA testing protocols. This is the first time we have detected Chrysene, which is most concerning as it is showing up in the water close to the beaches in Perdido Key, Florida.” Read More »

What Does Green Tayst Like?

As their website states, Tayst Restaurant is the first (and so far only) green certified eatery in Nashville, TN. What began as chef/owner Jeremy Barlow’s desire to buy only locally produced food spiraled into a full-on one man green movement. Barlow found that as he researched local food, he became more and more interested in the entire growing process of that food. Since nearly everything that happens to food affects its flavor, this led Barlow toward sustainable organic foods and that led the chef toward greening other aspects of the restaurant as well. In addition to using only foods grown locally which are pesticide- and fertilizer-free, Tayst recycles, composts, and continually works toward reduced energy consumption and an ever-smaller carbon footprint.

The Tayst menu offers a wide variety of items from an “Escargot Pot Pie” to goat cheese grits, bison with cranberry relish and tobacco gnocchi gratin to strictly vegetarian offerings. Since there is an attached wine bar, each selection on the menu has a recommended wine with which to pair it. First courses start at $7 and mains start at $17.

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