Fiftyrx3: Annatarian by Jill Danyelle
'After working in the fashion industry for five years Anna Mkhitarian decided to create a company that would utilize eco-effective design and her affinity for hand made art. Annatarian is a made-to-order dress company that uses vintage, organic and factory surplus textiles.'
Organic Authority: Polenta Crostini with Sausage Topping by Barbara Feiner
'If you're hosting a New Year's Eve party, or if you've been asked to bring a dish to a potluck affair, here's an appetizer that's full of flavor and easy to prepare.' Permaculture Reflections: "Sustainable" Defined by Scott A. Meister and Douglas J. E. Barnes. 'As environmental awareness has increased, marketers have seen the importance of including the word "sustainable" in their pitches, particularly if what they are selling is not sustainable. It's almost as if the definition has been twisted into meaning "beneficial" or "profitable."'
Two Steps Forward: Wal-Mart's Solar Energy Vision by Joel Makower
'It's been a busy holiday season for a corps of professionals, courtesy of Wal-Mart, and I'm not talking about store greeters or Santas. The retail giant recently issued an request for proposal, to install solar energy systems on its stores in five states - the largest procurement of solar ever proposed. Bids are due on January 5, hence the end-of-year scrambling.'
Worldchanging: Looking Toward 2007: What's Next? by WC Team
'In many ways, 2006 was a year of unprecedented success in raising awareness of the large planetary problems facing us, and of some of their possible solutions.' This week you can also read the Worldchanging writers' individual contributions to the What's Next series.