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Vegetarian Zen Archive (Episodes 1 - 100)

Vickie Velasquez & Larissa Galenes

Vegetarian Zen Archive (Episodes 1 - 100)
32 min2015 APR 13
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In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen Podcast, we offer tips to make your home eco-friendly.  First, we let you know why “traditionally-made” furnishings such as furniture, mattresses, pillows, and linens fall short on the sustainability spectrum.


Next, we let you know what to look for when shopping; things like ecologically-harvested wood, bamboo instead of hardwoods, non-toxic finishes, and natural fibers.


Finally, we let you know where to find these types of eco-friendly home furnishings.


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Here’s what we mention in this episode:

* The Peas and Carrots Society (on Facebook)

* Casper 


Certification Organizations


* Certi-pur

* Forest Stewardship Council

* Global Organic Textile Standard


Resources Used for this Episode

* OEKO-TEX Standard 100

* What makes the Casper mattress unique?

* Become Certified 

* The 10 Best Green Upholstered Furniture Companies


Recipe of the Week

* Puff Pastry Pillows


Quotes of the Week

Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans / the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.

— Susan Sontag


Thanks for listening!

Peace and Veggies,

Vickie and Larissa