Consumeless for a year

A journal of a year of consuming less and consuming sustainably

Green search engine 05/01/2010

Filed under: Energy,internet — Karin @ 23:01
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Sorry for over-posting tonight! But I got a tip about a green search engine I’d like to share. Their servers run on green energy and with each search they say you save a part of rain forest. Sounds good. However, I’m slightly concerned by the fact that Yahoo and Bing apparently have a large share in this initiative. But hey, it can’t hurt to try! I’ve installed the toolbar and will test it out.

The video below explains how search engines add to climate change and how Ecosia (hairball!) works. I like the fact that they constantly show you how much forest you’ve already saved. And please pay attention to the amusing banner about harassing Google :-).

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Pet food 03/01/2010

We’re nearly out of dog and cat food, so we have to buy new. This is the first time we really think about sustainable food for our pets so I started searching for ‘green’ food. I knew the brand Yarrah, which is sold at our local organic food store. We’ve once tried a test package of catfood of this brand with our cat (which we don’t have anymore), but we didn’t really like the fact that the cat pooped much more because of the food. Now this would not be an issue anymore because we don’t have a litter box in our house. The cats can go out as they please. We haven’t tried Yarrah dog food yet.

Searching for organic food, I also found another brand, called Defu. They have both dog food and cat food and are slightly cheaper than Yarrah (mainly because the animals have to eat less of it every day). And Defu has the Demeter trademark, so it is biodynamic, which is even better than organic because stricter rules are applied by the trademark organisation. I’ve ordered a small package of both dog food and cat food at Zooplus, to test whether our pets will actually eat the stuff before we buy big bags (which is much cheaper).

I couldn’t find more organic (or sustainable in any other way) pet food  that is sold in the Netherlands. If someone else has any tips or suggestions, please let us know!!

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