Fairphone review: ethics trumps everything else | Technology | The Guardian
Finally! Something like this is being made.
The Fairphone is the first smartphone to attempt to change the status quo to use ethically sourced materials and manufacturing, but is it a decent smartphone too?
Source: Fairphone review: ethics trumps everything else | Technology | The Guardian
She drags you kicking and screaming
to the root of your separateness
until you are forced to expand
the conditions upon which
you allow yourself to be loved.
excerpt ¤ Jennifer Lothrigel 2013
What is your pencil’s history?
Newspapers, old money, CD cases, plastic cups, wood scraps, tires and even blue jeans can get recycled into pencils!
Something to consider while you’re busy creating the future, scrawling in your notebooks.
I am forever amazed by the creative ways people stop waste from reaching landfills.
**Purchasing recycled, eco-friendly office supplies can really set the standard for future schools and workplaces. Plus, it sends a message to companies that endorse cheap-labor and poor environmental laws by saying “I CARE! THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SUPPORT.“ **
It may seem more expensive at first, but if you substitute that fancy coffee or an unnecessary bus ride, you can use the money you’ve saved to buy various recycled, earth-friendly alternatives.
I try to think of it this way:
- Paying a bit more now will help me pay less later (more demand = lower price)
- I genuinely feel good about knowing what my money goes towards.
- If I continue to make cheap purchases now, I will be spending more in the future (things breaking, extreme weather etc.)
- Corporations use slave-labor (extremely under-paid women & children) because I want things to be inexpensive.
- Spending an extra dollar gives working families a better quality of life.
- Quality of land and water are not considered or cared for when it comes to cheap products.
- By supporting corporate companies out of convenience, I am endorsing the possibility of corporate dictatorships fueled by economic demand and poor politics.
I know it is just a pencil, but the ideas are progressive and inspiring.
Sometimes change happens with little things that eventually add up to really big things.
Facebook; Creepy or Connected?
Windows 10; Creepy or Connected?
When the free upgrade for Windows 10 launched, I jumped.
I thought it was a good thing to get the free upgrade and in my stupidity I did not consider that I was the guinea pig for bug fixes, updates and discovering new flaws to the operating system.
What started my general dislike for this system is having to get a Windows Live account. It’s been YEARS since I used MSN!!
(I also thought it strange to have to LOG IN to my computer using an online account)
When I read the Terms & Conditions I learned about all these ‘security features’ and things Microsoft learns from your computer.
-*ALWAYS READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS*-
I felt pretty uncomfortable with Cortana and immediately searched for ways to disable all features that can collect information such as my name, nicknames, calendar events and more. It took a lot of work and I had to do some digging to modify the system in a way I felt was safe and maintained my privacy.
After a lot of thought, I reverted back to my original operating system because there were far too many things about Windows 10 that I did not like including everything mentioned below.
I strongly suggest any PC users read this article. NOW.
Top 5 Gripes about Windows 10 – Major Geeks
(the reason I wrote this post)
THANK THE PC GODS THAT YOU CAN GO BACK TO WINDOWS 7/8.
Notepad DIY – 99% Recycled, 100% EASY
So you discovered this because you wanted to know what Agenda Resurrected is
… or maybe you didn’t.
What you REALLY WANT must be to learn how to make cheap, easy and efficient notepads that give paper an extra life before being sent to a recycling centre.
First thing’s first: Do you have a bunch of scrap paper?
(click the pics if you need to see a description of the steps)
Note: I thought I’d try something new by using the Gallery function.
If you find it difficult/annoying/strange to read, let me know in the comments!
~~ I’m also curious to hear what you had for breakfast.
This Agenda’s new life – 18
GO GREEN #18
Is it possible to not create any garbage for an entire week?
Check out some tips from NO TRASH WEEK!
** Hey Ladies!
Consider for a second how much garbage we create when we menstruate.
There’s an alternative! My last 5 periods have been 100% trash-free! :} bragbragbrag
What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!
… occurs when a source —such as industrial waste, urban runoff, or garbage— contaminates the water.
– Go Green Agenda Resurrected Project
This Agenda’s new life – 13
GO GREEN #13
Use a bucket of soapy water to wash your car — only use the hose for rinsing!
Only 1% of our planet’s water is fresh, liquid, and usable; 97% is saltwater; 2% is frozen in glaciers and polar icecaps (as of 2012)
What’s going on? Agenda Resurrected!