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Guilt-Free Hedonist

Guiltfree hedonist

In this Tyee series, we’re on a quest for ethical indulgences, and are looking for examples of food, shelter, clothing and transportation.

Fun is the key to each item’s enjoyment. And for many, ethics enhances this pleasure. For some, ethics about environmental standards, for others its social or about human rights. For some, it’s about being a die-hard guilt-free pilgrim, and for others it’s about dipping a toe in. Got a topic you’d like to explore? Email it to editor@thetyee.ca.

In This Series

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Jonesin' for a Ride?

Cruiser culture is about 'little kid fun'.

By Jennifer Selk, 8 Mar 2006


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Scallops, Uslurping the Oyster?

Smart aquaculture solutions are soaring.

By Heather Ramsay, 15 Mar 2006


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In Search of Ethical Gladrags

Is a locally manufactured wardrobe possible?

By Vanessa Richmond, 17 Mar 2006


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My Search for a Sport that Actually Is Pretty Fun

Including Radminton, rocker soccer and nude swim at the public pool.

By Elaine Corden, 22 Mar 2006


opinion

The Thrill of Thrift Hunting

An antidote to silly, feckless fashion?

By Dorothy Woodend, 31 Mar 2006


opinion

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The Dirt on Organic Wines

Are they vegetarian or vegan? And more fine distinctions.

By Bill Tieleman, 10 Apr 2006


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Couchsurfing 101

Exploring the social capital of the world's living room furniture.

By Enid Godtree, 21 Apr 2006


opinion

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'The Soul of Cloth'

Bamboo fabric and other alternatives to toxic fashion.

By Vanessa Richmond, 26 Apr 2006


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The Human Race

Running together at dawn, chasing small ecstasies.

By Dorothy Woodend, 5 May 2006


opinion

Clothes Make the Me

So who's making my personal statement fashion?

By Dorothy Woodend, 10 May 2006


opinion

Tomato

Lure of the Urban Veggie Garden

Digging for love, money, fame and sex appeal.

By Bryan Zandberg, 19 May 2006


opinion

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My Life as Ethical Test Driver

I tried everything from electric bikes to the trendy Prius.

By Allison Cross, 24 May 2006


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The Joy of ZZZZZZZZ…

In praise of sleep, my chief luxury.

By Steve Burgess, 7 Jun 2006


opinion

Seafood

Losing My Veginity

Why I'm putting out for local seafood.

By Trish Kelly, 15 Aug 2006


opinion

Chair

Confessions of a Mad Decorator

In search of recycled heaven.

By Shannon Rupp, 1 Sep 2006


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Ethics to a Tee

Slogan shirts are best way to get stuff off my chest.

By Miranda Post, 7 Sep 2006


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Women Fashion

Green Jeans

Organic denim zips into a new market niche.

By Vanessa Richmond, 18 Sep 2006


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Gladrags

Stalking the Perfect Coat

It's cold! Time to bundle up with an old friend.

By Dorothy Woodend, 15 Nov 2006


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Bagel

No-Dust Giving

This competition is about creativity, not consumption. Game On.

By Shannon Rupp, 12 Dec 2006


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Wood

My Knotty Problem with Wood

I've hugged trees. But I also wanted a beautiful wooden house.

By Heather Ramsay, 16 Jan 2007


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My Quest for an Indie Wedding

I'm walking off the beaten aisle.

By Jenn Farrell, 21 Mar 2007


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Gaming's New Boarders

Why board games are scoring video's players.

By Joseph Liau, 14 Jun 2007


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Nosh 'n' Ride: New Craze?

Tour de Blintz gives fresh meaning to the food cycle.

By Shannon Rupp, 16 Aug 2007


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Now's No Time for Bad Coffee!

A barista's guide to cost-effective caffeinated comfort in a cup.

By Sarah Buchanan, 20 Feb 2009


Kinder Morgan Approval Insults Democracy, Science and Economic Logic

It’s an irrational political decision and affront to Canada’s interests.

By Andrew Nikiforuk