There are a number of days throughout the year that aim at bringing global attention to the Planet. One of the oldest is World Environment Day (WED) and it takes place every year on June 5. What is WED? World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Past WED celebrations…

When traveling it’s not always easy to identify the words organic and eco-friendly in various languages. I made the mistake of assuming that by using ‘organic’ in English or ‘biologico’ in Italian everyone automatically understood what I was saying. Far from it! I also tried google translate but this solution doesn’t work all the time…

I decided a while ago that Oreeko.com’s general cookbook review policy would feature only cookbooks that highlight vegetarian or vegan recipes that are easy and practical to replicate. Despite being the first cookbook we review, “The 4-hour Chef” by Tim Ferriss doesn’t quite advocate this philosophy. But it’s such a cool book, that I had to bring…

The necessity of buying new items to decorate or furnish a house is always an option. But the idea of recycling and refurbishing is very rewarding for the environment and your wallet. I’m always curious to find and share with you interesting transformations from around the web, such as this interesting project of using a…

Aria’s Pretty Little Liars Eco Look – Did you enjoy the last episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars “Love ShAck, Baby”? It was thrilling as usual! I still can’t believe that Ezra might be ‘A‘ but you never know what surprises are in store for us. Anyhow, I’m not here to review the episode as much…

After visiting ‘Il Fontanaro’ (an organic farmhouse in Umbria, Italy reviewed here), I fell in love with farmhouse decor and started appreciating vintage and antique furnishings, the concept of slow living and the beauty of a simple lifestyle. In this blog post I collected various pictures of what an old vintage table could look like if it’s recycled and…

During the last week of a 21-day juice fast in Austria, it was time to explore my surroundings. I discovered the Vorderkaserklamm Canyon, an ancient natural area in the Lofer Steinberg mountains in the greater province of Salzburg. Vorderkaserklamm is part of a system of three other canyons and caves all located within less than 2 KMs (1.2 miles)…

In the preceding post, I questioned whether there was such a thing as a truly green, eco-friendly and sustainable prefab house. If there was, did it look like an embarrassing wooden cottage from times bygone? Our first case study is Connect Homes, a Los Angeles, U.S.A.-based company that builds and delivers eco-friendly homes and specializes…

  Eco-Friendly. Prefabricated. House.   If you were thinking “Hansel & Gretel” as the next word, you are not alone. It’s quite common to imagine that eco-friendly prefab houses are cute small wooden cottages with slanted roof tops worthy of being stashed in a forest. I also thought of them like that until recently. What’s…

When traveling, I always try my best to eat organic and healthy food. I find that most restaurants serving these types of food have until now always provided a much more interesting eating experience than a ‘typical’ restaurant – from a quick bite to formal dinners and everything in between. For my flash trip to Washington,…