Hi all,<div><br></div><div>As part of the Noisebridge&#39;s presence at the Engine Advocacy (<a href="http://engineadvocacy.com/">http://engineadvocacy.com/</a>) event on Dec. 8 (see below), I wanted to do some research/make some home-made toxin-free cosmetic products. </div>
<div><br></div><div>Considering how pretty much everything available in stores has yucky stuff like (or traces of) formaldehyde, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting substances (<a href="http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-cosmetics/">http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-cosmetics/</a>), and there are no laws in place to prevent the use of these substances in our everyday-use products, I thought it&#39;d be cool to figure out ways to make some basic things (like moisturizer/ shampoo/ etc) at home. This could be a business idea too, obviously, as I don&#39;t see enough of these products on the market (and/or its hard to figure out which products are ACTUALLY clean, and which just CLAIM to be so -- only way to know is to go through the ingredient list in its entirety). In any case, I&#39;m kind of interested in poking around to see what I can dig up/ make for the event. If anyone wants to get on board, or has any experience with home-made cosmetics, let me know! I&#39;m a total newbie in this realm.</div>
<div><br></div><div>Stay dry!</div><div>Olya</div><div><br></div><div><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Praveen Sinha <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:dmhomee@gmail.com">dmhomee@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">Hey Mitch, <br><br>Sorry for the late reply.  Sign up!  I&#39;d love to go!<br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div><div>
</div><div class="h5">On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Mitch Altman <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:maltman23@hotmail.com" target="_blank">maltman23@hotmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
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Today I received an email (copied below) from Paul Spinrad, a MAKE Magazine editor asking me, and Noisebridge, to have a table for people to learn about Noisebridge at an interesting kickoff party for Engine Advocacy.<br>

 <br>These people are focusing on small businesses (like the ones started at hackerspaces) to take a role in shaping the future of the US economy.  And they are seeing hackerspaces as part of this vision.<br> <br>I already agreed to be there to set up a table.  Anyone interested in joining me to represent Noisebridge at the party on 8-Dec, 7p-10p?  It&#39;d be nice to have a few of us there.  (And it should be fun, too.  :)<br>

 <br>The party is in SOMA in the City.<br> <br>Mitch.<br><br> <br><div><hr>
  



    
  
  
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      <div>Hi Mitch-- Derek Slater who used to be at the EFF but is now
        policy director at Google (maybe you know him?) is starting to
        pursue the big and exciting prospect of a new political advocacy
        org, <a href="http://engineadvocacy.org/" target="_blank">Engine
          Advocacy</a>, dedicated to encouraging innovation, grassroots
        entrepreneurship, making, net neutrality, and all that kind of
        good stuff.</div>
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      <div>They&#39;re hosting a party in SF on December 8, and they would
        love it if you and any other Noisebridge folks wanted to come
        and set up a table for people to learn about Noisebridge and
        other hackerspaces, and play with Trippy RGBs, Brain Machines,
        etc.</div>
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      <div>I&#39;m definitely going to this-- I think it will be very fun
        and interesting.  I hope you&#39;ll be in town that day and can make
        it as well.  If you&#39;re interested, please RSVP below and you can
        also email <a href="mailto:brittanysmith@google.com" target="_blank">brittanysmith@google.com</a> to
        coordinate whatever you&#39;d need for Noisebridge to represent
        there.  If so, I&#39;d love to help out at the table however you
        want.  Please let me / us know!</div>
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      <div>Best regards,</div>
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                        having a party. <a style="color:rgb(239,65,54);padding-bottom:4px;text-decoration:none">Join
                          us.</a></h1>
                      <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);line-height:22px;font-size:16px">We are a group of
                        entrepreneurs, artists, investors, and other
                        innovators.</p>
                      <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);line-height:22px;font-size:16px">We believe in the
                        value of decentralized, emergent, bottom-up
                        innovation; that the Internet is the most
                        powerful platform for innovation ever created;
                        and we want to shape public policies that allow
                        the internet to flourish.</p>
                      <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);line-height:22px;font-size:16px"><a style="color:rgb(239,65,54);padding-bottom:4px;text-decoration:none" href="http://hattery.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a6ca24352ac4277c6f63f9df8&amp;id=078b0ade10&amp;e=b7caaf9ed3" target="_blank">We&#39;re aiming</a> to change that and are
                        already having an impact in Washington. We&#39;re
                        ready to expand out, building this into a broad,
                        independent, diverse coalition and would love to
                        involve you. Starting with you joining us at our
                        party!</p>
                      <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);line-height:22px;font-size:16px"><b style="color:rgb(239,65,54)">Where:</b> Terra
                        Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco</p>
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                        8, 7-10pm</p>
                      <p style="color:rgb(102,102,102);line-height:22px;font-size:16px"><b style="color:rgb(239,65,54)">RSVP by:</b> December
                        5</p>
                      <a style="padding:10px;color:rgb(255,255,255);font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;float:right;background-color:rgb(239,65,54)" href="http://hattery.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a6ca24352ac4277c6f63f9df8&amp;id=dc7a46d6af&amp;e=b7caaf9ed3" target="_blank">RSVP</a>
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      <div>Paul Spinrad<br>
        <a href="mailto:pspinrad@makezine.com" target="_blank">pspinrad@makezine.com</a><br>
        <a href="tel:%2B1%20%28415%29%20401-5769" value="+14154015769" target="_blank">+1 (415) 401-5769</a></div>
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