Browsing Month September, 2011

EcoXOXO: Put a Little Love in Eco Gift Giving

By | September 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm | One comment

Hamper made from repurposed plastic wires Where did summer go? It seemed to fly by - and with the holidays right around the corner, gift giving will be at the top of many people's minds.  Luckily, with a little help from New Jersey-based company, EcoXOXO, you can alleviate...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Responsible Fashion

What the Tea Party is Really Demanding

By | September 29, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

If only this group of angry shouters weren't puppets in a larger game. More on what's behind the Tea Party From Grist: Tea Party-backing Koch Industries is major carbon polluter From Open Secrets: Oil and Gas--Influence and Lobbying From Mother Jones: Rick Perry's Dirty...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Politics

Vermont Moves the Planet Toward Greener Future

By | September 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm | No comments

Photo by Get the picture Kev via flickr On September 24, folks sang, chanted, danced, and biked in the streets. These organized celebrations attended by tens of thousands were part of the Moving Planet day of action, which was “a global expression of unity, urgency and...

Posted in: Energy, Mindful Lifestyle

Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food

By | September 21, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

(Sources and much more info, linked below this text) In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here, rode the same wave of public opinion. In...

Posted in: Food, Green Cartoons, Science

The Circle of Plastic Life

The Circle of Plastic Life

By | September 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 5 comments

Photo of recycled plastic bags by anthonyfalla via flickr The past few months I've been setting in place some changes in my life in order to minimize my carbon footprint; becoming a vegetarian, using natural cosmetics, buying local, organic food, buying second-hand or...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Thousands of Anti-Fracktivists Gather in Philly

By | September 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Photo by Marcellus Protest via flickr This past week saw an organized anti-fracking demonstration outside of a Marcellus Shale Conference in Philadelphia last week. The New York Times published an important editorial that provided a quick and dirty summation of the...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Politics

Rewilding: Putting Elephants in Your Backyard?

By | September 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm | No comments

Photo by wwarby via flickr Have you ever thought about what kinds of animals live in North America, and how that compared to what existed here before humans recreated the landscape? Josh Donlan and colleagues from Cornell University have, and in 2005, suggested a radical but...

Posted in: Culture

With Knowledge Comes Guilt (And Carrying Rubbish Around)

By | September 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm | No comments

Photo by Simon- via flickr The other weekend my boyfriend W and I went to Holland Park to visit the Japanese Garden and have a break from packing up our belongings, ready to move house. We admired the peacocks, marveled at the massive carp, wandered across the stone bridge...

Posted in: Featurettes, Mindful Lifestyle

Tea Party Panda Bears

By | September 8, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

More info on Panda Poop Biofuel From Grist: Panda poop could revolutionize biofuels From the American Chemical Society: Panda poop may be a treasure trove of microbes for making biofuels Grist again: Even Tea Partiers don’t think environmental protection kills...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Science

Wind Energy Supergiants: Will Their Contributions Prove Successful?

By | September 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm | One comment

Photo by Ali_pk via flickr Recent reports from the World Wind Energy Association have shown three countries that have placed the most wind energy in 2011 from January to June: China, the United States, and India. The report was released in June of 2011 and shows that China...

Posted in: Climate, Energy

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