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When Animals Adopt: Lessons of Love and Adoptive Stewardship
2008-06-11 14:00:00
?Love has no bounds? is an old cliché. Everyone loves ?love?–from Valentine?s Day paraphernalia to sappy greeting cards. And environmentalists say they love nature, love the Earth, love a place...
More About: Animals , Lessons , Adopt
Of course cycling in Australia is healthy, but what to do with the cars
2008-06-11 13:03:00
  Despite more evidence that cycling is universally good, this time in the form of a report showing that it saves the government $227.2 million in annual health costs, there is still no denying there...
More About: Cars , Asia , Australia , Cycling , Oceania
Countdown to the California Clean Tech Open
2008-06-11 10:07:00
Looking for a ten thousand-fold return on your investment? For just $250 and the time it takes to complete a three-page application, you could be the next $100,000 winner of the California Clean Tech ...
More About: Financing , Open
A Species in Your Name for a Lifetime of Service? Priceless
2008-06-11 03:39:00
Now here’s a heart-warming story to make us forget, at least for a time, all the depressing stats regarding U.S. workers: a guy who spent 37 years as the mailroom supervisor for the Academy of...
More About: Philadelphia , Service , Pennsylvania , Lifetime , Priceless
Nuclear Power Plant Construction License Application Making Progress in Mar
2008-06-11 02:01:00
It has been darned hot on the East Coast, and the electric companies have been asking their customers to conserve power whenever possible, especially in the heat of the day. Each day this week one of...
More About: Power , Nuclear , Construction , Nuclear power , Progress
McCain and Obama Differ on Energy
2008-06-10 23:56:00
Following on from Monday’s article from Low Impact Living, “Who’s the Greenest? Obama vs. McCain”, I’ve decided to take a bit more of an in depth look at their policies....
More About: Energy
The Eco Message Is in the Bag, Part I
2008-06-10 23:53:00
From A to Z and across the globe are earth-friendly status bags for every imaginable purpose. I start with Alchemy Goods where founder Eli Reich combined his green lifestyle with a misfortune in...
More About: Fashion , Message , Part
Tap Water Is OK
2008-06-10 23:20:00
Restaurants in seven cities across the US are part of the initial wave of the Food & Water Watch “Take Back the Tap“ Campaign. “The consumer advocacy group is working with...
Nobody?s Really Going Green ? Most Companies Just Pay Lip Service
2008-06-10 22:46:00
A new report from Arthur D. Little, Sustainable Performance shatters my perception that companies are whole heartedly going green. An analysis of the report at Green notes this...
More About: Companies , Service , Lip Service
Mad About Mad Cow
2008-06-10 22:05:00
80,000 in Seoul, South Korea protest U.S. beef over mad cow disease: Would boycott work better? What burgers are to the United States, a good marinade of galbi (barbecued beef) is to South Korea. ...
More About: United States of America
Columbitech Greening-up the Wireless Industry
2008-06-10 22:02:00
As one of Green Options resident geeks (I claim to be the highest ranked) I naturally tend to drift towards the more technological stories. This one had me perplexed for a moment however, but only...
More About: Wireless , Industry , Greening
Sunsmart :: Soleo Organic Sunscreen SPF30
2008-06-10 21:51:00
If you insist on getting a tan this Summer (and if you’re like me you can’t resist having a little St Tropez glow, although I must confess … mine comes from a bottle) - or you spend...
More About: Skin Care , Organic , Sunscreen
Senate Republicans Block Windfall Profits Tax on Big Oil Companies
2008-06-10 21:50:00
Democrats fall eight votes short of preventing filibuster With gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, Senate Democrats wanted the U.S. government to throttle back on the billions of dollars in profits...
More About: Politics , Companies , Republicans , Oil , Policy
Basil Bounty Makes Perfect Pesto
2008-06-10 21:50:00
I was over at my lovely mother-in-law’s house yesterday, and I noticed how well her window box full of herbs (a gift from my husband and me) was doing. The basil was out of control–in a...
More About: Basil , Perfect , Pesto , Bounty
Eco-Libris: ?My Green Bookshelf? with Ron Gonen of RecycleBank
2008-06-10 19:43:00
Editor’s note: Our friends at Eco-Libris rolled out a new feature on their blog last week. “My Green Bookshelf ” focuses on green VIPs and their relationship with books: their...
Made in the USA: IsaBooties Eco-Friendly Soft-Soled Shoes for Babies and T
2008-06-10 18:24:00
I always cringe when I see babies and toddlers in hard sole, inflexible shoes, as if their feet are bound like Chinese girls a hundred years ago. Little feet need to grow naturally, without the...
More About: Babies , Shoes , Soft , Made , Friendly
Fabulous Recycled Fabric Paper from Soolip
2008-06-10 18:11:00
This week in Fabulous Fabric s, I’m venturing a little outside the normal to include a recycled fabric product that’s halfway between fabric and paper. On Kim Kight’s yummy fabric...
More About: Paper , Fabrics
ROI of Green Investing, Part 2
2008-06-10 18:00:00
In my last post, I talked about the ecological and social outcomes one might wish to support via green investing. But what about the financial return on investment (ROI)? Financial ROI (profit) is...
More About: Green , Investing , Part
Green Homes Made Affordable
2008-06-10 17:27:00
“When will I find a green home in my price range?” It’s a question often heard from sustainability devotees who have been keeping an eye on the growth of the green housing market,...
More About: Development , Green , Homes , Made
Responsible Travel
2008-06-10 17:09:00
In recent posts we’ve covered feel good travel from sexy eco hideaways to green goddess retreats, which all in all, really got me curious about finding more ways to travel responsibly. Looking...
More About: Reviews , Travel
Teatro del Agua: The Seawater Greenhouse ?That Can Change the World?
2008-06-10 07:55:00
Seawater Greenhouse inventor Charles Paton teams with the Eden Project and Grimshaw Architects to create the Teatro del Agua . I last posted on the Seawater Greenhouse in February. After writing that...
More About: World , Change , The World
Toyota Announces New 516-Mile Range Fuel-Cell/Electric Hybrid
2008-06-10 07:27:00
FCHV-adv Hybrid Boasts Twice the Range of the Previous Model There are lots of reason to want to live in Japan, but being able to lease the new Toyota Fuel -Cell Hybrid sometime this year is now high...
More About: Hydrogen
Do Peru?s Mysterious Chavín de Huantar Ruins Provide Hints As to Why Some C
2008-06-10 06:58:00
My family recently visited a place in Peru that we had wanted to visit for a long time. While not as famous as Machu Picchu, the Chavín de Huantar Ruins are quite fascinating in their own right. Most...
More About: Mysterious , Hints
Green Celebrity, Film, and TV News
2008-06-10 03:15:00
Where else would you find Jessica Alba’s baby, Angelina Jolie’s movie, Emeril Lagasse’s TV show, and Ed Begley Jr.’s book in one blog post?! Read on after the jump for more on...
More About: News , Events , Celebrity , Film , Green
Travel Green: Bicycling in the City
2008-06-10 01:33:00
There is one thing Pittsburghers can agree upon, besides the greatness of the Penguins or Steelers. That is: “there’s way more bikes on the road this year, aren’t...
More About: Travel , Green , City , Bicycling , In the City
Pandora?s Jukebox
2008-06-10 01:01:00
While we’re up to our lovely ears in luxury eco-products and services, I’d like to dematerialize things for a moment. Painted here is Pandora , with the myth in mind. This post, however,...
More About: Jukebox , Reviews
Lovin? Fresh: Kohlrabi & Squash Empanadas Recipe
2008-06-09 23:20:00
  Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden.   Kohlrabi season is upon us!  Rejoice and partake! And it looks...
More About: Recipe , Squash , Empanadas
Bags with a Consience
2008-06-09 22:31:00
We sure do love our tote bags around here. Target, denim and sail cloth; yup, we are definitely in love. So, to add to our never ending list, I submit to you - Conserve. Just like Be Sweet,...
More About: Bags
LEED Double Platinum for Construction Offices
2008-06-09 21:48:00
The headquarters of a construction firm in Michigan has the distinction of being the first building to achieve LEED “double platinum” certification. What is more, according to the...
More About: Commercial , Double , Construction , Platinum , Offices
A Unique Award For Social Entrepreneurs ? Mix and Mingle With the Big Guys
2008-06-09 20:58:00
What do Tom Szaky, CEO and Co-Founder of TerraCycle, and Priya Haji, CEO and Co-Founder of World of Good, have in common? No, not just that they have been featured on our site, they are both past...
More About: Social , Unique , Guys , Award , Entrepreneurs
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