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I've had TheSnag since late 2007, but it's only been stocked and active since February 2009. I'm self taught in most things that I do- but then again, I'm one of the few people in the world working with innertubes on this level, so I don't know who would have taught me!

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I Love New York: BEA and Lightning's Espresso Book Machine

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, June 24, 2009 I Love New York: BEA and Lightning’s Espresso Book Machine I came to NYC recently to promote my new writing guidebook The Fiction Writer , at Book Expo America (BEA), North America’s largest book fair.

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The Urban Green Fair 2009, 20th September, Brockwell Park, Lambeth. Mark Thomas, best known for political stunts on his show, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product on Channel 4 will be returning again following his success in the Social Justice Zone speakers’ tent in 2007. The Urban Green Fair aims are principally to organise an outdoor ‘festival’, to: Empower, educate and enthuse people regarding current environmental issues, by effective and positive communication.

Celebrities root for reptiles as The Great Turtle Race 2009 begins.

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The magic of the Great Turtle Race is that it puts actual data from migrating sea turtles into a captivating, fun-filled format that draws attention to important biological research and inspires people to act on behalf of ocean conservation,” said CI Vice President Roderic Mast. This year’s Great Turtle Race event builds on the success of the first Great Turtle Race in 2007 that featured 11 female leatherbacks making their way from Costa Rica to the Galápagos Islands.

Why Does the Media Get it Wrong?

Green Blog

Take, for example, an article from March 2007, by Julie Wheldon, which proclaims “ Greenhouse Effect is a Myth, Say Scientists ” in the headline. Many people confused the terms “climate change” and “greenhouse effect” for the same thing. Photo credit: mroach.

METRO to charge five cents per shopping bag in its Ontario and Quebec stores starting June 1

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Projects can be submitted beginning September 2009. For only when people feel it financially will they, finally, remember to bring their own bags.

“Cosmetic Neurology”—the Cost of Cognition Enhancement…

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, September 14, 2009 “Cosmetic Neurology”—the Cost of Cognition Enhancement… I just helped my son move to the University of Victoria where he will live in residence for a year as he pursues his post-secondary education.


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I love to repurpose things that most people throw away -- I think it's important to resuse wen possible. Since December 2007 Is this a job for you or a hobby? Try to get together with other creative people in your area to share ideas and creative time.

Valkyrie's Heroes

The Alien Next Door

People were shot or disappeared for just thinking wrong thoughts or worse yet for someone else thinking they did or just being what they were. By 1941 more than 70,000 people had been killed under this program, many by gassing, and their bodies incinerated.

Choosing the Less Worn Path of Intuition

The Alien Next Door

Carlin Flora in Psychology Today (Vol 40, Issue 3: 68-75, 2007) defined intution as "quick and ready insight." In his article, “Intuition: understanding the nature of our gut instincts.” ( Scientific American Mind , June/July 2007) psychologist David G.

Prepare Yourself: “Shocking Weather Has Just Begun”…

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It sent several people to hospital from lightning strikes and caused over 100 forest fires in B.C. In various parts of the world, some people have even noticed that springtime comes earlier now than it did 30 years ago. At August 3, 2009 1:07 PM , Anonymous said.


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This is good for both the environment, Mars' image and people being able to buy snazzy upcycled products that have a very small carbon footprint. MARS, Inc.

Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, our new grazing plan called for so much monitoring that the BLM couldn’t quite do it, so I hired people to help. But people who grew up in town have come back, in large part to work on stream reconnections.

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Vintage Renewal

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It's been since October 2007, so about a year and 1/2 now. I work at an architectural antique showroom full-time and spend all day long showing people how to design with wonderful salvage pieces. I love showing people what they can do with the old to make it new and fresh again.

Treacherous Ice Storms in Kentucky—What is Gaia Saying to Us?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, February 2, 2009 Treacherous Ice Storms in Kentucky—What is Gaia Saying to Us? Meantime, people are trying to keep warm and many have fled to hotels (which are giving people a break in cost) or shelters.

Education for Rural People

The Green Changemakers

[link] This ERP Tool kit provides education and training materials for rural teachers, technicians, instructors, trainers, parents, researchers, extensionists and others involved in formal and non formal education for rural people. The Tool Kit draws on the experience, knowledge and skills of a wide range of experts involved in fields relevant to Education for Rural People and these technical inputs have been acknowledged.

Leeds bike loan scheme expands across universities

Green (Living) Review

It is delivering a portfolio of projects that will enable 2 million people nationwide to become more physically active by walking or cycling as part of their daily lives by 2012. Its vision is a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.

Sasaki Creations

Green Earth Journey

I was actually looking at what people were buying. By being alert to trends, and hopefully, love of our planet will be a lasting one, I realized that people are still buying, even in tough economic times, as long as it is a well made, and supports recycling in some form.

The Napa River Inn & Mumm's Sparkling Pinot Noir

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, July 21, 2009 The Napa River Inn & Mumm’s Sparkling Pinot Noir Neither Margaret nor I was terribly keen on joining the kids for the day at 6 Flags outside San Francisco. At July 21, 2009 9:36 AM , SF Girl said.


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Nature inspires me, family, friends and people, running, animals, dreams, photographs. since December of 2007. Name: ErinLee Shop Name: snaulkter Shop Link: [link] Location: NY Ships To: worldwide What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

Home is Where the Heart Is

The Alien Next Door

In an earlier post of mine (about the circular campus of UVic ), I explored the idea of the “circle” in architectural design and how it may affect people’s social interaction and intellectual performance. At April 13, 2009 7:57 AM , Karen said. At April 16, 2009 8:25 PM , SF Girl said.

Salts Clothing

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I love my craft and if I am going to make something I want it to be good for the earth and for people. Strong people, strong women. I have had an account since 2007 but I just started listing things in Dec 2008.


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I've had my shop on Etsy since August 2007, so for about a year and a half. I would encourage people to find a supportive group of crafters. Name: Laura Skelton Shop Name: prix-prix Shop Link: [link] and [link] Location: New Orleans, LA Ships To: Worldwide!

Sustrans celebrates ten years of volunteers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sustrans, the UK 's leading sustainable transport charity, is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its Volunteer Rangers and appealing for more people to come forward and help make a real difference to their local cycling and walking routes. Calculated using the Volunteering England 2007 median hourly wage of £10.14 It's a lasting legacy that will continue to benefit people across the UK for many years to come.'


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Fundraising Focus Shifts to Benefit Endangered Coastlines by Michael Smith (Veshengro) New York, December, 2009 – The second year of the National Audubon Society’s Pennies for the Planet, a national conservation education and action campaign for young people, kicked off on December 17, 2009 with a focus on protecting endangered coastlines. Now in its second century, Audubon connects people with birds, nature and the environment that supports us all.


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Amanda Golding, Communications Manager for said: “I think people are rejecting the brash consumerism of Christmas this year and want to do something which is more meaningful. The recession seems to have made people think more seriously about what they are buying – and they are finding that ethical goods need not be more expensive, than conventional products.

Activists to target Danish Ministry of Defense to highlight fate of climate refugees

Green (Living) Review

We will open their offices to the weather they are changing and to the people they lock out, so that the voices of all those dis-empowered by the COP15 process and border regime can be heard! There are, for instance, Gypsy People in Britain and elsewhere who do not have a birth certificate and hence cannot get a passport, thereby being denied the “ right to leave any country, including his own, and return to his country”.


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March 2009 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Dr. Stephen O. The scientists were recognized for their landmark paper: “The Importance of the Montreal Protocol in Protecting Climate,” which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(12):4814-4819 (2007). This paper also earned the 2007 United Nations Environment Programme Award for the “Best New Paper on a Montreal Protocol Related Topic: Science Category.” “The

Industry reacts to Defense Committee report on Security

Green (Living) Review

UK based aerospace activity had a turnover of £20bn in 2007, supporting a highly skilled workforce of over 164,000 people where 39 per cent have a degree and 2 per cent are apprentices (2,769). It is potentially well-placed to exploit further growth in the global marketplace with R&D spending in 2007 of £2.74 One can but wonder in which world some of those people live.


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SEBASTOPOL, CA, March 2009 : Transition US , set up informally in May 2008 by co-founders Jennifer Gray and Pamela Gray, has now become official. Transition US works in close partnership with the UK-based Transition Network ( ) set up in early 2007 to support the emergence and growth of the Transition Movement internationally.

Is bottled water unsafe?

Green (Living) Review

Both the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, recommend in reports released in the summer of 2009 that bottled water be labeled with the same level of information municipal water providers must disclose. Some people always think that our issue is with the plastic bottle and while that is true to some degree, in my case the issue is with the water being extracted, primarily.


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The report on the first-ever comprehensive monitoring programme of domestic small scale wind turbines in the UK , had as its main aim ‘to determine how the technology performs when installed in ordinary people’s homes’. Some people do not live in the real worl, methinks, and that on more than one level.

Studies conclude that urine use in the garden is a good green thing

Green (Living) Review

There is a certain grossness factor that would undoubtedly turn some people off of the whole idea of using urine on their veggie garden, but this is not such an outlandish idea at all and before we destine this for the rubbish heap, let us look at what is really going on here. In a 2007 Washington Post story they followed a study in which human urine was used to fertilize cabbage (cabbage was chosen because it requires a lot of nitrogen for strong growth).

Sustrans helps workers save money and stay healthy

Green (Living) Review

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans on Monday, April 27, 2009, launched its Active Travel workplace toolkit to coincide with the first ever Walk to Work Week. Joanna Davies, Deputy Director of Planning at ABMU NHS Trust West, said: “Investing money on walking and cycling infrastructure and staff facilities has increased the number of people actively commuting to work. “We

Wind farm planning approvals by local councils slump to record new low of 25%

Green (Living) Review

This week the capacity of operational wind farms will reach a record 4GW of installed capacity, however approvals of new wind farm applications by local authority has fallen from 63% in 2007 to just 25% so far this year, forcing more developers to appeal applications to the Planning Inspectorate. Winning approvals at appeal is second best for everyone, it is expensive, slow and cumbersome for developers and frustrating & confusing for local people.

An Overdue Ban On A Dangerous Sweetener

Green (Living) Review

More than 200 million people worldwide consume it. After saccharin, aspartame is the commonest sweetener, consumed by over 200 million people worldwide, and represents about 60% of the artificial sweetener market. Aspartame is a sweetener without calories, which helps people control their weight. In a July 25, 2009 letter to the new FDA commissioner, H.J. Aspartame in the bad books, finally.

Recession sets off great interest in efficiency

Green (Living) Review

According to a new survey from The Shelton Group, 71% of people considered buying energy efficient products "to save money" in comparison to 55% who said it was "to protect the environment." That's a direct switch from the group's 2007 and 2006's surveys. We must, however, also look to the future and green power programs must create incentives for people to build more renewable energy at a time when renewables are young. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is official now.

Royal Honour for Sustainable Transport Charity

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Award, which was officially announced on April 21, 2009, comes from the Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. In 2007 the UK public voted Sustrans the winner in the Big Lottery Fund's largest ever competition. When cycling with consideration other people also are not put at risk even when using the sidewalk.


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PACKAGING FROM MAJOR SNACK BRANDS GETS A NEW PURPOSE PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and TerraCycle Partner to Start Chip Bag Brigades to Upcycle Used Packaging by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Frito-Lay North America, a division of PepsiCo, announced on April 29, 2009 a new partnership with TerraCycle, an upcycling company that will take used packaging from Frito-Lay snack products and turn them into affordable, quality goods.

Recession is good for Climate Change, experts say

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 2007, the United States clocked in at 7.3 For 2009, though, the Energy Department predicts that the country might be end the year at 6.98 So, in a way, a recession and depression is good for the environment and the Planet but what does it do to the people. billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. billion tons. Are efforts to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide actually working, or is there something else going on here?