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An ECO Christmas

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ECO-BENEFITS OF CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS* While Christmas trees grow, they replenish the air with oxygen; just one acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen to support eighteen people.* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Originally Posted on Sept 5.

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Green Hero: Gili Islands’ Delphine Robbe

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Delphine Robbe: the Gilis' green guardian. Today, that translates into a monthly operating budget for GET of nearly US$4,000, a huge sum in a country where, in 2008, the average annual income per capita was less than a tenth of that. “We’re | Gili Eco Trust |.

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - 53 min - Jul 6, 2008 [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. link] By Megan Quinn From Permaculture Activist Havana, Cuba -- At the Organipónico de Alamar, a neighborhood agriculture project, a workers' collective runs a large urban farm, a produce market and a restaurant. Farmers pose with their produce at a farmers' market in downtown Havana.

Chart: The Black Triangle Suffocating Beijing | Mother Jones

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In 2008, Beijing pulled off what some (myself included) considered a miracle: banishing choking smog to reveal an Olympic city bathing in blue. 2008 December. FREE CONNECTIONS FOR GREEN SINGLES. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture.

Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

The empty skyscrapers stand in silent testimony to both the 2008 world financial crisis and a more localized crisis in smart urban planning. Green Prophet met up with Salameh to get the full story. Green Prophet: Congratulations! “Green” is in my blood.

How to Build A Floating Island

Green Earth Journey

Eventually, the shade produced by the plants will protect the bottles from degrading in the sun. Tags: bottles envronment blog clean lake floating eco eliminate green trash river pond plants island water net pollution

Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

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Nestled in the hills and landscape of north-western Jordan, lies a green oasis with an eco-minded philosophy: Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE.). The park opened to the public in 2008.

Vegan Health Starts - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

If you buy mainly from the produce and bulk sections youre reducing packaging from your kitchen, which is another eco bonus.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Green Earth Journey

Choose green electricity. Explore green design features for your building, like passive solar heating, a rainwater catchment or grey water recycling system, and recycled materials. Choose furnishings that are second-hand, recycled, or sustainably produced. Garbage that is not contaminated with degradable (biological) waste can be more easily recycled and sorted, and doesn't produce methane gases (a significant greenhouse gas contributor) when stored in a landfill.

e-Books on Green Productivity

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21Mb) Asia-Pacific Water Resources Management Challenges Proceedings of APO International Symposium on Water Resources Management and Green Productivity, Singapore, 7-9 October 2003 (03-EV-GE-SYP-01) Click here to download the whole book. Tags: Technology Management Ebook Green

APO ebooks on Green Productivity

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Greening on the Go: A Pocket Guide to Green Productivity ©APO ISBN: 92-833-70457 Based on the original Train the Trainer Manual for Green Productivity. Lynn Johannson of Canada was commissioned by the APO to produce this pocket guide as a user friendly tool.

A Call for a Green Enlightenment

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The Worldchanging Canada Team November 11, 2008 7:40 AM This article was written by Lynn McDonald in February 2007. We need a comparable "green Enlightenment" to prompt the next set of reforms: those necessary to combat climate change. So must the green Enlightenment now called for.

5 great green Maui beach resorts

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Green travelers can find lots to enjoy , and often gravitate to the island’s eco-friendly bed-and-breakfasts, small inns or organic farm stays in the less-touristed North Shore , East Maui and Upcountry. Grand Wailea: big fat green vacation. | Kapalua to Wailea |.

Making a Life (Green Living)

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Community involvement can be immediately local and place-based, or it can be virtual (on the Internet) or temporal (at a Green Festival or renewable energy fair). As it turns out, much of our income-producing work does not command high compensation.

15 Future Wonders of Green Technology

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Written by Urbanist on July 8th, 2008 As the world increasingly focuses on sustainable initiatives, green architecture is a booming industry. Architect David Fisher has proposed a plan for rotating towers that produce all of their own energy through wind power.

A 'Green New Deal' can save the world's economy,

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Switching direction and concentrating on 'green growth', he says, will not only prevent such catastrophes, but rescue the world's finances. The new, green economy would provide a new engine of growth, putting the world on the road to prosperity again.

Fracking Wastewater Threatens to Drown Ohio | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

23, 2013 10:55 AM PST Tweet billb1961 /Flickr First, the good news: Using the process known as hydraulic fracturing to create natural gas wells produces less wastewater than wells created using more conventional methods, according to a new study in the journal Water Resources Research.

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40 steps on the personal path to green

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Getting your fingers dirty by growing your own food--even if it is just some basil on your windowsill--is the quickest way change your thought patterns about other green issues. Collect all of your trash each day and so you can see how much you produce. Find a "green" mentor.

Making a green revolution

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by Ted Glick October 23, 2008 “Just because we can’t sell shares in nature doesn’t mean it has no value.” Friedman’s “Hot, Flat and Crowded—Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America,” Michael Brune’s “Coming Clean—Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal,” and Van Jones’ “The Green Collar Economy—How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.” It takes a systemic approach to produce a systemic response.

San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Now, however, it’s the green revolution.

Is nuclear power green?

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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #983, October 30, 200 8 [link] [Rachel's introduction: How can people judge whether a technology is green or not? They can compare it to the 12 principles of green engineering and the 12 principles of green chemistry. Here we compare nuclear power to these green principles.] On the other hand, sometimes we are told that solar, geothermal and tidal power are what we really need to "green" our energy system.

Green Chemistry: Better Living Through Nature

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But the new science of green chemistry offers the possibility of products that are "benign by design," modeled on natural processes. Tags: Technology Audio Science Green [link] The chemicals we manufacture for modern needs are complex synthetic compounds. Most are untested and some are toxic to nature and the human body. Join us as we explore how by following the lead of nature we may be able to transform petro-chemistry into biochemistry.

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

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The most direct strategy for achieving these goals is to reduce consumption and produce locally: reduce the community's overall consumption, and develop the capacity of local farmers and manufacturers to provide for the community's basic needs. ARTICLE: 3 July 2008, Mountain News (N.M.)

Food for Thought: Eating Local in the Face of a Global Food Crisis

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Yet in 2008, for the first time in decades, the number of undernourished people actually increased. By choosing organic and locally produced food, people can grow their communities and local economies, and at the same time help the environment.

8 Ways to Green Your Battery Use

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by Trey Granger This story is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where we showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas. You may be saving energy by working off batteries, but you’re also producing waste when the batteries die. Tags: Electronics Green You may not realize how often you use batteries until you have to operate for a few hours without electricity.

Green homes: Building on eco-friendly solutions

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Green Building Council and a 5-star rating from Austin Energy's Residential Green Building Program. Green Building Council. The homeowners collected rainwater, used geese droppings for fertilizer and produced their own bio-gas from cow dung. Since then, Treviño has always wanted to build green. When she and her husband moved to Austin from Buenos Aires in 1999, they found themselves in a city with a green building program.

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Top 8 Ways to Go Green on the Cheap

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[link] By Sarah Fister Gale November 17, 2008 Whether you work in a five-person office or 5,000-person factory, there are dozens of initiatives you can implement to reduce waste, use less energy, improve efficiency and get your employees involved in shrinking your company's environmental impacts. This is the first, and arguably easiest, green decision a company can make. Tags: Green

What's wrong with what we eat?

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His weekly New York Times food column, The Minimalist , meshes accessible and inexpensive ingredients with "anyone-can" cooking techniques to produce exceedingly delicious dishes. Tags: Health Food Green

Mitigation strategies for Peak oil

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More than a decade will be required, under the most favorable circumstances, for the collective contributions of substitutes to produce meaningful results. The BBC series Tales from the Green Valley follows historians and archaeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts.

8 Ways to Green Your Technology

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From: , Earth 911 , More from this Affiliate RELATED ARTICLES 8 Ways to Green Your Recycling 8 Ways to Practice Product Stewardship Weather Channel Details Earth Day Campaign 8 Ways to Green Your Home Technology is a HUGE part of our daily lives. Manufacturers are beginning to respond to this by producing devices with less/no hazardous materials, so look for these in the future. series, where we showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.

One Planet Living

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Tags: Sustainable-development Urban Economics Green Community

Beyond Simplicity

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The statements in the Simple Lifestyle Calendar which we have produced for 24 years and our 60 issues of the ASPI Technical Paper series, along with many talks and conferences given on conservation would make one conclude that we are committed to voluntary simplicity.

Living Wealth: Better Than Money

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In case after case, the projects displaced poor people and disrupted essential environmental processes to produce benefits for those already better off. Tags: Sustainable-development Economics Green

Rewilding Canada Through Vertical Farming

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Karl Schroede r November 10, 2008 5:00 AM [link] Rewilding Canada was written by Karl Schroeder in July 2007. Vertical farms, however, are the ultimate monoculture: factories producing standardized tomatoes, potatoes and tilapia.

13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

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MAGAZINE GRAPHIC, 2008. Examples: Sweden taxes CO2 emissions, carbon-based fuels, and domestic flights, and cut taxes for labor and green fuels. Just, Green and Beautiful Cities :: Transit-Oriented Development top Nuclear Guarantees What: Using taxpayer money to subsidize nuclear power.

Save the world

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Look for – and ask for - organic produce wherever you buy your groceries, or even better, shop at your local health food store which carries only organic produce. Shop Green. Tags: Photo Life-style Green

Newlife for Green Hotel

Green (Living) Review

Battlesteads Hotel in Wark, Northumberland, a holder of a coveted Gold Award from the Perth- based Green Tourism Business Scheme, has painted several of their rooms with the recycled water-based paint. said Katie Meyrick, the Green Officer of the Battlesteads Hotel. Battlesteads Hotel which is situated 12 miles outside Hexham has been shortlisted for the prestigious Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Award which will be awarded to the greenest hotel in the scheme.

Connected and Sustainable Mobility

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Timely maintenance: A rigorous preventive maintenance program geared to each vehicle manufacturer, ensuring that transit vehicles stay in good repair and produce fewer emissions.

Kite Power Could Generate Energy for 100,000 Homes

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Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands recently tested just such a technology, tethering a 10 square meter kite to a generator to produce 10 kilowatts of power (enough energy for 10 homes).

Community Solutions for Peak Oil and Post Carbon

The Green Changemakers

Plan B – The "clean and green" approach proposes using large-scale renewables like wind, solar, biofuels and hydrogen to maintain our high energy way of life and keep us complacent and consuming. Click on any question for the answer: Q: What is Peak Oil?