“The M&G Garden” 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 was a modern take on the traditional kitchen garden and a garden that really spoke to me. RHS Chelsea Flower Show M+G Garden 2011 RHS Chelsea 2011

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Patagonia 2011

Wend Magazine

This land has been many things to many people. For Magellan and Drake , it was the land of giants. For FitzRoy , it was the beginning of the end. For Darwin , it was a trip that would change his life. For Jeremy Button , it was his home, then his curse. For St-Exupery , Patagonia was his muse.

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RHS Chelsea 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The end of May 2011 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the prestigious annual event held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. Chelsea Flower Show 2011 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Bulldog Forge Garden RHS Chelsea 2011

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Buy Nothing Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Friday, November 25, 2011 is By Nothing Day and, maybe, we should just do that; by nothing instead of all running to the stores and buy, buy, buy.

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Great Kestrel Count 2011

10,000 Birds

If you do know what a kestrel is, particularly an American Kestrel , our buddy Robert Mortensen came up with a constructive way to finish your Labor Day weekend… The purpose of the Great Kestrel Count 2011 is to celebrate the the ABA Bird of the Year, introduce someone to birding, and have fun.

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PhD Comics: Halloween 2011

Environmental Economics

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Backstory: Digiscoper of the Year 2011

10,000 Birds

The results of the Swarovski Optik Digiscoper of the Year 2011 have just been published and once again, they show just what is possible with a telescope and everything from a cheap compact camera to a semi-pro DSLR.

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Best Bird of the Year 2011

10,000 Birds

2011 is about to become 2012 and birders the world over are taking a look at their year lists and reminiscing about the awesome sightings and devastating dips that they have experienced.

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Reel Rock Film Tour 2011

Wend Magazine

In February 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, and Corey Richards became the first to achieve this alpine dream by summiting Gasherbrum II, surviving -50 degree temperatures and a massive avalanche. The fall adventure movie season kicks off in Boulder next week with the Reel Rock Film Tour.

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Staycation UK 2011

Green (Living) Review

It would very much appear from the numbers of visitors to and users of local parks that this year – 2011 – staycation may have been bigger than in the previous years.

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Lunar Eclipse June 15, 2011

Sustainability Ninja

The last eclipse to exceed this duration was in July 2000,” astrophysicist Fred Espenak wrote in NASA’s eclipse guide for 2011. Eco News lunar eclipse 2011A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon so that all or part of the sun’s light is blocked from the moon. Today’s eclipse is important because of how long it will last. “The total phase itself lasts 100 minutes.

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

Green Traveler Guides

The 2011 winners. Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |.

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Happy Earth Day 2011

10,000 Birds

What is Earth Day? A holiday created to inspire awareness and appreciation for our natural environment in those who might not consider such matters during the rest of the year. Am I the only one who finds it ironic that those who might observe Earth Day are the very ones who already understand and appreciate nature? No matter… who wants to be a Grinch on a holiday anyway?

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UK Aware 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK Aware, in 2011 now in its 4th year, is Britain's only sustainable living consumer show and the 2011 show is the second UK Aware event that I have attended for the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW. UK AWARE UK AWARE 2011At about 1010 GMT Joanna Yarrow, the sustainability expert and TV presenter, who has greened the Premier League and helped Ariel turn to 30 degrees, opened the show.

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Birds of Chicken Inferno 2011

10,000 Birds

For 13 years now, friends and family have been gathering in an undisclosed corner of Potter County, Pennsylvania during the third weekend of July to create a glorious giant chicken of wood, straw, and gunpowder only to burn it. See why we keep the location undisclosed?

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Killing Birds in Cyprus – Fall 2011 Version

10,000 Birds

Summer is ending, and that means the birds are migrating again. In Cyprus it also means that the hunters and trappers are active again. It starts with the trappers, who’ve been at it for weeks now. BirdLife Cyprus started their Fall monitoring program weeks ago.

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London Green Fair 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, June 2011 : The London Green Fair, developed from the Camden Green Fair, has been running on the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2011 at Regents Park, just north of the heart of London, and I took the opportunity to go up to there for a gander on Saturday. London Green Fair 2011

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

10,000 Birds

By Julie • March 14, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky. March 14, 2011 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Jon Gassett, Commissioner One Sportsman’s Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Dear Mr. Gassett, I am a writer, naturalist and artist with a special interest in human/bird interactions.

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Earth Day 2011

Sustainability Ninja

” Today, those people are encouraged to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online at act.earthday.org/ and to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve things on our precious planet. Eco News earth day 2011This year’s Earth Day has a slogan – “A Billion Acts of Green.”

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Route To The Future 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first weekend of October 2011 (Oct 1-2) saw the first “Route to the Future” event organized by “Bricks & Bread” and staged at Loseley Park, near Guildford, in Surrey.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

In the United States, so much seems to be happening towards the end of October. Not only is baseball hitting the very apex of what excitement it arouses, but the storylines in the National Football League are just beginning to manifest in reality rather than in the empty space between commentators.

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World Tap Water Week 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Well, it is that time of year again. It still feels like only yesterday that we celebrated the first World Tap Water Week last year and here it is once again.

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The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011

Green (Living) Review

The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011 on the Opening Day by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For the first time since 1935 a ‘royal' house has been built at the Ideal Home Show, which runs from the 11th - 27th March at London's Earl's Court.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

Happy Halloween! See how I assume you celebrate Halloween no matter where in the world you live? Must be the way you’re dressed… The best bird of my weekend was Tufted Titmouse , which has become more prominent here as we approach winter.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2011?

10,000 Birds

‘Tis, as the say, the season to be jolly. So why am I so harried and anxious? Must be because I haven’t finished my holiday shopping… it may be fair to say I haven’t even started it yet!

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Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011 by greenwise on January 24, 2011 Biofuels Digest released its top 10 predictions for the biofuels industry for 2011.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

It was a gusty weekend in New York City and environs, with fall finally feeling like fall is supposed to feel. Sparrows have almost completely taken over for wood-warblers and temperatures are finally waning as is only proper. How was your weekend?

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How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. There you have it: 5 simple, inexpensive steps to live greener and save money for 2011. And best wishes for 2011.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2011)

10,000 Birds

Last week, I mentioned how odd the weather has been around here. By odd, of course, I mean absolutely lovely. I know these patterns are atypical for western New York. I’m still curious about what my fellow naturalists have noticed: has the weather been odd by you? How so?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2011?

10,000 Birds

December owns an outsize reputation among months due to its status as the Northern Hemisphere’s gateway to winter, though hosting Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, and sundry other holidays doesn’t hurt either!

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Audubon Magazine Photography Awards 2011

10,000 Birds

The deadline is September 5, 2011, so get to snapping! Audubon Magazine features some of the finest nature photography you’ll ever have the pleasure to behold. If your nature photography dazzles the eye and delights the imagination, you should consider entering this year’s award contest. If the phenomenal prizes don’t inspire you, the level of competition should! Asides Audubon photography

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BASE 2011 – A small review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BASE 2011, the Conference and Exhibition there Business meets Sustainability The Brewery, London, EC2 – Wednesday, February 16. 2011 Great venue and great conference.

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Largest Indoor Christmas Tree in the UK features at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Green (Living) Review

The largest real indoor Christmas tree in the UK at 15metres high and over 7 metres wide, has been unveiled as the central feature of this year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas between the 16th – 20th November 2011, at London’s Earls Court.

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2011?

10,000 Birds

November has arrived, which means many of us in the United States are trying to figure out where we’ll be taking our turkey dinners towards the end of the month.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2011?

10,000 Birds

The shadow of Halloween is falling over the United States as we speak, foreboding haunted hijinks for celebrants, especially the junior set. Have you ever seen anyone birding in costume or even done it yourself?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2011)

10,000 Birds

Don’t you just love sharing your best bird of the weekend with people that actually appreciate exciting sightings? Precious few are fortunate enough to work in an office where avian observations are swapped around the water cooler.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2011)

10,000 Birds

Sometimes a person should keep his fool mouth shut. Before the weekend began, I opined about how October felt like a real fall month as compared to the capricious climate swings of September. Then the freezing rain began!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2011)

10,000 Birds

Welcome to online retail heaven (or online retail hell if that’s the way you’re wired.) We hope everyone who celebrated the American observance of Thanksgiving enjoyed a delicious holiday. And to all of you, Happy Cyber Monday!

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2011?

10,000 Birds

How highly do you value a three-day weekend? For me, time of year exerts a significant impact on the worth of extra days off. Plus I work all the time, so I don’t really get a weekend! But this is about you, right? Does a three-day weekend in late fall mean as much to you as one in late spring?

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