Objekten’s Intelligent Ecology: Sustainable Design to Buy Once

Eco Chic

The adorable faux fur laptop cover (top), designed by Claire Debien, will not only keep your laptop protected and cozy, but it’s made from “haute couture-grade, formaldehyde-free, BS4569 flame retardant artificial fur (cotton, acrylic),” which is healthier for you and the planet (most faux fur not only feels junky, it’s smelly and seems to fall apart immediately, leaving bits of “fur” everywhere).

Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

Eco Chic

Her husband, a United Nations Development Program employee from Belgium, swells as he looks at her with pride. Ecofeminism Featured amazon fires Cannibalism climate change cobalt congo ecology extinction rebellion Feminism journalist lungs of the planet mining rainforest resource depletion sexual assault sexual reproductive health Technology trauma recovery women's rightsChouchou Namegabe at home in New York. Photo by Svetlana Jovanovic. “I

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Mummy limbs smugglers hide “loot” in speakers, foiled in Egypt

Green Prophet

On a plane to Belgium, the X-ray technicians noticed something fishy and looked deep inside the speakers. Knowing our planet’s peoples’ history, helps us persevere in our future. What would Tutankhamun say? Remember when mummies starting floating up in sewage ? This story is even better. Security officials at the Cairo International Airport foiled a plot to smuggle ancient mummified limbs out of the country in a couple of loudspeakers.

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Brewery Ommegang: Idyll Days Pilsner

10,000 Birds

But these days, with weather satellites in orbit miles overhead and meteorological forecasts for the entire planet at our fingertips, there’s no need to rely on some possibly rusty, roof-bound rooster to let us know which way the winds are blowing. Not that Belgium is any stranger to pilsner, the cold-fermented golden lager born in Bohemia that took the world by storm in the mid-nineteenth century, as any drinker of Stella Artois – Belgium’s homegrown interpretation – can tell you.

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Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet

Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently. Bahrain as the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of population. It continued: “If all people on the planet had the footprint of the average resident of Qatar, we would need 4.8 planets.

13 Radiant Photos to Honor Earth Day

Green Prophet

Yet I yearned to find a more meaningful way to honor the day , so this year I have collected 13 of my favorite photographs that depict the miracle that is our planet and every living organism on it. It’s Earth Day , which means you will see at least 100 stories in your Facebook and Twitter feeds that will list the many ways that you can become a better earthly citizen. And most of them are valid.

Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair.

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Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

A major contributor to anthropogenic climate change, which our planet is experiencing right now, is the large concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses that are being continuously released into the atmosphere from the transportation, commercial, residential, and industrial sectors.

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Imperfect vegetables back on the EU table

Green (Living) Review

While in Belgium it is now illegal for supermarkets to throw away food at the end of the day; it will have to be given away to certain good causes, dumpster diving is and remains illegal. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Unbeknown to many in the European Union, I am sure, fruits and vegetables deemed unattractive or imperfect such as knobby carrots and overly-curvy cucumbers were actually banned from being sold to consumers. This ban.

A Long Journey to TED

Green (Living) Review

Don't miss some details of his trip and how planting trees can restore our children's planet. Should a tree be planted for each soft drink sold in the world, it would only take us until 2014 to plant the 2 trillion trees needed to cool our planet! WeForest was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Liao and is a non-profit in both Switzerland and Belgium.

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Green wine? Of course…

Green Traveler Guides

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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands

Greentumble

As unappealing as the term “wetlands” sounds, wetlands should be celebrated for their multiple services they deliver which help keep our planet and society going as well as for their extraordinarily beautiful landscapes.

Maui: 5 great green to do's

Green Traveler Guides

This non-profit’s mission is to protect whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet’s oceans.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

Green Traveler Guides

The tented suites come with personal butlers, are antique-filled, have polished wooden floors and real bathrooms; from their decks you overlook the genuine Animal Planet, the game-filled sweep of the Masai Mara.

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Pan Pacific Seattle hotel: model of corporate social responsiblity.

Green Traveler Guides

Phillips, manager of CSR for the 160-room property , has established a program called PanEarth that includes a CSR vision based on four community pillars: Caring for Community, Caring for Our Planet, Caring for Challenges, and Caring Globally.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

The Republic of Ireland (enacted in 2002), Denmark (2003), Belgium (2007), Mexico (2010), Wales and Italy (2011), Scotland (2014), and England (2015) all tackled the problem with legislation. France is the first nation on the planet to do so, an action that could be repeated everywhere to forcibly halt our culture of waste. France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic.

Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Reason #2: It’s best for the planet. You have a great travel experience … the planet breathes easier.

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Eco-bags Products, ECOBAGS Brand, Honored as 'Best for the Environment' by B Corporation

Green (Living) Review

Eco-Bags recognized as the "Best of the Best", along with Method Products, New Belgium Brewing Company, Patagonia and Seventh Generation, in the top 10% of all B Corporations, as business leaders in environmental sustainability. Ossining, NY : Eco-Bags, ECOBAGS Brand , a small business, along with larger companies such as Method, Patagonia and Seventh Generation, is being recognized by B Corporation for “Best for the Environment."

Six Senses Hua Hin: Thai us up, throw away the key

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Living without a car

Green (Living) Review

Without the proper bicycle infrastructure, which London and most of the UK is still sadly lacking, unlike our neighbors on the European mainland such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and France even, cycling is rather a dangerous undertaking on many of the main roads in British cities and towns and even in the countryside.

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Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach

Green (Living) Review

IGSD Testifies Before European Parliament on Climate Mitigation Potential of Ozone Treaty, Benefits of Reducing Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone Brussels, Belgium, March 2011 – The world has a significant climate opportunity within its grasp that can bring fast results at low-cost, according to IGSD President, Durwood Zaelke, who yesterday addressed the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

4 Miraculous Eco-designs by Ro-Ad Architecten

Green Prophet

In an urban development area near Deinze, Belgium, RO&AD Architecten were commissioned to place a house on a generous plot framed by bushes and covered in mature plantings. Each shows respect to the planet and its inhabitants, and sustains the human right to aspire, to be happy. This amazing moat bridge parts waters in the Netherlands like Moses and the Red Sea!

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Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

This is true for both Europe and the planet as a whole. The European Environment Agency (EEA) on November 30, 2010 released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

Lots of chill expats and Lonely Planet backpackers, easy place to get a great massage or smoothie, and you see the word “eco&# splashed here and there.

Desert Island Britain

Green (Living) Review

The daily water consumption of the UK is increasing with an average of 150 litres a day used by individuals each day in England and Wales , and the UK now has less water available per person than any other EU country apart from Belgium and Cyprus.

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10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cantillon Brewery in Brussels, Belgium. Fish and Wildlife Service to “act now” to address threats to wolverines faced by a warming planet. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears. You no doubt have heard about these and other effects of climate change. But a rapidly warming world means many other impacts, both large and small. A changing climate will likely change your health, your sports and even what you drink.

City Bikes Manufacturer Linus Bikes Comments on New York City’s New Bike Share Program

Green (Living) Review

This combination of a greener planet and healthier living is what Linus Bikes is all about.” That is the very reason why you see so many bicycles in use in the towns and cities in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, etc.

Bottled water: A natural resource that is taxing the world's ecosystem

Green (Living) Review

The abstraction of water itself is what is causing real grief to the Planet. Belgium and France follow close behind and Spain ranks sixth. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world's ecosystem.

Green Lodging Key West | Organic Food Key West | Green Hotel Key.

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Eyjafjallajokull Volcano: The Gift of Calamity

The Alien Next Door

Flights were cancelled throughout Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The 934 AD lava flow from the Eldgjá fissure system unleashed the largest flood of basalt on the planet in historic times.

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Seeing Cities as the Environmental Solution, Not The Problem

The Green Changemakers

But we make that mistake at our – and the planet’s – peril. trillion economy equivalent to that of Switzerland and the Netherlands combined; Los Angeles (18th) has an economy that is bigger than Turkey’s; Chicago’s (21st) is larger than Switzerland’s, Poland’s or Belgium’s. [link]. by Kaid Benfield For a long time, America’s environmental community celebrated wilderness and the rural landscape while disdaining cities and towns.

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Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

Green Blog

While the UK government has recently granted EDF permission to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, according to the World Nuclear Report 2012, major nuclear projects were abandoned in six countries last year, while four (Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan) announced that they would phase out nuclear power altogether. Some environmentalists champion nuclear power as an answer to global warming.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

One hopes that the Climate Creditor countries will insist on full reparations for a polluted planet. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

According to leading US climate scientist Dr James Hansen, exploitation of the Canadian tar sands will mean “game over” for the Planet. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

Seeing cities as the environmental solution, not the problem

The Green Changemakers

But we make that mistake at our – and the planet’s – peril. trillion economy equivalent to that of Switzerland and the Netherlands combined; Los Angeles (18th) has an economy that is bigger than Turkey’s; Chicago’s (21st) is larger than Switzerland’s, Poland’s or Belgium’s. by Kaid Benfield For a long time, America’s environmental community celebrated wilderness and the rural landscape while disdaining cities and towns.

How To Live A Car-Free Existence

Green Prophet

All this and I haven’t even got to the dangers of driving to our planet and ourselves. REAL planet lovers are happy the crisis was averted. When living in Belgium I lost numerous hours getting lost or looking for a suitable parking space.

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