Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities?

The Green Changemakers

That volatile emotional mix of fear and hope has made it the most rapidly growing dark green movement in the world. 4) What We Need Instead: Bright Green Citizens What we need is a movement of local efforts aimed at changing things that matter at scales that matter, based on the politics of optimism. How can we design a networked movement that aims to forestall and undo catastrophe, by building bright green regions and sharing innovation?

Masdar Reps Head Stateside To Recruit Bright Green Talent

Green Prophet

Instead, we need to get them interested in the other green-lined path, in good clean energy. One George Mason University student told the paper that it is crucial to get ahead in the green energy field, to become a market leader.

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Wood-Warbler Haiku 2

10,000 Birds

Bright green square on back. Buzzy Parula. Flits from branch to branch, pauses. Inspiration haiku Northern Parula poetry wood-warblers

14 Recipes for Turning Avocados Into OMGados

Eccorazzi

By Hilary Pollack | VegNews.com It’s no secret that vegans love avocado; with its creamy texture; mild, buttery flavor; and bright green hue, it enlivens and enriches virtually any dish. But what Read More The post 14 Recipes for Turning Avocados Into OMGados appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Recipes Top News Vegan Vegetarian

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 27 | Conservancy Talk

Conservancy Talk

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How to do Everything Better: 10 Ways to be (More) Awesome.

Elephant Journal

If we nurture those qualities in ourselves, there will be no limit to the bright green mountains we can conquer. Doing everything better and being awesome boils down to this: hard work, self love, gratitude and kindness. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Wisdom awesome be better half-ass life

Flipo Solar LED Christmas Lights

Solar Power Ninja

WE’ve been waiting a long time for a good set of solar-powered Christmas lights – and these red and green LEDS from Flipo do exactly that. The solar powered X-mas lights have 102 bright green and red LED lights that are not only a great addition to your Christmas decoration collection, but would also make a wonderful, eco-friendly gift! Solar technology is becoming more and more efficient, and more and more handy around the house!

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Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf Bird Leaf Leaf Leaf Leaf

10,000 Birds

You’d think that dressing in green to hide from predators inside a dense rainforest is as a strategy as plain as day, yet only a surprisingly limited number of bird species on Borneo have ventured down that evolutionary road. In fact, flipping through your field guide of choice will reveal a dominance of browns and an abundance of blues, but a bright green is hard to come by.

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Super Cool Home Offices That Inspire Us

Green Furniture Home Design

For instance, painting one wall in each office a bright green or creating a throw rug motif on your hardwood or tiled floors. When the time comes to furnish or remodel your home office space, you want to design a space that is both efficient and comfortable, that you’ll actually feel excited about working in all day. Psychologically speaking, a well-designed home office allows you to stay organized and focused on your tasks.

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Planting The Garden – Why Coffee Grounds and Egg Shells are a Gardener’s Best Friend!

Green (Living) Review

It is always such a neat contrast to see the bright green color of the annual rye cover crop mixing into the dark, rich soil. It is just about planting time for the garden at the farm. Well, actually, it already is for some crops like our onions, sugar snap peas, cabbage and potatoes – which all went in the ground this week.

2016 104

Need Ideas For Modern Home Wall Art?

Green Furniture Home Design

Many current trends for wall art consist of abstract styles with bright and colorful designs. Modern wall art doesn’t just mean bright and colorful canvases. Wallpaper has also been brought back into style recently with bright greens, blues, and yellows. Need a way to make your home more appealing and colorful? Modern wall art is a fashionable and stylish way to spruce up any home.

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Eat Local(s). ~ Paige Vignola

Elephant Journal

In the course of two days in which I had to neglect my garden duties, my squash leaves went from a beautiful bright green spade shaped promise of future culinary delight to a black dotted, lattice-worked, partially desiccated and depressed looking plant-skeleton. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks food garden garden pests gardening Miami organic vegetables This new local diner has taken a shine to my experimental plants.

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The Trials and Triumphs of an Odyssey for a Nemesis Bird

10,000 Birds

BUT, when we reached the turn-off for the road to the bridge, a police officer with bright green traffic cones was there, blocking the road. Most birders know what a nemesis bird is and, most of all, what that truly means.

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Great Bowerbird bower at Cygnet Park-Broome

10,000 Birds

The Great Bowerbirds like to collect both white and green. However, they are bright green and very attractive to a Great Bowerbird. Nice green bags on a roll! Recently I have been walking a neighbour’s small male black Pug and we visit a local park daily. There are a lot of birds in the park at the moment with the various native trees flowering including Little Friarbirds , Red-winged Parrots and Red-collared Lorikeets.

2019 118

Lawns Should Go the Way of the Dodo

10,000 Birds

The desire for a bright green, evenly clipped, thoroughly artificial lawn comes from the same place as the desire for strict dress codes, all white neighborhoods, and dead hippies. I agree very strongly with Hamilton Nolan. This, especially, is a nice paragraph: Lawns are a false idol.

2013 194

Saudi’s Waste of Ice Age Water Depicted in 4 NASA Images

Green Prophet

A bright green block is healthy, according to NASA, while the orange-hued segments aren’t faring so well beneath the crippling desert sun. Department of Interior, explains how the images were captured and what they represent: The images were created using reflected light from the short wave-infrared, near-infrared, and green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (bands 7, 4, and 2 from Landsat 4 and 5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM+ sensors).

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019

10,000 Birds

Despite the bright colours of the birds they can be quite well camouflaged in the dune vegetation. One chick has its back to us next to the bright green leaves next to the left adult Pied Oystercatcher in the photo below. This year marks the twentieth year that we have observed Pied Oystercatchers nesting along Cable Beach. We keep an eye on the 23 kilometre length of beach that runs from Gantheaume Point to the southern side of Willie Creek.

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Nature Photo of the Week: Hello Green Anole

Conservancy Talk

Is it just us or does it look like this bright green anole is setting up to play the piano? Nature Photo of the Week Photography animal photos Animals anole anole photo Flickr green anole Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photography nature picture His long fingers, calm expression and body language are fantastic. Kudos goes to Flickr photographer Mary Evans for this great capture. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group !

When Heineken Bottles Were Square

Green (Living) Review

The distinctive, bright green of a Heineken beer bottle can be found in more than 70 countries today. good ideas green living reuse In 1963, Alfred Heineken created a beer bottle that could also function as a brick to build houses in impoverished countries. There are plenty of examples of structures built from recycled materials—even Buddhist temples have been made from them.

Blue-faced Parrot Finch

10,000 Birds

I suddenly saw a ridiculously brightly coloured bird fly out of one of our dense native bushes and land on the ground. I had never seen anything like it and it looked like the sort of bird a small child would colour in given only three colours to play with-bright green, bright blue and red! Now I know you are already thinking… what’s this, Clare and Grant have done a quick trip to Cape York, Queensland to top up their year list?

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Product Review - Flip and Tumble

Green Earth Journey

The winner will receive a bright green Flip and Tumble 24/7 bag! Flip and Tumble 24/7 is my husband's absolute favorite reusable bag and I will tell you why. I have currently taken on a project I don't know if I will be able to finish.

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Birding Central Alabama

10,000 Birds

Now we visited during the height of summer, exploring for the first time the bright green canopies of the mostly-deciduous forest. Focusing rapidly, I spotted a bright male Hooded Warbler perched on the curve of a vine, twisting his head this way and that and suddenly appearing to look right into my lenses. It was early when my husband and I pulled into Paul M. Grist State Park in central Alabama. Not early for a birder – it was after 8:30 a.m.

The Caroni Swamp Scarlet Ibis Show

10,000 Birds

What’s not to like about big, bright red, big-beaked, birds? I visited Caroni Swamp on 19 July 2013, which is not exactly the ideal time of year to see lots of ibis come into their roosting area where the hordes of bright red birds on bright green foliage make it appear to be a particularly spectacular tropical Christmas. If you are a birder and you visit Trinidad and Tobago you must go to the Caroni Swamp. Actually, scratch that.

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White-eyed Vireos in Florida’s Econfina River State Park

10,000 Birds

In some places bright green grasses grew to our calves, swishing against our legs as we walked. It was a hot and sunny Labor Day along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and my husband Brian and I were heading home from a friends and family weekend on the Suwannee River, stopping at state parks along the road-trip home.

Has Ford´s Ambassador – The Green Sheikh – Been Cloned?

Green Prophet

Ford has appointed The Green Sheikh (right) as the Ambassador to their generous environmental grants program. Already a columnist for Green Prophet and a roaming environmentalist whose Ramadan post sent bright green ripples throughout the Muslim world, the Sheikh from Ajman known for his eco-sensitivities has taken on yet another major role. More on Ford and the Green Sheikh: The Green Sheikh Knows How to Treat a Lady.

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NZ Green Party Gets Serious About Green Jobs

Celsias

How refreshing to hear a NZ political party talking about green jobs.

Week Ten: A little less travel

10,000 Birds

Every morning, I would get a squawk, and see a bright green and blue flash over my head, and off to the top of another tall tree. For any of you that read my posting last week, you know that I am hanging around here on the North Island of New Zealand, and all forward progress has stalled once we arrived here at Whananaki. The country side is beautiful, the weather has been very pleasant, and there has been a very nice bunch of birds to keep me from getting itchy feet.

2018 115

Using Cloud Computing to Untangle How Trees Can Cool Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

Living, green plants use solar radiation for photosynthesis. Photo © Google Earth Engine 3 of 4 The same area showing the live biomass, with the vegetation is bright green from the NDVI. We’ve all used Google Earth — to explore remote destinations around the world or to check out our house from above. But Google Earth Engine is a valuable tool for conservationists and geographers like myself that allows us to tackle some tricky remote-sensing analysis.

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Returning to the Wilderness After Some Serious Town Time

Wend Magazine

The landscape was mostly the bright green of aspen and birch, dotted with a darker green of the spruces and jack pine that had survived the fire. After a break of several days in Southend, Saskatchewan we began paddling the Reindeer River. Our time in Southend was spent as it is in most towns, catching up on computer work and eating foods that we crave while in the woods. We stayed in a little cabin at Nordic Lodge, which is just a couple miles out of town.

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The great green Caribbean lowlands – Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Leaves are falling next to me… remembering the advice from a guidebook, I check the tall tree crown for toucans or howlers, but cannot see anything… ouch, something else fell, a small piece onto my face, a bit like Cindy Crawford’s beauty mark, and a good fist-sized pile next to me… The waiter appears, apologizing: “Sorry, I haven’t seen you, otherwise I would warn you, that table belongs to that green iguana”. One of those pooie reptiles: Green Iguana by Niklas Aronsson.

Life Birds at Point Reyes National Seashore

10,000 Birds

Though California is in the midst of a horrible drought, the hills were covered in bright green grass, providing fodder for Tule Elk that roamed the property. California is big. Not just the state itself, which covers over 150,000 square miles, but also its parks, natural areas, and, as I was soon to learn, national seashores and recreation areas.

Gaza’s Getting 20! Zero-Emissions Eco-Schools

Green Prophet

Although the current focus remains on building schools in Gaza, UNRWA also operates in the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, where it is hoped 1/2 refugees will eventually have access to a bright green education! :: UNRWA. Architecture & Urban eco-schools environmental education Gaza green building green design renewable energy Solar Energy Sustainable Development UNRWA

A Painted Bunting in Queens!

10,000 Birds

I consoled myself by declaring that the bird would surely stick around, that it was only a boring green-and-yellow female anyway (not a brilliant male ), and that even if it didn’t stick around another was sure to show up again someday. And, just to show how hard this bright green-and-yellow bird could be to see… … Trips Alley Pond Park Painted Bunting Queens Twitching

2012 105

E.Z. Orchards: Hawk Haus Cider

10,000 Birds

The nose offers sweet but slightly earthy aromas of coriander and honey, along with loads of bright green apple. Upfront apple flavors continue on the palate, abetted by a bright lemony acidity, caramelly sweetness, and a moderate dose of herbaceous tannins. It’s hard to believe that here in the northeastern United States, we’re only two or three weeks away from the peak of spring migration.

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Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers: Kiwi Rising Double IPL

10,000 Birds

Unlike the bird, the fruit known as the kiwi isn’t native to New Zealand, but received that appellation in a marketing ploy by Kiwi kiwi growers – or if you prefer, New Zealander Chinese gooseberry farmers – to associate the fleshy, bright green fruit with Down Under agriculture. As a result, New Zealand hops are known for offering especially bright, fruity, citrusy, even savory flavors, and have become much sought-after by craft brewers, especially in the last few years.

2018 100

Vintage Capes for Every Taste: All Under $100!

Eco Chic

This bright green cape channels the updated vintage style of the late “Lonely Tourist” Charlotte Charles, aka “Chuck,” in the gone-too-soon masterpiece Pushing Daisies. When I get dressed each morning, I decide what movie I want to be in that day. Looking at clothing as a costume completely reinvents my morning experience. If you want to inject some movie-style drama (and warmth!) into your fall/winter wardrobe, look no further than the next cape!

White wading bird study

10,000 Birds

The juvenile Little Blue Heron has dull green legs. The Snowy Egret has bright green feet, with black and green on the legs. For those of us who live full time on a boat, we use a nickname for those who do not, “Dirt Dwellers” Now don’t get me wrong, a very good portion of our friends all fall into that category.

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An Ode to My Rock ‘n Roll Skirt: Remake/Remodel from Zachary’s Smile

Eco Chic

My skirt above was made from old leather jackets (from the awesome bright green color I would guess from the 80’s). I wore my skirt with my HessNatur tee to see Tori Amos at Radio City Music Hall a few weeks ago. I got this amazing skirt at Zachary’s Smile (9 Greenwich Ave.

2009 63

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds

Green (Living) Review

Nettles ( Urtica dioica ): This classic spring green, known for its stinging hairs, sounds intimidating to eat (and gloves are necessary when collecting), but the leaves lose their sting when cooked. Favorite Wilted Greens Gather fresh, wild weeds such as chickweed, dandelion, nettles and violet leaves. You can mix these with cultivated greens such as spinach, kale, arugula and chard. Wash greens and remove tough midribs if necessary. Spin or pat greens dry.

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Birding and Butterflying North Carolina Gamelands

10,000 Birds

The trees are just beginning to leaf out, and the whole forest glowed that beautiful bright green you can only see at the very beginning of spring. Another bright yellow warbler alighted only a dozen or so feet from me, but even then I couldn’t take a photograph, let alone reach my binoculars. I don’t know if you have ever tried to bird with a cold, but it’s not easy.

High-Tech Fashion: 5 Smart Clothes That Fight Pollution

Eco Chic

A microprocessor and CO2 sensor, which was worn in the hair of the model for the runway debut at the Bright Green Expo in Copenhagen, relays the data to the dress. Our clothing physically protects our bodies and helps us express who we are – but should we expect it to do more?

Israel as impact tech hub despite funding setbacks

Green Prophet

From security to virtual reality, Israel’s future in the tech world is certainly looking bright. Green Tech and GadgetsIsrael’s status as one of the leading tech hubs across the globe is currently on display for the world to see inside Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV).

5 Botanical All-Stars: How to Use, Love and Grow (or Buy) Them

Eco Chic

When you buy mint, be sure to avoid brown edges and grab the bunch with the darkest green leaves. Find it in Tom’s of Maine’s Lip Shimmer and Botanically Bright Toothpaste. How to Grow or Buy: Lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t need much water, but does need a lot of sun, so a bright spot with well-drained soil is perfect. How to Use: Lemongrass is a popular additive to Asian cuisines, and adds a bright green-lemon flavor to whatever its added to.

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