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. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????


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Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 27 | Conservancy Talk

Cool Green Science

2009 40

The Most Colorful Trees in The World

Green Earth Journey

Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. From Wikipedia: Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao.

2010 100

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.

2015 100

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.

Home 116

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 102

Nature Photo of the Week: Hello Green Anole

Cool Green Science

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 !

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).

2012 82

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.

Pollution turned this lagoon in Argentina stinky and pink


If photos of Chicago dying its river bright green for Saint Patrick’s Day give you the heebie-jeebies, don’t even think about reading on. Eco Green a-closer-look a-few-days a-plant-closer fish forest kiwikiu patagonian saint-patrick song waterAn Argentinian lagoon turned hot pink last week from chemical pollution. And it stinks.

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.

2011 65

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. I am making a crochet rug for my front door out of plastic bags. Crazy I know and not that easy, but I figured it would help remind my husband not to bring home any more damn plastic bags.

2009 100

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

2011 86

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.

2016 78

Shift Design creates living wall for Philly's Shake Shack


Sonia Renthlei: Architecture and design are going green and thank heavens for that. Now, urban cities can move closer to nature with the addition of green spaces and innovative concepts along the likes of restaurant Shake Shack’s new façade. Shift_Design is Shake Shacking things up in Philly with a Green Wall. Shift_Design is Shake Shacking things up in Philly with a Green Wall. Shift_Design is Shake Shacking things up in Philly with a Green Wall.

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.

2014 103

This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials


When customers enter the store, their attention is immediately grabbed by the dark, contrasting colors in the ceiling mural and the bright, green accent walls. Related: This green wall uses upcycled clay tiles for natural cooling Materials include reused clay roof tiles, recycled beer bottles , recycled window shutters, unused sample tiles, wasted metal rings and old mirror cladding. Green Recycle businesses clothes denmark design summer tourism ugakei-circles

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).

2016 53

Ubud, Bali: Nila Wati’s Sari Organic and Overflowing Basket Café

Green Traveler Guides

Following a narrow ledge in the middle of bright green rice shoots, I approach a large, traditional thatched-roof home surrounded with coconut and palm trees. She planted green beans, lettuce, spinach, herbs—all grew beautifully. I’m also tempted by the odd-sounding cocktails, including the Green Frog (wine, orange, celery, apple, beer and lemon) and the Honeymoon (wine, egg yolk, ginger, lemon and honey.) | Ubud’s Organic Pioneer |.

2011 217

Don’t Order the Seafood Special Today

Eco Friendly Daily

The high density of organisms, sometimes called an algal bloom, results in ocean waters changing colour, ranging from bright green to deep red or brown. Unlike a stunningly scarlet sunset, a red tide does not inspire aesthetic appreciation. A more likely response is alarm. Red tides occur when surface-dwelling phytoplankton experience a sudden population explosion in response to abundant nutrients.

NCLR Releases Study about 'Bright Future' for Latinos in the Green.

Sierra Club Compass

Obamas Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal » NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) today released a report taking a close look at the bright future the clean energy economy offers to Latino workers and underlining five "bright green" metropolitan areas where these workers are specially benefiting from the growth of green jobs. Green Fleets.

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!

2014 59

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?

Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

It does not look bright. Green Prophet obtained today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the future looks bleak if we do not take action today. The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future.

2014 76

LED Lights A Health Hazard: New Research from Israel

Green Prophet

” Decades passed with only dim red and yellow-green LEDs commercially available. He moved to the University of Santa Barbara and won the millennium prize for inventing brighter green, blue and white LEDs as well as the blue lasers which make blue-ray video players possible. We may have learned this in grade school, a perfect mix of the primary colors red, blue and green will make white.

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.

2015 67

Bath Petals Greek Honey Mint Body Wash: Zingy Deliciousness for the Shower

Eco Chic

One of my fave products that I’ve been test-driving the last month or so is Bath Petal’s Green Honey Mint Body Wash. It’s got that just-perfect combination of minty freshness and sweet honey, and an all-natural pretty bright green color and ideal consistency (I hate it when liquid soaps are too concentrated or not concentrated enough). Don’t let the stores (or the start of the school season) fool you! We’ve got a few weeks of summer still left!

2011 39

The Best of Cool Green Science: Fishy Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

Since the very beginning of Cool Green Science , fish stories have consistently been among the most popular (rivaled only by birds). The success of these posts on Cool Green Science suggests that there is a legion of fish nerds out there. Male Bowfin showing spawning colors: bright green belly and paired fins. Ted Williams, one of the most respected voices in fish conservation, joined Cool Green Science with this column.

2015 42

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. at Christopher St) in NYC.

2009 48

Weekend Reading 4/10/15

Sightline Daily

And if so, is there really anyone on the sidewalk who is not already aware of the enormous bright-green machine making a loud mechanical roar? Alan The 12-step method for combating addiction is demonstrably inferior to other treatment strategies, according to this article in Atlantic Monthly.

2015 40

Green Cat Litter Options

Eco Friendly Daily

However, there are even more litter options, and they’re bright green. Green Tips It’s possible to train your cat to use a toilet, but most cats stick to the old-fashioned litter box. Although you have to scoop it out regularly, at least you and your pet have a thrown of your own. So what’s wrong with traditional clay litter?

2013 40

Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Conservancy’s Brendan Quirion holds a “before” photo of the area covered in phragmites (they show up bright green in the photo). Opinions expressed on Cool Green Science and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Nature Conservancy. Rapid response is making a difference in invasive species control in the Adirondacks. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Holiday Tips: Don’t Spread Forest Pests With Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pick a tree with perky, bright-green needles and springy, soft branches. Three Green Tips of Christmas. Selecting a Christmas tree and decorating with greenery are popular holiday traditions. Here’s how to have all the fun while ensuring you don’t accidentally spread invasive forest pests. A light dusting of snow covered the ground as we made the steep climb. My wife and I scanned the hillside for our quarry.

2016 77

10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

By World Changing Team [link] Traditionally, this is a day devoted to making green accessible to all. The EDN calls for action and civic engagement toward renewable energy, sustainable consumption and green jobs … and nods to the approaching COP15. Simply put, nuclear weapons have no place in a bright green future. BUILD BRIGHT GREEN CITIES We are now an urban planet. Tags: Environment Future Sustainable-development Energy Green

2009 40

MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

Green Prophet

Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. From urbanisation in Morocco to lake shrinkage in Iran, these shocking NASA photos prove how this region is in dramatic ecological flux. Unless you have been living in a consumer-induced coma, it will not have escaped your attention that the world is under serious environmental stress. And a large chunk of that stress has been human-induced.

2012 87

"Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen" Shows How Flavorful Plant-Based Meals Can Be

Eco-Vegan Girl

When they come out, the florets were still a vibrant, bright green— a good sign. You can find her writing at One Green Planet, Flurt, and her own site, The Vegan Mishmash. Review written by EvG team member Rachel Curit : Anyone who has ever thought that vegan food is flavorless and boring needs a copy of Food Fusion in the Vegan Kitchen stat.

2014 40

The Arab World Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It

Green Prophet

Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange. From urbanisation in Morocco to lake shrinkages in Iran, these shocking NASA photos show our region is in dramatic ecological flux. Unless you have been living in a consumer-induced coma, it will not have escaped your attention that the world is under serious environmental stress. And a large chunk of that stress has been human-induced.

2012 83

Inaugurate Change

The Green Changemakers

Livable cities, clean energy, green jobs, new technologies, improved product design, better transportation, healthy forests and thriving family farms are all foundations of a strong new economy. We encourage you to call for a national crusade to turn America into a climate-neutral nation by 2030, while building the bright green economy of the future. Architecture 2030 ] Promote national policies reducing water waste and expanding green infrastructure.

2008 40

Seattle as North America's First Carbon-Neutral City

The Green Changemakers

To do that, while billions of young people in the developing world rise out of poverty (and escape the problems of poverty), we need to create a new bright green model of prosperity, one that can be shared equitably and sustainably by all. Building bright green cities : that's the great moral and political challenge of our day. All of the largest barriers to bright green innovation are cultural and conceptual, not technical.

A New, Bold Plan for a Carbon-Neutral UK by 2030

The Green Changemakers

This report truly addresses the scope, scale and speed of the climate crisis and the solutions needed to create a bright green future. One flaw is that it almost completely ignores urban issues, concentrating on green building and transportation, but ignoring planning, infrastructure and the role of services in a bright green city. Tags: Sustainable-development Ebook Energy Research Green Climate-change

2010 40

Putting the Future Back in the Room

The Green Changemakers

The 2050s, we know, will be a watershed era: the decade when, if we're smart, human population will have peaked , a bright green model of sustainable prosperity will be widespread and human damage to the climate and biosphere will have begun to be repaired. Even when they see a glimmer of a bright green economy, it looks full of jobs demanding different skills than the ones they've spent a lifetime honing.

2010 40

Updates from Paddy

The Green Changemakers

link] BRIGHT GREENISM Bright Greenism is a movement that puts the optimism back into environmentalism. Dark Green' or conservative environmentalsim, it is argued, has no future. Bright Greenism embraces the progressivism of technology and even capitalism to argue that we can do both: protect the environment AND have fast cars and big houses. link] WORLDCHANGING Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green. Tags: Green Hi Guys!

2007 40