Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

10,000 Birds

Connecticut. Amendment 2 changed the process for passing conveyance legislation in Connecticut. Featured image – Vote Our Planet courtesy of Dribbble via Wikimedia Commons). Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives. Voters in several states had the opportunity to express their support (or condemnation) of various environmental (or anti-environmental) issues respectively in the recent election cycle.

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Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you. Solar Hot Water Heaters. We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source.

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Yale startup fakes premium pork


Growing in abundance in Connecticut forests, this student was able to capitalize on the nut by convincing farmers it would make them a better product. Programs like Yale’s should be investing in new ways we can end exploitation while legitimately impacting the future of our planet, and that’s through veganism.

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Monsanto and GMOs: a Model of Greed

The Alien Next Door

Parent is a fearless human rights advocate, journalist, speaker and Healthy Planet Watchdog. On the heels of the recent failure of Proposition 37 in California, I was glad to hear that on June 3, 2013, Connecticut became the first US state to pass mandatory labeling legislation for genetically engineered food ingredients. The compromise law, however, requires that four other states pass similar legislation in order to “trigger” Connecticut’s labeling requirement.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

Eco Friendly Daily

Louis, New Orleans, Connecticut, Seattle, Orlando, and many more cities. The post Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America appeared first on About My Planet. Thanksgiving Day in the US will fall on November 26 this year.

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How mattress companies are supporting the environment

Green Prophet

Connecticut led the way by enacting “extended producer responsibility” laws for mattresses. In the states with EPR laws (currently Connecticut, Rhode Island, and California), mattress manufacturers have come together to form the Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit organization that handles all aspects of mattress disposal. . The hunt for the ultimate (and eco) bed is on! Every year, as many as 15-20 million mattresses are thrown away, filling landfills.

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Dogwood and Hastings: Sustainable Homewares Launch!

Eco Chic

Connecticut: Wildlife in Crisis (wild animal rehab facility). Related on Eco-Chick: Heroines for the Planet: Robin Wilson, Designer of Healthy Homes with Heart. I’m excited to announce that my design project, long in the works, is up and running! Check out the video below for all the details, and head on over to Kickstarter to support this new sustainable line of housewares that brings nature home.

Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

We try to select earth-friendly, fair-trade products whenever possible,” Pam says, “and we feel good about making choices that support our overall commitment to the planet.”. After all, the built landscape is only as healthy as the planet it sits on.”. Green luxury on the Connecticut coast Greener pastures on Martha’s Vineyard New Jersey gets its first LEED-certified hotel Stylish, affordable green at Glen Oaks Big Sur Florida Keys: 5 great green to do’s.

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Stylish, affordable green at Glen Oaks Big Sur

Green Traveler Guides

T he 75-mile stretch of Highway 1 running through Big Sur , California is justly famed as one of the most scenic driving routes on the planet. Green luxury on the Connecticut coast Greener pastures on Martha’s Vineyard. | Greening with Adobe |.

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Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

Green Prophet

What would Wilbur think about the heat scale of planet Earth ?). Scoville devised his “Scoville Organoleptic Test” in 1912 while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company in Connecticut, US. Google did a doodle marking the 151st birthday of the pharmacist who helped us navigate the chili peppers, the tiny veggie with the power to drop diners to their knees. Wilbur Scoville was the first person to measure the heat of peppers.

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Green wine? Of course…

Green Traveler Guides

Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest Escape to Green Wine Country for Earth Day Fetzer: celebrating 25 years of green winery practices El Dorado: gold in green wine country { 1 comment… read it below or add one } Jim Caudill March 25, 2011 at 9:20 am Throughout the year, sales of the Small Block series wines at The Hess Collection in Napa generate donations to 1% For The Planet.

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Wilkins Ice Shelf Ready To Collapse

Eco Friendly Daily

It seems that a mere 16 years after the original prediction, the Wilkins Ice Shelf is ready to fall off for good, showing just how fast global warming is progressing on the planet. When, not if, this piece breaks off over the next year, it will release an ice shelf into the ocean the size of Connecticut. As the ice melts on Earth, less heat is reflected back into space, thereby increasing the temperature of the planet, which then melts more ice and keeps the loop going.

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. 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?

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Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy : “It is long past time that we as a nation seriously and systemically confront the danger that carbon pollution poses to the health and well-being of our citizens. To not act would be to abandon our children and our children’s children to a planet that is unsustainably sick.”.

State Farm Insurance Claims "No Fault" in Bankrolling ALEC | PR.

PR Watch

Now Stand Your Ground Treyvon Martin and the Connecticut school children killings are linked to ALEC legislation written by the NRA. THey, as other ALEC members are very good at hiding their truth which is $$$ , profits above all life or quality of it for the people and planet. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce.

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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. 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?

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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. 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?

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. Buying local and organic means supporting local farmers, ranchers, fishermen and those who make other local organic products—and helping them lead healthier lives without toxic pollutants and other hazards to themselves and the planet.

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

Green Traveler Guides

It overlooks acres of restored mangrove marsh in what had been denuded and devastated land abandoned by a shrimp farming operation; the center’s excellent multimedia displays tell the story of the mangroves’ critical role in maintaining the health of the planet and those who inhabit it—especially traditional Thai coastal villages.

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How I Wear Eco Fashion is Back! Starre Vartan Mixes Vintage with B&W Freshies

Eco Chic

or otherwise planet- or people-friendly clothing. I took the pictures myself in my backyard in Connecticut, and I am excellently accompanied by my beautiful cat, Penelope, aka Her Greyness. The skirt is made of a woven, thick material and is likely from the late 1960′s when Doris began her much-beloved round-the-word flying on Pan Am, which offered some crazy ticket deal to anyone with the time and predilection to planet-hop.

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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. 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?

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

Green Traveler Guides

Best for the planet … and you. 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? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Key West, Florida: greening in conch-a-ritaville 6 April 11 · 0 comments | Republic of Green | I t had been a while.

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Citizens Re-United?

Sightline Daily

In the 2012 election cycle, the most riotous orgy of political spending ever seen on planet Earth, all the money used on all federal US races—including “dark money” and super-PACs and independent expenditures and political parties and candidates’ own war chests—was about $7 billion. Reformers across the United States are looking for opportunities to expand citizen-funded elections from Connecticut, the city of New York, and the few other jurisdictions that already have them.

Systems Thinking through Art in Nature

The Green Changemakers

Creativity and art help us gain clarity in vision and tap into the breakthrough thinking necessary for innovating a new reality, a new relationship between people and planet. Two that stand out were along the Housatonic River in rural Connecticut and along a wild part of the Connecticut River in Vermont. Art pieces by Jay Mead, Michaelyn Bachhuber, Nirmala Nair, and Dominic Stucker By Dominic Stucker , Program Manager at Sustainability Leaders Network.

Profits Before People: 7 of the World’s Most Irresponsible Companies

Eco Chic

To most corporations, making a profit is goal number one – but some of those companies take it way too far, sacrificing the health of the planet and its inhabitants for a bigger bank balance. In June 2008, Pfizer was forced to pay a $975,000 fine for violating the Clean Air Act at one of its manufacturing plants in Groton, Connecticut – a drop in the bucket for a company that makes upwards of $50 billion in profits every year. This article originally appeared on

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