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Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green. In the whirlwind of holiday shopping, activities, family, cooking and so much more it can easily let your green intentions slip away from you. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed some helpful tips on how to remain steadfast while still being able to enjoy all there is to be had. Print this out and tape it to your fridge so you can refer to it as you speed by in-between roasts, toasts and those you love the most.

The UK steps up green living a notch: the biggest home improvement scheme since WWII

Green Living Ideas

The UK government has taken control of the quickly spiralling environmental situation that grips the country with “the biggest home-improvement scheme since WWII”. Similar to PACE Programs in the U.S. ,

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6 Slow Food Revolutionaries in Lebanon

Green Prophet

With so many reports of tainted, rotten food hitting the market , Lebanese consumers are desperate to source organic, pesticide-free food from responsible suppliers. And their options to do so are growing alongside their burgeoning demand.

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How and When to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight

Eccorazzi

Get your binoculars ready for the annual Geminid Meteor Shower happening this week. Read More The post How and When to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight appeared first on Ecorazzi. Featured News Science

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McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

Green Prophet

It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet.

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Florida’s Tropical Pigeon, the White-crowned Pigeon

10,000 Birds

Review and Giveaway of TriCalm Steroid Free Skin Irritant Gel ends 1/11

Hug a Tree with Me

TriCalm is the 100% steroid free ant itch, anti-burn and anti-sting get brought to us by Cosmederm Bioscience Inc. TriCalm is a non-greasy formula that contains Cosmederm-7 (a strontium compound element found in leafy green veggies).

Nice, Nice Birding in Narita

10,000 Birds

NARITA, JAPAN, DECEMBER 2012 – The art and science of layover birding deserves more rigorous study and perhaps a federal grant. From what airports should one sally forth during a layover of many hours?

Giveaway of Conscious Box December Box of Eco Goodies ends 1/12

Hug a Tree with Me

Conscious Box is the Eco-friendly company that offers us a unique way to discover Green companies. They offer a monthly subscription of fun, high quality Eco goods.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2012?

10,000 Birds

Assuming you survived the calendar craziness of 12/12/12, it’s time to come to grips with the truth you may have been denying: the 2012 holiday season has now started.

Guest Post: Cleaning the Kitchen Appliances in Eco-friendly Fashion

Hug a Tree with Me

You've all heard of the threats that are hiding in your kitchen waiting for an opportune moment to attack you while you’re least expecting it. All the germs, greasy spots, nasty stains, and spills are, to put it mildly, unpleasant for the eye.

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Environmental Economics

Cue Carol Anne : Federal authorities on Wednesday announced that about 1,900 square miles of Atlantic Ocean waters are open for building offshore wind farms, making North Carolina the nation’s new energy hotspot for planting forests of whirling turbines in the high seas. The U.S.

Recipe: Carnival Style Vegetarian Jambalaya

Hug a Tree with Me

This dish is a collaboration of protein enriched Arborio rich with a powerhouse of vegetables, spices and hearty beans. This dish tastes pretty far away from its meated counterpart; however it is a flavorful dish that is sure to satisfy.

Saw-whet Owl Released in Central Park

10,000 Birds

A Northern Saw-whet Owl , turned in two months ago in Brooklyn after it was found injured, was released in Central Park today after being rehabilitated. I’m linking to this article mostly because of the great picture of two park rangers releasing the bird, which was tagged with the moniker Owl Jolson during its recovery. If you want to see more pictures of a saw-whet check out this post from last month. Asides Northern Saw-whet Owl

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POOR PEOPLE ?

Green (Living) Review

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?' 'It It was great, Dad.' 'Did Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked. 'Oh Oh yeah,' said the son. 'So, So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?'

Have Fun and Save Big with DealDash Auctions

Hug a Tree with Me

Technology and demand has made shopping online easier and safer, what an innovative world we are living in that we can purchase pretty much anything virtually. Doing so is convenient, huge time saver and can also be a money saver. Penny auctions are a great example of how we can save big money shopping online. DealDash is a great example; this penny auction company currently has 1.5

Blind upon the right eye

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German security apparatus is not simply incompetent when it comes to Neo-Nazis such as the National Socialist Underground and even the NPD, but blind upon the right eye. This is to say that many law enfarcement agencies of the country actively allow the Nazis to get away, literally, with murder. Murders which are then blamed on other groups and ethnicities.

Climate change and ski season

Environmental Economics

I was surprised to hear that the local ski resorts had a good 2011-12 season, in spite of the warm winter: Whether this winter turns out to be warm or cold, scientists say that climate change means the long-term outlook for skiers everywhere is bleak. The threat of global warming hangs over almost every resort, from Sugarloaf in Maine to Squaw Valley in California.

Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

"It's not our job in the Northwest to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying fossil fuel industry." " That's what a former West Virginian, who now lives in Oregon, told federal officials this week at one of the many recent

Home insulation, good money saving habits, and you

Green Living Ideas

By now most Green Living Ideas readers know the value of home insulation, but for those new to the green lifestyle, insulation is like an extra blanket on your bed in the winter. Except for houses, the insulation can help keep in cooler air in the summer and warmer air in the winter.

This Sierra Clubber's DIY Car - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Sierra Club members are known for camping, hiking, and campaigning to protect the outdoors. Building cars? Not so much. But Gary Krysztopik of San Antonio, Texas, isn't your typical environmental activist. He's an electric

Meteor Shower Madness: Geminids and Comet Wirtanen May Team Up

Eccorazzi

At roughly the same time as the Geminids, Earth may pass through a debris stream left by Comet Wirtanen Read More The post Meteor Shower Madness: Geminids and Comet Wirtanen May Team Up appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment News Top News

DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More.

Sierra Club Compass

Yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a major investment in offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf, and East Coast. The DOE will provide seven projects with an initial investment of $4 million

The ESPN Women + Sports Summit and the Global Ascendancy of Females

Eco Chic

Eco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women + Sports Summit at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona this past October. The Summit brought together influencers and leaders in the world of women and sports, and it was an unforgettable experience.

COP18: Dithering in Doha - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Late Saturday evening, a full day after it was scheduled to end, this year's United Nations climate negotiations finally ground to an anticlimactic and dispiriting conclusion. Despite the near round-the-clock endgame and

Michelle Obama Gives 900 Toys to Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots

Eccorazzi

In what looks to be an annual tradition, Michelle Obama participated again this year in a White House donation drive for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots initiative. Read More The post Michelle Obama Gives 900 Toys to Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News michelle obama

Look Who’s Taking Coal Money

Sightline Daily

If ever an industry needed good PR, it’s coal. The industry can’t hope to promote its own coal export schemes in the Northwest so instead it buys support from local consulting and PR firms willing to do coal’s dirty work. By taking money from Big Coal, these firms—many of which have carefully groomed reputations for sustainability and public-interest work—have themselves become a part of the coal industry.

Making Cheese 7,500 Years Ago

Celsias

Fragments of 34 perforated pottery vessels, discovered in Poland and dating to the 6th millennium BC, were used to strain milk in order to make cheese, research in Nature shows.

Top NZ Artists Team Up to Aid National Whale Centre

Celsias

Leading New Zealand artist, Dick Frizzell and legendary poet Sam Hunt have teamed up to create the first in a series of artists’ prints to raise funds for the proposed National Whale Centre in Marlborough.