November, 2010

Tesco raised milk price paid to farmer suppliers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) British supermarket giant Tesco has in the middle of September 2010 responded to the cost pressures faced by the UK's farmers and increased the price it will pay its milk suppliers over the next six months.

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This vs. That

Sightline Daily

We face sustainability choices every day: paper or plastic? Drive or take the bus? Fresh or frozen fish? It seems like one week a new study comes out claiming X is better than Y, and a week later Y is better than X

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Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

Green Blog

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses protesters at the anti-nuclear demonstration, Dannenberg, Germany. Photo: Gordon Welters. These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France.

Emma Watson’s Sustainable Style Collection for People Tree

Eco Chic

The newest installment of Harry Potter (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1) came out this past weekend and the world could not wait to see their favorite actors battle with the evil wizards that aim to take down the good (for good!).

Sustainable business model

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable business models are the next big thing for organisations. For the simple reason that business as usual won’t allow us to meet the huge environmental and social challenges we currently face. From food security to energy security to social inequality, business as usual isn’t the answer. Business models driven purely by profit, with no consideration of environmental impact and no recognition of the social value of goods and services, will not prosper in a sustainable future.

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Sensual Writing and Why I Love the Smell of Smoke

The Alien Next Door

Last week, as I was driving down a winding country road on my way to Bridgewater from Lunenburg, I caught sight of the billowing smoke of a small fire. Someone was obviously doing some roadside autumn clearing

Knots & Stones: Mega Gorgeous Jewelry Made from Seeds and Nuts

Eco Chic

Guest Post by Andrea Rodriguez-Tarazi, founder and president of Knots & Stones. The use of seeds in making jewelry and body ornaments has been in practice for thousands of years.

An impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse.

Blue Earth

An impressive electronic publication that is also a good glimpse of our post-paper future, when we access much of our reading online (using high-resolution displays). ECOLUXE magazine is a global, bi-monthly online magazine.

Where Will You Be on Black Friday? Try Small Business Saturday.

The Green Samaritan

If you are like me, you have caught up on a few extra minutes of sleep and are enjoying a nice day at home. Though I did get up early to snag a deal at Target a few years back, it made for both the first and last Black Friday experience

Going green has saved Sutton Council £227k in 2010

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sutton, UK, November 30, 2010: The London Borough of Sutton's drive to become more sustainable has reaped dramatic results with £227,000 saved this year. This shows what can be done with, what appears to be, small acts.

The River Angels Expedition 2010: Utla River, Norway

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. The River Angels submitted a film to the 10th annual pdxkayaker film premiere on November 13th.

Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News |. Six Senses Laamu, a new luxury green resort in the Maldives, opens in April 2011. The only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu Atoll, it sits on the island of Olhuveli, deep in the Indian Ocean

Happy Birthday, Toulouse! A Cat is a Cat is a Cat…Or is it?

The Alien Next Door

To celebrate his birthday today, I treated Toulouse to lunch at The Knot Pub in Lunenburg. The Knot is a friendly pub where locals go to eat homemade food and tell stories. According to the staff, “the person sitting next to you could

Tree Free Sneezing

Green Home Blog

Nothing quite like the mental picture of sneezing or blowing your nose into a tree free tissue, now is there? Except perhaps the image of blowing your sweet nose into sugar cane tissue! Name: Ralph Bianculli, Jr. Company/Products: Emerald Brand, Tree Free Facial Tissue.

Thoughts for Thanksgiving

The Green Samaritan

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. William Shakespeare Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Henry David Thoreau Thanksgiving

Cycling – Fixing a puncture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first thing when you own a bicycle is to learn how to fix a puncture (after learning how to ride it, obviously) and even a child can be taught how to do that already.

Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered.

Blue Earth

Logitech has released the world’s first solar-powered wireless keyboard (model K750). It has a built-in light meter that shows whether there is enough light in the room. Why did it take this long? Well, let’s not complain!

Let your iPhone be your tour guide: GPS-guided walking tours

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News |. No need to endure the stale jokes and take-it-or-leave-it schedules of city bus tours ever again. Be greener and walk at your own pace, on your own timetable, without fear of missing a thing

Better Than Beer: Confessions of an Uncertainist

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. The van seems empty at times… the way my voice echoes as I sing yet another hot track by Wolf Parade. Yet it’s filled to the brim.

Galactic Party at the Lord Nelson Hotel!

The Alien Next Door

Imagine a royal palace on an alien planet in a galaxy far far away…add hundreds of bizarre and wonderfully costumed aliens from all over the universe and you have Hal-Con at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Hal-Con at the Lord Nelson Hotel was

Sharing a New Tradition: Classic Cranberry Mold

The Green Samaritan

Heading into Thanksgiving week, I wanted to follow up on old recipe traditions and share a relatively new one. About four years ago, I purchased this ceramic pineapple mold from William-Sonoma. I have always loved the symbol of the

Winery promotes reusing rather than recycling used wine bottles

Green (Living) Review

No, really? Did someone read my question here on the Blog? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A southern Oregon winery is trying to reduce waste by spearheading "The Rinse Project". The idea is for winemakers to re-use bottles instead of recycling them curbside.

LED Lighting Ripoff

Green Living Tips

LED lighting has the potential to contribute greatly to decreasing our environmental. impact by reducing electricity related carbon emissions. But not all LEDs are created equal and the current situation is putting makers of quality LED products in a difficult position

Eaton Smart: stay green in Hong Kong

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening in China |. Night view of the Eaton Smart Hotel, Hong Kong, in China. On Kowloon Island, in Hong Kong's energetic Golden Mile shopping and commercial district, the sleek and modern Eaton Smart, Hong Kong presides over Nathan

Recycled Paper Christmas Crackers

Green Furniture Home Design

What’s Christmas without Christmas crackers!? These wonderful looking crackers are made from recycled paper and cardboard, so not only are they perfect for the holidays, they are better for planet Earth! Inside each recycled eco-friendly Christmas cracker is a different traditional parlor game, so you can have fun around the holiday table playing simple and old-fashioned games. It’s like stepping back into a simpler time.

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Ionize Away Them Thar Spots and Stains

Green Home Blog

We’ve carried a wide range of San Francisco based Orbeco’s Ion based cleaning supplies for a long time, and are just about the only place on the web you can get them! It’s a long time favorite of our hospitality small business customers. Name: Guy de Lacrose, COO. Company: Orbeco, Inc. The Orbeco Story. The story of Orbeco Inc.

Sharing a Tradition – Sweet Potatoes Supreme

The Green Samaritan

Thanksgiving is, of course, one of our most favorite holidays. We try to lift it up and allow it to stand alone despite the competition of the December holidays yet to come. We feast at my parents house – the same one I grew up in

Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What a brilliant idea! Skopje, MK, November 28, 2010: Macedonians took a day off work on Friday, November 26, to plant seven million trees as part of a project started in 2008 to revive fire-ravaged forests in the landlocked Balkan country.

Clothes pegs and clothespins

Green Living Tips

Are you a line dryer? Caring for your clothes pegs and clothespin choice certainly won't save the planet, but it will just shave another small slice off your overall environmental impact - and lots of small slices add up to a big chunk

DIY Scented Gift Bow made of Repurposed Perfume Ads


For topping off the wrapping of a very special gift, make a one-of-a-kind bow with the added surprise of carrying an exotic designer scent! Your recipient need never know that this lovely and festive gift bow was made out of junk ads — unless, of course, you want to gain big repurposing DIY cred by [.]. Arts Do-It-Yourself bow DIY gift wrap handmade paper arts recycle repurpose repurposed junk ribbon

Writersblok Bamboo Notebooks

Green Furniture Home Design

We are always on the hunt for eco-friendly stocking stuffers, and we think we’ve found a winner with these Writersblok Bamboo Notebooks. Made with 100% sustainable bamboo, these notebooks come with a cover that is waterproof and washable, and as an additional handy feature, the last 8 pages are perforated. As an inexpensive, attractive and eco-friendly item, these notebooks make a great gift for your green-minded friend or family member.

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“NEVER use disposables! It will change your life.”

Green Home Blog

As you can see from the something like 399 organic cotton products we carry, it’s a huge item in greening your home and business. I think it’s the passion in her view of her business that makes it so wonderful. I just have to introduce Julie with two lines from her bio: “Business Is Personal.&# . “ I don’t think outside the box, at Fiberactive there is no box.&#. Name: Julie Mullin, Alpha. Company: Fiberactive Organics, LLC.

Enter Goodwill's Photo Contest to Win $400 Levi's Prize Pack!

The Green Samaritan

To follow up on my post regarding Goodwill's Donate Movement, there's also a chance to win some great prizes through their photo contest which ends Monday, November 22. All you have to do is mark things you plan to donate with the

Co-operative looks at possible BPA presence in receipt ink

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A chemical which has been linked to causing problems with foetuses and in young children may have been used in a supermarket chain's receipts.