Sat.Dec 15, 2012 - Fri.Dec 21, 2012

Iranian Graphic Designers Fight Pollution and Climate Change

Green Prophet

What can graphic design do to help tackle environmental degradation? Well, these Iranian designers think a lot. Exploring the nexus where art and nature meet , Iranian designers look at the environmental problems riddling their cities and the innovative ways they can resolve them.

Smoking is (good) for the birds

10,000 Birds

Back in the 1980s, it became popular for biologists to consider plant secondary compounds in understanding inter-species relationships and other ecological matters.

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Living Large in Small Houses

Sightline Daily

A Jay Shafer tiny home. Flickr: nicolas.boullosa. My husband and I think we’ve found a way to pay off our mortgage early, without taking on an extra job or working nights. We’ve decided to construct a rental unit—a “mother-in-law suite”—within our home.

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Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) by Angela England 432 pages paperback, 9 x 7.3

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Vegan Anne Hathaway Had to Endure Dead Fish on Les Mis Set


Anne Hathaway did her best to make her role on Les Mis as ethical as possible. Read More The post Vegan Anne Hathaway Had to Endure Dead Fish on Les Mis Set appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Film/TV News Top News Vegan anne hathaway

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Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

A few months back Nancy Wimmer told us about Bangladesh's solar success. In one of the poorest countries on earth, a renewable energy company, Grameen Shakti, is busy installing nearly 1000 solar home systems each

Warning: This Picture May Cause Climate Change

Green Prophet

A quiet little technology blog called Upworthy just posted a pie chart that, despite the solid pedigree of its source data, is likely to provoke debate so heated it may accelerate climate change.

More on the helium shortage

Environmental Economics

This is a little too late for my principles class, but who am I not to blog in the public interest?    A global helium shortage has turned the second-most abundant element in the universe (after hydrogen) into a sought-after scarcity, disrupting its use in everything from party balloons and holiday parade floats to M.R.I. machines and scientific research. Experts say the shortage has many causes.

Africa’s Elephants Facing Extinction, says Jane Goodall


Conservationist Jane Goodall is urging the world to stop the illegal ivory trade - or face the complete extinction of Africa's elephants. Read More The post Africa’s Elephants Facing Extinction, says Jane Goodall appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News jane goodall

Beauty Recipe: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-shampoo Dandruff Treatment

Hug a Tree with Me

Dandruff will always return if the fungus that causes it is not killed off completely.

West Elm’s Living Green Wall is a First in Kuwait

Green Prophet

It is almost certain that a new green wall installed in Kuwait is the emirate’s very first. The 175 square foot vertical garden was installed in The Avenue Mall’s West Elm store to mark the first time the American furnishings company has opened an international branch.

Can't have pancakes (and waffles) without it*

Environmental Economics

It took a gang of maple syrup rustlers to help me understand why the price is so high: Depending on the year, [Quebec] can produce more than three-quarters of the world’s supply. And its marketing organization appears to have taken some tips from the producers of another valuable liquid commodity when it comes to exploiting market dominance. “It’s It’s like OPEC,” said Simon Trépanier, acting general manager of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. “We’re

The British authorities have pulled a new Sodastream advert for 'denigration of the bottled drinks market'

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sorry, mind running this by me again. A Sodastream advert which pointed out the waste caused by disposable plastic bottles gets banned in UK (by Clearcast). Sodastream's new ad was yanked from UK airwaves for 'denigration of the bottled drinks market.'

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Review/Giveaway of Instead Softcup Menstrual Cups, ends 1/2, 3 winners

Hug a Tree with Me

I was a little skeptical when my box of Instead Softcup reusable menstrual cups came in the mail. The thought of an internal menstrual cup sounded invasive, messy and a bit scary (seriously, what if it got stuck in there). Nevertheless my research on Softcup eased my mind a bit so I gave it a try.

Calling All Green Bloggers – Masdar Competition Wants Your Ideas!

Green Prophet

Fancy the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to attend Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in the United Arab Emirates? Well, here’s how.

Feds Searching for Men Who Rode on Dying Sperm Whale


A few days ago heartbreaking photos surfaced of two men attempting to ride a dying sperm whale as if it were a surf board. Read More The post Feds Searching for Men Who Rode on Dying Sperm Whale appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Science Top News

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Shaun White’s Hair does a 180 for Charity

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. The video says more than I can, but I will give the man props and note that the couple of times I’ve met him he seems like a legitimately good dude. No related posts

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Louisville, KY Show, ends 1/8

Hug a Tree with Me

So does anyone know what time it is? It’s time to get the sillies out!!!! Yo Gabba Gabba live! Get the Sillies Out is coming to the Louisville Palace in Louisville, Ky on Sunday, January 13th at 2pm and again at 5pm, we will be there and you can be there too.

Mayan 21 12 Apocalypse Deflated by NASA’s Early GOTCHA Video

Green Prophet

NASA issued a video “told-you-so” in advance of the much-hyped Mayan calendar “end of the world” prediction. There are plenty of Jordanians who think the Mayans and their 21, 12 end of days prediction may be on to something.

What is the Christmas Bird Count?

10,000 Birds

This is is the most magical time of the year, one filled with holiday cheer, festive celebrations, and… surveys of winter avifauna? That’s right! For the American birding community, the holiday season heralds more than blinking lights, tree trimming, and rampant consumerism. It’s also time for the Christmas Bird Count , which explains why we’re republishing this evergreen post!

A Greener Cigarette? Reducing the Negative Impact of Smoking

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Greener Cigarette? Reducing the Negative Impact of Smoking. green products green technology better way to smoke green cigarette

Manual Address Book

Green (Living) Review

Part of the series (S)Low Tech vs. High Tech by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's digital world we all – well not all of us really but a great many of us – rely and depend on our contacts list via computers or cell phones, whether stored on the device or online, and often this address book is only backed up digitally as well, if at all.

Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion?

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Zoe Saldana Rescues Pup, Shares Photo on Twitter


Actress Zoe Saldana reveals animal love on Twitter with new photo of newly adopted pooch. Read More The post Zoe Saldana Rescues Pup, Shares Photo on Twitter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News bradley cooper zoe saldana

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 17 | Conservancy Talk

Conservancy Talk

Already in a Holidays Daze? We've got you covered in a green way. Just in time for the holidays, Trashed delves into the less festive side of consumerism and waste. Green) are some tips for creating less waste

The love of possessions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sitting Bull said in his time that the love of possessions is a disease with them, meaning the Americans. And he continued in the same speech: “They take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their neighbors away. If America had been twice the size it is, there still would not have been enough”. And the truth that he was right and that was how long ago?

Gulf Nations Among Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

Green Prophet

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its neighbor the United Arab Emirates have been included in the Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, which evaluates the renewable energy markets of 40 countries across the globe.

United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent


The U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals milk consumption in the United States has fallen 30 percent, since 1975. Read More The post United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan megan fox

Give a Loved One the Bird

10,000 Birds

I’m sure you don’t need a reminder that the holidays are here or that all responsible individuals have completed their holiday shopping.

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) After the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, USA om December 14, 2012, calls for a total ban on gun ownership can be heard again. However, had someone at that school, such as a teacher or security guard, been armed the shooter would not have gotten very far, despite the fact that he was wearing a bullet proof vest. Best to always assume that someone is wearing body armor nowadays and shoot for head, arms or legs.

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Spiffy New Tramway Connects Casablanca’s Hot Spots

Green Prophet

King Mohammed VI rode with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and head of Moroccan government Abdelilah Benkirane on Casablanca’s spiffy new tramway during its debut run, which traversed the distance between United Nations Square and Mohammed Square on 12 December, 2012.

Megan Fox Ditches Dairy to Lose Baby Weight


"I'm not eating dairy, that's my biggest secret," says Fox. Read More The post Megan Fox Ditches Dairy to Lose Baby Weight appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News megan fox

#EndOfTheWorldEconfessions I don't think the contingent valuation method passes the scope test

Environmental Economics

Justin Wolfers: Today is the last day on the Mayan calendar, which, according to some, means the world is going to  end.  This seems about as likely to occur as any economic forecast.

The hunt for happiness

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's world we are being told – brainwashed into believing actually – that material things will bring us happiness. How wrong. We are told that if we just work hard enough, get the right job, and earn more money we will be able to buy all those things that bring us happiness.