How Will Your Small Business Celebrate Earth Day 2013?

Green Home Blog

On April 22 nd , 2013 Earth Day will yet again be celebrated throughout the globe. If you own a small business or even work in one, this is the perfect opportunity to unveil a green initiative or continue your support for planetary healing.

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Bali: green inspiration at Desa Atas Awan eco-boutique resort

Green Traveler Guides

| Down Duvets in Bali? | | When afternoon rain clouds part, the limitless panorama stretches well beyond Bali’s southern shores. Ahhhh, this is more like it.

A Common Tragedy

Environmental Economics

When self-regulation, weak regulation and social norms fail to address overfishing in an aopen-access fishery (like the New England Cod fishery), sometimes drastic regulations are necessary for the long-term sustainability of the fishery.

Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Now it is happening in Pakistan.

What the Conservation Movement Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.”.

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Upcycle your Trash with Terracycle and Eliminate the Idea of Waste

Hug a Tree with Me

Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, Terracycle is an award winning international upcycling and recycling company that collects hard to recycle packaging and transforms them into clean, usable materials and products.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Apps for the Smart Birder — Which One Should You Use?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Timothy Boucher is senior geographer at The Nature Conservancy and a long-time birder. Follow him on Twitter. Need an app that helps you identify birds in the field ? Don’t bother searching for “ birds ” in any app store.

Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

10,000 Birds

The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. This has resulted in a reduction of the number of duck stamps sold.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part V: Ancient Healing

Green Home Blog

To understand ancient healing and its green applications, one must think outside the box. These remedies often work through a human-nature or human-energy connection with the capability to heal the root cause as opposed to band-aiding symptoms.

OMunity Bali: not a private villa, a private green village!

Green Traveler Guides

| Finding ‘Undiscovered’ Bali | My quest for ‘undiscovered’ Bali continues. I yearn to be alone in the wilds, with scarcely another tourist within miles, in a Bali as I imagined it might be long before it became inundated with outsiders like me.

Austerity for electric cars

Environmental Economics

Not from The Onion : DOT quietly pulled [charging stations for plug-in electric cars at four interstate highway rest stops in Johnston and Alamance counties] out of the ground and trucked them to a warehouse. In their place today are four blue signs memorializing the end Feb.

UK government to force Internet content blocking

Green (Living) Review

This #GivingTuesday, Share Why You Love Nature

Conservancy Talk

There are days dedicated to getting great deals — Black Friday and Cyber Monday — but there is only one official day to give back: Giving Tuesday. But isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

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What People Really Look Like. ~ Dale Favier

Elephant Journal

I’ve been a massage therapist for many years now. I know what people look like. People have been undressing for me for a long time. I know what you look like: a glance at you, and I can picture pretty well what you’d look like on my table. Let’s start here with what nobody looks [.].

James Cameron Embraces Plant-Based Diet, Grows 90% of His Food


James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron have switched to a plant-based diet and are enjoying the bounty of their 100 acre biodynamic farm in California. Read More The post James Cameron Embraces Plant-Based Diet, Grows 90% of His Food appeared first on Ecorazzi.

David Thomas Smith “Google Maps” Your City As a Persian Rug

Green Prophet

Irish artist David Thomas Smith weaves thousands of Google Maps screen grabs into intricate designs mimicking Persian rugs. . Look closer, and these symmetrical compositions reveal global landscapes transformed by mankind.

Toxic to Our Health: Sitting is the New Smoking

The Green Samaritan

Sit, sit, sit. I don’t know about you, but after a fairly busy morning to include 6 am workouts two or three times per week, then flitting around the kitchen to get the kids off to. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map

Nature Conservancy - Science

The new interactive Global Forest Change Map could change the way we conserve forests. Photo: ©Scott Warren. By Peter Ellis, Forest Carbon Scientist. Maps can tell us how to get from point A to point B. But often, they fail to inspire.

Red-crowned Parrots at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

10,000 Birds

Southern California is loaded with parrots. Many escapes and introductions have taken place over the years and some species have found the warm, dry climate to their liking. Quite a few species are well-established and breeding from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond.

Bedroom Green: 6 Eco-Sexy Tips

Green Home Blog

Sex is everywhere you look. Computer, television, film, theatre, magazines, you name it. So much so that it has almost de-sensitized the importance of its benefits, intimacy and overall specialness.

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El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara’s green ‘nature lodging’

Green Traveler Guides

| Comfort Amid Critters | The bobcat was the first indication that El Capitan Canyon isn’t just another green glamping “resort.” Just across California Highway 101 from historic El Capitan State Beach, fewer than 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, this eco-friendly “nature lodging” lures city slickers and locals alike to its luxury safari tents [.] El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara’s green ‘nature lodging’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Picture of the day

Environmental Economics

If you like this one there are more here. Hat tip: The Door

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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Sightline Daily

Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long.


New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Conservancy Talk

Last week, TNC joined with USAID and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) to launch Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mindfulness for Beginners: Dispelling 7 Myths of Meditation.

Elephant Journal

If you ask why we meditate, I would say it’s so we can become more flexible and tolerant to the present moment. Pema Chodron.

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Michelle Pfeiffer Credits Vegan Diet for Ageless Looks


The dietary change was a pretty dramatic switch for Pfeiffer, whose previous lifestyle was less than healthy. Read More The post Michelle Pfeiffer Credits Vegan Diet for Ageless Looks appeared first on Ecorazzi. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan michelle pfeiffer

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Stick the Solar-Powered Window Socket on Glass and Watch it Charge

Green Prophet

Here’s a design that rivals the light bulb in its ingenuity: the Window Socket.

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Sustainable Bedroom Decor Photo Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Coming up with sustainable bedroom decor ideas doesn’t have to be difficult. By being aware of the materials used in construction, one can have a comfortable space that also remains ecologically conscious.

The Cooler: PLoS ONE and the Panic Over Impact

Nature Conservancy - Science

Image credit: Dave Gray /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. Bob Lalasz directs science communications at The Nature Conservancy. What is “impact” for science, anyway? And could the ways we define “impact” explain why we have less of it than we think we should?

The 300 survivors

10,000 Birds

There are some seven birds among the 100 most endangered species on the planet on the list of fauna and flora listed as the rarest by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Zoological Society of London – and this morning, I am after one of those! Located in the Kutch District of Gujarat, the Naliya Grassland is the smallest reserve of India, covering only 2 square kilometers (yes – 0.77

Green Small Business Startup Ideas

Green Home Blog

If you own a small business you probably already know how important it is to embrace and incorporate some sort of green initiative into your business model.

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Lodging industry energy use down 5 percent from 2008 to 2012

Green Traveler Guides

A Big Data look at 2,200 U.S. lodging establishments also shows a decrease in total electric consumption in this sector of 6 percent decrease during peak demand. Lodging industry energy use down 5 percent from 2008 to 2012 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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"Estimating The Social Cost Of Carbon: Robert Pindyck’s Critique"

Environmental Economics

Joel Darmstadter and Alan J. Krupnick at Common Resources : The U.S. government’s new consensus estimate of the social cost of carbon (SCC) —around $43 per ton CO2 from a 2020 baseline—has met with some approval in academic and other circles ( as we discussed yesterday ).  But some of the harshest criticisms, at least insofar as the blogosphere would interpret them, have come from MIT economist Robert Pindyck ( short article and working paper ).

Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

Green Living Tips

Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they're worn out? Learn more in this article. articles & guides energy gadgets