2011

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Wend Magazine

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer.

How Fast Can A Roadrunner Run?

10,000 Birds

Every child who has ever seen a cartoon featuring Wile E Coyote and Road Runner has to have wondered if poor Wile E ever had a fair shot at catching the Road Runner. According to Mark Lockwood’s Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide , with or without Wile.

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Not seeing the forest for the trees?

Environmental Economics

Nancy Folbre promotes the notion of green jobs at Economix and then gets down to business: The biggest gains from investments in new renewable-energy technologies are not easily captured in private transactions, because they produce environmental services that are largely unpriced. Companies can sell consumers with a conscience a “share” in global greenhouse gas reduction – that’s what the growing business of carbon offsets is all about.

Vaska Herbatergent™

Green Earth Journey

I recently was given a chance to try Herbatergent from Vaska , which is now available at your local Target store.

24 handy lemon tips

Green Living Tips

Is there anything better than scent of a lemon? Lemons not only have a wonderful fragrance, but can also act as a green replacement for cleaning chemicals used around the home that aren't so environmentally friendly

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Beirut’s Rooftop Revolution (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

We interview urban designer Wassim Melki who envisions a sustainable future for Beirut’s skyline. Beirut is almost completely bereft of public green spaces. Satellite images show expanses of grey apartment and office blocks and a depressing lack of trees or any other kind of greenery.

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Spiritual Ecology and the Lesson of Crete

The Alien Next Door

If Gaia is our “Natural Mother” then Ecology is her language —Nina Munteanu.

Take a Green Vacation: 16 Ways To Be An Eco-Volunteer

Living Green & Saving Energy

Take a Green Vacation: 16 Ways To Be An Eco-Volunteer. green travel green vacation how to go green eco-volunteer

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10 Commonly Mispronounced Brands

Wend Magazine

There are many ways to pronounce a word; there’s a bunch of wrong ways, and then there’s the American way. But in the outdoor world, there are so many foreign brands that proper phonetics could make you look well-traveled and maybe even highly educated and cultured.

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What happened with Archaeopteryx?

10,000 Birds

Imagine you study history. You and your colleagues are experts on the history of France, Poland, Spain, all those European countries.

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Seattle Seahawks to get largest solar energy roof- 2.5 Acres of it

Environmental Economics

Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington. It will be on the roof of Qwest Field Event Center. The huge solar installation will cover over 2.5

Tree Recycling

Green Earth Journey

Find your Christmas tree recycling, treecycling, options right now with Earth 911

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Captain Planet Live Action Film In Development!!

Eccorazzi

After years of rumors , speculation , and hilarious hoaxes , it appears that the gears are finally turning for a bonafide live action film based on “Captain Planet and the Planeteers&#.

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Green Home Blog

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air. When most people think of air pollution they picture highways full of car exhaust and factories belching smoke, but did you know that the air inside your home can actually be more dangerous? The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air pollution levels can range from two to five times as high as outdoor levels and warns that indoor pollutants can be responsible for a number of health issues, including asthma, allergies, dizziness, and nausea.

Green Hero: Gili Islands’ Delphine Robbe

Green Traveler Guides

| Gili Eco Trust |. “Y ou really should talk with Delphine Robbe.” Here on the Gili Islands , within eyeshot of the Indonesian island of Lombok and less than two hours by fast boat to Bali , this has been the refrain to all my questions about the environment. Marine conservation?

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How Do You Recycle?

The Green Samaritan

With Earth Day approaching, I’m curious… How do you recycle or how does your city handle recycling? I’m fortunate – my city offer curbside recycling and furnishes a big brown can to deposit all our recyclable items in to include paper, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, steel. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

Meat Glue: The Meat Industry’s Dirty Secret

Green Prophet

Care for a slab of Frankenstein steak? Just glue meat scraps together and serve ‘em up, hot. Side of blood clots, optional. The white powder sold by the kilo, above, is the meat industry’s dirty little secret. It’s “meat glue.&#

Social Networking: Past, Present and Future

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you ask a teenager today what social networking is the answer will get is Facebook. That is all they would know and maybe Bebo or MySpace. They may say Blogging and that's where it would end for them. But, I do not think social networking started with AOL or Yahoo Groups or even with online community called “ The Well ”, which was founded in 1985 and is now part of Salon.com.

I Stand with the Xingu River

Indigenize

This photo, which I got from La Mina Circle in Los Angeles, reveals a tragic moment in the politics of the earth. Chief Raoni of the Kayapó people broke down crying when he learned that the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff. approved construction to begin on the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant & dam project on Xingu [.]. All My Relations Cranky Rants Belo Monte Chief Raoni dam destruction indigenous people progress resistance

Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

Wend Magazine

Whisky (also spelled whiskey ) is “a spirit distilled from malted grain.&# It is also, considered by many, a very tasty treat, the perfect way to top off (or start off) the night, depending on the person.

Buller’s Albatrosses

10,000 Birds

It’s winter down here for sure now, and winter in Kaikoura , on the coast of South Island north of Christchurch, means one thing, albatrosses!

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What environmentalists need to know about economics

Environmental Economics

By the way, check out env-econ contributor Jason Scorse's videos of a talk given on his new book What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics ( available at Amazon ). Here is the short version

Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. But as important as saving money is for most people, perhaps it is not the most important benefit of a greener

10 Rainforest Creatures That Defy Imagination

Eccorazzi

Ecorazzi’s Rainforest Editorial Series is brought to you by Hello Green Tomorrow , the Avon Product Inc. campaign to plant a future and help end deforestation. While the rainforest only covers an estimated 6% of land, it serves as a home to over half of the species of plants and animals on earth.

How to Serve Holiday Dinner Without Waste

Green Home Blog

How to Serve Holiday Dinner Without Waste. During the stress of the holidays, it can be easy to forget that responsible food use is just as important as responsible food production. An average American family of four will throw away around 122 lbs. of food a month. Not only does this represent lost money for the consumer, but food in the garbage is also a waste of energy and water resources. The U.S. Agriculture Department estimates that a quarter of water consumption in the U.S. and 4% of U.S.

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Ubud, Bali: sleeping in Michael Franti’s green bed

Green Traveler Guides

| Ubud’s Green Yoga |. I ’ve been a big Michael Franti & Spearhead fan ever since my friend Leah practically begged me to purchase the Everyone Deserves Music CD in 2003.

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Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not

The Green Samaritan

This is a guest post by Trish Holder of Greenspiration Home. According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indoor faucets account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water use in the United States each year

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future.

Green Tourism Mobile Application for UK & Ireland Launched by TripSketch

Green (Living) Review

Award winning online Green Travel company TripSketch has announced the launch of a new Green Tourism mobile application for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Partnering with the UK’s leading Green Tourism certification programme, Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), TripSketch enables travelers to access a network of over 2400 green graded businesses across the UK and Ireland via mobile devices or the Internet.

Cities, Biodiversity and Governance: Perspectives and Challenges of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the City Level

The Green Changemakers

This report was written by Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, Osman Balaban, Christopher Doll, Raquel Moreno-Penaranda, Alexandros Gasparatos, Deljana Iossifova, and Aki Suwa The report is available for download here.

Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder App Provides Database of Every Federal, State Land in America

Wend Magazine

The brand-new (and free) iPhone App Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder from the American Park Network provides users with a searchable database of every single state and federal public land in America.

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Why is the Robin’s Breast Red?

10,000 Birds

Why is the Robin’s breast red? Why are any of the parts of any birds colorful? To make it easier for birders to identify them, of course!

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My entry in the Department of Interior design your own logo contest

Environmental Economics

Here are the rest fo the entries: [link]. Hat tip: The blog formerly known as Green, Inc

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green living can improve your health as well. Here are 5 health benefits you can realize from creating a greener lifestyle