When Houston ended glass recycling this 8-year-old saw a healthy business opportunity

Green (Living) Review

I’ve always wanted to be a basketball player,” he says as he and his business partner, 28-year-old David Krohn, drive through a neighborhood in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve

The Hero of Houston: Mattress Mack, the anti-Osteen.

Elephant Journal

If you need a dose of business as a force for good, and in a world running right getting love for doing good, and therefore doing well, well, here’s Mattress Mack. Click above for inspiration. Click below for inspiration! For more.

Whitney Houston Dead at 48: Remembering Her Charity Work


In a life marked by extreme highs and lows, one aspect of Whitney Houston's life never wavered: her dedication to charity work. Entertainment Featured Music News People whitney houstonRead More.

Whitney Houston’s Family Asks for Donations to Her Former School


In lieu of flowers mourners are asked to send donations to Whitney Houston's former public school. Causes News People Top News whitney houstonRead More.

Houston to Buy Half of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources


The city of Houston has agreed to purchase half its electricity from renewable sources. That will make Houston the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the nation, according to the city, which cited estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Animal Crushing: What it Is & Why We Have to Look. ~ Stephanie Vessely

Elephant Journal

This week Houston Press ran a cover story entitled, “Open Season: Do Laws Against Animal Crushing Videos Violate Free Speech?” We don’t show up on our mats and cushions so we can stay asleep, we do it so we can look at what arises. ” It details the recent story about Ashley Nicole Richards and Brent [.].

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Yoga in Space. 5 Life Lessons From the Movie Gravity.

Elephant Journal

In space, no one can hear you b h. Boredom is an early sign of depression, and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is bored. She complains a lot, and does not feel like she has much to live for, even though she is one of the most privileged humans on or off earth.

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Who the Hell Am I? ~ Sher Meyer

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) deepak chopra ego jean houston meditation self-doubt sher meyer soul uncertainty

Fusion Food.

Elephant Journal

Through commerce and travel, technology and media, we are being catalyzed into ways of being that a few short years ago were the stuff of fantasy and myth.

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Weekend Inspirational Roundup – Number 5

Hug a Tree with Me

8: When You Believe by Mariah Carey ft Whitney Houston. 1: You are Strong Enough! 2: Motivational Video : Fear. 3: You are Blessed! 4: Never Give Up! 5: If Jah by Tony Rebel. 6: Try. 7: 7:Do Happy. 9: You are Amazing. 10: Do for your Future! inspiration inspirational motivational

The Stunning Twist Ending

10,000 Birds

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus By Su Houston at Venus Modern Body Arts, NY, NY. So, in the face of my inevitable return to the mountain strongholds of Missoula, I now have one bird that I can count on being with me, country or city. Any habitat, any season, any continent, any time.

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Purple Buddha Jewelry: Turning Tools of Violence Into Objects of Beauty

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion berlin wall Cambodia conflict Germany houston Jewelry kickstarter meteor upcycled uxo When you are trying to save the world, how do you start? Where should one begin, when turning negative into positive? How do you use the past to change the future?

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Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Thanks to Tim for the shirt , purchased on site at the Final 4 (or at the Houston airport I received this from the WCOB blogger today, and can't resist posting it since it shows how patriotic I am with a blue shirt and all. sorry about that! Photo Credit: Rob Robertson.

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The NFL Goes Green… Slowly

Green Life Smart Life

Houston Texans : The NFL’s newest franchise is proud of its recycling program. With the football season upon us, I decided to check out the green programs of the NFL’s 32 teams. As a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and season-ticket holder, I’ve grown accustomed to the Eagles’ green messaging and programs. They’ve been at it very vocally for a few years now. So I assumed all of the NFL’s teams were just as vocal about it. Boy, was I wrong.

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What happens when a Girl gets a Doll Just Like Her: The Video that is Captivating the World.

Elephant Journal

Emma is a young girl in Houston, Texas who has lived her life with a.

A Transgender Person Went Into the Ladies’ Room & Here’s What Happened.

Elephant Journal

I realize that people in Houston and in North Carolina are terrified that “allowing transgender people to use public bathrooms based on their gender identity would expose women and girls to discomfort and possible. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights cisgender equal rights female ladies room male safety transgender washrooms woman

Shell CEO urges switch to clean energy as plans hefty renewable spending

Green (Living) Review

"If we're not very careful, with all the good intentions and advocacy that we have, we may, as a sector and society, not make the progress that is needed," van Beurden said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.

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Texas Oil Spill Threatens Migrating Birds

10,000 Birds

Oiled Laughing Gull photograph above by Melissa Phillip/ Houston Chronicle ). Here’s the outlook from the folks on the ground , namely Houston Audubon. Is last week’s oil spill near Galveston, Texas bad for birds? As the guys on SportsCenter say, it’s not good , according to conservationists and wildlife officials, since spring migration is just heating up.

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Vegan Blogger Victoria Moon Erickson Missing


Vegan blogger Victoria Moon Erickson turns up missing in Houston, after touring the country and blogging healthy lifestyles. Read More The post Vegan Blogger Victoria Moon Erickson Missing appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News Vegan victoria moon erickson

Officer Comforts Dying Police Horse Hit By Truck


3, a Houston police officer laid with his dying horse after she was spooked and hit by a truck. Get your tissues out because this one’s heavy. On Dec. According Read More The post Officer Comforts Dying Police Horse Hit By Truck appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $20,000 Solar Array to Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House

Green (Living) Review

The Centennial House is a Houston Habitat for Humanity home designed and built by Rice University students and will be provided to a deserving local family later this year. Celebrate Earth Month in Houston Earth Day takes place every year on April 22, but why celebrate just one day?

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Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake

10,000 Birds

Positive reinforcement tells me that I should be finding snakes in Houston, TX. The first one was found simply by accident, but consistent herpetological luck at Houston’s Arboretum makes me look harder and longer until I find one. It took two visits during this trip, but I was rewarded with a very intimate look at a charming little snake. This is the Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus orarius.

University Cited but Not Fined for Death of Lab Monkey


The University of Houston has been issued its seventh citation for improper handling of research animals after a rhesus monkey died from dehydration.

Beware the broken window fallacy

Environmental Economics

growth in the third quarter, but economists say it may ultimately provide a tiny boost to the national economy because of the rebuilding in the Houston area. In Houston's case, the storm's impact on the refining sector and gasoline prices could spark inflation, said Swonk. I don't get a whiff of "Harvey might be good for the economy" from this article but, still, beware.

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Off Grid Solar Generator for Emergencies


In 2008, Hurricane Ike took the Houston area by storm, leaving 2.15 million people without power.

Yao Ming Blocks Shark Fin Trade


This Thursday, February 14th, former NBA Star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, will be in Houston with conservation organization, WildAid, visiting the Houston Zoo with local school children to educate them about the importance of wildlife conservation.



Matthew Nystrom grew up in the well-to-do Klein suburbs of Houston, Tx. Many of the people Matt knew growing up in Houston paid their mortgages and fed their families by working for ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Halliburton, and Conoco Phillips.

WATCH: Emma Watson Poses Au Naturel for Global Green USA


Actress Emma Watson goes topless for photographer James Houston's latest project 'Natural Beauty' and to help raise funds for Global Green USA. Read More The post WATCH: Emma Watson Poses Au Naturel for Global Green USA appeared first on Ecorazzi.

This is why you need to look at the data

Environmental Economics

  Two years ago, I took my Dad down to the Final Four in Houston.  From the National Journal : Some observations that go against my own preconceptions: Bud leans left but Sam Adams leans right? 

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Off-topic post: How dare you call us profitable!

Environmental Economics

The Houston Astros are bad.really bad.  Astros' revenues, the Astros media rights fee from CSN Houston, and CSN. Houston's per subscriber rate are all significantly inaccurate. First a little background for those who don't follow Major League Baseball (why don't you?):   The team is in the supposed process of rebuilding after moving to the American League from the National League this year.    They are currently 31.5

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Nickelodeon Star Inspires Kids to Go Lean And Green


Daniella Monet, who starred in the network’s ‘Victorious’ made an appearance to kick off Houston’s ISD''s Lean and Green effort. Read More The post Nickelodeon Star Inspires Kids to Go Lean And Green appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Healthy Living News Top News Vegetarian daniella monet

Japan Dumps Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

Sustainability Ninja

According to Dr. James Cox, a radiation oncologist at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center and a CNN consultant, the radiation will be quickly diluted. Japan started pouring thousands of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean today, saying that it was needed to prevent a worse leak from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Vegandale Debuts, Promotes a Vegan World


The event returns to Chicago, will take over two days in Toronto and New York, and will kick off the year at our newest destination; Houston, Texas. Imagine a busy city block where every storefront celebrates veganism.

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Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Oil Protest at White House

Sustainability Ninja

The protest and ensuing arrests involved several people who have been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved, will run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston,Texas. Daryl Hannah was arrested today during a protest in front of the White House. The protesters oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Conservancy Talk

Since September 2016, Tjelmeland, along with Arnold and preserve technician Tim O’Connell, have made a concerted effort to attract a wide cross-section of volunteers to TCPP, which is less than an hour south of Houston.

Texas 101

Natural disasters and net-migration? @mattkahn1966

Environmental Economics

For more than three decades, California has seen a net outflow of residents to other states, as less expensive southern cities like Phoenix, Houston and Raleigh supplant those of the Golden State as beacons of opportunity. I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling, a'tumbling down. Quakes and Fires. ): For the half-century after World War II, California represented the epitome of middle-class America on the move.

Here’s how Obama is preparing the country for climate change

Green (Living) Review

Houston, Colorado, NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Center, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work together on pilot projects geared toward preparing for climate change.

Daily Demand and Supply: Requisite Natural Disaster Price Gouging Post

Environmental Economics

  Hotels aren’t the only ones guilty of price gouging as Houston grapples with continued rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years. When the Super Bowl comes to town hotels increase prices for rooms.  Bars increase prices for drinks.  Restaurants increase prices for food.   So why when the Super Bowl of hurricanes comes to town would we expect anything less ?

Music Monday: The Flannel Attractions

Wend Magazine

” Flannel’s live shows feature both originals and covers running the gamut from Arcade Fire to Whitney Houston. Since I began writing Music Mondays , I’ve been wanting to highlight some local music out of Jackson Hole, WY (my place of residence).

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Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Brenda Prewitt, a Houston-based nurse, has seen what these types of pollution do to our children. Houston is already home to various refineries for everything from tar sands to chemicals.