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Product Review - KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen

Green Earth Journey

We love our planet and for that reason alone, we don’t test on animals. KINeSYS made the commitment to purchase clean, emissions-free electricity generated by wind power to offset that used in our manufacturing process as well as our office. NEXT POST Labels: Product Review, giveaway

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A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Globally, if current meat production were distributed per capita, everyone would have enough protein and we could freeze the footprint of beef production at current levels. Can changing your diet make a positive impact on the planet?

Heroines for the Planet: Art Activist Asher Jay

Eco Chic

The heroine opened up to Eco Chick about her creative process, the deep passions that drive her, and her work with Ric O’Barry’s campaign to end the dolphin slaughter in Japan. What’s your creative process? We’ve interviewed Leilani Munter for Heroines for the Planet, too!)

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Water Condensers: Technology to Save the Planet?

Environmental News Network

Can this innovative science become a planet-wide technology that can save countless lives? This process has been a product of nature since water formed on this planet, and humankind is now able to duplicate the process in a more efficient and usable scale.

Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

How do we produce the stuff we need with less (or no) impact on the planet’s limited resources? Incorporating the cradle-to-cradle method of production to her philosophy, Peters has developed a modular shoe concept called Alice. From Domusweb.it.

Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing

EcoFriend

Green Products. Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing. According to a study conducted by the scientists at the Imperial College London, ionic solvents have slippery properties that could save approximately 80 percent energy consumed during biomass processing. They claim that a slight amount of lubrication could result in a relatively more sustainable process of biofuel manufacturing. Production of ultra thin wafers to make solar energy.

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

And this book should be compulsory reading for anyone connected with waste “management” and especially here those in local government, as well as those in product and packaging design.

Heroines for the Planet: Model and Skincare Chef May Lindstrom

Eco Chic

Since each bottle is formulated, hand-blended and filled by May in her private studio, she controls precisely what goes into her products, avoiding harmful chemicals, outsourcing and labs that are commonly used and abused in most beauty and skincare products. Photo Credit: Larry White.

This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

Green (Living) Review

Plastic shopping bags, as useful as they are for the 12 minutes when they're in use, are a curse on our planet. Cairo's Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms.

Heroines for the Planet: Vaute Couture Vegan Fashion Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart

Eco Chic

Just after her trip to the Paris fashion shows, I had the pleasure of chit-chatting with lovely Leanne about her design process, the importance of listening to what your life is telling you, and the future of vegan fashion.

Processing Plastics

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s by far one of the most questionable and most durable products on the planet, it’s used everywhere from baby bottles to construction sites, and it’s probably somewhere in your sight right now. But how much energy does this process cost in the long run?

How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet—and Lead a Joyous Life

Conservancy Talk

As a result, deforestation of the Amazon because of soy production has nearly come to a halt. Cargill’s leadership on reducing the impacts of soy production was more than a purely environmental or ethical decision. Meanwhile, energy production is being increased at other dams so that current hydropower levels are maintained. Let’s face it—solving today’s environmental challenges requires unprecedented leadership.

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Heroines for the Planet: Robin Wilson, Designer of Healthy Homes with Heart

Eco Chic

Since Robin has been a tireless healthy home advocate, and because she’s an all-around really good person, I couldn’t not interview her for Heroines for the Planet.

Katerva Picks 8 Global Projects to Save Planet Earth

Green Prophet

“We are pleased to confirm the Katerva Award Category Winners have been identified following rigorous review by our expert panelists,” announces the organization set up to radically change the deteriorating course of planet earth: ” These winners were chosen from a field of very strong candidates after undergoing a year-long nomination and review process involving roughly 500 experts, researchers, business and thought leaders across 50 countries.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

I am fascinated by trying to understand the socio-economic and political factors that variably influence these links to the natural world and, what we can learn as a society towards a sustainable planet. Is global tea production ecologically sustainable?

The environmental footprint of recycled products

Green (Living) Review

low wage countries with a low environmental protection record to boot) where there are processed and them made into products to be shipped back to the USA, etc. then made into the products, which are then, in turn, shipped back for you to buy.

What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

Dont Frack Our "Promised Land" » What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for 2013 and Beyond. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for 2013 and Beyond : Comments. Compass.

Heroines for the Planet: Anna Getty

Eco Chic

Her main objective is to be of service to others and the planet, and so long as she’s doing just that, she’s at peace. I wanted to help people make more conscious choices about their lives , what they ate, how they took care of themselves, their families and children and the planet. ” What about the process of creating the cookbook did you enjoy most? Whatever work I do, I do because I feel it is my duty as a human on the planet and for no other reason.

Wood

Green (Living) Review

Today plastic has replaced wood for many products once made from this raw material much to the detriment of not only forest industries but also the forest itself. The alternatives, however, are materials which in themselves, in the production and in their disposal, harm the Planet.

New Agro Food Park for Denmark to change the core of a broken system

Green Prophet

The firms designed a connection between research and business and urban agriculture to the needs of food of tomorrow can be me without further degrading our planet. We all need better food in our lives. Now Denmark is putting its stake in the ground and ploughing ahead with new ideas.

Product Review - Lunch Bots

Green Earth Journey

They get my stamp of approval ; ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The LunchBots Story LunchBots was born because I believe that plastic is toxic – for our bodies and for our planet. I felt strongly enough about this need to create a product myself.

The Need for Innovation in Local, Diversified Food Production

Celsias

The solutions to the price crisis won't necessarily come from producing more food, but from listening to farmers, investing in indigenous vegetables, and changing how foods are processed

Save Water, Save The Planet

Green (Living) Review

By taking small steps to conserve water, you can help the planet in big ways. gallon-per-flush (gpf) standard, moving away from conventional 3.5 - 5 gpf models For those who already know about carbon footprint, learning more about water footprint will heighten awareness of how much water each consumer product and business practice consumes. A product's water footprint is an inventory of the total amount of water that goes into its manufacture.

TheGreenProductSite.com Doing Their Part to Protect the Planet

Green (Living) Review

In an effort to protect the planet for future generations while providing quality products, TheGreenProductSite.com , a comprehensive new website that features only products that are environmentally friendly, has been launched in Fall last year. Products for sale include ergonomic chairs, office desks, rugs, outdoor furniture, and much more. Products are selected from manufacturers who use recycled, sustainable and eco-friendly materials in their products.

The growth machine is killing our planet, so why hasn’t it been stopped?

Green Blog

Why, in the face of massive evidence that constant expansion of production and extraction of resources is killing us, do governments and corporations keep shoveling coal for the runaway growth train? is the most productive, creates the greatest wealth?’ The ancients, he wrote elsewhere, ‘never thought of transforming the surplus-product into capital. For millennia almost all production had been for use, so there was little need or room for growth as we understand it today.

PLANET GREEN ANNOUNCES FAN FAVORITE RETURNING SERIES PREMIERING IN 2ND QUARTER

Green (Living) Review

SILVER SPRING, MD, April 2009 : Planet Green , the first 24-hour multiplatform lifestyle and entertainment brand devoted to the environment, announced that Emeril Green, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff, Greensburg, Renovation Nation, and Wa$ted! The new season openers headline Planet Green’s special Earth Day celebration “Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV” beginning April 19 – 25. Coming back for its second season, Planet Green’s series Wa$ted!

Beaten by an Angry Bird

10,000 Birds

Bad smell aside, methane warms the planet further, while deoxygenated water suffocates the fish. Noisy wing beats, heavy landing behind the stern, water splashing everywhere and then, a hit of a heavy wing on my upper arm…. A few years back, I birded northern Greece with a couple from Namibia.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

The Green Changemakers

UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute. Encouraging Sustainable Consumption and Production and promoting ‘Green Growth’.

Is wood more hygienic than plastic?

Green (Living) Review

At least since Plastic Planet and other criticism as regards to plastic and especially the noxious chemicals that it contains that constitute a risk to health plastic has lost its celebrity status. wood woodland crafts woodland products woodworkers

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Lipton, Hellman’s, Dove, and Ben & Jerry’s are examples of products that Unilever reports as helping to achieve its goal of growing business, while reducing its environmental footprint and improving people’s lives. It sees nature as a productive partner, not just something to leave alone.

Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

by Marie Look The Trash Planet series highlights various countries around the world and how they handle their waste. Packaging, processes and disposal of items are all engineered with recycling and elimination of waste in mind.

One Planet Living

The Green Changemakers

[link] Guiding Principles - Take action Individuals Government Businesses Guiding Principles of One Planet Living ® To achieve a sustainable future, we need to design communities which enable people to live sustainably. Download the One Planet Living Communities Manual here PDF 1.2

Terra Tech Corp Company Offers 5 Earth Day Friendly Tips to Eat for a Healthier Body and Planet

Green (Living) Review

OTCBB: TRTC.OB), a leader in sustainable urban agricultural products has 5 Earth Day friendly tips on how to eat for a healthier body and planet. Irvine,CA, April 2012 : Our nation’s current agricultural system is oftentimes at odds with the health of the planet and ourselves.

Earth Friendly Products Eliminates Over 600,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Pollution

Green (Living) Review

Garden Grove, CA : Earth Friendly Products ( www.ecos.com ), a leader in manufacturing award-winning, eco-friendly cleaning products, has succeeded in using 100% renewable energy in each of its five plants during the entire manufacturing process. The energy success is the latest in a wave of ongoing responsibility initiatives the company has mandated to continue to lead the green cleaning product industry ahead of the curve.

A few things that are not – necessarily - going to save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

A few things that, maybe, aren’t going to save the Planet but still will be beneficial for you and the Planet. Here's a list of things you don't have to do to save the Planet, either because they ultimately don't have much of an impact or because there are simpler or less expensive actions that are actually better for the environment and have a much greater impact. Buying real instead of processed food is better for your health and that of the Planet.

Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Green Prophet

By the time meat gets to the consumer, it’s been processed far beyond its original form,” animal rights activist Koby Barak told The Times of Israel. “If Twenty years from now if you enter a supermarket you will have a choice between two identical-looking products.

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Ecological Footprints and One Planet Thinking

The Green Changemakers

Whether it's food, lifestyle products, building materials -- most everything in the designed or built environment -- a big part of making good choices involves knowing where things come from, what's inside them, and how they got to point of use.

Vegan Leather Is Not Worse For The Environment Than Real Leather

Eccorazzi

In it, two writers examine how “unethical” it is to opt for faux motorcycle jackets over the real deal, because the planet is hurting from its production. These authors might be surprised to learn that phthalates are in meat and dairy products, too.

Happy Tequila Day! Did You Know Plastics Can Be Made from Tequila By-Products?

Eco Chic

You know how agave plants are these huge, spiny desert lovelies, and you know that they are somehow processed into magical, delicious tequila (or, my personal favorite, mezcal)? The growth cycle of the agave plant is a minimum seven-year process.

High Fructose Corn Syrup IS Bad for Your Kidney, Liver and the Planet (but can be Funny Too)!

Eco Chic

Mainly, because it’s processed, and processed foods are what are making us fat, by sneaking ingredients into our bodies that our bodies never evolved to digest. And it’s really cheap, meaning companies can easily add it to thousands of products that never even had sugar or sweetener in them to begin with (like potato chips)! Tags: Food X Issues X Planet X health HFCS kidney liver Michael Pollan New York Times processed food