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State of the Green Union Report released

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 9:54pm

GenGreen revealed its State of the Green Union Report for Autumn 2008 yesterday. This is an exclusive feature on their site that will only be released four times a year. The report is loaded with information on developing trends in the eco-sphere while also providing stories of the local, independent busiensses and service providers that are demonstrating these trends across the country. 

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Categories: Environment

What the average American eats and what it takes to make it

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 7:18pm

The average American eats 67 pounds of beef a year (or about 1/10th of a cow).  Problem is, that takes 167,500 gallons of water, 1072 pounds of grain, and 3.35 acres of land to produce...

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Categories: Environment

Young Women In Poverty See The Bright Side During The Economic Crisis

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 7:14pm

The World Bank and the Nike Foundation launched a new $20 million program to help teach women in developing nations job skills. It will start in six African and Middle Eastern countries.

“Investing in young women is one way to break the inter-generational pattern of poverty,” World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said at the bank’s D.C. headquarters. “It’s the right thing to do, and it’s also going to be smart economics.” “This is a movement. It’s taken off,” said Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a managing director at the World Bank. The President of Nike said, “Our greatest resource overall in breaking the cycle of poverty is the adolescent girl,” he said. “We’re building a bridge between relevant training and real jobs that helps accelerate the economy.”

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Categories: Environment

Plant a Tree in the U.S.

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 2:56pm

I Plant Trees is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforestation of the United States. Provide your support by purchasing the annual T-Shirt. A TREE WILL BE PLANTED FOR EVERY SHIRT PURCHASED.

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New Apple MacBook Good For The Environment. And Cool!

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 4:50am

Usually, when a new computer comes out, all that matters is the speed and the cost. So what if the cost was also related to how environmentally safe the product was? Apple took a huge step today by unveiling new laptops that are not only cutting edge, but are some of the most environmentally conscious computers available today.

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Eco-Libris blog reviews two Little Green Books and offers a giveaway of 4 books of this line!

Wed, 2008/10/15 - 4:10am

Eco-Libris blog reviews two books of Simon and Schuster's Little Green Books line. We also have a great giveaway - Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing are giving away one package that includes 4 of the Little Green Books! All you need to do to participate is just to answer what is the best way to plant the seeds for earth-friendly living at an early age.

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Categories: Environment

Artistic Recycling: Amazing Uses for Leftover Bottle Caps

Tue, 2008/10/14 - 6:54pm

... As we awaken to the realities of pollution and other serious environmental issues, we need to find ways to solve our “man made” problems. Upcycling is a way of converting our garbage into other things which can be used and enjoyed again...

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Cost of Deforestation is Vastly Greater than that of the Current Financial Crisis

Tue, 2008/10/14 - 5:21pm

Wall Street by various calculations has to date lost, within the financial sector, $1-$1.5 trillion, the reality is that at today's rate we are losing natural capital at least between $2-$5 trillion every year

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Categories: Environment

I Plant Trees

Tue, 2008/10/14 - 2:52pm

I Plant Trees is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforestation of the United States.  Through donations and fundraising efforts, trees are planted to replace those lost due to natural causes and outside influence.  While we do accept donations, our primary fundraising comes from sales of I Plant Trees t-shirts. 

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Categories: Environment

Cool Earth Solar Could Change the Shape of Solar Power

Tue, 2008/10/14 - 12:43am

Cool Earth Solar is set to complete construction of their first prototype plant in the next few weeks. If all goes according to plan the new plant will change the shape of renewable energy scalability – literally.

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Categories: Environment

Now You Can Make Ethanol At Home : Ecoscraps

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 3:40pm

Just add yeast and your bio material, leave for a week, and voila!

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Categories: Environment

Contest: Win Organic, Non-Toxic Insecticide from EcoSMART

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 2:39pm

Enter here to win one of three bottles of EcoSMART products!

EcoSMART makes a line of non-toxic insecticides made from botanicals - natural essential oils like peppermint, rosemary, and wintergreen.

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Categories: Environment

‘Black Silicon’ Could Revolutionize Solar Cell Technology : CleanTechnica

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 2:26pm

A new form of silicon is set to revolutionise solar enegy, making cells up to 100 times more efficient.

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Categories: Environment

Harnessing the Awesome Power of the High Five

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 1:04pm

This ground breaking technology from Cunning Labs could be the most promising alternative energy innovation yet. The system taps into the vast energy potential of the “High Five” to generate electrical energy. Although this design only harnesses the power of the “Up High”, future models may extend to include the “Down Low,” that is assuming they can over come the substantial energy loss of the “Too Slow” factor...

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Categories: Environment

Fall Harvest Recipe: Neep, Snadgie, or Swede?

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 4:43am

One of the fall harvest’s most overlooked and under appreciated vegetables is the tumshie. I mean the neep. Umm… the snadgie? The swede?

A cross between a turnip and a cabbage, this root was carved into a jack-o-lantern for Samhain

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Categories: Environment

Bamboo Flooring: 20 Things to know before getting green and eco-friendly

Mon, 2008/10/13 - 2:51am

Bamboo flooring is a great green eco-friendly product that is making its way into our homes.   But, what should you know before purchasing this renewable resource, and letting your kids, pets, and neighbors tromp on it.  This article gives you the tips!

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Categories: Environment

The Bible never looked so green

Sat, 2008/10/11 - 5:11pm

Did you know there are over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, compared to 490 references to heaven and 530 references to love? the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth, as you can learn from 'The Green Bible', which was published this week by HarperOne and includes many special features tracing environmental themes woven through Scripture.

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Categories: Environment

Palm oil clearing swathes of forest in Indonesia's Papua: Greenpeace

Sat, 2008/10/11 - 1:31pm

JAKARTA (AFP) - Palm oil companies are clearing massive swathes of untouched forest in Indonesia's remote easternmost Papua region, environmental group Greenpeace said Friday.

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Categories: Environment

A little Green about Career day at Ottawa U

Fri, 2008/10/10 - 2:44am

The University of Ottawa was hosting “career in engineering day” this week and what cought my eye during this event was this little green laptop Nortel Networks had on there presentation table. It was the “one laptop per child” XO laptop. Although this is not a super computer its still a great learning machine.

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Categories: Environment

Green book of the week: Bottlemania by Elizabeth Royte

Wed, 2008/10/08 - 10:27pm

What's the message in these bottles? Eco-Libris covers 'Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It ' by Elizabeth Royte, where she investigates the bottled water industry.

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Categories: Environment