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Comprised of high-quality materials all around, the slides that are used in each unique bag have been gathered and grouped by all kinds of themes including regional collections, specific trips and world tours. Customers can also send in their own slides to have a personalized, customized one-of-a-kind bag created for them. Each slide is individually vacuum-sealed off-site to ensure an archival seal and shipped back for sale.Comprised of high-quality materials all around, the slides that are used in each... more
"...In this case I’d like to focus on the unique experience of the college student who moves every few months for 4 to 6 years. It’s important to note that being a college student isn’t a license to carelessly ravage through raw materials, but we also can’t expect a 19 year old to buy an heirloom set of furniture that they intend to keep for the rest of their days on earth. There has to be a better way to accommodate the transient lifestyle of a student while reducing the volume of furniture that they consume..."...In this case I’d like to focus on the unique experience of the college... more
The Wilson Rebound Recycled Basketball (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854453) ($12) is a rugged outdoor ball that's made of 40% recycled scrap rubber. The official-size b-ball is also sold in a packaging that's made from 80% pre and post consumer recycled board. Drain some threes without draining the planet.The Wilson Rebound Recycled Basketball... more
Le 22 avril dernier, au Salon S.O.S Terre 09, Alternative Channel TV s'est entretenue avec David Chaumel, Assistant logistique chez Cyclo Nord-Sud. Monsieur Chaumel nous a expliqué comment l'organisation québécoise aide au développement durable des villes du Sud en y envoyant des milliers de vélos chaque année.Le 22 avril dernier, au Salon S.O.S Terre 09, Alternative Channel TV s'est... more
On April 21st and 22nd, Alternative Channel was in Montreal covering the first edition of Salon S.O.S Terre. On Earth Day we interviewed Lidia Vazquez, Representative for PC Recycle a Montreal based company who...read more.On April 21st and 22nd, Alternative Channel was in Montreal covering the first edition... more
Hurra Torpedo is the world's leading kitchen appliance rock group. Since 1993 they have played for full houses all over their native Norway with their eclectic mixture of cover tunes and original material. Now, thanks to the wonders of the internet, their heartbreaking version of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart is known all over the world . Here is a story on how they find some of their "instruments". I think the tall one is aroused most of the video.Hurra Torpedo is the world's leading kitchen appliance rock group. Since 1993... more
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This has got to be the coolest art event ever.
"Celebrate some utopian ideals present in [Tomas] Saraceno’s artworks in a lab that’s one part Buckminster Fuller and one part eco-architecture. Participants will make solar-powered geodesic dome lamps—from recycled materials, of course."This has got to be the coolest art event ever.
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Get your laptop off the table and stop hunching over to see the screen with this DIY cardboard laptop stand. It’s small, light, free & green and it will help you cut down on the trips to the chiropractor. Did I mention it’s super easy to make? I originally found this idea at Thingiverse, where Erik Skiff whipped up a pretty cool acrylic stand. I didn’t have any acrylic and more importantly I didn’t have a lazer cutter make the cuts, so I did it on cardboard. I modified the design a little so the pattern would fit on a regular letter sized sheet of paper. Check out our tutorial…Get your laptop off the table and stop hunching over to see the screen with this DIY... more
Watercone is a polycarbonate cone with the capacity to purify up to 1.5 liters of water a day with just a little solar energy. The simple yet innovative solar still was announced as the national winner for the pilot project in Yemen by the International Jury of the Energy Globe 2008.Watercone is a polycarbonate cone with the capacity to purify up to 1.5 liters of... more
CD and DVD Recycling
Each year, BILLIONS of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while MILLIONS of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators.
If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is your responsibility to promote how to recycle them.
Compacts Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming.
Spread the word to help us save the world we all live in.
* Where are all the recyclers?
View supporter map here: http://www.cdrecyclingcenter.com/members/map
** Attention CD & DVD Manufacturers and Duplication Facilities
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After jockeying politely through the mayhem at this past Go Green Expo: NYC 2009 and landing on top of a chatty HuffPo reporter for a closer look at this attractive display (and equally stunning sales representative), it quickly became clear that Perf Go Green, Inc. had more than just a siren song to attract attendees. With a product array ranging from a cradle-to-cradle battery recycling initiative, 100% biodegradable plastic bags, and all purpose green cleaning supplies, this is a company that seeks to change out common household items for quality products with a purpose.
batteriesMichael Caridi is COO of Perf and his business endeavors span various industries including residential construction and development, interior/exterior and ground-up commercial construction for Fortune 500 corporations. In addition, Michael is also engaged in a diverse mix of independent business ventures including residential and commercial property-ownership, management and banking, ship salvaging and dismantling, hotel ownership and development, consulting and management, corporate janitorial services, magazine publishing, and alcohol/non-alcoholic import and export.
PGG: Michael Caridi from Perf Go Green. What we have is biodegradable plastic products, we have eco-friendly batteries with free recycling, and we out perform the majors in pharmaceutical-grade cleaning products. We've launched last year and today we're in over 70,000 retail locations between CVS, Walgreens, a lot of the hardware chains, soon to a lot of the supermarkets on the east coast here.
GA: How biodegradable are the bags?
litterPGG: They break down within two years once exposed to the elements to water, CO2, and biomass so they will completely break down.
GA: Are they compostable as well?
PGG: They're really not compostable. We wanted to develop a product that goes into 98% of the landfills instead of 2% of the landfills.
GA: Can you tell me a little bit about your cleaning products and their chemical base?
PGG: Sure. They're pharmaceutical-grade, nano techonlogy, completely organic-based products that really, really work extremely well.
GA: How about the batteries. Are they rechargeable?
PGG: They're not rechargeable. They're 0% lead, 0% mercury, 0% cadmium made from recycled materials and what we do, like I said, is provide free recycling. Once you buy a number of them you go to IRecycle.com, we'll send you a free shipper, put all your Perf Go Green batteries in and we'll take them back and recycle them, keep them out of the landfills.
Photos courtesy of Perf Go Green, Inc. and rich_awn.After jockeying politely through the mayhem at this past Go Green Expo: NYC 2009 and... more
First EarthKeeper High Def. Video
Marquette, MI - The Northern Michigan EarthKeepers will plant 12,000 trees in three hours this Sunday, May 3rd at thousands of locations across Michigan's Upper Peninsula including 100 churches and temples.
The trees will be distributed Saturday morning.
Bishops and leaders from northern Michigan's largest faith communities planted the first of 12,000 trees during an Earth Day 2009 ceremony on the shores of Lake Superior.
Standing on a hillside surrounded by huge pine trees two bishops and several other faith leaders blessed a three-foot native species white spruce tree and took turns putting shovels full of dirt into the hole.
Anticipating the cold April weather, organizers earlier decided to plant the rest of the trees on Sunday, May 3 when the weather is more appropriate for planting the 12,000 12-to-16-inch seedlings at numerous locations across northern Michigan including 100 churches and temples.
The EarthKeeper team includes ten faith traditions (Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist, Baha'i, Jewish, Zen Buddist, Quakers) with over 150 participating churches/temples, nonprofit Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI), and the Northern Michigan University EarthKeeper (NMU EK) Student Team.
The concept of "EarthKeeping goes beyond the Upper Peninsula" because throughout the Great Lakes states "we're having a ripple effect" as people and groups "are replicating the work that the EarthKeepers have done here," said Carl Lindquist, SWP executive director. "They’re patterning their events after some of the successful programs we have had here."
Michigan faith leaders favor protecting the environment.
"This is very much a marvelous moment in the life of our work together as faith communities," said Rev. Jon Magnuson, CTI executive director and EarthKeeper Initiative co-founder. "This is another step in our interfaith work. We have found an expression of our faith in very, very hands-on work like this the EarthKeeping Tree Project."
All humans "are called to be steward's of God's creation and no matter what faith tradition we come from that responsibility lies with us human creatures," said Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette Bishop Alexander Sample.
"Those of us endowed with intelligence and with the ability to choose good and avoid evil," said Bishop Sample, who oversees 94 U.P. parishes and missions with 61,000 members.
Bishop Sample said the book of Revelations "speaks of the life-giving power of water and how the tree draws its life from the water." Bishop Sample said he grew up in the desert southwest and "didn't see a lot of water" or the "beauty of the forests and trees."
Sample said "I truly thought I had entered paradise" when his family moved to the Upper Peninsula at the age of 17.
"This whole movement has focused on how the faith communities can work together to preserve this great gift that we have here in the Upper Peninsula, this great watershed and it's wonderful combination of lakes and streams, and forests everywhere," said Northern Great Lakes Synod Lutheran Bishop Thomas Skrenes.
"Trees cover the earth and trees are part of healing the earth," said Skrenes, the head of 94 U.P. Lutheran congregations with 40,000 members
The Earth Keeper's ten faith communities have "various ways of doing things and looking at life" but "come together for this important task," said United Methodist Church (UMC) Marquette District Superintendent Grant Lobb.
"We are glad to be part of EarthKeepers," said Lobb, whose district has 8,372 parishioners and 60 northern Michigan congregations.
http://www.cedartreeinstitute.orgFirst EarthKeeper High Def. Video
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Marquette, MI - The bishops/leaders from northern Michigan's largest faith communities planted the first of 12,000 trees during an Earth Day ceremony on the shores of Lake Superior.
The Earth Day 2009 blessing of the trees ceremony was held on Presque Isle in Marquette.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette Bishop Alexander Sample said all humans "are called to be steward's of God's creation and no matter what faith tradition we come from that responsibility lies with us."
The EarthKeeper movement is "focused on how the faith communities can work together to preserve this great gift that we have here in the Upper Peninsula” and its lakes, streams and forests, said Northern Great Lakes Synod Lutheran Bishop Thomas A. Skrenes.
UMC Marquette District Supt. Grant R. Lobb said "planting a tree is a gift for the next generation and beyond that."
The EarthKeeper team includes ten faith traditions ( Jewish, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist Church (UMC), Unitarian Universalist (UU), Baha'i, Zen Buddist, Quakers) with over 150 participating churches/temples, the nonprofit Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI), and the NMU EK Student Team.
Throughout the Great Lakes states, people and groups "are replicating the work that the EarthKeepers have done here," said Carl Lindquist, SWP executive director.
"This is very much a marvelous moment in the life of our work together as faith communities," said Rev. Jon Magnuson, CTI executive director and EarthKeepers co-founder.
The next day April 23, several faith leaders spoke about the project and protecting the environment to students at Northern Michigan University in the final of numerous "Sacred Planet" events on campus sponsored by the NMU EarthKeeper (NMU EK) Student Team.
On May 3, the 12,000 12-to-16-inch White Spruce and Red pine seedlings will be planted in all corners of the U.P. including at 100 churches and temples.
The trees were purchased or donated by the U.P. EarthKeeper team, SWP, Holli Forest Products, the Forestland Group, Plum Creek Timber Company and Meister's Greenhouses, said Carl Lindquist, SWP executive director.
From 2005-2007, over 15,000 U.P. residents turned in more than 360 tons of household hazardous waste at U.P. collection sites.
Some of the items were properly disposed but most was recycled including computers, cell phones, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, oil-based paint and vehicle batteries.
Last year the EarthKeepers provided a household energy conservation checklist that resulted in over 3 million pounds of carbon being reduced.
"The trees, in effect, will be planting us, said Reverend Tesshin Paul Lehmberg, head priest for the Marquette Zen Buddhist Temple Lake Superior Zendo and EarthKeeper Implementation Team co-chair.
Baha'is believe that "nature is to be respected and protected as a divine trust for which we all answerable," said Dr. Rodney H. Clarken, chair of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Marquette.
Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan employees reflected on what the project would've meant to late Bishop James Kelsey, the first signer of the interfaith EarthKeeper Covenant, killed in a June 2007 traffic accident.
"He'd try to find a place for a tree in his own yard" plus at the Page Center and office, said Jane Cisluycis, EDNM Operations Coordinator.
Kelsey would be "pleased that the EarthKeepers are getting stronger and more people are getting involved," said Kathy Lenten, EDNM Ministry Support Team.
UU member Nancy Irish said "the image of people of all ages and faiths across the Upper Peninsula planting 12,000 trees in their respective sacred spaces is a most beautiful and fitting one."
Some groups and individuals have donated money to help the tree project including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Western U.P. Chapter 30918 in Ironwood, Michigan.Marquette, MI - The bishops/leaders from northern Michigan's largest faith... more
On Earth Day 2009, we again face the dilemma of plastic bags and plastic bottles... plastic bags were supposed to save the environment by saving trees and entire forests. So, what happened? Is it the plastic that is so bad? Or the way that we manage its use & disposal?On Earth Day 2009, we again face the dilemma of plastic bags and plastic bottles...... more
These picture show how Disney 'recycled' some of its backgrounds and animation sequences over and over again in its classic cartoons using a technique called rotoscoping, a process that involved humans acting out scenes for animators to trace in order to make the cartoons more realistic.
Films like Robin Hood, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats all contain recycled sequences.
Industry insiders say it is a legitimate method of cutting costs in movie-making.
I'm sure this would never happen now, given the computer technology used in film animation, but I think it's interesting to see the similarities between the old films. Makes me wonder if story lines may have been concocted or changed based on what animation sequences Disney already had in its vault.These picture show how Disney 'recycled' some of its backgrounds and... more
WBUP TV story on interfaith EarthKeepers planting 12,000 Trees for Earth Day
The WBUP/WPKP Channel 5 & 10 news department in Marquette, Michigan helped promote the latest interfaith Earth Keepers Project.
The Upper Great Lakes News (UGN) Network did a story on Upper Peninsula Earth Keepers who will plant 12,000 trees across northern Michigan in honor of Earth Day 2009.
The story has an interview with Gail Griffith, EarthKeeper Implementation Team co-chair.
The Earth Keepers thank reporter Lindsey Cramer and the rest of the UGN Team.
WBUP/WBKP TV - UGN
Lindsey at lscbc.com
The public and media are invited to an Earth Day 2009 Blessing of the Trees planting ceremony with representatives of ten faith traditions at 3:30 p.m. on Wed., April 22 next to the Presque Isle pavilion in Marquette.
"The EarthKeeper project this year is one where people from across the U.P. will see tangible results of their earth stewardship," said Gail Griffith, EarthKeeper Implementation Team co-chair. "I hope that congregations involve their young people in their planning and planting."
The EarthKeeper team includes ten faith traditions with over 150 participating churches/temples, the nonprofit Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI), and the Northern Michigan University EarthKeeper Student Team.
Founded in 2004, the EarthKeeper Covenant is signed by the bishops/leaders of ten faith communities: Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist, Baha'i, Jewish, Zen Buddhist and the Quakers.
The trees "will be wrapped individually in a plastic bag with planting instructions,” said Carl Lindquist, SWP executive director. "It's fun and it helps further our long term protection and restoration goals for local watersheds and the Great Lakes."
On Sat., May 2, participating churches and temples will pick up their trees at local conservation district offices and have been asked to bless the seedlings before planting at numerous locations Sun., May 3 assisted by the NMU EarthKeeper Student Team and other volunteers.
To request trees call Kyra Fillmore at 906-228-2388
The trees were purchased/donated by the U.P. EarthKeeper team, SWP, Holli Forest Products, the Forestland Group, Plum Creek Timber Company and Meister's Greenhouses.
"Our interfaith tree planting effort is more than another conservation project," said Rev. Jon Magnuson, CTI executive director and EarthKeeper Initiative co-founder. "With prayers, hymns and the blessing of 12,000 seedlings, it's a gentle proclamation of a new consciousness and commitment among our faith communities to care for God's creation."
This is the fifth U.P. EarthKeepers environment project for Earth Day.
From 2005-2007, over 15,000 people turned in more than 360 tons of household hazardous waste at a dozen collection sites across the U.P. Most items were recycled and the remainder was properly disposed under federal guidelines including electronic waste like electronic waste like computers, monitors and printers plus cell phones, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paint and vehicle batteries.
Last year EarthKeepers provided a household energy conservation checklist that resulted in over 3 million pounds of carbon being reduced. In past projects, EarthKeepers partnered with numerous groups including the U.S. EPA and the Keweenaw Bay Indian community.
For tree info call the SWP at 906-228-6095
U.P. EarthKeeper Team:
Nonprofit Superior Watershed Partnership in Marquette, MI
Nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, MI
Interfaith graphics by Justice St. Rain (Bahá'í Community) of Interfaith Resources - Special Ideas website:
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Talk about a disconnect - with more people going homeless than ever before, why are all these houses sitting vacant and/or in such disrepair? The 100 Abandoned Houses Project is a collection of photos by artist Kevin Bauman. From an artistic point of view each shot is beautiful, yes, and in fact Bauman has been selling prints of them from his website.
beautiful in an ugly sorta way.
makes you wonder what happened.Talk about a disconnect - with more people going homeless than ever before, why are... more
4 years ago
Hawai'i's largest retailers will have to collect empty bottles and redeem the 5-cent deposit to consumers under a proposal that is closer to becoming law this year than ever before.
In previous years, retailers have successfully opposed any move to force them to operate bottle redemption centers at the stores where people buy the beverages.
State lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a plan (HB 574) that would require retailers with interior space of more than 75,000 square feet, such as Costco, to become redemption centers.
The measure is headed for a House-Senate conference committee and must be passed before the scheduled May 7 adjournment of this year's Legislature before it can be sent to Gov. Linda Lingle for her consideration.
State Sen. Mike Gabbard, who serves as chairman of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee, said it's too early to say if the measure will succeed, but he's hopeful that it will.
"It's pretty clear to me that the people of Hawai'i are asking us to do more to protect our environment through recycling and other efforts," Gabbard said. "Ultimately, it's about making recycling even more convenient for consumers."
Gabbard said requiring big-box retailers to have redemption centers would help. "The biggest complaint that people have about the current deposit beverage container law is that it's humbug to have to go to a separate place to redeem bottles and cans," he said.Hawai'i's largest retailers will have to collect empty bottles and redeem... more
4 years ago
I never saw so many division among people. I am talking about the type of divisions that make your body shake because they mirror social inequality. The city of Chicago is divided indeed from North (White) to South (Blacks, Latinos and Asians ) and of course, the West (none of the above and some mixed). To make an honest living in a divided social-economic arena such as this large metropolis, is a big challenge for many. The people in this video have somewhat succeed at least making an honest living recycling what other left for waste.I never saw so many division among people. I am talking about the type of divisions... more