tagged w/ Going Green
So the UN’s taken over the QNCC for COP18, and you’re one of the harried, non-pass-wielding residents trying to recalibrate your commute route to avoid the traffic and the throngs that have descended on our little city? Or maybe you’re excited about the largest international conference Doha has ever hosted and inspired to take steps to combat climate change in your own community?So the UN’s taken over the QNCC for COP18, and you’re one of the harried,... more
By Anissa Russel,WWH/CJE – You can save money and improve your green thumb with a few of these little tips for growing vegetables and house plants from scraps.By Anissa Russel,WWH/CJE – You can save money and improve your green thumb with... more
The burden of an increasing global population forces us to reconsider how we deal with our dead. Our present system of burials and cremations is not only wasteful,The burden of an increasing global population forces us to reconsider how we deal with... more
Perhaps it’s the brilliantly orange nasturtiums scrambling up fences. It could be the infant formula tins that have been painted with bright flowers and butterflies, hanging from an old washing line. Maybe it’s the circular garden plots, some dotted with the magenta stems of bolting silverbeet. Likely it has something to do with Julia Milne, statuesque and ethereal in her gumboots and sunhat.Perhaps it’s the brilliantly orange nasturtiums scrambling up fences. It could... more
Submitted By: Honey Brown Hope Foundation
www.honeybrownhope.org | www.facebook.com/honeybrownhope
Take Charge of Your Future—By Taking Care of Earth
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation. As we move forward, we will continue to encourage respect for earth and its diversity through our annual, “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” environmental/diversity calendar.
In the interest of humanity and as a commitment to our planet’s health, the foundation's founder and executive director, Tammie Lang Campbell, created the “We Love America Healthy, Clean and Green” calendar in conjunction with the Honey Brown Hope Foundation. This educational calendar provides young people with an opportunity to express their creativity and allows viewers to see the beauty of our planet through the eyes of our youth.
As a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work to keep America clean and appreciate its diversity, a 2011 calendar is given to the public in exchange for a 2010 calendar or any recyclable item during our kick-off diversity and environmentally friendly celebration. This event features Houston’s diverse talent and this year it was held at Emancipation Park on Saturday, January 22nd.
It is our hope that the 2011 calendar will be useful in scheduling and/or planning diversity appreciation and environmental awareness initiatives, as well as, inspire all to preserve earth and pass on its blessings to future generations.
Please support us in this campaign by valuing diversity and reducing/reusing/recycling/conserving energy and water!
* Tammie Lang Campbell
* Shar-day Campbell
* Sean B SimmonsSubmitted By: Honey Brown Hope Foundation www.honeybrownhope.org |... more
After buying a bottled water/bottled beverage you have to find out what to do with that bottle so wiki tells you 10 ways so you can recycle your bottle after using it. http://www.wikihow.com/Reuse-Empty-Water-BottlesAfter buying a bottled water/bottled beverage you have to find out what to do with... more
For years, a focus on miles-per-gallon (MPG) ratings for vehicles has encouraged consumers to buy energy efficient vehicles, which are better for the environment and more cost effective for the user. This focus has lead to innovations such as hybrid cars, which boast high MPG ratings.
Now, what if this way of measuring energy efficiency also included homes? It soon will...
http://www.causecast.org/news_items/9686-government-unveils-home-star-labels-to-gauge-energy-efficiency-like-mpg-ratings-for-carsFor years, a focus on miles-per-gallon (MPG) ratings for vehicles has encouraged... more
Going green isn’t something that only benefits the Earth. There are very real benefits that you can enjoy as far as your health is concerned.Going green isn’t something that only benefits the Earth. There are very real... more
Eli Lilly is now the sole manufacturer of rBGH — the artificial growth hormone given to dairy cows that increases people’s risk of cancer. Eli Lilly also manufactures breast cancer treatment medications and a pill that “reduces the risk” of breast cancer. Eli Lilly is milking cancer. Tell them to stop making rBGH.Eli Lilly is now the sole manufacturer of rBGH — the artificial growth hormone... more
The Age of Stupid is a docu-drama by Franny Armstrong, which is meant to serve as a call to action regarding imminent climate change, highlights a devastated world in 2055 with only one survivor.
The film was released internationally on September 21st and 22nd at the "Global Premiere". A green carpet, solar-powered cinema tent in New York was linked by satellite to 442 cinemas across the USA and to more than 200 cinemas in more than 45 other countries.
www.ageofstupid.netThe Age of Stupid is a docu-drama by Franny Armstrong, which is meant to serve as a... more
Dealing with "clamshell" or "oyster" packaging (the rigid, sealed plastic that lots of electronics come in) can be a real nightmare. In fact, the term "wrap rage" was coined to describe the anger and frustration that inevitably arises when trying to pry the ubiquitous packaging open.Dealing with "clamshell" or "oyster" packaging (the rigid, sealed... more
Not just Casio battery covers but many other electronics battery covers are being lost or abused. You must keep track of all electronic battery covers and help the planet earth. Kasio Kristmas is helping to spread the word through B.C.P.S. (The Battery Cover Preservation Society)Not just Casio battery covers but many other electronics battery covers are being lost... more
We've all been there...doing the "green thing" day in and day out when one or two unexpected and disheartening events make you start questioning what it's all about and why you even bother to fight the good fight. This guide's for you, eager greenie.We've all been there...doing the "green thing" day in and day out when... more
I realize that like fingerprints, no two people are quite alike and they often have very different reasons for doing what they do. My latest blog post demonstrates how becoming a temporary anti-environmentalist enabled me to comprehend why there is such widespread resistance to "going green". By putting myself in "their shoes," I think that I finally was able to understand why so many people refuse to save the world.I realize that like fingerprints, no two people are quite alike and they often have... more
DATE/LINE June 25,2009 / 22:36 HRS / San Mateo & East Palo Alto (EPA), California~
Reported to 911 as an "Armed Robbery in Progress". A small group of want to be Banditos rode their "Fluorescent Lime Green Stallion into the neighboring McDonalds in San Mateo to order up a super size helping of trouble. After making their bold order, and recieving their bag of ill gotten goodies and a side of fries... They all headed on back to their crib in their glow-in-the-dark Hoopty to share in their ill gotten McDonalds booty... ( But, unaware to the Banditos...) The police were called as their french fries were still cooking! Within minutes their license number was traced to their hideout in East Palo Alto where the police task force had now set their trap and were now all patiently waiting in the shadows.
( Also waiting... was one lone news photographer with a police scanner and broadcast camera to capture it all for the history books~! )
The San Mateo County Drug Task force used their Ace "Super Secret Hybrid Stealth Weapon" (SSHSW) to corral the "Wayward/Way-Weird" Bandito Crew. Who never in a million years would of ever thought they would be nabbed by a tricked-out Prius Hybrid Police Cruiser~!
So goes the tale of the Fluorescent Lime Green Getaway Vehicle not to be ridden off into the sunset like Butch Casidy and the Sundance Kid... But, now only to be written about in the history books and folklore for generations yet to come as the "Way-Weird Fluorescent Bandito Crew from EPA.
" Yip-E-O-Ki-Ay "
News Photographer & Reporter: Gérard Angé
~Night Vision Equipment Provided by Sony~
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http://current.com/items/90304241_a-target-of-corporate-crime-shares-his-story-about-crime-justice.htmDATE/LINE June 25,2009 / 22:36 HRS / San Mateo & East Palo Alto (EPA), California~... more
Oxfam is asking thousands of festival-goers across the summer to paint themselves blue as part of a massive visual statement to the UK/World governments to take action on climate change before it’s too late.
even if you can't make it to any festivals this summer, it's cool, just paint your face anyway.Oxfam is asking thousands of festival-goers across the summer to paint themselves blue... more
Even though three quarters of our planet is considered water, there is still a demand for it in almost every community, and a scarcity in many. That’s because we can actually only use one to two percent of it, which is why we’ve written a slew of articles over the years about conserving water. And with so many items that are now more available, like low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, rain barrels, and efficient washing machines and dishwashers, there really isn’t an excuse to not be more conscious. Unless, of course, it means spending money.
There are some surprising ways to cut down on water that you might not often think of so we’ve taken the simple things we do in our daily lives to conserve water, and wrote them down along the way. Below is a list of creative steps you can take to conserve water and we know there are a ton more - just put the thinking cap on!
1. Only order water in a restaurant if you are going to actually drink it. How many times have you seen full water glasses left on tables from customers who have ordered an iced tea or soda instead? Next time you sit down think twice about whether you are going to drink your glass of water or ask your server to fill you halfway. You can always get a refill.
2. Reuse your dehumidifier water. For those of us that have dehumidifiers we know this is an excellent source of water. Since it usually comes from damp basements, reusing it to water your plants and lawn is a perfect alternative rather than wasting it by dumping it down the drain or toilet.
3. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pot of water. Instead of washing your delicious delectables from the farmer’s market under a running faucet, fill a pot instead. Not only will you save a good amount of water, but the water in the pot can also be reused to water your plants.
4. Check outdoor hoses, faucets, and sprinklers. While many of us are very diligent about staying on top of leaky faucets and toilets, another source of wasted water could be coming from outdoors as well. Make sure to check all hoses, faucets, and sprinklers for any leaks that might occur, and check their connections as well. Many times these can often be fixed with electrical tape or duct tape.
5. Use the same glass for water. Throughout the day we drink several glasses of water. But instead of putting it directly into the dishwasher after each use, simply refill the one that you already have. This will cut down on the many glasses used throughout the day, which means there are fewer glasses to wash.
6. Know the water footprint of your food. A significant way to decrease your water footprint is to know how many gallons of water the food you eat consumes. While this might seem a bit difficult at first, you'll get the hang of it and can put it to good use when you're at the grocery store or eating in a restaurant. For example, beef consumes way more water than chicken and mangos consume more water than nectarines.
7. Reuse your cooking water. How many times a week do you steam or boil vegetables? Often that leftover water ends up down the drain. Next time, save the water and use it to start vegetable stock for a soup.Even though three quarters of our planet is considered water, there is still a demand... more