727 Airplane Hotel in Costa Rica
Family, Kids & Health Stuff
- Scientists say FDA still gettin git wrong on bisphenol A - (Safer States) "A collection of international scientists is preparing to release a statement saying that the Food and Drug Administration’s claim that bisphenol A is safe is unreliable..."
- Beef: Introduction - (New American Dream: Cater to the Earth) A comprehensive examination of current meat consumption, following cows from their feed and water all the way to the meatpacking plant and our plates...great info about the meat industry and American culture.
- Protect Your Right to Know About Artificial Hormones in Milk - (Center for Environmental Health)
- "Food Inc." Exposes the Putrid Underbelly of Factory Farming - (EcoLocalizer) "A new documentary film, 'Food Inc.', exposes a frightening portrait of how dysfunctional and destructive our food system has become, and how dishonest corporations repeatedly compromise safety for profit..."
- Keep it cool this summer with these eco cocktail recipes - (Mother Nature Network) Mmmm, cocktails...made from brands that make organic and Fair Trade alcohol beverages.
- CFLs Even More Like Incandescents - (EcoGeek)
- Hybrid House: The Hybrid Car Companion - (Fast Company) "Konyk's Hybrid House, supposedly inspired by the Toyota Prius (though it's hard to see how), is an off-the-grid electric home that converts the sun into AC current to run all the utilities in the structure."
- Cannabis Houses Have Lower Carbon Footprint - (EcoWorldly) "Houses built out of hemp instead of traditional building materials leave a ‘better than zero carbon’ footprint, according to new research out of the UK."
- Chickuno Cube - (showtheLOVE) "Okay if you are still using Fabreeze or another toxic spray to freshen your room then listen up! This cleverly designed charcoal cube should change your ways...."
Beauty & Fashion Stuff
- Feel like you're getting robbed when you buy eco-clothes? - (Ideal Bite) "Call off the fashion police, and check out these under-$50 fashion-forward finds from stores you already know, like Target."
- Coco Eco Mag Gets Us Ready For A Green Spring With Josie Maran - (Ecorazzi) "...definitely the slickest and most well-produced virtual green publication on the web..."
Tech & Science Stuff
- Faster than a Speeding Carrot: The World's First Eco-Racing Car - (EarthFirst) "It’s got a steering wheel made from carrots, a body made from potatoes and it’s powered by waste chocolate and vegetable oil. It can also go 125 miles per hour around corners."
- Bill Gates Patents Electromagnetic Hybrid Engine - (Fast Company) Interesting...is Microsoft going to get into buidling car engines??
- A Smart Meter for Your Green Future - (The Inspired Economist) "The old electromechanical electric utility meter changed little in principle over the last hundred years. In the next coming decades the smart meter will progress as much over this meter as the PC has over the typewriter..."
- Will We Gather clean Energy from City Streets, Sidewalks and Buildings in the Future? POWERleap Stomps Yes! - (CleanTechnica)
Work & Business Stuff
- Green Job Listings - april 14, 2009 - (Green Gigs)
School, College & Student Stuff
- Eco School Fundraising: Wanna up the ante over school bake sales and gift-wrap drives? - (Ideal Bite) "Instead of kids selling disposable stuff (like anyone needs another mag subscription), they can raise money to help the planet by hawking eco-services and sustainable loot. Winners take all."
- Green College Spotlight: Syracuse University - (EarthFirst)
- Community colleges: Green degree enrollment up - (Mother Nature Network) "The unemployed flock to community colleges for green jobs training."
Nature & Environment Stuff
- Protect your Beach: Speak out again Oil Drilling! - (Surfrider Foundation Action Network) "Now is your opportunity to tell national leaders that offshore drilling is a BAD POLICY for our oceans and our future."
- The Bay vs. The Bag: Cali's anit-plastic bag movement heats up - (green LA girl) Video in post.
- Ant invasion can be seen from space - (Mother Nature Network) "Tacaru ants take over in Entre Rios, Argentina after 40 years of deforestation and soil erosion." Does this mean that earth will eventually be dominated by the ant, not the cockroach??
Arts, Entertainment & Travel Stuff
- Boeing 727 Gets New Life as Cost Rican Airplane Hotel - (EarthFirst) "A wooden structure was built around the 1965 Boeing 727, making it an incredibly luxurious 2-bedroom suite with exterior decks providing unbelievable views of the Manuel Antonio National Park." Nice...
- Neal Young Thinks YOu Can Make A Better "Green Car" Music Video Than Him - (Ecorazzi) "...Young wants fans to make a better video for his song ‘Johnny Magic’. Your reward? A LincVolt Jacket."
- Paul Rudd Is A Funky, Singing, Dancing Planet Earth - (Ecorazzi) Hey fans of Paul Rudd...check out this little video from Sesame Street.
- Woody Harrelson Is A Trippy, End-Of-The-World Hippie - (Ecorazzi) Video in post.
- Ecollywood: Earth Day TV - (Mother Nature Network) "Get your remote ready because we've got your Earth Day TV plans all mapped out. Plus: Cameron Diaz helps Drew Barrymore go green."
- New American Dream: "Cater to the Earth" section - "If your food could talk, what would it say?..." Great new section of the New America Dream website that posts articles and discusses the meaning of "sustainable" food. Read more about Cater to the Earth.
- Freecycle: The Gifting Economy - (ecomii) "The Freecycle Network is a grassroots Internet movement that connects people who want to give away unwanted items to other people who need those items."
- Zumbox Paperless Mail is Easy and Free - (Green and Clean MOM) "Finally, a way to send and receive mail to your home address, completely paperless"
- Green office: One-stop shopping online - (Mother Nature Network) "Many website offer green office supplies, but a new website provides buyers with the convenience of on-stop shopping."
- Poop power is green power - (Mother Nature Network) Oslo, NOrway, will test a system in 2010 that powers city buses with methane created by fermenting human waste. Not a crappy idea."
- Dolphins save Chinese ship from pirates - (Mother Nature Network) "A giant pod of thousands of dolphins recently saved some Chinese merchant ships from Somali pirates. Flipper would be proud."
- The seven eco wonders of the world - (Mother Nature Network) "Present and future landmarks that embody our new era of sustainability."
Political, Social & Economy Stuff
- The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll: Part 1 - (Obama Pics Daily) ...and Part 2, and Part 3. Love the pics of the Prez reading to the kids.
- How to Start a Green Energy Revolution - (Chelsea Green) "Gainesville, Florida, seems to have found the answer: feed-in tariffs. Under this system, the local power company is required to buy renewable energy, in any amount, from anyone who has it..."
- Bo: The Kind-Of Rescued, Not-Really, Greay-Area, White House Pup - (Ecorazzi) A little disappointing, President Obama...
Other Random Cool Stuff
- Lifestraw: A $5 Water Filter Provides Clean Water For a Year - (Blue Living Ideas) A lifesaver for people in areas with little to no access to clean water (video in post).
- 55,000 For World Fair Trade Day - (Fair Trade Resource Network)