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Family, Kids & Health Stuff
- BPA affects development of monkeys, tadpoles and humans - (Safer States) "The bad news keeps on coming as scientists continue to learn more about bisphenol A."
- Book Review: The Green Teen by Jenn Savedge - (Recycle Your Day) Got a teen in your house? "The Green Teen is an eco-friendly teen’s guide to saving the planet. In less than 200 pages it covers basics on what teenagers can do to protect the environment."
- Eco Popsicle Molds: Wanna be the mom all the kids are raving about this summer? - (Ideal Bite) "...make your own ice pops in reusable molds... You'll save cash - no shelling out for frozen pops made with synthetic ingredients - and have the best (tasting) summer."
- Can You Eat Well on Food Stamps? - (Sierra Club: The Green Life) "As the recession continues, more Americans are being forced to pinch pennies. Is healthy, organic food still an option when money is tight?"
- Report: Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Illnesses - (TheDailyGreen)
- Not All Toilet Paper is Created Equal - (Sierra Club: The Green Life) Remember, this is stuff we use just once and then throwaway or flush down the toilet...do we really need to be using virgin wood pulp? (video in post)
- Ditto Paper Hanger Available to Consumers - (Sustainable is Good) "...100% non-toxic and 100% recyclable in all paper recycling systems, can even be composted." Cool product, but we say use the hangers you've got first...then consider these if you really need more.
- Graypants Twice Recycle Scrap Cardboard Lights - (Inhabitat) These would look so great in an modern living room.
- Woven Palm Leaf Vava Lamp from IKEA - (Inhabitat) Another cool lamp.
Beauty & Fashion Stuff
- From GreenLoop - 40% off Loomstate organic clothing - Thanks to EcoAvenue for posting this great deal.
- Eco-chic Eco Chick necklace - (Mother Nature Network) "Christy Robinson makes eco-chic jewelry with whimsical green messages -- out of 100% recycled aluminum." These are cute and would probably be a hit with the teen set (far better than the cheap lead filled jewelry being peddled everywhere).
Tech & Science Stuff
- Charging electric cars, guerilla style - (Mother Nature Network) "Charging stations may be few and far between, but EV owners are pushing the limits by bartering with businesses to let them plug in on longer drives."
- Sneak peak of Konarka's roll-up solar charger - (Mother Nature Network) Video in post.
- World's Tiniest Car Made From a Children's Ride - (Inhabitat) OK...this is a little funny (and silly)...although, it's street legal. Video in post.
School, College & Student Stuff
- School Vending Machine - Saturday Morning Cartoon - (The Good Human)
Nature & Environment Stuff
- Remarkable Religious Structures Reclaimed by Nature - (WebEcoist) When man goes away, nature takes over...thank goodness. Check out these cool pics...would love to visit some of these places!
Arts, Entertainment & Travel Stuff
- Share Your Green Wish - (Recycle Your Day) "Ed Begley Jr. star of Living with Ed on the HGTV has recently launched a grassroots non-profit charitable organization known as Green Wish. Green Wish focuses on helping local green organizations fund projects for their communities through 'pay what you can' donations at local retailers and online."
- mokugift: Plant a Tree. Share the Inspiration. - We found these guys on Twitter... "Plant a tree for a Friend or Plant a Tree and Tell a Friend. $1/Tree. It is like sending an e-card. Each friend can Inspire the next to plant one more tree. Together, we can Fight Global Warming."
- World of Good does world of good - (Mother Nature Network) "Catching the attention of eBay and Whole Foods, a nonprofit/for-profit hybrid merges going green with making green." You can fine Coco-Zen on World of Good, too!
- Largest Offshore Wind Farm - (GreenMuze) "The London Array, a 1GW offshore wind farm, has just been given the go-ahead to begin construction and, when completed, will be the world’s largest offshore electrical power generation facility."
Political, Social & Economy Stuff
- Obama Accelerates Car Efficiency and Emissions Standards - (TheDailyGreen) "By 2016, the average vehicle will get 35.5 mpg -- a 40% improvement over today's fuel economy."
- 'Appalachian Apocalipse': Obama Permits Mountaintop Removal Mining - (TheDailyGreen) Noooo!!
- Van Jones on energy innovation - (Mother Nature Network) "Last month, Jones discussed energy innovation as the solution to two problems plaguing the world – the recession and climate change." (video in post)
- The Daily Show uncovers Mrs. Obama's rogue agenda - (Mother Nature Network) "The Daily Show uncovers the rare public health crisis that will make us obese and starve us all at the same time." This is both funny and scary that the guy interviewed actually said these things.
Other Random Cool Stuff
- 10% off everything at Gifts with Humanity - (EcoAvenue) "Use coupon code - Summer. $25 will provide wages for 2 days in Kenya."
- 14 of Freecycle's Most Outrageous Free Deals - (TheDailyGreen) When "freecycling" gets a little wacky...
- Starbucks looks to recycle billions of cups - (Mother Nature Network) Curious to see how they will do this as food soiled paper cannot be recycled in the paper recycleing stream. Anyways...we should all bring our own cup!