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Tweet   I set myself to thinking about all the current events that I might want to focus on with this post, but I find myself hung up on a bit of personal communication that seems somehow more important than all of that.  The last time I met with my mother, a few days ago, [...]

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Tweet   Intentionally-set fires are being used in Indonesia as they have been used many times before to clear land so that it can be used by private companies for such things as growing oil palms.  Apart from destroying biodiversity and worsening the greenhouse gas problem – particularly upsetting coming from a region where bamboo [...]

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Tweet Well it’s no bamboo train, but Ethiopia is working to reduce its crowded carbon footprint by building electric railways.  Once more commonly associated with famine, Ethiopia now boasts an expanding hydropower and renewable energy capacity.  In 2010 the government launched a five-year “Growth and Transportation” effort that includes the constructing of nearly 1500 miles [...]

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Tweet How many generations do you think it will be before we send our descendents to the stars?  Will there come a day when rugged, space-faring pioneers load rockets full of seed packets and cattle, and set off to plant rows of crops and groves of oxygen-giving bamboo, and raise the green hills of Earth [...]

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Tweet Forget waiting for a table or even sitting at a table.  Today there are roughly 3 million food trucks driving the streets bringing delicious hand-held meals to office workers during the day and bar drinkers at night!  The Food Network even created their own Amazing Race-style that pits eight teams of food truck owners, [...]

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Tweet Accessorize a gorgeous bamboo outfit with a unique and sleek eye-catcher – a personalized bamboo iPhone case!  Mantrastyle gives phones an instant upgrade (albeit externally) by allowing self-expressing shoppers to upload their own custom designs.  They can also choose from a plethora of designs, many created by local San Francisco artists.  The cases, made [...]

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Tweet   I was interested to learn recently that at twenty-seven years of age, I am barely below the threshold of how old one has to be to recognize a time when global warming hadn’t already run amok across the Earth’s climates.  As it turns out, for people my age and younger, we have never [...]

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Tweet Jason and Jennifer Halvenston of Orlando, Florida have made a life together which shows a laudable commitment to sustainability.  And since they have done so in a city that has its own mayoral task force with the job of helping to make Orlando one of the greenest cities in America, you would think that [...]

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Tweet There are companies that may not be the most green.  They may not recycle their wastewater.  They may not take advantage of solar energy.  They may not even (for some reason) have a company-wide recycling program.  But one option for companies to offset their carbon footprints requires little internal effort.  Carbon credits are certificates [...]

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Tweet Happy New Year (almost)!  If eco-friendly liquor is not on the drink menu for tonight’s celebration, consider stocking up on eco-friendly beer, wine and of course, champagne. Looking for a cold brew?  Consider Colorado-based Odell Brewing Company – they use six-pack holders made of recycled paper and stagger production to avoid using energy during [...]

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Tweet   Starbucks has recently announced plans to open new stores and replace some existing ones with what is being touted as a “green” model of building design, which dispenses with tables and chairs and leaves just enough space for workers, equipment, and drive-thru and walk-up windows.  I would like to know who gave the [...]

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Tweet   If you’re looking to have a positive environmental impact and reduce your carbon footprint, creating an eco-friendly garden is a step in the right direction. Careful planning, maintenance and selection of plants can help you create a garden that has a positive impact on your local eco-system. Whether you’re looking for ways to [...]

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Tweet The travel website Trip Advisor recently conducted a survey of its users regarding their interest in and commitment to ecologically friendly practices.  As Trip Advisor boasts some 100 million users, we might assume that their views and experiences are reasonably representative of the traveling set in the United States.  And what the survey says [...]

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Tweet Last week I pointed out that trends in certain regions of the United States indicate a growth in government support for and public use of alternative energies.  One such example was the plan to install plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure throughout the state of California.  This week, we can say that it seems more likely [...]

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Tweet Okay, so it was a minor upset but the Patriots did have a slight edge going into last night’s game.  I won’t bore you with any more news, analysis, breakdowns or talk of the slightly disappointing crop of Super Bowl ads.  Instead, let’s take a look at how Super Bowl XLVI tried to reduce [...]

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Tweet A study recently published in the journal Environmental Research Letters explores the trends towards colder winters that have been occurring throughout certain parts of the Northern Hemisphere.  Reuters’ coverage of this study describes that observation as “counter-intuitive.”  The article also begins with a reminder of the extreme cold that visited parts of Europe and [...]

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Tweet Sunday’s New York Times included on the front page of its Arts & Leisure section an article by Michael Kimmelman declaring that “it’s time to take parking lots seriously, as public spaces.”  It’s a worthwhile but perhaps unfamiliar consideration for environmentalists or anyone who is interested in an overall improvement of the American landscape.  [...]

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Tweet So far, December in my hometown has had precious little snow, but a good deal of rain.  The prospect of a white Christmas was fairly reliable when I was a child, and I still have the expectation of a winter wonderland arriving early and lasting through the season.  But the fulfillment of that expectation [...]

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