Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a […]

278 total views, no views today

{News and Views} How to Ease Into a Vegetarian Lifestyle

CC photo courtesy of Natalie Mayner on Flickr

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, it might be the perfect time. Reports have been hitting the news feeds since  last year about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) being  found in pork, beef and poultry in the United States. On May 13th, the Independent covered another story about US supermarket  meats testing […]

278 total views, no views today

{News and Views} Green Days Ahead for Empire State Building

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeleeorg/2178071155/

Crain’s New York Business reports when the Empire State Building finishes its $550 million renovation, it will garner the title of one of New York’s greenest. The building is working toward certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which came about in spring of 2000. The organization measures the eco-efficiency of  buildings. […]

173 total views, no views today

{News and VIews} Global Fair Trade Awareness: Bringing Fair Trade Home

Fair Trade Pararayo seed necklace from Omnatura Most of us have heard of Fair Trade coffee, but “Fair Trade” is much more than coffee, it’s a sustainable, economically responsible, and globally crucial way of life. So, what is Fair Trade? Fair Trade encompasses a vast array of products from producers across the globe, many residing […]

242 total views, no views today

{News and Views} Beyond Earth day: living the sustainable lifestyle

It’s post-Earth Day and you’ve just planted your tree for arbor day. You’ve gone to your local event, stopped in the booths and maybe signed a petition or two. Now what? Is it back to business as usual? Take out lunches and single serving yogurt? Once the elation of your name on that petition has […]

229 total views, 2 views today

{News and Views} – Surviving Disaster

tornado damage

In the last few weeks, my morning ritual of coffee and feed reader has become something I face with trepidation. Earthquake, revolution, flooding, police crackdown, nuclear meltdown, war: It’s heartbreaking and scary and frustrating. People across the globe have come together to donate time, money and aid where it is possible and this is a […]

180 total views, no views today

The Guerilla Garden Ninjas City Co-op – An Urban Farm in Los Angeles

 Recently I put a call out to team members for interesting Green news happenings in their local community and the response was great!  One story impressed and inspired me so much I knew it had to be shared with the team.  I spent some time talking with our very own Juanita Rivas-Raymer about the concept […]

332 total views, no views today

{News and Views} Monsanto's Dangerous Contract with Farmers

farm

Genetically Modified Organisms and Monsanto are not new topics for this blog”s readers. Most of us already know about the safety concerns, the risks of , the killer weeds being created, the lawsuits filed against farmers, their questionable relationship with government agencies set to regulate them, and the general difficulty of finding true independent studies […]

298 total views, no views today

The Spirit of the Season

 I hope everyone forgives me this little deviation from the usual News and Views posting format and indulges me in a story that I feel must be told! If you’re anything like me you ate way too much on Christmas Day (for those who celebrate of course) and can barely move to protest anyway, which, […]

225 total views, no views today

earthday728