The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for

green alliance blog - This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). It is a version of a post featured on CPRE’s blog. Good ideas can lose political currency for no good reason.  For example, the … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Spring clean your beauty routine

Green Living - 28 fantastic beauty products that are good for you and the planet By Green Living Editors This spring, say goodbye to nasty toxins and give your beauty routine a clean slate. We’ve rounded up our favourite selections for gorgeous skin, great hair and chic makeup. Click through for our top picks. read … [Read more...]

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Diffused Heat – swatches and review

we heart this - press sample affiliate links I saw a very peculiar thing this week, my husband sitting at our desk staring deep into one of my compacts for what seemed close to a minute. He only stopped when I asked him what he was doing and he replied “I never looked at this stuff before so I wanted to see what was up.” Stuff meaning makeup, of course. And “what was up” meaning why I spend a majority of my waking hours dedicated to it. So, I asked him what he thought … [Read more...]

The great resource price shock

green alliance blog - Today, Green Alliance has published new analysis on the ‘great resource price shock’. We show that food and energy prices have risen faster than other prices in the past ten years and how, if the cost of these resources had … Continue reading → (c) green alliance blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Nourish Organic Body Lotion

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - There's a new organic lotion that comes in scents appropriate for men. My little man loves his Nourish Organic body lotion in Lavender Mint. Spiced Citrus and Lemon Lime would be two other great options. The tube is great to put in your gym bag or bedside table to help combat wintery dry skin.I love having body products that are non toxic and smell good, but don't contain unhealthy synthetic fragrance. Nourish does contain nourishing ingredients like argan … [Read more...]

Photo: Fantastic light turns rock formation blood red

Latest Items from TreeHugger - This mountainous range is located in Arizona. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Auto Show – Less Green in 2014

EcoGeek - As we've done for the past several years, EcoGeek went to this year's North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Auto Show) to see what is new in clean and green transportation. However, this year's displays continue to move away from a focus on environmental awareness as a major selling point. This has seemed to be the trend over the past few years. In retrospect, it seems that the peak of the green focus was probably the 2009 Detroit Show. Green isn't gone entirely. … [Read more...]

Old Greek Plays Record Halcyon Days and the Weather

Living Green Magazine - By Tim Radford for History and literature provide evidence of consistently mild mid-winter weather in ancient Greece, helping climate scientists to reconstruct the past and so understand the future. In fifth century Athens, in January at least, the skies were clear and the rain stayed away. The days, to use a classical reference, were halcyon. Two Greek researchers have combed the great plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and the … [Read more...]

Gisele Bündchen Joins Rainforest Alliance Board of Directors

Press Releases - January 2, 2014 The Rainforest Alliance announces the appointment of international supermodel, entrepreneur and environmental activist Gisele Bündchen to its Board of Directors. In her role as a board member, Bündchen will help shape the vision, strategic plans and policies that guide the Rainforest Alliance’s development and global sustainability efforts. (c) Press Releases - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Tenant Star program drives efficiency for commercial spaces

Energy & Climate | - Groundbreaking provisions aim to cut utility bills for landlords and tenants while reducing carbon emissions. (c) Energy & Climate | - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

From Mac ‘N Cheese to “More Kale, Please!”

The Green Life Online - A bowl of pasta with “no green things.” I wouldn’t order anything else until I was nine or ten years old. If, god forbid, there was a piece of parsley as a garnish, my dinner was ruined. Broccoli and green beans were the only two green vegetables in my rotation for years, and the only fruits I ate until pretty recently were apples and watermelon. This was the life I led as a painfully picky kid. In the past year as a vegan, I’ve probably consumed more fruits and … [Read more...]

Gaia Natural Cleaners Review

Get Green Be Well - GAIA Natural Cleaners is made by a mom of three young children with a passion for health education and her biochemist husband. Those facts pretty much sold me on the natural cleaning products before I ever tried them. When I did put GAIA Natural Cleaners to use in my own home, I was convinced that […] (c) Get Green Be Well - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sustainable Prison Rehabilitation Program Celebrates Years of Success

Sustainablog - Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five years of success stories involving these specific activities. Not only are they giving … [Read more...]

Toyota i-ROAD: Zero Emissions, Future of Mobility & Fun to Drive

Green Talk® - Motor vehicles account for 26% of  the US greenhouse emissions which contributes to climate change. In turn Climate change causes extreme weather patterns, which  are disruptive, deadly, and expensive, such as Hurricane Sandy.  But crisis spawns innovation  such as in the case of  Toyota’s all electric i-ROAD vehicle.  Its smaller footprint  fits the needs of many people from a convenience and environmental standpoint with the added benefit–it is fun to drive! Zero … [Read more...]

Pick Up the Damn Phone Book Review

Budget Earth - Looking for a book to help you become better at sales? Check out our review of Pick Up the Damn Phone here! (c) Budget Earth - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Dolphin Love

Green Living, Cloth Diapers and Going Green with Kids - The Eco Chic - continue reading Related posts: Join the School of Cloth Blog Hop with RDA #schoolofcloth What is the School of Cloth?  It’s a month... Love Your Mother Earth Promotion and Giveaway In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) I’d like to... Cloth Diapering in Special Circumstances #schoolofcloth Welcome back to the School of Cloth.  This is a month... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts … [Read more...]

Beyond Easy Banana Bread

The Eco-Friendly Family - Pin ItI am generally not much of a ‘sweets’ person, but I do love banana bread, and I love making my spin-off Hero Muffins for the kids. I’ve recently been introduced to the amazing world of plantains. I typically just fry them in a skillet and enjoy, but a friend shared a photo from this recipe for Plantain Banana Bread and I was intrigued. The basic concept here is that no flour or grain is used, but plantains instead. I must admit that my head … [Read more...]

Detox Box – The Homegrown Collective

Nature Moms Blog - A couple months back I was introduced to The Homegrown Collective and I fell in love. No seriously…in love. Every month you get a new box with various DIY, homesteading projects and recipes. Everything you need and detailed instructions come in the box so you are learning new recipes and skills each month. You not only get to TRY new things you get to LEARN new things. I have a bit of an obsession with homesteading and homemaking skills long since forgotten in this day … [Read more...]

Amazing Health Benefits and Uses for Turmeric

Nature Moms Blog - It’s a key ingredient in curry powder. It is a gorgeous bright yellow-orange spice that adds color to your dishes and it tastes amazing when added to a variety of dishes. And I do mean a variety…one of my fave desserts is turmeric ice cream with ample amounts of the spice and grassfed cream. It is that amazingly earthy spice that has some pretty wonderful qualities…antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-angiogenesis (blood vessel formation). Turmeric, … [Read more...]

25 Green Gift Ideas: Not Just For Christmas

Eco Travel Logue - Having a hard time looking for the perfect eco-friendly gift for the special environmentalist in your life? Look no further. In this list you will find 25 gift ideas that are all eco-friendly. Everything on the list is either made out of environmentally friendly products or designed to reduce your impact on the environment. There is sure to be something for everyone on this list. Actual Green Stuff Arbor Day Tree Growing Kits A little tree growing kit that any eco … [Read more...]

Lexus CT 200h Hybrid F Sport Review on

The Green Living Guy - I had posted my test review of the BMW 328d xDrive was on; yet my first review with them was about my test drive of the Lexus CT 200h Hybrid F Sport. It was a great ride. I remember those that wanted a car in that price range really seemed excited about this car. […] (c) The Green Living Guy - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Indonesia Gives Mantas A New ‘Ray of Hope’

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - Encouraged by their value for tourism, Indonesia has granted full protection for both species of manta ray. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » News - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Tonle Sap Visit Finds Little Evidence of Once-Abundant Species

Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - CI's Les Kaufman shares his latest thoughts from Cambodia. (c) Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]