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May 2007 - Posts

    Unilever the parent company of Lipton's tea has recently announced that it intends to use only sustainably harvested tea leaves in the production of its many teas. This includes Britain's best selling brand PG Tips. The plan is to have the many tea Read More...
Posted on May 28,2007

Cars are one of the greatest inventions for giving individuals freedom. Unfortunately because of air pollution from traditional internal combustion engines our love affair with the car needs some rethinking. Ideally, I would like to buy a car that could Read More...
Posted on May 25,2007

Weeds can be really annoying, even for us greenies, and some areas where dandelions grow just aren't suited to mechanical removal. But instead of reaching for that bottle of chemicals, make your own weed killer with a few ingredients that you're sure to Read More...
Posted on May 24,2007

In five years New York's yellow taxis will be looking a lot greener, starting with 1,000 hybrid cabs planned to hit the road late 2008. The remainder of the city's 13,000 cabs will be replaced with hybrids by 2012. Canadian cities on the same course Read More...
Posted on May 23,2007

Many people think that 2007 may well be the tipping point for the environmental issues to become mainstream in North America. It hasn't taken long for Hollywood to reflect the concern about global warming by presenting movies with an environmental Read More...
Posted on May 22,2007

This Meatless Monday we decided to forgo the recipe suggestions for the best kind of meal -- one someone else makes for you. You'll have to travel to Chicago for this one, as we did several weeks ago, but if you're in the area it'll be well worth it. Read More...
Posted on May 21,2007

A recent national survey determined that 72% of the American public doesn't know that the raw material for plastic bags comes from fossil fuels. In fact many of today's conventional plastic products are made from petroleum products including oil. Read More...
Posted on May 18,2007

It's a shame that a plant as useful as the dandelion has become nothing more than a nuisance to most of us, but let's face it, not many of us have the time or patience to search through our lawns and find meal-worthy greens. Those of us who wouldn't mind Read More...
Posted on May 17,2007

America's top green heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio is bringing his much-anticipated environmental film, The 11th Hour, to the Cannes Film Festival for a special screening this Saturday. And although there's no way most of us are going to make it there for Read More...
Posted on May 16,2007

It seems like green-tinted celebs are working overtime these days -- joining causes, donating time and money and making others aware of important issues. Many of them get a lot of flack for missteps and moments of bad judgment, but we think these Read More...
Posted on May 15,2007

The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is running a campaign called Meatless Mondays. The campaign encourages everyone to replace one day of meat eating with one day of vegetarian meals and by doing so we can help prevent heart disease, Read More...
Posted on May 14,2007

After watching a humorous Mother's Day video that reminded me a little of myself, I realized even greenies, constantly surrounded by unique and luxurious products, might need a little help finding their mom a gift on Mother's Day. You got her bamboo Read More...
Posted on May 11,2007

The US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) this week has dramatically increased its membership to include General Motors, Shell, Pepsi, and Johnson & Johnson among others. GM is the first automobile company to join the coalition. As the Environmental Read More...
Posted on May 10,2007

Is it coincidence that we call the planet Mother Nature? There are definite similarities in raising children and nurturing the complex ecological balance that makes up our natural environment. Both kids and the planet require a stable consistent Read More...
Posted on May 9,2007

It's hard to believe at first, grass that's drought tolerant, green all summer and only needs mowing once a month or less. The owners of Canada's Wildflower Farms didn't believe it at first either -- and they're the ones who created it. Eco-lawn is a mix Read More...
Posted on May 8,2007

The third UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report was released Friday and came with some good news and bad for environmental groups. First the good --delegates resisted pressure to tone down the report, which says there is still time Read More...
Posted on May 7,2007

As you may have guessed by the recent posts about using your wallet to cast a vote for the environment, we're really into The Better World Shopping Guide. We listed five of the best companies to support and explained a bit of why each of them are Read More...
Posted on May 4,2007

Apple computers is looking a bit more granny smith than Macintosh these days -- it seems they've decided it's finally time to go green, or as they put it they've decided to start telling people about how they're already in the process. "Upon Read More...
Posted on May 3,2007

The United States and China feel they have a right to add some "truthiness" to the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This is part of the series of reports published by the scientists and climate researchers from Read More...
Posted on May 3,2007

As Dr. Ellis Jones highlighted at the Green Festival recently there is a power shift occurring on the planet from political power to economic power. With two thirds of the world's biggest economies now belonging to corporations rather than countries, we Read More...
Posted on May 2,2007

One thing was immediately evident at the Green Living Show in Toronto last weekend. It was corporate, and it was mainstream! I say that with an exclamation point because as much as I enjoyed the Green Festival in Chicago a few weeks ago, I was a bit Read More...
Posted on May 1,2007
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