Thanks to The Expatriate's Kitchen for hosting last week and as ever thanks to Victoria E for hosting next week. To get the carnival lowdown check out: 'Carnival of the Green'. Before you read on can I just draw your attention to a fabulous initiative we have just blogged about (even though the award deadline has passed we think you will find it worth reading about): Re-Box
So, without further ado...welcome, to the Carnival of the Green, oh, and Happy St Patrick's Day:
Two posts from Life Goggles:
Following on last week's book review, there's a chance to win a copy of How To Turn You're Parents Green and they've gone a bit book crazy as Joel's looked at another book - Big Green Purse - and given his thoughts
Why do people automatically think environmentalism is only for liberals? People are too quick to slap a label on an idea and not think about it; we should judge an idea on its individual merit, not on whether or not we heard someone decry it as "conservative" or "liberal".
Step outside and take a long, deep breath. Was the air clean and fresh or are you hacking up a lung? Read the American Lung Association's 2007 State of the Air Report and more ways you can reduce outdoor air pollution.
Fake Plastic Fish asks What's Wrong With This Picture? Pancake batter in a can. What has the world come to? A rant about the insanity of our increasing need for speed.
Mama Bird at Surely You Nest shares her lighthearted DC Metro Moms post on how children are environmentalists at heart.
Does prozac kill endangered species by making people too happy? A new book worries that happy pills are eliminating the melancholia that has driven many people to do great things. But is doom and gloom really effective getting people motivated to conserve nature? Mark Powell thinks we’ve taken doom and gloom too far, and hopes we can do a better job of using positive messages that inspire people.
Apparently, Cartier, the renowned French jeweller, is now outfitting their display cabinets with Lamina's SoL MR16 LEDs which use just 8 Watts of power to produce the same light as a 20W halogen. See if these eco-friendly bulbs are right for you in our video review
Don Bosch is tracking reactions to a statement released by a group of Southern Baptists related to climate change. Click here to read: A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate
Last week's host the Expatriate Kitchen tells us that: The FDA is mulling over yet another labeling issue, this time over milk that would be used in items like cheese and ice cream. It seems it is cheaper to "ultra-filter" the milk, removing the liquid which contains things like vitamins and minerals (calcium), and to transport this concentrated substance then reconstitute it later. This ultra-filtered end product has none of the nutritional benefits of real milk. Click here to read on.
Ever thought about Greening Kitty Litter? Did you know that cats can be trained to use the toilet? Wild and practical solutions for a reader trying to green her kitty litter.
The Good Human asks: Population Control As A Means Of Slowing Global Warming? Let's face it…there are a lot of people on this earth and there are not enough natural resources available for every person to have an equal lifestyle. If everyone around the globe lived like an average American, we would require multiple earths to sustain them all. But why should people in countries like Africa and India have any "less" than Americans do? Aren't they entitled to lead a comfortable life like the rest of us? They are…and therein lies the problem - we all cannot live like that; it's impossible. So can we limit population growth to save us all? I don't think so...
As a volunteer with her community's green initiative, Lynn from Organic Mania reports on the ambitious goals to green this community, reducing its carbon footprint, enhancing sustainable transportation, and increasing its recycling rate. The post includes six tips for other communities considering similar initiatives and a list of web resources.
Thanks to all, happy reading folks.