Hello and welcome. The carnival of the Green is here for the week of September 10th, 2007, and going strong. The last one was at Organic Authority. Keep tuned for the next edition at Green Style on September 17th.
Paper: The Crusade for the Trees
It is almost refreshing to see due consideration for the cost of the alternative to the environment as Vihar Seth point out the downside of Powering a Paperless World, and applaud a green digital company.
Katie Knorovsky reports @ intelligent travel that Lonely Planet now offers the option of buying book by the chapter.
Joel Williams provides links and resources to How Your Business Can Recycle Paper (in USA, UK and Australia).
Food (and drink)
From Adam Williams, a post on the taste (superior) and quality (safe) of tap water, aka why not bottled water. I liked it. 🙂
On the Naked Vegetarian, John Booth says: ‘Pretenders singer talks about her beloved Akron, redeveloping urban downtowns and her new veg restaurant‘.
Other health concerns raised on food additives @ the expatriate’s kitchen.
Emily Haile talks about the Long Trail Brewery in Vermontand their innovatons in eco-brewing: Raising the Bar on Locally Brewed Beer @ intelligent travel.
On blogfish, Mark Powell says: ‘New study that says pollution is responsible for 40% of human deaths worldwide. Yikes!’
Will climate change shrink mans manhood, too? asks Matt on Behavioral Ecology Blog and says: How long would it take for US politicians to enact meaningful climate change legislation is their genitalia were shrinking??
Preserving Paradise: tiny pristine islands attracts tourists, deals with trash, says Marilyn Terrell @ the intelligent travel.
A perfect example of more holistic thinking about the “costs” of environmental cleanup from the triplepundit.
Judy Kingsbury presents Dirt Isn’t So Cheap on Savvy Vegetarian: ‘Soil erosion is a global crisis – causing food and water shortages and responsible for 30 percent of global warming. Quotes from articles on dirt by Stephen Leahy and Tamsyn Jones‘.
Tiffany Washko presents day to day concerns of living a green, safe life: read a review of the the BPA Free Sippy Cups from the Natural Family Living Blog. But why is this important? BPA is an estrogen-like chemical, found in plastics (even baby items); it accumulates from several sources and builds up to unsafe levels. For those who do not know, Estrogen is a female sexual hormone and babies are not supposed to have as high a level of this hormone as they now do. She also has a post this week on Recycling Adult Toys. Like her, I am not sure I would be willing to use post consumer recycled products in this case, but you can read more at Zen-Mother.
David @ The Good Human on When Green Becomes Standard And We No Longer Notice It. ‘With everyone from petroleum companies to auto manufacturers to proclaiming to be green, I cannot wait for the day when things are actually green by nature and not just a marketing gimmick.’
Melanie Rimmer provides ‘ten compelling reasons to switch to sturdy reusable bags’ instead of plastic shopping bags on her blog, Bean Sprouts.
Most of the pro-green world is all for the preservation, and this post from Alina consists of various tips and tricks to ensure that the clothing already in our closet stay in good shape for as long as possible.
When will people start behaving as if global warming was an emergency? What will be the tipping point? : A commentary on La Marguerite by Marguerite.
There’s also a well written, cohesive review of James Lovelock’s The Revenge of the Gaia: Are we marching on Moscow or preparing for Dunkirk? by Natalie Bennett.
A summary of some news by the Activist Mommy: A neat roundup of four environmental stories from Kenya, Brazil, Ontario and Hong Kong.
That’s it for this week’s edition. Remember to keep tuned next week at Green Style!
PS. If I missed out on anything, you can reach me : nineran at yahoo dot com