On July 17th, Annie Leonard will be releasing her new movie, The Story of Change.She sent me an email about what to expect with the release of a 30-second teaser for the movie. Annie was inspired to make The Story of Change by the thousands of people who’ve asked her what they can do to…Details
I am seriously starting to get sick of all those green buildings going up. They have the same design as all other buildings, they have the same materials than most other buildings and many of them generate the same rubbish as other buildings. Being green just because you use low VOC adhesive? Or because you…Details
Via Los Angeles Times, 23/05/2012 Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and…Details
via ecowatch.org, 17-05-2012 Vermont Public Interest Research Group Gov. Peter Shumlin made Vermont the first state in the nation to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas when he signed H.464 into law on May 16. Shumlin praised environmental advocates and legislative sponsors for their leadership on the bill. He also noted that…Details
Via Ecowatch.org, 15-05-2012 When the Governor of Honolulu County signed into law the plastic bag ban last week that the County Council approved, Hawaii became the first state in the nation where every city and unincorporated area is covered by a plastic bag ban. This was not done by the state legislature, but instead by…Details
Sometimes you can find interesting things on your twitter updates. The one below I found particularly good. It’s a collection of articles, ideas, concepts and thoughts about sustainability, what it is, how it’s defined and what you can do to get into it or get better with it.
With the carbon tax posing major threats to the intensive Australian dairy industry, facing the prospect of higher power bills and lower milk prices, some dairy farmers have already made big moves to slash on-farm electricity costs.Details
Via blogs.wsj.com, 20/10/2011 Many manufacturers are eager to go green, but doing so is particularly tough for smaller firms. Fifty-seven percent of small manufacturers said they have little or no strategy to become sustainable, compared to 39% of larger manufacturers, according to a recent survey by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, an industry-research and strategy firm…Details