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Greener consumption: the birds and the bees (and the bats) edition

Greener consumption: the birds and the bees (and the bats) edition

Didn’t know it was National Pollinator Week? That’s OK: we’ve got you covered with ideas and products suggestions for keeping bees, bird, butterflies and bats protected, happy, and pollinating.

A green film festival you can enjoy at home

A green film festival you can enjoy at home

Film festivals are great for spotlighting up-and-coming talent, and highlighting niche topics. The conventional film festival isn’t, however, a good vehicle for creating wide-scale conversations, as audiences are limited by location and/or willingness to travel during a specific time period. After two years of hosting the Do Something Reel film festival in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market recognized these limitations: they could inspire festival-goers to consider the environmental and food-related messages of the films screened, but most of those audience members would be from the local area.

California Sues 'Natural' Companies Over Carcinogen in Soaps

California Sues 'Natural' Companies Over Carcinogen in Soaps

SACRAMENTO, California, June 10, 2008 (ENS) – California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a lawsuit against companies that manufacture or distribute body care and household cleaning products that have tested highest for the carcinogenic chemical 1,4-dioxane. The lawsuit was filed May 29 in the Alameda County Superior Court. Named as defendants are…

Green BBQ Tips

Green BBQ Tips

Good food is one of the most exciting parts about environmentalism. The food chain is the basis of life on this planet, so eating green requires a willingness to live in harmony with nature. What better way to be harmonious than to have a (more) environmentally-friendly BBQ? Your party could fill up a BBQ spot…

Bike re(Cycle) Helps Chicago Nonprofit to Give Bikes Away

Bike re(Cycle) Helps Chicago Nonprofit to Give Bikes Away

CHICAGO, Illinois, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – If you have an unwanted old bike in your garage or storeroom, you could donate it to the Working Bikes Cooperative at the Bike re(Cycle) Chicago event next month and at Earth Day bike drives even before then. You’ll be in good company. This volunteer-run organization is dedicated…

Whole Foods Markets Will Phase Out Plastic Bags by Earth Day

Whole Foods Markets Will Phase Out Plastic Bags by Earth Day

AUSTIN, Texas, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – Whole Foods Market announced today that it will end the use of disposable plastic grocery bags at the checkouts in all of its 270 stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. with the goal to be free of plastic bags by Earth Day, April 22, 2008. “Central…

Cool New Eco-Exhibition

Cool New Eco-Exhibition

There is a great confluence of people working towards green and soon there will be an interesting series of events held at Otis College of Art and Design, in the Ben Maltz Gallery. Interestingly enough, many of the lecturers, leaders and scientists who are appearing at this exhibition were found through links on the Eco-mmunity…