What's the carbon footprint of your wardrobe? Find out through of one of Planet Green's many quizzes. Image from Dani Elle's LookBook
Ticking off A, B, C, or D, we may discover which decade we belong to, our inner celebrity bitch, or some other "true" aspect of our inner selves in one of thousands of quizzes spreading across Facebook and Twitter. But if we play… Continue
Added by Victoria on January 25, 2010 at 7:00pm —
If you're still stuck on stocking stuffers, check out this video
which shows you how to turn an old yoga mat into flip flops!
Added by Victoria on December 24, 2009 at 2:30pm —
EcoHookups may be the best social networking site to find other eco-peeps, but don't forget about the second best - Twitter.
Recently, Socialearth.org listed the top 140 environmental figures and organizations to follow on Twitter. By reading updates from these accounts, you'll stay tuned to the latest environmental discussions, debates, and innovations.
Ten Must… Continue
Added by Victoria on November 3, 2009 at 12:49pm —
The recent episodes of bitter cold rain got me to thinking of ways to re-use this natural resource, which normally sweeps pollutants into our sewer systems or goes to waste in other ways. With people around the world desperate for water, how can we take advantage of our bounty and find ways it can benefit us and the environment?
On a trip to Montreal, I stood outside a science museum and examined a rain garden. The concept was new to me; based on the name, I thought the garden was… Continue
Added by Victoria on October 16, 2009 at 4:26pm —
A few months back, I wrote an entry on what I believed was the world’s first sustainable dance club launched by the Sustainable Dance Club
company in Amsterdam. Club Watt
, which opened in September 2008, features technology that allows dancers' moves to churned into energy that can feed the club. In addition to this piezo-electric effect," the club boasts specific reduction… Continue
Added by Victoria on September 29, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I ordered a smoothie at one of my favorite veggie cafes in Brooklyn, 'Snice, and received my drink in a cup that said it was made entirely from...plants!
Is this even possible? I thought plastic was one of the world's most harmful and synthetic materials in the world! A visit to the Greenware website
explained this new technological phenomenon:
Greenware cups… Continue
Added by Victoria on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am —
A day of environmental friendly entertainment, exhibits, celebrity performers, and speakers, New York's ECOFEST
will take place in Central Park on October 4th from 11 am to 6 pm.
SEOTO (Sources of Energy Other Than Oil) Alternative Fuels Display) will showcase futuristic looking prototypes of alternative-energy vehicles (from solar-powered, electric, natural gas,… Continue
Added by Victoria on September 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Could it be true? It's raw, vegan, and absolutely divine. If you read my last post on famous vegans, perhaps my chocolate pudding recipe will inspire you to make the leap!
Easy Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding
1/2 very ripe banana, sliced
2 tablespoons of apple sauce
1 teaspoon of agave or raw honey
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
1 drop of vanilla extract
For a more liquid-like texture, add… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 26, 2009 at 6:30pm —
While some people understand my dietary choices, others are amazed, confused, or even repulsed by my veganism. I've gotten reactions from, "Why in the world would you ever do that?" to "I could absolutely never ever even think about doing that. I need my meat and cheese." Most of those who say the latter admit they've never tried being vegan. How do you know you can't do something if you've never tried?
Nowadays, more people are aware… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 25, 2009 at 11:30pm —
While some mourn the dying CD industry just as some mourned the dying record industry, a recent study
conducted by Stanford and Carnegie Mellon shows the environmental advantages of downloading music versus purchasing CD's. Calculating CO2 emissions during the process of each, the study concluded that "purchasing music digitally reduces the energy and CO2 emissions… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 24, 2009 at 10:08am —
Baking with the sun is an age-old concept: from drying tomatoes, fish, rice paper, and vegetables, humans have long been harnessing the power of nature's oven to produce delicious treats. You can even create your own pizza box solar oven
to expedite the process, or simply admire the world's… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 18, 2009 at 2:21pm —
, Starbucks is doing a major green make-over. By the end of 2010, all new branches of Starbucks will receive the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, awarded by the US Green Building Council to businesses and retail shops that meet certain rigorous sustainable and energy conserving standards. The corporation will test various… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Featuring user-generated environmentally conscious media, Go Green Tube
has become the new resource for the media-savvy greenie. With categories like "Green Students," "LOL- Funny" and "Sustainable Homes," the site offers news and advice for any aspect of green living, along with an online market place and info on calculating one's carbon footprint. Even better, GoGreenTube's partnership with a leading… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 12, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Sex toy shop Babeland
features a kit for the environmentally savvy (and sexy). For $59, get an assortment of organic, natural, animal cruelty-free products such as:
- the latex and phthalate-free Laya Spot vibrator
- a selection of all-natural spa products
- a soy-derived massage candle that melts into scented oil when heated
- natural,… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 5, 2009 at 12:30pm —
August is the most popular month for vacations. As you travel, consider doing the following to help the environment as you explore it:
PREPARE THE HOME
Before you leave, unplug everything and turn off your circuit breakers (except for the switch that powers the burglar alarms). If you have a gas water heater, set it to "pilot" or "vacation" mode.
Since commercial passenger planes burn approximately 1… Continue
Added by Victoria on August 3, 2009 at 11:00am —
Ever wonder if it's possible for a human to live without impacting the environmental at all? What measures you'd have to take, what you'd have to reduce or do differently, or how much would you save (resources and money)? If you wait until September 4th, you'll get to see a documentary called No Impact Man about a man and his family's year-long experiment to completely reduce their environmental impact. Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle, and their toddler… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
In an effort to use less energy, save the world, and show some love to the animals, I am going to post some easy raw foods recipes that can help transition people away from meat and more towards an environmentally friendly (and healthy) diet. Let's preserve our land, our water, and ourselves by avoiding the meat industry in favor of fresh veggies!
Raw Foods Diet:
A raw foods diet is based on raw, unprocessed foods such as fruit,… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 28, 2009 at 1:30pm —
If you're looking for even more dance parties and summer festivities in NYC, head to the city's first solar-powered party sponsored by Solar One. Tonight's festivities have been canceled due to inclement weather, but tomorrow and next weekend will continue the program, which features "14 emerging choreographers in a diverse variety of styles, from African/hiphop to circus to vaudeville/burlesque and beyond."
And there are more summer… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 24, 2009 at 8:30am —
I'm thinking of moving, and the National Resources Defense Council's
recently published list of America's top 15 most sustainable cities
will influence my decision. Seattle, a city I never even considered calling home, was named #1, followed by San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), and Oakland. New York came in at #12 (is this a surprise?), Los Angeles was #13, and Dallas squeezed in at last… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 21, 2009 at 10:31am —
Perhaps the last store one would expect to be environmentally conscious, Walmart has announced its massive plan to measure the sustainability of every product it sells. Based on a survey of 15 questions for each product and intensive research including from faculty of Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford, the company will create a store-wide sustainability index and mark products with corresponding labels for consumers to see while shopping.… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 18, 2009 at 7:54am —