Monthly Archives: June 2013

Summer reading!

All of Carl Hiaasen’s books are fall out of your chair funny. And many have an environmental angle  which he weaves in effortlessly. Bad Monkey is no exception. “Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, […]

How to stay cool this summer

It is sweltering outside which should make thinking about ice a welcome reprieve. One must tackle climate change from all sides and in all mediums. Prefer to watch something than read another article? Here is a film called Chasing Ice that will get you inspired to do your part to ensure we have a bright […]

The aesthetics of climate change

There is more than one way to motivate someone to incorporate the necessary changes for fighting climate change into one’s business and everyday life. Everyone learns differently: some by reading, some by doing, some by seeing. Below are some images by artist Edward Burtynsky who focuses on nature as it is changed by industry. His […]

At home on the range

Where Corn Is King, a New Regard for Grass-Fed Beef Matthew Staver for The New York Times Family members moved bulls on the Lasater Ranch in Matheson, Colo. The family markets much of its beef to retailers like Whole Foods and Natural Grocers. By KATHRYN SHATTUCK BASSETT, Neb. — Isolation comes with the territory in […]

Composting comes to NYC!

Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting By Mireya Navarro Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting. Dozens of smaller cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, have […]

Mug Mondays!

Here’s another cool thermal mug for your morning coffee courtesy of Jonathan Adler. Save trees, water, carbon and GHGs by reusing one of these stylish mugs for your java! Get them here:  

E is for Efficiency

Airlines Push for Global Measures to Control Carbon Emissions By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Geneva International Airport. Airline travel is thought to cause 2 percent to 3 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Despite the unpopularity of a European aviation carbon emission tax, the world’s airlines are ready to discuss […]

The 3 P's make the world go round

To quote the venerable Richard Branson, it’s all about People, Planet, Profit. Here’s an excerpt from his blog about adding social awareness to your everyday business habits and how easy it can be: New models for business as a force for good By Richard Branson Jun 10, 2013 The world has shifted dramatically over the […]

Mug Mondays!

A slight tweak to an every day habit can make you an instant conservationist! Bring your own mug to your favorite coffee joint instead of taking a paper cup and suddenly you have saved the paper, the chemicals, carbon, energy and water expended in making the cup, and the emissions getting it to the counter. […]

Waste Not Wednesday!

Don’t throw that out! Be creative! There are tons of ways to reuse items that you would normally toss during spring cleaning. My favorite is what to do with all those old concert t-shirts. Stumped? Make a quilt! That way you get to snuggle with all those fabulous memories on the sofa during cold winter […]