Recent Eco-Friendly News
ECOcentricbags.com - No More Bag Excuses!
If you love your reusable bags, as I do, but are looking for something a little more fashionable, look no further. Meet ECOcentric Bags! They are an online retailer of chic eco bags, shipping all over North America. They offer a huge variety of bags, from grocery to laptop bags to fasion bags made from recycled tires! Read more..
What the Frack?
Most people in the United States have never even heard of fracking, but for residents in Pennyslvannia, fracking is a like a slow motion horror show. Residents fear that fracking for gas will cause permanant harm to their forests, state parks and agricultural fields — in addition to their water and air.
Spring Time Means Baby Seals Get Whacked
Ahh, it's that time of year again, flowers from bulbs spring forth, the air starts to warm, and blood is all across the ice as baby seals get murdered. Protect seals - take the pledge to boycott Canadian Seafood.
Natural Sources of Iodine in your Food
As miniscule does of radiation arrive on the West Coast, many people are desperately looking for Iodine tablets. However, iodine may be consumed from many accessible food sources. See the following list...
Family vs. Plastic: An Epic Battle
Craig from Earthshade Natural Window Fashions shares his entertaining story about his family's battle against the use of plastics in everyday life. "Oh this is a fun one for our family!"
The Retire Ronald movement is coming to Vermont!
This Wednesday, February 9th, on the heels of new USDA dietary guidelines that link obesity to the consumption of fast food , a study finding children are more exposed to McDonald’s-style junk food marketing than ever, local activists with Corporate Accountability International, parents, and health professionals will be joining a national call for McDonald’s to retire Ronald McDonald and other target marketing to children.
Dead Birds - It was Murder!
Remember all those dead birds falling from the sky? Well, it turns out it wasn't the weather, or some weird weather occurence. It was murder!
Alaskan Habitat Designated for Polar Bears
In good news for polar bears, the Obama Administration has designated more than 187,000 square miles along the north coast of Alaska as “critical habitat” for the bears.
Eco Friendly Changes for the New Year
A fresh year, and a fresh start. Now is a great time to implement some eco-friendly habits, as well as refresh the old (good ones)!
Chocolate Chip Honey Cookies
Skip the white sugar, and try honey instead! These chewy wonders of sugary nature are perfect for the holidays. And, in a season when we are oversaturated with processed white sugar, these are a refreshingly sweet change.
Compostable Trash Bags
One thing is for certain, humans leave behind a trail of trash. Even the best of recyclers and composters have life debris. Now bagging up the kitchen trash, and excess yard waste can be a little less painful. Happyhippie readers can save an extra 20%.
Cardamom: A Favorite Fall Spice
Ready for something a little exotic this holiday season? Cinnamon and Ginger are staples of the season, but try Cardamom in a few recipes this year and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
It's Time for Fall Planting!
Here's a quick hit list of veggies to plant, if your
climate allows. Fall is perfect for planting veggies that don't
need lots of direct sunlight.
Little things often make the biggest difference, especially when it comes to protecting the environment. Composting is one small way to reduce waste in landfills and provide farmers and backyard gardeners with cheap fertilizer.
Fight the Flu with Food
Studies show that adding certain foods can increase your ability to fight off infections, and colds this season. Here's a list of foods that are easy to get, and will give your cells an extra boost!
UK's Lord Stern, whose 2006 report set out the consequences and costs of various levels of global warming, has now called for humans to stop eating meat. In fact, he says that meat-eaters are as bad as drunk drivers.
Time for Cold Weather Planting
you live in a snow-free area, here's a quick hit list of veggies
to plant. Fall and early winter is perfect for planting veggies
that don't need lots of direct sunlight. Get ready for hearty
cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbages and a plethora
of chard and lettuces!
Slow Food Movement
folks across the nation are embracing the slow food movement.
As concerns grow over the way multinational agribusiness companies
have altered our food sources, the movement called 'slow food'
is gaining momentum.
10 Tips for an Eco Friendly School Year
It’s about that time of year
again. In the next few weeks, children all over the country
will return to school, and that
means parents and kids alike will be in droves looking for their
school supplies and clothing. The following is a list of a few
things you can do and items you can purchase to start the school
year off on a greener note.
Waste Lunch - a Green, Healthy and Money-Saving Alternative Packing
a No Waste Lunch is healthy eco-friendly and more economical
than buying prepackaged food. The average disposable “brown
bag” lunch creates between 4–8 ounces of garbage
everyday. That can add up to as much as 100 pounds per year! Not
only do prepackaged and processed foods contain excess packaging,
are also up to 25% more expensive.
Ten Reasons to Avoid Bottled Water
drank 8.8 billion gallons of bottled water in 2007, up more
than 7% from 2006.. Even in areas where tap water is safe
to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing—producing
unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy.
Strong Vege Starters From Seeds
own vegetable transplants is relatively easy. All
you need are a solid set of basics. Click here to get your seedlings
healthy and ready to transplant!
- You Can Recycle PET #5
of January 2009, we were told that we could no longer recycle
any plastics that were PET #5 or PET #6. All of a sudden, I was
left with a giant bag of yogurt, sour cream and butter containers.
Governor Sarah Palin’s cruel aerial slaughter has
suddenly escalated This
week, Palin’s henchmen have killed 66 wolves, using
helicopters, spotter planes and aerial gunners. To make
matters even worse, Palin’s Board of Game has approved
the use of poison gas and deadly snares to kill defenseless
wolf pups and their families in and around their dens.
takes first step toward climate change regs
Environmental Protection Agency concluded Friday that greenhouse
gases linked to climate change "endanger public health and
welfare," setting the stage for regulating them under federal
clean air laws.
with Aging Skin and Zits - So Not Fair
I am 38, and
see the fine lines and the smile cracks gracing my face. I don't
mind the smattering of little wrinkles, but it's the ongoing
occassional zit breakout that makes me protest. At what age does
a person stop having acne?
Watch List: Eat for Sustainability
you know a simple dining choice can help preserve ocean life and
your own health? Help prevent overfishing by eating fish that are
not on the 'watch' list. With the new 'fish watch' guide from the
Monterrey Aquarium, you can easily educate yourself and others
about the importance of choosing seafood from sustainable, environmentally
responsible fisheries and fish farms.
to Inhale Graestone,
a forum poster at Happyhippie.com, attended the free screening
of Waiting to Inhale at the San Diego Central Library. The
number of folks that showed up for the free screening of Waiting
to Inhale filled up the theater, and staff had to put
up several extra rows of chairs to accommodate the overflow,
with others yet in the hallway outside peeking over shoulders
to see in.
Around the Peanut Butter Recall
Even though peanut butter, by itself, is still OK to eat, the overall peanut
butter recall has everyone recoiling from buying anything peanut related. However,
Americans eat on average 3.3 pounds of peanut butter a year, so many of us
are starting to have withdrawals.
Palin is a Murderer: Governor
Palin speaks of ‘science’ supporting her aerial
killing program, but in spite of numerous requests, they
have never produced anything even resembling reasonable scientific
hundreds of wildlife scientists have repeatedly condemned
her program and she has not once provided any evidence to
refute their charges that what she is doing is unscientific.
Productions Gets Us Hooked on Bamboo
was a relatively good kid, and never complained about much. I played
in the dirt, sang at the top of my lungs, and had a generally carefree
kid-a-riffic experience. However, there's one thing that stands
out in the brain-database of bad memories.
begins reversing Bush climate policies
Barack Obama began reversing the climate policies of the Bush administration
on Monday, clearing the way for new rules to force auto makers to
produce more fuel-efficient and less polluting cars.
Obama sworn in as U.S. president, calls for 'remaking of
need to embrace a "new era of responsibility" to
remake the United States in the face of military, economic
and domestic challenges, U.S. President Barack Obama said
Tuesday in his inauguration address.
Governor to Ditch Environmental Protection
Arnold Schwarzenegger, desperate to improve a worsening budget
crisis, demands that long-standing environmental protections
be removed in an effort to conserve cash in the debt-ridden state.
Small Business From the CPSIA A
new law was quietly passed by Congress that will almost certainly
put many eco-friendly companies out of busines within the
next few months. It is an ill-conceived "child safety" law
aimed at Chinese imports containing lead in its intention,
but hastily written and passed with no consideration whatsoever
for the American handcrafter or entrepreneur who makes one-of-a-kind
products using components purchased in their local American
fabric stores, lumber yards or craft shops.
Remedies for Winter Hair
If your hair
is starting to feel dry, and you can see the breakage on the
end, now is a great time to moisturize your locks with natural
ingredients found in your home. Let honey, olive oil and avocado
fix up those weathered locks in no time.
Most Over-Used Word in 2008 The school
children from Lake Superior State University have issued
their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the
Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. "Green" and "going
green" received the most nominations. For
those of us who are in the eco-friendly, (whisper) 'Green'
business, this news came to be somewhat of a blow.
Birds and The Bees: Not What They Used to Be
populations of popular farmland birds have plummeted to their
lowest ever figures in Britain while at the same time the number
of bumble bees is also in decline.
Warming: Point Of No Return?
new study completed by a team of U.S., Norwegian and German researchers
may now provide some clues. Behind
the complex language and impenetrable calculations upon which the
study is based, however, is a frightening possibility: climate
change in the Arctic could already have reached the point of no
- Just not in Plastic Bottles
11/6/08 - BPA
(Bishphenol A) is not just lurking in those plastic bottles and
plastic wrap. Canned foods are thought to be the predominate
route of BPA exposure. Numerous studies support this fact, including
an investigation of BPA exposures for 257 young children in North
Carolina and Ohio day care centers.
on how to have a Green Halloween
crunchy leaves and smiley jackolaterns greet us when we start
our day, which means Halloween is almost here. The tradition
is fun and exciting, but often the 'peripherals' of Halloween
can lead to loads of unecessary trash that will inevitably just
add more load to our landfills.
Whales: Good News!
We just got
life-saving news for the last 375 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook
Inlet. A note from the NRDC on the government's decision
to give the endangered Beluga whales a reprieve.
Tax Credits Extended In
what promises to be a huge boost for the solar industry,
the extension of the solar tax credit bundled into the recent
$700 billion financial rescue package will create thousands
of new clean-tech jobs while slashing the cost of solar panels
for homeowners and businesses.
signed into law a bill that requires all single-family homes
built after Jan. 1, 2010, be equipped with solar or other energy-efficient
hot-water systems. The mandate is the first of its kind for any
Wasting More Than 6 Million Gallons of Water a Day American
coffee giant Starbucks became the target of conservationists
today after an investigation by the U.K. newspaper The
Sun estimated that the company wasted up to 6 million gallons
of water every day, enough to quell the thirst of a small
Ike and BioFuels
biodiesel producer GreenHunter Energy says that hurricane damage
to it's gulf coast refinery — currently the largest in
the nation — will take it out of production for 6 to 8
Going Green The popularity eco-friendly'green
buildings' with their own water harvesting and solar power
systems is catching on in India and the high price is no deterrent.
By 2010, there may be about 1,000 green buildings, with over
one billion sq ft to come up all over India.
Obama Visits Biodiesel Plant Presidential
Candidate Affirms Commitment to Energy Independence
and Green Jobs with Acceptance Speech and Launching
his Fall Campaign at Pennsylvania Biodiesel.
Sen. Barack Obama made one of his first stops
as the official standard bearer of his party,
to tour a Pennsylvania Biodiesel, a plant located
in Monaca, just outside Pittsburgh.
Palin's Wolf Killing Record
governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin proposed paying
a $150 bounty for the severed left foreleg
of each dead wolf. She has championed aerial
gunning of wolves and bears and approved a
$400,000 state-funded campaign to promote this
9/3/08 - Could
Stinkweed be the Future of Biofuel?
people pull stinkweed from their gardens, but researchers are
now planting acres of it in an experimental biofuel test. Could
a weed related to the brussel sprout be a new viable type of
8/29/08 - Update:
Sally Foster Takes Steps to Be Green
Last year, Happyhippie.com blasted the Sally Foster
company for not offering environmentally choices for their school
fundraising program. The company has responded by taking steps
to be green. Read the updated article to see what the company
has done, and then visit the site to congratulate them, and encourage
them to continue on this path.
Back to School – 10 Green Tips for a Greener School
about that time of year again. In the next few weeks, children
all over the country will return to school, and that means
parents and kids alike will be in droves looking for their
school supplies and clothing. The following is a list of
a few things you can do and items you can purchase to start
the school year off on a greener note.
defend the Endangered Species Act
Interior Department has announced plans to undermine the
Endangered Species Act by putting the responsibility of wildlife
protection in the hands of federal agencies with little or
no interest in protecting wildlife. The proposal would eliminate
many current safeguards, including the routine scientific
review of any agency action that may pose a threat to federally
is this Pickens Plan Anyway?
many billionaires are enjoying retirement on a super-sized
yacht in the Caribbean, T. Boone Pickens is doubling down at the age of 80. Over the last three decades, investors who have
followed his lead have made millions.
Friendly School Supplies I
just received the list of required school supplies for my
daughter, and was thrilled to see that there are some easy
eco-friendly options this year.If you're in the same boat,
and want to green-up the school essentials list, check out
these great online stores that sell earth friendly products.
The best part - no standing in crazy long lines at the store,
fighting over lunchpail designs.
a Tree is Easier Than You Think
office worker, according to the World Wildlife Fund, uses more
than 10,000 sheets of paper. That's about 1.2 trees per person,
per year. Yikes.
Arctic Ice Shelf Breaks Off
of ice together measuring 20sqkm have broken off an Arctic ice
shelf, the biggest breakup of Arctic ice in three years, Canadian
Rose's Naturals: Small
Business Promotes Natural Baby Care
owner and founder of Mama Rose's Naturals, shares valuable insight
on running a small environmentally friendly business, and the
importnance of using natural products on babies.
Laborers Dying in Severe Heat Alternet
is connecting the dots, and has noticed an alarming trend.
Migrant workers are dropping like flies in 100+ degree heat
and few seem to care. With even more extreme heat on it's
way in California's central valley, there could be a surge
in farm worker deaths, unless there is stronger enforcement
of labor laws designed to prevent heat related deaths.
Many Uses of a Lemon When
life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then use every last bit for even
more lemony goodness. From insect repellent, cleanser to pickled lemons, check
out these ideas to keep your lemon tree busy.
US Town Powered Solely by Wind Rock
Port, Mo., has an unusual crop: wind turbines. The four turbines that supply
electricity to the small town of 1,300 residents make it the first community
in the United States to operate solely on wind power.
ice Breaking Up Quickly New
evidence has emerged that a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica
is breaking up, in a troubling sign of global warming, the European Space Agency
(ESA) said on Thursday.
idea of kitchen composting sounds like a smelly and difficult concept to many
people. However, with the stainless steel kitchen composter, saving table scraps
for composting is a breeze and completely odorless.
to Tie Dye Shirts - Instructional Video
Cowboy Hippie at the Happyhippie.com Forum Happy Hippie thanks
Cowboy Hippy for his awesome instructional video on how to make
beautiful Tie Dye creations.
Friendly Wedding Ideas
are planning your own wedding, or simply looking for some ideas
for a friend, here are some easy things to do in order to have
an environmentally friendly wedding. From the invitation, to
the wedding favors, it's not only easy, but often cost effective.
Organic Baby Clothing Really Make a Difference?
When a baby
is born, they are instantly bombarded with environmental chemicals.
Organic clothing is particularly important for infants and children,
as their bodies are more sensitive to the health risks posed
from chemicals and pesticides.
Organic Food Healthier for You?
are healthier food you if you just look at the obvious: pesticides.
Your chances of getting pesticide residues are much less with
organic food. But what about the nutritional content of the actual
Pest Control Ideas
found that hand-picking every insect on my plants is not only
time-consuming, but basically impossible.Here's some useful info
I have found online to help gardeners ward off pest, and enjoy
an all-natural garden this spring/summer.
Still Battling Green Sea of Algae
China's Olympic co-host city Qingdao, a full one third of the
sea is covered by a massive algae bloom that locals fear will
harm the city's image during the Games.
bold, but not so far fetched prediction has been made. China
is so toxic, that Olympicans could die.
in the Everglades The state
of Florida signalled plans to purchase 187,000 acres of farmland
to be converted into reservoirs and marshes, to hopefully
save the thirsty Everglades. But is there a more insidious
plan at work?
Drill for Oil at Home Instead
of pushing new fuel alternatives, McCain called yesterday
for an end to the federal ban on offshore oil drilling, offering
an aggressive response to high gasoline prices and immediately
drawing the ire of environmental groups that the presumptive
Republican presidential nominee has courted for months.
Buzz About Earth 2100
News 'Earth 2100', set to broadcast this September, makes Al
Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' look like an episode of Barney and
Spa: Sexy Man Lotion & Woody Soap
When Anne Keefe,
from Eclipse Spa, offered to send some Sexy Man Lotion and Woody
Soap, I said ‘sign me up.’ I then informed Mr. Happy
Hippie that he’d be my guinea pig for some tantalizing
Use the Internet, Save the World?
If I could
put a little super hero cape on Google's logo, I would. Always
innovative, Google is creating an online system that will tie
the world together with an emergency response system, so to speak.
Exxon Exec Calls Environmental Movement "Cute"
Despite a court challenge by environmental organizations
this month to stop the $8-billion Kearl oilsands project in Alberta,
Canada, Mr. Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO brazenly admits he
expects little delay.
panties to frighten Myanmar junta
have launched a Panties for Peace! campaign to send their undergarments
to the Myanmar military junta to frighten it into ending suppression.
Bears Finally Given Threatened Species Status
Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened
species because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global
warming, officials said Wednesday.
your own Spring Beanie Hat
Is there still a nip in the air where you are,
but want to wear fresh spring colors? Make your own Spring Beanie
Hat - it's easy, and by making it yourself, you get exactly what
is BPA and Why You Should Be Concerned
commonly used in plastics and polyesters, has become controversial
because it mimics estrogen and thus could induce unhealthy hormonal
Body Products: Take a Tropical Vacation at Home Happyhippie.com
recently reviewed some scrumptious body products by Ola - Hawaiian
Body Products. Hawaiian Body Products is a family run company
with roots deep in Hawai'i. Their Ola Bath, Body and Spa Products
combine natural and organic ingredients that have been used
for thousands of years to detoxify, purify, rejuvenate and
replenish the skin.
Algae as Fuel
Pond scum may soon save the world, and desert land may soon become the newest
landscape for bio-fuel. The industry? Growing green algae in an enclosed, sustainable
enivironment and making it into fuel.
Africa Set to Murder Elephants
South Africa announced it will start killing elephants
to reduce 'their burgeoning numbers', ending a 13-year ban and
possibly setting a precedent for other African nations.
Green - Earth Friendly Funerals
some recycling, and becoming energy efficient is not enough in
life. The new hotness is not only
treading lightly on the earth, but leaving a small ‘footprint’ on
the earth in death.
4/27/08 - BLOG:
Reusable Bags: Retrain Yourself
Over the past
six months, I have had to retrain myself. Get of the car, grab
my purse, enter the grocery store, oops...go back to the car,
and grab my reusable bags. Besides the
obvious environmental benefits, there are other perks for bringing
my own reusable shopping bags.
Shortage Hits San Francisco
global rice shortage that has forced China and Vietnam to curb
overseas sales of the food staple has reached the San Francisco
Bay Area, home of one of the largest concentrations of Asian-Americans
in the U.S. Stores, restaurants and food banks report dwindling
supplies, and retail prices are rising.
4/26/08 - BLOG:
The BioFuel Conspiracy -
Science does not back corn ethanol as a green solution.
The process is not only inefficient, but it takes food producing
farm land and reduces the human food supply, thus driving us
the cost of food. Bio-fuel is NOT the eco-friendly solution being
touted by the Bush Administration.
Easy Things to do TODAY to Save the Earth
Earth Day! For those who are new to Happyhippie.com,
welcome! Here are some super simple, painless tips to make
your environmental healthier. Heck, you may even save a little
are Losing Their Scent
dulling the scent of flowers and impeding some of the most basic
processes of nature, disrupting insect life and imperilling food
supplies, a new study suggests.
From Small Businesses
far easier to run down to a big box store, and do the weekly
shopping. However, the experience is often dull, and not personal.
In a recession economy, it's more important than ever to purchase
goods from small business.
Building: Easier Than You Think
residential builders, and even weekend home warriors are still
in denial about Green Building. Common myths about green building
often dissuade a builder from going that route, but we are here
to dispell the rumors.
Antidote to World Hunger?
As wheat and
rice prices surge, the humble potato -- long derided as a boring
tuber prone to making you fat -- is being rediscovered as a nutritious
crop that could cheaply feed an increasingly hungry world.
you Had Your Chocolate Today?
before its introduction to western consumers in the sixteenth
century, cocoa and its most popular derivative chocolate have
long been used as therapeutic and medicinal remedies.
Tibet killings that Fueled Olympic torch protests
are protesting against China's human rights record and its crackdown
on pro-independence activists in Tibet.
steps up eco-activism, will help flood Capitol switchboard
A group of
environmental activists has enlisted Google to help flood the
congressional switchboard with one million phone calls on Earth
Day urging lawmakers to enact eco-friendly measures.
Asks Nepal to Ban Mount Everest Hikes, Riots Ensue China
has asked Nepal to keep climbers off Mount Everest this spring,
a move that would prevent pro-Tibetan protests when the Olympic
torch is carried to the summit of the world's highest mountain,
Nepalese officials said Friday.
310/08 - Recycle
or go to Hell
recycle plastic bags could find you spending eternity in Hell,
the Vatican said after drawing up a list of seven deadly sins
for our times.
3/7/08 - Indian
Kashmir to Poison 100,000 Dogs Authorities
in Indian Kashmir have begun poisoning stray dogs in an anti-rabies
drive that aims to kill some 100,000 dogs in the region's
main city, officials said Thursday. Animal rights activists
vowed to go to court to stop the slaughter planned by Srinagar
city, saying it is an illegal and cruel solution to a problem
that could be better addressed with other methods.
3/3/08 - The
Great Bag is a Great Thing Happyhippie.com
recently received a resuable handmade shopper bag created
by 'The Great Bag' by Grace, in the San Bernadino mountains.
We were sent a plain, natural unbleached muslin, that was
a light off-white color. Tammy, of The Great Bag company,
had also given instructions to decorate the bag to personalize
it. I was outright giddy with this art assignment.
2/27/08 - Earth
Friendly Cleaning a Snap with EcoDiscoveries HappyHippie.com's
PeaceFrog reviews environmentally-friendly cleaning products
from EcoDiscoveries. EcoDiscoveries touts that they have designed
the industry's most effective and safest line of enzyme and plant-based
liquid cleaners for you, your family, and the environment (indoors
2/26/08 - Doomsday
Vault to Protect Earth's Seeds Let's
hope there is never a need, but just in case the earth has
a major 'doomsday' event, Norway has a deep remote vault
in an Arctic mountain, designed to protect the world's seeds
from global catastrophe.
2/25/08 - Going
Broke Saving the Earth In
the age of Pricey Hybrids and Organic Cotton designer wear,
is being eco-friendly just a new hip trend for the uber-rich?
The original earth lovin' mamas and papas are starting to
feel the squeeze, as a new breed of wealthy eco-warriors
take center stage. Looking at the heart of it, environmental
issues are not really moral issues, they are economic issues
wearing a disguise.
2/22/08 - Gray
wolves to lose endangered status Gray
wolves will be fair game for hunters in parts of the northern
Rocky Mountains after federal officials announced Thursday
that they would be taken off the endangered species list. Environmental
groups were dismayed by the decision, calling it shortsighted
and a political concession to ranching and hunting interests.
2/19/08 - Corntainers
and Tooth Soap: Smart Eco-Friendly Inventions Although
The Greater Green owner, Joanna Livieratos, hand picks and
reviews each natural item available in her online store,
she was kind enough to send Happyhippie some exciting products
to review. Shipped in eco-friendly recycled packaging, we
unwrapped the mystery box to discover a water bottle 'made
from corn', and a little packet of soap shavings called,
'Tooth Savior Soap'. What to review first, as both were so
2/13/08 - Ancient
Hemp Snuffed By Polyester: This History of Hemp Our
ancestors were pretty smart eco-folks. Did you know that
hemp is one of the earliest cultivated plants known, and
ancient Asians used hemp to make clothes, shoes, ropes, and
an early form of paper over 10,000 years ago?
2/13/08 - Got
a Headache? Try these natural remedies. Headaches
can be alleviated by cold compresses, baths, accupressure
and relaxation tecniques.
/08 - Dolphin
On Rye? Japanese Dolphin Hunting What
sounds barbaric to western countries, is a casual
day of fishing in Japan. The Japanese governement
allows 20,000 dolphins to be killed a year in the
fishing industry. It is widely known that dolphins
are extremely intelligent mammals, that are self-aware,
show humor, and even respond to human emotion, as
if emotion travels in water on waves by saving humans
is Ted Turner Doing with All That Land? CNN
founder Ted Turner, the largest private landowner in Nebraska
and the United States and the nation's largest bison rancher,
has a lofty goal. According to a CNN interview, Ted Turner
would like to reach 2 million acres nationwide before he
dies — about 40,000 acres more than he currently owns.
do you do with a sick cow? Feed it to the kids, of course! The
Humane Society has discovered that cattle that are too sick
to walk, are dragged off to slaughter. In spite of claims
that downers were being eliminated from the food supply,
downed animals may be falling through the cracks as a result
of poor oversight, anemic enforcement, and a loophole created
by inconsistent agency regulations
Hullabaloo Over Bamboo: A Closer Look at Eco-Friendly Bamboo
a year ago, I had the honor of finding bamboo sheets in a
funky, boutique store. Now at first, I had visions of a woody,
rough fabric that would crunch all night - and worse yet,
I could imagine having nightmares about hungry Pandas munching
on my bedding.
Gore: We're Doomed Whether
you love the man, or think he's a quack, one can not dispute
Al Gore's solid commitment and passion in publicizing Global
Warming. Today, Al Gore said that climate change is occurring
far more rapidly than even the worst predictions of the UN's
Nobel Prize-winning scientific panel on climate change. Happyhippie.com
staff said to be looking at property high up in the mountain
Aware: Affirmations are Fashionable - Kathryn
Haydn-Hays, the owner of California based Affirm-Aware, said
that her company produced spiritual/positive products that
are also green, socially responsible, sweatshop-free and
people first. Whew! My brain rattled around my skull like
a bouncy ball - so many of my favorite terms and beliefs
wrapped into one product - do tell me what this is!
More Plastic Bags at Whole Foods This
April 22, on Earth Day, Whole Foods is making a strong environmental
statement by no longer offering plastic bags. That means
roughly 100 million plastic bags will be kept out of the
environment between that date and the end of 2008, the company
Deforestation Accelerates Deforestation
of the Amazon has surged in recent months and is likely to
rise in 2008 for the first time in four years, a senior Brazilian
government scientist said on Wednesday. The rise raises questions
over Brazil's assertion that its environmental policies are
effectively protecting the world's biggest rain forest, whose
destruction is a major source of carbon emissions that drive
Review: Treasures of Mother Earth - Handmade Soaps and Candles Happyhippie.com
was thrilled to review Treasures of Mother Earth, parent
company to Soaps of Mother Earth and Candles of Mother Earth.
Ronda, owner and handmade soap and candle creator extraodinaire,
sent us a selection of soaps, lotions, bath salt, and a candle
Atlantic To Test Biofuel in Flight Virgin
Atlantic said Monday that it would conduct a demonstration
flight next month of one of its Boeing 747 jets using biofuel
- the first airborne test of a renewable fuel by a commercial
Eagles Die at Alaska Fish Processing Plant At
least 19 bald eagles died Friday after gorging themselves
on a truck full of fish waste outside a processing plant.
Fifty or more eagles swarmed into the truck, whose retractable
fabric cover was open and became too soiled to fly or clean
$2500 - Check out the Tata Ok,
the name of the car cracks me up, however the cost and
gas mileage on this little bugger will make everyone take
a serious look.Tata Motors unveiled it's $2,500 Nano with
much ado - and with the theme to "2001: A Space Odyssey" blaring
in the background - in New Dehli.
Australian Animal Series: The Endangered Numbat One
of the most ecologically most dangerous things to do is tamper
with an animal’s ecosystem. The ramifications of doing
so can have irreversible effects. Australia, which has animals
that are found no where else in the world, is at risk of
losing the Numbat due to environment tinkering.
12/19/07 - Eco-boat
is People Powered: Literally The
fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the
round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat.
Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said
the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from
Valencia in Spain on March 1 next year.
people see signs global warming Indigenous
people, including Canadian Inuit and Indian leaders, are
emerging as some of the top stars of the Bali climate-change
conference. From the Arctic to the South Pacific islands,
indigenous people said they are among the first to suffer
the worst effects of global warming.
Beluga Whale or White Whale Beluga
whales are one of the most fascinating creatures on the
planet and their playful nature is one of their most enduring
qualities about them. The Belugas are a testament to the
fact that what we do in our lives has a direct effect on
an animal even way up in the Artic.
Green Gifts Practical
gifts do not necessarily have to be boring gifts. Granted,
if you give your significant other a toaster on Valentine's
Day, you may be in for a world of hurt. However, it's often
the practical gifts that are used the most and appreciated.
Here are some practical gift ideas, that are not only earth
friendly, but show that you really care.
Kids to be Green
Each year, Americans generate millions of tons of waste...call
it garbage, refuse, or trash…it's the waste we produce
in our homes and communities. Although many cities have extensive
recycling programs, almost 60% of what
is thrown out in a garbage can, may be recycled.
2007 Eco-Clothing Gift Guide Here are our
picks for this year's eco-friendly clothing gift guide. Organic
and hemp clothing can sometimes be pricey, but we feel we did
a good job in highlighting items this year that are a good
value, especially for the benefit of the earth. Most retailers
are offering sales, free shipping deals, or an additional discount
is World AIDS Day Health
activists around the globe are using
Saturday's annual observance of World
AIDS Day to focus attention on efforts
to combat the pandemic.The U.N.-sponsored
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis
and Malaria says it has provided drugs
for nearly 1.5 million people living
with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Midnight Oil rocker named Australia's environment
25 years Peter Garrett was the frontman
of Midnight Oil, an Australian rock band
known for its raucously loud music and
protest songs about social and environmental
issues. Then the bald 6ft 6in singer hung
up his microphone, disbanded the group
and exchanged his rock star clothes for
the sombre suits of a politician.
Potential in Africa International
experts will convene in Burkina Faso for
three days this week to discuss the prospects
for biofuel production in Africa, conference
organisers said Monday. The talks which open
on Tuesday will bring together more than
300 specialists from Africa, Europe and the
Americas to evaluate Africa's potential to
produce biofuels -- while assessing the environmental,
economic and social impacts of biofuel production.
are the Chinook Salmon? There
was a time just 20 years ago that you could
go to the major rivers in the Pacific Northwest
and see Chinook salmon jumping for miles
and miles. Just 40 years ago you could literally
stick you hand in the river and it would
be a matter of minute you could pluck one
out of the river. Chinook Salmon stocks have
now dried up and now on the endangered species
Green Building Not So Friendly To Birds The
soaring glass windows in Emory's Mathematics
and Science Center reflect the woodsy view,
confusing hapless birds who smash into it
at full speed. The building killed 60 birds
in the first year," said Wegner, Emory's
chief environmental officer. "It was
the wall of death."
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