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Avaaz to APEC - Tackling Climate Change

by: Heather on 09/06/2007
Posted in: Activism

Avaaz.org is an online global civic advocacy group who aims to ensure that the world's people have a say in global decisions. With hundreds of thousands of members in more than 170 countries, their goal is a powerful coalition of citizens without borders.

Over 400,00 people have already signed the current Avaaz petition seeking binding global …

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Guest Video Post - Chris O'Brien

by: Heather on 09/05/2007
Posted in: Events

Today we have our first ever video post, featuring Chris O'Brien, author of Fermenting Revolution speaking about "Sudstainability", otherwise known as how to drink beer and save the world. Bottoms up!


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Green Building A to Z

by: Heather on 09/04/2007
Posted in: New Books

LEED certification, Platinum Buildings, eco-effectiveness, low-VOC paints, xeriscaping, microturbines and more... Jerry Yudelson's brand new Green Building A to Z cuts through the jargon and makes sense of the bewildering array of terms and ideas involved in the green building movement. Just off press!

Green Building A-Z

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Bolivia Radio Documentary

by: Heather on 08/29/2007
Posted in: Events

This just in from Chellis Glendinning, author of Chiva, Off the Map and the recently re-released My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization.

CompaƱeras y compaƱeros,

I am thrilled to tell you that the radio documentary KUNM news director Jim Williams and I have been working on lo-these-many-months is about to air!

It is …

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Guest Post - Ellis Jones

by: Heather on 08/28/2007

Today we have a guest post, this time from Ellis Jones, author of The Better World Shopping Guide and co-author of The Better World Handbook. The The Better World Shopping Guide contains over 5 years of comprehensive research distilled into a pocket-sized, shopping-friendly format, ranking every products from A to F, and is supported by a website which maintains current ranking information. Thanks Ellis!

Hello Readers!

I just thought I'd give you an update on some of the latest happenings with the company rankings in The Better World Shopping Guide through this blog.


On the website (www.betterworldshopper.org) there are now 5 product categories under the Research link where you can take a peek behind the rankings to see the actual data used to rate each company, including Audio Equipment, Baby Care, Chocolate, Dairy Products, and Energy Bars. In Audio Equipment, you'll notice that Apple has slipped from A- to B+ due mainly to the results of a major Greenpeace research effort on toxic plastics and recycling efforts. Nestle recently bought out Gerber, the famous baby food maker, bringing that company to the bottom of the barrel.

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