Archive for November, 2006

Why should I care?

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Because it’s there. (You have to scroll down a bit to see the article, at least that’s what happened on my browser.)

Shopping crossed your mind?

Monday, November 13th, 2006

The good folks over at Green Trust have launched a review site for products with a green tinge. I’m pretty sure they’re not getting eco-corporate payola, just describing what they find worthwhile.

More political firsts

Friday, November 10th, 2006

You already know that we’re about to have our first woman Speaker of the House, and you already know that Massachusetts has its first-ever, and the county’s second-ever, African-American governor. Did you also know that one of this week’s winners, Rep.-elect Jerry McNerny (D-California), must surely be the first member of Congress to be an expert in renewable energy and owner of a wind-energy turbine company? The frosting on the cake is that the Republican he ousted was chair of the House Resources Committee. Maybe McNerny will be able to put Congress’s hot air to good use at last.

And then there’s Senator-elect Jon Tester, surely Congress’s first organic farmer. As Grist says, there’s a surprising amount of green in this light at the end of the election tunnel.

You were wondering what came next?

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

War Crimes Filed Against Donald Rumsfeld

Michael Ratner, the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, is currently flying to Germany to file a new case charging outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with war crimes for the authorization of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

The Center for Constitutional Rights previously filed a criminal complaint in Germany in 2004 on behalf of several Iraqi citizens who claimed that a group of U.S. officials committed war crimes in the country.

Current German legislation concerning torture and war crimes allows for the prosecution of suspected war criminals wherever they may be found.

Teenage blood and urine

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Have you got any? The Environmental Working Group would like a sample–with your parents’ permission, of course–to study for the presence of toxic ingredients that might have gotten into you from your cosmetics. It’s part of their Skin Deep project. If you’re interested in participating, here’s a pdf of their flyer. (And if the topic grabs your attention, stay tuned for our as-yet unnamed book coming this Spring by Mark Schapiro.)

More small farms?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Now that’s good news, the kind of news that has a good chance of representing longer term positive change than today’s transitory election news. Vegetables are rapidly becoming my favorite breakfast food.

“an elegantly written look at an easily overlooked place and a significant contribution to the nature writing genre.”

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

You don’t get reviews like that every day. Tim, my friend, congratulations on making yet another reader very happy with Sippewissett.

Dept. of Homestead Security tour

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I knew that Sandy, Linda, and Jessica were going to tour together, but didn’t realize they’re already out there shaking things up. Vegetables for Breakfast, however, is in the know. Hooray for veggies!

Congrats to Simran and Treehugger TV

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Co-author of our upcoming book Ethical Markets, Simran Sethi, is the head of Treehugger‘s video division–which just was named as one of the “green vloggies of the year” (translation: “environmental video-blog of the year”). Nicely done, Simran!

Annals of unexpected consequences: gay escort to halt global warming?

Monday, November 6th, 2006

I’ve been double-dipping in the blogosphere, so to avoid unnecessary retyping, please see:

Annals of unexpected consequences: gay escort to halt global warming?

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