03 October 2008

fish lips support breast cancer research

Fish Lips, purveyor of eco-friendly gift wrap, is donating $2 of every purchase of pink paper from their site to breast cancer research -- in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. Help a worthy cause while shopping for wrapping paper by clicking below:

caps off to aveda

Did you know that the caps of plastic bottles are not recyclable? When you're tossing your #1 or #2 plastics in the recycling bin, those little plastic caps are supposed to go in the trash, because their plastic composition is usually mixed or unknown.

We probably all know by now that there's more plastic than plankton in parts of the Pacific (and elsewhere). So instead of adding to the problem, now, thanks to Aveda, we can be part of the solution. You can bring your caps to an Aveda store or mail them in. Get the full scoop here.

[via EcoSalon]

3 books i want to read now

Two topics are on everyone's mind right now: the economy and energy. These 3 books offer insights into their critical link, offering solutions on how America can rise above while simultaneously saving the planet.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
by Van Jones

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins

public transport breathes life into endangered species

What are the positive consequences of choosing public transportation? This street art demo offers one answer.

[via Climate 411]

please read: the future of energy

We Can't Drill Our Way Out of This Mess.

It's true. There are sustainable, sensible solutions to the energy (and economic) crisis. Please read this common sense article from Robert Redford (via NRDC's newsletter Nature's Voice) about the future of energy in this country.

Seldom do politics get this cynical. Seldom is the real pain of real people so cravenly exploited. Many of our fellow Americans now choose between buying gas to get to work and buying food to feed their families. Meanwhile, President Bush is trading on that desperation to peddle a lie: that sacrificing our coastlines and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Big Oil will solve our problems at the pump. He's already lifted the executive ban on drilling off our coasts and challenged Congress to do the same. The president knows very well that we cannot drill our way to lower gas prices. We cannot for the simple reason that America has only 3 percent of the world's oil reserves. The rate at which we extract that small share is all but meaningless to the vast world oil market where we buy and sell the stuff like everyone else.
Read the rest.

Read even more about why drilling is not the solution.
Oh, and here, too.