I’m rounding up some top news stories from around the Important Media network on Planetsave again this weekend. Though, one thing is changing. I’m keeping it to one story from each blog. Otherwise, I think the post gets a little too long. Plus, for more on these topics, you can so easily click a button (or two) and go visit any of these sites! So, here we go….
An excellent story on Feelgood Style this week, Emma Pezzak covered Julia Roberts’ eloquent, enlightening comentary on botox/plastic surgery that was published in Elle Magazine. If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly recommend checking that out. Julia just jumped 10 points in my mind (10 points being a random number I picked that is equal to the highest possible number of points she could jump).
How could I pass this one up? Kelly Rand of Crafting a Green World posted a story on the 100 bag monsters who turned up at San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square on Thursday in support of a California plastic bag ban. (Yes, the same bag monsters we wrote about on August 5.
Want to know how to grow a local sustainable food system? Rhonda Winter has just the story for you on Ecolocalizer. In depth, and with tons of great pictures to go with it.
As always, there are so many stories to choose from on Eat.Drink…Better. Which one to choose?… Natural Gas Exploration Threatens Clean Water?.. Something Smells Fishy: Testing the Safety of Gulf Seafood?.. Female Babies in China Growing Breasts?.. Pink Slime in Fast Food Burgers?.. Harmful Hand Soap Ingredient Contaminates Soil?…. Ok, well, there are 5 to choose from!
Similar dilemma over on The Inspired Economist. Well, there are several to check out over there, but I think my top pick of the week is 40 Billionaires Pledge to Give Away Half Their Wealth to Charity. But there are many more great stories over there this week, so swing on over to their homepage!
An excellent, lengthy, in-depth piece on Green Building Elements this week, Solar Waste Recycling: Can the Industry Stay Green, gets into the details of solar waste and how to recycle it.
Jennifer Kaplan of Ecopreneurist has a great intro on how small businesses are making a difference on environmental policy this week. It’s actually the first post of a two-part story. The next part will be on “using your leverage to affect change.”
And, wrapping up our Important Media roundup for this week, Fail Drill has a couple must-see pieces: 1. NOAA Helped BP Silence Gulf Oil Scientists (Say what?! Yeah, get into that one.), and 2. Former Beach Cleanup Worker Tells All (with the video).
Hope you enjoyed this weekly roundup and found some of those articles interesting and worth checking out.