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Big Victory Against Big Coal by Small Group

[social_buttons] The first big victory against coal power plants in Virginia came a few days ago in a town of about 300. In a statement of independence, environmental justice, and the power a few people can have on the biggest issues facing our environment today, town councilors voted 3-2 to retain their zoning rights regarding […]

July 18th

Paving Wilderness: Peril in Utah's Book Cliffs

Utah’s Book Cliffs exist as one of the largest expanses of land in the lower 48 states without a paved highway.  The BLM, however, is considering a project that would change that. Uintah County’s Seep Ridge Road Paving Project proposes paving over an existing road, which would allow greater recreational (and other, including hunting and […]

May 28th

Are You a Planetsaver? Take This Quiz

This quick and painless 15 question quiz will shine an LED light on your environmental personality. Do you think you are a Planetsaver? Find out below. 1. Cycle: a.motor c.water 2. Take: a.more b.a seat c.action 3. Vehicle: a.SUV b.C-A-R c.B-U-S 4. Media: a.TV 5. Bikes: a.for kids b.for exercise c.for most […]

May 11th

Economic Slump Spawns Rise in Animal Poaching

If you’re one of the millions of California voters who helped pass Proposition 2 on November 4, chances are pretty good that your Thanksgiving meal will include some sort of free-range, hormone-free dead bird—or, if you fall into the veg camp, maybe a more benign Tofurky or Field Roast. But for illegal poachers like Peter […]

November 25th

Hot Amazon Watch Lunch Party in San Francisco Tomorrow

The mission of Amazon Watch is: “to work with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples’ rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil and gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.” If you work in San Francisco and want to take an inspirational lunch […]

October 29th

Begin to Focus Attention Here: Barack Obama as President

I got an e-mail today from an unknown author that is worth passing on.  Parts of it are copied here, alongside my own personal thoughts. I don’t know how much you know about the Law of Attraction or if you’ve ever heard of it. But surely you’ve heard of the phrase, ‘What you resist, persists.’ […]

October 27th

FedEx Ups Its Solar Power Production To Almost Double

FedEx’s New Solar System Is Enough To Power 370 homes FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, broke ground on its first – and largest – international solar energy facility on Monday. The facility near the Cologne, Germany airport will house over 16,000 square meters of solar panels. The new solar panel installation is slated […]

October 21st

Greening Hospitals: One Doctor's Efforts

Dr. Ravi Gupta thinks hospitals need to become a lot more environmentally friendly. Hospitals and outpatient practices use a lot of energy and waste a lot of materials.  Doctors tend to be focused on patient care rather than caring for the environment.  Hopefully, that is starting to change. Dr. Gupta, a physician practicing hospital medicine […]

The Only Good Bottle of Water is a $20 Bottle of Water

One in six people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. Your tap water is fine. Worried it isn’t? Get it tested. If it turns out that it isn’t get a tap water filter, and join a “stream team” (google it to find one in your state). Need to take […]

October 1st

Blue Planet Run Foundation Makes Yard Sales Life Savers

CLEAR CLUTTER FOR CLEAN WATER (say that 5 times fast!) Water is on the tip of everybody’s tongue these days. America is facing major crises with floods in some regions, hundreds of wild fires in others, and droughts throughout. As horrible as all of that may sound, the majority of us can all still go to […]

July 12th

Jewelers Backing the Environment

Just every now and then you get a story that really makes you smile. This is one of them, and though it is short, it is full of hope. I know that sounds sappy and a little corny, but you’ll understand what I mean in a moment. Alaska seems to be a bit under the […]

February 13th

Australian Whale Images Cause Controversy

Let’s not try and talk about this as breaking news, for many people have already seen the horrific pictures. But the fact is that this is huge news, and I’m going to take a quick look at just what it is, what it means, and why. However if you haven’t turned on a TV or […]

February 11th

It’s the Economy, Stupid! Not Entirely

90% of the world’s goods are carried by sea and world trade is increasing all the time. Photograph: Macduff Everton/Corbis

“We must restore confidence to the economy, to consumers and to the markets,” declared The House Democratic Leadership on Friday.

Their solution? Tax rebates and relief, echoing George Bush and probably every other economic analyst. The Federal Reserve has been cutting interest rates for the past six months to achieve the same goal; to entice people to Buy! Buy! Buy!

Not only will this take money away from important public services, but increasing consumption has dire negative impacts. The process of extracting resources, manufacturing products, consuming them, and disposing of them is the very culprit of environmental degradation. And guess what? This consumption will ultimately take us down as well.

In an article entitled 10 Ways Recession Can Help the Environment the author writes:

February 4th

New Plant Strives to Generate Cleaner Coal Electricity

Carbon sequestration will be used in this new coal-fired power plant to reduce the carbon footprint of electricity. The town of Mattoon, Illinois rejoiced when the developers of a $1.8 billion low-pollution power plant announced the selected location. This rust-belt town will no longer be primarily known as the bagel capital of the world. The […]

December 27th

IPCC Climate Report Might Underestimate Risks

Fellow blogger Joshua Hill has already expressed his aggravation with the U.S.’s efforts to water down the latest climate change assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but things might be even worse than they already sound. A new report from The Climate Institute in Australia examines the latest research on climate change and […]

November 16th

New Yorkers Help Man Find Girl of His Dreams

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tale of online love inspired usually cynical New Yorkers this week to help a young man find the girl of his dreams after he spotted her on a crowded subway train. For Web designer Patrick Moberg, 21, from Brooklyn, it was love at first sight when he locked eyes with […]

November 9th

The most important news you’ll read this minute: Shea Gunther is leaving Green Options and Planetsave and is converting to Scientology. Praise Xenu.

Big news Planetsavekateers, I’m outta here. I’m leaving Green Options and Planetsave, though not to join Tom and John in their fight against the thetans. I would like to say it’s to spend more time with my family, but that just makes me sound like a scandal ridden Bush official. While I probably will get […]

August 29th

Top 42 Ways to Stop Making Trash

This list comes via the excellent No Impact Man. He’s got an great list of 42, here are the top 10… 1- No soda in cans (which means we’re probably less likely to get cancer from aspartame). 2- No water in plastic bottles (which means we get to keep our endocrines undisrupted). 3- No coffee […]

July 18th