If you haven’t heard about SOPA/PIPA, please get educated on this very imporant issue. If you feel that they are bills which should be thrown out, please contact your congress person or, at the very least, send your senator/congress person an email. Learn more here: http://www.craigslist.org/about/SOPA
Sundance Film Fest Highlights “Fierce Green Fire” Documentary Among this year’s 16 films in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance on January 19-29 in Park City, Utah, this definitive eco-doc by Oscar-nominee Mark Kitchell, whose Berkeley in the Sixties won at Sundance in 1990, is a featured selection and may be poised to become a … [Read more…]
IKEA’s Solar Efforts to Cover Nearly 85% of US Stores IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar energy panels on five more of its United States locations – all of them in the Midwestern U.S. Pending governmental permits, installation can begin this Winter, with completion expected in Summer 2012. … [Read more…]
Resilience Favors Simplicity. But That Doesn’t Have to Mean Crunchiness. My argument was simple. While many of us environmentalists fret about how our culture can “relearn” the skills we need to survive—from growing our food to repairing what’s broken—we often ignore that there are many economically and culturally marginalized communities among us who have been … [Read more…]
Sometimes it can be difficult to see the good in large corporations that tend to overrun society with their money-making schemes. Often thriving with a complete disregard for the “little people” or the world’s health in general, it can be rare to find a corporation will to step up in order to make a difference in this little planet we all call home.
According to Lonely Planet, Albania ranks #1 in Best in Travel (The Sydney Morning Herald). Perhaps that had something to do with two grad students, Gyler Mydyti and Elian Stefa who came up with the project, “Concrete Mushrooms.” Thanks to Enver Hoxha’s paranoia of an invasion on Albania, some 750 000 concrete bunkers were created to protect the country’s people. As there was no invasion, the bunkers have simply sat scattered (1 to every 4 Albanians) around the country.