Daily Green Wrap-up 25.August, 2012

The new school year is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we’ve got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of sustainable companies to put together this collection of goodies, all packed into an adorable Skip Hop Zoo Pack backpack! With a Colorful Curls notebook, pencil holder and ruler set, a Laptop Bento Lunch Box Kit 2.0 and a kid-size Klean Kanteen water bottle, this bundle even includes a $30 gift certificate to Green Apple Supply to help stock up on recycled construction paper and eco-friendly markers. Find out how to win after the jump!
The future’s cloudy, but you should still buy the stock. That’s the message Forbes is sending about Tesla Motors.
Tesla’s stock price may rise another 50 percent or so, but the electric-vehicle maker’s steep ramp up, potential competition and dependence on a single model for its success (for now) pose risks to the automaker’s future, Forbes writes.
There are moments in history that make us feel bigger than ourselves. The moment Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969 was one of them.
Decades later, his “one small step” remains etched on the tongue of students from coast to coast. On Saturday, Armstrong passed away as a result of complications with a heart procedure. The self-described “nerdy engineer” was 82.
It’s a shame that so many cake recipes call for eggs, cream, and loads of sugar, when the same texture – fluffy, moist, flaky, and rich – can be matched sans the heavy ingredients and dangerous boost in blood sugar levels. Sure, there’s room for those kinds of desserts too, but if you’re anything like me and need dessert everyday – that is, require for basal human function – then it helps to have an arsenal of silhouette-forgiving, vegan dessert recipes on hand.
Back to school is always best when started off on the right foot. From juggling homework and extra-curricular activities to earlier mornings and later nights, a little organization goes a long way toward surviving the transition. Check out these 8 eco-friendly organizational tips sure to make your family’s return to fall as seamless as possible.
“Parks are a part of our healthcare system,” said Daphne Miller, a professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. These green spaces are crucial to solving hypertension, anxiety, depression, diabetes — “the diseases of indoor living.”

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