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(videos) True Courage: Frances Moore Lappe and her daughter Anna Lappe

Fighting the good fight! Two of my sheros.  Interview with Frances Moore Lappe author of “Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad” Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter Anna traveled around the world and discovered courageous social movements solving the roots of poverty. When Diet for a Small Planet was … Continue reading

Green Product Innovation Institute, Inc. and Cradle to Cradle™ in Action

Ahhh, how do I love thee… The Cradle to Cradle framework is like the left hand in a Chopin, Nocturn, Opus 27 #2 piano solo. The right hand is the sound of a healthy planet. Together they make the most beautiful music. From their About page: The Green Products Innovation Institute Inc. (GPII) is a … Continue reading

(video) Sulha Peace Project and the Dalai Lama

The Sulha Peace Project is a grassroots organization for the healing and reconciliation of the Children of Abraham, rooted in the spirit of the prophetic voices from the Holy Land.  This video is from October 2005. Our goal is to build trust and restore dignity, from heart to heart and from village to village, moving beyond … Continue reading

(video) White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton

Uzbekistan, a central Asian republic, is the 2nd largest exporter of cotton in the world. cotton irrigation and pesticide use have caused environmental catastrophe teachers take their children to work in the fields as ordered by the state adult and child workers drink out of the tainted irrigation canals they are forced to sell the cotton … Continue reading

An Eco Index for eco-fashion | MNN – Mother Nature Network

“Nike, Patagonia and other companies have created an Eco Index to make comparison shopping easier for green-minded consumers.” Read about it here. An Eco Index for eco-fashion | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

(Video) Gasland Trailer: 2010 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award Winner

WORD OF THE DAY FRACKING: To get natural gas companies inject, at high pressure, into each well up to 8 million gallons of water and toxic chemicals (like kerosene and diesel fuel). This fluid fractures underground formations, unlocking natural gas that has been trapped. WHAT IS THE COST? This is an issue EWG has been investigating … Continue reading

(Video) Straight up: Glee’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Oil Spill Images

Oil and chemical companies also use the ocean to store toxic waste. No one cares because fish do not vote. Miles K http://www.youtube.com/user/envirodefensefund

Cradle to Cradle & The New Green Products Innovation Institute!

 I am very excited about the new  Green Products Innovation Institute in California. It is intended to support California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, which calls for the elimination of toxic substances from materials and manufacturing processes for all textiles and other products sold in California. Image Credit: Michelle Kaufmann/C2C MBDC Cradle to Cradle is an MBDC … Continue reading

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