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This Monday Nov 14th, Global Green Honors Bill McKibben and May Boeve of 350.org and others

BTW: Do you know about Global Green’s “I am” campaign? The following video includes some of the most visible people who are fighting to protect our earth, our health, and our future: Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams, Ed O’Neill, James Cameron, Nia Vardalos, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Mark McGrath, Walton Goggins, Billy … Continue reading

Ted Turner’s 11 Voluntary Initiatives. Real Cowboys Protect the Planet!

Eleven Voluntary Initiatives  http://www.visionsmc.com/2011/03/25/ted-turners-voluntary-initiatives/  By Ted Turner 1. I promise to care for Planet Earth and all living things thereon, especially my fellow human beings. 2. I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness. 3. I promise to have no more than one or two children. 4. I promise to use my … Continue reading

Upcycling: What is it? 8 Kick Buttock Examples

In nature nothing is ever wasted. When a plant dies it decomposes and becomes the nutrients for new life. Upcycling mimics this natural process. Upcycle  TerraCycle® definition: Using every aspect of waste as value… Typically a piece of waste can be seen as two things: the material it’s made from and the shape it is in. For … Continue reading

(video) Cradle to Cradle Festival Berlin – William McDonough and Michael Braungart

“At the Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin, Jan Michael Hess interviewed the two C2C co-founders William McDonough and Michael Braungart who know how we can create the Cradle to Cradle Economy. Waste is food. Materials in the technosphere should be reused like biodegradable nutrients in the biosphere. Michael is joining Bill & Jan in … Continue reading

3 very cool ways to use human power to generate electricity. Generate Watts!

Create energy without pollution! The Copenhagen Wheel: This wheel, developed by a team at MIT led by Christine Outram, won the U.S. round of the James Dyson Award. It generates electricity during braking (similar to the regenerative braking you find in many car hybrids). It then offers that electricity as a power boost up hills or … Continue reading

(video) William McDonough of C2C: A New Design Paradigm – conversation with Joel Makower

The Cradle to Cradle vision and concept is vitally important. It is not discouraging as some may suggest. It is wildly encouraging, motivating, and empowering. The State of Green Business  2011 keynote interview. William McDonough, Founding Partner and Principal, MBDC and William McDonough + Partners in conversation with Joel Makower Founder of Greenbiz.com “Cradle to … Continue reading

(video) Cradle to Cradle Certification in Action – Howard Williams, GreenBuild

Howard Williams, Vice Pres. of Construction Specialties (CS) discusses safer chemicals policy has practiced by his company. CS has created a niche for itself by developing and manufacturing environmentally responsible building products. This $300-million-a-year business helps builders avoid PVCs, PBTs, and other chemicals known to harm human health and the environment. The demand for environmentally … 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

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