Archive for the ‘green’ Category

Neil Young asking people to vote out the Stephen Harper government in Canada

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

“To me it’s a basic matter of integrity on the part of Canada. Canada is trading integrity for money. That’s what’s happening under the current leadership in CAanda, which is a very poor imitation of the George Bush administration in the United States. And it’s lagging behind on the world stage.

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Arhuaca mochila bags of Colombia

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I first noticed these cylindrical handwoven bags on a couple of delegates at the UN World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia. They looked unusually sturdy, very finely handwoven in wool, and all had unique and beautiful geometric patterns. A week later in Bogotá I realized they are actually quite common.

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Over 1000 dolphins escort ferry near Vancouver

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Great video shot on Hallowe’en, October 31, 2013. Over 1000 dolphins swim alongside a BC Ferries vessel on its way to Vancouver through Georgia Strait.

CBC report confirms they’re Pacific white-sided dolphins which usually congregate farther out to sea. Some have suggested that dwindling food supplies have driven them nearer to shore.

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Why aren’t we using Aerblock when we build?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Why aren’t we using building materials like Aerblock instead of wood? Habitat Forum 1976 alumni Michael Baron is involved in manufacturing this safe, lightweight, storm-proof, insulating, healthy-air concrete material that mimics ancient pumice building blocks.

Aerblocks are so light they float, and yet they withstand major natural disasters.

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New York’s “greenest” skyscaper is actually its biggest energy hog: New Republic

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Must read: Bank of America’s Toxic Tower: New York’s “greenest” skyscaper is actually its biggest energy hog in New Republic.

“According to data released by New York City last fall, the Bank of America Tower produces more greenhouse gases and uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan.

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Coffee

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Lying in bed at night thinking about the coffee I’ll have in the morning.

Global warming will soon cause a massive decline in coffee production. Since coffee grows in hill areas at a specific altitude and with specific water needs, as conditions get hotter and drier, plantations can’t simply be moved uphill.

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