U2, arguably one of the world’s very biggest bands and tour attractions, kicked off a massive world tour last month in Europe in support of their recent release, No Line on the Horizon. Not content with revisiting their previous stage designs, U2 is performing in what they call “360″, where the stage is in the [...]
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March 28th is the day we do Earth Hour. What is Earth Hour?
All you have to do to Vote Earth is turn your lights out for one hour tonight, Saturday, March 28 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, in your city. Your light switch is your vote!
This is a genuine no-brainer. Go here to sign [...]
On this day of all things green, USNews.com has a list of 5 Things That are Green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Here are the five:
The good thing? They add a green note to each. St. Patrick’s Day has become sort of a pre-Earth Day, due to its color association. And the fact that cities have made [...]
SFGate.com is reporting that the air quality board is set to fine Bay Area companies that pollute.
The Bay Area air quality district became the first in the nation on Wednesday to impose fees on businesses that pump some of the highest levels of carbon dioxide into the air each year.
The 15-1 vote by the Bay [...]
We’re in the midst of a pre-summer heat wave here in the San Francisco Bay Area. So global warming is on the mind more than usual.
Seeing this article on the places most threatened by global warming has the same effect as seeing “An Inconvenient Truth”: it scares the pants off of me!
Citizen Sugar posted this, [...]
Great post on Behind The Greens: Good Causes Gone Bad.
Apparently, Doubletree Hotels and the Arbor Day Foundation are working with Teaching Kids to CARE on an awareness project.
The goal is to help students learn more about nature and the outdoors through a tree tagging campaign titled Get To Know The Tree Next Door.
In an [...]
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Kudos to Grist for a great post, which spurred my post today:
We all know about our carbon footprint. But about water footprint? Waterfootprint.org is a site that takes a hard look at water consumption and how it affects our environment. Specifically: the amount of water each of us uses, and its overall [...]
Top Bay Area greenhouse gas emitters, 2005.
As we gear up for Earth Day this coming week, alot of news sources are digging up more and more environmentally relevant information.
This weekend, SFgate.com has a number of great articles bringing environmental issues into focus. One of these articles covers the fact that many Bay Area businesses will [...]
Checking out one of my favorite green blogs, Ecorazzi, the other day, I caught this post, which references an article on MSNBC.com. :
Serj Tankian, the frontman for Los Angeles rock band System of a Down, is so dedicated to saving the planet that he wants to launch a virtual concert tour to reduce his carbon [...]
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I found a very cool site while trawling around this week: OurGreenCities.com.
They are devoted, as their mission statement says:
To help local city leaders understand how their governments can make significant progress toward becoming more sustainable
OK, next question: how does one qualify a sustainable city?
In short, a sustainable city seeks to protect, improve, [...]