June 2007

Something for the weekend: film festival focuses on the environment

June 29, 2007

The 27th Cambridge Film Festival in the UK, which takes place between July 5 and 15, has included a programme called Cinecology focusing on films that deal with environmental issues. According to the organizers, “With environmental issues reaching the headlines with increasing regularity, the state of the planet is at the top of the agenda […]

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C-Span3: Senate Committee on Environmental Policy

June 28, 2007

From c-span.org :ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Power Plants/Climate Change Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) chairs a hearing of the Senate Environment & Public Works Cmte. The Senators take testimony on legislative options for containing pollution from power plants. Witnesses include executives from three major utility companies, as well as experts on energy and the environment. Related Posts:No Related […]

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What would you give up to go “Green”?

June 28, 2007

In the June Zogby American Consumer newsletter, they ask the question, “What would you give up to go “Green”?” Most people answered, “Not much.” But there were some surprising details and some great ideas for saving energy in the questions asked like these: Would you be willing to stop using your clothes dryer and hang […]

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Ethanol: Brazilian website says production can be harmful to the environment

June 27, 2007

Following up on a couple of recent posts about ethanol, which mirrored the official view of the use of ethanol, I thought it would be useful to echo the view from those who underline the shortcomings of ethanol production. The Portuguese language website Brazil de Fato recently published an article under the headline ‘The contradictions […]

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Inspiration: the totally green Sydney family

June 25, 2007

I was very inspired by the story of this Sydney family, who have converted their house into a 100% green machine. The Campbells produce their own electricity, get their water from the rain, electricity from 18 solar panels installed on the roof and treat their sewerage on site. Congratulations to them: we need more families […]

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