Things of interest
A small sampling of the flood of ideas that is being generated by the growing awareness of the problems faced by the inhabitants of the planet, human beings included. Look around you – there are thousands more.
guarantees that your electricity doesn’t come from carbon sources. Visit website
Fatal Light Awareness Program. Specialists in the lethal effects of nighttime,
highrise lights on migrating birds. View Webiste
The therapeutic effects of walking in the woods, as studied in Japan.
(Heart rate, blood pressure, killer T-cells) Visit website
See also C.W. Nichol, originally-Welsh Karate master and environmentalist,
who has studied the forest bathing effects on disturbed children.
A green search engine, with per-search revenue going to
Nature Conservancy to save rainforest. Visit website
Literate tips for organic gardening, from Merilyn Simonds. Visit website
GREEN THUMBS GROWING KIDS
Teaching children how to grow. Visit website
Hemp products of many types. But you can’t smoke them. Visit website
OIL FROM GARBAGE
As reported in Interesting Thing of the Day. Visit website
ORGANIC FAIR TRADE SHADE GROWN CHOCOLATE
Endangered Species the best way to eat chocolate and also save habitat for species of all kinds.
Some other samples:
Rainforest Friendly Chocolate
Equalexchange.coop Chocolate Bars
ORGANIC SHADE GROWN FAIR TRADE COFFEE
The best way to guarantee the preservation of safe forest habitat for migratory songbirds.
1% FOR THE PLANET
Alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet by donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental causes. Visit website
In Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The first park devoted to insect pollinators to be built on top of a landfill.
Promotes healthy and natural city backyard habitats for birds. Tells you how: Visit website
A Swedish company specializing in turning the dead into dry pink crumbs,
for easy and safe composting. Visit website
THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL’S ROOF GARDEN,
with vegetables and herbs. They even have bees up there! Visit website
Wraparound designs increase efficiency, help to turn buildings into their own generating plants.
An example: Shadeplex.com
SUDBURY’S LIVING WITH LAKES CENTRE’S BLUE ROOF
A prototype plan for growing blueberries on the roof! Cut energy costs, eat the results…
Dedicated to the restoration of tallgrass prairie. Visit website
For beekeepers in Los Angeles. Visit website
See the miniature coat growing from cells in a bottle! Visit website
For seeds to help regenerate habitat. Visit website
Posting site for green jobs. Visit website
WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
A global not-for-profit organization working to transform the property industry towards sustainability.
THE Z PRIZE
For re-skinning the old energy-leaking buildings that account for 40% of carbon use. Visit website
The End of the Line. Powerful wake-up film about the world’s fisheries. Visit website
Backyard Fisheries. How to raise tilapia and vegetables in a backyard enclosure.
A Vancouver Island University research team has developed an innovative backyard fish farm that produces filtered water, fresh vegetables and edible fish. See CBC at the following URL