Bono’s ONE campaign is out to make poverty a thing of the past, one celebrity at a time. With the help of socially conscious clothing manufacturer Edun (the brainchild of Bono, Ali Hewson and NY designer Rogan Gregory), the celebrity ONE auction is underway. T-shirts customized and worn by celebrities in an Elle magazine photo shoot are online and available to the highest bidder.
After their successful 2006 collaboration in which tens of thousands of T-shirts were sold, The ONE organization and Edun have teamed up again to create organic cotton tees that will spread the word of hope while fighting poverty and disease in Africa. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
She may play an indestructible cheerleader on the hit NBC show “Heroes”, but in real life Hayden Panettiere is just as fragile as the rest of us. And right now her heart’s broken over the slaughter of Japanese dolphins. You have to hand it to Hayden, who could be spending her valuable free time going to Starbucks with Britney or shopping with Paris. Instead she’s flying to Osaka, Japan and getting in the middle of a violent fracas with Japanese fisherman.
In Osaka to disrupt the city’s annual dolphin slaughter, the 18-year-old actress put her life on the line by jumping into the water and paddling out toward a pod of soon-to-be-eliminated dolphins. According to MSNBC, Hayden fought back tears when describing the event to “Access Hollywood”:
“I think a lot of us went out there with the thought that we were going to be very scared. And we knew that it was very possible to get hurt and it was very possible for us to get detained by police,” she said. “But we paddled out there and the fear just completely went away.”
Paddling on surfboards through water bloodied by already slaughtered animals, the actress, along with a group of American and Australian surfers, was attempting to form a memorial circle around a group of dolphins trapped in nets.
(via MSNBC) “They were so pretty. They were teddy bears in the water,” explained Panettiere. “They slowed down and started gathering in the net towards us. This little baby popped its head out and looked at us, and all of us just wanted to cut them out of the nets and set them free. I’d probably be in jail in Japan right now if I did.”
The group was quickly intercepted by a boat filled with angry fisherman who jabbed at them with hooks and tried to scare them away with the boat’s propeller. Hayden told “Access Hollywood” that, in a way, she wanted them to hit her because that would have increased the story’s impact.
But luckily for everyone but the dolphins, the protesters were safely returned to shore where a sobbing Panettiere was driven away,
Looking for new green way to get around Chicago? Well, if your into fresh air and a relaxed pace, then you should try out the cities Rickshaw services. Okay your saying what the hell is a rickshaw, well your saying that if you have never traveled to places like India.
To tell you the truth, this is my first rickshaw experience in Chicago, and I was just a bit hesitent. But I was in Chicago among friends and my host for the night was G Living’s very own Green Chef Vanessa Sherwood. She hooked me and my friends up with a ride to theGreen Zebra restaurant, where we where all meeting up.
If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of VegNews, you’re missing out on the latest up-to-the-minute vegetarian lifestyle information. You’re also missing the results of the 2007 Veggie Awards, which G Living is thrilled to be a recipient of (via VegNews):
“Coolest Excuse for Logging On After Midnight: The G Living Network
Imagine having a cadre of esteemed herbivores and environmental experts on call, 24 hours a day, to answer all your questions. Now, imagine all their smart, accessible friends standing by just waiting to offer you late-breaking, veg-related and environmentally-conscious news from around the world. Enter The G Living Network, an online hub proffering tips, advice and feature stories relating to style, health and fitness, technology, entertainment, travel, and architecture with a cruelty-free twist. With the likes of raw foodist and Ironman tri-athlete Brendan Brazier and SmartMonkey Foods’ Ani Phyo as your hosts, you’ll waste no time building an expansive stockpile of mouth-watering veg recipes and health tips, while best-selling Skinny Bitch author Rory Freedman ups the network’s credo with interviews with the movers and shakers of the veg arena. Connect with like-minded individuals via its forums, blogs, or live chat. Or scour the streamlining videos, podcasts, and photo essays for a dose of cruelty-free eye-candy after each mouse click.”
Author Bjorn Lomborg’s latest project proves to be as controversial as his former offerings. His new book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, takes on climate change, which in his opinion is a myth perpetrated by environmentalists with their own agendas and perpetuated by the wrongly informed, overly emotional populace. He denounces the predicted effects of global warming, labeling them “vastly exaggerated and emotional claims that are simply not founded in data”.
For example, he states that the experts’ predictions that Greenland’s melting ice threatens a catastrophic sea-level rise, is, in his opinion, grandiose hype.
Lomborg’s in-your-face manner may not be the bedside suave we prefer when being jolted by alternate point of view. However, there may be some validity beneath his bluster. What I would like to see out of this controversy isn’t a town-hall debate between both factions on the topic of, is global warming fact or fiction?
“Our reason for being is to make the best product and cause no unnecessary harm”. A powerful statement from a clothing company that’s working toward lightening their footprint on the environment. Patagonia, which started out making tools for climbers, has grown into a leading manufacturer of clothing for outdoor activities. And reversing the decline in environmental health motivates them to create better ways of doing business.
Each year, Patagonia dedicates time, service and at least 1% in annual sales to hundreds of environmental groups to help support the reversal of environmental damage. In what appears to be a very brave move on their part, the company has created a flash site called The Footprint Chronicles that shows both the positives and negatives of items in their clothing line.
The Footprint Chronicles was created to encourage others to look closely at all of life’s processes. The more thought we give to the way we do things, the more our impact on the environment becomes visible. With the flash program, Patagonia wanted to open up their manufacturing process to the public to make themselves (and others) aware of the changes that need to be made in order to lessen their part in our environment’s downfall.
If you’re like me, the first thing you think of when someone mentions toxins in the water stream is the three-eyed fish on The Simpsons. Okay, maybe not. It might be oil or farming or Africa. It might even be Erin Brockovich. But with so many random chemicals finding their way into large bodies of water, it’s not surprising that animals — and the people who eat them — are experiencing irreversible affects.
In the northern regions of Russia, Greenland, and Canada, the historically nomadic Inuit tribes are producing more girls than boys, at a ratio of 2:1, according to scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). And they believe the water is to blame.
While the effects of man-made chemicals in the water may sound small, they could possibly have a profound effect on the existence of this indigenous culture. With an approximate population of 150,000 Inuit people worldwide, it’s crucial to take into account the fact that in villages near Thule, Greenland the women are only producing girl babies.
Actor/Producer Don Cheadle has found a unique way to inform people – especially the younger crowd – about the atrocities happening in Darfur. By posting an exclusive trailer for his new film Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Or is she? The actress goes on to say that, without realizing it, she was “already practicing the basics, everything from recycling to composting to saving energy to hybrid cars. I had been pursuing those things myself without knowing that they were part of the movement.” And now that she knows, she’s not ready to quit: “I don’t want to be running around barefoot, pushing my car like Barney Rubble. I don’t want to go back to the Stone Age. I just want to maintain what we have for a long period of time — forever. How nice would that be?”
If George W. Bush is right, then gas is akin to crack.And I think using less crack is something we can all get behind.
Gas is worse than crack, in that most everything we take for granted in the western world is built on it. So cold turkey is really not an option, and battery technology isn’t where it needs to be to fulfill our energy storage needs.
Enter the hybrids, which will go down in history as the bridge to whatever will replace gas on the roads.
When it comes to luxury hybrids, the Lexus RX 400h is the start and end of the list. With all the accoutrements a well-lined wallet can afford –- and at around $42,000, some $6,000 cheaper than it was when originally introduced -– the definition of luxury is changing. And, we can hope, getting more efficient.
What happens when you combine the talents of a hard-hitting news reporter, a passionate lifelong conservationist and a brilliant neurosurgeon, all of whom count Emmys among their impressive lists of accomplishments? You get “Planet in Peril”, a two part, four hour documentary exploring the Earth’s most pressing environmental issues Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos