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G Monkie

I am a shadow dwelling twisted green juice guzzling monkie overlord, inhabiting the DarkPlanet. Using my own oozing brain juice, I go about my days infecting the helpless drones who unfortunately find themselves on my domain.

One Day This Summer with Stewart + Brown

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Designers Karen Stewart and Howard Brown liken their latest collection, One Day This Summer, to “youthful freedom and carefree fun; like the summers we remember growing up”. Ahh yes, I remember those summers…the annual family beach holiday as an awkward adolescent, dying a thousand deaths whilst dining with my parents and younger siblings at a family bistro….ahh, the memories. But, no. I think the duo is referring to far less cringe inducing summery thoughts like lemon sorbet, gingham picnic blankets and butterflies. Images that this latest Stewart + Brown collection evokes.

For newcomers to the green scene, Stewart + Brown have been described as “organic pioneers” or as one of the original “ethical fashion brands”. They could be the described as the “fashion police” — policing themselves that is, by adhering to strict ethical rules of fashion conduct. Through innovation and artistic endeavor, their aim is to reduce waste, improve efficiencies and “use as little of the earth’s precious capital as possible”.

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Mission One | 150 Miles An Hour Electric Demon

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What can I say, this Mission One Electric Bike really does kick my Ultramotor A2B Electric bikes ass. But I guess that isn’t really a fair comparison, because this electric bike really isn’t a bike, it’s more of a 150 mile electric monster, posing as a motorcycle. This thing even goes 150 miles without needing to be re-juiced. The bike showed up at the latest TED event, happening in Long Beach and is now all the buzz on the internet.

The bike was designed by a California start-up called Mission Motors, which has plans to build a limited run of 50 by next year at a price point of $69,000 each. I know what your thinking, if you take back your deposit on your long over due Tesla order, you could by two of these dream machines. Or better yet, if you get a bailout from the government, you can hold out for the Tesla and put a new deposit on a Mission One! Go for option two.

Why is it that all the sexy looking electric vehicles cost so freakin much? Can a simple electric motor and a few batteries really add up to $70K. If your not a bank CEO or a celebrity, you are just out of luck. The only electric vehicle most of us can even think of buying comes from Fisherprice, right?

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Designer Fashion You Download | The SANS Collection

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What do you get when you combine a global financial meltdown with an extended Winter? Apparently, a shortage of fashionable outerwear. SANS remedies this with two new releases in their successful digital sewing pattern series. Easy to create and customize, the result is a unique piece that keeps you warm while supporting your local economy.

With basic sewing skills and a single needle sewing machine standing by, download the digital pattern, print, and then cut and sew your own piece using a worn garment or a remnant of fabric. For a finishing touch, a genuine SANS label will be supplied to complete the garment (mailed worldwide).

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Media Watch | CNBC Full Marijuana Inc Show | The Booming Weed Business In Emerald Triangle

0 Media Watch | CNBC Full Marijuana Inc Show | The Booming Weed Business In Emerald Triangle

We are covering this story, not because we are pot smokers, because we are not, but because, it’s a plant. Just like corn, sugar cane, lettuce or apples, its a plant which consumers want. We think making it a crime and destroying peoples lives is just plain stupid. Here is the full show from CNBC.

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Our Latest Kiva Loan | Salimata TRAORE

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We are going to start posting the loans G Living and G Living Members are giving to people around the world. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, will encourage and maybe inspire to join in. If you do, let us know and we will post your loan details here.

G Living Kiva Loan: $25

Salimata TRAORE

Ms. Salimata TRAORE, age 40, resides with her husband and their children (three boys and one girl) in a large traditional family in Fama (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali). After having done many kinds of work unsuccessfully, she got started making traditional soap (black soaps) five years ago from a neighbor who taught her. Ms. TRAORE works in her home in Sikasso, where she is in high demand because of the quality of her products. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Our Latest Kiva Loan | NYDIA CARRILLO Group

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We are going to start posting the loans G Living and G Living Members are giving to people around the world. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, will encourage and maybe inspire to join in. If you do, let us know and we will post your loan details here.

G Living Kiva Loan: $25

NYDIA CARRILLO Group

The “Chascañawi” association has been part of the Pro-Mujer family for more than 10 years. This association is based in the Senkata neighborhood, which is located along 6 de Marzo Avenue in the city of El Alto. There are currently 14 women who are members of the group, and they have proven themselves to be very responsible when it comes to repaying their loans and in their internal activities. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Media Watch | Jacob Massaquoi An African Immigrant Escaping War Helps Others

0 Media Watch | Jacob Massaquoi An African Immigrant Escaping War Helps Others

Jacob opened the African Refuge, a community center in his new neighborhood. Somehow (and I’m still not sure how he did it), Jacob convinced nurses to volunteer their services for those without health insurance….he convinced immigration lawyers to swing by once a week, for refugees trying to get American citizenship. He finds jobs for the unemployed, and flashes a warm smile when people need them most.

Jacob’s center is open to anyone who needs it. He’s already helped more than 1,000 people…and now he wants to expand to other locations.

Media Watch | Micro Loans Making A Major Impact In The 3rd World

0 Media Watch | Micro Loans Making A Major Impact In The 3rd World
NBC highlights an organization on the ground in Bolivia which helps the poor receive micro loans from non-profits, such as Kiva.org. The loans enable the poor to start or expand personal business.

The Tumbling Advertising Budgets Take Their Toll On Green Publishers

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The media business is taking a pounding as advertisers hold back spending on marketing. The effect for the Broadcast Networks, will be less spending on scripted shows and more directed at the cheap reality type show. But for those in the magazine business the sudden advertising black hole, is much more dire and is sending many of them into a death spiral.

But since we all know the future of this planet must be a green one, the magazines and media covering it, must be booming, right? Sadley the truth is green media is bleeding red. Fresh new comers such as Plenty Magazine, Organic Style Magazine and Hybrids like Conde Nast’s Domino Magazine are feeling the effects of high over head and a thin advertising base. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | Abandoned Farm Land Reverting To Jungle Raises New Debates

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A strange new debate is going on around the idea of clear cutting for farm and graving land. The idea is by cutting down the jungle, you create opportunity in the future for new jungle. A story in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rosenthal, looks at this bizarre concept.

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CHILIBRE, Panama — small holdings and much larger swaths of farmland — are reverting back to nature, as people abandon their land and move to the cities in search of better livings.

These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval rain forest — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | California Marijuana Business is Booming

0 Media Watch | California Marijuana Business is Booming

The new definition of a Green business in America. CNBC’s Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore the inner workings of this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” now the marijuana capital of the U.S. In this scenic pocket of America, the pot business, much of it legal under state law, now makes up as much as two-thirds of the local economy.

CNBC has a special website with an in-depth look at the growing domestic pot industry

Our Latest Kiva Loan | Mahfuza Rasulova

kiva loan 02 Our Latest Kiva Loan | Mahfuza Rasulova

We are going to start posting the loans G Living and G Living Members are giving to people around the world. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, will encourage and maybe inspire to join in. If you do, let us know and we will post your loan details here.

Mahfuza Rasulova

G Living Kiva Loan: $100

Mahfuza Rasulova is 31 years old. She is married with two children. She began her business to support her family and aging parents. She learned to process dried fruits and clingstone apricots ten years ago. Since she started her business, her professional growth and development have consistently been supported through IMON’s micro-finance program. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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