G4 Host Kristin Holt Adds G Living To Her Favorites. So Should You!

Who? Sure, it’s not a story about Madonna and her appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Green Issue or Trudie Styler saving Ecuadorean tribes or Leonardo DiCaprio kitting his house out with solar panels. So, why are we writing about this former Dallas cheerleader/American Idol semi-finalist? Because she’s a TV host and we all know that’s the most important job in the world. (At least that’s what I tell myself every morning on my way to work.) Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

New Orleans | New Designs Making It Right

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When Brad Pitt engaged 14 of the world’s leading architects to submit designs for his Make It Right project to rebuild New Orleans, he requested a strict standard of sustainability and practicality.

Mixing local designers from New Orleans with various national and international firms, Pitt aimed to create smart urban planning that incorporated a modern feel while maintaining the spirit of the city’s culturally rich Lower 9th Ward.

From the Make It Right site: “MIR’s goal is to join the history of this tradition with creative new architectural solutions mindful of environmental and personal safety concerns in order to encourage both the evolution of aesthetic distinctiveness and the conscientious awareness of natural surroundings.”

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Petra Nemcova Says No To Fish

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Would somebody please give Petra Nemcova a break? The Czech supermodel has taken a very public stance on eradicating fish from her diet and all she’s getting is flak.

Her widely publicized quote, from Britain’s Closer magazine (via contactmusic.com), is “I recently became vegan because I’m going green and not eating fish. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Sting and Trudie Styler Trapped In Their Carbon Heavy Rock Style Life

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His band has been called the world’s dirtiest (and not because of their lyrics), while she’s been under fire for allegedly “forcing her chef to travel 100 miles to prepare a bowl of pasta.” Yet Sting and wife Trudie Styler have both claimed to be eco-warriors.

In what appears to be a standard case of “do as I say and not as I do”, it seems the rock legend and his producer wife have been caught with their eco pants down. “It’s true — we’re hypocrites over our huge carbon footprint,” the UK’s Daily Mail quotes Styler as saying during a recent interview at the Earls Court Real Food Festival after a journalist pointed out that the couple’s footprint “has been estimated as 30 times greater than the average Briton’s.”

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Madonna Hires Husband of Nanny, Nathan Rissman, To Direct Malawi Documentary

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I Am Because We Are is a film about pop star Madonna’s journey, which she embarked on to explore the effects of AIDS in Africa. Along the way, she stops to meet the people affected most, the children. As well as the leaders trying to make a difference in this forgotten part of the world. Some of the people in the film are former President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey Sachs, and Dr. Paul Farmer.

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Currently Energizing G Monkey, Shut Up and Let Me Go! by THE TING TINGS

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Working here at G Living requires endless hours of researching, designing, shooting, programming, seeking out new revenue streams and of course editing. And to keep going day after day, we need some really good music, to keep our brains pumping along. Basically we are powered by the beat of the music, which we call G/Soundtrack and loads of Espresso via our talking espresso maker JOE. And when we come a cross something extra special that just seems to make us forget about all the hours, days and years that are flying by, we are compelled to pass it along to you.

This week, thanks to the new itunes ad, we are being powered via The Ting Tings. Checkout their itunes ad and a few live performances via youtube. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Sandra Bullock Pimps Her New Soy Candle Line On Oprah

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In the unlikelihood of Sandra Bullock losing her title as America’s Sweetheart (it could happen — look at Meg Ryan) and somehow blowing through the zillions of dollars she’s made, she might be able to jumpstart a new career as a green advisor.

You don’t believe me? You would if you’d seen her on Oprah promoting Earth Day. Sandra, who says she only uses organic or homemade cleaners, gave a terrifically informative walk-thru of ordinary household items that can be used in place of chemical-filled or pricey green cleaning products. And unlike a lot of celebrities, who always sound like they’re reciting from a script when they talk about global issues, Sandra seems to know her stuff.

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Kate Hudson Jumps On The Green Product Bandwagon

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If it’s a day ending in “Y”, there must be a new celebrity product out there. This one comes from Kate Hudson, who’s teamed up with celebrity hair stylist David Babaii to create a line of sulfate-, paraben-, petrochemical- and animal product-free hair stuff. Called David Babaii For WildAid, the products (according to the David Babii For WildAid website) are “inspired by the remarkable beauty in nature” and “made from exotic natural ingredients” like “volcanic ash from the Vanuata Islands of the South Pacific” and “rich Cupuacu Butter from the Amazon.”

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New Green Fashion Label from Rashida Jones

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If you love “The Office” like I do, you’re probably a fan of Rashida Jones (daughter of music legend Quincy), who plays Jim’s former love interest, Karen. If you’re not an “Office” watcher: A) you should be – it’s effing funny, and B) you’ll probably become a fan of Rashida Jones when you find out she’s launching her own sustainable fashion label.

Laloo is the name chosen by Rashida and her business partner Angela Wilcox. I’m sure there’s a good reason for that (maybe it stands for “Love All Leftover Organic… Overcoats”?), but what’s more important than monikers are the items themselves. Their line will consist of “swingy tanks, dresses, and layerable tees in the softest organic cotton.”

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Natalie Portman | Rich with Royal Goodiness

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We all know that Natalie Portman is beautiful. We all know she has the force. But in a recent feature piece for the New York Times about the actress and her pet philanthropy, Finca, she displayed precisely why she’s not just famous, but downright royal. When asked whether she would also like to say something about her new movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, she politely declined in the hopes of keeping the discussion more focused upon the issue at hand — specifically microfinance. Queenly indeed.

And so, Queen Amidala’s wish is my command… Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Sheryl Crow Keeps On Rocking In A Green World

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Sheryl Crow is one of those “celebrities” that I never tire of reading about. I use quotes around the c-word because Sheryl doesn’t really come across as a celebrity. She seems like a groovy chick that I could hang out with instead of someone who’s famous Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Eric Lau / Serves Up A Real UK/China Mix / New Territories

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Review by Jesse Mann, BPM Magazine

Eric Lau is a young beat maker with musical roots firmly planted in the UK and his native China. New Territories, his debut album, bridges that gap through the realm of soulful hip-hop and newjack soul. At times echoing labelmates Platinum Pied Pipers and the slower tempos of the West London breakbeat scene, it’s also probably what it would sound like if the late, great J Dilla decided to make an album of love songs.

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