Pamela Anderson is shaking things up in her hometown of Ladysmith, British Columbia. The actress and animal lover has teamed up with former hockey pro Geoff Courtnall to create an environmentally friendly residential development on five acres of waterfront property that her grandparents once owned. The development, according to the development’s manager Peter Laughlin, will consist of 83 townhouses and condos and will utilize “environmentally friendly features [including] a geothermal heat exchange system and pavement that is water-permeable, and a recirculating pond and stream to prevent heavy runoff.”
While the Giants and the Patriots are ready to play the game of their lives this Sunday, the NFL isn’t playing around at all. They say they’re very serious about reducing the impact of Super Bowl activities on the local and global environment.
Does that mean the pigskin is made of recycled or plant-based material, the players will be sporting hemp uniforms and the Gatorade is organic? Heck no. Rather, the NFL is taking a much more subtle behind-the-scenes approach to greening America’s biggest game. So subtle is their approach, in fact, that it came as news to me that they’ve been greening the Super Bowl for the past fifteen years.
I was stoked to hear of the League’s green initiative. For starters, the Super Bowl’s energy is not just fan-driven. Renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal and landfill gas) is provided by the local utility company, Salt River Project, to power the University of Phoenix’s stadium and that other huge venue that’s a sheer Eden for lovers of the game — the NFL Experience Football Theme Park.
Celebrities packed the Green Carpet at the EMA’s and we where there to find out why!
Star’s we spoke with: Sopranos Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Reno 911′s Niecy Nash, Architect Philip Starck, Enttourage’s Constance Zimmer, Rules of Engagement’s Megyn Price, Live Earth Founder Kevin Wall, High School Musical’s Corbin Blue, House MD’s Lisa Edelstein, Actress Natasha Henstridge, Director / Writer Paul Haggis, Actor Ed Begley Jr., Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger and more….
Another day, another celebrity trying to help you better your life through nudity. This time it’s Victoria Beckham, using her strategically placed hands to cover the parts she doesn’t want you to see as she warns you about the dangers of skin cancer. Posh has teamed up with designer Marc Jacobs to create a T-shirt urging you to “Protect the skin you’re in”. Proceeds will benefit The Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group.
“I have realised how important it is to practise safe sun for myself and to keep the skin of my three boys well protected as well,” she was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.
BPM + G = BPM / G Living—the definitive voice for the modern urban human
I’m not intertwining my fingers in some clichéd gesture of synergy, but the newly formed BPM / G Living alliance is about as sleek as you can get. Like water off a duck’s ass, really. BPM + G = BPM / G Living—the definitive voice for the modern urban human navigating through life with a conscience. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
BPM + G = BPM / G Living—the definitive voice for the modern urban human
I’m not intertwining my fingers in some clichéd gesture of synergy, but the newly formed BPM / G Living alliance is about as sleek as you can get. Like water off a duck’s ass, really. BPM + G = BPM / G Living—the definitive voice for the modern urban human navigating through life with a conscience. I’m guessing that’s you, a product of the discriminating industrial and computer age with everything at your fingertips. Tomorrow’s electronics littered around the house, terabytes of music on insanely small and powerful computers, connected to the net 24/7. All those distractions no doubt make it difficult to put your best “G” foot forward.
It’s going to take a bitch slap, with our wallets, to drive the point home. Like Al Gore, if we’re going to change our murky landscape for the better, we need to be unflinching in our vision and delivery. The timing is right. There are practical and easy solutions for every facet of a green life. We need to demand that the ideas and products we’re being fed have an equal or better standard than the traditional options everyone is used to. Living the “G” lifestyle isn’t just about the environment; it’s about living smarter, healthier and making informed decisions. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Unless you’ve just woken up from a coma, it shouldn’t come as news that the music industry is going through some tough times. The major labels are all suffering as records sales are being replaced by digital downloads, legal or otherwise. Last year, album sales dropped 15% from 2006, a trend that’s been going on for eight consecutive years. This prompted cutbacks across the board, the biggest of which came from EMI who plans to “cut up to 2000 jobs and axe hundreds of artists”.
One artist they’ll be keeping is English singer-songwriter, Robbie Williams, who famously signed a $160 million deal with the label. Williams is the most successful British solo artist ever: he’s sold more albums in the UK than any other British solo artist and has album sales of over $70 million worldwide.
I don’t get it. Daryl Hannah’s gotten so much publicity for driving a bad ass 1983 converted biodiesel El Camino in her bid to save the world from the evils of oil… why is she selling it on eBay?
She says on her site that, despite having seller’s remorse, her intention is to “spread the love”. Is she talking about the El Camino itself or the loving fact that it “hasn’t seen a lick of petroleum” in seven years? Is she planning on converting another car to biodiesel after she sells this one? (Better yet, is this part of a bigger plan to slowly better all of L.A.’s cars, one at a time, by buying, converting and then auctioning?)
I don’t think anyone could contest Leo DiCaprio’s devotion to environmental causes. But I reckon even the most dedicated have to choose luxury over sensibility once in awhile.
Take Leo’s new toilet. Casa Sugar reported that the Titanic star is currently in the midst of a major home greenovation and has “installed a $3,200 Toto toilet, which is fully loaded with a seat warmer, automatic flusher, and remote control.” (Just what exactly the remote controls is not mentioned.) But the best feature in my opinion is the toilet seat that evidently senses the gender of the person approaching (and what their particular needs are) and automatically flips up to accommodate them.
Arriving as his first full-length release, this Danish Music Award-winning artist delivers what he has been so acclaimed for. Taking a bit of stylistic impression from many electronic genres, the album primarily focuses on rave rock, disco, electro and techno. The vocals throughout the album come courtesy of FM Belfast, Blake and NYC’s the Pierces.
Deep and funky with a laidback drive; the distorted guitars and delicate melodies make for a nice contrast. Filled with epic tracks and huge mixes, it is quite clear why this artist is famed throughout the world. The neo-electro styling of “Humming Song” is silly and screwy, while the bass and percussion leaves you with a menacing tapping in your foot. With a current remix of “Liquid Propagnosia” from Tomboy making its rounds, you can soon expect further remix work from the infamous Trentmøller.
Despite the writers strike having set the stage (of lack thereof) for this year’s dismal Golden Globes Awards, organizers still tried desperately to lure celebrities to the event using the biggest carrot in the biz — swag. And it worked — at least if your definition of celebrities is a handful of talentless D-listers like Lauren Conrad and Janice Dickinson.
The Grammys have taken an altogether different approach. Their Green with Music retreat will offer an array of products and services which are decadent yet ethical, luxurious yet socially conscious. The All Green Luxury Retreat will offer spa services, meditation/relaxation, green products and services as well as organic food, which will be made available to (so says the organization’s website) “Grammy presenters, Grammy award nominees, A-list celebrities from the worlds of film, television and music, top stylists, makeup artists, agents, publicists and executive level producers”.
Only a couple of Hollywood’s leading men impress me: Johnny Depp is one of them, for obvious reasons. The other is George Clooney. Intelligent, compassionate, talented and witty (not to mention easy on the eye), Clooney’s film choices – “Good Night and Good Luck”, “Syriana”, “Michael Clayton” — mirror his real-life views on politics and the world. Dubbed “The King of Liberal Hollywood”, Clooney slams the US’s reliance on oil from the Middle East, is a senior campaigner with the Make Poverty History movement and is dedicated to raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur.