Greening The Desert

0 Greening The Desert

You may have seen this video or heard the story before, but I thought it was definitly worth adding to G Living’s Knowledge bank.

Permaculture Expert Geoff Lawton says we can solve all the worlds problems in a garden. We love that and believe it to be true. But Geoff doesn’t just believe it to be true he is proving it. He is showing how you can take a complete dead part of the earth and turn it around. Bring back the life, bring back all of the amazing things the Earth can provide, if you just know how to treat this precious world we live on. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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$1600 Vega Free “G” Giveaway March Plus Brendan’s New Book The Thrive Diet

brendan emerging $1600 Vega Free G Giveaway March Plus Brendans New Book The Thrive Diet

Most of you know at we are giving away Brendan’s amazing food product called vega this month in the community to 4 Insider Community Members. The total value is now over $1600, and the grand prize is a 4 month supply of Vega products. You can check out the prizes and rules in the forum.

Now we found out from Brendan Brazier’s Publisher (Penguin Group Canada), that they are sending us copies of his brand new book, to give away to you. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Hippo Attempts to Save A Baby Antelope

0 Hippo Attempts to Save A Baby Antelope

This short clip from National Geographic shows a hippo trying to save a baby antelope from the jaws of a croc.

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Is Jessica Alba a Alt/Hybrid Car Junky?

Jessica Alba is not only a Alternative fuel /Hybrid car owner, I am guessing you could say she is an official junky. She just can’t get enough. We know for a fact she had a Merc Diesel changed over to be a Grease – Veggie car at Love Craft, here in L.A. Now here she is on Jay Leno, talking about buying two more hybrids. She owns a Lexus Hybrid and she bought her parents a prius. Next we will find out she bikes too, she is just an alt vehicle junky. She can’t be stopped.

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American Idol Gives Back

americanidol2 American Idol Gives Back

We all know how big American Idol has become and what a machine it is. So the show has decided to use a little of that massive media power for some good. Reported by Ecorazzi, American Idol will have a slew of celebrities on, including Gwen Stefani, Pink, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Annie Lennox and more as part of a benefit for American and African children, and young people struggling with poverty.
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Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! (Yet Another Side Effect of Global Warming)

jellyfish01 Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! (Yet Another Side Effect of Global Warming)Mother Jones the Magazine is running another indepth look at our planets oceans and all the life that depends on them. One of the articles describes a world invaded by Jellyfish.

Later today, NPR has promised us an All Things Considered story on swarming jellyfish. Of late they’ve been a problem in Hawaii, North Carolina, and to Japan’s nuclear reactors:

A mass of jellyfish proved an unlikely thorn in the side of the Japanese nuclear industry this week when they choked a pipe, which feeds cooling water into a coastal plant.

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Thinking “G” When Traveling / Carbon Neutral

treeflights leaf Thinking G When Traveling / Carbon Neutral

Most of us like to travel and see the world we are living on. We want to explore far off distant places, see historical sites, and have relaxing sun filled days on beautiful beaches. The problem with those desires are we have to get there some how, and we like to get there fairly quickly. So, we buy a ticket on one of the many airlines, which will whisk us there in just a few hours. Or maybe you are the business traveler, who travels 10 times or more than any average vacationer. Did you know every time you jump on a plane for that business trip or vacation, you are paying the airlines to dump tons of CO2 Global warming gas into the atmosphere? A lot of CO2 and in fact, by 2050, emissions from planes are expected to become one of the largest contributors to global warming, according to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, an independent group of scientists that advises the British government. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Bent Ply + Ribbons = Sexy Shoes by Mohop

mohopshoes01 Bent Ply + Ribbons = Sexy Shoes by Mohop

If you have spent anytime looking for “G” earth friendly, stylish shoes, you know there isn’t a lot out there yet. The choices are limited but people like Annie Mohaupt are working on changing that forever. Annie, a formally trained architect, designed her first pair of shoes for the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, in 2005. “They were built like skateboards made out of bent plywood. It was like an epiphany.â€? Five months later she had quit her job as an architect and was making shoes full-time from the basement of her Chicago apartment.

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Vintage Auto Fabric Reborn

kimwhite bags vintage02 Vintage Auto Fabric Reborn

Now this is not a story about the newest coolest “G” organic fabrics. No this is a story about the past, the automotive past that is. Designer Kim White specializes in recycling a treasure trove of fabrics she found in a warehouse from the 1970’s. The fabric was meant to be made into the interiors of some of the classic American cars, like the 70’s Camaro. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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$1Billion Vail Green Resort Seeks Leed Certification

vail ski $1Billion Vail Green Resort Seeks Leed Certification

This seems to be pretty big news across the web. Vail Resorts plans to build the first Green Ski Resorts with the the new Leed “Neighborhood Development” certification program. The project is called Ever Vail and will be cost about 1 billion and be built on 9.5 acres. On the cover of their site, they also has a video news release declaring they are moving all their energy needs over to wind power by buying renewable energy credits from the power company. They will be purchasing 152,000 megawatt-hours of wind energy. If approved for development, Ever Vail will be the largest LEED-certified project for resort use in North America and one of the earliest developments to come under the LEED Neighborhood Development certification program. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Juice Beauty | Fruit That Works Overtime

juicebeauty Juice Beauty | Fruit That Works Overtime

Women can do anything! Case-in-point: a team of women who are passionate about organic & healthy lifestyles teamed up to create one of the most popular new skin care brands “whose innovative products are backed by powerful science.” Juice Beauty was founded by Melissa and Karen, two California women who “believe that a healthy, organic lifestyle not only means what we eat but also what we put on our faces and bodies.” Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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The Organic Dilemma | Local vs. Organic

organicapples The Organic Dilemma | Local vs. Organic
Time Magazine just published a long 5 page article on the debate of what is the better choice, local or organic. Ideal of course is local and organic. Thanks to Jonathan for the tip.

“Not long ago I had an apple problem. Wavering in the produce section of a Manhattan grocery store, I was unable to decide between an organic apple and a nonorganic apple (which was labeled conventional, since that sounds better than “sprayed with pesticides that might kill you”). It shouldn’t have been a tough choice– Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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