24 May 2011
You’ve got land, but you aren’t the gardening type. She’s got a green thumb, but no where to dig. Sounds like a match made in heaven? Thanks to SharedEarth.com, it is. Think of it as a Craigslist for gardening. It matches people with land to people with hoes.
23 May 2011
So many women are interested in trading in their conventional jobs for a greener career these days. So much so we started a Facebook Group called “Women in Green Jobs” so women could talk to each other and learn how to make the Big Transition. Tracey de Morsella at Green Economy Post, a blog that I subscribe to, writes a series aimed at helping you do just that. Her Green MBA Success Series highlights Green MBA graduates to uncover what steps they took to transition to green careers using their degrees. This post features Robin Connell, Manager of Sustainability Programs at Del Monte Foods. Find out how she went from a career in media marketing to one in sustainability.
Read this interview with Robin Connell on Green Economy Post.
18 May 2011
You know ChicoBag, right? They’re the company that makes the reusable bags that fold up so tiny you can keep them in a purse or briefcase or glove compartment.
They’re being sued by three giant plastic-bag manufacturers for claiming – and this is a direct quote from the lawsuit – that reusable bags are “superior to plastic bags … with regard to environmental impact.” The lawsuit seeks to shut down all of ChicoBag’s advertising of why reusable bags represent an “alleged environmental superiority” over use-and-toss plastic bags.
17 May 2011
When Zem Joaquin’s two children suffered from chronic asthma, she took it in her own hands and undertook a major renovation in her home — and her life. “I was frustrated by the fact that both of my children were constantly being hospitalized. I was up so many nights with a nebulizer in hand with crying children,” she painfully remembers. “The pediatricians just kept saying that it was part of childhood, that many children have asthma.” But after they recommended putting her children on long-term steroids, she said, “Enough is enough!”
12 May 2011
Maria Rodale writes about studies that are finding that genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are now found in almost all our processed foods including non-organic corn and soy, cause accelerated aging.
11 May 2011
This video is made our day. Climate scientists get out of the lab and into the studio for a rap session. Fed up with reporters pretending to be scientists, they pretend to be rappers to get the message across that CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL. We don’t think this video is “peer reviewed” but who cares? They get the point across in a new, fresh way. Can wait to see what they’ll do next. Bungee jumping?
11 May 2011
Do you have ideas about how to use purchasing power for sustainability and the way to take green spending habits mainstream? Please share them!
10 May 2011
More than oil has ruined the Gulf of Mexico since the spill one year ago. An extensive report examines how families in the Gulf area have been affected with adverse health effects such as substantial increases in depression, domestic violence and substance abuse. And if that isn’t depressing enough, the promises BP made to “make this right” have been broken — including the congressional and presidential calls for prompt financial compensation, oil industry accountability, and tougher regulations.
8 May 2011
Happy Mothers Day to the Mother in all of us. We picked roses for you today. A celebration of your beauty and strength. Photo credit: Regina Foster, artist extraordinaire.
7 May 2011
Here at Women Of Green, as we scour the landscape for ways to support ourselves, our home communities and the world community to embrace sustainable and regenerative practices (and products!) we keep coming across one after another after another incredible projects.