Monday, August 3, 2009
Carnival of the Green #191
Hello, Everyone, and welcome to Carnival of the Green #191. We're delighted to be hosting for the first time. Carnival of the Green, which is coordinated by that bastion of all things green, Treehugger, is a roundup of articles submitted by green bloggers.
Last week's Carnival was hosted by the delightful Lighter Footstep. If you'd like to participate in or host the Carnival, see details below.
Here's this week's roundup:
Chris Baskind at Lighter Footstep (last week's host) features Feeling Guilty Because You Can't Afford Green Products? Don't.: There are plenty of healthier, greener products on the market these days -- at a price. But in a struggling economy, green choices aren't always black and white.
Tyler at Frugally Green, which pairs protecting your pocketbook and the planet, finds wisdom in Lessons From Children's Tales: The Tortoise and the Hare: We learn many lessons when we're very young, only to forget them as we reach adulthood. What better way to re-learn them than from some of the children's stories that taught them to us in the first place? See what "The Tortoise & The Hare" can teach us about becoming frugally green.
Beth Terry at Fake Plastic Fish highlights Beth's Big Back to School Binder Debate and Giveaway: Recently the debate about new vs. used school supplies has generated a lot of discussion in the blogosphere. Please weigh in on the issue and also enter to win a set of recycled or reused 3-ring binders.
Free Organic News features Organic Chemical Free Gardening: Every year, thousands of chemicals are poured into the environment and millions of gallons of water are needlessly wasted. How? By growing plants. Sure, most of this is done by large agricultural producers, but personal gardens also make a huge impact. And that means that you can make a difference by changing your gardening practices. Use these tricks to help your own garden, and the planet.
Sally and Ken at Veggie Revolution and SallyKneidel.com have both posted : We Were Lucky to See Lions on a Kill. But Are Lions Disappearing From Africa?: Sally and Ken were very lucky to get close to some lions on a kill, but they learned that African lions are rapidly declining. Why? How is the U.S. involved? What's the solution?
Autumn Beck at All About Cloth Diapers offers a review of Weehuggers Bamboo All-in-One: Harvesting bamboo and making cloth diapers! It only gets better when you find out they're made in the USA.
A blogger at River's Edge puts a different spin on green with Vestas - 5 Things the Occupying Workers Are Teaching Us: Workers occupying the Vestas Wind Turbine plant on the Isle of Wright in order to save their jobs and highlight the importance of wind power in Britain offer important lessons for helping us create a more just and sustainable world.
Anthony Kuo at Smart Home Automation Guide offers Smart Grid + Smart Home = Zero Net Energy Home: You’ve probably heard plenty of buzz about the smart grid. GE has been touting it for a while, and they have an entire fancy site set up about it, but what exactly is a smart grid?
The folks at Guffly offer What Are Green Jobs and How Do I Get One?, which outlines the importance of green jobs and suggests four green employers "and why you should work for them."
Tepsy, a member of offoo, a green community site encouraging positive stories, highlights Mitchell & Webb: 2 Funny Clips Spoofing Vegetarianism & Homeopathy: In addition to the entertainment value, Tepsy wonders "whether we can learn something from what they are saying. Check it out and do add your comments to the article."
Jim at Bargaineering, a personal finance blog, offers Make Your Own Windshield Wiper Fluid, which provides a couple of recipes for making your own windshield wiper fluid (it's more economical and cuts down on all the plastic jugs), while highlighting some of the potential hazards of doing so.
Thanks to all the contributors to this week's Carnival! Are you a green blogger who wants to participate in the next Carnival of the Green? Find what you need to know at Treehugger’s Carnival of the Green homepage.