Ecorazzi on DiCaprio + Van Jones, Worldchanging Interviews Wangari Maathai, Chevron Toxico, and More
Chevron Toxico: Chevron Produces Phony Online News Coverage to Spread Misinformation about Ecuador Disaster
"To promote a misinformation campaign about its role in the oil contamination of a pristine area of the rainforest in Ecuador, Chevron recently produced a video that copies the format and style of television news shows and portrays Texaco, now owned by Chevron, as completely blameless in the dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon jungle." Ecorazzi: Leonardo DiCaprio Writes About Van Jones For Time Magazine by Michael D'Estries
"Last year, George Clooney wrote about the charitable efforts of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. This year, Leonardo DiCaprio hit the keyboard to praise green jobs-pioneer Van Jones as part of Time Magazine's "Top 100 Influential People" for 2009."
Green My Style: Roland Mouret joins judging panel for Ethical Fashion Forum design competition by Clare Saxon
"French fashion designer Roland Mouret has joined the industry expert panel for the Ethical Fashion Forum design competition, INNOVATION. Roland Mouret is most famous for his striking galaxy and moon dresses and having his designs worn by such real life stars as Nicole Kidman, Dita Von Teese, Sienna Miller and Victoria Beckham."
Inhabitots: PECANPALS Eco-friendly Wooden Cuties by Jill Fehrenbacher
"The kid in us is squealing with excitement over the launch (today) of the Pecanpals collection of eco-friendly collectible toys. These charming wooden Inhabitants of a small Pacific island have just landed in the U.S., and are here for your collecting pleasure."
Worldchanging: Interview with Wangari Maathai by Sarah Kuck and Julia Levitt
"Dr. Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan scholar, activist and politician who in 2004 became the first woman from Africa, and the first environmentalist, to join the ranks of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Maathai has made a life's work of challenging tradition, questioning authority and exceeding expectations."