Erin Courtenay

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    Sixth World Conference on Sport and Environment

    November 6, 9:03 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    As part of the UN's International Year of Sport and Physical Education, the Sixth World Conference on Sport and Environment will be held in Nairobi on November 9-11. The event will be attended by leading sports and environment specialists. The

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    George Foreman's Eco-Friendly Cleaning System

    November 3, 6:23 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Okay late night TV watchers, you probably know all about this from the infomercials, but it was news to me today when I read about George Foreman's line of eco-friendly cleaning products. Apparently, maker of the products, The Knockout Group recently

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    DIY Recycled Tote Bag

    November 3, 5:49 PM by Erin Courtenay in Style

    I'm not crafty, but this idea is so clever there is a (slight) possibility that I'll give it a try. Our friends over at MAKE featured a post with instructions on making a tote bag from plastic grocery bags. Instead of recycling those pesky bags back at

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    Professor Diaz: See it For Yourself

    November 3, 9:30 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    You can check out Cameron Diaz's latest eco-venture online at mtvU's broadband network mtvU Uber. Diaz was the surprise "Stand In" professor at Stanford, when she visited Stanford University to speak to students about her experiences and passion for the

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    Oprah Winfrey Talks About Global Warming (For Real)

    November 1, 8:49 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    My fellow TreeHuggers, a round of applause for Ms. Oprah Winfrey. For years the environmental movement has dreamed of the day when Oprah would invite us into the living rooms of that coveted and all important constituency: the soccer moms. Thanks to

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    Redux: Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal

    October 31, 11:22 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Jennifer Roberts, the writer and green design expert that brougt us Good Green Homes recently released her newest book, Redux. Green building, with its emphasis on health, energy efficiency and environmental protection, has never been more relevant than

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    Amber Valletta, Ted Danson and Daphne Zuniga Get Word Out on Mercury

    October 24, 11:59 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Seafood - what to eat, what not to eat - the concerns about health, environment and economy are so complex it is tempting to overlook the issue altogether and focus on a simple subject, like global warming for example. Especially if you are a celebrity

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    Sustainable Design 101 with Cameron Diaz?

    October 24, 9:38 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    We're not sure what is more newsworthy; Cameron Diaz surprising Stanford engineering students during a guest lecture with William McDonough or the fact that Dr. McDonough and Cameron are friends? As part of an mtvU program placing celebrities in

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    Environmental Media Association's Awards Celebration

    October 22, 2:41 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    It's got to be tough promoting sustainable living in a town where, as Fred Allen famously put it; "You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart."

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    Bette Midler's Hulaween Party for the Planet

    October 18, 7:10 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    The Divine Miss M. will co-celebrate her birthday with the 10th Anniversary of the New York Restoration Project, a group that she founded to clean and green NYC brownfields. The festivities will take place during the annual Hulaween fundraiser for NYRP

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    A "Rare" Approach: Soap Operas for the Planet

    October 14, 2:14 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    When it comes to "out of the box" environmental communication, the organization Rare takes the cake. Understanding that the usual brochure/advertising/direct mail strategies for environmental outreach will fall flat with their audience - people living

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    Jack Johnson's Summer Tour: Good People, Good Music, Good Earth

    October 13, 2:45 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Jack Johnson's 2005 summer tour not only brought good vibes and sunny smiles to music fans around the US and Canada, it was also a showcase of impressive eco-friendly tour activities. The Climate Neutral Network granted the tour Climate CoolTM

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    Deborah Lindquist Designs Hot Hollywood Eco-Threads

    October 13, 11:30 AM by Erin Courtenay in Sustainable Fashion

    "Sexy" "Sassy" "Eco-friendly"... which one is not like the other ones? None of 'em if you ask Deborah Lindquist, the au currant must-have L.A. fashion designer. Who knew that the too-hot girl group Pussycat Dolls was decked out in Lindquist's recycled

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    Eco-Celeb: Jackie Chan

    October 12, 1:00 PM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Jackie Chan may not drive a hybrid (or maybe he does) but he has taken meaningful action on behalf of the environment. Last April during a tour of Asia, he introduced newly developed wastewater purification equipment to Hong Kong and arranged a

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    Late Show with Woody Harrelson

    October 12, 12:30 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Did you happen to catch tonight's Late Show with David Letterman? Musical guest Fiona Apple is still playing and I'm reeling from the frank talk about the planet served up by none other than eco-celeb Woody Harrelson who was on the show to promote his

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    "Earth to America": Comedy for the Planet

    October 11, 11:38 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Everyone knows that environmentalists are humorless, painfully earnest Earth-warriors. So when I came across the announcement for the broadcast of "Earth to America!" I was obviously shocked - a stand-up comedy show devoted to raising awareness about

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    Moraga Vineyards: L.A.'s Greenest (and only) Winemaker

    October 7, 10:05 AM by Erin Courtenay in Green Food

    One of California's finest wines is crafted right in the heart of LA County, in ritzy star-studded Bel Air. The heavy development and phenomenal prices for real estate make it an unlikely location, but as Moraga vintners see it, these factors are

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    Joss Stone's Earth-Bangle

    October 4, 9:20 AM by Erin Courtenay in Culture

    Singer Joss Stone lends a helping hand (and wrist) to Greenpeace with her designer wristband. Proceeds go to help Greenpeace and the Brit Trust. Joss joined with Greenpeace at Glastonbury to call for Blair to stand up to climate criminals and take


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