Hippy Shopper: Joan Baez braves bulldozers for LA organic garden by Gabrielle Taylor. Daryl Hannah’s DH Love Life Vlog had an emergency bulletin this week about how an organic garden in LA was about to be bulldozed. Well, it's on hold now, however temporarily, because folk icon Joan Baez is now living in a tree inside it. "I don't know how long I'll be here," Baez said. "I'm not pretending this is a long tree sit."
Inhabitat: Object Interiors Coup Dresser by Jill Fehrenbacher
As well as THTV the Inhabitat girls were also on the design pulse at Brooklyn Designs this week. Check out this fabulous Coup Dresser by Object Interior. ‘The dresser is composed of Kirei board, recycled steel, and recycled paper, and comes in a variety of different colors and sizes. If orange is a little too much for you, you can also get the sides in white, black, grey, and blue.’
The Watt: Podcast 58 on Sustainable Energy featuring Jeff McIntire-Strasburg. ‘The panelists are: Ryan (from BeSustainable), Jeff (from sustainablog), Mike (from IfEnergy.com). Topics covered: Offshore wind power in Texas, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Bonn, Germany and Canada's involvement, Tony Blair wants to go nuclear, American's don't do anything in response to fuel prices.’Website Design and Promotion: Carnival of the Green #28 by Juliet Austin and Nathaniel Richman. And round she goes! This weeks Carnival highlights lots of foodie subjects: organic, local, and vegetarian; as well vinyl free crafts, Indian Point nuclear plant, and Green LA Girl’s de-car-ing process. Go jump on the merry go round!
World Changing: The Evergreen Rose Plantation by Eva Wisten
Nevado Roses, a 100-acre former cow farm located in a small village outside Quito, has transformed life for the locals by employing 500 people who were formerly season workers or unemployed. About 60 percent of the employees are women who have especially benefited from their newfound economic power. Nevado Roses provide them with three weeks of vacation and free day care for their children.