Eco-Chick: Sustainable Art Blooms in London by Starre Vartan
‘I love it when art and sustainability meet and create something wholly unexpected, something that’s fun, and gets us to think a little differently than we did before. The London Oasis is a flower-shaped sculpture, which, like a real flower, absorbs the sun’s energy (with photovoltaic cells); it’s also powered by a wind turbine and a hydrogen fuel cell.’
Green Fertility: Cottonfield Organic Underwear by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
'The urgency behind wearing organic undies has even hit Ladies Home Journal. I just read one of their innumerable tips in the current issue the urged readers to wear organic undies to (in their inimitable LHJ way) protect "sensitive areas."'Inhabitat: Green Building 101 - Location & Community by Nicki Mellado & Kyle Martin. Inhabitat has started a summer series called Green Building 101. 'This weekly column will cover the fundamentals of green building. The series will be structured around the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, specifically the new LEED-H for residential building, which establishes seven criteria for creating healthier, greener, more efficient homes.'
Jen's Green Journal: Carnival of the Green #33 by Jennifer Killpack-Knutsen. ‘Submitted for your approval . . . our story begins in a possible future in a museum that documents our species' survival through a period of environmental crisis. We are all given the temporary gift to see ourselves and our culture as history might view us. In this carnival we will have one foot firmly planted in the now, and the other in . . .The Green Twilight Zone.’
Wind Blog: The Carbon Cycle by Glen Estill
While we love reading about sustainable art, organic underwear and green building sometimes it’s important to get right down to the basics and remember why we are all working towards a greener future in the first place. So thanks to Glen for writing this clear and informative post. ‘Understanding the carbon cycle is vital to understanding climate change. Indeed it is vital to understanding life itself.’