Ecorazzi: Cate Blanchett Goes Off-Grid, Makes Plans For Additional Green Projects by Michael d'Estries. 'Cate Blanchett has joined a growing crowd of celebrities taking their homes off-grid. She recently converted her residence in the Hunters Hill district of Sydney, Australia into a "green house", fully powered by solar energy. Her environmental ambitions may also soon take the Sydney Theater Company (where she and her husband are artistic co-directors) in a more eco-friendly direction.'
Freshtopia: Kale with Cellular Apoptosis by Tanja Andrews and Oscar Grimm. 'Not really sure what happened here. We may have gotten a little carried away with this one - you tell us. At any rate, we did learn a bit about how New Years is celebrated around the world, as well as the joys of cellular apoptosis. Kale and collard greens are full of cancer-fighting nutrients and are in season right now.'Inhabitat: SANS by Jill Danyelle
'SANS is a groundbreaking new eco-fashion line based in NYC. Comprised of designer Lika Volkova and sustainable production veteran Alessandro De Vito, SANS pushes the envelope with innovative shapes in sustainable materials such as bamboo, tussah silk and organic cotton and wool.'
Next Billion: Major Investments Open New Markets for Water Services by Lauren Abendschein. 'WaterHealth International (WHI) has recently attracted over $11 million in venture capital from investors including Dow Venture Capital, ICICI Bank, Plebys International LLC, and SAIL Venture Partners, L.P.'
Worldchanging: Pie Ranch by Sarah Rich
'Pie Ranch was established by three sustainable agriculture advocates who wanted not only to develop their beautiful [pie-shaped] wedge of land into a thriving food source, but also offer hands-on education for city youth in the origins of the things we eat.'