Wine, design, and dressing too fine (for conservation)…it’s all part of today’s green news you must get caught up on:
- Heavy on the Palate, With Notes of Pretentiousness and Irresponsibility: Wine and liquor bottles are getting heavier instead of lighter, reports Green Inc., in an effort to impress consumers with a metaphor of their tasteful purchase. (To be fair, such bottles are using more recycled glass.)
- You Don’t Like My Lean-To? Is green design necessarily bad design — always putting sustainability ahead of aesthetics? Kriston Capps at The American Prospect says yes; Clay Risen at The Vine says not necessarily.
- ‘The Tyranny of Fleece’: Here’s a good New York Times article on the struggle of minorities to achieve leadership positions in conservation and environmental groups — including, as one puts it, the pressure to dress down.
- Bad…But Not Bad Enough to Act? Greenwire reports that the EPA will rule next month that greenhouse gases “endanger” public welfare and health — but that the agency won’t propose new regulations on the production of those gases. (Hat tip: Environmental Capital.)
- Modest Mouse: And Walt Disney plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2012, reports Environmental Leader.
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