Tag: Thanksgiving

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Before we’re outta here to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s talk green news.

  1. Not so secret: The CIA has closed its climate change office. (Green)
  2. And the window of opportunity to do anything about climate change might also close soon, says a new report. (Huffington Post)
  3. Do you eat greek yogurt? The makers of this yummy stuff want the whey to go away. (NPR)
  4. Need a happy pill? New science says that being thankful all year long can help. (MNN)
  5. Remember this summer’s drought? Brazil exported quite a bit of corn to the U.S. to help offset the damage done. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Happy World Toilet Day! How are you celebrating? Just kidding; we probably don’t want to know.

  1. On World Toilet Day, companies address the global sanitation crisis. (Triple Pundit)
  2. We can’t fight poverty if we don’t fight climate change, says the World Bank. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Americans waste a whole lot of turkey each year (like, in the hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth). (Treehugger)
  4. This new plug-in electric vehicle can charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes. (Inhabitat)
  5. What does the world need for water security? A global treaty on rivers might be a start. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Great green news: something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Have a cruelty-free holiday and adopt a (live) turkey. (Green)
  2. After burning for three+ months, the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire has finally been extinguished. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. A bathtub-sized sea sponge has been rediscovered after a century of extinction. Wonder where it was hiding… (Mongabay)
  4. This Friday isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also Buy Nothing Day. (And don’t forget to celebrate Green Gift Monday next week!) (Grist)
  5. Who takes the longest showers? Twelve-year-old boys, says a new survey. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Surfrider Foundation

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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Matt McClain of the Surfrider Foundation tells us why he doesn’t have a Christmas tree and shares a big secret, the three best days of the year to hit the waves.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

3 Easy Tips for a Healthy and Delicious (and Green) Thanksgiving

Written by | November 22nd, 2010

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You probably don’t expect cooking tips from the managing director of our global Climate Change Team. Find out why she thinks sustainability and flavor go hand in hand.

All Hail the Unendangered Wild Turkey: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Written by | November 23rd, 2009

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Imagine sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner in a world without wild turkeys. It’s hard to conceive—if you live in the United States, chances are you’re just a short distance away from a large population of these birds. They roam forests, wood lots, farm fields and prairies from Maine to Florida, from New Jersey to […]

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