Nickelodeon’s New The Big Green Help program

17 07 2009

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The folks at Nickelodeon’s new The Big Green Help program, want to give away a little green to help kids go green. In particular, they’re interested in things like asking kids to figure out the best way to reuse slime and double daring them to recycle as much as possible. Just kidding, but here is what they are actually giving grants out for: Big Green Help Grants

The Big Green Help is encouraging kids to go green and get healthy, and they’re coming at it from several different angles. They have green tv programs, a green website, green games, and now green grants anywhere from $2,500 – $5,000 USD will be given away for ideas that will get kids to go green. Proposals that “inspire kids to take care of the environment, be active, live healthy and engage in community service” are being accepted now. Creating a bike club, organizing a community garden, planning an eco-field trip to a park or zoo, or holding a city-wide Play Day are among the endless possibilities for eco-activities.

Specifically school and eco-organizations are encouraged to apply and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout 2009. One tiny snag – your organization had to organize an Earth Day 2009 event OR be prepared to organize a WorldWide Day of Play event (September 26, 2009). For more information on submitting a grant proposal, check out The Big Green Help.

via:treehugger





20 Green Fashion Designers You’ve Never Heard Of

12 07 2009

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20 Green Fashion Designers You’ve Never Heard Of

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World Naked Bike Ride: Baring it All For the Bike

23 06 2009

World-Naked-Bike-Ride-LondonLike Critical Mass, the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) which now takes place in 70 cities and 20 countries and is happening this year on the weekend of June 13, has its detractors. For one, any movement that declares itself to be a protest against oil dependency can rub people who simply love cars the wrong way. For another, and this is the question you are might be asking yourself, is it really legal to be bike riding naked? Well, the answer is, no…but. The laws regarding “indecent exposure” are vague and hard to enforce, especially when the WNBR bikers come out in mass. Most riders occur without legal intervention, but arrests are not unknown. Click for a sneak preview of colorful photos from past rides.

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The Earth’s Core

11 06 2009

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Gisele Bundchen “SPECIAL ECOLOGIE”

10 06 2009

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Jenn Savedge Kid-friendly ocean websites

9 06 2009
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Yesterday was World Oceans Day … the perfect day to chat with your kids about all of the amazing things the oceans have to offer. If you’re lucky enough to live near an ocean, take your kids out for a swim or even just a walk on the beach. If you’re landlocked (like me) you might want to let your kids click around a bit on the Web to see what they can learn about the oceans. Here are a few great kid-friendly resources for learning about our amazing oceans:
• Kids Against Marine Litter: Kids can find out why marine trash is bad from sources all over the world and see what they can do help.
• Planet Ocean: Kids discover what it takes for amazing ocean animals to survive in their environment.
• Enchanted Learning/ Earth’s Oceans: This site offers lots of cool facts and stats about the world’s oceans, as well as anwers to popular kid questions like, “Why is the ocean salty?”  or “What makes the ocean blue?”
• BBC Nature/ Blue Planet Challenge: A fun online game that helps kids understand marine habitats and ocean life. The game begins on a rocky beach, takes you into the sunlit shallows offshore and then journeys into ever deeper and darker water, until you reach the weird world of the abyss. Your challenge is to explore as much of the ocean as possible, without losing any of your five lives.
• Dive and Discover: This interactive website lets kids learn about an actual ocean expedition such as the East Pacific Rise or the Galapagos Rift.  Each expedition gives kids info about the scientists and ships involved and what was discovered on the mission.
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GREEN LINKS

6 06 2009

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Prevent Laptop Overheating with Bottle Caps and an Old Pillow…………Planet Green

6 Surprising Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home………..The Daily Green

Government Won’t Label Oil-Spilling Company “High-Risk”.……….Huffington Post





Global Warming.

26 05 2009

Made Ubik for MTV to raise awareness to the issue of Global Warming.





Obama Kills Hydrogen Car Funding

25 05 2009

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Buried in news about President Obama’s budget was the news that George W. Bush’s $1.2 billion plan for hydrogen fuel cells was killed Obama, saving taxpayers $100 million a year. Why?

The money was stripped because the president and Steven Chu, his energy secretary, said hydrogen fueled cars are still decades away and that they’d rather concentrate on more immediate energy-saving solutions.

What are the obstacles for hydrogen cars? First and foremost, the cost. Untold billions would be needed to build an infrastructure of hydrogen pipelines and fueling stations. Other problems include hydrogen storage and the production of hydrogen.

for full story click here

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GO GREEN LINKS

21 05 2009

Captain Planet Intro (the power is yours) …above





.MGX and Renault’s Car of the Future

19 05 2009

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The Ondelios, Renault’s environmentally friendly, high-end cross-over concept car, produced in collaboration with .MGX, went public on Milan Design Week 09…can’t wait seeing it on the road.

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The Ondelios, designed for lovers of long-haul travel who set store by comfort and refinement, was inspired by nature and the way it solves problems with elegance. The .MGX design team and cutting-edge technologies enabled Renault to understand these natural processes in relation to creating structures. This vision can be seen clearly in the car’s ethereal design, interior layout and original hybrid powertrain.
In addition to providing inspiration, .MGX techniques were used to produce a number of specific elements for the car, including the dashboard and roof, which emphasize the vehicle’s airy look and feel and in the case of the latter, bathes the interior in natural light.

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GREEN LINKS

16 05 2009

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How Climate Change & People Are Wiping Out the Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone…….TREEHUGGER

Yogurt that keeps on giving….Siel Ju

Michelle O Inspired Cupcakes……greengrownandsexy

ETC PRT 3 (I SHOULD HAVE POSTED THIS A WHILE AGO)………2.0

PiCs | Broccoli Kung Pao This Past Tuesday……..Concept City





THIS SATURDAY!!! GO GREEN GET REWARDS!!!!!!!!

15 05 2009

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Are you a Green Beauty? (quiz)

11 05 2009

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Click Pic to find out!!!





Churches and Synagogues Worship Green Building

8 05 2009

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(pic above) The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation synagogue in Evanston, Ill., is one of ten LEED certified houses of worship in the United States. Photo by Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing (courtesy of Ross Barney Architects).

Homes and offices are going green across the country, and an an entire city is even being rebuilt green. But there’s a new space embracing the eco-revolution. It seems churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are listening to their eco-friendly parishioners—and apparently their religion.

A report from the Associated Press published yesterday on msnbc.com featured the growing trend of houses of worship seeking LEED certification. So far ten U.S. congregations are LEED-certified, and another 54 have applied for approval.

So why are congregations making this move to greener spaces?

The AP article reveals the changes have as much to do with changing views among parishioners as it does with the view that people are “stewards of the earth.” Rabbi Brant Rosen from the recently re-gutted green Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston, Illinois said,

It was about making a sacred statement. If we were going to talk the talk, we needed to walk the walk. The whole process forced us to look at our values in a deeper way.

The synagogue used reclaimed wood from barns for exterior cladding, recycled the cinderblocks from the old building, and made the new building’s cabinets out of sunflower husks. By the time the doors opened in February 2008, the project cost $9 million, of which about $750,000 was associated with going green.

click here for full article

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INHALE…

5 05 2009

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It’s a classic! :) Inhale for Friends of the Earth by JWT Hong Kong, China.

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GREEN LINKS

30 04 2009

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Beyonce to be She-Hulk?….Conceptcity

7 Green Things Obama Should Do Over the Next 100 Days….treehugger

Cheap chic cardboard laptop case….Mothernaturenetwork

Electrik Red Ft Ludacris-We F@ck You Remix…conceptcity

 





BCTV:PROJECT GREEN: EARTH DAY TAKEOVER AT NEW ERA (BCNN) (video)

30 04 2009

BCTV: Broccoli City took over the new era store in atlanta, Ga for earth day, covered by CNN, this was an outstanding event promoting positive thinking, and of course clean living.

join the movement
broccolicity.com

check out “hip-hop goes green” via: theloop

“most people live on this earth but broccoli city lives in it”





Cardboard office by Paul Coudamy

23 04 2009

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French artist Paul Coudamy has designed a cardboard office interior for an advertising agency in Paris, France.

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GREEN TIME

23 04 2009

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Milan Furniture Fair Day 2: Glowing Inflatable Furniture Made of Recycled Materials—treehugger

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Miss Philippines Contestants Driven Around In Electric Vehicle Convoy (PHOTOS)—Huffington Post Green

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Family Guy 420 Episode …Hulu

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