Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eleventh Hour Movie Review.

We cut down a tree and flood our neighbor with 50,000 gallons?
There’s ancient sunlight in my tank?
What does our ecosystem cost?
We vote every day?

More than four dozen green gurus tell us stories, make intriguing connections, and provide some beautiful imagery in “The Eleventh Hour”. Okay, so one of them is ‘Romeo’ DiCaprio (producer and narrator), but this film is less about stats, guilt, and blame and more about offering some hopeful solutions to our current climate dilemma. The presentation tries to cover a lot of ground and can appear a little schizophrenic, but is generally an answer to everybody’s question: “So what can I do about it?”

Billed as the sequel to Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, we find that there’s more to say about the hole we’ve dug into our ecosystem, and so much more to say about how to creatively build ladders out.


Contributed by Joe Popp

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Your very own adaptive re-use!

If you're the kind of person who wakes up one day & finds that you have been recycling containers, products or goods in such a way that they come in handy often & are a part of your everyday life, send us pictures at controlclimatechange@gmail.com
A maximum of 3 images per person & each image no larger than 200 KB.
Entries will be moderated for offensive content (ie porn, nudity & offensive language).

Re-used glass jars - submitted by Manasi.
As an Indian (who cooks a lot) I found that using all the empty pepper steak bottles for storing my spices wasn't such a bad idea. Then, the olive bottles followed & then the Frappachino bottles followed. Now the giant, glass apple-juice bottles are looking like contenders for lentil storage.
Most of my friends find my spice cabinet very intimidating - turmeric in honey bottles, cumin in frappachino bottles, bay leaves in fresh cream jars & peanuts in salsa bottles.
What the heck! They're reused, not in a landfill & would keep my mother out of the kitchen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

TV shows about Climate Change & us.

Meghan G from yelp.com says:

"On the topic of global warming and the climate I thought I would share that NPR and National Geographic have teamed up to do a year long series called Climate Connections. They are looking at how we are affecting the climate and more importantly and mostly overlooked by other media outlets, how the climate is affecting us. Great stories from all over the world that really make you think." Links:



Thanks Meghan!

Clara - One of Seven

Click on the bold link below to read the story of Clara, a determined African woman who brought clean energy to her District.
Clara is a shining example of entrepreneurs who brave odds to make a living & a positive social impact at the same time.

One of Seven

The story is from the E+Co website http://www.eandco.net E+Co invests in entrepreneurs working with clean energy all over the world. I read about them in the book "The Fortune at the Bottom of the pyramid" by CK Prahalad.

Thanks for reading!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Noteworthy people & websites out to make a positive impact


Recommended by Chloe F. who says:
"For $0.10 cents per day they will stop 75-90% of junk mail that comes to you, and they will plant 10 trees"


Recommended by Chloe F.
"BETTER WORLD SHOPPER is a site dedicated to providing people with a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company on the planet AND making it available in practical forms that individuals can use in their everyday lives. Coming out of more than 5 years of intensive research, this work is based on a comprehensive database of over 1000 companies and utilizes 25+ reliable sources of data to cover everything from the environment to human rights, community development to animal protection.+ = from the website


Recommended by Miriam who says:

"Here's a great article on why we ought to give up our bottled water habit.

Battling Bottled Water
San Francisco is cracking down on the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. Mayor Gavin Newsom speaks out on why he's leading the charge."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Noteworthy News

Putting Energy Hogs in the Home on a Strict Low-Power Diet - LARRY MAGID
An eye opener for all those who think they couldn't possibly be more energy conscious.

Suggested by Chloe
Of potential use to: everyone.

Green Recycling Network
"Green Recycling Network offers an innovative system to improve efficiency and financial results for large facility owners while simultaneously contributing toward a cleaner environment. We are a collaboration of companies that recycle materials used during the deconstruction phase of renovations."

Suggested by by Tim Morton
Of potential use to Architects, Contractors, home/business owners.

Headwaters Technology Innovation Receives Highest Environmental Award Given In The US - from njchamber.com

Suggested by Manasi Kashyap
Of potential use to: Institutions gunning for green innovations, green innovators.

If you have something noteworthy to contribute, please email us at controlclimatechange@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Climate Change - How responsive have you been?

Hi all,
Climate change has most of us thinking and some of us acting.In what way have you responded?Please take the poll on the right hand side of the blog. If we’ve missed listing something important to you, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog. Mozilla Firefox users will find the poll to the right & Internet explorer users will have to scroll down some.
Please select only appropriate choices to keep the poll real (the poll is on the right side of the page).

Some of the choices include:
-Taking your own grocery bags instead of bringing back plastic ones.
-Buying less over packaged goods.
-Printing double sided.
-Retrofitting the house with some energy efficient appliances.
-Wearing more clothes in winter instead of turning up the heat.
And more ...

The results are public. To view them, click "View results" at the bottom of the poll box.

Your comments are very welcome! If you wish to talk about how difficult or easy it was to make your change in attitude stick, please tell us about it!

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