Carnival of the Green #114 11 Feb 08
Life Goggles start us off with a most topical submission on How To Have An Eco Friendly Valentine’s Day. They’ve also included some product reviews, including The Green Book, a Moon Jar and some Natural Shaving Soap.
Continuing in the reviews theme, Jean-Paul Davidson, at Green Deals Daily, submitted a video review of the AeroGarden that lets you grow veggies and herbs where you eat them. Food doesn’t get much more local than that.
Mel Rimmer of Bean Sprouts has taken a look at some new websites getting the green message through to the iPod generation, and encourages everyone, even “crusty oldsters”, to pay them a visit.
Emmett Duffy (The Natural Patriot) has posted a thought provoking article, asking Are nations obsolete?. Given that in years to come, we may all face the common foe of climate change, which does not distinguish between countries nor pay attention to borders drawn on maps, is it time to change how we look at ourselves and our nations?
“Becoming a parent is often the catalyst for becoming greener. Suddenly being aware that our children are going to be inhabiting a planet that we’ve helped to ruin could even turn our lives right around.”
That certainly played a big part in our own decision to be more eco-friendly.
Poor Beth, at Fake Plastic Fish, sounds like she’s been having a trying time with ants, cats and home-made hairspray but its helped her to recognize reality as it is and to work to create positive change in the world, without struggle.
“My suspicion is that as the situation in the environment grows more dire, we’re going to see many more acts of ecopiracy, and many many more peaceable protests labeled ‘eco-terrorism’ because the activism goes against somebody’s corporate bottom line.”
And last, but by no means least, Sally at Veggie Revolution looks at how China’s change in diet, as their growing population becomes more industrialized, will have major consequences for world water consumption.
That’s all for this week folks. If you’d like to participate in or host a future Carnival of the Green yourself, Treehugger has all the details. If you’re still looking for something more to read, why not find out a little about us (the Mad Eejits) and what we’ve changed over the last year to try to be “greener”.