Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ecological Intelligence.....

Just because something says its "green" doesn't mean it is.

for example - organic cotton requires more than 2,640 gal. (10,000 L) of water to grow enough fiber for one T shirt

The problem is, our products all have complex supply chains - multiple components from multiple locations all around the world - it's very difficult to assess if something is really "'green" . Requires a detailed analysis -or a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to break down that web of connection.

Read the book: Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

Read the
Article in Time:"Ecological Intelligence "

Go to the Good Guide to determine how "green" your next purchase really is.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Links for a May Day......

Shatnerquake: bizarro novel about every Shatner character sucked into reality to hunt down William Shatner
All of the characters ever played by William Shatner are suddenly sucked into our world. Their mission: hunt down and destroy the real William Shatner.

Mormon leader of NOM appears to advocate overthrow of US government "by whatever means necessary," and criminalization of homosexuality
Orson Scott Card (!) , a distinguished Sci Fi novelist, (remind me to burn his books now thanks) a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University, and a columnist, recently joined the board of directors of the National Organization of Marriage (NOM).

He has labeled the US government "our mortal enemy," talked about the "insane Constitution" dying, and then appeared to advocate the overthrow of the US government "by whatever means is made possible or necessary.".....Nice.

Churchgoers more likely to back torture Who would Jesus waterboard? And big surprise here - evangelicals are the most pro-torture of any Christians.....Sadly enough - this doesn't surprise me a bit - "eye for an eye" and all that.

Republicans increasingly admit Franken has won Senate race in Minnesota First the media admitted it, and now GOP politicians. It's over Norm. And another major blow to the Republican brand.