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GRI’s Mike Wallace Discusses Sustainability Reporting Standards · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Recorded at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy Conference on June 9, 2012, Mike Wallace speaks about how his work as Di...
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Alicia Silverstone launches eco-friendly beauty line | Celebrity Buzz | a Chron.com blog

Alicia Silverstone launches eco-friendly beauty line | Celebrity Buzz | a Chron.com blog | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

Alicia Silverstone is branching into beauty – she’s released her own line of eco-friendly skincare products.

 

The Clueless star has teamed up with bosses at Juice Beauty to develop her own range of organic soaps, lotions and make-up. ...

 

Silverstone hopes her collection will encourage fans to make healthy lifestyle decisions.

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Celebrities Campaign With Greenpeace For An Arctic Sanctuary

Celebrities Campaign With Greenpeace For An Arctic Sanctuary | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hollywood heavyweights threw their star power behind environmental causes on Thursday, advocating for the creation of an Arctic reserve and the protection of animal and plant species....

 

Actor Edward Norton, the United Nations goodwill ambassador for biodiversity, appeared at a news conference at the U.N.'s Rio+20 earth summit to raise awareness of the fight to preserve the planet's rich variety of species at a time when flora and fauna are going extinct at an alarming rate....

 

Robert Redford, Penelope Cruz and former Beatle Paul McCartney were among a host of other A-listers to sign Greenpeace's petition for the creation of a global sanctuary around the North Pole, with a ban on offshore oil drilling and an end to unsustainable fishing....

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PHOTOS: The Greenest Celebrities

PHOTOS: The Greenest Celebrities | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
Life in the limelight can't be easy, but many celebrities use that publicity to draw focus to meaningful causes. Some have taken that attention to stand up for what they believe in, and become the face of the environmental movement.
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Angelina Jolie Honors World Refugee Day with UN Donation | Ecorazzi

Angelina Jolie Honors World Refugee Day with UN Donation | Ecorazzi | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
In honor of World Refugee Day, Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie donated $100,000 to the United Nations.
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Madonna Goes Vegan On Tour | Ecorazzi

Madonna Goes Vegan On Tour | Ecorazzi | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
amongst the 200 people that are employed for her tour, including yoga instructors, bodyguards, and an acupuncturist, are chefs. And we aren’t just talking any chefs, but those that can cook Madonna a strictly vegan menu.
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China creates model for sustainable living

China creates model for sustainable living | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
At first glance, Tianjin Eco-City looks much like any other upscale Chinese urban development, with its rows of identical apartment blocks, wide roads and manicured verges.

 

In fact, it is being touted as a model for sustainable living in this rapidly urbanizing and heavily polluted country, whose congested, smog-choked cities are becoming increasingly unlivable.

 

Many of its features — including well-insulated housing, waste recycling systems and solar-powered water heaters — are common in other countries, but remain rare in China, where sustainability has lost out in the rush to develop.
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On Average, 1 Eco-Activist Killed Every Week

On Average, 1 Eco-Activist Killed Every Week | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
Last year, environmental activists were killed at the rate of one per week—a rate that has nearly doubled in just three years. The shocking statistic comes from a Global Witness report, released... Green News Summaries.
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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics! | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
We here at Inhabitat have come up with what we believe are the six greenest buildings built for the 2012 Summer Games.
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Five Eco-Friendly Celebrities and the (Green) Houses They Call Home - eco18.com

Five Eco-Friendly Celebrities and the (Green) Houses They Call Home - eco18.com | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

...There are a handful of Hollywood activists that have taken green living to heart, and practice sustainable living by turning their lavish homes into eco-friendly sanctuaries! This week, eco18 rounds up five socially-responsible celebrity homes around the world. With no spare on the energy-saving details, these celebrity homes are guaranteed to make you green with envy.

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ASK A DESIGNER: Why Does Fair-Trade Fashion Matter? | Ecouterre

ASK A DESIGNER: Why Does Fair-Trade Fashion Matter? | Ecouterre | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
People Tree founder and CEO Safia Minney talks about the importance of organic, fair-trade fashion—and why we should care about it.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO — When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while under house arrest in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday, she realized that the Burmese “were not going to be forgotten.”

 

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded her the prize, she said in her Nobel lecture here on Saturday, 21 years later, it was recognition that “the oppressed and the isolated in Burma were also a part of the world, they were recognizing the oneness of humanity.”

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WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith Takes On Child Trafficking And Modern Slavery

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith Takes On Child Trafficking And Modern Slavery | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
On the eve of the U.S. State Department's 2012 human trafficking report, Smith sat down for an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, sharing her knowledge of the trafficking crisis at hand and how an encounter with actress Salma Hayek prompted Smith to lend her own voice to the cause....
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Enviroblog: Why I decided to cut back on processed meat, go green and eat organic

Enviroblog: Why I decided to cut back on processed meat, go green and eat organic | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

According to EWG's Meat Eaters Guide to Climate and Health, Americans consume more meat than other developed nations. .... New research shows that our meat-eating habit is bad for our health.

 

The chemicals used in processed meat have been linked to chronic diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and even cancer.  ...

 

The use of antibiotics to combat unsanitary conditions in most feedlots and factory farms has caused exponential growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it more difficult to kill food-borne pathogens and treat human illnesses with effective antibiotics. Residues of artificial hormones to promote growth of livestock and exposure to toxic substances such as rBST and mercury have been linked to increased risks of breast, prostate and colon cancer, diabetes and reproductive problems. ...

 

Meanwhile, EWG's Meat Eater's Guide offers some insight into simple steps we can take as individuals to help preserve our climate, limit our exposure to harmful bacteria and decrease our risk of disease.

 

According to the guide, grass-fed or pasture-raised beef has less antibiotic-resistant bacteria and saturated fat and far more essential nutrients such as B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and vitamin E. Organic products and meats help minimize our exposure to artificial hormones and toxic chemicals that are present in animal fat. Grass-fed, organic meats are a lot better for the environment since they are produced with fewer pesticides that leak into water and soil and harmful gases that cause climate change.

 

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PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2012 | PETA.org

PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2012 | PETA.org | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2012 contest recognizes famous vegetarians and vegans who stay sexy thanks to their compassionate diet...,

 

Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson are both actors with multiple awards for their brilliant work on the screen, and they both trust their vegan diets to keep their skin camera-ready, their figures svelte, and their consciences clear.

 

Since the average vegetarian saves about 100 animals' lives every year, Jessica and Woody's combined 45 years of cruelty-free eating have saved at least 4,500 animals from being neglected, genetically manipulated, put on drug regimens that cause chronic pain, and killed in gruesome and violent ways....

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Celebrities Who Strive to Make Mother Earth Greener | GreenLichen.com

Celebrities Who Strive to Make Mother Earth Greener | GreenLichen.com | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
Celebrities, most often, take the flak for their extravagant life style. But not all of them are the same. There are many celebrities who shower love on the environment and nature around them. These stars use their fame and wealth to raise awareness on various social issues and also support many eco projects. Let’s take a look....
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2012 Summer Olympics – the greenest Games in history | 2LUXURY2 - A Magazine For New Luxury - News,Stories,Interviews

2012 Summer Olympics – the greenest Games in history | 2LUXURY2 - A Magazine For New Luxury - News,Stories,Interviews | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

London partnered wit World Wildlife Fund and BioRegional to create "One Planet Olympics," a program that addresses energy, carbon, water, waste reduction, biodiversity; access and inclusion; public health, and employment considerations...

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10 Amazing Green Features of Justin Timberlake's Golf Course | Ecorazzi

10 Amazing Green Features of Justin Timberlake's Golf Course | Ecorazzi | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

In case you didn’t know, [Justin] Timberlake owns Mirimichi, a golf course in his home state of Tennessee, and it’s one of the greenest in the country (the name is the Cherokee word for “a place of happy retreat”). Originally known as Big Creek, Timberlake played the course as a child. When the economy forced it out of business, Timberlake jumped at the chance to purchase and revamp it. When he bought it four years ago, he did so with eco-features in mind. “I was able to pose the question, ‘Is it possible for a golf course to actually be “green”?’,” he said. The answer to that is a resounding yes. Read on to discover 10 ways Mirimichi is an environmental gem.

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Isabella Rossellini Plays "Burt" of Burt's Bees in National Pollinator Week PSAs | Ecouterre

Isabella Rossellini Plays "Burt" of Burt's Bees in National Pollinator Week PSAs | Ecouterre | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
How do you get people to pay attention to the plight of the vanishing bees? If you're natural-skincare firm Burt's Bees, it's by recruiting Italian actress, filmmaker, and veteran insect reenactor Isabella Rossellini and dressing her in drag as your namesake. Burt Talks to the Bees, a series of quirky yet entertaining video shorts, debuts just in time for National Pollinator Week, which the U.S. Senate designated five years ago to address the pressing issue of declining pollinator populations, or Colony Collapse Disorder.
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CELEBRITY RIDES: Rick Ross Ups His “Green” Swag

CELEBRITY RIDES: Rick Ross Ups His “Green” Swag | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
By JL Sheats In other CELEBRITY RIDES news, rapper Rick Ross bought a hybrid! And no, it wasn’t the ever-so-popular Prius. Instead, “The Boss” is now getting great milage courtesy of his new Fisker Karma.
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Green Roof, Green Seats, Green Grass: Miller Park is Now One of Wisconsin’s Largest Green Buildings

Green Roof, Green Seats, Green Grass: Miller Park is Now One of Wisconsin’s Largest Green Buildings | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

MLB Milwaukee Brewer's Miller Park is awash in green—the roof, the seats and the field. The ballpark just got a little greener as it formally was designated “LEED Certified” last night in a pregame ceremony making Miller Park one of the largest “green” buildings in the state and just the third stadium in Major League Baseball to receive LEED certification in the category of Existing Building Operations and Maintenance..

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Marks 'n' Spencer launches world’s 'most sustainable suit' - Indian Express

Marks 'n' Spencer launches world’s 'most sustainable suit' - Marks and Spencer’s sustainable suit took four years in the making, with its care label made from recycled polyester.
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sustainable home: the floating farmhouse | refresheddesigns.sustainable design

sustainable home: the floating farmhouse | refresheddesigns.sustainable design | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it

[In] this renovation of an 1820's farmhouse in upstate New York ... homeowner and contractor Tom Givone was careful to be historically sensitive as well as creatively innovative all while keeping the footprint of his project as light as possible.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about green cars: Infographic

Everything you ever wanted to know about green cars: Infographic | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
With all the terminology about green cars and climate change, it's hard to make sense of the information. This graphic from One Block off the Grid breaks it down, from the types of vehicles to how to charge them with solar power.
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Entrepreneur Sees Hope For Clean Water On Wal-Mart Shelves

Entrepreneur Sees Hope For Clean Water On Wal-Mart Shelves | Liv•ananda | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) T.J. Foltz has a recipe to help the world's poor: Take one part entrepreneurship, one part social media savvy and one part faith-based motivation. Fold in the world's largest retailer.

 

If every American spent $10 per year on his Humankind Water -- less than they spend on Halloween candy -- it would be enough to nearly eradicate the world's water sanitation problems, Foltz says.

 

Foltz, a former Christian youth minister, put out his first bottle of Humankind Water last October. The idea is to sell bottled water in a socially conscious way, with 100 percent of net profits going to fund clean-water projects in Haiti, Asia and Africa.

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