News

Reservoir Floating Black Shade Balls – Saving Water Secondary

Making a big splash this year are millions of black plastic balls tasked with shading sunlight from the water, but it’s main purpose isn’t for saving water. The UV rays in sunlight can accelerate a chemical reaction between bromite, which is naturally found in groundwater, and chlorine, which is added to disinfect and kill...
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Action

The 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 5 Ways to Get Involved

The beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California, is no stranger to oil spills. Still considered the largest oil spill to occur along California waters, the 1969 Santa Barbara spill devastated the marine habitat. Although smaller, the spring spill still prompted the governor of California to call for a state of emergency in Santa Barbara...
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Events

Cork, Cats and a Panda

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the multiple uses of sustainable cork. Beautiful, versitile, and sustainably grown and harvested, cork really is a super material. I recently was contacted by some great folks at the World Wildlife Fund charity regarding a crowdfunding project on Earth Hour. Put on by...
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News

New UK Environmental and Energy Technologies

Reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills As we face the realities of population growth, pollution, climate change and the unstoppable rise in energy demand, we need to become more environmentally aware and start to take on the responsibility of reducing our carbon dioxide emissions, whilst reducing our energy bills. We need to use...
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Events

The Two Wheeled Drive – Project Bike Trip – May 2012

What: Project Bike Trip’s Two Wheeled Drive Where: Everywhere! Sign up here When: Starting May 1st through the 31st, 2012 Why: To raise money and awareness (+$12,000 in prizes!) The Two Wheeled Drive is a drive to get more people commuting by bicycle more often by challenging folks to choose two wheels over four...
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Events

African Rainforest Conservancy Benefit – 2012 Artists for Africa

I am very excited to be covering the African Rainforest Conservancy’s 21st annual Artists for Africa Benefit in a few weeks for The Chic Ecologist. Honoring Kris and Doug Tompkins and in support of the conservation of Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests, this year’s benefit will also feature the naming of a...
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Opinion

Impact Drugs are Having on the Environment – Marijuana

When thinking about drugs, one doesn’t usually associate an environmental impact with the production or manufacturing process, however, the toll on natural habitat is real. From Marijuana grow operations in our National Forests to prescription drugs in our waterways, modern chemistry and drug production is having a profound impact on our world. Gone are...
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Events

Green Gift Monday – Responsible Gifting

Green Gift Monday is an alternative (or improvement) to Cyber Monday, November 28th, the biggest online shopping day of the year. Promoted on by The Nature Conservancy, this awareness date represents conservation as opposed to consumption. Instead of buying more stuff, dontate to your favorite community organization, volunteer, or commit to conservation by cutting...
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Events

Great White Shark on Display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

As of August 31st, 2011, the sixth live great white shark to ever go on display made it’s debut in the Open Sea tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. This is one of the things that makes the Monterey Bay Aquarium great in my opinion, sharing this beautiful creature with the world,...
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