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flowerRobe Lowe was one of the celebrities in attendance Friday — amidst 300 corporate executives from Wal-Mart, GE, Dow Chemical and others — to hear CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger deliver a message on climate change and the U.S. governments inept approach to dealing with it. Said Arnold, “The federal government is asleep at the wheel and they don’t get it. Those that don’t believe in the (global warming) threat, they still think the earth is flat. Unless you put a serious cap on emissions, we’ll never get there. It signals we’re serious about it. That’s when companies go and make changes.” While we agree with Arnold on the above, we also think he should put a cap in his own emissions if people are going to seriously follow his lead. [via Enviromedia]

flowerYesterday, a peace vigil was headed by actor/activist Sean Penn and “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan in San Francisco. The event was organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War (which actually happens this Wednesday) and remember those American and Iraqis killed in the conflict. Penn has long been a critic of the the war and the Bush administration. For more information on upcoming protests, please visit the official site.

flowerPrince Harry is upset that a charity he started in memory of his mother, the late Princess Diana, has been distributing only a fraction of the funds it receives to those in need. The organization, called Sentebale, was created to help orphans in southern Africa impacted by the AIDS virus. To date, only only £84,000 of the £1.15 million raised has gone to the kids. Those involved cite start-up costs, but high payments — including £100,000 to an unidentified individual — has the Prince crying foul. [via Telegraph]

flowerThe game over where the Pitt-Jolies are planning on settling down has once again focused on France. Apparently, the couple have now put a $20 million offer in on an 850-year-old home built by monks. Previously, Angelina had fallen in love with the property, but withdrew an offer after Pitt was denied permission to turn the lavish 5-acre gardens into a racetrack for his motorcycles. Now, such obstacles have been removed, and they are moving forward with purchasing the place. A garden for a racetrack? Hmmm…[via Sunday Mirror]

Photo: Actor Rob Lowe and CEO Kevin Tuerff of Green Canary Sustainability Consulting

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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