flowerIt’s no surprise that George Clooney is generous with his cash, but we were excited to learn that he’s taken part in raising some dough for Brad Pitt’s campaign to help rebuild New Orleans. Apparently, Clooney donated $300,000 — or the equivalent of two eco-friendly, sustainable homes. Currently, the Make It Right Foundation has raised enough for 81 out of the 150 homes needed. To help out, get your wallet ready and jump here. Oh, and those recycled pink bags are now back in stock. [via the times online]

flowerFilmmaker Michael Bergmann has joined Leonardo DiCaprio in owning a Vectrix electric motorbike. Bergmann is excited that he no longer contributes to congestion or pollution — and can quickly zip around the streets of New York City. His only lament is the price ($11K), but he figures ““it will pay for itself in taxis not taken in two years.” [via Reuters]

flowerRock group Kasabian has joined Morrissey, Pamela Anderson, and a bunch of other groups and celebs in teaming up with PETA to help end Canada’s annual cull of 275,000 baby harp seals. Singer Tom Meighan said: “It’s just common sense. I don’t think it’s OK to smash a baby seal’s skull. I’d never wear fur – it’s such an ugly thing to do.” [via gigwise]

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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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