by Michael dEstries
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flowerSad news that legendary actor and philanthropist Paul Newman has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The 83-year-old, and former chain-smoker, has been battling the disease for many months. This past weekend, Newman put in a brave appearance at an event for his children’s cancer chartiy, The Hole in the Wall Gang. Ever devout to helping others, Newman’s efforts over the last quarter-century have helped raise more than $200 million for thousands of organizations. We wish him and his family the best during this time. [Read more...]

flowerBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have spent more than $140,000 dollars on a new nursery for their twins. Supposedly, a team of three were hired to assemble it all. There’s apparently nothing genuinely green about it, but I just wanted to point it out as further proof that they live in another dimension than the rest of us. [Read more...]

flowerThe LA Film Festival is catching the green wave and using biodiesel generators, offsets, and recycling all paper, wood, glass and plastic used during the event. In addition, all catering will be organic and sourced within 150-mile radius of the city. What, no composting? [Read more...]

flowerMarsha Coulthard is the winner of the 2008 HGTV Green Home contest. The 43-year-old will receive the Gold LEED-Certified, 2,000 square-foot home, and a 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid. As we’ve pointed out in the past — and as others have as well — the massive Yukon Hybrid is such a poor seller, that GM is apparently having to give them away. Go Detroit! [Read more...]

About Michael dEstries

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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