flowerThe UK headquarters of Greenpeace is picking up some sustainable transportation in the form of a Vectrix electric maxi-scooter. This high-powered ride is already in use by people like Leonardo DiCaprio and the organization Global Green. To close the loop, the group plans on charging the bike with 50 PhotoVoltaic solar panels on the roof of their building. Zero-emissions all the way around. Nice. [Read more...]

flowerBrad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon have lent their star power to an advertising campaign aimed at boosting aid for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), which was recently devastated by a cyclone. In addition to the $500,000 donated by their organization, Not On Our Watch, last month — the stars have also taken out a full-page urging neighboring nations to pressure Mayanmar’s government to allow more foreign aid into the country. [Read more...]

flowerJohn Stewart reminds us “just how f**ked up our government is” with a story on the Bush Administration refusal to open an email from the EPA detailing how best to address the climate crisis. As Stewart says, “The White House is treating the American environmental policy like a spam boner pill ad!” [Watch it...]

flowerWhile Pixar never intended to make an environmentally-charged film with Wall-E, critics are taking a closer look at their parent company Disney and slamming them for not taking heed of the flick’s message. As one writer put it, “It does seem funny, however, that a communications company would have such a hard time telling its own energy conservation story.” [Read more...]

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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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  • http://kwanzoo.com/social-trivia Liz

    That is a pretty sweet scooter. Hopefully, it will catch on.