Michael dEstries

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Bio

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.

Articles

This Stunning Real Time Moonrise Video is Today’s Best Thing Ever

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Kick back, dim the lights, and enjoy this absolutely gorgeous one-shot video of a moonrise in realtime. It was captured two nights ago over Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New

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Faux-Fur Line ‘Imposter’: Six Questions with Founder Jaclyn Sharp

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Since we last wrote about the faux-fur fashion line “Imposter” in February 2010, the brand has been steadily growing and attracting the attention of organizations like the Humane Society of

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Sea Shepherd Intercepts Japanese Whalers ‘Before Any Lives Taken’

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

It’s been an unusually long time coming, but Sea Shepherd has finally announced that they’ve made contact with the Japanese whaling fleet. And based on location, the group ascertains that

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‘Portlandia’s’ Kumail Visits a Real Vegan Stripclub

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News, Vegan

Today I learned that there is an actual vegan stripclub in Portland that not only serves animal-free food but also actively educates its clientele (and female entertainers) on compassionate living.

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The SAG Awards Vegan Dish Basically Ruined Mayim Bialik’s Evening

in Entertainment, Film/TV, News, Top News, Vegan

Remember last week when Portlandia spoofed on the power of raw vegan food to sometimes make us all feel a bit bloated? Yea, well, during the SAG Awards last night,

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Michael Bloomberg Revealed as Billion Dollar Donor to John Hopkins

in Causes, News, People, Top News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has finally been revealed as the anonymous donor that over four decades has transformed the education landscape of his alma mater John Hopkins University. During the presentation

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Freezing Dog (Video)

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Here’s a great clip to end the week on – Newark Mayor (and rising political star) Cory Booker rescuing a freezing, lost dog from the cold. Booker, a frequent Twitter

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