Michael dEstries


5165 Articles


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.


Seasoned Vegan, Harlem’s First Full Service Vegan Eatery, Set to Open

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegan

After a series of successful small business competitions, fundraising campaigns, and help from all over, a mother and son team is getting ready to open Harlem, NY’s first-ever full service

Read More

More Positive Reviews for Eco-Thriller ‘The East’

in Entertainment, Featured, Film/TV, News

Rising director/writer Zal Batmanglij’s “The East” is receiving additional acclaim following its 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere earlier this week. Starring Ellen Page (“Inception) and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”), the

Read More

The Onion Absolutely Nails the Dark Side of Humanely Raised Meat

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

The Onion – so witty, so controversial, and so damn educational. In a new satirical commentary from a fictional beef farmer titled “We Raise All Our Beef Humanely On Open Pasture

Read More

David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’

in Causes, Environment, News, Top News

While David Attenborough has never been shy about expressing his views on population control (he became a patron of the Optimum Population Trust in 2009), in a new interview with Radio Times,

Read More

Climate Change Appears in Obama’s Second Inauguration Speech

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News

Finally. In his second inauguration speech today (January 21), President Barack Obama addressed climate change and, doubling-down on

Chipotle Testing Tofu Option

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegetarian

It’s about time. Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-food chain that prides itself on using natural ingredients (and serves more naturally-raised meat than any other chain), has announced that they’re rolling

Read More

SAG Awards Dinner to Feature Delicious Vegan Option

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

While the Golden Globes last week failed to deliver a sequel to their 2012 vegetarian offerings, the upcoming Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are moving in the opposite direction – following

Read More