Michael dEstries


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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.


Ian Somerhalder Urges Donations to Win $50,000 Charity Challenge

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, People, Top News

Last year, Mozilla Firefox teamed up with Edward Norton’s social charity site Crowdrise to throw 12 celebrities and their causes together for some friendly competition. Whoever raised the most money

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Vermont Named Healthiest State of 2012

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Congratulations to the denizens of Vermont – you’ve once again scored the top spot in the 2012 America’s Health Rankings.

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Costa Rica Officially Bans Hunting as a Sport

in Animals, Causes, Environment, News, Top News

Back in October, lawmakers in Costa Rica made history by passing a reform to its Wildlife Conservation law banning hunting as a sport; the first in Latin America to pursue

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U.S. Solar Industry on Pace for Record Growth in 2012

in News, Science, Top News

With only weeks left in 2012, it appears that the U.S. solar installs will surpass 2011 levels in dramatic fashion.

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Bill Clinton’s Vegan Menu: What the Pres has been Noshing on

in Eats, Healthy Living, News, Top News, Vegan

So what’s the guy enjoying these days to keep his health rocking?

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Vegan Pink Elaborates on Her Butt-Kicking Diet Regimen

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Music, News, Top News

Rocker Pink is an ass-kicker of epic proportions – but underneath her hard shell of a bod, she’s just a “petite tulip.”

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Sea Shepherd SSS Sam Simon: First Official Pics!

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News

After months of secrecy and build up, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society today unveiled their new fourth vessel – the SSS Sam Simon. The ship, named in honor of its

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