Michael dEstries


5182 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.


J.K Rowling’s ‘Beedle’ Becomes Charitable eBook

J.K. Rowling has been stepping up her charity efforts; most recently announcing a $16M donation to Edinburgh University to fund a clinic for multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative disease – and

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Wendy Williams’ Nude PETA Ad Coming Soon

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

***Update: Her nude ad for PETA is now live. See it here. Wendy Williams, the successful daytime talkshow host often regarded as “the next Oprah” is reportedly set to make

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Jason Mraz to Make History in Myanmar

in Causes, Music, News, People, Top News

Jason Mraz has announced that he will headline a free outdoor concert next month in Myanmar to raise awareness about human trafficking.

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Steve-O Narrates Touching Farm Sanctuary Short Film

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Merry pankster, comedian, and unwavering vegan/animal activist Steve-O has quietly launched a new video for Farm Sanctuary called “What Came Before.” The touching film, which follows the lives of three

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NBA Legend John Salley’s 5,000 Calorie Vegan Diet

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

Former NBA star John Salley, who has been profiled lots on the ‘razz for his love of animals, vegan diet, and generosity, recently sat down with the LA Times to

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NASA’s Airborne Particles Map is Gorgeous

in News, Science, Top News

While NASA’s GEOS-5 satellite’s main focus is to help shed light on our changing planet, it’s also good making the whole thing look so pretty.

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Paul McCartney Urges Turkey-less Thanksgiving

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Vegan

Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. ”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go

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