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.


Ricky Gervais Urges Support for Global March for Lions

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Ricky Gervais, PETA’s 2013 Person of the Year, is using his extensive reach on Twitter to rally support for a “Global March for Lions” on March 15th. The worldwide campaign

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Vegan Options Arrive at Super Bowl XLVIII

in Eats, News, Top News, Vegan

What a difference a few years makes! The Super Bowl, once a barren wasteland when it came to genuine animal-free grub, will now be able to accommodate the vegan scene.

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Internet Rallies Around ‘Angel’ the Albino Dolphin in Taiji

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

[Updated: A “Take Action for Dolphins Day” in the UK is being organized for February 21st – with more sites around the world to follow. Check out more info here.]

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More Than 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

in Animals, Causes, Featured, News, Top News

Thanks to the considerable efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their team of “Cove Guardians,” the world is watching as more than 200 dolphins await their fate in

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Biggest Documentary of 2013 ‘Blackfish’ Snubbed By Oscars

in Animals, Causes, Featured, Film/TV, News, Top News

In a major surprise, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and her film “Blackfish” will not be going to the 86th Academy Awards.

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Suzy Amis Cameron Developing Sustainable Fashion Line

in Causes, Environment, Fashion, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Suzy Amis Cameron – already known for creating one of the world’s greenest elementary schools, pushing ethical fashion into the spotlight with her Red Carpet Green Dress contest, living a

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Exclusive: ‘The Cove’ Director Louie Psihoyos Talks New ‘Heist’ Eco-Thriller

in Animals, Causes, Environment, Featured, Film/TV, News

Back in 2009, director Louie Psihoyos shook up the world of documentary filmmaking with “The Cove” – a film that combined the best of animal activism with cutting edge technology

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