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.


Robert Downey Jr. Goes Topless For Organic Fitting

in Fashion

The program Wear on The Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN features a fitting of Robert Downey Jr. for some organic threads. Apparently, the outfit is made of bamboo and organic wool.

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Björk’s “Earth Intruders” Video Is Catchy, Frightening, And Angry

in Music

Gotta love Björk. Her latest single “Earth Intruders” from her upcoming album Volta is playful, beat-heavy, and well, very Björk. The video for the song is laden with environmental symbolism

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Rachel McAdams And Friends Start A New Green Living Website

in Internet, People

Taking a cue from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest speech on the environment, actress Rachel McAdams and some of her best friends have started a website called Green Is Sexy. It’s not

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Baywatch’s Alexandra Paul: Electric Car Owner Since 1990

in Transport

Remember that scene from Who Killed The Electric Car when two people pulled their electric RAV4 into the driveway of a GM facility to block the transport of several EV1

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Harry Connick Jr. and John Legend Fold Clothes, Help Out With Painting

in Home, Music

Small acts of kindness often go a long way to helping those in need. That being said,  both Harry Connick Jr. and John Legend have given more than their fair

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Greenpeace’s “GO GREEN” Song Actually Doesn’t Suck

in Causes, Music

You know what I’m talking about. Most songs sponsored by organizations are about as catchy as Kevin Federline’s PopoZao. Greenpeace has created a new song called “Go GREEN!” with artists

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Shrek 4 To Carry A Green Environmental Message?

in Film/TV

Shrek 3 isn’t even in theaters yet and already plans are underway for the 4th installment. Of course, there’s no dead horse to beat with this series — yet. The

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