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.


Celebrity Homes To Get Green-Makeover On Earth Day Special

in Film/TV

The New York Observer has information on a new special that sends a “green team” to celebrity homes to perform an eco-makeover. It was only a matter of time before

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Deadly Global Warming Jellyfish Delay Hollywood Filming

in Lifestyle

Attack of the global warming jellyfish! That’s one thing Al Gore left off his presentation. According to the UK Telegraph, filming on the romantic movie Fool’s Gold starring Kate Hudson

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Larry David: Shave Your Head To Help Stop Global Warming

in Causes

Maybe Britney Spears was really on to something with her new hairstyle after all? Comedian Larry David has an amusing clip on MSN’s Stop Global Warming site with some helpful

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Will Ferrell Building Eco-Friendly Home, Drives Electric Vehicle

in Home, Transport

Most people I know are fans of Will Ferrell. From Anchorman to Bewitched Talladega Nights to Stranger Than Fiction, his characters are as lovable as they are humorous. The personal

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John Edwards Wants You To Know His House Is Green Too…

in Home

We’ve been discussing politician homes lately — from Gore’s green in progress, to Blair’s new solar addition, to Bush’s off-grid Texas ranch. Not to be outdone, 2008 Presidential candidate John

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Animal Spotlight: Shirley Manson Is Anti-Fur, Figure Skater Is Pro-Seal

in Animals, Causes

Another week begins and two more high-profile PETA campaigns take off. First up, Scottish rocker Shirley Manson is appearing in a new anti-fur campaign holding up the carcass of a

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‘Dimming The Sun’ Wins 2007 EarthWatch Film Award

in Film/TV

One of the more interesting effects of pollution on the planet is a phenomenon called “Global Dimming”. With all the talk of Global Warming and greenhouse gases, less sunlight might

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