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.


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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Tony Blair To Go Solar With New Renovations

in Home

If Tony Blair gets solar panels on his home before Al Gore, it’s going to real embarrassing. Gore’s options for solar tiles or panels kick in after April 1st; the

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Greenpeace Works To Sing A Green Tune With Hollywood

in Causes, Music

Greenpeace is teaming up with songwriter and music producer Dave Stewart to come up with cool and zangy ways Hollywood can go green. Because if there’s one thing that’s been

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Donate $100,000 To Health Clinic

in Causes

Adding to an ever-growing portfolio of goodwill, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $100,000 to help build the first modern medical facility in Duk County, Sudan. Called, The Duk

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