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.


Corinne Bailey Rae Gets Behind Bottled Water That Gives Back

in Causes, Eats

In the brief moment that I tuned into the 2007 Grammy Awards, I managed to catch Corinne Bailey Rae performing a smoking hot number with John Mayer and John Legend.

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Tap, Please: Sarah Jessica Parker Kicks Off World Water Day

in Causes, Eats

Last night, at a secret location only disclosed this morning, UNICEF launched the “Tap Project” in honor of today being World Water Day. Didn’t know that did ya? Put down

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Sir Paul McCartney To Receive Honor For Animal Advocacy

in Animals, Causes

Proving that all you need is love (and a quick divorce settlement), Sir Paul McCartney will be honored this coming March 24th by the Humane Society of the United States

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Perry Farrell Of Jane’s Addiction Wants To Save The World

in Causes, Music

We’re starting to get trickling reports of all the action that went down at SXSW last week and I thought this particular moment deserved a mention. Last Saturday night, Perry

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Global Cool Launches Celebrity-Fueled Cellphone Campaign

in Causes

As part of its ten year initiative to inspire people to reduce their carbon footprints, non-profit group Global Cool is launching an SMS-based campaign on their MySpace site. Actress Sienna

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Zoning Laws Prevent Al Gore From Installing Solar Panels

in Home

This just keeps getting better and better. Apparently, new information has come to light showing that zoning rules in Al Gore’s upscale neighborhood of Belle Meade (the fifth richest community

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Trash Day: Naomi Campbell Arrives With Fur For Sanitation Work

in Animals, Fashion

Ah, there a few things more satisfying than seeing a fur-wearing model arrive for trash duty. It’s almost as if the two were meant to be. Naomi Campbell showed up

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