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.


Hollywood Prepares For Return Of Eco-Villains

in Film/TV

The New York Times has a great article detailing the upcoming rise and use of environmental villains in Hollywood films. Not since Steven Seagal put the smack-down on an evil

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Massive Exhaust and Criticism In Wake Of Liz Hurley’s Wedding

in Transport

In the end, I guess Elizabeth Hurley failed to take our advice. Shocking. The actress was wed last week to Arun Nayar in India, and there is a great article

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Professional Mexican Wrestler Vows To Help Protect Pacific Coastline

in Animals, Causes, Sports

While I’ve yet to see the Jack Black movie, Nacho Libre, its take on the Mexican Wrestling league, or Lucha Libre, has me interested. At least, that’s what I can

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Eco-Conscious Cartoons Start To Hit U.S. Networks, Web

in Internet

Move over Thundercats and Duck Tales, there are some new, cool, green cartoons in town! Okay, perhaps it’s been a few years since I sat down and watched some quality

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Environmentalist With Cleavage: Brockovich Hits Australia

in Causes, People

The self-billed “Environmentalist With Cleavage”, Erin Brockovich, is in Australia to tackle the issue of climate change on behalf of a bipartisan organisation fielding upper house candidates for a late

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Rewind: Sting Works With Martin To Create Eco-Friendly Guitar

in Music, People

We’ve been covering some green music news lately, so it’s only right that something should come up regarding eco-friendly instruments. Even though this happened back in 2005,  it’s still worth

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Kate Winslet Wins Weight Lawsuit, Gives Money To Charity

in Causes

Something tells me that magazines are doing a little more fact-checking these days. Actress Kate Winslet recently won libel damages for an article that wrongly accused her of seeking help

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