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.


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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Sundance The GREEN: An Interview With Co-Host Majora Carter

in People

Earlier this year, The Sundance Channel announced the creation of a new block of programming called THE GREEN. Presented by Redford, the series consists of three hours of television that

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PETA To Al Gore: Become A Vegetarian and Save The World

in Animals, People

In light of recent accusations against Al Gore that he’s not doing enough to “walk the walk”, PETA has a suggestion that could help with that issue: Go vegetarian. The

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Details On DiCaprio’s 11th Hour Eco-Film Still Elusive

in People

I’ve been following the development of a new documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio for what seems like a few years now. Currently titled 11th Hour, the film will provide balance to

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Richard Branson Acquires Another Island, Plans Eco-Resort

in Home

We’re all for just leaving islands the hell alone, but if you’ve absolutely got to make a buck (and let’s be honest, Richard Branson is probably hurting for cash), then

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Eco-Tunes: Solar Power and Carbon Offsets For Music Tours and Events

in Music

As Bob Dylan once sang, “For the times, they are a changin’.” Just as Hollywood is embracing different shades of green, the music industry is also working to improve its

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Rachel McAdams Wants A Green, Eco-Friendly Burial

in People

While Anna Nicole Smith took the traditional road of embalming and a hardwood casket, Rachel McAdams is saying no to the glamour and expense of modern burial and opting to

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