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.


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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Schwarzenegger’s Jet Travel To Be Offset With Green Credits

in Transport

Let’s put this out there right now: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger loves to fly in private jets. Even before he made California history as ‘the most travelling governor”, flying almost twice-weekly

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Angelina Bending Rules In Adoption of Vietnamese Boy?

in Lifestyle

It seems Angelina Jolie’s star power might be allowing her to bend Vietnamese adoption laws. Last week, the 31-year-old actress filed papers with Vietnamese and US officials to become the

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Turning Hollywood Green: An Interview With Tom Arnold, CEO of TerraPass

in Causes, People, Transport

As we reported earlier, this year’s Oscars did away with the famous luxury gift bags often handed out to presenters and instead provided a less lavish, more eco-friendly alternative. The

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An Interview With Anne Aghion, Documentary Filmmaker

in People

Anne Aghion is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has covered the slums of Nicaragua, the tragedy of Rwanda, and most recently, the frigid conditions of Antarctica. I had the

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