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.


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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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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