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.


Russell Simmons Launches “Green Initiative” For Diamond Sales

in Fashion

Russell Simmons found himself in a tough place this past December with the release of the movie Blood Diamond and an increasingly demanding public scrutinizing the practices of the diamond

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How Did Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson Arrive At The Oscars?

in People

We were unaware that Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson showed up at the Oscars; and according to their publicist, they planned it that way to give Al Gore time

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Pete Doherty Gives A Penguin A Joint, Kate Moss Giggles

in Animals

If Pete Doherty had his way, Happy Feet would have been a much different movie. The musician and boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, decided in his infinite wisdom to throw

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Elizabeth Hurley In Love With Her Organic Farm, Wants Animals

in Animals, Home, People

A few months back, Elizabeth Hurley announced that she was quitting acting and setting up an organic farm. The rest of the world, including her fiance Arun Nayar, thought she

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Royale With Cheese: Prince Charles Slams McDonalds

in People

While billions served may not care necessarily about the detrimental effects of scarfing down a Big Mac, Prince Charles thinks differently and is convinced the food chain should be shut

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Oscar Auto Beat: Which Green Wheels Hit The Red Carpet?

in Causes, People

It’s been a bit of an uphill climb to find any news on what green vehicles celebrities took to the Oscars as part of Global Green’s Red Carpet/Green Cars campaign.

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Gore Wars! Right and Left Punch It Out Over Al’s Energy Consumption

in Home, People

The director of Who Killed The Electric Car, Chris Paine, once said “that to be an American, is to be a hypocrite.” Many of us involved in supporting the environmental

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