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.


This Old House Home Improvement Series Goes Green In Austin

in Home, People

I was surfing through the 10 or so channels I still have with my disabled cable last night and fell upon ‘This Old House as the only show I was

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Prince Charles To Receive Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award

in News

Ah ha! That’s why the green prince has been more active lately in environmental affairs! Well, let’s hope this wasn’t the reason, but with past winners like Harrison Ford and

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George Clooney Eschews Christmas In Favor Of Fun and Charity

in People

One day we’ll post a story that says ‘George Clooney Eats Puppies!’ Until that time, the saintly actor continues to set example after example for the rest of Hollywood. With

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An Evening Of Sustainable Style for WWF-Canada

in Causes, Fashion

At first I thought WWF meant World Wrestling Federation, but was quickly dashed of all creative imagery in my head after learning it means World Wildlife Fund. Oh well. I

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Billionaires Split: She Gets the 412 Acre Estate, He Gets The Smart Car

in Transport

Now, don’t feel too bad for the guy. He also managed to get a couple homes, some companies, and many beautiful cars. What’s striking about this story, making rounds around

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Oprah’s Reason For African School: US Kids Have No Desire To Learn

in Causes, People

Oprah Winfrey has come under some unusual fire for her decision to open her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The academy, which cost $40 million dollars,

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Ed Begley Jr. REALLY wants you to watch his new eco show…

in People

Yes, the media build-up to the premiere of Living With Ed is ramping up! So much so, that I received this very funny little promotional piece from Ed’s publicist this

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