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.


Simmons Goes The Extra Mile, Actually Visits Diamond Mine

in Causes

We’ve chatted that Russell Simmons would be making a trip to Africa soon to visit a diamond mine, and this past Wednesday he succeeded with that mission. The Hip Hop

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Did Animal Rights Cause Pamela and Kid Rock To Break Up?

in People

Not that any of you are particularly busted up over this news, but Pamela Anderson’s passionate views regarding animal rights may have been a wedge in her relationship with singer

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Val Kilmer Has Lost It; Wants To Be An Evil Organic Paul Newman

in News

Well, at least he’s got the hat. In an interview in the December/January issue of BlackBook, Kilmer outlines his plans to create an organic empire like Newman, but without all

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Let It Rayne: Green Model Summer Rayne Oakes Picks Up Editor Gig At Lucire Mag

in Fashion

Summer Rayne Oakes is keeping busy lately with projects like Eco4TheWorld, Behind The Label, and , well, simply being a professional model. Her activist stance on sustainability; especially with how

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Pass The Dressing: Newman Opens New Eco-Retaurant In Connecticut

in Eats, People

Paul Newman is going beyond the popcorn, salad dressing, and other items from the popular ‘Newman’s Own’ brand and opening an eco-restaurant in Connecticut. Called, appropriately enough, The Dressing Room,

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Slammed! Richie, Ricci, Olsen, and Langoria Named Worst-Dressed By PETA

in Animals, Causes

Have those cans of red paint on standby. PETA today released their candidates for the “Worst-Dressed” fur-wearing celebrities in Hollywood. Nicole Richie, Ashley Olsen and Hollywood stars Christina Ricci and

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Pamela Anderson: “I’m Calling On Everyone To Get Naked!” (For Animals)

in Causes, People

Pamela Anderson’s recent divorce-woes from musician, Kid Rock, have not stopped her from keeping her on eyes on animal rights. The latest company to come under the gun is juice

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