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.


Bling Bashing: Blood Diamond Director Slams Russell Simmons

in Causes

Who do you love? Who do you trust? Wam, bam, here we go ’round and round on the mud slingin’ over diamond awareness in the wake of the flick The

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Fetish: Celebrity Clothing Auctions For Charity RoundUp!

in People

If those Lindsay Lohan shoes you nabbed off Ebay have lost their ‘straight from her feet’ scent, you might want to try the following clothing auctions available right now. Just

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Alec Baldwin Joins Cause Against New Jersey Nuclear Power Plant

in Causes, People

30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has joined the fight against the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey, NJ. The activists are trying to block a 20-year renewal of the

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Bling Is Dead! Grab A T-shirt And Go Mourn.

in People

The end is near for the diamond-obsessed culture of America. At least, this is what two prominent African artists want you to embrace. Chosan, the Sierra Leonean-born hip-hop artist whose

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Samuel Jackson Gets Solar Panels…For His Maybach?!

in Transport

I’ll try and write as positive a spin as possible for a vehicle that gets 12mpg and costs more than what most people worldwide make in a lifetime. Alas, we’re

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Dakota Fanning Goes Pork-Free After Filming ‘Charlotte’s Web’

in Animals, People

Child-star Dakota Fanning has decided to swear off eating pork or any byproducts after filming the move, “Charlotte’s Web”. The 12-year old spent a lot of time interacting with the

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Oh No! Paris Hilton and Ecoist Not An Item After All? (Phew!)

in News

Remember a few months back when hilarity ensued after Paris Hilton made a quip about Haiti and the location of Paris, and….oh never mind, here’s the actual quote: “”When she

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