Carnival of the Green #117!

March 3, 2008 at 10:00 am 10 comments


Welcome to Carnival of the Green, Edition #117. I am Alina, the Closet Environmentalist and I’ll be your host for this week, picking up where The EcoLibertarian left off. To participate or find out more, check out Treehugger, who keeps the Carnival wheel turning.

Today, we’ll be touring the internet jungle, looking for the most interesting specimens of environmental blogging. Please feel free to admire the diversity of the wildlife. You are also encouraged to feed the bloggers with ideas.

Temperatures are expected to rise, as Emmet Duffy, The Natural Patriot, takes a good hard look at the historic implications of climate variation and translates the lesson to modern society: intraspecific competition, aka war.

To your left, The Blue Voice of Marigolds2 reaches for a Union of Concerned Scientists’ report and points a finger at the practice of science manipulation for political purposes when it comes to public welfare policies.

Natalie Bennett over at Philobiblon tackles The Enemy of Nature addressing Joel Kovel’s ideas in a thoughtful review of his book, subtitled The End of Capitalism or the End of the World.

Watch out for predators, as Eat Local KC launches a counter-offensive to Monsanto’s attempts to ban rBGH labeling in Kansas state and looks at the implications such a bill would have for farmers and consumers.

Herbivore Chile deals with her environmental frustration and proposes taking a month to find ways to deal with the emotional fatigue, while still keeping up efforts to live a more sustainable and self-sufficient life.

And symbiotic species Lynn from OrganicMania discusses semantics and suggests we cut each other some slack and call our eco-sins eco-mistakes instead.

Meanwhile, jungle forager Seeds Aside shares with us his first experience in freeganism, and the resulting delicious meal.

If you look up at the canopy you will see Mama Bird of Surely You Nest, who writes about the importance of baby steps and being kind to yourself and others on the journey to a better environment. And later on, she picks up the tab on sorting out the impact of hormones in our water.

The exotic Victoria E brings good tidings from the eco-beauty front: newly launched online store FutureNatural carries all your favorite natural brands and what’s more, she has an exclusive giveaway for you so check it out.

Notice the Fake Plastic Fish, where Beth Terry reports on the Plastic Bag Monster sightings allegedly taking place all over SF. But don’t despair, the Bag Monster Busters come to the rescue, as well as all the plastic bag related info Beth gathered for us.

Jungle resident David, The Good Human, wonders why isn’t the government and private investors or giant corporations investing in green technology:

“If I was a millionaire or billionaire, I would be so heavily invested in this kind of thing for a single, solitary reason – I don’t want my kids or grandkids or great grandkids have to deal with my inactivity on the matter.”

So, what’s the hold up?

Watching out for the cubs, Linda Sones at Ecostreet shares a few ideas on how to bring up a green baby, keeping children’s consumer needs to a minimum throughout their growing years.

Over at Green Talk, the story of 12 year old Hunter, who came up with an idea to help stop global warming. Find out what’s his Project Kool all about.

Emily from Wheels on the Bus speculates on the personal implications for her and her young of a possible energy crisis in our future and answers some difficult questions.

Admire the peculiar habits of Dawn, Frugal for Life who keeps clean the natural way with her quick and easy recipes for DIY cleaning products.

An example of efficient locomotion,Tao Oliveto of Tao of Change covers Lance Armstrong’s new bike shop/commuter center in Austin, opening in May.

Shelter is covered at Jetson Green, who has the scoop on the world’s first positive energy, mixed-use building for the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city called Masdar, in Abu Dhabi and particularly impressive images of the concept.

And marking his territory, JP Davidson of GreenDealsDaily reviews two green gadgets for us: the 40W Pharox LED light bulb and the BOGO solar powered flashlight, which donates a second unit to the developing world with each purchase.

Penny Nickel (great name) of Money and Values conserves resources with an easy green tip: if possible, use revolving doors to conserve heating and cooling energy.

And searching for Greener Pastures, Lisa Spinelli looks at the motivation behind big business going green.

And so we reach the end of this tour. Thank you for joining Carnival of the Green jungle tours. Next week, your guide will be The Expatriate’s Kitchen.


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. One more carnival… « Seeds Aside  |  March 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    […] more carnival… Posted on March 3, 2008 by seedsaside Carnival of the green #117, a carnival for sharing posts about environmentalism, is up at Confessions of a Closet […]

  • 2. Anna  |  March 3, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for posting my article from Green Talk. There are some terrific articles here. I have already went and looked at some of them.

    Kudos to all the above submitters and to you, Alina for your presentation of the articles. Anna

  • 3. Carnival of the Green #117  |  March 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    […] the Green, which this week finds its home over at Confessions of a Closet Environmentalist.  The 117th part in the ongoing series covers some of last week’s best green blog posts.  Go have a look at […]

  • 4. JP  |  March 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for the links and for putting together this week’s carnival!

  • 5. David@The Good Human  |  March 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

  • 6. Lisa  |  March 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for running the Carnival this month. Always an eclectic collection to peruse in my idle hours….


  • 7. Julie  |  March 4, 2008 at 7:06 am

    That’s a good set of links, thanks!

  • 8. Sorting Out Science » Blog Archive » Carnivalia  |  March 6, 2008 at 6:47 am

    […] Carnival of the Green #117 […]

  • 9. MamaBird  |  March 7, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! Great links and love Vegan Lunch Box…

  • 10. Hanna  |  November 14, 2009 at 5:32 am

    The proliferation of many green-related businesses is the exact thing we need to both boost awareness and get the ingenuity and support of the private sector.

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