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Carnival of the Green #147!

Hi there and welcome to the 147th edition of the Carnival of the Green. As you can see, I am on a sort of hiatus right now (busy busy!) and this here little blog is looking as neglected as the environment in a Sh&ll board meeting. Well… sorry about that. I’ll be back soon. Don’t you quit on me now, all 6 of you!

So anyway, I’m interrupting our regular programming of radio silence to bring you Treehugger’s Carnival of the Green, a weekly digest of green stories from around the blogosphere. Last week, the Carnival made a stop over at The Green Guy and next week Sustainablog will pick up the torch.

And now, without further ado, here is your Carnival:

And that’s it for this week’s carnival. Feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments. Thanks to everyone who submitted their stories.

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September 29, 2008 at 6:30 pm 16 comments

Unemployed!!!!!!11!!!!!111

Dear space vaccum formerly known as readership

I know I’ve been a bad bad girl. But you know what? I did it! I finished my “#$&%~@§&(not enough symbols to describe the horror) THESIS! I’m graduating! I never thought I could be so happy to be unemployed. You all can come back now. I’ll write…. regularly… I promise. Please? Hello?

Hey, I’ll even throw in a loosely related comic strip… Now don’t say I don’t provide you with meaningful content.

Not that this ever happened to me… ahem *whistles and looks around*

September 3, 2008 at 11:16 pm 8 comments

My eco-nightmare

Just look at it. So ominous and creepy. Photo by Pulpolux.

O hai! It’s been a while, eh?

I just thought you might want to hear how disturbed I am. For reals. I think I might have possibly had my first ever green nightmare this week. What do you think it was about? Do I hear you say “GMOs destroying all life on earth”? Earth invaded by armies of disfigured cloned pigs? Plain old boring sea level rise? Nope. I’m afraid I completely lack the ability for such complex abstractions.

My eco-nightmare was but this: I broke a fluorescent tube light. And there was glass and mercury everywhere. And in typical dream-state incompetence I didn’t manage to clean it up properly and was walking over it in my socks and stuff. And getting all contaminated. *shudder*

So there. I found out that I must have some weird CFL phobia lurking below the surface. Maybe that’s why I don’t have many of them.

So, your turn now. Ever had an eco-nightmare? Tell me everything!

April 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm 11 comments

April fools, suckas!

Tsk tsk you guys. I expected more people to call me out on the blatant April 1st joke that was yesterday’s post. Some of you actually believed me, it seems. But come on! Evil corporation? Pork Procurement Associate? (Actually, what’s funny is that that job title actually exists at said evil corporation. Look it up.) Commitment to the environment, animal welfare and food safety? C@rgill? Deleting the blog? *long sinister evil laugh*

Word up to Ashley for calling it out.

April 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm 4 comments

Happy Blogiversary

is mah birfday where r caek, dammit!?

… to me! Today is the Closet Environmentalist’s 1st ever blogiversary! Which as you can see I’m celebrating in style with some gratuitous lolcat blogging.

Just look at all we have achieved here:

  • unsolicited expressions of opinion: 66
  • highly appreciated reader comebacks: 441
  • spam comments you never got to see: 2,967
  • eye rolls: 62,938 and counting, only 2 of them from relatives, 6 from friends
  • promises unfulfilled as of yet: 3 so far (photos for this, follow up to this, overall increase of blog awesomeness).

Environmental progress:

  • items crossed off the list: 24
  • plastic bags saved: 1,347
  • carbon-free house moving operations: 2
  • dumpster-diving operations personally engaged in: 1 (yes, you will definitely hear about this! Soon. I promise :D)
  • dumpster items consumed obtained by others: ok, I don’t really know how many, but a lot. Definitely more than 20.
  • individuals lectured on “the environment” in person: 37
  • with visible behavior modification: 16

Thank you all for bearing with me. I owe it all to you! *blowing kisses to all of you*

March 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm 7 comments

Dutch lesson

Nah, not really. But you guys want to know the Top 5 funniest dutch words of all time (at least in my mind)? Either because of how they are spelled, pronounced or mispronounced, these crack me up every time.

Wanna guess what they mean? I even translated the context for you to make it easy. Find out after the jump.

#5: burger, as in American burger. Nope, nothing to do with McD’s.

o rly?#4: hoor, as in “Ja, hoor!”. Pronounced wh0re. Ya, rly! Of course it means something else! What did you expect? This is a family blog!

#3: monster, as in “Did you gather any monsters in the field today?”

lucifer, singular#2: lucifers, as in “Have you seen the lucifers? I need a smoke!

#1: ghettoblaster, as in “Turn on the ghettoblaster! Let’s have some fun!!1!

(more…)

March 12, 2008 at 1:45 am 2 comments

Goods for Girls

Goods for Girls
Ok, now that all this Carnival craziness is over, let me explain to you what is this Goods for Girls thing on my sidebar in honor of International Women’s Day.

 

Her Crunchiness, never one to miss an opportunity to get involved in other people’s menstrual business, started this project to help girls in Africa who have to miss school because of their periods:

 

“Goods 4 Girls was started to help young women gain access to better menstrual products. Our goal is to help these girls live their lives and go to school without fear that what they are using during their period will fail”

 

In all her crunchy glory, this chick manages to help girls in need and stick it to the man, in this case, Procter & Gamble. Yes, because P&G has been quick to jump into the charity business of creating new markets for their plastic shite tampons and pads.

Hence you are kindly requested to donate new (duh!) reusable pads for this project, either by making them yourself or buying them online. And please consider donating waterproof carrying bags, because I would expect there might be a shortage of them. Oh, and to save you the trouble, I already determined that the cheapest pads are here (3$).

So happy Women’s Day! Now get!

March 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm 5 comments

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