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MSN Video – A Green Video Contest!

And here now, a public service announcement about a very cool video contest, that ties into Live Earth Concert for a Climate in Crisis: SATURDAY July 7, 2007

What steps do you take at home to prevent global warming? Record a
short video and tell us for a chance to win a trip to one of the
biggest music events of the year!

To enter, go to and upload a 1 to 2
minute video showing us how you help protect the environment. The
judges are a panel of celebrities, including Woody Harrelson and
Daryl Hannah.

The winner gets an all-expenses-paid trip to a Live Earth Concert for a Climate in Crisis.

Visit now and show us how you live

If I might add, here’s the artist lineup for the 7.7.07 Live Earth Concert

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

hoop lasso necklace from beaucoco

hoop_lasso_1.jpgThis new line of jewelry featured at Enamore is designed by Beaucoco, creating “ethical jewelry sourced from carefully identified producer groups around the world.”

Their debut collection is crafted by local artisans on the remote, tropical island of Rodrigues, 650km east of Mauritius in the central Indian Ocean. Each distinct piece is created from local, raw materials — discarded coconut shell co-mingles with sterling silver and semi-precious stones.

The line reflects the simple, natural lifestyle of the beautiful island.

This lasso style necklace features a cluster of dark and light coconut hoops on a 51 cm sterling silver chain.

Each item in the collection is unique, as it is hand made from natural materials; precise color, texture and dimensions will vary.

£39.00 @

(only 16 pieces in the collection, all are reasonably priced)

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wednesday’s mixed bag of green news


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Top Ten Green Cars – motortorque @


Nice quippy little article rating the greeness of several overtly and not so overtly green vehicles.

Some highlights:

  • Prius still rates highly (65mpg and low emissions).
  • An SUV, the Land Rover Freelander, is also mentioned due to its outperforming its SUV brethren and the 45K carbon offset credits you get upon purchase.
  • The BMW Mini Cooper D (available later this year) does well, due to its regenerative braking system, Start/Stop technology and engineering (gets an estimated 72mpg)
  • An interesting factoid: the Jeep Wrangler, though quite an emissions hog, beats the Prius on the ‘Dust to Dust’ emissions standard — due to its long lifespan, ease of manufacture and recycling. Though the author questions the criteria used to measure those attributes. hmmm

Top Ten Green Cars – motortorque @

author: Robin Brown

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Tackling the 3 Myths of Plug-In Hybrids

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by: Sherry Boschert

This is the second installment in our Wednesday post-swap with that great, green site, NaturalPath.

“There are a number of myths that people have when you talk about plugging in cars.
One is that it’s inconvenient.

It’s just the opposite. You never have to go to a gas station. And once you don’t have to go to a gas station, you never want to go back.

Another myth is that these are just little golf carts.

Golf carts aren’t powerful, and we need cars to tow boats and drive through floods and things like that. Electric drive is actually more powerful in terms of acceleration than gasoline cars. Plug-in cars can out-drag Porsches, Lamborghinis, you name it. So power is not the issue.

The third common myth is that if we plug in our cars, we’re just shifting the pollution from the tailpipe to the smokestack.

Electricity has to come from somewhere. Well, so does gasoline. It doesn’t magically appear out of nowhere. And I gathered all the studies I could find comparing the emissions and pollution from both gasoline driven cars and electric driven cars, including the pollution from the fuel sources.

I can say very confidently that, even on our national grid in the United States, it is cleaner to drive on electricity than on gasoline, because gasoline is just so dirty.”

contribution by: NaturalPath, a site that bridges the gap between integrative health and sustainable living through community interaction. To view the original post, simply click here. Sherry Boschert is the author of Plug-In Hybrids.

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