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Amnesty International for Instant Karma


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Join Amnesty International with a $50 gift and receive the double-cd Instant Karma collection (66 songs, with over 20 John Lennon originals re-recorded by Green Day, U-2, REM, Avril Lavigne…) to benefit Amnesty International’s Campaign to Save Darfur.

AI_CD.jpgYesterday, Warner Brothers presented AI with a $2.5 million check from sales of the double-cd to support their efforts in Darfur. If you just want to purchase the Instant Karma collection, click here. Or visit AI’s shop for guitars, jewelry, calendars, books, sweat-shop free apparel, and more — all proceeds support AI’s mission to defend and protect human rights worldwide.

learn more @ instantkarma.org

Amnesty International

AI Stop the Violence Darfur Campaign

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Friday, December 14, 2007

my “why am I green in the gills?” holiday wishlist


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The word has come down that I must put together a holiday wish-list for myself, so here are a few gift ideas pour moi…

  • woodyowen1_1.jpgI believe I might enjoy a rainforest eco-vacation with señor Al Gore. Something similar to the recent Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson Peruvian-teepee-retreat. Al and I could share a large tube of all-natural organic suntan lotion whilst warmly embracing his recent Nobel Peace Prize.
  • papercretedome_1.jpgA greener new home for Christmas? Perhaps someone could build me a nice pastel ‘papercrete’ home like the one pictured at right. A combo of concrete and recycled paper that provides the strength but not the weight of concrete.
  • gizmocar_1.jpgI then will need something to park in my unpaved driveway and tool around town in. How about a nice three-wheeled electric vehicle like the Gizmo EV by Nevco. Zips around at 45mpg and meanders about 90 miles on a charge. One problemo. Manufacturing of this thing has been put on hold…maybe someone can find me a used one.
  • 02Blue_Azul_MargaritaC_thumb_1.pngTo top off my month-long holiday extravaganza I’ll need some form of organic libation, perhaps a 30 gallon vat of 4 Copas Organic Tequila will get the party started.

…and one more thing. Could someone please dye those sheep a natural color. Merci!

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get over, over consumption


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Over consumption has become as American as apple pie (organic apples, please). The holidays are a perfect time to examine our lust to consume and adjust our priorities for the betterment of the planet.

As you ponder your Naughty and Nice list, if you’re not sure of someone’s size or taste, or feel intimidated by the person who has everything — there are lots of worthy causes that you can donate to in another’s name. Here are just a few of the long list of worthy green causes you may want to gift to; everybody feels good when contributing to the greater good.

central park conservancy

nyc habitat for humanity

heal the bay

national audubon society

natural resources defense council

one shared world

sierra club

world monuments fund

american forests org

i love mountains org

oxfam america unwrapped

make it right nola

coastal conservation association

conservation international

surf rider org

environmental justice foundation

new american dream

green blue

environmental working group

student conservation association

justgive.org

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a mixed bag of green news


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