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retro cool, recycled lighting fixtures


Tres bien!  French lamp maker Pierrick Desville and his Reverbere project breathe new life into vintage  theatrical, as well as retro Jetson-style lighting fixtures and lamps.  Pierrick has a gallery and workshop in Marseilles.  Makes you want to get out a pair of pliers and a soldering gun and get to work.





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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Climate Change, Simple Things Can Make a Difference

cg1.jpgPick up this useful pocket guide, Climate Change, Simple Things You Can Do to Make a Difference, co-written by master of sustainable environmental management, John Clift and Amanda Cuthbert, and share it with friends and family.  Climate Change, carbon footprint and carbon offsetting are defined in easy to understand terms, and new behaviors are presented so that you can immediately begin to curb those toxic carbons. Home Heating, Lighting, Cooking, Trash, Travel, Water, Gardening and Renewable Energy & Your Home are  some of the topics that receive “what you can do about it” advice, as well as a solid, “if you do just one thing” recommendation. The seventh in a nifty series of bite-sized, user-friendly eco guides to everyday living published by Chelsea Green, and guide number 4 for these authors; ($7.95).  Just in time for Earth Day, (April 22). Start making a difference and pass along this guide; your pals will thank you.

Related:  previously on altCon (5.7.08) Chelsea Green Guides

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an altCon eco media minute

A green stimulus package for your eyes, ears and mind…


  • PBS NATURE SERIES – this Sunday, 8- 9pm (ET), FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE” APRIL 5. See how little critters are indicative of a healthy eco system.
  • Get your green on at the first ever PROJECT GREEN PROM DRESS SWAPApril 6th, 6-8pm at Whole Foods Market Tribeca 270 Greenwich Street (between Warren and Murray).  Sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Teens Turning Green. A green stylist demonstrates (more…)
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Greenpeace calls a penalty on e-waste


Greenpeace is throwing a penalty flag on HP, Lenovo and Dell.  Greenpeace has deducted a penalty point from the 3 companies in their updated  Guide to Greener Electronics.  The ‘Guide’ ranks consumer electronics, computer and gadget makers on their e-waste rankings and ‘green’ quotient.  Dell, HP and Lenovo are being chastised for breaking a promise to phase-out toxic chemicals in 2009.  Of the world’s five top PC makers, only Apple (who Greenpeace has spanked in the past) is regarded as making a significant commitment to cleaning up its act.  (more…)

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