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All Blog Posts Tagged 'practices' (11)

Earth Promise: New Green Mileage Standards

New automobile emissions standards are on the right track. President Obama is serious when it comes to fighting our global warming dilemma, creating new eco-related jobs and reducing our ongoing dependence on foreign oil. By 2016, all auto makers are required to make new cars and trucks get 30 percent better mileage. It will be a gradual phasing in process with the 2011 new automobile models. Initially, it will cost the consumers a bit more per vehicle, but these “new… Continue

Added by Heather on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

Earth Promise: Reduce and Reuse: It Helps the Environment

Stuff. Possessions. Things. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.



Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:



Birthday party favors. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue

Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Earth Promise: Our Green Hero

President Obama has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.



Van Jones is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue

Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

Earth Promise Interview - Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. - Actor and Environmental Advocate



Ed Begley Jr., an actor on the stage, television and on the screen has been nominated for awards numerous times. Begley is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Craig’s intern, Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations. He currently has a reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife, actress Rachelle… Continue

Added by Heather on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Earth Promise: Green Your Mama

Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.



First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue

Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Earth Promise: 100 Days of Green

Today is the big day—President Obama’s 100th day in office. This is the standard for evaluating a president’s initial achievements. Columnist Suzanne Goldenberg, from U.TV, writes about Obama’s ambitious progress to shift America towards a green future. Amidst the current economic and environmental challenges, Obama has been forced to face a daunting task—devise a recovery package that will help our ailing economy along with transforming a green future. All eyes are on this hopeful leader.… Continue

Added by Heather on April 29, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series - Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City.



In addition to the Imagine Peace website, you can also check out the following sites for more information on Yoko Ono - Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, MySpace, You Tube, Vimeo, Flickr







Earth Promise: Why is EARTH HOUR so important to you and what do you want people to learn from it?



Yoko Ono: We are constantly creating… Continue

Added by Heather on April 15, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series: Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School



Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.



Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue

Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series: Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen

Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen



Stefani is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, freelance copywriter, art teacher and green educator (for anyone who will listen)! A native New Yorker, Stefani started teensygreen.com in July of 2007 while living in the beautiful country of Panama, where she lived by the Pacific Ocean for the first time. She now resides in South Florida with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, talented, curious, life-loving daughters, who help her… Continue

Added by Heather on April 10, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series: Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst

Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst at the law firm, K&L Gates, and former Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy





Ms. Drogin is currently a Government Affairs Analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Drogin worked as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).… Continue

Added by Heather on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

Tap Project's Good Deed

Growing up, I always made the assumption that (clean, drinkable) water would always be available. My wasteful habits are astonishing to look back upon: running water while brushing teeth; not turning the hose off while washing the car; and running the kitchen sink while washing dishes. The millions of gallons of water my family and I wasted make me cringe with disgust. This careless water behavior of mine has come to a screeching halt. The news about our dwindling water supply and countries… Continue

Added by Heather on March 20, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

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