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Earth Promise: A No-Brainer for the Summer Traveller

June 1st, 2010

airport-water It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully…

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Added by Heather on June 2, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

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

Earth Promise “21 in 21″ Interview Series - Tim Leffel, Travel Writer

Tim Leffel - Travel Writer

Award-winning travel writer Tim Leffel is author of several books including Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune and Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America. He has dispatched articles from five continents, for a wide variety of media outlets. He frequently reviews eco-friendly items on the Practical Travel Gear blog and is editor of Perceptive Travel , a narrative webzine featuring articles from wandering book authors. In addition to the links just… Continue

Added by Heather on April 4, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Earth Promise Announces "21 in 21" Interview Series in Honor of Earth Day

As a lead up to Earth Day on April 22nd, Earth Promise will post an interview each day between April 1st and April 21st giving different perspectives about the environment from influential people in the green community. The subjects in the “21 in 21” interview series will give their opinions and thoughts on various topics from how each person greens their lives, the impact they are making in their fields, recommendations for what we can do for the environment, thoughts on President Obama’s… Continue

Added by Heather on March 31, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Earth Promise: Disney Turns Green

Disneynature, Walt Disney’s new green sector, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2009 with the debut of, Earth . This miraculous, environmental adaptation is from the award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, who created the “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.”



Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth follows the… Continue

Added by Heather on March 25, 2009 at 8:07am — No Comments

Earth Promise blog: Green Thumb or Not; Change Your Eating Habits

Michelle Obama’s White House garden is inspiring. The First Lady’s agricultural endeavor both introduces and reminds people to get closer to the land; to conserve Earth’s precious resources; and the importance of growing their own healthy food. For some people this is feasible; for others, both time and natural space interfere with this green-thumb movement. There are many accessible sites to help start your own garden, whether it’s an herb garden in your window sill, planting a fruit tree, or… Continue

Added by Heather on March 23, 2009 at 9:46am — 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

Purple is the New Green When it Comes to Shopping

Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.



Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide. Born from the annually published… Continue

Added by Heather on March 19, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

Unfortunate Events Turn Cities Green

Headquartered in California, Global Green USA is the offshoot company of Green Cross International which was “created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.” While the international segment’s agenda focuses on innovative methods to resolve the world’s environmental crises, the American sector spotlights the creation of green building and cities.



One of the… Continue

Added by Heather on March 10, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

Earth Hour, Earth Day, Earth Living

March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm, Earth Hour , a global collaborative, will take place: around the world people will switch off their lights for one hour. This simple, non-lifestyle-changing event will signify how, if we work together, a monumental revolution can be made in our global efforts to participate in climate change. “The (2008) movement captured the public’s imagination with lights… Continue

Added by Heather on March 9, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

eBay: Going Once, Going Twice, Going Green!

Calling one and all: companies that had no intention of being green, but realized, hey, why not join in this eco-party and cash in?



Some may think I’m being cynical, but whether a company’s original agenda was being earth friendly or not, it doesn’t hurt to promote yourself as a “greenie” if you fall into the category, honestly. A month prior to Earth Day, eBay is now promoting their environmentalism. Alan Marks, senior vice president for global… Continue

Added by Heather on March 5, 2009 at 8:08am — No Comments

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