Green Links – Something I have not done for awhile

Sometimes I like to just go to cool Energy/Green links just to listen to idle chatter. Here are some places you might like to visit.

Did you know that Earth Day has its own place?

Looking for a house? Keep in mind the three rules of real estate: location, location, location.

Good location is typically thought of as a safe community with good public schools. New data, however, confirms that where you live has a direct effect on how long you live.

According to a team from Brigham Young and Harvard universities, reducing air pollution has extended average life expectancy by five months for urban residents in dozens of U.S. cities over the past two decades. Average life expectancy improved 2.72 years (with five months of that increase attributed to cleaner air). However, the improvements were especially high in the District of Columbia, where residents are living roughly three years longer—most likely because of the profound reductions in particulate matter made in the region. This evidence that extensive clean-up efforts are worth the up-front investment can help environmentalists breathe easy.

Though the study represents the first time researchers have documented, conclusively, a link between air quality and longevity, urban air quality is no newcomer to the national stage: Earth Day Network released its own Urban Environment Report in 2007. The Report ranked 72 U.S. cities according to more than 200 environmental, health, and quality of life indicators. It also introduced, for the first time, a “Vulnerable Population Index” (VPI) which factors in each city’s susceptibility to an expanded list of environmental challenges based on the percentage of its population that is most at risk.

To link to the Washington Post Article, click here


There are so many places selling green now that I must believe that the future is here:

One of Little Green House’s main focus is water, life?s essential element. It drives our passion for sustainability and inspires our commitment  to you and to our planet.


Or that their are millions of people in the world that will give stuff away for free/

Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,676 groups with 6,385,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!


Or that there was a cool ecology magazine only available online?

As though making up for lost time, the federal government has initiated a whirlwind of activity over greening the economy since Inauguration Day just two weeks ago. By Roddy Scheer

No one will be holding up former President George W. Bush as an example of a great conservationist. But one of his last presidential acts may stand the test of time as a key move in the conservation of marine ecosystems. By Roddy Scheer

California is in the midst of a water crisis. By Linda Bozung and Ryan Leaderman


Then there is the mother of cool. The guys and gals that have been at Green for 40 years this year. I have both the Black copy and the White copy and the only thing I ever order out of it was Rope Sandals from East Wind Collective in Missouri. But just like the original Sears Catalog it was so much fun to read. I Give You Whole Earth Catalog


About Whole Earth


After the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG and its descendants ceased publication, New Whole Earth LLC, headed by entrepreneur and philanthropist Samuel B. Davis, acquired the intellectual property and physical assets of the family of publications from the Point Foundation.

We thought it was important to preserve the heritage of the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG and its succeeding publications. Although the CATALOG’s heyday was during a specific and turbulent period of American history, the ideas found in it and in its related publications continue to engage the brightest minds of the 21st century—and Whole Earth LLC believes that those ideas should be preserved as they were originally disseminated.

This collection is not complete—and probably never will be—but it is a gift to readers who loved the CATALOG and those who are discovering it for the first time. The great stuff found on these pages is a celebration of the genius of Stewart Brand and all those associated with the WHOLE EARTH family of publications.


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