Posted on June 28, 2013 by Envirothink
Fourth of July isn’t a great time for animals. Fireworks and their accompanying sonic-like booms create terrified four-leggeds both in and outdoors. Suburban Seattle has taken the uncharacteristic action of moving its floating launch pad for next week’s July Fourth fireworks display to avoid frightening a pair of baby bald eagles nesting in a tree on the shore of Lake Washington.
Filed under: Observations | Tagged: bald eagles, fireworks, Fourth of July, Independence Day, National Audubon Society, suburban seattle | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 25, 2013 by Envirothink
Travelers pass by this artwork of Eric Otto, using recycled spray and house paint on found objects.
Employee-owned,Francisco-based Recology – the largest organics compost facility operator by volume in the United States – announced today the launch of a web page featuring San Francisco Airport’s (SFO) Museum’s exhibition of work from the Recology Artist in Residence Program at the United Terminal. The Art of Recology highlights this innovative art program that was founded to challenge the way we think about waste, consumption, and art.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments, Recycling | Tagged: art, Art of Recology exhibit, arts, compost, environmentalists, innovative, Recology, recycled, recycling, reuse, SFO, sustainable, waste, zero waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 24, 2013 by Envirothink
With the ever growing concern about the devastation of the bee population, this story from today’s news takes it from bad to worse.
An estimated 50,000 bumblebees, possibly representing more than 300 colonies, were found dead or dying in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Wilsonville, Oregon. Authorities confirmed Friday that the massive bee die-off was caused by the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide, dinotefuran, on nearby trees. Then on Saturday, it was reported by The Oregonian that what could be hundreds of bees were found dead after a similar pesticide use in the neighboring town of Hillsboro.
Filed under: Wake-up Call | Tagged: bee deaths, bees, pesticides, pollination | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 24, 2013 by Envirothink
Sunshine and outdoor fun are the season’s watchwords. But your skin can be a summer casualty. Vermont Soapworks, whose products I’ve written about in the past, has two great moisturizers that can bring summer skin back to smooth silky touchability.
To have beautiful young looking skin into your middle age and beyond, it’s important to put natural oil on your skin from time to time, said Larry Plesent, Vermont Soap’s founder, owner and chief formulator.
Two of his newest products are Unscented Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer and Choco-Luscious Skin Smoothie.
For more on these effective organic moisturizers and this top quality company, see http://bit.ly/12eyeS4.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: green, Larry Plesent, moisturizers, organic, vermont soapworks | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 21, 2013 by Envirothink
If the politicians won’t stand up to the oil industry about fracking, consumers will. Case in point: Residents of New York state’s “Southern Tier” delivered a $202,000 giant fake eight by three foot check to Senator Libous’ (R-NY) Binghamton district office today to “buy their senator back” from pro-fracking business interests and from big oil and gas lobbyists. That’s the same amount of money Sen. Libous took in campaign contributions from fracking oil and gas interests in the last two years, according to the good government group Common Cause.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: citizen action, Clinton Action New York, Common Cause, fracking, gas, health, lobbyists, oil, senator libous, water | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 20, 2013 by Envirothink
The Cellular Pillow refreshes and decontaminates the air while you sleep
It’s always fascinating to see what creative minds can come up with given the opportunity. And the Electrolux Design Lab 2013 competition really lets innovation – and the imagination – run wild.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: creative minds, Electrolux, Electrolux Design Lab competition, holographic, holographic Star Trek, innovation, urban living | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 19, 2013 by Envirothink
Stopping in the middle of a project means dealing with messy, drippy paint brushes. Take a break and you could come back to a dried up brush. The alternative has been rinsing multiple times, wasting paint and wasted water, to say nothing of having to regularly replace paint brushes gone bad.
New York City firefighter Sal DePaola knows this problem well. After years of being bothered by having to constantly buy new paint brushes for his painting business, DePaola came up with a solution – a brush cover with an air-tight seal.
The idea languished for years because DePaola thought someone else would eventually do it. But since no one did, in 2011 he had an engineer draw a mock-up of what became the Paint Brush Cover.
Filed under: Cool useful product | Tagged: landfill, paint, paint brush, Paint Brush cover, plastic, water | Leave a comment »