Carnival of the Green #148
— Emerson, Lake and Palmer, “Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression, Part 2”
Welcome back to the Carnival of the Green, the weekly showcase of all things good and green around the blogosphere! And welcome back to sustainablog, carnival-goers: this is our third time hosting the CoG! We’ve got a wide variety of green bloggy goodness to share with you this week.
Before we begin, we’ve got many thanks to extend: to TriplePundit and (the now defunct, but never forgotten) CityHippy for starting this party, to Treehugger for keeping it going, and to last week’s host Confessions of a Closet Environmentalist for serving as stop #147. When you’re ready to scratch that CoG itch next week, head over to Thoughts on Global Warming.
OK, now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get this party started! And, in what’s now a tradition for sustainablog and CoG, here’s a little music to put you in the mood…
- Paddy K has the lowdown on the politics and environmental impacts of Swedish nuclear energy.
- The Curious Cat Science and Engineering blog has a graphic representation of global installed wind power capacity (and it’s impressive!).
- Lill’s List considers the controversies surrounding vaccination.
- Wood Toys claims that “wooden toys nurture the soul.”
- And both the Nature Mom and the Bargain Queens are thinking early (and thinking green) about Halloween costumes.
- Own Home Style provides a primer on the cultivation of vegetables.
- Axl G looks at options for a healthy salad (because, yeah, there are other kinds…).
- Adam at Only the Internet’s Best Review claims that organic Australian blood oranges are “bloody delicious.”
- And Another Blasted Weblog thinks Berkeley’s on the right side of a number of “nourishing arguments.”
Health and Beauty
- Organic Make-Up and Skincare has a quick overview of natural anti-wrinkle solutions (for your face, not your shirt).
- Eco-Renaissance woman Victoria Everman reviews Green Yoga, and Ecoist’s newest wrapper bag (and has a discount available for the latter).
- Eco Joe’s has home ozone test kits to give away.
- Fake Plastic Fish considers alternatives to plastic storage containers for the freezer.
- The Green Routine identifies eight products (likely in your home) that are made (at least in part) from oil.
- And The Digerati Life asks the eternal question “Does size matter?” (in a home… house size… geez!).
Money and Personal Finance
- Is there a green lining to the current economic downturn? ProgressiveKid thinks there might be…
- Lighter Footstep has the goods on five cheap ways to save thousands (yes, thousands!) of gallons of water.
- The Smarter Wallet shares some tips on buying a used car that can save you money, gas, and carbon emissions.
- Greener Pastures enumerates fifty ways to go green (and even save a little in the process).
- And even as the weather cools here in the Northern Hemisphere, both SavingAdvice and Small & Big have clothes lines on the brain.
Had enough? Of course not! Visit the Midway for a variety of green delights!
- The Tao of Change will amaze you with green umbrellas, both new and re-used.
- VideoJug has hours of green video for entertainment and enlightenment on demand.
- See the world, from a Montana inn to an Indian sunflower plantation!
- Looking for something scary? How about Sarah Palin’s grasp of climate science?
- Need more reasons to take reusable bags to the grocery store? Squawkfox has fifty of ’em!
- And The Sunny Way wraps up with a reminder about what’s important: responsibility, happiness, and love.
Wow! What a carnival this week! Many thanks to all the contributors above. I chose this date just over a year ago because (drumroll, please!) today is my fortieth birthday. I couldn’t think of any group I’d rather spend the day with then the many bloggers out there keeping it green…
See you next week at Thoughts on Global Warming.