Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts (7/16/10)

A massive African reforestation initiative launches... one of this week's Five for Friday
A massive African reforestation initiative launches... one of this week's Five for Friday

Yep… it’s still all oil spill in terms of the top subjects indexed by Regator. Fortunately, it’s been a good week on that front: the cap seems to be holding, and a video of one of the most moving pleas for help every went viral… if you haven’t seen crawfisher Drew Landry singing to the White House oil spill commission, take a look… but have aΒ handkerchiefΒ nearby.

Once you’ve checked that out, see what else caught our attention this week… from the hopeful to the kind of weird…

Our green blog post picks for the week: Five for Friday

  1. Flushing the dead — not just for goldfish anymore: Blisstree describes itself as “a new women’s wellness site with a sense of humor,” and yesterday’s post on a process to make dead bodies “flushable” certainly highlights the latter element… and, yes, this is a real story.
  2. But can you see it from space? Green Living Ideas takes note of the “Great Green Wall” project, a plan to fight desertification in Africa by planting a 9 mile by 4400 mile wall of trees “through 11 countries in the Sahel-Saharan region.”
  3. Climate change… it’s whats for dinner: Eat.Drink…Better points us to a new short film from non-profit WHY Hunger that explores the connection between climate change and our food system.
  4. Smart grid hurdles… that can be overcome: Tim Hurst at Celsias provides a very thorough overview of some of the challenges facing the development of a smart electricity grid… and why they’re not insurmountable.
  5. Cork fashion: Apparently, cork’s good for more than stopping wine bottles and covering the floors — Rowena Ritchie at EcoSalon takes a look at a rather stylish bag made from this renewable material.

That’s five from us… what caught your eye this week?

No cork bags (yet), but we do have a wide range of fashion accessory listings in the Green Choices product comparison engine, including belts, handkerchiefs, gloves, and Citizen Eco Drive watches.

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