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9500 Liberty Documentary Fuels Immigration Debate

For anyone who has seen the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, they might get that same feeling of “us” versus “them” that fills the truly indie 9500 Liberty. [social_buttons]Body Snatchers grabbed its content and texture from the red scare, the McCarthy era where people believed that Communists (or rather aliens) launched an invasion of […]

October 30th

Mt. Whitney Water and Pollution

It’s not that Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, needs any more publicity. After all, about 30,000 hikers annually make the trek up to the thin air of 14, 496 feet. People who secure even a day use wilderness permit (not much fun making the ascent in one day) through the Mt. […]

August 3rd

Crude Documentary at 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival

Photo by David Gilbert, http://www.uncontacted.com/ A documentary or any feature film, like a good dessert, needs good texture. Some docs offer light delicate flavors, while others serve up crisp tawdry offerings but Crude, the latest feature documentary from director Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) brings a feel so viscous its some […]

May 1st

Battle For Terra Screens at 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival

Although the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival didn’t set out to program Green films, it may be no coincidence that several environment related or themed features and docs snuck their way into the diverse programming. One of those films, first time director Aristomenis Tsirbas’s lushly animated Battle for Terra spotlights the peaceful planet of […]

April 14th

A New Home for Old Appliances

This is The City. A city with lots of old appliances that seemingly get discarded onto the street or simply get tossed in the city dump. Not a pretty picture for the numerous washing machines, refrigerators and other large appliances that not only create a landfill nightmare but could seemingly be put to use. So […]

August 15th

Let’s Refuel America Program

It’s not often that we venture into Colma but when we do we thought that it would serve as the base for this post. For those not familiar with the city, Colma contains the highest per capita cemeteries in the USA and its said that Colma has “1,500 above ground residents and 1.5 million underground”. […]

May 30th

RECs are a Wreck

Has the world gone Green PR mad? Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that Green is trendy, but I got this press release a couple days ago stating: INTEL BECOMES LARGEST PURCHASER OF GREEN POWER IN THE U.S. Company Tops EPA Green Power Partner List, Vows to Drive for Greater Efficiency While Spurring […]

February 1st

Cheers to Biodynamic Wine

Last week as we overnighted in the LEED Gold Gaia Hotel in American Valley, we thought that we should take advantage of what everyone else in the region does – wine tasting. But we figured to be a little different. We hit a few wineries of varying organic, green, sustainable qualities and found a few […]

January 25th