Author: simran_sethi

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Bjorn Lomborg on Who the Environmentalists Forgot

When the headlines told us that the global warming debate was over, it seemed like we environmentalists could breathe a collective sigh of relief. The United States elected a cap-and-trade-sympathetic administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency says it is going to exert some of the “P” in its acronym after it formally labeled carbon dioxide […]

June 4th

Life Cycle: Greening the Other White Meat

Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post Here’s a peek at pork. It’s lunchtime, baby. Panda Garden. Porky goodness. Mooshu style. The “other white meat” in your takeout container falls behind beef […]

September 4th

The Hidden Cost of $40 “Bling Water”

Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things.They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Here’s the low-down on how we’re quenching our thirst. We’ve been seduced by the beverage industry into believing only they can quench our thirst with colored, […]

August 26th

Green Shoe Fetish

Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Here’s a sneak peek on sneakers. With ye olde cobbler long dead (re-soling Jesus’s Birkenstocks in forgotten profession heaven) and cheap production methods shortening the […]

August 18th

Yoga: The Union of You and the Planet

Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Who doesn’t feel better after a yoga class? Yoga is the union of the body, mind and spirit.It stabilizes the nervous system, decreases blood pressure, […]

August 11th

Look into the Light: the CFL

If you ask Simran about compact florescent light bulbs, she may crack one open and cut you. Not really, that would scatter mercury, but she is loca for the light bulbs. Check Monday’s Huffington Post for the full version of this post. People give you this whole rap about how easy saving the planet is. […]

July 20th