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Ecover's 30 Under 30 Contest is Back

Last year, I was honored to serve as a judge for Ecover’s 30 Under 30 Contest, which recognized “30 people under 30 years old who are making a sustainable difference in their local or global communities.” The contest is on again this year, I’m judging again (along with fellow Important Media writer Megan McWilliams), and […]

September 27th

Ecover Cleaning Products Celebrates Thirty Under 30

Even if you buy green cleaning products* scrupulously, Ecover may be an unfamiliar name to you… while they’ve been around for thirty years, they’ve made more of a mark in Europe than in the United States (where brands like Seventh Generation* tend to reign supreme). The company wants to change that, though, and as a […]

September 14th

You Named that Schlong; We Picked a Winner

Apparently, the pine wood snake has a very distinctive schlong: no one who entered our “Name that Schlong” contest confused it with the penis of, say, a blesbok or a dragonfly, or any of the other “members” of the Grand Gallery of Penises. Well done, schlong-namers! Now, on to the important stuff… We have a […]

Help Your Favorite Local Farmers Market Win $5000

It’s an experience many of us relish– taking a weekend stroll through the colors, sounds, and smells of a local farmers market and then choosing fresh items to take back to our homes, as well crafts, or maybe a cd from a local band. We know that the food will eventually fill our stomachs contently, […]

June 2nd

Can You Name that Schlong?

UPDATE: We’ve got a new Green Porno contest running… check it out. If you’ve had dreams about Isabella Rossellini wandering through a forest of enlarged animal penises (peni?), either you need to get to the shrink quickly, or you’ve been watching Sundance Channel’s Green Porno series very regularly. If the latter’s the case, let’s see […]

Environmental Defense Fund: Show Us Your Carbon Cap

Today’s post is by Sam Parry, EDF’s Director of Online Membership and Activism. Hats say a lot. They can show what we do for a living, what teams we root for, even what part of the country we live in. Today, your hat can make another statement: Express your support of a cap on carbon pollution […]

April 8th

Google Wants to Give you $10 million

If you think you have an idea that could change the world, or the reality for many people, Google wants to hear about it. And, if they like it, they might pay you up to $10 million. Project “10 to the 100th”, in honour of Google’s 10th anniversary of helping you surf the web (and […]

September 25th