Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Sixty Three.

May 2, 2008
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Courtesy of No Impact Man, I found out about a petition over at Take Back the Filter, started by Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish, that aims to make Brita take back their water filters and reuse them. I did not know Brita was owned by Clorox; I am glad I use PUR filters instead as I don’t like supporting companies like Clorox for anything.

Celebrated economist Jeffrey Rubin, chief strategist for CIBC World Markets and a man with a track record of accurate prognostication predicts gas at $7 a gallon. Good times they are a-comin’!

Arctic sea ice is melting “significantly faster” than predicted and is approaching a point of no return, conservation group the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned in a new study. The volumes of the Greenland Ice Sheet and ice in the Arctic Ocean were estimated at 2.9 million and 4.4 million cubic metres respectively in September 2007 – the lowest ever levels recorded, the organization said Wednesday.

Ever heard of a “solar shaver“? Me neither…interesting concept though!

That’s all folks…coming back in town today and right back to work. Have a great weekend!

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Comments (0)

  1. Mari Mann says:

    Thank you for alerting me to the Take Back the Filter campaign. We have used a Brita pitcher for years and I didn’t know they were owned by Clorox. Do you know who owns PUR? Thanks again. Mari

  2. AnnMarie says:

    I had the same question as Mari so I went to their website–they are owned by Procter & Gamble. No better or worse a company than Clorox I should think. (Though some might say worse since I believe it is far, far larger.)

  3. Joel says:

    Thanks for mention David. Some other interesting links there too.

  4. david says:

    They probably are not any better AnnMarie, but as long as they are not Clorox, I am happy about buying them over Brita!