Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 141.

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One more week till the move! I hope the weather can give me a few decent days to get out of NM and to my new place in CO. Just need 2 days, Mother Nature!

Planet Connect is handing out $1,000 grants to high school students with creative ideas and actions to fix an environmental problem in schools or communities across the U.S. If you’re interested, don’t deadline.

Sure, outsourcing labor to developing nations saves money, but think about the amount of fossil fuels used on shipping all that product half way around the world. This is just a small portion of what is called embodied energy. Embodied energy is the sum total of the energy necessary for an entire product lifecycle. This lifecycle includes raw material extraction, transport, manufacture, assembly, installation, disassembly, deconstruction and/or decomposition. In the past 50 years, the worlds population has used as much natural resources as was needed to sustain the entire course of human history before then. (Scary statistics on how much energy American’s Consume – Video)

Opportunity Green is launching The Tour de OG; a 5 day, 4 night supported cycle tour raising awareness and generating a social media buzz for green business. Riders will travel 450 miles down the California coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles, to attend the 3rd annual Opportunity Green conference at UCLA.

Boredom, it seems, has become a 4-letter word in many households with children. Apparently, boredom in children is a fate that many fear more than a bad FICA score or bathing suit season. To remedy this fact, many kids are plugged-in and given activities to do every second of the day. No stone is left unturned in the quest to keep kids entertained and to stop them from uttering the words that strike fear into the hearts of many: “I’m bored!”

Now that it’s fall and the cold has come, most of the flowers and plants that my roommate was growing started to die. I’m sure that some of yours have too. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a beautiful garden on display. How To Make Flowers (or a Pinwheel) Using A Soda Can.

Scientists have discovered high levels of toxic pollutants trapped in the Swiss Alps are being released from melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps region.

The arrival of autumn means cooler temperatures, darker evenings”‰, ”‰and a last chance to get your home ready for winter. Twelve Practical Ways to Green-Up Your Autumn

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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