Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 199

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With the Storm of the Century now passed after affecting 100 million US residents, it’s time for another roundup of this week’s Green Reads. Hope you keep warm while you peruse this weeks news!

Today there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising affluence and the associated jump in meat, milk, and egg consumption; and the use of grain to produce fuel for cars.

“I would sooner expect a goat to succeed as a gardener than expect humans to become stewards of the Earth.” On bad days, I wholeheartedly agree. As a species, we’re not particularly good at acting for the greater good over the longer term. Resources? Use ”˜em till they’re gone. Giving Back to the Earth

If you wanted a Coke, you’d take an empty glass bottle to the store and exchange it for a full bottle. In addition to being so cutely nostalgic, this kind of system had obvious green benefits. We may have done a lot to make things more streamlined and energy-efficient since then, but we’ve also become a lot more wasteful. Just about everything exists in disposable form these days. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had to recycle an old bottle before getting a new one?

I’m getting close to maxing out how many fruiting plants and trees I want to have in our urban yard. Want to know what we have growing?

What’s wrong with natural deodorants? You may be surprised to find aluminium.

$100 Oil Once Again Makes The Case For Cutting Big Oil Subsidies. This spike in prices coincides with news that the biggest oil companies nearly doubled their profits from a year ago, with Exxon alone making $9.25 billion in the last three months.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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