Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Forty Two.

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Only 2 more weeks until we leave for our trip to Chicago by train for the holidays! I am really looking forward to this adventure. We have ourselves a small bedroom for the trip and it takes about 40 hours each way. When I get back I will be sure to write about it and let you know how it goes…On to the news for the week:

Many of Indonesia’s islands may be swallowed up by the sea if world leaders fail to find a way to halt rising sea levels on the resort island of Bali.

Who knew Brad Pitt would turn out to be a humanitarian? He is throwing $5 million bucks at his housing project in New Orleans.

Ever heard of Urban Harvesting? If not, you need to read about this venture by Kemper Barkhurst over at Environmental Survival. “The idea is simple and based upon the problem that most of the fruit that makes it into our grocery stores is transported great distances (1,000+ miles on average). All this energy, while a large percentage of fruit in people’s backyard simply goes to waste because most homeowners lack the time and interest to properly share or store this food. Our mission is to directly connect this otherwise wasted fruit with the local markets, processing facilities, and food banks.

More than 40 million people in the United States say they cannot afford adequate heath care and go without drugs, eyeglasses or dental treatment, according to a federal report released on Monday. I don’t doubt it – in fact, I bet the real number is higher. Something needs to be done about this, asap.

Why own a car when you can share one? While we only have one car, sometimes I need a car when my wife is not home and that is where FlexCar comes in. Terrific idea that more people could probably take advantage of.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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