From Bored Panda; times they posted pics and the comments took things to the next level
These are designed to suck up surface debris from habours, and Toronto has just installed 3, as a pilot project.
Tree planting will the subject of an upcoming “Eco-tips” post.
This is from CleanTechnica; a brief profile of Third Fifth Bank, that is 100% solar powered and doesn’t invest in private prisons. For anyone in the Eastern U.S. who is looking for an ethical banking institution, you might want to research this more fully.
I’m linking to this fairly lengthy, but really informative and hopeful article from the Toronto Star. The Star has been running some in depth and really hard hitting articles about climate change, and this seems to be a good summing up of what individuals can do.
I saw this posted on Boing boing (my second cross-post from them today; a rich vein)
From Boing boing
From Ars Technica
From Boing boing;
We need some solutions for wet(ish) things, like picking up after dogs, and for lining green bins (municipal composting programs of organics), and many “compostable” plastics won’t cut it, but these just might; I’m going to look for the MyAlphaPet bags, because they say they are made from cornstarch and other…
Home heating and cooling are huge issues, and huge drivers of climate change (and no, I’m not going to bore you with statistics to prove facts that most of us are on side with).
Boing boing has a list of major corporations funding anti-choice candidates. They also give a link to an article detailing the most effective way(s) of getting said corporations attention;
Of course, I don’t understand most of what I’m reading in the article :D, but it sounds like good news!
(Photo from Plan Canada)
From Laughing Squid
This was a very positive article from one of my favourite sites, CleanTechnica. One of their contributors lives in Kenya and writes from the perspective of someone living in a small community in the developing world.