Friday Green Links – 4/30
Two things conspicuously absent in my links this week: the Cape Cod wind farm approval and the Gulf oil spill. They’ve been covered to death by everyone else, and I really don’t have much to say on the subject except I love windmills, and this is why we need more of them.
- Four Thing You Should Focus on This Earth Day – Slate. Transportation, diet, housing construction, and energy-using products. We can only say this so many times, but sometimes we need to be reminded.
- Scrap Metal Radiation Raises Concern in India – New York Times. Yet another reason we should pay attention to how our electronics are recycled….
- You Are What You Eat: Pictures of Factory Farms – The Good Human. Warning: this is really disturbing. But important.
- Urban Composting – (Anti) Social Development. Municipal pickup of compost would be best (like in San Francisco), but more services like this would be great, too.
- Manic Meatless Mondays – The Green Phone Booth. This is why takeout is such a problem for me, because I don’t have enough emergency meals planned.
- Save Money with Proper Food Storage – Sense of Home. This includes a great link to a chart showing how to store all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
- Switch to a Cast Iron Griddle – Condo Blues. My sister loves her many cast iron frying pans. I’m not entirely in love my mine, but they do last forever.
- Reduce Plastic While Cleaning – Retro Housewife Goes Green. More cleaning recipes!
- Is Your Veggie Burger Killing You? – Slate. More on hexane. Did you know it’s also used in the making of vegetable oil, hop extract, spice resins, and “fish protein isolate.” Ew.
That’s all for now. If you read anything interesting, send it my way.