Saturday Green Links – 8/21
Jeremy Irons! In a mockumentary about plastic bags! What could be better?
- Jeremy Irons talks about the plastic bag – My Zero Waste. This is hilarious!
- Please eat this fish to extinction – Grist. The invasive lionfish is destroying coral reefs, so NOAA is hoping seafood-lovers will help.
- Eco-Driving: An Everyday Way to Reduce Our Oil Dependence – Energy Savers Blog. Inflating tires, driving slower, and avoiding sudden accelerating and braking isn’t sexy, but it works.
- The U.S. power sector: where the power plants are, when they were built, what they pollute – Grist. An interesting graph—most new power plants built in the last decade are natural gas.
- Blown in the Wind – Slate. Unless better batteries are invented, wind power is too unreliable to provide much of our electrical needs.
- Exclusive Golf Course Is Organic, So Weeds Get In – New York Times. Okay, golf courses are bad, but this is a good step.
- Cape Cod Waterways Face Pollution Crisis – New York Times. Ew… Sewage from too many homes is creating dead zones in the waters around Cape Cod.
- Are you living in a hot air balloon? – Energy 2.0. A good point—to cool off without AC open the bottoms of some windows and the tops of others.
- 5 Eco-Friendly Craft Breweries Doing The Right Thing – The Good Human. Jason endorses Brooklyn Brewery.
- Mobile Slaughterhouses: Cutting Costs and Carbon for Local Farmers – Change.org. I know, it’s weird for a vegetarian to be praising mobile slaughterhouses, but they’re really important for smaller, more-humane farms.
- Breaking The Sentimental Attachment To Books – Becoming Minimalist. I’m trying to be more minimalist, but I still have three full bookcases…
That’s all for now. As usual, if you see anything interesting this week, send it my way.