Saturday Green Links – 8/15
People talk about the ethical reasons not to wear leather, but not often the environmental ones. Jason worked in a tannery once—after stricter environmental regulations were implemented—and believe me, it was still disgusting.
- Before shopping for fall – know the facts about leather! – Examiner. Between raising the cows and tanning the hides, leather is very environmentally destructive.
- The Search for Energy Takes a Turn Underwater – New York Times. A tidal power plant is opening in the Bay of Fundy in September.
- The travails of a novice bike commuter – Grist. Two people I work with had bicycle accidents this week, so keep in mind that it’s important to keep an eye out for irresponsible drivers.
- Don’t Waste the Drought – New York Times. Bad infrastructure and outdated policies waste tons of water, and this year’s drought is an opportunity to change that.
- Summer’s Bounty – Rhymes with Orange. Kale kale kale kale kale. (Thanks, Sharon!)
- Ask Umbra: Help! I’m in a tight(s) spot – Grist. Who knew No Nonsense has a pantyhose recycling program?
- Celebrate the Farmer! – New York Times. I love Bittman: “The naysayers will yell, ‘this mode of farming will not produce enough corn and soy to feed our junk food and cheeseburger habit,’ and that’s exactly the point. It would produce enough food so that we can all eat well.”
- Suki Facial Treatment at G2O Salon – Boston Green Blog. I really want to try Boston’s first “green” spa. It’s even LEED certified.
That’s all for now. If you come across anything interesting this week, send it my way.