Our Blog | May 2010

Declare Beer Independence!

by: Heather on 05/19/2010
Posted in: Events

Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day - there is no shortage of American holidays in May. But there's one you may not know about, and you'll definitely want to mark it on your calendar!

The annual American Craft Beer Week is taking place across the US this week, from May 17-23. The "Mother of All Beer Weeks" celebrates small and independent …

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Environmental Toxins Are Killing Us - Protect Yourself

by: Heather on 05/17/2010
Posted in: Health

You may eat organic food, use natural cosmetics and avoid chemical cleaning products, but it's nearly impossible to completely avoid the environmental toxins that permeate our world. Two recently released reports highlight the increasing dangers these toxins pose to your health and that of your family - and show you how to help limit your …

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A Crude Attempt to Play Down the Gulf of Mexico Disaster

by: Heather on 05/14/2010
Posted in: Events

In yesterday's Guardian, BP chief executive Tony Hayward was quoted as saying that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is "relatively tiny" compared with the "very big ocean". I'm sure that's a great comfort to the families of the 11 crew who died in the explosion, the countless marine organisms that have perished or become imperilled in the …

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Changing the World - One Book at a Time!

by: Heather on 05/12/2010
Posted in: Awards

Congratulations to three of our authors who have just been recognized for their amazing contributions to changing the world "one book at a time"!

Franke James was honored at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco where her book was the winner in the Graphic Novel category. Weaving her art, daily life, and environmental activism together, …

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Feeling Anguished Over the Gulf Oil Spill?

by: EJ on 05/07/2010
Posted in: Peak Oil

Geri Hall and Gavin Crawford from CBC's wonderful This Hour Has 22 Minutes give you some great greenwashing tips for how to distract yourself from thinking about the recent gulf oil disaster. Surprisingly, or perhaps, sadly, not surprisingly, this video was made months ago.

Or, if you prefer your analysis a little more in-depth and less …

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