This week we are hosting the 28th Carnival of the Green. A big thanks to City Hippy and Triple Pundit for organizing this great carnival! Thanks also to Earth Echo International for hosting Carnival of the Green #27 last week and to Animal Broadcast Network for hosting Carnival #29 next week.
And now… on with the Carnival:
Still, while some organic-food fans welcome its broadening mainstream appeal and ready availability, others worry that the entry of corporate behemoths into the organic-food market will weaken standards or squeeze out small farmers.
Sue Richards at My Menopause Blog links the concept of thinking local to the food we put into out bodies:
Think local act global is a green catch phrase that I thought I understood. With this latest body part awakening, changing my perception of local to be my own flesh and blood, will naturally improve my global act.
The Worsted Witch has a post asking what we can do to educate artists and crafters about the dangers of using vinyl products: "Help! Can crafty tree-huggers free the crafting community from the evil hold of vinyl?"
Don Bosch at The Evangelical Ecologist highlights a survey released this week by Field and Stream. The poll indicates a large majority of hunters, fishermen, and other outdoorsmen who characterize themselves as evangelical conservatives think global warming is happening and that people are causing it. Links to poll questions and raw data too.
Harlan Weikle from Greener Magazine posts on a 1500 year old building, the Hagia Sophia, an environmental prototype for the 21st century. It cost $1.2 Billion, required 40 years to construct and has stood it’s ground against earthquakes, continental drift, invasions and aerial bombing.
Stephen Filler Blogs Against the Empire and describes the public relations efforts of Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear plant, 35 miles north of NYC, to keep the plant open in the face of broad community opposition.
Lars Hundley from Practical Environmentalist points to a great new article in Business Week called Ethanol: Myths and Realities. It’s a balanced look at the pros and cons of Ethanol, and how much of a difference it might really make.
Cookbook author, Cathleen Hockman-Wert, describes an innovative project in Oregon that partners local farmers with local churches. The extra sweet benefit: low-income folks also get a free share of the fresh, local food. Cathleen is co-author of Simply in Season, a cookbook that celebrates local, sustainably produced foods.
Daniel Collins blogs about widespread erosion in China that has forced the country to start an afforestation program, which has now impacted Japan’s chopsticks imports.
Siel of green LA girl offers three parts in her de-car-ing series:
Part 1: Consider moving to a more walkable, bikeable ‘hood
Part 2: Get a bike!
Part 3: Be sure to bike safely
This one is a little scientific, and about fuel cells specifically. Dr. David Ng from the University of British Columbia’s Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory (AMBL) offers "Microbial Fuel Cells From Rhodopherax Ferrireducens."
"Why are we afraid of nature?" Al uses his weekly CityHippy Question to explore why we freak out when certain animals come near us. Why are we so bothered by bugs? Why do ducks drive his wife delirious? Join in a great conversation and hear about Al’s lucky escape from a gang of fanged sheep [ahem].
Savvy Vegetarian points to an article about 12 Missoula-area organic farms that will offer an alternative to the USDA organic certification – a "Homegrown" label focused on growing and selling food locally – within 150 miles of their markets.
Animal Broadcast network writes on Permaculture and the Native American Tradition.
Alexandra Cousteau from Earth Echo International writes the Lost Boys discussing the effects of over-fishing on a remote coastal community in Panama.
Josh Rosenau writes On Being Right at Thoughts from Kansas.