Profitable Preserves, Foraging Maps, and More

Women’s Movement | 2013 By L. Clark Tate Our favorite eco picks from the web this week. Preservation for Profit New research shows that marine conservation areas provide more than wildlife habitat, beauty, and excellent snorkeling opportunities, reports National Geographic. The scientific paper, called “A General Business Model for Marine Reserves,” found that the preserves also […]

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Eating Bugs, Skateboard Sunnies, and Ocean Seeding

Women’s Movement | 2012 By L. Clark Tate Bugging Out: Lightning or lady—who didn’t have a favorite childhood bug? Whether you’ve got an affinity for creepy crawlers or not, you’ll enjoy a recent blog post on NPR that celebrates the range of clever katydids that actually mimic fall foliage. Taking the bug affinity to the next level, Wiredmagazine […]

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Going Nuts, the Carbon Footprint Antidote, and Wolf Hunting

Women’s Movement | 2012 By L. Clark Tate Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut. Accessories may make the outfit but what makes the accessories? Often the answer is just plain old plastic—hardly inspiring. Luckily, the comeback of a remarkable little palm nut is offering up an ancient, eco-friendly material that lends itself to pieces with modern […]

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The Clean Plate Club, Green School Supplies, and Frack

Women’s Movement | 2012 By L. Clark Tate WM’s fav green hits from the web this week:  Are you cleaning your plate? Americans throw away up to a whopping 40 percent of the food they purchase, according to a Stockholm International Water Institute report, highlighted recently in National Geographic’s NewsWatch. Other countries are guilty of food waste […]

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Urban Green Walls, Coming Clean, and Where the Sea Also Rises

Women’s Moment | 2012 By L. Clark Tate WM’s top eco hits from recent ramblings on the WWW: Greener Walls = Cleaner Air. The Old World charm of ivy-covered chateau walls is granting a breath of fresh air in modern-day metropolises. As reported by the BBC News, a recent Environmental Science and Technology study found that greening […]

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The Moss Table, Rio Earth Summit, and Solar Ladies

Women’s Movement | 2012 By L. Clark Tate  The Green Light. One of the more exciting green ideas to crop up lately, as described by Inhabit, is biophotovoltaics. That’s right, biophotovoltaics: the practice of capturing energy created by the photosynthesis of plants, primarily algae and moss. The practice isn’t efficient enough just yet for the mass market […]

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Cargotecture, Radioactive Tuna, and Power-Producing Tiles

Women’s Movement | 2012 By L. Clark Tate  Cargotecture. Shipping containers transformed into commercial and residential spaces? Why not. An NPRarticle recently focused on this new, earth-friendly building trend, coined “cargotecture.” Sturdy, portable, and flexible, behemoth cargo containers are also more than plentiful—an excess of about 20 million are delivered to American ports each year. We love […]

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