The earth I tread on is not a dead, inert mass. It is a body, has a spirit, is organic, and fluid to the influence of its spirit, and to whatever particle of that spirit is in me. She is not dead, but sleepeth.
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This Friday, March 17, is the greenest holiday of all - St. Patrick's Day! What better week to host The Carnival of The Green? Learn about the carnival at City Hippy and Triple Pundit, who created the carnival. Well, in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, none of these bloggers are going to get pinched no matter what they wear; they're plenty green!
Enrique at Common Ground has some great stuff about Fair Trade. One thing you can say for Fair Trade: Consumers like it. Amid the annoyance of roasters and retailers, Fair Trade sales continue to double annually, major corporations continue to adopt the label, and critics pay dearly for its seal of approval.
Dawn at Frugal for Life asks: bottled or tap water? Which is better both for your health and your pocketbook? Some would say the cost is worth the health benefits for bottled. Others say our water is just fine coming out of the tap.... You decide.
Sandean (Jerry) in this post looks at the system of water delivery in the U.S. as a form of socialism that dares not speak its name. He compares this with some historical examples and maintain that our system of water infrastructure has some problems, but on ballance "water socialism" is better than water capitalism.
Rebecca Carter at Greener Miami is starting her Week of Trash project today, in which she will be analyzing her trash for the week. She starts preparing for the week by looking at her method of disposal: plastic grocery bags.
Judy Kingsbury, The Savvy Vegetarian, says: These - three - posts make up one long conversation about breastfeeding. At first I thought, this doesn't fit Carnival of the Green, but thought again: what's more green than breastfeeding? All organic and perfectly in tune with nature. Happier, healthier Mom & Baby. No plastic bottles or gmo soy based formula, less pharmaceuticals.
Marigolds2 (Mary Ellen), environmental writer for The Blue Voice group political blog writes about Havana's and South Central LA's community gardens as examples of sustainable community solutions to catastrophe/poverty, examples of what Heinberg calls "Powerdown" and "Building Lifeboats."
Camdenlady (Cathryn) says: "This week, I've been sorting out my pension fund, and what I'm investing in. Some of the fund is going directly into stocks and shares which have a strong environmental ethic, so I've been looking at renewable energy and waste management. I've found three interesting stocks, and bought shares in them a few days ago. A post in two parts.
Agroblogger introduces "The Green Theme." The Green Theme is a concept being used at the Open Sourcing blog over at Agricultural Innovations. At the beginning of each month, when a new theme is unveiled, I will start the ball rolling by discussing the theme's general topic, and challenging other bloggers to join in on the debate.