Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tough Green Love

One of the best things that you can do for the environment is keep a cap on kids. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all about the little whipper-snappers. After all, it’s their future well-being that motivates me to crank out this blog week after week. Indeed, one of the second best things that we can do is to teach children how to keep their carbon footprint to mouse-like proportions.

Back to the first point…there are about 6.5 million us who call Earth home. And we’re multiplying, putting about a million other species at risk of extinction. Since we have a symbiotic relationship with other creatures, this is kind of bad. From a moral standpoint, it’s also deeply wrong.

For all you lovely heterosexuals out there doing your bit for a sustainable future please keep in mind the following if you prefer condoms (for you wonderful gay men too) ….

How Does an Environmentalist Make Love?
Not by flushing his condom down the toilet. Out of site out of mind? More like: Out of site, into our oceans. Not the best way to share the love. Options include biodegradable lambskin condoms (to prevent pregnancy, not STDs) and biodegradable latex - Condomi from British Condoms.

Latex comes from the sap of the rubber tree, which makes it biodegradable. That is until the condom makers put in top secret additives to make them indestructible. Literally. Condomi, however, is built to breakdown (not while in use).

I’m not the best source of advice when it comes to the love glove. For more, please consult the lovely man-loving ladies who crank out the tips at Ideal Bite. Click here on what they have to say about condoms.

In the News

There’s much to celebrate. First there’s going to make a party and, if you live in Ontario, it’s going to get easier to equip your home with solar power.

Live Earth
Al Gore and invite us to celebrate Live Earth day, July 7th, by inviting our friends over to watch the concert, held in many cities, and to connect with one another. Interested? Click on the link above to find out more.

Solar energy continues to gain steam
Of interest to anyone in Ontario who envisions solar on their roofs.

Toronto schools to power up rooftops
In case you can’t get enough of solar. This is a great idea for any school anywhere.

Ps – Jane and I bought solar lanterns for our backyard. How are they? They’re pretty cute.

The Dehydrated States of America
And now for something completely depressing.

Other News

Green Bloggers

Ecoshock Radio

Grist Magazine

Tree Hugger

Zerofootprint Blog

BBC – The Greenroom

New York Times – Environment

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