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Recycle & Flow

Canadian eco-rap and other youth offerings in Vancouver

When Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell asked delegates at the World Conference on Sport and the Environment whether they had flown to the Vancouver event on Monday, hundreds of hands shot up. If any …

From ‘the wave’ to a groundswell

Enlisting sports fans in the green movement begins by understanding them

Near the end of the World Conference on Sport and the Environment in Vancouver yesterday, Kim Smither of marketing firm Octagon Worldwide displayed a series of photos of screaming, face-painted sports fans. “Imagine the power …

Seth Meyers jokes with NRDC

Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers addresses a fancy NRDC fundraiser. Pretty funny:

It's what's for dinner

Reader review: Eat Local

“I just discovered Eat Local in Queen Anne — great local, organic food, cooked by a master chef and frozen in returnable glass Tupperware or compostable paper trays. I picked up some emergency work lunches, …

Without a trace

Art exhibit highlights ecofriendly, recycled media

You may associate the phrase “leave no trace” with efforts to keep hikers from making their mark on nature, but a group of Seattle artists are co-opting the idea for their work with ecofriendly or …

Means to an end

Umbra on mean drivers and other questions

Dear Umbra, Your kindness article inspired a question: Is it possible that pesticides make people mean? Perhaps because their bodies sense that they are under attack? The parking lot behavior at regular food stores versus …

How about water hockey?

Canadian activist warns warming could cripple winter sports

Vancouverite David Suzuki and his namesake foundation surface in the U.S. news from time to time, typically through climate initiatives and ocean conservation initiatives such as its estimate of the carbon impact of the 2010 …

Snot Your Problem

Umbra on composting mucus and other conundra

Dear Umbra, My girlfriend and I are having a bit of a disagreement. When she is in the kitchen she uses paper towels to wipe her nose. She then proceeds to put the used paper …

The Grist List, 27 March 2009

From Edge to Energy

Photo: Samira Khan via Flickr. On EdgeNeighbors of U2 guitarist The Edge are Malibu-hooing about his real estate plans that involve leveling One Tree Hill (and causing eco-worries in the process). Too bad he’s probably …

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