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Toilet Paper Used for Making Dresses

September 23, 2008 / No Comments

"A Touch of Pink" fashion show is happening in Toronto. Eight Canuck designers revealed their designs as part of "The White Cashmere Collection" and "Fashion with Compassion for a Future without Breast Cancer." GP picked up on this idea because we think making good use of recycled paper makes good sense. BUT!!! We don't want this kind of paper recycled, do ...

Japanese Star, Aya Sugimoto, Poses Nude for PETA

September 20, 2008 / 6 Comments

Where's my press pass and camera when I need it? Japanese celebrity, Aya Sugimoto, posed nude for Peta. Yum! What another reason for me to keep using fur. If other females like 40-year old (is she really 40?) will pose nude to stop me, I'm all for doing my part to get them to do their part. I am not convinced ...

The Joyful Trees That Move

September 6, 2008 / No Comments

Would you have thought that these trees are meant to rotate? For this year’s biennial arts festival in Liverpool, UK, the guys responsible for the Blur Building, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, are going to introduce the visitors to their "Arbores Laetae" installation, also known as the Joyful Trees. Yes, these three trees in the middle of other 17 trees are the ...

One Laptop/Child in Niue

August 24, 2008 / No Comments

Niue (I had to look it up, too) will become the first country to launch the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The goal is to be the first country in the world for every child, all 6 of them?, to have a laptop. The population of the whole island is less than 1,700. In truth, there are about 500 students ...

Michael Phelps, What We Can Learn From The Dolphin

August 18, 2008 / 3 Comments

Not sure if Michael Phelps is vegan, loves animals or if he recycles, but I'll have to be honest he really managed to amaze all of us after breaking seven world records and one Olympic record in just one week. He did it, in part, because of his amazing dolphin kick. I'm no guru in making the world a better place ...

Paris Hilton Strips Down, Reveals Energy Plan

August 7, 2008 / 1 Comment

In some circles I suppose Paris Hilton is doing her part to heat things up, cause more global warming, maybe, and in others she is just making a fool out of herself...and me, too for caring what she thinks. In any event, people read about her, look at her...and I hope, never listen to her. Hilton's energy plan - "We can ...

Beijing Smog Big Concern for Australian Olympic Athletes

August 5, 2008 / 2 Comments

Beijing has been trying to reduce the smog in the city in the lead up to the Olympics. They start this Friday!! Whoopee! But, the Australian government is still not buying into the green Beijing, fresh air thing. In fact, the Australian government has voiced its concern about the effects that the air might have on its athletes. Yeah, and ...

Dirty Water, We Need it Clean

July 17, 2008 / No Comments

"Every day, 1.1 billion people have to wash with, bathe in and drink dirty water. That's the same as the population of North America and Europe. We can't live with that fact. Can you?" [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Mv8pauMKc[/youtube] After seeing this video I understood that there are places on Earth were people don't have the time and the power to think about solar power, gas prices or ...

World Bank Concludes Biofuels are Cause of High Food Prices

July 16, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the high crude oil prices causing high gasoline prices that are driving up food costs. It's not the fault of the US invasion of Iraq and upsetting the oil bucket. It's not even the global warming monster that is causing food shortages, hunger among the poor, increased poverty or social unrest. It's not even the demands of the ...

A Shirt Made from Real Fish Scales

July 15, 2008 / No Comments

Remember the salmon skin bikini? If not, you should. I've been on the look out for one of these for some time now. Well, there's a guy in China, 71-years old, who thinks he's found a way to stay cool. Following through on an idea that he had more than 30 years ago, the man has started making shirts out ...