Tagged: going green

I Saw Her Again Last Week And She’s Still Greener Than Me

Photo Credit: “RADIATE” by Gigi Bio

There’s this young woman that lives in my neighborhood. At one time she and I had some mutual friends but I never really knew her. What I do know is that occasionally I run into her and she’s greener than me.

It’s always at some off peak shopping hour when few shoppers are around. She’s always modestly dressed, with dark, unprocessed, natural African American hair. Her complexion is clear like she never had a pimple, a scar or a cut in her life. Continue reading

BHM Quote: Van Jones On Becoming An Environmentalist

I didn’t start out as an environmentalist.

I started out helping urban kids in trouble and I burned out, going to way too many funerals and court cases that turned out badly.

I was just trying to get my own health back.

I went to these retreat Centers in Marin County, and it was a different world.

They had all this organic food and solar panels and hybrid cars, and I was like — why don’t they have this in my neighborhood?

I thought, if we had these kind of jobs and services in Oakland, we’d probably have less violence. Continue reading

Brad Pitt Honored For Going Green In New Orleans 9th Ward


Far away from the single minded focus of the media giants, New Orleans is still suffering from the aftermath of the response to Hurricane Katrina. Many pitched in to help afterward and many donated to the cause but four years later the city is still being done wrong.

Mayor Ray Nagin in particular is still in such poor standing with many of the residents a poll was taken to see whom New Orleans would prefer. Topping the list was none other than Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt was honored last week for his humanitarian efforts in helping to rebuild New Orleans at former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s philanthropic summit, the Clinton Global Initiative.

The Cinematic Orchestra- “All That You Give”

The Cinematic Orchestra teamed up with Fontella Bass for this beautiful song. Fontella handles her phrasing with ease and was a great choice for “All That You Give”. I chose this song because it’s dope and even though the spirit of the song is melancholy I chose it also because in my opinion charity, philanthropy and humanitarianism are some of the greenest things you can do. Continue reading

Now Even Ziploc Bags Are Going Green


Ziploc’s famous zipper lock bags have undergone a green transformation. At least some of them have. The company has released their Ziploc Evolve storage bags.

  • The company claims these Ziploc bags are made using 25% less plastic than their other bags.
  • They are manufactured using 50% renewable energy.
  • They are manufactured using less energy, thereby reducing their carbon footprint.
  • They are packaged in a 100% recycled paper carton, with a minimum of 35% post customer content. So you’re not going to get a huge box that’s too big for the Evolve bags, so you won’t be disappointed when you get home an open it. Also you won’t think you’re getting more for your money. Tricks like this that manufacturers play to using more energy and ultimately jipping the customer too.
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    Isn’t it great how much white people care about the environment and their kids? Pics like this of people going green rarely ever include non white people. Have you ever noticed that?

    The problem with this is Continue reading

    King Of The Hill Handles Selling Carbon Offsets


    King of the Hill aired their series finally Sunday and it kind of sucks for me to see it go. I avoided it like the plague for years but more recently came to really appreciate the show. Especially when they made dead on commentary about what’s going on in the world these days. Their episode about carbon offsets was dope and I thought illustrated what carbon offsets in a way that’s easy to understand. Sometimes the language and the jargon of going green is so unclear. Continue reading