Ladies and gentleman, step right up! Welcome to the greenest show on the web, the Carnival of the Green! sustainablog is proud to serve as the stopping point for the 79th installment of the COG, now organized by Treehugger. Last week, the carnival struck ground at everyday trash; next week, it will move along to groxie.
It's a holiday weekend in the US, so everyone should already be in a festive mood. If you need a little help, though, here's some music to put you in the right frame of mind. And away we go...
We've got plenty of choices for snacking while enjoying the Carnival this week (though no funnel cake or cotton candy):
- Mark at blogfish takes a look at the future of sustainable seafood... yum!
- Chris at Lighter Footstep has some great tips for easing into vegetarianism.
- Tracy at ecostreet offers ten ways to reduce your food miles.
Animals on Display
We've got a couple of wonders from the animal kingdom here for your entertainment. Please note that all animals used in the Carnival of the Green live under humane conditions!
- Mel at Bean Sprouts was so excited by the popularity of her post on raising chickens that she expanded it into a three-part series.
- Sally at Veggie Revolution makes the claim that US housecats are an "invasive species."
Our mini trade show this week includes some information on finances, real estate and utilities.
- Don, the Evangelical Ecologist, shows you how to read your city public works department's Consumer Confidence Report.
- Robert at Sustainability Blog continues his recovery from affluenza, and sits down with Green Key Real Estate founder Chris Bartle.
- And Cody at THRILLING/heroics takes note of a Johnson Controls report showing business owners are much more concerned with energy prices these days, and are investing in efficiency measures.
Enjoy a Ride!
A couple of participants in this week's COG think about getting from here to there.
- SavingAdvice.com's Jeffrey spells out ten ways you can save money (and energy) in your commute.
- Walter at Highlight Health notes that a big increase in ethanol use could have a negative impact on air quality.
Finally, to wrap things up this Monday,
- The Natural Collection, under the guiding hand of old friend (and former City Hippy) Al Tepper, points us to London's Trafalgar Square, which went green for a few days.
- Jennifer at Green Options (yeah, that's my other site) takes a look at natural and organic beauty products, and finds that caveat emptor is the rule rather than the exception.
- David at The Good Human wonders how our lawns became an extension of our egos.
- And, finally, Zenofeller argue (tongue-in-cheek, we believe) that global warming is good thing...
That's a wrap for this week's Carnival of the Green! See you next week at groxie.
On a personal note, I said on Saturday that today's COG post would be the last at sustainablog for the foreseeable future. I say that with a heavy heart -- my little sustainability blog has been a real source of joy and pride for nearly four years, and connected me with many good people around the globe that I now consider friends. Many, many thanks to all of you who've supported sustainablog over the years -- you've made it all very worthwhile. Please stop by Green Options or Treehugger to say "Hi!" -- I'm not going away...