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Carnival of the Green #13

Carnival of the Green
It’s showtime! Welcome to the 13th edition of Carnival of the Green, the weekly compendium of eco-friendly and sustainable blog posts from the green blogosphere. Thank you to City Hippy and Triple Pundit for getting it started, and thanks also to Urban Eco for hosting a truly massive Carnival last week.

London features BIG this week
Natalie Bennett writes at Philobiblon about a recent seminar held at the very unsustainable City Hall in London addressing the question: Making London a sustainable city: is it possible? From decentralised energy networks to reducing traffic in the capital, Natalie’s thorough reporting of the seminar speakers’ points makes for compelling reading.
Camden Lady also looks at the question of Decentralising Electricity Supply in her part of London, and wonders how she can help matters on a personal level.

Conservation posts
Marigolds2 at The Blue Voice tells about how ordinary Americans are approaching “the dawn of a new energy age” in Rally Round the Flag of Conservation, report on the NPR’s Science Friday radio programme discussing “Energy Options.”
Karin Didring at Greener Magazine explains how the demise of the mangrove forests in Asia are making natural disasters like tsunamis so much more dangerous for the local populations in her post entitled Silent saviour: The mangrove effect

Permaculture posts this week
Powering Down‘s offering this week is Chickens Feed Me, the point of view of an egg-eating vegetarian who keeps chickens in his back garden for food, fertiliser, pest-control and company.
And on the subject of food and fertiliser, have a squizz at Enrique from Commonground‘s post entitled A Home-grown Solution to Hunger highlighting a CSMonitor article about an extra-ordinary man who is changing the face of small-scale farming in Malawi.

Foodie posts of the week
Simply is Season‘s culinary offering is entitled Oil in our food (that ain’t canola, or olive). How fossil fuels play a major part in the processing of our food.
The Savvy Vegetarian, Judy Kingbury tells us about running a family-friendly vegetarian kitchen in Kitchen Hygiene, Tofu & Food Poisoning.

Fashion post of the week
Fashionista fiftyRX3 tells us what’s good about a pair of old Nike trainers in her post The Labels: Nike – blownout and considered.

Is this the cleanest post this week?
It’s not as easy as you might think to find a “green” dry-cleaner in LA. Green LA Girl explores the possibilities in her post entitled Green Silicone Girl.

But not as clean as this one
City Hippy reviews a couple of ONE products in the post Anyone for Toxins?, comparing the ingredients to those in a more readily available product stocked on our supermarket shelves. There is also the chance to win some lovely natural, toxin-free smellies in City Hippy‘s competition.

This week’s techno posts
Exuberant Pantaphobia introduces us to the Wacky World of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and talks about how the city of Toronto is Making Green Roofs Happen. Read his posts here (scroll down for the second post).

And the Ostrich of the Week Award goes to…
The Evangelical Ecologist for his post about the standpoint of the National Association of Evangelicals on the subject of global warming.

Parental Advisory post of the week
The Disillusioned Kid‘s post entitled Hummer Time questions representation within political movements and puts across some of his thoughts on 4×4-activism.

And saving the best for last, here’s my favourite post of the week
A classic example of President Bush’s grasp on reality (and the English language), He Didn’t Mean It Literally??? is brought to you by the ever brilliant Dirty Greek.

Thanks for visiting!
Next week’s Carnival of the Green will be hosted by the green and groovy folks at Groovy Green.

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