THINGS OF INTEREST

A small sampling of the flood of ideas that is being generated by the growing awareness of the problems faced by the inhabitants of the planet, human beings included. Look around you – there are thousands more.

BULLFROG POWER
guarantees that your electricity doesn’t come from carbon sources. > Visit website

GREEN LIVING SHOW
A green living show dedicated to green consumer products and services.
> Website

FLAP
Fatal Light Awareness Program. Specialists in the lethal effects of nighttime,
highrise lights on migrating birds.  > View Website

FOREST BATHING
The therapeutic effects of walking in the woods, as studied in Japan.
(Heart rate, blood pressure, killer T-cells) > Visit website

See also C.W. Nichol, originally-Welsh Karate master and environmentalist,
who has studied the forest bathing effects on disturbed children.

ECOSIA
A green search engine, with per-search revenue going to
Nature Conservancy to save rainforest. > Visit Website

FRUGALISTA GARDENER
Literate tips for organic gardening, from Merilyn Simonds. > Visit website

GREEN THUMBS GROWING KIDS
Teaching children how to grow. > Visit Website

HEMPOLA
Hemp products of many types. But you can’t smoke them. > Visit Website

OIL FROM GARBAGE
As reported in Interesting Thing of the Day. > Visit Website

ORGANIC FAIR TRADE SHADE GROWN CHOCOLATE
> Endangered Species the best way to eat chocolate and also save habitat for species of all kinds.

Some other samples:
> Rainforest Friendly Chocolate
> Equalexchange.coop Chocolate Bars
> Dagoba Chocolate

ORGANIC SHADE GROWN FAIR TRADE COFFEE
The best way to guarantee the preservation of safe forest habitat for migratory songbirds.

Some samples:
> Groundsforchange.com
> Birdsandbeans.ca

1% FOR THE PLANET
Alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet by donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental causes. > Visit Website

POLLINATOR PARK
In Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The first park devoted to insect pollinators to be built on top of a landfill.
> Visit Website

PROJECT CHIRP
Promotes healthy and natural city backyard habitats for birds. Tells you how: > Visit Website

PROMESSA
A Swedish company specializing in turning the dead into dry pink crumbs,
for easy and safe composting. > Visit Website

THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL’S ROOF GARDEN,
with vegetables and herbs. They even have bees up there! > Visit Website

TALLGRASS ONTARIO
Dedicated to the restoration of tallgrass prairie. > Visit Website

URBAN BEEKEEPING
For beekeepers in Los Angeles. > Visit Website

VICTIMLESS LEATHER
See the miniature coat growing from cells in a bottle! > Visit Website

WILDFLOWER FARM
For seeds to help regenerate habitat. > Visit Website

WORKCABIN
Posting site for green jobs. > Visit Website

WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
A global not-for-profit organization working to transform the property industry towards sustainability.
> Visit Website

THE Z PRIZE
For re-skinning the old energy-leaking buildings that account for 40% of carbon use.

The End of the Line. Powerful wake-up film about the world’s fisheries. > Visit Website

Backyard Fisheries. How to raise tilapia and vegetables in a backyard enclosure.
A Vancouver Island University research team has developed an innovative backyard fish farm that produces filtered water, fresh vegetables and edible fish. See CBC at the following URL