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Monday, November 06, 2006

FEATURE: Carnival of the Green #52

Carnival of the GreenSome housekeeping before I begin.

This is the last post on CityHippy. For now. CityHippy may well be back, you never know. It has been a blast. Namaste to you all.

I am now happily working away as Head of Marketing at (winner of the Observer Newspaper's 'Ethical Retailer of the Year 2006' I might add). They are totally awesome...but don't take my word for it.
Natural Collection now sources thousands of products and receives around 200,000 web hits per day. Ethically speaking, their products stand up to scrutiny, and as a conscious consumer you can be sure it's the place to buy anything from hemp plastic kitchen scales to a birdhouse with real soul
- Observer Ethical Awards 2006
Some of the editors of CityHippy have decided to carry on after CityHippy and have set up a brand new collective green blog which I fully support and endorse - you might even see me posting on this new blog from time to time. Amongst other places...

Ladies and gentleman...please do give a big green blog welcome to:

The blog is called GreenGirlsGlobal - check it out. They launched yesterday with nine, yes nine editors - they are still figuring the comments thing out to prevent masses of spam so bear with them. If you liked are gonna love GGG. They rock! Are you a green girl? Wanna write for them? Drop them a line.

I leave one campaign with the engine (fuel cell naturally) running, other than the ongoing Starbucks Challenge of course, and that campaign is the Christmas Lights campaign. Launched by myself and Green Jenni this campaign has massive potential to affect change.

The simple lightbulb can be such a powerful weapon in the right hands. Wanna make a massive difference with just a simple lightbulb? Click here for more info.

And so we reach the one year blogiversary of the Carnival of the Green. Last September Nick Aster and I sat in a pub in Chelsea, West London, talking about the green blogosphere. The Carnival of the Green was born and I am very proud to have been involved. Namaste Nick and Namaste to all the hosts and posters who have participated.

The Carnival of the Green is a weekly round up of the green blogosphere. Last week the Carnival of the Green was hosted by Groovy Green and next week the Carnival drops in to it's other home: TriplePundit. From now on the Carnival will be managed by those lovely folks at Treehugger - am sure it will go from strength to strength.

So, without further ado...welcome to the...

Carnival of the Green [Imagine fireworks going off...]

Kicking us off this week is Jennifer Miner who tells us about St. John Ecotravel and Ecotourism and the reliance of the luxury vacation islands on volunteers to keep the ecosystem going.

Next up Stephen Balogh over at GroovyGreen reminds us why busy is not neccessarily a good thing...very thought-provoking indeed. get a coffee (shade-grown, organic and fairtrade of course) and some cookies for this one.

A quick stroll over to LA brings us LAGreenLiving's interview with zero emissions traveler Tim Harvey. They caught up with the Vancouver native as he passed through Los Angeles, on his way to completing a 2-year, round-the-world trek with no emissions. Wow!

Heading on back to the Eastern USA Harlan Weikle over at Greener magazine brings us a review of the new green movie...The Great Warming. The filmography stuns, the dialogue is compelling and the special effects will overwhelm you but, in the end, it is simply the message of “The Great Warming”, which will chill you. Word is this outdoes Mr Gore's brilliant Inconvenient Truth! Way to go!

Moving on over to Miami we find Rebecca bringing news that a Miami science magnet school has launched the first Green School Challenge for the city. The students are studying the energy use of their school, and looking for ways to reduce their carbon emissions. Very inspiring. Who says youth is wasted on the young eh?

Pablo over at TriplePundit breaks down the calculations deciding engine efficiency.

Don Bosch from Evangelical Ecologist has posted a whole slug of links on green faith and greening the planet, he has even offered up a little tribute to his favorite Brit (who could that be I wonder he he he) at the bottom.

The greener side waited outside for two hours to hear Clinton stump for clean energy in San Francisco, where it almost felt like 1992. Hopefully without the dubious fashion and electronic music...

Elisa was a visitor inside NYC's first "green" office building, the new Hearst HQ recently and she tells us about the features she saw and was told about that make this building one-of-a-kind.

Biologist Sally Kneidel writes about a state-of-the-art passive solar home, explains how customers can purchase Green Power from their local power companies and promote the development of sustainable energy sources and has links to several sources of consumer help for installing solar hardware and for purchasing Green Power.

Finally...Rebecca from GreenerMiami is conducting a survey of green bloggers to see if they are interested in getting together for a conference.

The pleasure has been all mine folks...

Bye for now...



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At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long... but not goodbye Al! All the best with the new job. Will be in touch soon.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger For Paws Hospice said...

As always, City delivers - great Carnival Al. Your absence from the Green Blogosphere will be keenly felt. We trust however that it will be a temporary detour.

We welcome GGG, some of the ladies we know and will be looking forward to meeting the new editors. Congratulations on your launch.

Harlan, Nancy and crew at Greener Mag

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job, congratulations, and good luck!

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farwell City Hippy! Thanks for making all this happen. And to AL - onward and upward! Glad to see good things in the future!

- Nick

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Jeff McIntire-Strasburg said...

I'll definitely miss City Hippy -- one of the happiest places in the Green Blogosphere. I'm keeping it on the Green Blogosphere Squidoo lens -- too much good stuff here to let go, and, besides, you'll be back...;-)

At 9:45 PM, Blogger Oz Designs said...

ohh nooo.

I will mis City Hippy.

Best of luck

At 5:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you will be missed Al. Thanks for everything


At 6:54 PM, Blogger Guy Barry said...

What is a RSS feed?

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Matt Burge said...

Hello fellow Green Blogger,

Over at we have a poll running that we would like you to take part in if you wish.

The question runs; 'What do you think is the best way to tackle climate change?

Hope you have time to give your views on this very important issue.



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