Green Atheists

A place to discuss anything that has to do with the "Greening" of our planet.

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Here Is A List Of Some Topics For Us To Discuss:

* Anything Environmental
* Climate change
* Bio-Diversity
* Animal Welfare
* Agriculture
* Gardening
* Health
* Sustainable Living
* Greening Our Children
* Green Businesses & Green Jobs
* Green Politics
* Corporate Interests
* Green Activistism
* Green Books, Movies, Photos, Cartoons, Music, etc.


The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill News Thread

Open Call For All Your Environmental/Green Movie and Video Selections

Green Books

Environmental/Green ART

Ongoing List of 'Green' Institutions, Organizations, Blogs, Government Agencies, News Portals etc.



Discussion Forum

Ongoing List of 'Green' Institutions, Organizations, Blogs, Government Agencies, News Portals etc.

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by A Former Member Apr 8, 2011. 32 Replies

Please contribute worthy online sites to this growing list...RESEARCH AND POLICY INSTITUTIONS The Earth Institute at Columbia…Continue

A sustainable future for transportation?

Started by Big Fella Apr 5, 2011. 0 Replies

For some time I've been a proponent of "going green" and sustainable, although I can be an annoying skeptic and can get quite cranky from ill informed consumerist behavior. I am for instance not a…Continue

Tags: bio, fuel, cell, hybrid, sustainable

A Food Manifesto for the Future

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Allen J. Thoma Feb 16, 2011. 4 Replies

ByMARK BITTMANFebruary 1, 2011NY Times  For decades, Americans believed that we had the…Continue

Genghis Khan the GREEN

Started by Sydni Moser Feb 3, 2011. 0 Replies

 Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummetedBy Daily Mail Reporter 25th…Continue

Judge Jeffrey White Orders Plants That Provide GMO Sugar Beet Seeds To Be Destroyed

Started by Sydni Moser Dec 4, 2010. 0 Replies

MICHAEL J. CRUMB 12/ 3/10 Huffington PostDES MOINES, Iowa — A federal judge in California has ordered the removal from the ground of plants grown to produce seeds for genetically modified sugar…Continue

Trash To Treasure: From Toilets To Tiles

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 30, 2010. 0 Replies

November 30, 2010NPRLISTEN to the (4 min.) Story HERE:You wouldn't expect a landfill to be a…Continue

Open Call For All Your Environmental/Green Movie and Video Selections...

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Sydni Moser Nov 28, 2010. 121 Replies

I thought it would be good idea to have a place where we can store all our favorite "Green" videos and movies in one area. Again, everything is covered within the "Green" topic, from Climate Change…Continue

Green Packaging: Are Potatoes, Coconuts And Mushrooms The Way Of The Future? (PHOTOS)

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 21, 2010. 0 Replies

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker Posted: 11-17-10 Does seeing all that plastic packaging going in the trash every time you eat make you feel guilty? There are innovators out there who want to…Continue

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Comment by Sydni Moser on October 11, 2010 at 11:10am
Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 1, 2010 at 7:22am
If you are interested in seeing the full documentary of Meat The Truth here is the LINK:

And here is some additional info on the doc.

Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by MP Marianne Thieme (leader of the Dutch party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films on climate change. Although such films have succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change: the intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth draws attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together. The calculations used in the film derive from and have been validated by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN (FAO), the World Watch Institute, the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University Amsterdam and numerous other authoritative sources. 'Meat the Truth' is presented by Marianne Thieme, leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals. A range of international celebrities, such as Pamela Anderson, Bill Maher, James Cromwell, Emily Deschanel, Tony Denison, Esai Morales, Megan Blake, Debra Wilson Skelton, Elaine Hendrix, Kate Flannery, Carol Leifer, Joy Lauren, Hal Sparks, Constance Marie, Kristina Klebe, Skyler Gisondo, Graham Patrick Martin, Greg Vaughan and Touriya Haoud Vaughan, participated in the making of the international version of the film
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 1, 2010 at 6:53am
Urinal For Women

A urinal is pictured under a signboard with instructions for women on how to urinate standing, at a toilet at Shanxi Normal University in Xian, northwest China's Shanxi province. The university claims "Our university can save 160 tons water everyday, if each female student urinates standing"
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 1, 2010 at 4:43am
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 13, 2010 at 1:52pm

Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond

How could a civilization that mastered the planet suddenly Collapse? Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed", NGC time travels 200 years into the future to see what the world would look like after civilization as we know it collapsed. Guided by author Jared Diamond, we'll piece together the remarkable story of what on earth triggered our decline.

WATCH>> SEPT. 18 - 8 PM - on the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Channel

VIEW Trailer HERE:
If humans don't make changes in how we grow food, our species could be headed towards extinction.
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 7, 2010 at 4:13pm

Phytoplankton, El Niño, and Global Warming
By Don Glass
Moment of Science

Global warming, as you know, is a huge problem, and is in some ways more complicated than we sometimes think. Much of the problem is our fault, as a failure to check greenhouse gas emissions has increasingly turned our atmosphere into a heat trap. However, there are natural forces at play, too, both helpful and harmful.

For example, you may have heard that the oceans absorb carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere. That’s true, but it’s not the water in the oceans so much as the plants and animals that live there. Tiny, single-celled creatures called phytoplankton, for instance, live near the ocean’s surface and use lots of dissolved carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. When phytoplankton die and sink to the ocean floor, most of the CO2 they consume returns to the atmosphere, but enough CO2 sinks down with the phytoplankton to balance out CO2 levels in the atmosphere and help reduce global warming.

To be clear, this isn’t to say that we can rely on phytoplankton to solve our global warming problems. Phytoplankton are vulnerable to weather and other changes that affect their health.

For example, when El Niño sweeps through every three to six years or so, it causes fewer nutrients to be swept up from the ocean floor to the surface where phytoplankton feed. Fewer nutrients means fewer phytoplankton. Fewer phytoplankton means less CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere, which makes global warming an even bigger problem. Stopping or reversing the effects of global warming will require a giant effort, but it depends in part on paying attention to some very small things, like phytoplankton.
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 18, 2010 at 8:03am

Brooklyn Free Store
Tue, 08/17/2010

It's a store with no hours, no retailers and no customers, reports Colin Moynihan in the New York Times (8/16/10). It's called the Brooklyn Free Store, and as the name suggests, everything is free. Open for just six weeks, it is located on a dirt lot in a white tent under a blue tarp behind a chain link fence with a purple sign that says: Take what you want. Share what you think others may enjoy (not limited to material items)."

Naturally, there are no doors or locks at Brooklyn Free. Its organizers say the store is "intended to demonstrate the feasibility of recycling and to offer an alternative to mainstream capitalism." Items range from canned green beans to brown wingtips, "along with a used toaster oven, a flashlight and a galvanized metal bucket." It's not all junk though: Some participants have "dropped off a digital camera, an electric stove and a TiVo with a recording capacity of 40 hours."

Last month, a diverse group of friends and neighbors opened the Free Store. From environmental reasons to artistic expression to the endeavor’s anti-capitalist nature, the founders’ motives vary as much as the store’s merchandise.

“I get so frustrated with the amount of waste I see on the sidewalk,” said Thaddeus Umpster, who helps stock the store with items he finds on the street. “The store gives ‘garbage’ a second chance for a new home.”

An earlier iteration of the same concept previously operated out of a Williamsburg storefront "from 1999 to 2005." The concept is based on "the original, a Diggers group of agrarian utopians in 17th-century England." Forty years ago, modern Diggers also ran storefronts in San Francisco and New York. "New York is world renowned for having the best garbage," says Myles Emery, an organizer. "There could be free stores everywhere." This one is located on 232 Walworth St. between Dekalb and Willoughby Avenues in Bed-Stuy.
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 2, 2010 at 7:13am
Doone, you are the 'king of charts!' Loved this one too, thanks.
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 25, 2010 at 6:19pm

Bacon Lovers vs. Soy Huggers: The Smackdown

A dyed-in-the-wool vegetarian, I had always assumed that when it came to sustainability, my diet would beat the leather pants off that of my burger-crazy friends. But as I wrote in "Get Behind Me, Seitan," (July/August 2010 issue of Mother Jones) some environmentalists and farmers claim that eating responsibly raised meat can actually be good for the planet. So who's right? I posed the question to five smart people: Eating Animals author and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, farmer and writer Joel Salatin, Diet for a Hot Planet author Anna Lappé, Bard College geophysicist Gidon Eshel, and food-waste expert Jonathan Bloom.

Continue Reading this Interesting Article in the Vegetarian Group - LINK
Comment by Sydni Moser on July 22, 2010 at 7:53am

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