Have a great weekend, everyone! Enjoy these great eco reads from around the web:
How can traditional, paper-based news resources stay relevant? By getting their facts right. However, the New York Times have published an eco-news piece by John Tierney that may or may not have its tongue firmly in its cheek…and it’s doing the rounds as "facts". The team at Treehugger is hopping mad.
Less is the new More – and to keep the clutter at bay, we need good reusing and recycling habits (encompassing everything). Blissfully Domestic have a three-part series on the three R’s – here’s the middle one, "Reduce".
The latest plans for an eco-city have been drawn up by the partnership of General Electric and Mudadala Development, and if you’re expecting Big Money to be involved, you’re not wrong. The multi-billion dollar clean-energy city will be built in the United Arab Emirates (no stranger to that kind of investment) and is due for completion in 2015. Read more over at Clean Technica.
Being outdoors is a beautiful and enriching experience. Apart from when you’re so insect-bitten you look like a puffer fish. But who wants to douse themselves in DEET? Not Grist – which is why they’ve published Sarah Van Schagen’s recommendations for essential-oil-based inspect repellants.
Brand new student textbooks: expensive, cumbersome, wasteful…unnecessary? Can recycling and e-literature really fill the gap? Join the discussion over at The Green Life.
Design Sponge recently poked its head round the door of Jean Orlebeke’s house (of Obek Design) – and it’s quite a place!
Another triumph for the movement to make us menfolk go green: the carbon neutral baseball game. Thanks go to simple + green for this story.
And finally, this just in: as the world collapses around him, Al Gore has launched one last effort to save us – his son. Read this incredible story here.