Welcome to the Carnival of the Green! If it's new to you, read up about it and how to submit at TreeHugger, and check out all the previous editions. You can also visit last week's edition at The Good Human; next week, it's at Natural Collection. (If you're new to Money and Values, check out some of my highlights here.)
- Mama Luxe gives us Going Green for Halloween, with tips and suggestions for celebrating Halloween in a green, less wasteful way.
- Beth Terry's The List is a wonderful long list of the ways she's reduced plastic consumption and plastic waste.
- Betsy Teutsch, in Frugal City Popcorn, writes about how to make your own microwave popcorn and avoid the overpackaged commercial versions.
- David writes about financing to help ordinary people afford green houses in Getting a Green Mortgage and Using An Eco-Broker.
- The Not Quite Crunchy Parent talks about Switching Mid-Stream - Going Organic One step at a Time.
- Allie's For Girls Only looks at a wide range of eco-friendly options for, well, feminine care needs.
- Stefani Newman looks at alternatives to antibacterial soap in Anti-Antibacterial - Go Natural.
- Cindy explains how to make a Recycled Bread Bag Handbag.
- David writes about biodiesel in I want to learn more about biodiesel and eventually run a vehicle on it.
- Wixx talks about personal decisions and obstacles in Why I Won’t Trade in My Gas Guzzler for a Gas Miser Car.
The global (news and collective action):
- Marguerite Manteau-Rao bridges the personal and the political in her post called Consumer or Citizen?
- Cat Laine writes about a major nationwide effort in Haiti in With help from Cuba, Haiti tries a switch to CFLs.
- Tracy talks about the annual consumerism-free day-- and what it means for the holiday season and the rest of the year-- in Shop less - Live more: Buy Nothing Day 2007
- Tiffany Washko writes about proposed regulations banning uncooked organic almonds in The Death of the Raw Almonds - Take Action Now!
- Oliver Adria puts out a Call for "Stern Review" on biodiversity to get people thinking about the financial effects of biodiversity loss.
- Tom Schueneman gives us an exploration of Cap and Trade, Carbon Tax, and the Aspirations of Government.
- Ali Kriscenski posts the news about HOK's LEED Gold-certified Straw Bale Building.
The kinda-green (posts with environmental implications):
- Sue Luxton's Lewisham Council Pension Fund has £12m invested in Burma 'dirty list' invokes SRI (socially responsible investing) principles
- Jovana's When Less is More on worker safety and the implications of our Chinese imports.
- Sally writes that Breast Feeding Gets a New Review in Sub-Saharan Africa, saying "Families left without a breadwinner rely much more heavily on forest resources for food, fuel, building materials and so on - because these resources are free and can be harvested by children and grandmothers."