For your favorite insomniac! Write down your dreams in this original sheep covered journal. Created from seaweed paper obtained from the seaweed that was infesting Venice lagoon. Designed and handmade in Florence, Italy. 100% recycled paper.
£19.00 at Contemporary Living Solutions
Nature inspired, printed with vegetable-based inks on 100% recycled paper, (50% post-consumer waste and processed chlorine free) and wire-o bound.
$15.00 at Blissen
Review by Larry Groff of GreatGreenGadgets.com
We were happy to receive an advance copy of a new global warming documentary, Everything’s Cool (2007), directed by Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand.
The movie tells the story of how a variety of people spread the warnings of climate change. Scaring people with doom and gloom stories is felt among many activists to be counter-productive in winning supporters, this perhaps prompted a more lighthearted approach to this new documentary. However, what scares me more than shots of burning forests and flooding cities is seeing a spokesman from the oil industry’s Competitive Enterprise Institute. His slanderous rants against global warming science have been a powerful smear campaign persuading the public that global warming is all just a hoax. At the same time I am inspired to see the film’s attention to activist and writer Bill McKibben, author of “The End of Nature”, and investigative journalist Ross Gelbspan, author of “The Heat is On” and “Boiling Point”. The personal glimpses into their lives made for a more engaging story. The film’s quirky sidetrack into a Utah Snowworker’s conversion of his beat up old Mercedes to biodiesel may help add lightheartedness to the film but at the risk of being disjointed and long. One of the most interesting characters was Dr. Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel and how that station has increased its coverage of the climate change issue in recent years.
The film seemed a bit dated at times, like much of the film was made before the recent increase in media attention. For instance, there was hardly any mention of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and yet plenty of coverage of the irrelevant science fiction movie The Day After Tomorrow. But all in all, we enjoyed the movie and we are happy to see more attention paid to the politics of global warming. Check out the website at EverythingsCool.org
A “tree-free” journal by artist, Wasim Mohamed. The sleeves of these notebooks are made from recycled cotton rags and the covers are hand embroidered. Great for jotting down those earth saving thoughts!
$18.00 at Zanisa