The First Worldwide Green Hajj Guide & Eco-Mosques in Qatar: More on Islam & The Environment

September 13, 2011 by  
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photo: Al Jazeera English / CC BY ND Some timely examples of the intersection of Islam and environmental stewardship , both coming via the good folks over at Green Prophet : 1) Any new mosque built in Qatar must be eco-friendly, and 2) a new green guide to the Hajj is to be launched at … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Buildup To Greenbuild: The War In The Woods Heats Up

September 13, 2011 by  
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Last year at Greenbuild, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) made a big splash, having just come off a big victory at the US Green Building Council, where they maintained their status as the only wood that gets a point under LEED. They built a gorgeous booth while the other big certifier, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) , sort of slunk in. This year, as we build up to Greenbuild,

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108,000 Trees Planted at Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal

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photo: wonker / CC BY Some nice symbolism here… WWF-Nepal reports that it has just completed its target for 2011 of planted 108,000 trees in the Sacred Garden of Lumbini , where the Buddha was born roughly 2,500 years ago. Over the next ten years the plan is to plant one million trees in the surrounding area. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Why Won’t Big Oil Subsidies Die?

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Photo: Feathered Tar via Flickr/CC BY One More Time With Feeling: Obama Calls to Kill Big Oil Subsidies Every year, the American taxpayer writes a check to Big Oil — and that’s on top of buying petroleum-based products and paying through the nose for increasingly expensive gasoline. Uncle Sam also directs billions of dollars to the likes of ExxonMobil and Chevron, despite the fact that they’re some of the most profitable companies on earth. These companies receive $4 billion in what

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