Annie Leonard of “The Story of Stuff” Named New Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

May 7, 2014 by  
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Annie Leonard, the creator of the viral video “The Story of Stuff,” has just been named Greenpeace USA’s new executive director. A longtime environmental activist, Leonard has proven her gift for crafting compelling narratives, particularly in her series of animated pro-sustainability documentaries that question excess consumerism. After years of watching Leonard’s progress at The Story of Stuff Project, we at Inhabitat are excited to see how Leonard’s storytelling prowess and leadership will grow Greenpeace’s reach around the world. Read the rest of Annie Leonard of “The Story of Stuff” Named New Executive Director of Greenpeace USA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: annie leonard , anti consumerism , Climate Change , environmental activism , Environmental activist , environmental progress , global anti-icinerator alliance , greenpeace annie leonard , greenpeace executive director , greenpeace usa , the story of stuff , the story of stuff project , Waste

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TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

May 7, 2014 by  
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How does it work? You gas up via separate tanks. The gas tank and cap are where you would find them on a traditional gas vehicle, but instead that steel case in the front of the pickup bed where the tools normally go, there is a separate contained compressed natural gas tank, which has its own cap for filling. Inside the CNG F150 you have two separate gauges for fuel levels, so you can keep an eye on both fuel tanks. That’s it—No more to think about. The truck works out the rest for you. Related: BYD Sets Record With All-Electric Bus in Copenhagen Read the rest of TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative drivetrain , Alternative Fuel , CNG , compressed natural gas , ford f150 , green transportation , green vehicle , hybrid truck , hybrid vehicle , Laura Cowan , Laura K. Cowan , lower emissions , test drive

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Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71

September 26, 2011 by  
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Yesterday, the world said goodbye to one of its most fearless environmental voices – Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Decades ahead of her time, the brilliant Kenyan author and environmental activist founded the Green Belt Movement that has since planted millions of trees . She stood up for the environment long before it was fashionable to do so, and steadfastly challenged her own corrupt government when there was no one to protect her from dangerous consequences. In 2004, Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote “a holistic approach to sustainable development” that focused on the interrelatedness of social injustice and environmental degradation. She was the first African woman to receive that prize, a source of enormous pride for women everywhere. Read the rest of Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cancer , corruption , eco design , Environmental activist , green design , kenya , new york times , Nobel Peace Prize Winner , Plant trees , Social Justice , sustainable design , The Green Belt Movement , Wangari Maathai

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