Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

May 30, 2012 by  
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First Lady Michelle Obama has launched her first book ‘American Grown’ as part of her awesome mission to get children across the US off the couch and into gardens to learn about healthy food! With a smiling face adorning the cover, and a title like  ‘American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America ‘, the colorful book looks like a pretty uplifting read. In it, First Lady Obama combines her own personal experience of  growing an “ edible garden” with those stories of people all around the country, and she heartfully encourages readers to try and grow their own healthy produce. Read the rest of Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american grown , book launch , childhood obesity , community gardening , edible garden , first lady , gardening initiatives , healthy eating , lets move , Michelle Obama , national parks foundation

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

May 30, 2012 by  
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Ever wonder what happens to all the old vinyl records that don’t make it into the thrift shops to be picked up by the audio-junkie/hipster minority who still spin them? Well, most of them just end up in the trash–no surprise there. But at least a few have found their way into the loving hands of Brooklyn-based Orlando Dominguez of GIN Art & Design , for a second life brightening up the world–with light, this time, instead of music. These recycled record lamps made their debut during this year’s New York Design Week at the ICFF . Read the rest of Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 45s lamps , adaptive reuse , brooklyn design , Brooklyn designers , eco design , green design , ICFF , new york design week , orlando dominguez , recycled 45s , recycled lighting , recycled records , sustainable design

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

May 30, 2012 by  
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Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations. Equipped with cameras, forceps, and other pieces of equipment, the human-controlled snakebots are able to go where surgeons cannot. Read the rest of US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Columbia University Medical Center , medical robots , nanobots , nanosurgeons , nanotechnology , robotic surgeons , snake robots , snake surgeons

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POTUS Michelle Obama Goes For Fitness Guinness Record

October 6, 2011 by  
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photo via flickr /CC First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing her campaign to inspire the country’s youth to get off the couch and to get active by going for a Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. On Tuesday, the POTUS and National Geographic Kids will lead hundreds of DC children in doing one minute of jumping jacks on the South Lawn. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Paris Cleans Up with $50 Fines for Littering, Un-Picked Up Dog Poo and Public Urination

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: Omarukai / CC Paris is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and it has no intention of letting its reputation be sullied. The City is launching a new anti-littering campaign, with 35€ ($47) fines for all kinds of littering, public urination and not picking up after one’s dog. But the thinking behind the effort comes from more than cleanliness- Paris has

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Does Obama Really Support Sustainable Agriculture?

August 23, 2010 by  
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Image credit: The WHO Farm When Michelle Obama first announced her White House garden , locavores everywhere rejoiced. Here was a highly symbolic, yet practical, indication of where the administration stood on sustainable agriculture. Yet while the First Lady has since enlarged the White House garden , and even

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Three Tips from the White House on Winter Gardening

December 18, 2009 by  
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