5 Petition Campaigns Which Big Business Heard Loud And Clear

September 17, 2015 by  
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The advent of the internet has made it so much easier for consumers to advocate for their wants and needs. Sites like Care2 and Take Part allow anyone to create a petition that can then be shared across the internet. Many of these petitions go…

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Pornhub “Gives America Wood” by Planting a Tree for Every 100 Video Views

May 2, 2014 by  
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In celebration of Arbor Day , Pornhub has launched a campaign called “Give American Wood” that will plant a tree for every 100 video watched in their “Big Dick” category. So far, the site has racked up more than 1.4 millions views, which equates to more than 14,000 trees. Today is the last day of the campaign, and even though the site hasn’t found an environmental partner yet, a spokesman says they already have three specific organizations in mind. Read the rest of Pornhub “Gives America Wood” by Planting a Tree for Every 100 Video Views Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Porn Hub , porn site pledges to plant a tree for every 100 video views , Pornhub celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting donation , Pornhub environmentally friendly campaign promises to plant new trees , Pornhub wants to give America wood with its tree planting campaign , tree planting initiative from one of the internet’s biggest porn sites

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How can I reuse or recycle (or pass on) slippers?

October 19, 2011 by  
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Rachael left a note on the suggestions page, asking: hi, how can recycle some slippers? do shoe banks take them? thanks Yes, they can be put into shoe banks – but make sure they’re tied together in some way (if they’ve not got laces, tie them together with string or an elastic band). Stuff put in charity shoe banks is usually distributed in three ways depending on quality/condition: for resale at a charity shop in this country, for resale overseas or for actual recycling down to being shredded for raw materials — so one way or another, they’ll get reused. If they’re old and in poor condition, you might be able to revamp them yourself to get a bit longer out of them – I tend to wear slipper socks than actual slippers but I’ve upcycled the “leather” soles of one pair by crocheting new “uppers” using the relevant part of patterns widely available on the internet. Sole aside, a lot of towelling-type slippers will be 100% (or thereabouts) cotton so might be dye-able, which might breathe new life into a discoloured/grubby pale coloured pair. Any other ideas for revamping or recycling an old pair of slippers? Or other suggestions on places to pass them onto? (eg would shelters take them?)

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Consumers, Meet Producers: Abe’s Market Lets Buyers Get to Know, Appreciate, Interact with Manufacturers

November 29, 2010 by  
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Image via Abe’s Market Do you ever wonder who makes the stuff you buy? Ever want that farmer’s market feel, where you connect with the source of what you’re buying, but for all the non-food goods in your life? That satisfaction is increasingly hard to come by, especially as we turn to the internet and major chain retailers for more and more of our shopping, but Abe’s Market is changing that.

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Touring an Infamous Roundhouse: The Journey Visits Once Illegal Dwelling (Video)

April 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: The Journey When I wrote about Mr Biggles’ insanely impressive hoard of recycled bicycles , one commenter wrote to say how much they enjoyed the concept of The Journey—the internet TV show that had filmed Mr Biggles’ exploits. So I did some more digging to find out what other cool, sustainable projects The Journey had visited.

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Another View of Why You’re Fat

March 16, 2010 by  
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Stephen McDaniel at Freakalytics After I posted about the inverse correlation between between subsidies and federal nutrition guidelines I learned a few things about statistics and the power of the internet. I didn’t really understand commenter Sam’s suggestion that the “chart-oon is a good example of terrible info-graphics gutting information of its power” until I followed his link and found the above graphs amongst a number of other submissions prompte…

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Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Get Internet Connection

March 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via SIPAM For the first time, indigenous Amazonian tribesmen , long isolated by their location deep within the rainforest , will have access to the internet and telephone. The system, which includes a VSAT satellite dish , was installed by the

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New Chip Can Boost Image Quality of Cheaper Televisions

March 1, 2010 by  
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Image via Tech-On It’s always a good thing when a new technology can simply be inserted into an old technology in order to improve quality; it means no need to create new manufacturing facilities, no need to worry about new recycling issues, no need to worry about new packaging and on and on. Additionally, the two biggest drivers in new television technology right now is energy efficiency and picture quality. Most manufacturers are improving energy efficiency quickly, though improved picture quality has to hurry and catch up.

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Why Data Center Efficiency Matters – Because the Internet is THIS BIG

December 10, 2009 by  
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Image via UCSD The latest report to come out about our use of the internet and digital media to consume information is mind-blowing. University of California, San Diego reports that each day, Americans consume 34 gigabytes of information .

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