Happy Earth Day 2015.... Now Call Congress

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a so-called trade deal that is being secretly negotiated and will be given a final vote by Congress in the next few months. It is feared the bulk of the plan, a binding agreement that will allow companies and corporations to take governments to a corporate court for perceived infractions of the deal, will gut national environmental and labor protections.

Learn about the TPP here and call Congress to voice your opposition.

 

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20,000 Bees Saved By Tree Surgeon

John Joinson didn't expect to save thousands of bees when he set out on his job as a tree surgeon. He's just a really nice guy that way. Actually, when he was dismantling a tree he discovered a bee home inside and decided to save the bees instead of destroying their home. The world is glad he cares so much about bees and so are the bees.

Vote For Shed Of The Year

Shed of the year may sound like a bogus competition but its very real. Check out the entries as there are many very interesting designs. They're not just places to store garden equipment. Many are small pubs, home offices and other fun things. You may even be inspired to build your own unique shed. Go vote for your favorite shed!

Utah Woman Faces Ag Gag Charges After Filming From Public Street

Amy Meyer of Utah filmed operations of a meat packing plant from across the street to capture the cruelty visible to anyone passing by and was arrested under the state so-called Ag Gag laws. After public outcry, charges appear to have been dropped... for now.

Ice Cream Shop Churns With Pedal Power

If you could combine your two favorite things would it turn into something weird or wonderful. Edward Belden of L.A. combined his two favorite things and got a successful ice cream shop that uses a bike to churn the ice cream. I bet the employees stay very fit and maybe any ice cream they eat gets burned off churning.

World Penguin Day

Penguins are adorable, entertaining, interesting and certainly worth saving. Who can resist they're cute suit-like outfits or their silly waddling? Go out and celebrate World Penguin Day any way you can. Put on a tux and waddle around, slide on your belly, catch a fish, go somewhere cold, spend time with family, watch penguin videos on YouTube or give to causes that help keep them alive and well on this beautiful planet.

Interior Design School's Sustainable End Of Year Show

The students at Ryerson School of Interior Design in Toronto, are making their end of year show sustainable. Students put the whole show on themselves, so they could get crazy or silly wasteful if they wanted to. However they are taking reduce and reuse very seriously and the show sounds like it could set an example for other school shows.

Meatless Monday: Lemon Honey Cauliflower

Cauliflower can seem like a somewhat bland vegetable. You can just cover veggies in cheese sauces to hide them when you don't know what else to do. However, there has to be a better and healthier way to serve cauliflower that doesn't involve drowning it in fatty sauces. This recipe for spicy roasted cauliflower with a lemon honey dressing sounds lovely.

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