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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend Interweb Round-up

I love the weekend - sitting around, drinking coffee, wasting WAY too much time on the internet. Here are a few of my recent internet finds:

  • Lots of people have asked me where I got the stone paper notebook that I wrote about in August. The answer is Walgreen's, but I haven't found any stone paper there since I originally bought the notebook. (In case you're wondering, stone paper is usually made with limestone that's a by-product from other manufacturing processes and uses much less water than normal tree paper). However, today at Target, I found lovely stone paper notebooks (decorated with an adorable floral motif) for sale, as well as banana paper, and regular recycled notebooks. Go, Target! I tried to find them online for you, but they didn't seem to have them. If you want one, you'll have to go to your local Target. However, Walgreen's online is selling stone paper notebooks online now.
  • The New Yorker has a short piece on the size of the Transocean oil spill, accompanied by some eye-opening flyover video. And if watching that video bums you out, I recommend you head over to the Oceana website. Oceana is a non-profit that works to protect the world's oceans and marine wildlife. On their website, you can sign a petition to stop off-shore drilling, donate to the cause, or find out about other ways to help. While efforts to staunch the flow of oil continue to fail, making those of us in the greenosphere feel helpless, it's good to be able to do something, even if it's just to send some money through PayPal. (In case you're wondering, Oceana has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator).
  • Speaking of Charity Navigator, I've come to love this website! It rates charities by how efficient and effective they are. They have dedicated a page to organizations that are helping address the oil spill. Check them out, and you'll find lots of great organizations that are working to solve problems that might spark you compassion.
  • With all of this depressing news, you might want to cheer up. If so, I recommend watching the "Modern Warfare" episode of NBC's Community. This doesn't have anything to do with being green, really (although the show's themes of whether morality is subjective or objective, and what that means for us as beings who live in community with one another, is inherently of interest to greenies). I just think you should watch it. This episode was filmed as an "action movie" (taking place during an epic game of paint ball), and was even directed by action director Justin Lin. The half-hour is pure comedy genius, both celebrating and satirizing the action movie cliches that so many of us grew up with. It's amazingly shot, hilarious, and -- who'd have thought Joel McHale had those guns?
What have you found on the interweb lately?

3 comments:

greenlabelman said...

Stone paper (FiberStone) is for sale at www.NaturalSourcePrinting.com (Natural Source Printing, Inc.) or www.GetFiberStone.com.

Wombat Central said...

Just found your blog via Dooce Community, and I'm excited to look around here! I'm also going to go look for the stone paper. :) Great site!

Catfish said...

I'm glad you enjoy the site, @Wombat!