Tag Archives: Green

Pitch perfect comic parable about sustainability

Just wanted to showcase this marvelous comic by Stuart McMillen (the cover of which you see above and is a nice nod to Hergé). It’s called “St. Matthew Island” and asks: “What happens when you introduce 29 reindeer to an isolated island of untouched natural resources?” As a parable (humans being humans, and reindeer being… Read More »

Things that kill birds

As a nice follow-up to the hysteria that followed America’s collective realization that, sometimes, birds die in groups, the New York Times offers up a story detailing what actually does the killing. Some facts: • Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year, out of an average yearly population of 10 billion, minimum. During… Read More »

CicLAvia on Kickstarter

Earlier this year, Los Angeles hosted it’s first CicLAvia (blogged here previously)— an event which closed off 7.5 miles of city streets to cars for a full day allowing cyclists and pedestrians full use of the roadways. It was a huge success with over 100,000 residents showing up on 2 wheels rather than 4. Yes,… Read More »

Post your green-worthy DIY project to MAKE and win a trip to Maker Faire!

Katie Dougherty of MAKE says: Do you have an innovative project that you think is “green” or one you’ve been thinking about starting? That word green gets tossed around a lot. Do you think others would find your project “environmentally-friendly,” a worthwhile solution to today’s environmental problems? Does it promote conservation? Appropriate use of technology?… Read More »

Wikileaks’ ISP nuclear bunker cave

Here’s a series of panoramae of the purported site of Wikileaks’ servers, the Bahnhof ISP is Stockholm, a kind of batcave decorated with rough stone walls and gro-light foliage. The site is a former nuclear bunker, situated under 30 meters of rocky mountain. Bahnhof ISP (Thanks, Benjamin!)   Google's new data-center cools with weather prediction,… Read More »

Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band “dances” to Nutcracker Suite on Segways

Via the BB Submitterator, Boing Boing reader Billy Green shares the video above, and explains, Members of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band on Segways “dancing” to “Waltz of the Flowers” outside the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Shot by me and my partner, edited by me. Video Link. It’s only 38 seconds,… Read More »

Pro-mining propaganda comic from mid-1960s

As the Chilean Miner telenovela continues today, with mining company execs and politicians now transforming a barely-averted catastrophe into a publicity stunt: here’s timely look back at some mid-century American mining industry propaganda in the form of a weird comic book unearthed by Ethan Persoff. “With an environmental message!,” says Ethan— “Specifically how strip mines… Read More »