What can we learn from Will Ferrell about surviving in extreme environments? What’s greener: The cork, the cap, or boxed wine? What do Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Owen Wilson know about going green? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all the latest green news and tips.
| Will Ferrell Goes Wild
Nothing brings out Will’s wild side like eating roasted caribou brains with Bear Grylls in Sweden’s frozen north country. Watch Will learn how to survive and thrive — and cry for mama — in one of earth’s extreme climates. Check out a teaser.
|Green Winos: Cork or Cap?
Even though 90% of cork is produced in Europe, it’s still probably the greenest option out there. For one, using cork helps preserve Europe’s sustainable, carbon-sequestering cork forests. Second, you can reuse corks to make sweet bulletin boards.
| Museum’s Cast Gives Green Tips
Being star is tough when ruthless kid reporters from National Geographic Kids bombard you with questions about going green. Check out the cast of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as they come up with practical green tips on the fly.
|Mitsubishi Truck Month + Goats!
What’s Mitsubishi’s idea of an economic recovery effort? In rural New Zealand, it’s giving away a free goat with each truck. Goats, they explain, are “hardy, versatile units” like their trucks. Plus, goats are more effective weed controllers than toxic sprays. Hmmm.
|Documenting the Garden Wars?
These days, the popularity of urban gardening is exploding. A few years ago, however, LA led an effort to shut down a very impressive community farming effort. Luckily, filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy was there to catch it all on film.
Green in a Flash:
- Is GM going to be forced to axe the Volt?
- The US Navy saves 87% of electricity by switching their light bulbs.
- Small-scale wind turbines are selling like hot cakes in the US.