Oh my goodness, it’s Friday. First of all, we Spinacheads are really, really sorry for our absence these past few days (slash, all week.) We got done stuffing our turkeys with spinach on Thursday evening, promptly entered and remained in a food-induced coma all weekend, and then woke up on Monday morning with the painful realization that we had to go to work. We’ve been really tired and not up to our usual tricks. Just yesterday, Kara told me that her face looked like this when she woke up:
I know. I’m also super upset that Thanksgiving is over, and also that there is no more pumpkin beer for sale ANYWHERE near my apartment.
Fortunately, that is not true for everyone around the world! Some people woke up and got out of bed and were actually doing things. So here are a few fun greens we thought we’d note:
Greenpeace, not in a food-induced coma, managed to infiltrate a presentation made to oil companies about drilling in Greenland. While I normally don’t endorse their over-the-top methods of protest, this one is pretty funny as reported by the German news site Politiken. Don’t worry, it’s in English.
Seems a few more people are noticing the link between drilling for natural gas in residential areas and groundwater contamination. The New York Times ran another article today, yet again implicating companies drilling for natural gas in some seriously sketchy business relating to water quality. I hope the state of New York and others considering expanding natural gas exploration and extraction are listening.
Coca-Cola may be “canning” its white-background holiday-themed cans (because apparently the American public cannot read and assumed they were diet?), but that doesn’t mean they’re giving up the polar bear logo. The effort is part of a company campaign to support the World Wildlife Foundation’s Arctic protection and climate change efforts.
Finally, if you’re getting into the holiday spirit and want some green and crunchy recipe ideas, Urban Sustainable Living has some excellent sustainable holiday recipes. Technically, the recipes themselves aren’t sustainable (they just list ingredients) but the rest of the site gives a great guide to buying local and eco-friendly. Plus, they look yummy. I personally will be trying out the apple spice cake with maple cream cheese frosting this weekend, and no, none of you are invited over to have some. Except maybe Dan and Kara.