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Dede's Green Scene: Angelina Jolie to Direct Elephant Poaching Drama "Africa"

Dede Tabak | Oct 29, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 


Angelina Jolie has an impressive resume. She’s an actress, a mother, a wife, a humanitarian and a director. And now, Jolie is set to direct her fourth film, "Africa", for Skydance productions. The film revolves around the paleo-archaeologist, Richard Leakey. It takes place in the late 80s and it will focus on Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers threatening the existence of African elephants.

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Are Beloved Brands Making You Sick? Breast Cancer Awareness Month Special Coverage

Chryso D'Angelo | Oct 15, 2014 | General | 


Procter & Gamble (P&G) is the world’s largest and most profitable consumer products company. In fact, the mega-corporation made more than $83 billion in 2013 alone.

Boasting names like Cascade, Bounty, Pampers, and Tide, every household has likely used at least one of its 50 plus brands.

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Film Review: The Future of Energy

Sasha Cohen | Oct 8, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 


It was great to see over 400,000 people in NYC and more around the world join in at The People’s Climate March. For those who marched for the cause, climate change may be a threat, but also an opportunity. Perhaps the movie The Future of Energy was made for this exact audience, even if the filmmakers sat around after smoking peyote and congratulating themselves.


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Dede's Green Scene: Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks About Climate Change

Dede Tabak | Oct 1, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 


Leonardo DiCaprio has made a name for himself as not only an actor, but as an environmental activist as well. He’s worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s tiger conservation campaign as well as created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which raises awareness for important environmental issues. Now Leonardo DiCaprio is using his fame to bring attention to climate change. Last Tuesday, DiCaprio gave a passionate speech to world leaders meeting at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York.

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Bronzer

Chryso D'Angelo | Sep 24, 2014 | General | 


Here in the North East, the air has turned crisp. I wear a shawl over my bare arms as I write this—refusing to get into a long-sleeve shirt just yet.

The nights are getter shorter and that sun-kissed glow is beginning to fade, too (sad face). So, it’s time to go faux. Luckily, there are a number of wonderful new safe cosmetics on the market in the form of bronzers that can help put the glow back into my face.

Bronzing powders are more forgiving than gels, sprays and sticks, which is why I’ve focused on them.

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Artisan Scarves Empower Bangladeshi Women

Sasha Cohen | Sep 10, 2014 | General | 


When a thing of beauty furthers humanitarian goals and creates better, healthier lives, it gives me pause. I feel compelled to learn more about the company and its founder. sourceFK manufactures beautiful silk scarves and other textile products, celebrating and promoting Bangladeshi craftsmanship in the global marketplace. The company does this by using fair labor practices, providing a safe, clean working environment, paying a liveable wage, and being "zero-waste".

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How to Go Green with Silv: Affordable Eco-fashion

Silvia Milanova | Sep 3, 2014 | General | 


Fortunately, green products are not hard to find nowadays. Store shelves are stocked with beauty products, groceries and household items made without toxic chemicals, pesticides and preservatives. And because people are demanding healthier choices, these products are also pretty affordable. With a greater demand, I hope that one day soon, environmentally friendly products will be equal in price to conventional products. Or better yet, that they will be consumers’ first choices.

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Dede's Green Scene: Team Coco Makes Conserving Water Funny!

Dede Tabak | Aug 21, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 


Television talk show host, Conan O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter are usually making fans laugh, now they’re trying to get them to save. California is in the middle of an historical drought and Team Coco partnered with the California drought awareness program, Save Our Water and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization to raise awareness and to give Californians tips on how they can conserve water.

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Lipstick

Chryso D'Angelo | Aug 6, 2014 | General | 


With fall right around the corner, our wondering eyes are already looking to the hottest cool-air fashions and makeup trends being featured in this month’s glossy magazines and on Web sites and blogs.

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Dede's Green Scene: Alan Cumming stars in 'Get ye Back, Seitan!'

Dede Tabak | Jul 17, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 


Alan Cumming may be Willkommen-ing New York audiences this summer to the Broadway revival of Cabaret, but he is not welcoming any animal products into his diet. The Emmy-nominated Scottish triple threat known for his role on The Good Wife is also spreading the good word about veganism!

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