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I am hoping that you are enjoying my “you’ve got green mail” feature. It was a little quiet on the comment front on my first Green Mail article . Did you like the copper faucets and door handles article about how cooper zaps those nasty virus bugs away? I loved that one.
Today, I have a series of interesting articles for you: “Panties for Peace Campaign,” “eBooks-A Greener Choice or Not,” “Banned Toys for Sale: What to Watch Out For and What to Buy,” and “NASCAR Goes Green with Hybrid Pace Car.”
If you have a great post to share, please do in the comments. Just give a little information about the posts so readers can decide if they would like to read it or not. You can submit one of your own posts if you like. Just keep the posts “green” in topic.
Panties for Peace Campaign: Send your panties to weaken the strength of the Burma.
“The Panties for Peace campaign was launched by a group of women peace activists from a Burmese peace activist group called – Lanna Action for Burma which is based in Thailand. Since we initiated the panties for peace campaign for Burma, women’s panties (as well as male underwear) have been mailed out by activists to Burma’s foreign missions in Australia, Singapore, and European countries.
Our act of delivering our underwear to the Burmese foreign missions across the globe is of immense importance and symbolic in protest of Myanmar junta’s violent crackdown of monks-led rallies in Yangon last month, and to oust the generals ruling the country from power.
Lanna Action for Burma organized the action dubbed “Panties for Peace” and we have been sending and delivering the panties this week and will be doing so over the next few days, weeks and months. One of the main reasons for which we are encouraging people to send out their panties to Burma’s foreign missions is because the generals ruling Myanmar are superstitious and they believe that touching panties or the traditional women’s outfit sarong will eliminate their powers.”
Send your panties to the addresses listed on their website.
If your child is looking for a social injustice idea for his or her religious organization or high school activity, please consider supporting this cause. (Thanks to Lisa from RetroHousewife Goes Green via twitter comment)
“eBooks-A Greener Choice or Not” by Angela Wieck of EcoBrain with this post over at Eco-libris (green business who works with bookstore, publishers, writers, etc to balance out the paper used by planting trees.) The discussion as well as the comments are quite interesting.
“Banned Toys for Sale: What to Watch Out For and What to Buy” by Janelle Sorensen at Healthy Child, Healthy World. Feeling confused on what to buy this holiday season for our little ones? Healthy Child, Healthy World has a Healthy Toy Pocket Shopping Guide as well as a list of other green holiday guides from other green website who have already done the research.
“NASCAR Goes Green with Hybrid Pace Car” by Kristin Hall- Geisler via Riverwire. NASCAR is getting a little bit greener with the introduction of the first-ever hybrid pace car, 2010 Fusion. Read on.
- Wake Up! Join Healthy Child, Healthy World to Make our World Safe for Our Kids
- HealthyToys.org’s 2008 Holiday Expanded Toy Database
- Four Years. Go, a Campaign to Change the World
- PACE Financing, Hybrid Tankless Heaters, Green News for 7.05.2010
- Chemical Industry Decides Public Health Really IS Better Than Private Profits