And now for something you’ll really like.
January 12, 2008
Do some small living via the w.w.web!
• I spy…TIME’s online, interactive green home. That’s right! You get to peek into all of the rooms and learn about how much CO2 the green-home inhabitants offset with their planet-friendly furniture and fixtures. Hoo-ee!
• Game on! Check out Greenpeace’s trifecta of online mini-games. You can herd reindeer in Lapland (and save the beasts from “the Finnish paper giant”), airlift African elephants to poacher-free safety, and rescue Irrawaddy dolphins off the coast of Malaysia via a mine-exploding sub equipped with a boffo retractable boxing glove.
• Calling all bookworms: BookMooch, an online book swappin’ community, and Eco-Libris, a site that allows members to offset the books they read by planting trees (5 books, 5 bucks, 5 birches), have just announced a partnership. Now, for every 10 trees you plant — or, for every 10 books you offset through Eco-Libris — you’ll get 1 BookMooch point, good toward “mooching” other users’ reads.
• For all those who can’t resist an Internet quiz: test your GreenIQ! Note: you have to hand over your email address, and you are offered *exciting* chances to receive ads for bamboo-and-hemp bikes and Nvey Eco makeup — but it’s still worth taking. And, if the GreenIQ doesn’t sate your appetite for eQuizzes, try out Conservation International’s test, which calculates your personal impact on biodiversity.
• And, for the Fine: Ali G does the Green thang.