Archives - 27 April 2011, Wednesday

  • EXCLUSIVE: Maria Menounos On Living Green, Organic Gardening, And Her New Book

    EXCLUSIVE: Maria Menounos On Living Green, Organic Gardening, And Her New Book

    ecorazzi.com 27 Apr '11, 11pm

    CBS recently ranked Maria Menounos as one of the top green celebs in 2011. And it’s no wonder, as the Today show and Access Hollywood correspondent has made a concerted effort to go eco, and even wrote about it in her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life. We snagged an exclusive int...

  • Giveaway: Ojaván Gift Sets From Debbie Durkin's 'Eco Hollywood' Event: (Limit 5 s per user.) “Follow @ecorazzi...

    Giveaway: Ojaván Gift Sets From Debbie Durkin’s ‘Eco Hollywood’ Event

    ecorazzi.com 27 Apr '11, 7pm

    In honor of Earth Day last week, producer Debbie Durkin partnered with Music Saves Lives & Green Wish Foundation on “Eco Hollywood “, a star-studded event that featured social and eco-chic brands – as well as live acoustic performances by American Idol’s Tim Urban, Chris Arena, Lauren...

  • Mark Ruffalo Inspired To Help Homeless Through Latest Film

    Mark Ruffalo Inspired To Help Homeless Through Latest Film

    ecorazzi.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

    Mark Ruffalo may be well-known for his environmental activism , but the “Kids Are All Right” actor has lately also become passionate about helping the homeless. The 43-year-old pulled off double-duty for his latest film “Sympathy for Delicious”, making his directorial debut in additio...

  • 'True Blood' Stars Auction Collector's Item For Charity

    'True Blood' Stars Auction Collector's Item For Charity

    ecorazzi.com 27 Apr '11, 4pm

    And when I say “buy them” I mean buy a piece of them through an online auction where you can bid on an official True Blood calendar. They’ve signed the front cover, along with six photos on the inside—that’s 8 unique autographs folks. Making this not only a collector’s item, but all o...

  • Caught! Victoria's Secret Destroys Unworn Returned Merchandise

    Caught! Victoria's Secret Destroys Unworn Returned Merchandise

    ecouterre.com 27 Apr '11, 1pm

    was finally cleaning up its act, another mass retailer has been caught with its pant(ie)s down. Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is the latest big-box brand found guilty of destroying merchandise that could have easily gone to the homeless or victims of disaster . One Tampa, FL cust...

  • Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Clodagh)!

    Win a $200 Hessnatur Eco-Shopping Spree (Featuring Clodagh)!

    ecouterre.com 26 Apr '11, 10pm

    If your wardrobe is in desperate need of a spring awakening, you’re in luck. Our friends at Hessnatur are giving away a $200 gift voucher , good for any men’s, women’s, or children’s purchase online. Still, if we may, we’d like to draw your attention to Hessnatur by Clodagh , a new co...

  • Lady Gaga To Donate $1 Million To NYC Homeless Charities

    Lady Gaga To Donate $1 Million To NYC Homeless Charities

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 9pm

    Okay, we still gotta work on her compassion for animals — but let’s give Lady Gaga some credit. The girl knows how to donate some serious cash for the less fortunate. She’s just announced that she plans to give $1 million to the Robin Hood Foundation , a New York poverty-fighting orga...

  • PETA Sends Royal Couple Cruelty-Free Silk Wedding Gift

    PETA Sends Royal Couple Cruelty-Free Silk Wedding Gift

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 7pm

    If you’ve been searching for the *perfect* gift to give to the Royal Couple, don’t bother— the Indian branch of PETA has got you beat. The animal rights group sent traditional Indian wedding garbs (a silk sari and sherwani patterned jacket) to Prince William and Kate Middleton , and b...

  • Video Of Flower That Smells Like 'Decaying Flesh': I've never smelled a flower that was anything but floral. The...

    Video Of Flower That Smells Like 'Decaying Flesh'

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 6pm

    I’ve never smelled a flower that was anything but floral. Then again, I’ve never smelled an Amorphophallus titanum, better known as the “Corpse Flower.” If you’re wondering about the nickname, let me spell it out for you: This flower smells like decaying flesh. Right now Hawaii’s Hilo...

  • Royal Wedding Flowers To Be Donated, Replanted

    Royal Wedding Flowers To Be Donated, Replanted

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 6pm

    Yet another green piece of the royal wedding has come to light, as ABC News is reporting that William and Kate have chosen London-based florist Shane Connolly to oversee arrangements at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Connolly, known for his “sustainable approach to floristry...

  • Lindsay Lohan To Serve Community Service At Morgue

    Lindsay Lohan To Serve Community Service At Morgue

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 6pm

    I will forever love Lindsay Lohan circa 2004 when she was in Mean Girls and still had her natural hair color. But this new blond LiLo who chain smokes and takes 5-finger discounts where she can get em? She’s dead to me. Which is why it’s fitting that her new job will be working at a m...

  • 9 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses to Set Your Sights On

    9 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses to Set Your Sights On

    ecouterre.com 26 Apr '11, 5pm

    As practical as they are, sunglasses shouldn’t be an eyesore. Set your sights on a higher standard with one of our nine eco-friendly shades before you embrace the sunshine. From bamboo peeper-protectors that fund sight-restoring surgery in the developing world to luxury lenses made fr...

  • Dogfighting Game Draws Criticism From Michael Vick

    Dogfighting Game Draws Criticism From Michael Vick

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 4pm

    The heat is rising on “Dog Wars”. The Android mobile game, which allows you to fight your virtual dog against other online players, has been receiving scorn since its release last week. “You’ll have to really work them to bring out that natural killer instinct..” reads one blurb in th...

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Says Apple Is A Vegetarian

    ecorazzi.com 26 Apr '11, 3pm

    Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her daughter is keeping the vegetarian lifestyle alive and well in her family. The former macrobiotic eater says Apple has never liked meat. “She was just like, ‘I don’t like [meat]‘,” Paltrow told comedian Chelsea Handler. “If I tried to give her a l...

  • 9 Eco-Chic Essentials for the Conscious Commuter

    ecouterre.com 26 Apr '11, 12pm

    READ MORE > Continuum: An App That Turns Any Drawing Into a Made-to-Measure Dress Call it “computational couture.” “Continuum,” a new app by interactive designer Mary Huang, puts bespoke fashion in the hands of anyone with an Internet connection. Huang envisions a web-based fashion la...

  • Macy's Will Transition to Recycled-Plastic Hangers This Fall

    Macy's Will Transition to Recycled-Plastic Hangers This Fall

    ecouterre.com 26 Apr '11, 1am

    will be bidding adieu to its clear plastic hangers this fall. As part of a raft of sustainable improvements announced Thursday, the department store plans to replace the 300 million hangers it uses each year with matte-black versions made from recycled materials. Macy’s apparel vendor...

  • Check out this amazing gown made from 1,000 recycled paper cranes!

    Extreme Origami: An Upcycled Gown Made From 1,000 Newspaper Cranes

    ecouterre.com 25 Apr '11, 10pm

    Hear ye, hear ye, read all about this expertly crafted newspaper gown by Yuliya Kyrpo, now on display at London’s Science Museum . Krypo assembled her headlining bustier dress—complete with a flowing peacock train —from 1,000 paper cranes, which she painstakingly hand-folded from old ...

  • Radiant Natural Beauty with Jessa Blades and Greta Eagan · Eco-Chick

    Radiant Natural Beauty with Jessa Blades and Greta Eagan · Eco-Chick

    eco-chick.com 25 Apr '11, 8pm

    When natural beauty makeup artist Jessa Blades and eco fashionista Greta Eagan recently got together for an Eco-Chick style photo shoot, the theme of the day was radiance. Jessa, who is passionate about promoting beauty that is connected to health, aims to help women look and experien...

  • Selena Gomez Bottles Her Tap Water For UNICEF Campaign

    Selena Gomez Bottles Her Tap Water For UNICEF Campaign

    ecorazzi.com 25 Apr '11, 4pm

    You may recognize teen queen Selena Gomez from her role on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place , or perhaps you’re like me and better know her as the chick who’s dating Justin Bieber . Either way, this girl has got some serious green power. She has adopted five rescue d...

  • 'Vampire Diaries' Star Ian Somerhalder Saves Over 300 Acres Of Forest

    'Vampire Diaries' Star Ian Somerhalder Saves Over 300 Acres Of Forest

    ecorazzi.com 25 Apr '11, 4pm

    Did you know that Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder is in the works to play Captain Planet in a live-action movie?? Okay, that’s not actually happening. But he is playing a real life Captain Planet with the work he’s accomplishing through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation . The non-pr...

  • Viral Video: Twin ‘Moon Bear’ Cubs Rescued

    Viral Video: Twin 'Moon Bear' Cubs Rescued

    ecorazzi.com 25 Apr '11, 3pm

    What would you do if you found two orphaned bear cubs near your home? For a tea farmer in south China that hypothetical became a real decision. Tian Shougui was out picking tea leaves when he heard the sound of crying and went to investigate. “I heard their crying high up a hill, whic...

  • Daryl Hannah and Ed Begley Jr. Lend Support to Tree Sitters

    Daryl Hannah And Ed Begley Jr. Lend Support To Tree Sitters

    ecorazzi.com 25 Apr '11, 3pm

    Daryl Hannah and Ed Begley Jr. attended a press conference outside of D.A. Steve Cooley’s office to support a group of tree sitters who were jailed for trying to protect an Arcadia woodland habitat in California. In January four protesters tried to save eleven acres, the last remainin...

  • ‘America’s Royal Wedding’ Likely A Vegan Affair

    'America's Royal Wedding' Likely A Vegan Affair

    ecorazzi.com 25 Apr '11, 3pm

    The big week leading up to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is upon us – and while most of America will celebrate by catching up on reruns on Hulu, a large portion of the rest of the world is expected to tune in for the nuptials. But wait! Did you know that there’s another ...

  • Pantene Rolls Out First Sugarcane-Based Plastic Packaging

    Pantene Rolls Out First Sugarcane-Based Plastic Packaging

    ecouterre.com 25 Apr '11, 1pm

    , the brand of haircare products run by Proctor and Gamble , will be shipping its first plant-based plastic containers to stores in Western Europe this month. Sourced mainly from sugarcane , the new packaging is expected not only to slash P&G’s fossil-fuel consumption by 70 percent bu...

  • Fendi at Milan Design Week, Levi’s Flax Slacks, Oeko-Tex Hits 100,000: For Milan Design Week, Fendi commissioned...

    Fendi at Milan Design Week, Levi's Flax Slacks, Oeko-Tex Hits 100,000

    ecouterre.com 24 Apr '11, 12pm

    For Milan Design Week , Fendi commissioned artists and designers from around the world to make sculptures from the luxury label’s production waste. (Designboom ) Levi-Strauss has inked a short-term agreement with Naturally Advanced Technology , the maker of Crailar , to evaluate the u...

  • Dasani Throws Leafy Fashion Show With Glee's Matthew Morrison to Celebrate New ...: by Jasmin Malik Chua, 04/22/...

    Dasani Throws Leafy Fashion Show With Glee's Matthew Morrison to Celebrate New PlantBottle Packaging

    ecouterre.com 23 Apr '11, 4pm

    Mom implored us to eat our greens, but wear them? Not since Adam and Eve has foliage—and only foliage—served to shield our modesty. But then Dasani , the bottled-water company owned by Coca-Cola , is on a roll. Fresh off the launch of its new PlantBottle packaging , which is partially...

  • Andy Samberg To Host Shark Week

    Andy Samberg To Host Shark Week

    ecorazzi.com 23 Apr '11, 4pm

    Discovery Channel has found their Chief Shark Officer . Back in January, the network sent out an amusing job ad asking for a celebrity interested in applying for the position. “Must enjoy exotic, waterfront locations, buff bodies in bathing suits and having the bejesus scared out of y...

  • benches from reclaimed beams and timber – eric slayton

    benches from reclaimed beams and timber – eric slayton - The Alternative Consumer

    alternativeconsumer.com 23 Apr '11, 11am

    Using reclaimed lumber to create new furniture is a great way to reduce both construction waste and the destruction of forests. A prime example: designer and furniture maker Eric Slayton creates his one-of-a-kind minimalist furniture primarily from reclaimed industrial materials like ...

  • Easter Recipe: Yummy Vegan Carrot Cake

    Easter Recipe: Yummy Vegan Carrot Cake

    ecorazzi.com 22 Apr '11, 9pm

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together ground flax and water. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and clove. In a large bowl, beat together granulated suga...

  • Malaria No More Comedy Show Raises $750,000!

    Malaria No More Comedy Show Raises $750,000!

    ecorazzi.com 22 Apr '11, 8pm

    Last week, the organization Malaria No More put on a live show called “Hollywood Bites Back” featuring comedians like Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien, Elizabeth Banks , and The Office star B.J. Novak . Thanks to fundraising during the event, an incredible $750,000 was raised to help en...