Saturday, March 29, 2008

Five green recommendations for the weekend

What are you doing this weekend? if you're still looking for ideas, we have few green recommendations for you:

1. Go to a party - if you're anywhere near by Long Beach in California, come to the DIY issue release party of ISM magazine.The party will take place between 7-10 p.m. in ISM: gallery at the Koos Art Center - 540 East Broadway Long Beach, California 90802.

What's green about it? well, the new issue includes an article on Eco-Libris! Anyway, it should be a great party so don't miss it. You can find more details on
ISM website.

The DIY issue release party will coincide with "Shudder", ISM's celebrity portrait/personal project exhibition. “Shudder” is highlighting the words and works of five relevant and prolific photographers (Jeremy & Claire Weiss, Patrick Fraser, Dan Monick and Michael Lavine) that train their lenses on the world of celebrity, lending their vision to the commissioned portrait.

2. Check out the Lazarus Corporation - great website, which is "an eclectic collection of artists working in assemblage, collage, painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, text, music, and any other art form we can think of."

I got to know the site after I was referred to an excellent article of Paul Watson ('The future for Publishers'), where he discusses the future of the publishing industry in a world of digital and free content (thanks to publishing talk for the tip!).

3. Watch 'Into the Wild' - This beautiful film directed by Sean Penn is available on DVD. It brings you the story of 22 year-old Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), who just graduated college and instead of continuing a regular career path chose to walk out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure.

Sean Penn also wrote the screenplay, based on Jon Krakauer's acclaimed bestseller 'Into the Wild'. You can check the movie's trailer here.

4. Take part in Earth Hour - Today, from 8 to 9 pm, local time, millions of people around the world will be turning off their lights to save a little electricity and show some solidarity for the planet. Here are some ideas from Daily Green what you can do when you turn the lights off -

5. Read a green book - need ideas for a good one? check our recommendations on these pages: and

Enjoy your weekend,