The Green Community week in review: Hands Across the Sand coverage, BP's newest cover-up (literally), and more

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All-natural, non-toxic cleaning made easy with the WayClean bottle - One little spray bottle has the solution because the cleaning solution recipes are listed on the bottle!

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient at the free Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project, July 17 - This educational course will provide materials (free compact fluorescent light bulbs to all participants), tips and incentives to help your home become more energy efficient, while maintaining the same comfort level.

Hands unite across Clearwater Beach for Hands Across the Sand - One person's moving experience at Hands Across the Sand on Clearwater Beach.

On the Radar: the Slow Food revolution comes to Tampa Bay - For their first event next Thursday, they're throwing a Slow Food Sampler to introduce the concept to Tampa Bay.

Sierra Club wins lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers over permit for Cypress Creek Mall development - The Sierra Club's Mariella Smith wrote: "They could have built this project 9 years ago, and saved themselves boatloads of money and years in court, had they only worked with us, instead of against us, and implemented some of our simple suggestions like reducing the footprint of their parking by building a multi-story garage instead of insisting on filling critical wetlands just to build vast parking lots."

Keeping in consideration how our actions today will affect our future generations - If we want to help those living seven generations beyond today we must consider the weight of every action and every choice, regardless of how big or small.

You don't bring sand to the beach: BP's newest cover-up (video) - Recent reports from Grand Isle, Louisiana, that BP is now trucking in sand to cover up the Gulf beaches instead of cleaning up the oil that spreading on our shores.

In Louisiana, Governor Jindal vetoes bill to open oil to reveal BP secrets - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal rejected a bill last week that would have required him to make public and to preserve all his office’s documents involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Interview with HumanWear, a Tampa-based eco-friendly clothing company - "We set out to make the greenest shirt possible that was hip, came in cool colors and was affordable with phrases such as 'Greenlicious-environmentally good', so people can brand themselves as someone who is part of the green movement."

Don’t forget to check out our Green Community Calendar for green events and workshops in the Bay Area!

What’s the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed last week:

Hands Across the Sand: Photos from around Tampa Bay and the world - Check out the photos from Hands locations on Pinellas beaches, as well as from Alaska, India, and New Zealand.

- At the June 2010 Hands Across the Sand protest in New Smyrna Beach, FL, it was the people who made it an experience to remember for life.

From Exxon Valdez to the BP spill: Tragedy left in the wake of oil spill disasters - Domestic violence, bankruptcy, alcoholism, and collective depression washed up for years following the Exxon Valdez crisis. What do we have to look forward to in the Gulf?

Hands Across the Sand: The biggest grassroots phenomenon since Earth Day - To take action in this netherworld of old and new requires the leadership and commitment of the most stalwart among us. And that’s who showed up on Saturday.

Animals continue to feel effects of oil spill - While finger-pointing, apologies and new plans abound regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, animal life in the Gulf continues to be endangered as part of the accident’s long-range fallout.

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