The Green Community week in review: Town hall meeting on oil spill, unique recycled e-waste accessories, green DIY projects and more

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Green Beauty: Herbal and vitamin enriched makeup from Palladio Cosmetics (video) - Palladio offers an array of herbal and vitamin-enriched products. Their website lists the  ingredients in every product so you know exactly what you're putting on your face (read: no harmful toxins or chemicals).

Featured green site: Greenopia - The guide to green living - It's an online directory, product and company ratings source and news site all in one!

Town hall meeting on oil spill asked many questions, but got few answers - For some, the oil spill has struck more than an emotional chord. Captain Travis Palladeno owns a fishing charter business in Maderia Beach. Since the spill, people have canceled their charters over concern that the seafood isn't safe. Despite studies by NOAA and others giving evidence that seafood from this region is safe for consumption, public concern has hurt Palladeno's pocketbook.

Green DIY: Give old markers new life as dyes and stains for craft projects - Here's a clever way to reuse the dried up ink in the markers, extracting the color that's still in them and using them as dyes -- it also makes a great lesson for kids about repurposing items they usually deem as trash.

Carol Browner to come to St. Petersburg and talk about what happens next in relation to the oil spill - Browner has been in the Sunshine State all week meeting with key local officials affected by the disaster, and not the first official in the White House to do so.

New fresh market opens this weekend at Seminole Mall - It's a great way to get your fix before market season starts this fall, without having to melt in the summer heat.

Can adopting a greener lifestyle help aid in conception? One woman's personal success story - After being diagnosed with with polycystic ovarian syndrome, she adopted a cleaner way of living and credits her fertility success to it.

From e-waste to wearable art: Geekware's recycled electronics accessories and home decor - Geekware recycles obsolete electronics found in landfills, and turns them into fun and eclectic jewelry, accessories, notebooks and clocks.

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:

How about some fish with your Kool-aid? - The government opened fishing grounds in the Gulf last Friday, saying the fish passed the "smell test" but did not do any actual chemical testing on the fish.

Healthy, energy-efficient cooking with waterless cookware (video) - I don't want to sound like an infomercial in this article, but this cookware has a lot of great features — using less energy than conventional pans and having non-porous, non-stick surfaces — as well as health benefits.

Turning waste into an alternative energy source with thermal depolymerization - The process reduces organic materials and waste into oil by mimicking and speeding up the processes that often lead to the creation of fossil fuels.

Energy saving smart phone apps: Manage home energy usage from the palm of your hand - Some will help you to manage an automated home, and others are designed to help you monitor things like energy consumption or even the efficiency of solar panels!

Deepwater Horizon disaster now dubbed the worst oil spill accident in history - The Coast Guard announced on Monday that the busted BP well has spewed forth over 170 gallons of oil — which makes that over 4 million barrels — since April 20.

Recycled chic: Unique and stylish ways to reuse incandescent light bulbs - Do the eco-friendly thing and recycle those old light bulbs into some fun and unique-looking decor for your home.

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