Eco-Beat, 10/1

Is the all-star version of “Beds Are Burning” the eco-jam of 2009? What actress found happiness in a pile of goat manure? Prius drivers, have you heard about the danger lurking in your floor mat? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all the latest green news and tips.

Lily Allen, credit: AFP, Gett Images“Beds Are Burning” Video Hits the Web
Much like Sting’s eco-centered “Message in a Bottle,” a gaggle of green celebrities have lent their voices to a new celebrity sing-a-long version of Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning.” Duran Duran, Fergie, Lily Allen, and Bob Geldof are just a few of the stars making an appearance.
Ellen Page, credit: Jason Merritt, Getty ImagesEllen Page Lived in a Eco-Commune
After the immense success that followed “Juno,” Ellen Page apparently felt the need to lay low for a while and study the art of permaculture at an eco-village outside Eugene, Oregon. There, she learned that shoveling goat poop was one of life’s hidden treasures.
Toyota Prius, credit: green.autoblog.comToyota Issues a Recall on Prius, Other Models
Yeah, a Prius can save you big bucks on gas … as long as you don’t drive with a lead foot. While I’m sure most hybrid drivers would never drive like that intentionally, due to a flaw in the the floormat/accelerator pedal design, your pedal could get stuck to the floor!
Tokyo poster, credit: Swang 168, FlickrWill the 2016 Olympics be Mankind’s Last?
While I find the prediction ridiculous a tad on the alarmist side, the governor of Tokyo (one of the cities vying for the 2016 Olympic games) has gone on record, saying “It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind.” Talk about a hard sell.
man smoking, credit: Lanier67, FlickrA New Frontier in the Anti-Smoking War
In the fight to improve air-quality for non-smokers, lighting up has been banned almost universally in all bars, restaurants and public places. Now, a Dallas woman is suing her neighbor for smoke that has allegedly wafted through their shared firewall.

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