Billion Tree Campaign world record set by India in July 2007. 31 July: The greenest day of the calendar in India and a tree planting record by 600,000 volunteers. 10 million trees and a half planted in Uttar Pradesh in a single day. —
United Nations Environment Program

Recycle a Prius. Make blog have a post about buying a wrecked Prius and taking the drive train to use in some other hacked creation. If you have a car lying around which you think would make a great hybrid, and a whole lot more mechanical expertise than I do, then this could make an amazing weekend project. Of course, by weekend, I mean every weekend for the rest of your natural life. — Treehugger

Rise of The Neo-Greens. Solar panels on the roof. Hybrid car in the garage. Organic-cotton clothes in the closet. Today’s eco-radicals are voting with their dollars. — Wired

UN Climate Chief Sceptical About Global Carbon Tax. A top United Nations climate change official has voiced doubt about a global tax on carbon, but says national taxes are possible and laws to cap global warming emissions are better for business. — ABC News

Fluorescent Lamps and Environment Don’t Mix. Even though Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb, experts said they can be harmful to the environment. — CBS4