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Green Living Conference Called Grey to Green

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, intrepid newshound with Greenygrey news. I was delighted to read in the Alternatives Journal newsletter that there is a green living conference in Toronto, Canada on May 21st and May 22nd called Grey to Green. Don’t worry, it’s not about making this Greenygrey streamline to Green.

Conference on Green Infrastructure 

One of the Village Green apartment buildings i...
One of the Village Green apartment buildings in Toronto, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The conference is about the economics of green infrastructure, which is said to be becoming a multi-billion dollar industry.

At the Greenygrey this is the kind of thing we like to see: good jobs being created while protecting the planet.

Although there might be some difficulties in the green-living evolution, we think it is the only way to provide a clean and sustainable world for those living now and future generations.

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Barcelona – Montserrat Photos Mix Nature and Structures

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, comedy-satire arts correspondent at the Greenygrey. I was delighted to see that our favourite arts website, emorfes, featured a collection of our ol’ partner Marc Latham’s Barcelona photos yesterday.

New Unpublished Barcelona Photos

You’ve seen some before in our Gaudi and Greenygrey post, but there are other unpublished ones too, including some using direct sunlight thanks to a digital camera. You shouldn’t look directly at the sun of course, as it can damage eyes.

Here’s a few more that haven’t been published in either of the above blog posts, followed by another emorfes link; Barcelona is a leader in environmental innovation:

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emorfes Barcelona photos blog post

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Artwork, Stone Balancing, Painted Buildings and Photos

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. Everything is eerily quiet in the Werehouse, so I wandered over to the eMORFES website in search of greenygrey art… and I was soon overwhelmed by lots of wonderful images… and some were greenygrey. Here’s a few, with my very own introductions:

Artwork by: Izziyana Suhaimi

The artwork of Izziyana Suhaimi reminds me of a cloudy winter day in the city, with little pockets of colour amongst the grey… including green:

Colourful Buildings

There is greenygrey in most of the eMORFES selection of colourful buildings, but this one probably sticks out the most, with its great greenygrey foreground:

kelburn castle-Scotland

Stone Balance Installations by Michael Grab

There were some subtle greenygrey stone balance installations, but this one is blatantly beautiful:

Stone Balance Installations by Michael Grab4

Painted Photographs by Sebastiaan Bremer

I started playing spot the best greenygrey combination with Sebastiaan Bremer’s painted photographs, and maybe you’ll feel the urge to do the same:


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Twinings Tea Advert Divides Greenygrey Media Theory

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey. I had a great advert to review this week, reminding me so much of Greenygrey’s rambles. Moreover, the Twinings tea advert is available on YouTube.

Twinings Tea Advert

Twinings Tea Twins 

First of all, let’s look at the Twinings name, which reminds me of Green and Grey, who are like twins when apart.

Then the advert has a woman making her way through greenygrey, in what the top comment on YouTube describes as beautiful animation.

Divided Person Finds Herself

The woman then emerges onto a mountain peak, where she is helped up by another her, with the strapline: gets you back to you.

That reminded me of Grey returning to Green, after Green helped Grey along the way a couple of times, as told in Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Green and Grey Fields of Greenygreyism

The only controversy is the role played by greenygrey at the start of the advert.

The Green field of Greenygreyist media theory argues that the greenygrey is helping the woman climb her mountain, while the Grey field of Greenygreyism believes that the woman is escaping the greenygrey to a brighter place.

Tea Happy Ending 

There is a happy ending anyway, with the hills and mountains visible from her tea-drinking peak a more subtle mixing of greenygrey.

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Werewolf Meditations in Green of Rainbow Valley Oz

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, I hope you enjoyed all your nut roasts and sprouts over the holidays, and haven’t been worrying too much about Grey, Bonzo and Elle in the Rainbow Valley. Thanks to my fantastically foxy colleague Wachel Wiley-Coyote for guesting in my last planned blog, and I’m delighted to say that I’m now back on tip-top form. Moreover, as it’s the Full Moon tonight, I don’t have to do any more countdowning. It was a great moon last night, so I hope it pops through the clouds again tonight.

Full Moon HDR
Full Moon HDR (Photo credit: qwincowper)

Werewolf of Oz in the Rainbow Valley

As I was free from countdowning, the Greenygrey said I could fulfil a dream I’ve had for many moons, and that’s to introduce an episode of my favourite book of the twenty-first century: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

So I thought I’d combine my countdowning with my introducing, to create my own inimitable style. And here it is: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Werewolf of Oz:


My dream in green seemed to continue for an age, and I remember it vividly.

We Gotta Get out of This Place
We Gotta Get out of This Place (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meditations in Green to Animals Soundtrack

I didn’t want to leave the comfort I felt in green, and the way it reminded me of Green, but I thought I could hear the song We Gotta Get Out This Place again. I opened my eyes and saw that Bonzo and Elle had been joined around a bush telly by the Animals I dreamt about in Latham, Western Australia. I took the hint and rose from my slumber. Between my decision and standing up, the Animals and telly disappeared, leaving just Bonzo and Elle sitting on the grass.

They were very understanding about my time-out, saying it was nice to see me awake and refreshed. I didn’t mention seeing the other stuff, as they might have thought I was losing it!

The original cover of Trail Of The Lonesome Pi...
The original cover of Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (1975) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I certainly did feel refreshed, and it was as if my sleep had provided the green light to speed through green. It wasn’t long before I could see blue-ridged mountains in the distance. I remembered how Green and I passed through blue-ridged mountains on our North American ramble, meeting those two chaps searching for the lonesome pine.



Blue-ridged mountains feature in the song, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, with Laurel and Hardy having sung a memorable version.
Meditations in Green is a book by Stephen Wright.


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Is Yellowism the New Greenygrey? Sun Wolf Howls

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, creator extraordinaire at the Greenygrey. As you know, the Greenygrey has been strutting itself around the world being way too cool for human types for about five years now, playing the arty-farty game within the boundaries of the law and in the best possible taste, while changing the face of Britain.

Yellowism Arty-Farty Upstarts

Then these upstarts declaring themselves Yellowists, who’ve only been in existence a couple of years, daub some painting we’d never heard of, and didn’t look much to us even before it was graffitied  by a Yellowist, and the Yellow upstarts are all over the media, grabbing the headlines and being analysed seriously by the Telegraph!

And now they’re on the Greenygrey!

While the Greenygrey, which has no doubt revolutionised the way the world is seen and experienced, is still well underground and out of the headlines, because we’re so cool. And we’re not even on the thisisyellowism website, which we think could do with a dollop of greenygrey to brighten and dull the site in equal measures.

English: Own work made in the style of Andy Warhol
English: Own work made in the style of Andy Warhol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before the yellow-bellies find our site and yellow us, we thought we’d beat them to it. So I set to work on the Greengyrey logo, featured at the top of the blog, in my own inimitable style (remember those soup cans and Marilyn?), which is much easier now with Photo Impact, and proudly displayed below is the result (reminds me of the Greenygrey creation myth about our fave veggie werewolf species being turned green by the sun) :

If you like it: howl ER, or yell OW.

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New Cloud Formation Reminds us of the Good in Greenygrey:

Hi, it’s Michael Wolf, weatherperson at the Greenygrey. As Britain seems to be under one big cloud today, with the ubiquitous grey sky dominating the scenery if you forget to look down and include the green below; which, by the way, is now starting to become complemented by gorgeous autumn colours. Yes, Green is starting to unwind now, after a busy summer, and let others work with Grey for the next half-year.

Michael Fish presents a weather forecast in 1974.
Michael Fish presents a weather forecast in 1974. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Agitated Wave Cloud Formation

Some of you might be agitated now, if you’ve had to go out into the pouring rain, so we thought we’d cheer you up with news that there might be a new cloud formation on the horizon, which the Independent reports as the undulatus asperatus (agitated wave).

TheIndependent reports that the Cloud Appreciation Society has been working to get a cloud formation classed as the first new variety recognised since 1951, and the image of it from pretty Perthshire in the Independent and on the CAS website shows it is a magnificent example of how beautiful we think the Greenygrey can look in its best light:

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Olympics 2012 Green(ygrey) Verdict

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, thanks a lot to ‘Werewolfie’ for his greenygrey sports coverage of Olympics 2012. Of course, there are a lot of other issues to consider with such a big event, and the environment is one that is very close to our hearts here at the Greenygrey.

Green Heart (And the Green Grass Grows All Aro...
Green Heart (And the Green Grass Grows All Around, All Around) (Photo credit: CarbonNYC)

Olympics 2012 the Green(ygrey)est Ever

While it would of course be greenest not to have an event such as the Olympics, at the Greenygrey we think that balance is best, so we think it’s okay to have a little grey when the positives outweigh the negatives, as stated on the services page of our website since the beginning of time (of the Greenygrey website):

‘The green and grey are also symbolic of the divide between nature and human construction, one of the burning issues in the twenty-first century world.
Although the Greenygrey recognises the need for buildings and transport links, it hopes the impact on the environment can be kept to a minimum, and that the remaining green spaces can be preserved and protected.
It thinks this is not only important for the wildlife living in such areas but also for human welfare, as most people need to see more than just endless grey.’

BBC Verdict on Green(ygrey) Games

Richard Black, environment correspondent at the BBC, seems to think that Olympics 2012 has been quite good for the environment in London, and helped green some previously grey areas.

Of course, such a big event is bound to leave a big carbon footprint, but this is inevitable, and the positives of the Olympics seem to outweigh the negatives, so eking out some environmental pluses, and promoting the greenest games possible, is welcomed by the Greenygrey. Here’s Richard Black’s verdict from the BBC website:

Forecast: Most “green” issues were clear ahead of time, although there was talk that air quality might suffer owing to extra Olympics-related traffic.

Verdict: A number of reports concluded that the London Olympics lived up to their pre-race billing as the “greenest ever games”. Novel building materials and techniques were deployed to minimise use of natural resources, everything from steel to water was recycled, and the use of temporary arenas reduced the carbon footprint of heavy construction.

The greenest part of the legacy is local. The area where the Olympic Park now stands used to be a wasteland of fetid drains, derelict factories and polluted ground. As well as cleaning it all up, the authorities have re-tooled the waterways into wildlife habitat, running between the upper Lee valley and the Thames. Birds and small mammals should enjoy the new green spaces as much as people.

Amid all the low-carbon hype surrounding London, however, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the biggest climate impact of any Olympics comes through the necessity of flying thousands of competitors and officials half way round the world to take part – not to mention the thousands more who come to support them.

Olympic Park
Olympic Park (Photo credit: smokeghost)
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Olympic Stadium, Park Photos and Map

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, I think I’m in for a busy fortnight with the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow, and the ladies’ football getting the games under way yesterday. Congratulations to the Team GB women for their 1-0 win, and apologies to the North Korean ladies for the Boratish (see yesterday’s blog) mistake with their flag!

Olympic Stadium and Park in Environmentally Friendly Greenygrey

We think the architects and builders have done a great job in capturing the essence of greenygrey in the Olympic stadium and park, with lots of greenery and water to offset the construction, and it’s also supposed to be the most environmentally friendly Olympic stadium.

So we’re proud to bring you several photos here that highlight that. They are mostly from the London 2012 site, apart from the second one, which is from the Guardian; found after a google search.

Our favourite photo at the Greenygrey is the futuristic UFOesque/diving dolphin Aquatic Centre, which really shows the greenygrey in its best constructed state:

And it’s even greenygrey inside:

Here’s a close-up of the greenery and water outside:

This night shot captures green grass between grey cloud nature and grey construction stadium:

And if you want to find your way around the stadium for the opening ceremony you can download this greenygrey map by clicking on it:

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