Chip In to Help Fund a Portable, Solar-Powered Device to Provide Safe Drinking Water A Kickstarter project called HYQUATOR aims to produce a portable solar-powered electronic device which provides safe drinking water just about anywhere, by killing pathogenic microorganisms in the source water within minutes. Showcase Your DIY Project at San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival … [Read more…]
White sandy beaches. Palm trees. Turquoise waters. The sun beaming down on our browning skin. More often than not – this is the picture the average person will paint when dreaming up an ideal getaway. Time and time again, the Bahamas has been the perfect place to kick back and relax. Let a load off. Spend time with your loved ones. Make memories in tropical paradise.
Fortunately for those of us who are keen that all things stay green – the hotels and resorts of the Bahamas have warmed to the idea of their lavish accommodations being eco-friendly. It may have meant a change of outlook on how the business is run – an altered perspective that brings the focus back to the basics on how things are done, but the outcome has become astronomical. More and more people these days are seeking out travel options that take the pressure off our environment and the accommodation locations in the Bahamas are cashing in.
The anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami has come and gone, but the memory is still very fresh in the consciousness of the global population. It was also the main the cause of the ongoing meltdowns in the Fukushima nuclear reactors. I think this event will become a major turning point in the … [Read more…]
Fukushima’s Lesson: ‘Alternative’ nuclear, not ‘no’ nuclear The anniversary thus marks an obvious time to reflect on nuclear. The nuclear choice is not black and white. It’s not a simple “yes” or “no” decision. Rather, it’s a matter of “yes but.” What the world should do is stick with nuclear as part of its CO2-light … [Read more…]
Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change Dr. James Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City and is Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He was trained in physics and astronomy in the space science program of Dr. James Van Allen at … [Read more…]
Sometimes the ones with the biggest influence are the little people everyone forgets about. Sometimes the biggest ideas can come from the smallest voice. Sometimes countries like Azerbaijan may have a thing or two figured out that the rest of us can learn from. Sometimes we all need to stop and go back to the simplest way of thinking. The way we thought as a child – because the reality about being environmentally friendly is just that – it’s basic. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
Largest Geothermal System in the US Nears Completion at Ball State University Geothermal power is one of the United States of America’s most readily accepted forms of alternative energy – and now Ball State University is entering the final phase of a massive geothermal system that will be the nation’s largest. The geothermal ground-source heat … [Read more…]
Food hubs: How small farmers get to market Ask most small and mid-sized farmers who sell food to a local audience what they like least about their job and they will probably say marketing and distribution. Driving long hours to sit at farmers markets (or managing someone else who does) is always a risk that … [Read more…]
Thousands Tell Amazon to Ban Sales of Dolphin and Whale Meat Recently, the news broke that a site owned by Amazon.com, Amazon.jp in Japan, was illegally selling whale meat. The massive public outrage in response caused Amazon to remove the items from their site. Do you want to help force Amazon to ban this practice? … [Read more…]
Brandwashed: How Companies Convince You to Buy Crap Want to shop less and live more? Maybe reading about how companies entice you to buy stuff you don’t need will help you avoid their pull. Martin Lindstrom’s book “Brandwashed” could help you do just that. Martin, a guy often hired by major companies to convince people … [Read more…]