Daily Green Wrap-Up 28.May, 2012

Starck Sweeps in with Emeco Broom Chair Broom is another chair made by Emeco and Philippe Starck, but this one isn’t made with aluminum. As explained by Starck: “Imagine … a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop, and with this dust he makes new magic.” Reducing the Carbon Footprint … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 26.May, 2012

Hybrid, plug-in vehicle sales will jump fivefold in five years, report says The good news? Alt-fuel vehicle sales will rise during the next few years. The bad news? So will their prices. LABEL IT YOURSELF MOVEMENT RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT GMOS Label It Yourself is a decentralized, grassroots movement that lets consumers label foods containing genetically … [Read more…]

Greener World: Bosnia

Though Bosnia is located in Europe, it doesn’t immediately come up on my personal radar of countries to be on the lookout for with regards to new and innovative eco-friendly ideas. And Bosnia is not alone. Many of the projects listed for INESPO 2012 are smaller countries not normally in the front lines for world development. It makes me wonder if countries like Bosnia are simply focusing their energy on issues that matter in the world. Money, power and materialistic possessions are completely irrelevant if the world we live in will one day implode from our lack of effort to change the way we live. Perhaps Bosnia is ahead of the game in this regard – at any rate, over the past three years this competition has run, countries such as Bosnia have become more prominent in the project listings where as ones such as the USA have decreased in participation.

Daily Green Wrap-Up 23.May, 2012

Los Angeles Becomes Largest U.S. City to Ban Plastic Bags In a historic vote Wednesday, the L.A. City Council voted overwhelmingly to enact a ban on plastic bags — becoming the most largest city in the United States to push towards more eco-friendly alternatives. The 2012 Safe Sunscreen List It’s that time of year again: … [Read more…]

Greener World: Bolivia

All too often I believe “green” projects are so much more than simply fulfilling a purpose to help the environment. Going “green” is no longer about just getting rid of a few chemicals around the home or switching off the lights when no one’s using the room. Being eco-friendly has expanded its purpose into the bigger picture our entire world shares. It has become a way of life, a way of health, a way of giving back.

Daily Green Wrap-Up 15.May, 2012

Charcoal Kills 2 Million People & Vast Swaths of Forest Every Year. Can Biofuel Stop the Carnage? Here’s the pitch: CleanStar, whose primary partner is Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial enzymes producer, will help farmers cultivate a variety of crops in a novel, sustainable manner. LEED: The Infographic LEED: The Infographic takes a look at … [Read more…]

Green Minded Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a great time for showing appreciation to the many nurturing women in our lives. While family gatherings and special dinners are wonderful ways to spend the occasion, green-minded gifts can add a special touch. It’s always nice to receive a present. However, because everything eco-friendly is intended to make a positive impact … [Read more…]

Greener World: Bhutan

It makes me wonder if there could possibly be a type of trekking/expedition tour that is not friendly to the environment. It is not as though outdoor adventurers are clambering over mountains to meet up at a secluded nuclear plant in the middle of nowhere. It is not as though tramping companies are setting out to pave pathways and level off forests to create more walking room. It is not even as though remote mountain rivers have become polluted from the non-eco trekkers of the world.

Daily Green Wrap-Up 4.May, 2012

Nine out of 10 psychos agree: Heartland’s bonkers climate billboards need company! Oh, Heartland Institute. We thought you were climate-sanity adversaries on par with Sauron, but your latest PR move reminds us more of Wile E. Coyote: desperate overreach followed by spectacular flameout. Map Shows Which States Are Cranking Out Renewable Power The U.S. Energy … [Read more…]