Daily Green Wrap-Up 19.July, 2012

LED retrofits cut a slice out of NYC’s energy costs I’ve often wondered how much energy New York’s myriad of buildings could save by doing simple things like replacing light bulbs. One commercial realtor has quantified what would happen if LED lighting was retrofitted into its properties, and the payback that it expects to receive … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 18.July, 2012

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN: THE OREO GOES GLUTEN-FREE Since its introduction in 1912, NaBisCo’s Oreo cookie has becoming the best selling cookie of the 20th century in the U.S. This classic snack – crème smeared between two chocolate discs – is a childhood classic. But despite its popularity in numbers – more than 362 billion Oreos have … [Read more…]

How To Plant A Garden That Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Nearly all of us undertake some form of recycling to help reduce our individual carbon footprints. Most people, however, never consider the additional benefits of reducing your carbon footprint through gardening. Keeping in mind that having your own garden can save you money on fruits and vegetables, there are some other things you can do … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 15.July, 2012

Ending Hawaii’s Oil Addiction | Changing Cities When you think of the most innovative places around the world for clean-tech, Denmark, where 50 percent of the energy comes from wind, might come to mind. Or maybe you’d think of Iceland, which is almost nearly 100 percent powered off geothermal, or perhaps Germany, which recently set … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 14.July, 2012

Fourteen year old creates a way to generate electricity from raindrops One night, 14-year-old Raymond Wang lay in bed trying to come up with a design for a science project. The rain was slapping the roof of his Vancouver home pretty hard and the loud noise gave Wang an idea. Maybe he could capture the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 13.July, 2012

Morgan Freeman Headlines the Oceana SeaChange Summer Party This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the annual SeaChange Summer Party benefitting Oceana. The benefit, which takes place in Orange County, California, enables supporters to bring back the sea and its treasures for this and future generations. Since its inception, this star-studded event has raised nearly … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 12.July, 2012

IKEA lights up solar installations in three states Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA has flipped the “on” switch for several new locations this week, and is laying claim to the biggest rooftop photovoltaic arrays in Michigan and Virginia. The new systems range in capacity from about 500 kilowatts to more than 1,000 kilowatts. Here are … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 11.July, 2012

Using nuclear waste, PRISM reactor could power UK for 500 years The question of what to do with spent nuclear fuel has never been answered concisely. In spite of a number of creative ideas — including shooting radioactive material into space, sinking it in the ocean, or burying it beneath Nevada’s Yucca Mountain — there’s … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 7.July, 2012

HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic Cherry Tofu Popsicles We admit it: We’re a little bit obsessed with homemade popsicles this summer. But with the oppressive heat wave that has gripped much of the US since summer began, there’s no better way to stay cool. One of our favorite homemade popsicle recipes is the Cherry Tofu … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 6.July, 2012

bSolar’s Double-Sided Photovoltaic Cells Produce Up to 50% More Energy Standard photovoltaic cells only harvest energy from a single surface – the side facing the sun. Israeli startup bSolar has found a way to improve upon this unidirectional design with a double-sided solar cell that is able to produce up to 50% more energy. PLACES … [Read more…]