Daily Green Wrap-up 29.September, 2012

French Student Team Rhône-Alpes Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe With Canopea House! Big news out of Madrid, Spain: French university Team Rhône-Alpes has won the 2012 European Solar Decathlon with their stunning solar Canopea House! Leading the Solar Decathlon competition since winning the Architecture and Operations prizes, this compact home is topped with a … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 28.September, 2012

The DIY Aquaponics System: 6 Plans for Bringing Fish and Plants Together to Grow Food Aquaponics is one of those concepts that I’ve known of peripherally for years, but didn’t really give much thought to until I came across plans for The Plant in Chicago. Putting fish and plants together in a closed loop (that’s … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 27.September, 2012

Amazon Starts Eco-Friendly Shopping Site Amazon is starting a new shopping site called vine.com that will sell green products that meet standards for environmental-friendliness within any or more of these categories: they must be designed to remove toxins, energy-efficient, natural, organic, powered by renewable energy, reusable, made of sustainable materials or water-efficient. The First Passive … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 26.September, 2012

Vegan This: Make Your Own Swedish Chocolate Balls Take a trip to Sweden, and seas of Chokladbollar (chocolate balls) will likely surround you. They fill the glass cases of bakeries, ine the shelves of shops, speckle department store cafes as a welcome Fika break from shoe shopping and even sit in grocery store aisles. It’s … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 25.September, 2012

10 Healthy Tea Elixirs You Can Make Yourself Your spice cabinet, fresh ginger root, some green herbs, a few fruits and vegetables, and honey are all that stand between you and an elixir to treating a pesky ailment – 10 of them, to be more exact. To put together the following recipes, make sure to … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 22.September, 2012

8 Organic School Lunches That Can Be Prepared The Night Before Let’s face it: school day mornings can be pretty chaotic, and preparing a well-balanced lunch for your kid can add to the stress. The best way to ensure that you’re sending your kids packing with a nutritious mid-day meal is to prepare it the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 20.September, 2012

Climate Change: What the Presidential Candidates Don’t Want to Talk About This Election When it comes to climate change, everyone knows that the US is a deeply divided country — particularly with respect to the science behind the theory. Despite evidence from multiple independent, government and scientific groups, there are still many that don’t believe … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 20.September, 2012

Team Valencia’s Solar Decathlon SML System House Adapts to a Growing Family’s Needs One house spectacular house on display comes from design students from Universidad Cardenal Herrera (CEU) in Valencia. The team has submitted an updated version of their SML System House, which first unveiled at the Solar Decathlon 2010. As noted in our preview … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 18.September, 2012

5 Things You Can Do in College to Protect the Environment When you’re in college, it can be difficult to find time for everything that you need to do.  If living an environmentally-friendly life is important to you though, it’s essential to know that there are plenty of ways you can alter your lifestyle to … [Read more…]