Daily Green Wrap-up 16.November, 2012

GM Reveals Product Chevy Spark EV Ahead Of L.A. Auto Show One of General Motor’s executives recently laid out the automaker’s plans for achieving 500,000 electrified vehicle sales annually by 2017. Pure electric cars will make up a big part of those plans, and leading GM’s EV charge is the Chevrolet Spark EV. Though the … [Read more…]

Responsible Recreation: ATVs and the Environment

Riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other off-highway vehicles (OHVs) can be a fun recreational activity. Many municipalities designate specific trails for this type of recreational vehicle. However, ATV enthusiasts often find themselves dissatisfied with the trails available to them. Some extremists have even formed groups that act against “tree-huggers” and environmental groups to try and … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 15.November, 2012

Feed Your Passion for Fixing Things with Sugru In striving for a more sustainable world, not only should we be trying to recycle everything we can, but we should also attempt to reuse items, either for their original function, or as a component to repurposing. Being able to fix things so that they work again, … [Read more…]

Moving? 5 Ways to Move Green

How to Stay ‘Green’ While Moving Relocating can be tedious and stressful, not to mention expensive. Many people find themselves so busy and overwhelmed with the process that they forget that moving can also be a burden on mother nature. Keep these simple tips in mind while you’re moving to help ease the strain on … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 14.November, 2012

Researchers pressure cook algae into crude oil in one minute Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a fast way to turn algae into biocrude oil, a clean substitute for conventional crude oil. Chemical engineering professor Phil Savage and doctoral student Julia Faeth were able to pressure cook microalgae in 1,100-degree-Fahrenheit sand for about … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 13.November, 2012

Plug-in vehicles go further every day. No, seriously Plug-in vehicle owners are, on average, driving more than gas-powered vehicle owners are driving their cars, and are getting more comfortable charging those vehicles outside of their homes, Plug In Vehicles reports, citing a US Energy Department study concocted with charging station maker Ecotality. Proposed Aviation Law … [Read more…]

Bulk Up Your Pantry

Phil Bratty describes himself as “an anti-packaging guy.” His disdain for wasteful packaging practices by supermarkets inspired him to open Simply Bulk Market in downtown Longmont, CO. The store has been operating on Main Street for about two and half years. Bratty says that the store is the first of it’s kind – the kind … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 11.November, 2012

Getting Enough Protein While Eating Raw Foods I’ve started to ease into a raw food diet since deciding to take my chronic fatigue, that sets in around 3pm everyday, into my own hands. I’m drinking green juices in the morning, green smoothies in the afternoon, and a cooked meal with a strong base of veggies … [Read more…]

How Do I Make Soap? Cold Process Coffee Soap Tutorial

Why make soap? There are several good reasons:   When you make soap at home, you can be absolutely sure that the product hasn’t been tested on animals. Further, if you’re concerned about the use of animal products, you can be sure that your soap isn’t made with animal tallow like many mass-marketed soap products. … [Read more…]

Tips for Eco-Friendly Travel

Thinking about taking a vacation? If you’re an eco-minded person, you may be wondering about the best ways to travel responsibly and in a way that’s kind to the environment. Following are a few green-living tips for your upcoming trip:   1. Forget the car, go biking Biking is a great way to enjoy the … [Read more…]