The Green Wrap-up 30.January, 2013

Milan’s Bosco Verticale On Track to Become World’s First Vertical Forest …Short on space for increasing the presence of greenery, the city turned to architect Stefano Boeri to create the world’s first vertical forests, incorporated into the “Bosco Verticale” apartment towers, currently under construction and nearing completion. These kits turn your Prius into an emergency … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 29.January, 2013

Colbert skewers the climate fatalism caucus The first conservative line of defense against climate action is outright denial that climate change exists. The second is that the climate is changing, but it’s not our fault and won’t be so bad and isn’t worth worrying about. Both those are getting tougher, what with all the crazy … [Read more…]

Warm Up With 7 Simple Energy Saving Tips!

Did you know that up to 50% of your home’s energy use could be wasted due to improper insulation? Its possible to lower that amount significantly by addressing the issues. With a few simple fixes, you could lower your energy bill while heating your home more efficiently.   Air Conditioner Cover: This is an inexpensive … [Read more…]

How Green is Your Restaurant?

A good restaurant can become an important part of the community. It’s where people meet for both business and socializing. Restaurants also employ community members and contribute to the local economy. But they can also use up quite a bit of energy and resources along the way. Restaurants must heat their buildings and use electricity … [Read more…]

Green For Every Guy And Gal: Environmentally Conscious Gifts

The next time you’re at a party, whether it’s a shower, wedding, birthday, anniversary or your secretary’s dog’s baptism— there’s a way to go green for every gift you give. Whether you’re new to the world of environmentalism or a seasoned earth-saving pro, there’s something out there to please even that guy (or gal) who … [Read more…]

Guide to Green Terminology – Food Terms

Have you heard about movements to go “gluten-free” or “vegan” and wondered what all of the buzz is about? Here are 9 definitions for food terms commonly found in discourse related to environmentally conscious and healthy eating to help you navigate the news:   CSA: “CSA” stands for community supported agriculture. CSAs are a great … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 22.January, 2012

Approaching the Point of No Return: The World’s Dirtiest Megaprojects We Must Avoid According to a new report released today by Greenpeace, the fossil fuel industry has plans for 14 new coal, oil and gas projects that will dangerously increase global warming emissions at a time when massive widespread reductions are necessary to avoid catastrophic … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 21.January, 2012

Inauguration 2013 speech: Obama puts energy, climate change in spotlight (+video) During his Inauguration 2013 address Monday, President Obama made a case for clean-energy innovation and curbing climate change. His Inauguration 2013 speech recalled the views on the environment and energy policy that the president espoused in his first inaugural address. One to One Explores … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 19.January, 2013

Green book review: Killer Fish by Brian Clement People the world over are eating more fish than ever before and assuming fish to be a healthful alternative to meat as well as an excellent source for omega-3 fatty acids. Killer Fish alerts consumers to how eating aquatic life endangers their health. WHITE BEAN AND SWEET … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 18.January, 2013

Does Zipcar’s “Gas Is On Us” encourage waste? When you watch the Zipcar video “How to Zip: Fill ‘er Up” (embedded below) you’ll see a Zipcar customer finding out he needs to stop at a gas station. There’s a Zipcar co-pilot in the backseat who gives him friendly, detailed instructions on how to get reimbursed … [Read more…]