Is Your Carpet Cleaner Poisoning Your Family?

Don’t you wish you could just skip spring cleaning altogether? Well, too bad! It’s time to throw open the windows, dust off the knick-knacks, and scrub away all of the accumulated dust and grime of winter. One of the largest surfaces in your home may be one of the most neglected. In most homes, almost … [Read more…]

2 Scary St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

While St. Paddy’s Day festivities may seem harmless and fun, there are a couple of St. Paddy’s traditions that are a bit concerning in an environmental sense.   Dyeing the Chicago River Green: The Chicago River has been dyed a disturbingly brilliant shade of green every St. Paddy’s day since 1961. During that year, plumbers … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 15.March, 2013

This Week in Energy News for March 15, 2013 This week in Jetson Green Energy News, London might build a bicycle super-highway, KLM is flying planes with biofuel from old cooking oil, Australia might be reaching solar power saturation, U.S. green car sales are on the rise, Guatemala might get pay-as-you-go solar power, and we … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 14.March, 2013

Modular Homes Offer Additional Use of Land Near Downtown Colorado Springs A Boulder, Colorado-based land developer has found an unusual way to offer a solution to a growing land-use problem in downtown Colorado Springs. Climate change is top threat, says US Navy commander Julia Whitty at Mother Jones recently had a great piece about how … [Read more…]

Green Beer: The Buzz on Sustainable Drinking

You may be familiar with green beer in the context of St. Paddy’s Day, but have you considered how environmentally “green” your beer is every other day of the year? Some breweries, be they large or small, have adopted more earth-friendly brewing practices than others. (By the way, we at GreenJoyment don’t exactly advise drinking … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 13.March, 2013

Tesla to pay back U.S. govt. loans early There’s was a lot of hubbub when some U.S. government loans to green energy companies went bust, but there’s also been notable successes. Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla, a loan recipient, is proving to be another exception, so much so that it is reimbursing taxpayers years ahead … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 12.March, 2013

Levi’s Jeans Made from Recycled Garbage Hit Stores “These jeans are made of garbage” is the pitch line Levi Strauss is using for its latest denim line, Waste‹Less, which uses eight brown or green plastic bottles to make every pair of the jeans. Corn free: Cutting back on our dominant crop is easier said than … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 10.March, 2013

Washington, D.C., wants to be the greenest city in the U.S. Last month, standing at the Old Capitol Pump House, a restored building along the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray announced the launch of the long-awaited Sustainable D.C. plan… Crowd-funding emerges as source of capital for cleantech Crowd-funding may provide cleantech entrepreneurs early-stage … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 9.March, 2013

In Venezuela, oil and idealism won’t mix forever Venezuela’s oil is too big for major energy companies to ignore and too risky to plunge into. Eventually, post-Chávez Venezuela will choose pragmatism over idealism. Toyota i-Road happily cruises the streets his video might rank up there with Katrina & The Waves’ “Walking On Sunshine” when it … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 8.March, 2013

This Week in Energy News for March 8, 2013 This week in Jetson Green Energy News, studies show the benefits of green and sustainable building, assistance is being provided to Hurricane Sandy victims for energy-efficient solutions, Walgreens is building a net-zero store, a California city may require solar on new homes, the U.S. government wants … [Read more…]