The Green Wrap-up 23.April, 2013

Space-age electric tuk-tuk ready for taxi passengers in Philippines Tuk-tuks are the three-wheeled passenger vehicles commonly used in Asia, and they’re often noisy and most-certainly-not-emissions-free. To counter the current state, Japanese start-up company Terra Motors has launched an electric tuk-tuk and thinks its electric tricycle will be a cost competitive taxi in Asia. Occidental College … [Read more…]

Restaurants Restrict Serving Water During Drought

Have you ever arrived at a restaurant before the rest of your party? You sit at a table, alone except for empty chairs with menus splayed out in front of them. The server comes up and asks if you’d like something to drink while you wait. You squint at the empty chairs, count on your … [Read more…]

How To Cook Earth-Friendly Meals

Many people greatly enjoy the daily ritual of preparing meals. Cooking can be a fulfilling activity that can lead to many pleasant evenings spent with family and friends, perhaps along with drinking wine and having interesting conversation over a lovingly prepared meal. Of course, enjoying a good meal is not only a social event, but … [Read more…]

Is There A Plastic Bag Ban Coming To Your Town?

I use reusable grocery bags, and I also reuse disposable shopping bags as doggy poo bags. When I recently moved, I wrapped fragile items in old plastic bags as another way to reuse them. What do you do to reuse disposable plastic bags?

Is Free Energy Possible? A Machine To Die For

This 1 hour video, called “A Machine to Die For” showcases some of the most amazing and unique “free energy” technologies that have come about in the last few hundred years. I would love to see the hacker group Anonymous use their extensive reach and anonymous status to champion this cause and share the information … [Read more…]

Best Hybrids And Electric Cars

According to a NY Daily News article, The United States could cut car emissions by upward of 80 percent by the year 2050. This is an awesome goal, and a huge step forward for combating global warming. Green cars help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using alternative fuels, electricity or a combination of both, instead … [Read more…]

Secure Your Bike With The Right Lock

Now that icy roads and sidewalks are melting with the coming of spring, many cyclists are eager to get back on their bikes. Cycling is a great way to exercise and possibly lose weight, since it works muscles that you might not otherwise use, while simultaneously increasing heart rate and burning calories. Cycling can also … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 11.April, 2013

First Solar Stock Surges on Higher-than-Expected Earnings and Announcement of TetraSun Acquisition Arizona-based solar company First Solar saw its biggest ever one-day jump — a whopping 45-percent increase — on Wallstreet Tuesday after announcing that its revenues and earnings will far exceed expectations, partly due to its acquisition of new solar technology. Hybrid repair costs … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 10.April, 2013

Germany Quadruples Energy Surplus Over the Last Two Years For a country phasing out its nuclear plants, you might expect a downturn in energy production. But Germany has actually seen its power output quadruple between 2011 and 2012. Europe’s leading economy has been pushing for a green revolution, becoming one of the largest markets for … [Read more…]