Daily Green Wrap-Up 22.April, 2012

Here at Inhabitat we like to treat every day like Earth Day – but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to give Mother Earth a little extra attention on April 22nd. The Inhabitat editors and contributors are celebrating Earth Day in a multitude of ways, from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the shores of New York, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and beyond.
This may come as a shock to fans of Friday Night Lights, but Texas isn’t all about football. At least, Paul Quinn College in Dallas isn’t. The school took its football field and converted it into a working farm.
A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem.
H2 Technologies, which is looking to break ground on the station by July and open the station within a year, says the operation could be profitable even without any revenue from vehicles filling up. That’s because the company will be able to sell the oxygen that’s created when the station’s electrolyzer extracts hydrogen and oxygen from water, according to the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.
We’ve seen plenty of discussion on the merits of pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and all-electric vehicles. From synthesized engine sounds to the noise of George Jetson’s flying car, automakers and the aftermarket industry have worked to come up with a way to keep people aware of a vehicle’s presence.
Electronic waste is a problem in the U.S. Over 4.6 million tons of e-waste ended up in U.S. landfills in 2000 according to the EPA. On average, an American household has 25 different electronic products. The problem with electronic waste is that the toxic chemicals, like mercury, in the electronics can leach into the land or be released into the atmosphere. Thankfully, electronic recycling is increasing.

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