The Green Wrap-up 14.February, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a big goal for NYC during his 12th and final State of City address – add 10,000 public parking spots reserved for electric vehicles with 2,000 of them offering charging stations.
The Great Rift Valley countries in Africa have an enormous potential for geothermal energy. With Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania already developing this potential, Ethiopia is getting serious about it too. Early this year, the Development Bank of Ethiopia announced that it will offer $20 million to kickstart geothermal energy production in the private sector, as part of a program funded by the World Bank.
Yesterday, Daryl Hannah, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and his son, Conor Kennedy, were arrested in Washington D.C. for protesting in a case of civil disobedience against the Keystone XL pipeline.
In January of this year, the Sierra Club announced that for the first time in its 120 year history they would be participating in “peaceful civil resistance” in the fight against climate change.
From his own backyard, amateur photographer Alan Friedman takes some of the most unusual images of the sun we’ve ever laid eyes on, using a telescope to capture incredible amounts of detail.
As of right now, the most fuel efficient pickup in America is the V6-powered Ram 1500, and the only hybrid pickup is the 2013 Chevy Silverado, which has a $40,000 price tag. So it’s safe to say the market for fuel efficient trucks is definitely wide open. So why Mitsubishi chose Geneva as the place to debut a hybrid-diesel pickup concept, we don’t know, but it sounds like the truck that America desperately needs.
Have you ever wanted to get in on a bit of electric two-wheeled racetrack action but aren’t quite ready for a top-level series? Well, this might be for you. Zero Motorcycles dealer Hollywood Electrics has teamed up with M1GP to create a new 10-round series in Southern California.
A marvelous splicing courtesy of Tumblr, pairing together Mathilde Roussel’s Lives of Grass and Sasha Cisar’s An Urban Canopy from which a parallel world city could be concocted.
Who doesn’t love a good list of beauty tips? Especially on Valentine’s Day. Read on!
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): I can definitely vouch for the tip about using coconut oil instead of a commercial moisturizer! I replaced my store-bought moisturizer (which wasn’t working) with pure coconut oil about 3 weeks ago, and my skin has noticeably gotten healthier. It has even started reducing the visibility of old acne scars!

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