The Green Wrap-up 16.December, 2012

North Carolina’s Research Triangle may be one of the most “wired” places in the US when it comes to technological advancements, but why stop there? To take the lead in electric-drive vehicle adoption, go wireless.
Every little bit counts, right? For your next vacation, choose your destination and accommodation based on how they help Mother Earth. To get you started, here’s 4 of our favorite eco friendly hotels, some close to home, and some ideal for a tropical getaway.
If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the most mundane household items into fun gift wrap and tags that your friends and family will love.
This week, the group Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) declared they would submit a petition to the White House signed by 107 experts to urge the administration to slow down and consider the health effects of natural gas fracking before allowing any new permits. They want the government to consider the two ethical principles adhered to by physicians: “do no harm” and that of “informed consent.”
So, what’s the reason people get into carsharing? Is it a “romanticized view of access understood as a form of collaborative consumption and altruistically motivated”? Or is it more about practical realities – that car sharing is really about affordability and convenience?
multistep, time-consuming affair this dish may be, but everything can be made in staggered fashion over the course of two days and assembled when you’re ready to serve. Your labor will result in a beauty of a dish: red onion shells now a shade of mauve, filled with all the colors of autumn in the pumpkin bread stuffing. The guests will go wild.
In a bid to cut back on fuel costs in an economy that seems more and more people finding lower-paying jobs, many people in the UK have taken to sleeping in their cars between shifts.
  • (Ally)Greenjoyment:  When my mom was commuting to work she used to keep a pillow and blanket in her car so she could nap in the parking lot during her lunch breaks and I thought that was weird! This seems like a pretty extreme measure to take to cut back on fuel costs, and I would think there would be safety concerns. I wonder how many people do this in the U.S. or take comparable steps.

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