Published on August 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Top Green Living Stories of the Week

August 1st, 2011 by

Here are a ton of great green living stories from the past week or so from around the internet (other than what we’ve covered already). Enjoy! And drop more in the comments below if you have more to share.

wroclaw bike sharing


  1. Bike-Sharing Program in Wrocław, Poland — 1st Ride
  2. New Bicycle Option: eCortina v2 Hybrid
  3. Bike Shops: The Unsung Heroes of the Cycling Movement
  4. Bicycle Usage Jumps 14% in NYC
  5. Boston’s Transit Finds A New Balance in Bike-Sharing Program
  6. Growing Bamboo Bicycles
  7. Sneak Peek! Designing The Utility Bike of The Future (Video)
  8. Bicycle Friendly Business shows that it pays to encourage bicycling in the workplace
  9. New Bicycle Option: eCortina v2 Hybrid
Renewable Energy
  1. Renewable Energy Solutions {Videos}
  2. Now is the Time to Go Solar
  3. Cheap Solar Lighting with a Two Liter Water Bottle
  4. How to Lease Your Roof to Make Passive Solar Income
  5. Urban power like rooftop solar dominates Brown’s energy confab
  6. This Looks Like a Job for Solar PV: Heat Wave Causes Record-Breaking Electricity Demand
Electric Cars
  1. Stephen Colbert Flips the Bird to Nissan’s Wave
  2. Driving in Eco-Style
  3. Video: Chevy Volt Owner Averages 3,108 MPG
  4. New Prius Models Will Offer AC Outlets for Home Appliances
  5. Washington State Taps AeroVironment to Install Charging Stations Along “Green Highway”
  6. French Highways to be Installed with EV Charging Stations
Food & Gardening
  1. Organic & Raw Food Restaurant, Prasad — Best Food in the World?
  2. “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” Inspired Juice Recipe
  3. Sustainable Eating and Your Connection to Nature
  4. Urban Agriculture in Chicago
  5. New Guide to Going Veggie or Vegan
  6. Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe
  7. Awesome Vertical Garden With Recycled PET Bottles At Poor Family Home In Sao Paulo
  8. Grow Your Own: Top 5 Yard-Sharing Websites
  1. Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage — an Introduction
  2. Green Back to School Ideas
  3. Car and Driver Magazine: “We Must Consider Alternative Transportation”
  4. Chemicals in Your Daughter’s Products and Three DIY Recipes To Try Instead
  5. Feelgood Quickie: Vegan Boots from Arcopédico
  6. 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Cool
  7. Could You Be A Fashion Locavore? [Video]
  8. Not just Creating Little Treehuggers: Environmental Education as a Learning System
  9. Bill Clinton Urges Americans to Paint Dark Roofs White
  10. Using Laundry Grey Water in the Garden
  11. Can It Forward
  12. 4 Easy Ways To Eliminate Unwanted Paper Mail
  13. Three Vehicles Made from Recycled Materials
  14. LiveProud Helps You and the Planet Get More Out of Your Workout!
  15. The Plastic Spoon and Oil Addiction In America
  16. Nano Zinc Oxide: Should You Really Steer Clear?
  17. Five Upcycled Tie-Dye Projects That Aren’t Tacky
  18. Puma overtakes competitors Adidas and Nike in race to drop toxic pollution
  19. Barefoot in a recycled school
  20. The Corps Network Releases New Publication on Green Jobs and Career Pathways for Low-Income Youth
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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