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When energy is accessible to everyone, it will solve many of the world’s problems, and storage through renewable energy batteries has the potential change the future for the better.
Stand.earth (formerly ForestEthics) is working on a campaign to get Starbucks to use recyclable cups, and picked up a check for $40,393 from CREDO’s June (2016) donations program.
Arcadia Power offers a free web-based solution for reducing your energy impact and ensuring your electricity comes only from renewable sources.
Glacier Water offers a simple solution to excess single-use plastic water bottles for home and office.
Nestled quaintly between the Sierra Madre Mountains, its lush jungle and a long expanse of picturesque Pacific coast is the Mexican village of San Francisco, or San Pancho as it is lovingly referred to by locals. San Pancho is well-known for its beauty and charm. However, it is also well-known among Mexican children, youth and […]
Molekule has created a lovely indoor air pollution solution that starts with just one molecule… but just might be bigger than us all.
Sustainable architecture is easier than ever to pursue with all the gorgeous design options to choose, like natural slate.
Learn about ways that building are becoming more sustainable with outside-the-box thinking about materials sourcing, design, and alternative structures.
Throughout history, materials and advances in material technology have influenced humankind. Now we just might be on the verge of the next shift in this type of technology, enabling products and functions we never believed possible.
Tetra Pak is a leader in sustainable, recyclable food packaging. It does business in 170 countries around the world. It’s motto is “Protecting What’s Good.”
When you open this book, relax and enjoy yourself. A warm LED nightlight will light up every page immediately. Then, when you gently fold the book, the light will quietly shut itself off. Simple and elegant, with no muss, and certainly no fuss. GearBest states this light can be expanded to the appropriate angle for […]
If you were lucky enough to get some cash for Christmas, or even if you didn’t but you’re feeling lucky, there’s a simple way to put that cash toward a worthy project, while also getting a chance to own one of the best cars on the planet – a Tesla. The Climate XChange Tesla Raffle, […]
When you think of wind power, you probably think of the giant, elegant, slow-spinning wind turbine towers that cover natural landscapes like oversized white pinwheels missing a few blades. Indeed, those wind turbines are so cost-effective at generating electricity that they are often a much cheaper option for new electricity generation than anything else — coal, […]
The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is raffling off a Tesla Model S to one lucky winner of their 2015 auction, who will get to drive all electric afterward in brand new 2015 EV. The raffle is only open to US residents, and a total of 2,000 tickets are being sold, which can be bought […]
Keeping your home or office cool during the hot months of the year can go a long way toward having happier and healthier occupants. But it can also be a huge expense, both to your pocketbook and to the environment, due to the eco-footprint of the energy required for air conditioning, as well as the […]
Matthias Mueller is the creator of Sustainability Compass*, an app that offers users an actionable guide to sustainability in everyday decisions. Through strategic planning and consideration, the compass introduces the user to a series of sound, sustainable principles. It is an app with a philosophy: Think Smarter and Act Smarter. “Biological diversity is messy. It […]
Caribou Camping Co.*, founded by a 16-year-old last year (making him 17 now), has a pretty straightforward aim: help stop pollution. Of course, being a camping company, it aims to do so in the realm of camping equipment and such. The latest product the company is offering is a backpack made from recycled water bottles, […]
Calling for the “swift implementation” of ACE* climate education in high schools across the country, a bipartisan group of mayors attending the US Conference of Mayors’ annual June meeting took a strong stance against “climate change denialism.” San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and over 250 other mayors passed a resolution adopting High School climate […]
We purchased a condo last year, and since it was a new condo, that meant designing everything from the ground up and putting in all new appliances, floors, cupboards, etc. Unfortunately, based on various limits and compromises, I can’t say that it is the “greenest” kitchen in the world, but there are some clear green features that […]
It’s no secret that in the fight to protect the planet vehicle emissions are to be cut drastically in the next few decades. Recent EU targets have stated there are to be reductions in vehicle emissions of up to 40% by 2021, otherwise countries face can significant penalties. This does seem like a tricky situation […]
Entertainment shouldn’t have to require dirty fossil fuels for power, but unfortunately, most concerts and films are powered by the grid, not clean energy. One alternative power option could be to purchase solar or wind energy credits through the utility or a third party provider, but a much more direct, and more visible, way to […]
As a website dedicated, in part, to sharing news and views on climate change and other environmental issues, when it comes to recommending ways to make positive changes in our personal lives it is difficult to pick a one-size-fits-all solution. However, if there’s one thing that anyone can do to help bring more awareness to […]
Businesses across the United Kingdom are setting a fantastic example for the rest of the word by embracing an energy saving challenge set out by Love Energy Savings*. The energy price comparison site, which has been making waves over the last few years due to its transparent service and cheap gas and electricity prices, published an interactive […]
I love writing about the coolest cleantech solutions on the planet — solar panels, wind turbines, learning thermostats, LEDs, and electric cars. However, there are a lot of improvements you can make in your home to cut your energy use to a large degree. One of those is concerns one of the “least-cool” technologies running your home: […]
It’s the holiday season, and the promotions and deals for products of all sorts are on the rise. Many of them are for extraneous products that, frankly, create more harm than good. But you can also find some for truly useful, consumer- and planet-friendly products. One of the top such products out there is a solar […]
We Americans could use “a population shift in knowledge and positive engagement in the issue of climate change,” as environmental scientist and media guru Anthony Leiserowitz and colleagues have characterized it. While people and governments of other nations, believing their survival is at stake, have rushed to codify mitigation and adaptation measures—only 15% of the US […]
Those interested in purchasing an atmospheric water generator may want to check out this recent offering from Molecule New Water Technologies* — the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator. The generators offer a potentially effective means of making oneself “water independent,” as the producers state. They are especially useful in the realm of emergency water supply — where the […]
This article is part of the ‘Think Further Thursday’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com. In 2064, solar power and wind power will be have become so cheap that fossil fuel or nuclear power plants will be ancient relics of another era. However, solar power […]
Going through the trouble of planning a trip to a place in the city I hadn’t been was fu a long time back, but these days, the time to do so often steals time away from other important matters. So, I’m pretty psyched to find out about an app, TripGo*, that will automatically plan trips for […]
Technology is advancing a great deal these days. The pace of change is so fast. The good news is that much of this improvement is happening in the world of cleantech. Solar power is growing fast, and solar technology is becoming more and more efficient fast. Electric car growth is exploding, and the core technologies are […]
A young boy from Africa once said, “You people from America have so much clean water that you flush drinking water down the toilet”. The young boy later explained that he usually misses school because he must walk 3 hours to collect drinking water for his family. So why is it that we Americans use more water […]