Making small changes around the house can add up to a BIG difference in your energy use. This helpful infographic explains in detail how you can make little shifts at the house to improve your energy efficiency.
A colleague recently sent along a great infographic on off-grid living. Check it out below. However, first here are a few stories on off-grid living that we’ve published over the years on Planetsave and Important Media sister sites: One Year Living Off-the-Grid at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Florida Law Makes Living Off the Grid Illegal Off
The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is
Reposted from Bikocity: Obviously, we’re big fans of bikes here. I realized several years ago that the common line and piece of advice “stop to smell the roses” matched bicycle transportation excellently. You see and smell and appreciate so much more on bike than in a car. I’d say that you do less so than
BluEarth Renewables has purchased four solar photovoltaic plants from Canadian Solar. BluEarth Renewables is based in Canada. The power plants were 38.5 MWac. They were part of the Ontario pipeline, which was said to be valued at $1.45 billion. It is called AC power (MWac) )because PV solar power plants have a DC and AC power output.
We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load.
Here are a couple reposts from Bikocity. The first documents the rise of bike commuting in the US, especially in “Bicycle Friendly Communities” and 10 key cities. The second repost is about how Bicycle Friendly Communities are evaluated. Check them out: Where Bike Commuting Grows Fastest (Infographics) The League of American Bicyclists recently created some
A friend of ours recently shot over this Earth Day infographic below for… Earth Day. It’s quite an interesting “green” growth and development over the years. Have a stroll: For more details on various events included in the Earth Day timeline, check out the Kars4Kids page where the Earth Day graphic is hosted. Also, don’t
By Amber Archangel, Founder of 1Sun4All What is a Megawatt of wind energy? Have you questioned that after reading about a new utility-scale installation on CleanTechnica? That happened to me, so I decided to research wind power and create an infographic. It addresses how many watts some of our common appliances need and how many watts
Seriously. This is the best environment infographic ever. Politicians and oil companies might waste time debating whether or not we’ve reached peak oil. What they ignore is that we run out completely in under 40 years’ time, by which time a third of the planet’s biodiversity will be lost. In the meantime, tantalum, that great
If you’re in California and you aren’t familiar with Proposition 37 (aka Prop 37), you should really learn a few things about it before heading over to the voting booth. Here’s a great infographic on the proposition to help you do just that (larger version available at the source, Reuse This Bag):
Here’s an interesting infographic that a friend of the site passed along. As the title indicates it’s on the life cycle of a plastic bag: Source: Factor Direct Promos
The London Olympics apparently has a zero-waste pledge. Yep, it plans to host one of the biggest events on the planet without sending anything to the landfill. Pretty astounding. Who knew? “To achieve this rather lofty eco-goal, all packaging used to put on the games will be color-coded to match color-coded trash bins,” Take
We’ve covered the benefits of going vegetarian or vegan many times here on Planetsave, but I don’t think we could cover it too many times. Here’s a wonderful infographic on “veganism and the environment” that someone from the infographic company that made this for Culinary Schools:
Here’s a not-so-fun but highly informative infographic I thought you could get something from. Basically, I think many of us assume that the oceans are so vast that we can’t do too much harm to them. But oh, how we underestimate the impact of billions of humans. For several reasons, our oceans are on
E-waste isn’t a topic we cover often here on Planetsave, but it’s a big one. Where do you think all your electronics go when they get old (‘old’ being a couple of years these days)? We don’t like to think about it, but it’s important. A reader recently shared the great e-waste infographic below
If global warming is a hoax, I’m a green alien from the planet Straftyorb. Seriously. Our media network founder, David Anderson, shared the infographic below on Facebook the other day. I passed on sharing it on here because it just seems so obvious. However, it’s been going around and it is a pretty straightforward
A friend of ours and occasional contributor here on Planetsave shared this infographic below with us this week. It’s on home heat loss,.. as you can see. Check it out and save some money by plugging those leaks and containing that heat (CLICK TO ENLARGE)! Infographic via air & water
Natural gas may be better than coal, but the boom in natural gas has come as a result of hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’), which, beyond emitting greenhouse gases, has been linked to earthquakes (something we’ve written about many times here on Planetsave) and water quality problems (including flammable water).
I recently received this infographic from a Facebook friend. Good infographic encouraging us all to ditch the bottled water, though the bottled water facts are for the UK. Useful and interesting, nonetheless. Check it out:
Our friends at Well Home, a good green company that conducts energy audits, sent over this cool infographic on the energy impact of light bulbs. It’s a fun one. Check it out:
Check out this super cool infographic from ReuseThisBag… which, believe it or not, sells Reusable Shopping Bags. As we’ve written a number of times before, there are huge garbage patches, mostly of plastic, in the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean (and other oceans).
Click the image to enlarge it.
I don’t drink wine, or alcohol of any kind, myself, but I know a ton of people do. And I know that not all wines are the same… when it comes to their eco-friendliness. Happy some folks went and made this eco wine guide in infographic form.
We have featured a number of WellHome’s infographics on our site and, as a result, the folks there decided to ask us what matters we thought were most important at the moment and worth creating infographics about. I supplied them with my feedback and they’ve gone ahead and made an infographic on some of the topics I thought was hot and worthy of their time.
Plastic — it is everywhere and, while it has helped humanity in some ways, it is also wreaking havoc on ecosystems and organisms around the world (including humans). Here is an interesting infographic with some stunning and disturbing information on how much plastic we use, what problems it’s linked to, plastic in the ocean, BPA, and plastic’s ridiculously long lifespan. The most interesting line of the infographic, in my opinion, is this one: “every piece of plastic made still exists today.” But, really, there’s a ton of interesting info here:
A new friend recently shared this recycling infographic, thinking it might be a good fit for Planetsave — didn’t take long for me to say, “great idea!” All kinds of useful or just plain interesting info on recycling, recycled product, and related info here. One of the most interesting points, in my opinion, is how much Japan composts, but there’s a lot more info that sort of blows me away as well. Enjoy! (& share the infographic with your friends.)
Here’s a cool little infographic on how you can easily make your daily routine a little greener. There are tons of little things we can do every day do live greener that require little to no effort — it’s just a matter of thinking a little and changing our habits. Here are some ideas:
Following up on the Energy of Earthquakes infographic we posted here on Planetsave about a month ago, here’s a cool Energy of Tornadoes infographic for your viewing pleasure.
E-waste. Big issue. Invisible to most of us,.. but for how long. Check out more via the infographic below.
Cars are one of the top top contributors to global warming pollution and other pollution in the world, and especially in the U.S. As I’ve written on here repeatedly, one of the best ways to help the environment is to get out of your car (or sell it) and use your two feet, bike, or transit for transportation more. Here’s a nice infographic on the environmental impacts of cars to reinforce the point.
Ever wonder how much energy is used by your different major appliances or electronics? Or how much energy all such appliances and electronics in the U.S. use? Here’s some info on that for four big ones: TVs, computers, clothes dryers, and refrigerators.
Before checking it out, try to guess how much each of these use in an hour — see how close you come!
We’ve written about earthquakes a ton in the past month or two, as well as before that. So, when a friend shared this new infographic with me on “the energy of earthquakes,” I immediately thought it might be an interesting one to put on Planetsave. Quite a fun and interesting infographic — check it out…
Here’s a good reminder to reuse, recycle, upcycle, or donate your old clothes instead of throwing them away. This little infographic was created by USAgain using EPA data.
Here’s an interesting infographic for you — all you wanted to know about radiation and more. A nice follow-up to the radiation dose chart I shared last week.
Tree bombing to the rescue? Check out this infographic and see if it all adds up.
How green are e-books? Take a look — check out this great infographic.
via Well Home Energy Audits Related Infographics: The Internet and the Environment Little Things Can Add Up: Energy Savings of “Low-Hanging Fruit” Understanding Cap & Trade
One of my new favorite websites, the other 98%, just released an “infographic” (I don’t know if I would actually call it that) on the differences between George Soros and the Koch brothers. It is great so I thought I’d share:
Here’s another interesting infographic. Enjoy. Credit: WellHome Related Infographics: The Internet and the Environment Little Things Can Add Up: Energy Savings of “Low-Hanging Fruit” Understanding Cap & Trade
I was recently approached by someone from WellHome about featuring some environmentally-related infographics on Planetsave. I love infographics, as most people do, so I said I was happy to do so. Here’s the first one, on the tremendous energy savings (which translate into financial savings) possible if more people pick the “low-hanging” fruit and do