In response to furious protests by local residents, Beijing city officials installed 100 high-pressure fragrance sprays to cover the stench generated from overflowing landfills.
It’s amazing to see how much energy the average American uses annually. Visual Economics breaks it down for us.
GENeco introduces UK’s first VW Beetle to run on methane gas generated during the sewage treatment process. I remember joking about the idea of using human gas to power an automobile. But now, the joke’s on us. UK-based GENeco has done just that. Working with the South West Regional Development Agency, GENeco imported special equipment
Sir Paul McCartney said those who don’t believe in global warming are similar to those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust. I’m a huge Beatles fan. Not only were the band members amazing songwriters and musicians, but they were vocal activists as well. John Lennon is best known for promoting peace while Sir Paul
Tell President Obama to vote “no”on commercial-whaling at the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting next week. This is it! It’s the final hour. If you don’t want to see the international commercial-whaling moratorium come to an end, now is the time to make your voice heard. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is meeting from June
According to recent reports, BP and federal regulators have a lot of explaining to do regarding the safety standards in place for deep-water drilling. [social_buttons] I, along with the rest of the world, have been following the environmental disaster occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil leak which was triggered by the deadly rig
Starbucks invites you to join a live online conversation about the company’s efforts to make its cups recyclable. [social_buttons] Imagine… you’re in a Starbucks enjoying your double tall, soy latte and chatting with a close friend. You finish your beverage, and get up to throw away your soiled paper cup. But there is no recycling
At least a dozen global food companies collaborate toward practical, cost effective solutions to reduce the climate impact of specific farming systems. [social_buttons] I happen to be a fan of the Sustainable Food Lab, which is a group of businesses, NGOs and academic institutions working together to accelerate the shift toward sustainable agriculture. I respect
Greenpeace successfully targets Trader Joe’s and convinces the supermarket chain to adopt sustainable seafood practices by the end of 2012. [social_buttons] I have to admit the folks at Greenpeace are quite effective, resourceful, and clever. Most recently, the NGO challenged a popular supermarket chain known for its organic, healthy food offerings. Trader Joe’s has positioned
You have a chance to help create the perfect, sustainable coffee cup and win a piece of $20,000 through the Betacup Challenge. [social_buttons] Most of us enjoy a cup of java in the morning. And if you are anything like me, you typically get your coffee on the go. I make an effort to bring