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Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects

Faced with environmental deterioration and depletion of resources, as well as community pressure, cities and nations around the world are filling their skylines with green buildings — structures made with sustainable materials and focused on energy conservation. From Chicago to Tel Aviv and everywhere in between, these buildings represent more than just a new way

Why Going Green Is Big Business

Bankers, insurers, and others whose job it is to assess and manage risk are starting to acknowledge the existential threat that climate change may have on important assets. Indeed, without sharpened focus on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of publicly traded companies, big companies may find themselves liable for lack of “fiduciary responsibility”

Everyday Superfoods for Better Health

Many of us know we need to ‘eat better,’ but this term can be confusing since it means so many things to different people. Couple that with the fact that daily we are inundated by advertisements for junk and processed food, and it shows – approximately 70% of what we eat is processed. And yet, every

How Does Solar Impact my Property Value?

Will adding solar to your property save you money monthly, and will it increase the resale value of your house? It’s important to dig into the details about how much you might expect to see as added property value for using solar panels. There are so many benefits of solar power at home. The most important

S-Trip Reviews – Spending Time with EntreAmigos

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

Win a 2015 Tesla Model S in This Raffle

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

Jurassic World: A Premonition For Humanity With A Real Bite

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

New Backpack From Camping Company Founded By Teenager

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,

How To Get A Greener Kitchen

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

Help Bring More Pedal Powered Concerts & Films To Hawaii

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

UK Businesses Embracing National Energy Saving Challenge

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

Solar Gets The Glory, But Your Boiler Is Important Too!

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:

Your Chance To Win A Solar Power System!

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

Short Climate Change Program Sparks Viewers

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

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator — Emergency Water Generator

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

The Electricity Grid Is About To Change… A Lot!

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. http://youtu.be/VLN0F2aldlI 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

Travel Smart With TripGo

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

Want An Electric Bike? DIY (VIDEO)

There are a lot of do-it-yourself projects out there. But I think this one may be the most useful and awesome one I’ve seen. Electric bikes are great, but they’re quite expensive. Micah Toll* recognized this years ago and built himself an electric bike. Then he started building electric bikes for others. Then he started teaching others

Triclosan In Your Water? Cocaine?

Water is a controversial topic within the environmental community. Plastic used for bottled water is incomprehensible and unsustainable. However, public drinking water in the US and other developed countries does contain a ton of chlorine as well as unregulated chemicals such as triclosan (which is sort of nasty). In the UK, it was actually found recently that traces

Going Green Tips: 2 Key Ways To Make Your Printing Greener

  How many things have you printed in the past year? Yikes, not fun to think about that, eh? Printing surely isn’t the greenest activity around, and if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty any time you print extras of anything and then they go to waste. In this week’s “Going Green Tips” post, I’ve got

Electronic Cigarettes Prove To Be Green Alternative

  With the EU setting member states tight energy efficiency and green targets by the year 2020, the Government and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) have been promoting ways in which all citizens can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. These have ranged from promoting the much maligned Green Deal to promoting cycling to

Secondary Environmental Benefits of LED Lights Being Investigated

As the cost of production of LED lights continue to decrease, so does the sale price and the reasons for individuals and companies to avoid using them. It is becoming more and more financially viable to invest in LED technology both in the short term and in the long term. Ergo, increasing numbers are enjoying the environmental benefits

Indoor Plants For Hire!

Need some plants for a large office? Or for an indoor recreational facility or retail store? Or perhaps for a mansion you own but can’t be bothered to populate with some ever-wonderful and health-boosting plants? Word on the street is that Gaddy’s plant hire has what you need. Need more reason to check out this

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