Eco-Friendly

Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are terms referring to goods and habitats, services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment

Could the Eco-Friendly Binishell Be Set for a Revival?

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Could the Eco-Friendly Binishell Be Set for a Revival?

In the 1960s, as they are now, Binishells were championed for their relatively quick construction time and low environmental impact. A new generation is looking to revive the Binishell method, with a view to providing low-cost housing solutions around the world.

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The Original Geo-Engineers: How to Save the Iconic West from the Cow

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Original Geo-Engineers: How to Save the Iconic West from the Cow

The struggle between boomers and conservationists in the American West is intensifying as heat-parched, beetle-gnawed forests ignite in annual epic firestorms, reservoirs dry up, and Rocky Mountain snow is ever more stained with blowing desert dust.

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Indigenous Community Evicts Fracking Crew from its Territories

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Indigenous Community Evicts Fracking Crew from its Territories

Get out of the urban centres, get out of the Indian reservations. Learn how to live… to be free… to be self-sufficient rather than dependent on a system that’s there to make you sick and make you die. Come out and learn how to live and be indigenous.

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Foster Gamble: No Fracking Way!

Foster Gamble: No Fracking Way!

Foster Gamble offers a thoughtful a review of conflicting opinions, pros and cons on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) – drilling and then blasting fissures in rocks thousands of meters under the earth – and what actions we can take to stop it.

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Supermarket to be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food WASTE

Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Supermarket to be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food WASTE

Every day supermarkets throw out tons of food that has spoiled before it could be purchased. British grocery chain Sainsbury’s is about to start using that unsellable food to power one of its stores.

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Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

A solar decathlon competition took place in Paris last weekend. Take a look at the inspiring prototype winners for sustainable housing!

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New Water-Based Organic Battery: Cheap, Rechargeable and Eco-Friendly

New Water-Based Organic Battery: Cheap, Rechargeable and Eco-Friendly

A team of scientists at USC is working on an alternative in the form of a water-based organic battery that is not only cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but also holds the potential for scaling up for use in wind and solar power plants as a means to store large amounts of energy.

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Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Be a Game-Changer For The Future Of Car Fuels

Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Be a Game-Changer For The Future Of Car Fuels

UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a “green” fuel.

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World’s First Industrial-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility -Video

Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
World’s First Industrial-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility -Video

Edmonton has a new Waste-to-Biofuels and Chemicals Facility that will start converting garbage (that can’t be composted or recycled) into methanol and ethanol. It’s the world’s first such plant to operate on an industrial scale.

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A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction

Posted by on June 22, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment, Nature with 0 Comments
A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction

Every generation faces a unique political reality and set of concerns it needs to tackle together and yours is the multiple threats to the earth itself from over-exploitation, pollution and the growth imperative. From the diminishing life in the oceans, and the destruction of old growth forests, to the clear limits of a fossil fuel economy, our Mother Earth is suffering.

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Project Livewire: Harley Davidson Unveils Electric Motorbike

Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Project Livewire: Harley Davidson Unveils Electric Motorbike

Project LiveWire, Harley Davidson’s first ever-electric motorbike, will tour dealerships in the US, offering people the chance to test-ride the new LiveWire bike. The tour will be expanded to Canada and Europe in 2015.

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Getting Off Petroleum: Top 5 New Bioplastic Innovations

Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Getting Off Petroleum: Top 5 New Bioplastic Innovations

While the field of bioplastics is promising, most current products are based on labor/energy intensive crops and don’t even fully degrade when disposed of. These are some of the most promising alternatives to traditional, petroleum based plastics.

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Beyond Obama’s Plan: A New Economic Vision for Addressing Climate Change

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Beyond Obama’s Plan: A New Economic Vision for Addressing Climate Change

Missing from the climate change debate is an economic vision that can transition the US/global economy out of carbon-based energy and into renewable energies, while simultaneously increasing productivity and reducing the amount of the earth’s resources used in the economic process.

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New Report: Solar and Wind Energy Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by Decade’s End

Posted by on June 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Report: Solar and Wind Energy Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes by Decade’s End

As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing Fuksuhima disaster in Japan, a new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade. Maintaining the nation’s dependence on atomic energy no longer makes financial sense.

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Recyclable, Compact Pop-Up Shelter for Disaster Relief

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Preparedness with 0 Comments
Recyclable, Compact Pop-Up Shelter for Disaster Relief

The Compact Shelter was designed to address the humanitarian need for cost-effective aid relief on a local and international scale and is suitable for use in a range of different environments or scenarios.

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