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
Summer is almost here and the air is already full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. Yet much of that air conditioning load could be reduced or the air conditioning season shortened if we did simple things, many of them common before air conditioning was common in North America. Here are some low-tech tips for keeping cool. The best ideas are those that keep the heat out of your home in the first place, rather than paying to pump it out after it gets in.
Check out Tesla’s latest master plan and let us know what you think of Elon Musk’s visions and goals.
What a make a green and savvy investment? Think solar. Here are a few companies to keep your eye on.
India is looking a lot greener lately, especially since men and women in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India joined together to plant 50 million trees in a single day earlier this week. The activists took on the task of reforesting the Indian state not only to improve the environment, but to claim massive bragging rights.
The generation before us knew how to keep cool with out fancy A/C systems. Maybe we can look at their ways and learn a thing or two. Read on…
Clean energy proponents say wave energy technology has enormous potential to provide zero emissions electricity to Australians.
“Sustainable Architecture meets the needs of its occupants, at anytime, anywhere, without jeopardizing the welfare and development of future generations. It involves honest commitment to human development and social stability, using architectural strategies to optimize resources and materials, promoting renewable energy, minimizing waste and emissions, maintenance, functionality and the price of the buildings and improving the quality of life of its occupants.” – Luis de Garrido (architect who designed the Eye of Horus Eco-House).
Olli, created by Arizona-based Local Motors, officially hit the streets of the nation’s capital Thursday. Using an app similar to Uber or Lyft, ride-seekers can order the bus to pick them up and drop them off at their destinations of choice.
Environmentalists would be happy to know too that milestones for using renewable energy sources is also happening elsewhere in the world, including Germany and Denmark.
As humans continue to create more than 100 million metric tons of polyethylene a year, scientists and environmentalists alike are scrambling to find a way to reverse the detrimental environmental effects of plastic waste.
If India can develop a 100% solar-powered airport, what is stopping the USA or any other country for that matter from doing this?!
The inventor of the solar vehicles, Yacov Maimon, said the solar technology of the vehicles is more efficient than others. “Unlike other solar technology, this does not need to be in direct sunlight; as long as there is light from the sun, it will charge.”
Big banks are still funding extreme fossil fuels. Read this and be informed!
Los Angeles has long been seen as one of the country’s most modern cities. But now, as our collective dependence on power has been found guilty of damaging our water, air, and climate, the city is taking steps to be part of the new future: a clean energy future.