Conservation

Swiss Teacher Inspires Zero Emissions Race

August 16, 2010 / No Comments

Louis Palmer is a Swiss teacher with a special mission. He has inspired the Zero Emissions Race, after people witnessed him taking the solar car that he built around the world. Palmer’s trip was to highlight the power and potential that solar energy harnessing could bring to our experience.

Hollywood Treads the Greener Path

August 13, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Producers Guild of America has launched greenproductionguide.com which features a database of environmentally friendly products and services from vendors across the United States. This new campaign, which is the latest push in Hollywood's efforts to clean up its "green" act, follows the launch of PGAGreen.org which the PGA had made in the previous year. The PGAGreen.org was aimed at ...

Musician Ben Sollee Ditches Van to Tour on a Bicycle

August 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most musicians, when they talk of going green, mean the fuel they use or the technologies they subscribe to. But singer-songwriter Ben Sollee is taking the concept to a whole new level. The pop musician and his percussionist plan to move around from one venue to the next by bicycle.

Attempt To Make Sri Lankan Capital Eco-Friendly Destination

August 2, 2010 / No Comments

The government of Sri Lanka hopes to make the capital city of Kandy an eco-friendly destination say reports. The capital is a hill city of historic importance and the country wants to retain the majesty of the ancient prestige that it is steeped in. This announcement came at a historic venue – the Temple of the Tooth (Dalada Maligawa) on ...

Solar Powered Museum By MAD Architects Proposed For China

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

A novel proposal has been put forward by the firm MAD Architects – they propose that a sustainable floating museum be constructed in Xiamen, China. The façade of the museum itself will be a work of art a fitting testament to the artifacts that inhabit the interior.

Queen’s Guard Likely To Turn To Faux Bearskin Caps

July 28, 2010 / No Comments

The Queen of England’s Guards seem to unwittingly have contributed to animal cruelty. The bearskin cap that the Guards have been wearing for years is supposedly responsible for taking the life of one bear per cap. Now, to give the guards animal friendly headgear, Peta UK and animal rights activist/fashion designer Stella MacCartney, along with Atom Cianfarani, a green designer ...

Generate Energy From Flush Water!

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

More good news for green enthusiasts! A new device has been created that is designed to harvest water from waste water that falls inside the pipes of high rise buildings. The device has been designed by Tom Broadbent, who is a design graduate at Leicester de Montfort University.

Plane Makers Move Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled an ‘ecoDemonstrator program’ – which aims at speeding up technological advances that will serve to heighten fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and noise reduction. The commercial aviation industry has been seeking to achieve carbon neutral growth by the year 2020.

The Mercury To Offer Ultra-Efficient Clean Travel Soon

July 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury,  the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.