Design

Are Your Kids’ Books From ‘Green’ Publishers? RAN Tells You How to Choose

November 19, 2010 / No Comments

Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year Black Friday, Rainforest Action Initiative (RAN) has released information that is aimed at helping consumers make greener choices when it comes to purchasing books. Their guide ‘Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up’ is a report plus consumer guide that lists out book publishers that are not linked ...

Cogenra Solar Arrays at California Winery Generate Electricity & Hot Water

November 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

Cogenra Solar’s recently installed solar arrays at a northern California winery not only generate electricity but also heats water. The arrays combine conventional photovoltaic solar cells with a system for collecting waste heat. Several parabolic dishes, each 10 meters long and three meters wide and lined with mirrors have been installed at the winery.

Bungo Box Helps the Planet When You Move House

November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

A new company called BungoBox has made widely appreciated innovations in the moving and packing sector – they have made moving house less stressful, simpler and much more eco-friendly than it used to be. How do they do it? They use Bungo Boxes.

Regenerative Braking to Make Container Cranes More Energy Efficient

November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

An innovative idea promises to make large cranes more energy efficient. The enormous cranes that are used to load and unload containers to and from cargo ships are usually powered by electricity from the power grid or have diesel generators animating them.

Eco-Friendly Garage for the London Traffic Commission

November 10, 2010 / 1 Comment

The London Traffic Commission has just thrown open the doors of their new $23.5-million garage, located at Wonderland Rd.S.. The reason it’s making news is not just because this huge garage (covering an area of 120,000 square feet) can park 110 LTC buses, but because it is a unique, eco-friendly facility.

MiBra Brings in Some Green to Jogging

November 8, 2010 / No Comments

Here’s an unbeatable product in women’s sports wear – a sports bra, that’s eco-friendly stylish, comfortable….and has a pocket for you to place your ipod, keys and some change in while jogging or working out. This is a boon for joggers, who have been stumped about what to do with things like a small purse etc, while jogging.

Levi’s Waterless Jeans Cut Down on Water

November 8, 2010 / No Comments

Buying a pair of jeans was getting to be a difficult choice for the committed environmental activist. The fact that the blue color that is the birthright of a typical pair of jeans, could only be achieved by using almost 42 liters of water during textile production, was indeed a bitter pill to swallow.

Huge Demand for SEC’s Green Label Accreditation

November 5, 2010 / No Comments

The green movement in Singapore has received a boost – an eco label from the SEC (Singapore Environment Council) has become a recognized and sought after certification around the world. The label has become so popular that the non-profit SEC is planning to upgrade it and broaden its scope and reach.

Federation of Korean Industries Tower Features Efficient Solar Electric Facades

October 29, 2010 / No Comments

The recently built Korean green skyscraper designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture features one of the most efficient solar electric facades in the world.

PETA to Use EV Charging Stations For Displaying Vegan Ads

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed its plan to use the first public charging stations to be set up in the city of Boston to install the organization’s advertisements promoting meat-free vegan lifestyle.