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Costa Rican Green Hotels Get Travelocity Eco-friendly Designation

January 13, 2011 / 1 Comment

The green hotels of Costa Rica have been conferred with eco friendly designation from Travelocity Website. It features hotels that had received the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) from the Costa Rica Tourism Board. The CST program is a product of the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) which analyses the tourism sector in the country based on their achievements regarding ...

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell to Go into Production (Video)

January 12, 2011 / No Comments

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell will be soon into production as the company has confirmed their official plans. The proposed model is said to mimic the leaked, teased and test-driven prototype model that was tested by David Coulthard.

Ford Vertrek Concept Shown at Detroit Auto Show; Soft on the Environment

January 11, 2011 / No Comments

Ford has unveiled its new Vertrek concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ford Vertrek concept builds on the Escape and Euro-market Kuga to preview Ford's next-gen global offering. It appears to be a sporty and sleek replacement for the Escape and Kuga with much fuel efficiency.

Alicia Silverstone Charms with New Collection for EcoTools

January 11, 2011 / 1 Comment

Alicia Silverstone, known for her environmental and animal welfare activism, is partnering for a new project that is to be launched this Spring. EcoTools is a company that deals with earth-friendly cosmetic, nail and bath accessories, which are incredibly soft and made from natural and recycled materials.

Dubai’s ENOC Brings in Eco-Sensibility into Petrol Stations

January 10, 2011 / No Comments

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is attempting to pump in eco-sensibility into petrol stations. The company is doing this by opening new green stations in Emirates Hills, and thereby trying to lessen environmental damage.

Solar-Powered Student Pavilion at The Netherlands’ Erasmus University

January 6, 2011 / 1 Comment

Netherlands’ Erasmus University now sports an exclusive student pavilion that aims for zero energy. The design, conceived by Dutch firm Netherlands’ Erasmus University, targets zero energy and at the same time, has made it equally comfortable.

Google $4 Million Grant to NatureBridge Seeks to Give Environmental Education a Boost

January 5, 2011 / No Comments

Year 2011 is just in its infancy, but funds towards charity have started flowing in. Joining the bandwagon is Google, who have announced over a $4 million grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service.

‘The Original Dream’ Home Made of Egg Cartons by Goldenhen Studio

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Goldenhen, the Australian studio, known for unusual ways of using materials of daily use to create marvels, has yet again come up with their new creation- a life-sized home called "The Original Dream”, made of egg cartons.

Mitsubishi iMiEV to Drive into Central America’s Greenest Nation Costa Rica

January 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mitsubishi i MiEV, the Japanese electric vehicle, is likely to enter the Costa Rican market very soon. Well, this is one much anticipated news, and the hatchback was being awaited since quite a few years now. But the most significant aspect in this regard is that Costa Rica is supposed to the greenest country in Central America, perhaps in ...

Biblioteca Vasconcelos is Mexico City’s Public Library Cum Botanical Garden

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Mexico City, the dense urban capital of Mexico, houses an exquisite botanical garden along with a public library. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, a dual purpose facility which serves both as public library and a botanical garden, is designed by the noted Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.