Eco-friendly

Aqua Design Innovations Miniature Aquaponics Ecosystem is Awe Inspiring

October 25, 2013 / No Comments

A miniature aquaponics ecosystem that uses nutrients from fish waste to grow herbs and other plants is round the bend. Designed and developed by Eric and his team at Aqua Design Innovations, the innovation aims at using the ecosystem as a platform to raise environmental awareness and to educate people about aquaponics, a green, efficient and sustainable method of food ...

Dutch Cyclist Sets New World Speed Record

September 20, 2013 / No Comments

A 23-year-old Dutch cyclist has broken the previous world record for the fastest bike speed in The Netherlands. Sebastiaan Bowier has set this world record by achieving a top speed of 83.13 mph. This high-tech recumbent bicycle was designed and built by Dutch students from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam. The team developed a bike dubbed the VeloX3 with low ...

Snail Man in China Carries Home Around

August 30, 2013 / No Comments

A traveling salesman in China is living in a mobile house, and he even carries it with him wherever he goes. Believe it or not, this has been happening for the last five years! The man, Liu Lingchao, who has been carrying his shelter with him, makes a living by selling plastic bottles and cans collected from the streets. When he ...

Purdue Scholars Wear Herff Jones EarthGrad Eco-Friendly Gowns Made from Repreve Fiber

August 1, 2013 / 1 Comment

Eco-offerings from Herff Jones has had a new exciting addition with the unveiling of EarthGrad, the first ever rental commencement gown made entirely from Repreve recycled fiber. With this around 600 graduates from the Purdue University will wear on stage these EarthGrad rental gowns, which have been made as part of the upcycling of 44,400 bottles from landfills. Repreve has ...

Phyto Kinetic Green Buses Can Grow Gardens Atop Them

July 31, 2013 / No Comments

Ever imagined travelling underneath a garden?  If you haven’t as yet, it’s time to live the experience. For, Spaniard Marc Granen has developed a green roof for buses and is calling the innovation Phyto Kinetic. Realization that vast space is not required for creating green space, he has come up with the idea of green roofs for buses. He believes ...

The World’s Greenest Airports

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Even the most Earth-conscious among us struggle to stay ‘green’ when it comes to travel. The only thing that stands between us and the sunny beaches of our dream holiday destination is a few hours on an airplane, and plenty of harmful co2 emissions. The impact of air travel on the environment can be difficult to reconcile. However, the importance ...

Protecting Our Urban Landscapes: Eco-Friendly Cities to Learn From

July 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

When it comes to establishing an eco-friendly lifestyle, you may think that major cities have it the hardest. Surely these urban spaces, the financial and industrial hubs, will never be the shining examples of green living that we see in forward-thinking suburban communities or quaint self-sustaining villages - right? Wrong. In many ways, big cities are the best places to start ...

Los Angeles City Council Votes in Favor of Plastic Bag Ban

June 27, 2013 / No Comments

Los Angeles has become the largest city in the US to clamp a ban on the use of plastic bags. Toeing the line adopted by San Francisco, Seattle and many other cities worldwide, the Los Angeles City Council also voted 11-1 in favor of the ban. With plastic bags entering landfills, waterways and finally the ocean, the substance has been threatening ...

Making Schools Eco-Friendly

June 25, 2013 / No Comments

Educating children in an eco-friendly learning environment will set in motion a virtuous cycle that will impact behaviours and attitudes for many years, and most changes require only the slightest adjustments to implement. The old adage that people have a responsibility to protect and use the environment in a way that will protect it for our children and our grandchildren extends ...

Hong Kong Kickstarts Zero Emission Initiative with EV Taxis

May 23, 2013 / No Comments

The need for eco-friendly vehicles is a talking point across the globe. Hong Kong is now all set to be a model for other countries by laying a strong foundation for an emission-free city. The nation will kick start the effort with a brand new fleet of 45 bright red electric taxis. These Chinese manufactured BYD e6 crossover sedan cars, partially ...