Environment

Nature Rescue: The Art of Saving the Environment

January 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Finnish artist Ilkka Halso takes a view of the "journey" of nature, from a self sustained process to something which has to be protected now. And his art does carry forward the message in a very thought provocative manner. The central theme of his "Restoration" series is healing and rescuing our natural environment.

CO2 Mugs Serve as Reminders for Biggest Carbon Offenders

January 8, 2010 / No Comments

The CO2 mugs serve as your morning reminders of the world's biggest carbon offenders. It may look like a simple mug, but it is heat sensitive. Once filled with hot liquid, colors on the mug change to reveal countries with the largest carbon footprints in the world. There's even a color scale ranging from mild green to bright red, perhaps ...

Christmas Trees For Rent Make Good Sense

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Christmas trees are decked and decorated for the big day, and after that, they are mostly discarded and left away. Obviously, there can be better use for these green trees, the best option being to let them grow and be put to use again.

Wooly Pocket’s Vegabond Purse is a Living, Recycled Handbag

December 15, 2009 / No Comments

The living plant bag from Wooly Pocket could let you carry around a plant in your handbag, and would possibly also be quite a bother. If you have no problem with carrying along the handbag equivalent of a potted plant, this one overflows from environment goodness.

VerTerra Dinnerware Made From Leaves is Eco-Friendly in Many Ways

December 8, 2009 / No Comments

VerTerra Dinnerware looks quite interesting, charming, and innovatively new, at the same time it has its roots in an age old practise. On a visit to India, Michael Dwork noticed that certain places served food in palm leaf based plates and bowls. Inspired by the idea, Dwork started the VerTerra line of compostable plates, bowls and serving dishes.

Coke Announces Greener, Plant-based Bottles

November 16, 2009 / No Comments

Considering the sheer volume of bottles Coke sells every year, the company's announcement to move from PET bottles to a blend of plastic and 30% plant-based materials, is more than welcome. The new sugarcane and molasses based bottles will have 25% less emissions when compared to traditional bottles.

Architect Proposes Artificial Mountain for Berlin

November 10, 2009 / No Comments

Architect Jacob Tigges has proposed a rather strange plan for the city of Berlin, an artificial mountain. This artificial mountain will be called "The Berg" and the plan is to create the 1000 meter high mountain at the sight of Berlin's former Tempelhof airport.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Talks Green, and What Everyone Can Do

October 28, 2009 / No Comments

Prince Albert II of Monaco is actively involved in conservation of the environment, and the Prince Albert II Foundation has 127 projects in various countries, dedicated to working towards renewable energy and access to water, and also fighting threats like desertification, loss of biodiversity and climate change.

Obama, Biden to Make Important ‘Green’ Announcements

October 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

The US President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to make important announcements that will provide stimulus for a greener future. An Obama administration official has said that the President will make announcement regarding Smart Grids during his visit to Florida. Obama's announcement of a Smart Grid will be the government's largest investment of economic stimulus funds ...

350 International Day of Climate Action

October 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

On Saturday, October 24, people in 181 countries are coming together for what many are describing as the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history.They're gathering to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. Specifically, the web-based campaign called "350.org" is calling on people from around the world to organize an action that in ...