This Christmas, the focus is on eco-friendly toys. After several instances of foreign-made toys being proved toxic and then being recalled, several companies are responding to the consumer demand of having greener toys that are safer for children to play with.
The greenest restaurant in America has come up in Omaha. Christened the Grey Plume, the new green restaurant in the Midtown Crossing Development in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, has already grabbed headlines for recycling and waste reduction.
The high-tech 3D vending machines that the Coca Cola Company introduced in Japan have been uniquely designed as eco-friendly equipment. Since refrigeration equipments are among the largest contributors of carbon footprints, this brand new machine could be considered as an effective step in attaining the goal of reduction of green house gases.
Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait is suffering from the havoc of aquatic pollution. Though from the surface the waterway seems to flow fresh and strong, it is now actually the abode of garbage. The strait is full of garbage ranging from old furniture to boat parts, cleaning supplies to restaurant trash.
LEAF has announced the certification of Toronto, Canada's first green restaurant. The winner is Cowbell, a restaurant that is well known for its passion for keeping the eco-impact of their operations to as less as possible. LEAF is ‘Leader in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice’ - a third-party certification program for restaurants and foodservice facilities.
The Water School, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world is launching a noble initiative in Haiti. It aims at teaching the people there to purify their water so they can reduce such water borne diseases in the future.
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.
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.
Sanitov Studio launches their new C-Type Cargo bike that features an innovative GPS tracking system. The C-type Cargo bike is a simple design coupled with brilliant construction techniques. This elegant model is suitable for transporting goods as well. The technology of GPS incorporated in the design connects to a tracking system to track statistics about daily cycle routines.
“In other environmental issues we tell people to stop something, reduce their impact, reduce their damage,” states US Ecologist Gary Nabhan in a recent interview. Nabhan is an ethnobotanist/gardener whose promotion of biodiversity has caught the attention of many over the years. He is known for his work in biodiversity as an ethnobotanist. Since ‘Coming Home to Eat’ was published ...