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Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait in the Grip of Aquatic Pollution

November 29, 2010 / No Comments

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.

Platinum Dirt Makes Road-Ready Leather Jackets from Auto Upholstery

November 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Oakland-based Platinum Dirt has something new for the road jacket lovers. What makes their new line of road-ready leather jackets different is that it is made from the reclaimed automobile upholstery. This exquisite “VIN” collection comes stamped with the seal of the original manufacturer somewhere on the jacket’s chest or shoulder, and the vehicle identification number of the automobile from ...

Perch Atop a Tree for a Picnic

November 25, 2010 / 1 Comment

Many innovative options await guests at the Soneva Kiri Eco Resort in Thailand. The most unique service that this resort provides is a picnic on top of a tree. For the visitor for whom an ordinary picnic holds no charms, this option is sure to hook some interest. The resort has a Tree Pod that has been constructed 16 feet ...

Cowbell becomes Toronto’s first LEAF Certified Restaurant

November 24, 2010 / 1 Comment

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.

Toyota Plans More Green Vehicles for the Future

November 23, 2010 / No Comments

As a triggering move to their future plans to roll out more alternative-energy vehicles, Toyota recently announced that they have a very elaborate plan for their eco-car future. Well, they have around 11 conventional hybrids and battery powered automobiles waiting in queue to be launched.

Green Living in an Amazing Shipping-Container Home

November 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

At the corner of Charles and Washington Street in New York’s West Village sits a little house. It’s not just its size that sets this abode apart from the buildings around it, though at 320 sq.ft it is a touch smaller than anything else one could set eyes on in the vicinity. What make this house special is that it ...

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 ...

2011 Chevy Volt is the Green Car of the Year

November 19, 2010 / 3 Comments

EV enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers will be delighted to hear that the vote is finally in on the Green Car of the Year. And the winner is …………… the 2011 Chevy Volt! The title was accorded to the EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show to prove that despite being in a market that has numerous innovative vehicles and ...

Eco-Friendly Wedding Rings Are Here!

November 18, 2010 / 1 Comment

A jeweler in Miami is clearly making a statement about how strongly she feels in eco-friendly measures. What more, she’s making it easier for green clients to incorporate recycling into yet another aspect of their lives.

Free Eco-Friendly Gifts & Green Toys Holiday Giveaway from World of Green

November 18, 2010 / No Comments

As a special eco-friendly move for the holiday season, World of Green has announced that they will be organizing 30 days of Free Eco-Friendly Holiday giveaways. The giveaways were kick started through the ‘Pittsburgh Today Live’ morning show on KDKA-TV.