Car-Free Day in Madrid

October 7, 2008 / No Comments

Good for you, Madrid. Everyone in the city was required to park their cars for the day and get to work, school, shopping or otherwise by some other means. In Central Madrid the idea was to promote a green lifestyle. Dads with babies, dads pulling babies, dads pulling babies while doing business or checking in with mom on their cell phones, ...

When Recycling Goes Too Far – Fashion Shows?

October 7, 2008 / No Comments

Those of us who love our planet and think there is nothing that shouldn't be done to care for and be good stewards of Earth might want to reconsider that thought after viewing these pics. There was a fashion show in Budapest where the models wore creations made of recycled materials. What the materials were is a mystery to me, ...

World Animal Day in Manila

October 6, 2008 / No Comments

When they are not eating the creatures, they are playing with them in Manila, PI. World Animal  day was celebrated in the PI. On world animal day, a man wrestled a boa, children antagonized a Bengal tiger, a priest baptized by sprinkling a baby Bengal tiger and a baby, diaper-wearing orangutan held up another priest and blessed him, er, the ...

Plants Like Art – Calabash

October 6, 2008 / No Comments

A calabash is an annual vine with white flowers and a smooth, large, hard-shelled gourd. It is also called bottle gourd, white-flowered gourd. What's more, the little fellow can be molded and shaped into volleyballs, Buddhas and gargoyle heads...among other things. [gallery] I am not sure I get this. But, a grower in Lanzhou, the capital of China's Gansu province used ...

6 Things Roof Ray Will Teach You about Solar Power

October 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Roof Ray is a great tool for solar fans. That's us here at GP! Trying to determine whether or not solar power is a viable option for you in your area, you can know by going to Roof Ray. Roof Ray will tell a potential solar power user - 1. how a solar array will be set up on their roof. 2. the ...

Great Photos of Fall Foliage

October 3, 2008 / 2 Comments

Not that we'd need more things to see how beautiful nature is, but it's autumn and I just wanted to show you some great photos of fall foliage that should arouse your emotions and make you do less harm (if you do any) to the environment. Imagine yourself sitting on a bench in a park with all these great colors nearby. ...

Don’t Vote if you Don’t Care, But Vote if you Care

October 3, 2008 / No Comments

That may be a weird title, but there's something behind. Leonardo di Caprio and the guys at DeclareYourself.com came out with a video where most of the Hollywood celebrities tell you to go register and vote if you care about your country. If you care about the education system, welfare, the minimum wage, women's rights, civil rights, the economy but ...

Atlantic Giant Bluefin Tuna a Critically Endangered Species

October 3, 2008 / 1 Comment

For a sushi fan like me, that would do anything for a bite of tuna, be it rolls (sashimi or whatever comes out from the chefs' knives) these days, the fact that the Atlantic giant bluefin tuna is an endangered species kind of shocked me. And it does, because I never even considered that the fish I'm serving could go ...

Nissan Nuvu – The Electric Car of 2015

October 2, 2008 / 3 Comments

The Paris Motor Show is ongoing as I write in Europe's love capital and we have some juicy news from Nissan who decided to surprise us all today. Nissan Nuvu is the latest concept car announced by the Japanese carmaker, an electric car that will revolutionize urban transportation in ... 2015. [singlepic=7,,,,] Why can't we get our hands on this tiny car ...

Something Missing on the Play Palin Bingo Card

October 2, 2008 / No Comments

There's a vice presidential debate going on this evening. Okay, you knew that. If you don't have your head in the sand, you will know it. There's a game going around called Sarah Palin Bingo. Or just Palin Bingo. It's to give people something to do while they watch the Veep debate. There are words like Alaska, Tax Relief, Family, Russia, ...