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 ...

Which home electrical appliances consume the most?

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

It is not necessary to be an environmentalist to be interested in saving electricity. Electricity prices keep going up, and it makes sense to control costs. In fact, controlling costs is becoming more and more of a necessity for many families. Renewable energy generated from sunlight and wind can help to reduce emissions and slow the use of non-renewable fuels like ...

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 ...

Plastic Consumption by Predatory Fish Revealed

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Predatory fish from the offshore waters around Hawaii have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastics and other marine debris. This was found as part of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The scientists who, over a six year period, investigated the stomach contents of 595 fish representing 10 predatory open-ocean species, including commercially ...

Yates Electric Airplane Gets New Battery Pack

July 29, 2013 / No Comments

Chip Yates, the American inventor and electric vehicle pioneer, is back in the news with a new battery pack for his record setting airplane. The new battery from EnerDel is a 450-volt, 80 amp-hour pack capable of 600 amps continuous output, the equivalent of 258 horsepower, and twice the output of the old battery pack. The new battery weights 525 ...

Mission R and RS All-Electric Super Bikes Set for Roll Out

July 26, 2013 / No Comments

Mission Motorcycles has announced that it will be rolling out its new all-electric superbikes, named Mission R and Mission RS, soon. Though the EV superbikes are reserve available at select dealerships at the moment, the mega release hasn’t happened as yet. Each bike can generate quick speeds from zero to sixty in just 3 seconds with zero emissions. The EVs aim ...

Nissan-Renault Alliance Sells 1 Lakh EVs

July 25, 2013 / No Comments

The alliance between of Japanese car maker Nissan and French company Renault has reached a new milestone by selling 100,000 electric vehicles on a global level. As you all know, Nissan and Renault are part of an alliance that shares management, resources and technology. More than 70,000 people worldwide have bought Nissan Leaf, making it the world’s best-selling electric car, ...

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 ...

E-Bikes Come of Age; Set for Phenomenal Growth

July 23, 2013 / 3 Comments

E-bikes may be seen as extremely green. Though the pedalling variants are much more eco-friendly, e-bikes needn’t be written off. When you are on a long distance commuting venture, electric powered bikes play the best green companion, that is. A report says that the electric bike industry on the growth path and is predicted as grow from $8.4 billion in 2013 ...