Shun Toxic Toys; Usher in Green Toys for Christmas

December 22, 2010 / No Comments

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.

Wind Turbine Doubles up as Revolving Christmas Star

December 23, 2009 / No Comments

A huge revolving Christmas star probably would make people happy, and I guess people in Munich must be enjoying this show being put up by a wind turbine. The wind turbine has nearly 9000 LED lights shining away, and using energy as low as that of a common hairdryer.

Christmas Tree Made Out of Recycled Mountain Dew Cans

December 22, 2009 / No Comments

A lot has been said about the Christmas tree in the last few days, ranging from Christmas trees for rent, to topics more similar to the one on hand, like the Christmas tree made from bike parts, and the one made from 1000 beer bottles. The latter however, did not have recycled bottles, but this tree gets rid of that ...

Chinese Make Christmas Tree From 1000 Beer Bottles

December 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

The huge Christmas tree in Shanghai, China, has a green look but that's only because it has been built out of Heineken beer bottles that have lent their hue to the tree so well. The huge tree has been created out of a thousand beer bottles, and we guess it would love to be a part of the celebration, as ...

Christmas Tree Made From Bike Parts Encourages Cycling

December 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

A square in London hosts this unique sculpture, which is environment friendly, and aims to send out a message. Created by Sarah Wigglesworth, this Christmas tree is all bike parts. It has been created mainly out of bicycle wheels borrowed from UK charity Re~Cycle, which restores bikes and ships them to Africa.

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.

GE Wants a Greener Santa, Designs a New Sleigh

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

General Electric, the thoughtful corporate behemoth, has decided that Santa's centuries old sleigh is needs change for the modern age, and that it needs to get more environment friendly. Keeping that in mind, they have designed a new sleigh for Mr. Claus, and this one has the goodness of modern technology, and no boot space to carry all those gifts ...

To You, Our Readers: “Feliz Navidad, Prospero Ano y Felicidad”

December 25, 2008 / 1 Comment

Just 9 months old GreenPacks, is celebrating Christmas (X-Mas, or whatever you call it) for the first time. We're pretty darn excited and would like to wish you to stay healthy, happy and as green as possible. "Feliz Navidad, Prospero Ano y Felicidad" You most likely know what that means even though you don't speak Spanish, but we'll make sure you're getting ...

To Think – Japan Wonders Why The Country Cannot Meet Its Kyoto Protocol Goals

December 8, 2008 / No Comments

he problem is not why Japan cannot meet its protocol goals. The problem is why Japan doesn't know WHY it's not meeting its goal. Consider these two most recent Christmas displays. This one is not technically a Christmas display, but it's Christmas, and here it is. It's called the Kobe Luminarie in central Kobe, home of Kobe Bryant and Kobe beef. ...