Environment

Trashy-B cigarette Stub Attire, New Fashion Statement

November 18, 2013 / No Comments

What do you feel about a vest made of more 1,000 smoked cigarette butts? The eco-performer and visual artist, Trashy-B used those butts that were once littered in Hollywood’s star attraction, the Walk of Fame. The result is a unique fashion statement that will force you to think. Trashy-B says he has always been aware of the health and environmental risks ...

Discarded Plastic Proves Stronger than Concrete; Eco-friendly School Comes Up

December 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Discarded plastics turn out to be stronger than concrete, Illac Diaz and MyShelter Foundation have proved. Their innovative work to build a school for children in San Pablo, in the Philippines, has proved that plastics can be three times better than concrete in construction.

Wal-Mart Plans More Energy-Efficient Stores

September 24, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart plans to start a series of new stores designed to be 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient and produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases. The company has already opened three stores designed to use 20 percent less energy, four stores designed to use 25 percent less energy and one store designed to use 45 percent less ...

Daimler & Toyota Negotiating New Deal on Hybrid Tech

September 23, 2010 / No Comments

Daimler and Toyota are engaged in negotiating a new deal, so that Daimler may earn the license of Toyota’s Hybrid technology. So far, Daimler has been developing its own hybrid drivetrain technology. Mercedes S400 Hybrid is one such vehicle developed by Daimler. It was the first mass produced hybrid vehicle which possessed a lithium ion battery pack.

Win-Win for Green Cabbie Paton

August 30, 2010 / No Comments

A taxi fleet owner in Scotland is due to get his second environmental award for 2010. His mission to make a green impact in the taxi industry is getting noticed and acknowledged.

Sony Ericsson Elm Most Eco-Friendly Phone, Rates O2

August 26, 2010 / No Comments

Sony Ericsson's Elm is the most sustainable mobile handset on sale, according to O2.  This reading was taken from the eco-rating system that had been set up by the mobile phone operator.

NEC’s MultiSync E231W LED-Backlit Display Cares For The Planet

August 4, 2010 / No Comments

NEC's new MultiSync E231W, an LED-backlit display, comes with the promise of being ultimately environment friendly. In a bid to contribute more towards eco friendliness, the new display comes in a size of 23-inches and deploys an LED-backlit panel to increase energy savings. It has been stated that energy savings could be up to 40 percent as against the quantum ...

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...