Texas

Clothing Swaps to Cut Carbon Footprint & Aid Domestic Violence Shelters

October 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Here’s a great idea. Clothing swaps can prove to be a move towards going green, and the effort could also help endeavors to raise money for a charity initiative. Swap for Good, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign aims at encouraging people to host clothing swaps, as a way to raise money for local domestic violence shelters.

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 ...

Texas Sets a new Record in Wind Power Generation

March 8, 2010 / No Comments

Texas has the largest wind power generation capacity in the USA, with nearly 9,410 megawatts available, leaving it's nearest competition Iowa far behind, which has wind power generation capacity of 3,870 megawatts. And it appears that the installed capacity is being put to good use. On February 28, the state set a record with wind power electricity generation at 6,242 ...

Texas Teen Builds Electric Car With a $10,000 Budget

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

As car manufacturers are venturing into making electric cars to beat the high costs of fuel, a 17 year old, Lucas Laborde, has already built an electric car with a difference. It took him 150 hours to convert a normal gas powered car into one that runs on electricity. Luke, as he is known to his friends and relatives, hopes to ...

Two Reasons to Get Out of Brazoria County, Texas – ZIP code 77541

September 10, 2008 / No Comments

I can think of two very good reasons to get out of Brazoria County, Texas. First we know where Hurricane Ike is and where it's heading. Yup, Brazoria County Judge Joe King announced a mandatory evacuation for residents of the 77541 zip code (Freeport and other coastal regions) at 10 a.m. today, while the rest of the county is subject ...