Village of Martin, grows its own food

May 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Here is an interesting story of a Hampshire village that decided to become less dependent on supermarkets and grow their own food. Nick Snelgar a 58 years old villager got the idea in 2003 and his inspiration was the 1970s BBC sitcom where the characters where living off the land. It was never meant to boycott supermarkets but to reduce ...

360 Eco Luxury Vodka

March 24, 2008 / No Comments

What you see is the "world's first eco-friendly premium spirit" produced by McCormick Distilling, America’s oldest continuously operating distillery. The 360 Vodka is trying to enter the ultra luxury vodka segment with this motto but from the begining I'll have to say there are other brands like Purus or VeeV to compete with. However getting back to the 360 Vodka, you ...

Mowing the lawn – old fashioned solution

March 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

Gas mowers put out as much smog as 40 new cars this is why mowing the lawn is some kind of a problem if you care about the environment. Since the scythes may not be the best idea (injuries) for many of us, here is what you can do, the old fashioned way. via GroovyGreen

The Danube Delta in 23 Beautiful Images

March 20, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Danube Delta is the second biggest delta in Europe and the best preserved on the continent with an approximate surface of 5,165 km². This includes both the Romanian and the Ukrainian part of the delta, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site where 23 natural ecosystems measuring 2,733 km² are strictly protected. It's a unique exotic land in ...

From Hawaii to Japan using only the power of the waves

March 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

Japanese yachtsman Kenichi Horie, decided to go from Hawaii (Honolulu Harbor) to Japan in a 7,000 km (4,400 miles) journey on the deck of his wave-powered boat Suntory Mermaid II, Reuters reported. His catamaran-like boat has two wings in front that will convert energy using the vertical motion of the waves in a movement similar to a dolphin's kick. This is ...

Nickelodeon Campaign Will Turn Kids Green

March 14, 2008 / No Comments

If we want our kids to become environmental conscious citizens, campaigns like Nickelodeon's "The Big Green Help" are great. It was designed to make children aware that we need to live a greener life and use gaming and grassroots activities to teach them about recycling, reusing waste and so on. "We know that kids can truly be agents of change on ...

Cascade Green – Beer of the earth

March 12, 2008 / No Comments

I really wonder if a green beer tastes better than a normal beer because when I look at these prints I can already feel down my throat. In the picture above, is Cascade Green the first 100 percent carbon neutral beer produced by Cascade Brewerey in Tasmania. Using all sorts of sustainable practices, local ingredients the company managed to reduce energy ...

Eco-friendly swimming pool in Madrid, man-made ecosystem

March 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

The new Municipal Pool Cover Soto del Real in Madrid is not just a pool.It's actually a fully green structure built on about 8,000 sqm in Soto del Real, that uses more than 6,000 million tons of organic waste the area produces each year as energy source. In fact this is why they built the pool, to neutralize all these ...