Eco-friendly

Cremation is Not Harmless as You Think; So Dissolve the Dead

August 31, 2011 / 1 Comment

Cremation is not as harmless as people believe it to be. It can result in nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, mercury, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, NMVOCS, other heavy metals, and persistent organic pollutants being released into the atmosphere. To solve this imbroglio, a Florida funeral home dissolves bodies using an alkaline hydrolysis’ unit called Resomator. The liquidation unit ...

Pedaling to Paris and Beyond; Boris Bikes Go Places

August 30, 2011 / 1 Comment

London's Boris bikes are going places. They have gone to Paris; and are going to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Two British cycle fans have taken their Boris bikes to Paris on the Eurostar train.  And then on, the Boris bikes went everywhere: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musee d'Orsay and the streets and bridges of Paris. Image by IanVisits.co.uk The beauties did ...

Marley Eco-Friendly Headphones for Charity

August 24, 2011 / No Comments

Quite in tune with Bob Marley’s vision of harmonizing the whole world through soulful music, The House of Marley has announced the introduction of Marley branded headphones in the UK. This is its first collection of eco-friendly audio electronic products. The proceeds will go to 1Love.org also. The website 1Love.org, sparked by the Marley family, is aimed at spreading Bob Marley’s message ...

Chilean Sea Bass May Not Be `So Green’

August 23, 2011 / No Comments

Is Marine Stewardship Council mislabeling fish as `eco-friendly’ and selling them to gullible consumers? Some studies suggest so. For example, researchers found that some fish labeled `green’ by MSC (labeled as Chilean sea bass, or toothfish) were actually tuna, greenling, and mackerel.   Thus MSC, which gives seafood products its stamp of approval, has come under a cloud and consumers and researchers ...

Buy a Pair of Chipkos Flip-Flops; Save Costa Rican Rainforests

August 12, 2011 / No Comments

Want to save the endangered rainforests of Costa Rica? If you like doing things differently and passively, you now have a great option. Just buy a pair of Chipkos’ latest pair of flip flops. Yes, that is all you need to do, to save the rainforests. This flip flop is one of a kind in many ways. Chipkos’ newest offer, hand-painted ...

F1 has Second Thoughts on Electric Propulsion

August 10, 2011 / No Comments

Formula One definitely seems to be backtracking on the whole idea of electric propulsion, after a lot of raised eyebrows and safety concerns. Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Management, has decided that during the 2014 season, the F1 cars will not be propelled by electricity alone, after all. Earlier, FIA’s new technical regulation had called for an expansion of the ...

A Green Revolution Along the Sidewalk

August 8, 2011 / No Comments

Looking for a good place to set up a vegetable garden? Sidewalk, anti-parking spots and billboards; they can do much more than prevent vehicular access. They can just be some maverick options for you, especially if you do not have half an acre of bare land to grow some plants. These seem to be the favorite spots for artist Paule ...

Brooklyn’s Michael and Ping’s has Healthy Green on the Menu

July 26, 2011 / No Comments

Been to Brooklyn of late? If you haven’t, you should. For, the neighborhood now sports a new green-certified Chinese restaurant that promises food devoid of Styrofoam. Welcome to the Michael and Ping’s. The restaurant is optimized for reduced energy consumption, water usage and waste production in their endeavor to gain the green certification from Green Restaurant Association. The moment you enter the ...

Compostable Swim Wear is Hot and Earth-Friendly Too

July 22, 2011 / No Comments

Fashion is always about new stuff. How about some hot new stuff that has been made with the green earth in mind? That’s exactly what eco-luxury designer Linda Loudermilk has done. Loudermilk has designed a two piece swimsuit line, which may be called the first ever compostable swimsuit. The super sexy trendy swim wear has been made out of plant starch. The ...

Green Handbags Arrive for the Eco-Conscious Women of Today

July 5, 2011 / 1 Comment

It is very difficult to visualize a lady minus her handbag, where she stores things closest to her heart --- wallet, makeup, mobile phone and the like. Today, when everyone is turning more and more eco-friendly, women also prefer eco-friendly handbags. Environment-friendly, handmade handbags are available in the market. Companies like CordoBags have shown the way in this area. They make ...