An article on green buildings. Wayne Balta, IBM VP, Environmental Affairs and Product Safety proposes that organizations re-think the way they manage infrastructure and use analytics to make buildings more eco-friendly.
There are ways to make any wedding shower a more environmentally-friendly event.
Approaching eco-fashion can be more difficult. Unlike green living in the home, it is important that eco-fashion pieces are both aesthetically pleasing and functional; no one wants to be seen walking around in a hemp sack.
The O’SUN NOMAD solar lamp was designed by Alain Gilles to help provide a portable eco-friendly lighting system for use in developing countries and for those without access to electricity.
CrossKase launches a new eco-friendly gadget, the Solar 15 backpack. The three watt solar backpack can charge mobiles, gadgets and handheld devices using natural and artificial light.
Eco-friendly LED street lights are saving million of dollars each year in town and city power bills and are reducing carbon emissions.
A new sewage-powered microbial fuel cell that produces electricity and also cleans up the sewage has been developed and improved by American scientists.
Eco-friendly dairy farmer Uriah Godsell is set to reap up to £8,000 a year in energy bill savings after installing a wind turbine from Ploughcroft Renewables.
South Penquite is a an eco-friendly family farm in Cornwall with three generations currently living together. Our green journey started back in 1999.
Eco-friendly companies and individuals are going to be shocked at the habitat destruction wreaked on rainforests by their toilet paper, paper towels and tissue.
Jewelry designer Jes MaHarry has pretty much made the job for potential engagement ring hunters easy offering unique, one of a kind and eco-friendly designs.
The Samsung Replenish is an eco-friendly smartphone that is offered for sale by Sprint. The Samsung Replenish Android 2.2 smartphone is one of the only eco-friendly cell phones available on the market today.
The Chinese government is implementing regulations to improve the country’s environmental policies. Working with other countries, China and companies based out of the country are building large-scale eco-friendly projects that adhere to sustainable initiatives.
Although there are many ways to ”go green,” eco-friendly lighting remains one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to conserve energy and help the planet.
From hybrids to electric cars, green automobiles are in high demand, leaving the world’s major auto manufacturers racing to come up with the next big thing.
The new batch of Eco-friendly smartphone apps are proving that technology can work to benefit the environment and are bringing information directly to your fingertips that can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Teach your children how to go green when going back to school. The buying frenzy that often takes place during back to school days can quickly counteract many other honest efforts to lead an Eco-Friendly lifestyle.
Bushy Point Fernbirds Bed and Breakfast is unique in southern New Zealand. A private reserve secluded on 5 ha, Bushy Point Fernbirds is actually part of a larger public reserve and a Ramsar wetland of international importance, legally protected in perpetuity with a QEII open space covenant.
Eco Fashion World offers a convenient place to search for ethical fashion brands from around the world. Shared collective goals, personal style and consciously planned consumerism are at the heart and soul of Eco Fashion World, an online Eco-fashion guide that supports environmentally and socially responsible actions.
During the hot summer months, the heat can cause cooling bills to skyrocket and increase the amount of energy we consume on a daily basis. Here are some ‘green living’ ways to reduce the impact on your pocketbook – and the environment.
At three years in to our five year ‘greening’ plan, Battlesteads pub, hotel and restaurant is already leading the way for many eco-friendly hotels and hospitality establishments as an ecotourism destination. Even now this comes as a bit of shock to us. It’s been quite a journey so far but every step has been somewhat of a logical progression.
Bedol water clocks are Eco-friendly, accurate and easy to operate. Bedol Water Clocks are quickly stealing the spotlight for their unique ability to run solely on H2O, helping to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet.
If we want agriculture to be more eco-friendly, we have to encourage and reward the conservation practices that many farmers are already implementing on their own. The Farmer’s Share research project was commissioned by KAP, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, and Wild Rose Agricultural Producers of Alberta.
A Los Angeles car rental firm is winning fans with its fleet of eco-friendly cars. The MPG Car Rental fleet includes Honda Insights, second and third generation Toyota Prius, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Chevy Tahoe H, and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
Seabright Laboratories is playing an important role in promoting safe and eco-friendly methods of pest control by providing consumers with earth-friendly ways to address their home and garden pest challenges.
This 4th generation, family-owned business is stationed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and is committed to a number of progressive, eco-friendly initiatives, as well as to manufacturing in the US. They are doing this by using recycled materials for their swimsuits, as well as taking extra steps in their production process to reduce waste.
Since 2001 Beyond Skin has been dedicated to producing cruelty-free, vegan footwear that is both stylish and ethically crafted. The serious lack of stylish shoes available that were consciously made propelled this Eco-friendly fashion label into existence, and today Beyond Skin is creating a wide variety of designer vegan footwear.
Aspen House, in the Welsh Border county of Herefordshire, has been run for the last nine years by the two of us, Sally Dean and Rob Elliott. Setting out to create the kind of B&B we would be happy to stay in ourselves, we applied our own green philosophy to the business from the outset, a philosophy which continues to evolve.
Having an eco-friendly home isn’t just about the food on your table or the cleaning products you use, it should even encompass the furniture you sit and sleep on. An exciting new collection of eco-friendly furniture has been created by Environment Furniture.
Savvy Rest Organic Mattresses are hand crafted in central Virginia from natural products and offer an excellent eco-friendly alternative to conventional mattresses. Savvy Rest Organic mattresses are made from a combination of natural latex rubber, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton.
The Cuixmala resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico is a luxurious eco-friendly vacation destination unlike any other in the world. Their most important goal is to preserve and protect the natural environment surrounding the resort, which is done by supporting a wide variety of ongoing programs that are carried out by the Cuixmala Ecological Foundation.
Wear Chemistry fashions are an artful merging of bold designs and high-quality, sustainable fabrics. They are dedicated to manufacturing clothing that looks good, feels good, and well, just is good. Wear Chemistry clothing makes bold statements and encourages things that expand upon traditional thinking.
Impecca has developed a wireless keyboard and mouse that are made from Eco-friendly bamboo. The Impecca wireless designer bamboo keyboard and mouse set are two products that fully embody the style, innovation and affordability that this company is known for.
New York’s Rescue Beauty Lounge is a nail salon that is known for combining luxury with eco-conscious sensibilities.
Offering eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of historic Sussex, England. Old Chapel Forge eco-friendly bed and breakfast uses low energy lighting, gray water recycling, solar water heaters and organically grown produce that is provided by local farmers.
Kleen Kanteen personal hydration bottles are eco-friendly and free of plastic and aluminum.
The solBAT II provides an easy to use, eco-friendly alternative to charging any USB-powered device.
A company called Green Karat is redefining the world of jewellery by creating beautiful pieces that are gentle on the earth.
Ideas to make your next shopping trip more eco-friendly. We all have to buy stuff from time to time. Weather that is a new car, a new pair of shoes or just a trip to the grocery store there are now plenty of options to shop ethically.
USBCELL rechargeable batteries are easy to use, save money and prevent unnecessary waste. Not only are USBCELL rechargeable batteries eco-friendly, but they also are much more cost-effective and prevent the need to constantly remember to purchase new batteries.
The innovative ecoskin mobile phone skin is made from recycled plastic and is 100 percent environmentally friendly. Constructed from recycled, durable, high-grade plastic, the ecoskin range of products brings consumers cell phone cases that are both eco-friendly and antibacterial.
Cocktails are all about having a little bit of fun with your drinks and now you can enjoy them knowing you are drinking all-natural ingredients. A spirit called VeeV is delivering a fabulous new eco-cocktail experience based on Acai berries.
Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge is one of Nicaragua’s favorite eco-tourism destinations. Morgan’s Rock is also a leader in the green movement, and has initiated a number of eco-friendly projects, including tree farming, supporting a number of regional conservation and reforestation efforts.
One of the oldest textiles in the world is making its comeback as one of the most sustainable. Wool used to be something your grandma would use to knit your Christmas jumper with but now it is becoming one of the trendiest eco-friendly textiles on the market. Wool is at the height of luxury with merino, the supermodel of wool, in demand by high-end consumers around the world.
We are all becoming more aware of the need to consider the environment in our everyday lives, and this includes our family pets. In recent years there has been a surge in the number of eco-friendly products dedicated to helping people ‘green’ the lives of their dogs, cats, birds and a whole host of other pets.
Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops are both beautiful and functional, providing an eco-friendly alternative to traditional surfaces. The largest portion of Vetrazzo recycled glass comes directly from curbside recycling programs, while other suppliers include industrial sources, windows, dinnerware, stemware, windshields, stained glass, laboratory glass and a variety of other sources.
Fashion-focused yet made for the active woman, Ailin Eco-Sport apparel is thoughtfully produced with the earth in mind. Female climbers, surfers, skiers, riders, runners, yogis and all types of other adventuresome ladies now have a go-to green fashion line in Ailin Eco-Sport women’s apparel.
When it comes to our children’s toy box, it is hard to imagine that harmful substances are lurking inside, but all too often that is the case. Here are 10 eco-friendly toys that are safe and fun for children of all ages:
All you need to know for an eco-friendly holiday. It’s sunny outside, Spring is finally here and many of us are thinking about our summer getaway. What to do if you’re an eco-conscious traveller? Tourism, if managed properly, can raise funds to protect vulnerable natural areas, raise awareness around conservation issues amongst locals and tourists and encourage local people to conserve their environment.
Sprint and Samsung have joined forces to offer the Samsung Restore, a new eco-friendly cell phone. The Samsung Restore cell phone comes with a wide variety of standard features that place it firmly on the cutting edge of the recent smart phone revolution, but its eco-friendly design takes this device to the next level of desirability for shoppers with a conscious.
Located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming near both Yellowstone and the Grand Teton national parks, Hotel Terra offers a sustainable yet luxurious getaway experience in the heart of the American west. With a wide variety of activities available in both the winter and the summer months, this eco-conscious hotel and spa is truly one of a kind.
Located in northernmost Central America on the Caribbean sea, Belize is the only country in the region that has chosen English as its official language. Bordered to the north by Mexico and to the south and west by Guatemala, Belize is home to the stunning and eco-conscious Hamanasi boutique resort, which is located at the foot of the magnificent Maya mountains just south of the city of Hopkins Village.
Powered either by hand via an ingenious fold out turbine handle, or by its very own tiny integral solar panel, the uber-functional and eco-friendly Eton SCORPION comes equipped with a whole host of useful gadgets that are designed to make any wilderness excursion safer and more enjoyable for everyone who comes along for the trip. Although it is described as simply a ”multi-purpose solar powered digital weather radio,” the Scorpion also features a handy LED torch, USB mobile phone charging capabilities, a bottle opener and more.
The new Wisdom Wands provide an eco-friendly way for coffee and tea drinkers to enjoy their favorite beverages while also protecting the environment from additional waste in landfills – and their teeth from stains associated with consuming these popular drinks. Every year more than 7.5 billion tons of ground coffee beans and tea winds up in landfills and more than 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed.
Internet giant Google is branching out to support new eco-friendly technologies in the transportation sector like Shweeb and Plugless Power. Google is starting dabbling in clean and green transportation technologies and with major funds being put up we may just see some important breakthroughs to help our gridlocked cities and polluted air.
Supermodel Lily Cole has defended the pricing of her eco-friendly clothing range. The model acknowledges her The North Circular line’s garments may appear expensive – with knitwear made out of wool from rescue sheep and hand-knitted, but costing £65 for and hat and a scarf retailing at £110 – but she insisted the costs are in place to ensure workers are not exploited during production.
The rapid growth in purchasing of ‘green’ products is now happening in the ‘green’ services market. The latest consumer research has shown that the American public are now just as interested in purchasing eco-friendly services, including insurance services and airlines, as they are in eco-friendly household goods, such as cleaning products.
Emma Watson loves being able to wear clothes that she knows aren’t harming the environment. The 20-year-old ‘Harry Potter’ actress – who has joined forces with luxury Italian designer Alberta Ferretti to create eco-friendly clothing line Pure Threads – explained she enjoys having creative control over the fashion collection. Filed under environmental issues: Eco-Fashion – Celebrity – Going Green
Transforming corpses into compost is a much more eco-friendly process than traditional burial, or energy-hungry cremation. Environmentalists now have the option of a clean, green method for their last act of recycling. The promession process of organic burial involves first freezing the body to minus 18 degrees C, then freeze drying in liquid nitrogen at almost minus 200 degrees.
Livia Firth has revealed her eco-friendly Oscars gown – which was created out of 11 vintage dresses from as far back as the 1920s – was a ‘big hit’ among her fellow celebrity attendees.
Emma Watson has collaborated with luxury Italian designer Alberta Ferretti to create an eco-friendly capsule clothing collection. The ‘Harry Potter’ actress – who recently released her third and final set of designs for ethical brand People Tree – worked alongside Italian designer Alberta Ferretti to create the green fashion line in the hope of drawing the world’s attention to environmental issues.
The number of eco-friendly, green jobs that are available is growing and can be a great way to incorporate your ideals into your career. You may be considering a change of career, or trying to decide what you would like to do for a living after graduation. For eco-conscious individuals there are plenty of green jobs which allow you to uphold your principles and help the world learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Learn to save money and help the environment by raising an eco-friendly baby. As an eco-conscious parent you may be looking for some ideas about how to reduce the amount of waste that often comes hand in hand with raising a baby.
Avoid frivolous waste and consumption but still throw a party to remember. Every child loves to have a special party on his or her birthday, but the environmental impact of plastic cutlery, paper plates and throwaway cups (not to mention the wrapping paper and other gift packaging materials) can be staggering and can cast a shadow over the celebrations for eco-conscious families.
Planning a vacation is always a fun activity for families looking for their next adventure. For eco-friendly households, one important aspect is to reduce the carbon footprint created by travelling. There are many ways in which families are able to retain their environmental ethics and still have a wonderful vacation.
Coca-Cola’s new moss-driven eco-friendly vending machines. Coca-Cola Japan Co. announced the launch of its new eco-friendly ‘green roof’ vending machines towards the end of 2010.
Scrap the beef, pork, and chicken from your diet if you want to improve your carbon footprint. Edible insects like mealworms, locusts and crickets produce a fraction of the greenhouse gases per kilo of protein than more conventional meals.
Use these energy-saving, eco-friendly tips to save money and reduce your carbon footprint this winter. Saving energy is a very important factor when it comes to living an eco-friendly existence. Aiming to reduce your carbon footprint involves many different factors, one of which includes the job of properly preparing your home for winter.
Eco-friendly gift ideas that are easy on the planet – and on your wallet! Many people make changes in their lives after reading about climate change and learning about how your carbon footprint affects the future of the entire planet. In reality, it is often the little changes that each person makes which really help to protect the environment.
Traveling is sometimes an essential part of life, but it can also be a luxury adventure to explore the wonderful planet we live on. Regardless of the reason, eco-friendly travellers work hard at altering their plans in order to have a lesser impact on the environment.
Eco-friendly, non-toxic paint is a wonderful way to keep harmful fumes and chemicals to a minimum when repainting your home. There are three main reasons that you should consider using eco-friendly paint in your home: It is best for the health of the environment, it is best for your health, and it is the best choice for your home.
Did you know that many commonly used household cleaning products could be making you sick? Read on to learn more about why you should switch to organic and all-natural cleaning agents.
The launch of Britain’s first hydrogen-powered bus service on a major tourist route in the heart of London shows the city is serious about becoming an eco-friendly travel destination. Seeing London as a tourist needn’t cost the Earth, in more ways than one.
There are many options available today if the environment is on your mind when shopping for the latest trends in fashion. With the fate of our planet in the hands of the human race, many people are changing their lifestyles. Using less fossil fuels, choosing renewable materials and cutting down on waste products have all become part of modern day living.
Greener, lighter packaging will help reduce carbon emissions. If the packaging was made lighter, some of the most climate-damaging effects would be reduced.
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