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Check Your Carbon Self

Check Your Carbon Self

A term that gets thrown around a lot in the green arena is carbon footprint.  What in the world does this mean and how can you determine your own?  Well friends, a carbon footprint is a calculation that determines how your own actions and lifestyle impacts the planet.  It is usually measured in metric tons...
Sailing the Solar Seas

Sailing the Solar Seas

Australian Solar Sailor has developed a ‘solar wing’ for ferries or yachts, which harvests both sun and wind energy. Like a large sail, the solar wing can be manipulated into different rotating positions, as well as folding flat in high winds. The vessels can reach speeds of 10 to 13 knots, the same maximum speed...
Philips Eco TV: 42" of HD Efficiency!

Philips Eco TV: 42″ of HD Efficiency!

Generally, television sets and energy efficiency have about as much in common as Tiger Woods and mediocrity…. Many would be shocked if they knew that plasma screen TVs often use more energy than refrigerators! Goooo!  Well my friends, you can now supplement your Netflix addiction guilt-free on the soon to be released Eco TV by...
Solar Light Installations Taking Over the Streets

Solar Light Installations Taking Over the Streets

Briefly highlighting two incredible solar lighting installations:  First is a permanent addition to the city of Pasadena, California’s Glenarm Innovation Corridor, an industrial area that is transforming into a neighborhood for high tech businesses.  The light installation, created by UeBERSEE, consists of dozens of solar powered, WiFi-controlled ‘powerPLANTS’, which rise up to 78 feet above...
Chasing the Wind

Chasing the Wind

From Metropolis Magazine. As rendered, a strangely organic yet familiar form stretches across a valley on Russia’s Lake Ladoga and sweeps down into the water, seeming to take a deep breath along the way.  This unconventional structure is London-based Chetwood Associates attempt to shift the definition of wind-energy source.  “We want to concentrate and capture...
Sun Table - Not a Fable.

Sun Table – Not a Fable.

Here’s a nice addition to a metro hippie’s patio… it’s a solar powered table, made by Sudia Design Labs out of the Big App.  The Sun Table features a 64 watt pv panel  which produces enough energy to power a laptop for three hours or so…. I dig the minimalist styling.  Do you? The table...
Let's go fly a wind turbine!

Let’s go fly a wind turbine!

If you were a wind turbine, would you rather be stuck on the ground where wind patterns are weak and volatile, or be flying high in the sky where wind is consistent and plentiful?  I’ll take the latter, thank you very much!  Our comrades at Magenn Power are on the same page.  They’ve come up...
HYmini: Clean, green, portable charging machine!

HYmini: Clean, green, portable charging machine!

Picture this:  It’s a beautiful spring day and you’re on a nice bike ride, rockin’ out to the latest Radiohead album that you have pirated on your iPod nano.  Your cell phone rings…. you turn on your bluetooth headset and join in on a teleconference without breaking pace.  Life is good.  You think to yourself,...
Can science save the environment?

Can science save the environment?

As climate change has become an increasingly ‘hot topic’, there has been a lot of emphasis on cutting carbon emissions.  Countries across the world are stepping up to the plate and making substantial efforts to do their part.  New Zealand for example, is looking to be the world’s first carbon neutral country, an astonishing and...
BoGo Light, anyone?

BoGo Light, anyone?

BoGo Light, represent!  The BoGo Light, a solar-powered LED flashlight, is a rockin’ example of using new, sustainable technologies in socially responsible ways.  For every BoGo Light purchased ($25), a BoGo Light will be given to someone around the world who doesn’t have access to electricity, and could really use a BoGo Light. The BoGo Light features a solar panel that takes...
Track those trends

Track those trends

Here’s a little slice of new technology that is sure to take off… It’s called the Ambient Orb and it looks like a cross between a water balloon and a mood ring.  The orb is a glass lamp that uses color to show changing information, such as market trends, weather forecasts, email activity, or even traffic.  It is...
GoLoco = Get Rideshare Crazy!

GoLoco = Get Rideshare Crazy!

You can do pretty much anything online these days… heck, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t met up with a chick or two via MySpace before!  Back to the point…. GoLoco.org, check it out… it’s a Facebook application that hooks up riders with drivers…. Raise your hand if you like diamond lanes, cheaper parking, and less gas!...
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