• Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

      Southwest Airlines will lighten its 737-700 aircrafts by over 600 pounds by replacing its leather covered seats with lighter material. The change was aimed at reducing weight – 600 lbs per plane – and thus fuel. The airline, having cracked the top 100 in Newsweek’s annual green company rankings this year didn’t want to throw away the 80,000 leather seat coverings in […]

    Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls
  • Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014

      Yingli who? If you watched the World Cup 2014, you would have seen Yingli Solar ads, one of the 12 companies advertising at the World Cup. FIFA made over $1 billion from ads, $70m of directly from Yingli. Additionally, Yingli placed 1,500 solar panels encircling the World Cup stadium in Maracana, Brazil. As the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer […]

    Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014
  • Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

      Copenhagen is known to have more bikes than people. Last year, bike usage increased by 5% due to 17 large Metro construction sites in the city that make driving unpleasant. Increased bike usage was not deliberate, it became the preferred option when driving due to construction became inconvenient. Lesson learned is that there is a more effective way to […]

    Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%
  • Ecosphere Shipping Containers Turned into Solar Stations

      Ecosphere Technologies designed a mobile solar station that can be installed anywhere in the world. It can create and store energy with a wireless connectivity toa range of 30 miles. The pop-up panels provide 400% more energy than solar panels on the roof with a maximum of 15 kilowatts. This station in many situations including military, humanitarian or disaster […]

    Ecosphere Shipping Containers Turned into Solar Stations
  • Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help

      Mysterious messages about working conditions discovered in a store remind us that textile industry standards have changed little since the Rana Plaza disaster. Two Swansea shoppers have come forward saying they found extra labels sewn into items bought last year. “Forced to work exhausting hours” read the first; “Degrading sweatshop conditions” says the latest, pictured in the 25 June […]

    Primark Dress Includes Worker’s Cry For Help
  • A Rescue Package for the Ocean

      The Global Ocean Commission, co-chaired by Jose Maria Figueres, has issued a groundbreaking new report that charts a course forward in our effort to protect this beautiful ecosystem. In September this year, the United Nations will begin discussing the future of the high seas and how they should be governed. We are polluting and depleting the ocean at a […]

    A Rescue Package for the Ocean
  • Farm Bill Winners and Losers

      The long-stalled farm bill, which represents nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next 10 years and passed on a rare bipartisan vote, 68 to 32, produced clear winners and losers. Over all, farmers fared far better than the poor. The nearly 1,000-page among other things expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over a decade and created […]

    Farm Bill Winners and Losers
  • Apple Solar Patents

      Apple appears to be creating a new device that can let natural light in and absorb the energy via solar cells in the devices. The key component in the patent is Smart Glass, or electrochromic glass. Acting like sunglasses, the glass can fluctuate its translucency to filter in light. The idea is to have a layer of photovoltaic cells […]

    Apple Solar Patents
  • Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger

      Beta.ey is a spherical glass solar phone charger and atmospheric lamp. German architect André Broessel of Rawlemon has designed a solar cell phone charger and atmospheric lamp that follows the sun’s path to allow for maximum powering up. The Beta.ey is mounted on a dual axis tracking system and is small enough to fit on a regular desk. It […]

    Solar Glass Orb Phone Charger
  • Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

      Stella McCartney’s 2014 Pre-Fall collection at the Harold Pratt House introduced McCartney’s sustainable wool partnership with the Nature Conservancy and Ovis XXI, through which her tailoring and knitwear will use wool from the sheep of Patagonia, South America produced in accordance with the conservancy’s new sustainability standards. Its aim to prevent overgrazing in a bid to preserve grasslands in […]

    Stella McCartney Uses Sustainable Wool for 2014 Pre-Fall Collection

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A Rescue Package for the Ocean

A Rescue Package for the Ocean

June 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

  The Global Ocean Commission, co-chaired by Jose Maria Figueres, has issued a groundbreaking new report that charts a course forward in our effort to protect this...

Energy Sources »

Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014

Yingli Solar at World Cup 2014

July 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  Yingli who? If you watched the World Cup 2014, you would have seen Yingli Solar ads, one of the 12 companies advertising at the World Cup. FIFA made over $1 billion...

Living »

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Leather Seats Into Shoes, Bags, Balls

July 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  Southwest Airlines will lighten its 737-700 aircrafts by over 600 pounds by replacing its leather covered seats with lighter material. The change was aimed at...

Transportation »

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

Copenhagen’s Bike Increase Jumped 5% to 41%

July 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  Copenhagen is known to have more bikes than people. Last year, bike usage increased by 5% due to 17 large Metro construction sites in the city that make driving...