• London Green Bridge Approved

      Last year, the fabulous actor and green activist Joanna Lumley teamed up with the Pretty Terrific architect Thomas Heatherwick to imagine a gorgeous pedestrian bridge across the Thames in London. This November, the pedestrian Garden bridge spanning London’s River Thames won local-government approval. In the Guardian the bridge is described as “It will be like a tiara on the […]

    London Green Bridge Approved
  • Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

      In an effort to promote recycling, Levi Strauss & Co. started a drive that brought in 18,850 pairs of jeans. The event known as “Field of Dreams” is meant to show the impact of throwing clothes in a landfill versus recycling. The collected jeans weighted 24,000 pounds. They were put on display at the 49ers football stadium by a […]

    Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling
  • New York’s “Big U” Climate Change Risk

      New York City, with a population fast approaching 9 million and vast cultural, historical, and financial resources, is fast approaching the danger zone for climate change. The city sits on a “Big U” shaped waterfront property. The OECD ranked New York City among the 10 cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels with 2.9 million people and $2.1 trillion […]

    New York’s “Big U” Climate Change Risk
  • 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

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London Green Bridge Approved

London Green Bridge Approved

December 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  Last year, the fabulous actor and green activist Joanna Lumley teamed up with the Pretty Terrific architect Thomas Heatherwick to imagine a gorgeous pedestrian...

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 »

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

Levi’s Field of Jeans To Promote Recycling

December 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  In an effort to promote recycling, Levi Strauss & Co. started a drive that brought in 18,850 pairs of jeans. The event known as “Field of Dreams”...

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...