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Rue La La’s Eco Kids Shopping Section

Rue La La’s Eco Kids Shopping Section

  Looking for Sustainable toys and clothing for your toddler? Join Rue La La and take a look at their “Sustainable Fun” section where the flash site offers Eco-Minded Toys and Apparel for toddlers in your life. We all know they will outgrow the apparel in size or toys due to interest, so what better way to get those things […]

Solar Street Lighting: Is your town next?

Solar Street Lighting: Is your town next?

  Will your neighborhood be next? A revolutionary way of lighting our streets is by solar street lights. The system of solar street light consists of solar module, LED light source, storage battery and all intelligent controller. The intelligent controller controls the operation of solar street lights by microcomputer control, light control, time control, manual control integration with double output. […]

Turanor: 1st Solar Boat Travels the World

Turanor: 1st Solar Boat Travels the World

  Tûranor PlanetSolar, also known under the project name PlanetSolar, is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The vessel was designed by LOMOcean Design, built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany.  The world’s largest solar-powered boat set off on September 27, 2010 and made its way across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, through the Panama and Suez canals […]

Arcimoto’s Electric 3 Wheel Vehicle

Arcimoto’s Electric 3 Wheel Vehicle

  Priced under $20,000. the three-wheeled Pulse is Arcimoto’s car that charge 50 miles in 6 hours and does not release emissions because it charges from a standard household outlet. Ultra-Efficient Arcimoto’s goal is to build the most efficient vehicle possible that still meets the needs of everyday driving. Cars today are inefficient by design: they are over capacity for […]

Brighter Planet Reveals Your Site’s Carbon Footprint

Brighter Planet Reveals Your Site’s Carbon Footprint

  Since 2005 Brighter Planet has pioneered the practice of computational sustainability—using hard numbers and raw data to reveal actionable opportunities and deliver measurable results. Its clients include MasterCard, Bank of America, TripIt, Dell, Heroku, CocaCola, GOOD, and others some of the world’s leading companies who work to address carbon and energy issues with modern IT tools and custom sustainability […]

Hofman’s Rubber Ducky Travels the World

Hofman’s Rubber Ducky Travels the World

  Artist Florentin Hofman is an environmentalist that puts smiles on people’s faces. He knows how to place impressionable and universal large fixtures around the world. Famous for his humoristic pieces, the Dutch artist Florentin Hofman used rubber coated PVC to built the duck on a pontoon with a generator. Hofman believes that the soft giant can relieve global tensions […]

Microalgae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree

Microalgae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree

  Algae are a large, diverse group of simple microorganisms that have lived on Earth for billions of years. 

Although we typically associate the term algae with the slimy green stuff that accumulates on the surface of a stagnant pond, seaweedand kelp are also member of the algae family. In the right situations, algae can be very useful to humans, […]

Ferrari-Like Train Built in Italy

Ferrari-Like Train Built in Italy

  If you can’t afford a Ferrari, Italy’s new high-speed trains are the next best thing. They are called FrecciaRossa – Red Arrow – and currently serve the major cities of Milan, Turin, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. On a test run the Italian train broke the world “indoor” speed record at 362 kilometers an hour (225 mph). Ferrari […]

Medellin, CO wins 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

Medellin, CO wins 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

  The public transportation system in Medellín, Colombia, has proven to be one of the most successful transit systems in the world. It not only reduces the city’s energy consumption and carbon footprint, making the city more environmentally sustainable, but also drives positive social and economic change for Medellín as a whole. Medellín received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from […]

Brooklyn’s Rooftop Farm to be Largest in US

Brooklyn’s Rooftop Farm to be Largest in US

  Brooklyn will soon be home to the United States’ largest rooftop farm, and possibly also the world’s largest. The Manhattan-based BrightFarms, Inc. is building a 100,000-square foot greenhouse on the roof of a 1.1 million-square foot warehouse in Sunset Park. BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot said he will grow the crops in a hydroponic system that uses minerals dissolved in water, instead of […]

Levis’ Commuter Line of Jeans for Bikers

Levis’ Commuter Line of Jeans for Bikers

  Levi’s®, a 150 years old company, has made another innovative move with the development of its Commuter line—jeans built specifically for the needs and demands of commuter cyclists and those who want to look fly while getting around by bike. The Commuter jeans are ultra-durable and both water and odor repellant, but also include features like reflective interior lining […]

Facebook joins Opower to launch Social Energy App

Facebook joins Opower to launch Social Energy App

  One of the most comprehensive applications to use Facebook to manage home energy consumption was officially launched on Tuesday. Facebook has joined forces with energy efficiency startup Opower and the National Resources Defense Council to release a social energy application that encourages people to track, and ultimately reduce, energy use in the home. The simple application invites Facebook members to log in and automatically track […]

Thailand’s Green Hotel: Bangkok Tree House

Thailand’s Green Hotel: Bangkok Tree House

  Looking for a refined green outdoors hotel experience? Book in Thailand at the Bangkok Tree House for as low as $92 a night. This 11 room inn is located on Rattanakosin Island, 30min outside of the city center, accessible by the BTS Skytrain Bangna Station stop followed by a foot, bicycle, or boat (there are no roads) commute. The […]

iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

  Until now, environmentally friendly electronics has an oxymoron. We envision a future with less plastic filling up our landfills, and iZen keyboards are a catalyst for this change. iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard on the market. Its low profile, portable design is great for anyone on-the-go, and the simple and natural look will add more Zen […]

Join 1.8 Billion Earth Hour Participants on 3/31/2012

Join 1.8 Billion Earth Hour Participants on 3/31/2012

  The annual event known as Earth Hour is an open source idea – anyone can run it, and anyone can be a part of it. Perhaps that’s why in just six years’ time it’s become the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment, uniting communities around the world to celebrate a commitment to the planet by switching off lights […]