Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into a Produce Grocery Bag (DIY Tutorial) When to Turn Off Your Lights. 10 Daily Habits That are Killing the Environment. Image Source Fotopedia They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, and many of us have daily habits that are slowly destroying the environment.
This Tower Purifies a Million Cubic Feet of Air an Hour. There’s a massive vacuum cleaner in the middle of a Rotterdam park and it’s sucking all the smog out of the air.
The Northeast's Electricity Bills Have Dropped $460 Million Since They Started Paying For Carbon. A regional cap-and-trade program has added $1.3 billion in economic activity to nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states since 2011, while decreasing their carbon emissions by 15 percent, according to independent analysis released Tuesday.
In addition to stimulating the economy and reducing carbon, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has also reduced the cost of electricity for consumers, saving residential, businesses, and public users $460 million, the report from the Analysis Group found. These benefits mean that RGGI (pronounced “reggie”) could be a model for other states looking to reduce carbon emissions under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, set to be released next month. The Clean Power Plan requires states to lower carbon emissions from the electricity sector, but lets states choose how they reduce those emissions. For example, investing in efficiency programs — such as weatherizing houses — reduces the amount of electricity used. Netonia Yalte, 70, builds homes out of Haida Gwaii beach debris. Netonia Yalte builds homes out of whale bones, cedar, glass, driftwood and whatever else she can find on Haida Gwaii.
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Higher costs of course. Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building. Village Ecologies. Earthship Village Ecologies Escape From Economy Rationale Throughout the last forty years Earthship Biotecture has been working toward developing a fully sustainable prototype home that has a zero carbon footprint on the planet.
We arrived at this in the early 2000’s and are still perfecting and refining it. We have a building prototype that harvests its own electricity and water; contains and treats its own sewage; and heats and cools itself without fuel and produces a significant amount of food. The building is built from 45% recycled materials... thus starting the construction of the building with a negative carbon footprint. Escape from Economy In late 2008 and early 2009 the economic crisis on the earth has become so significant that it, however shallow, has begun to overshadow even the climate crisis. The economy is a game. Grow a 'tiny house' out of mushrooms - Video - Personal Finance.
Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce All the Electricity You Need. Just Ask This Family. Solar panels on the roof can do more than just cut your net electricity use; they can bring it all the way down to zero.
Here’s one family’s story about that process, and what it all means. As described here, Ben and Stephanie Caron’s journey largely started with a book dear to my heart: When his 10-year-old son, Joey, brought home the UCS book Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living from his school library, [Ben] Caron said, “I devoured it, and then we talked about what we could do.” Forget “nuclear family.” AquaHealth. Build Hemp. My objectives are quite simple, to be open-minded and to leave the world better than I found it. about Joni Lane, LEED Green Associate, is an award winning graphic designer and recent graduate of Boston Architectural College with a Masters in Sustainable Design Studies.
Mission. Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
301 Monroe. Farm flourishes on Alaska tundra. Ecological Landscaping Association « Advocating responsible stewardship of land and natural resources. TerraCycle Recycles The 'Non-Recyclable' - Cigarette Butts, Candy Wrappers And Its Own Profits. There's no such thing as garbage at this company, which aims to revolutionize the recycling industry.
New Jersey-based TerraCycle's mission is to “eliminate the idea of waste” and it's been a profitable enterprise. The company expects about $20 million in revenue this year, according to founder Tom Szaky. Founded around 10 years ago, TerraCycle began when Szaky, then a freshman at Princeton University, began selling organic fertilizer -- or “liquefied worm poop” -- packaged in used soda bottles in 2001. Since then TerraCycle has expanded considerably.
The company uses traditional recycling techniques to break down raw materials for future uses, but it also gives waste a second life by refurbishing goods or repurposing them, such as turning a few dozen empty Capri Sun pouches into a fashionable handbag. Making solar power more accessible. Seven Directions - Big Sky Earthship. Feeding 9 Billion: How Qatar Plans to Turn the Desert Green. Sustainability by design. Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish. FOODPACK.PDF. Students build an intelligent eco-house.