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Energy and Environment - Green Blog

Energy and Environment - Green Blog

EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth New Generation Solar Systems Guiomar Duarte: Iluminando el eco-diseño ¿A vosotros no os pasa también que podríais pasaros horas perdiendo el tiempo en internet? Pero al menos mientras se saquen cosas productivas de ello, ni tan mal. Y por eso he aprovechado mi adicción a la red y he hecho una selección de las eco-lámparas y esculturas hechas a partir de materiales reciclados que más me han llamado la atención de entre todo lo que me he encontrado últimamente por la red. Una de las eco-lámparas diseñadas para Coca-Cola en los JJ OO de Londres 2012. Empezamos con las lámparas hechas con botellas de plástico recicladas de la eco-artista y diseñadora Sarah Turner. Otro de los modelos de lámparas de la eco-artista Sarah Turner. Y otra mujer, esta vez la artista Carolina Fontoura Alzaga y sus impresionantes lámparas de araña hechas con partes de bicicletas recicladas que descubrí a través de la página Design Milk (la perdición para los procastinadores como yo). Una de sus lámparas de araña hechas con piezas de bicicletas.

CleanTuesday : Association pour la promotion des cleantech moteu Solar Transfer and the Solar Energy Program Keeping It Green In the New Year: Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012 January 11, 2012 Keeping It Green In the New Year: Four Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2012 By Dan Probst, Chairman, Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle The worldwide movement toward sustainability has made significant progress over the past half-dozen years as companies and cities have pursued strategies that balance future and current societal needs. The road to sustainability has been plagued with roadblocks, including an unprecedented global financial crisis and attempts by entrenched business and political interests to deny climate science. In 2012, major trends shaping the sustainable development movement include: Transparency — Buildings, companies and cities are measuring and disclosing energy usage, carbon emissions and other information relating to sustainability. Corporations don't require legal mandates to encourage disclosure. Transparency is also on the rise at the city level. 2012: Taking Sustainability to the Next Level Source: 3BL Media

for Good: Going Green: What You Can Do Lexus aloof from China production while Nissan, Honda step in By Yoko Kubota BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of Lexus, the premium brand of Toyota Motor Corp , said on Sunday an emphasis on quality had kept it from manufacturing in China. Unlike German peers Audi, Volkswagen AG's luxury division and BMW , Lexus imports all of its vehicles sold in China, from… USA SOLAR POWER Sustainable Life Media Launches New Study Under Its SB Insights Brand: "Sustainability 2.0" Looks at Key Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability & Social Media April 15, 2011 Sustainable Life Media Launches New Study Under Its SB Insights Brand: "Sustainability 2.0" Looks at Key Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability & Social Media Sustainable Life Media (SLM) and research partner Zumer Interactive this week announced the release of a new study entitled "Sustainability 2.0: Current Trends at the Confluence of Social Media and CSR." Top line findings will also be presented at the upcoming Sustainable Brands '11 conference, along with a wide range of other key data on consumer trends, behavior and business activity as it relates to sustainability and CSR. The goal for "Sustainability 2.0" was to understand how the current intersection of social media and sustainability is being managed by successful brands — and to provide executives, brand communicators and all those involved in social media execution the insights necessary to make informed strategic decisions in this space.

Be a Green Gamer Refrigerators, cell phone chargers, bedside lamps, ceiling fans and other electronics consume an immense amount of energy but video game consoles may be the biggest power hogs in the house, consuming about 16 billion kilowatt hours per year. More than 40 percent of all homes in the United States have gaming consoles and its estimated that half of these systems are on constantly, according to the National Resource Defense Council. If you have a console, or have friends and family that do, try to follow the steps below to reduce the energy consumed. Turn off the console when not in use – An Xbox or a Playstation 3 left on 24/7 everyday uses as much energy as two fridges. Buy a Wii – Amazingly, Wii uses about 1/9 of the energy a Xbox 360 uses when its being played. Use the Power Saver Mode – Powering down and make a huge difference. Don’t Watch Movies on Your Game System – If you have a Blu-Ray movie opt to use it in a Blu-Ray Player.

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