Green Gadget: Soil-Powered Clock

| October 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Gadget geeks can go green too! Check out the soil-powered clock designed by Marieke Staps.

soil-powered clock by marieke_stap

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The US Open Goes Green

| September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

US Open Goes Green

According to USA Open official site, The USTA has put into place a series of “green” initiatives in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the USOpen and help educate tennis fans to the benefits of being more eco-friendly. Here are just some of the environmental initiatives at the 2008 USOpen:

  • Following the US Open, approximately 20,000 Wilson tennis ball cans used at the tournament will be recycled. The 60,000 used Wilson tennis balls will be reused for NTC programming and then donated to other community/youth programs.
  • Various US Open information pieces, from the tournament guide to the grounds map to the Daily Drawsheet, will be printed on paper containing 30% post-consumer waste — more than 103,000 printed pieces and 330,000 Drawsheets are distributed during the event.
  • The 2.4 million napkins used during the event are made up of 90% post-consumer waste.
  • Eco-Tips — featuring a newly-designed US Open green logo reminding fans to reduce, reuse and recycle — will be promoted in the US Open program, the Daily Drawsheet, USOpen.org/USTA.com and video board messaging.
  • Lexus, the “Official Vehicle of the US Open,” will provide player transportation services during the event with hybrid vehicles comprising 20% of the overall fleet.

It would be great if everyone can particiate in Going Green.
Please do your part. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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Green Party of Canada

| September 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Green Party of Canada was founded at a conference held at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1983. The Green Party of Canada is independent of other green parties around the world but remains philosophically aligned with them. The Green Party begins with the basic premise that all life on the planet is interconnected and that humans have a responsibility to protect and preserve the natural world. There are now over 100 green parties worldwide, and green members of parliament have been elected in many countries including Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, and Finland.

Green Values
Green Parties around the world share common values as expressed in the Charter of the Global Greens.

The policies of the Green Party of Canada are based on six fundamental principles:

Ecological Wisdom
We acknowledge that human beings are part of the natural world and we respect the specific values of all forms of life, including non-human species.
 
Social Justice
We assert that the key to social justice is the equitable distribution of resources to ensure that all have full opportunities for personal and social development.

Participatory Democracy
We strive for a democracy in which all citizens have the right to express their views, and are able to directly participate in decisions which affect their lives.

Non-Violence
We declare our commitment to non-violence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between states.

Sustainability
We recognize the scope for the material expansion of society within the biosphere, and the need to maintain biodiversity through use of renewable resources.
 
Respect for Diversity
We honour and value equally the Earth’s biological and ecological diversity together with the cultural, linguistic, ethnic, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity.

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5 Green Trends for Small Business

| August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

The green market has a great potential – We just came across 5 Green Trends for Small Business from Entrepreneur.com and would like to share with you 🙂

  • Green Car Dealership
  • Low-Carbon Groceries
  • Green Shopping Bags
  • Environmental Microfinance
  • Green Building Certification

If you are interested in learning more info about greeen trends for small business, please click the link above.

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Green Sunflower

| August 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Green Sunflower

It’s really nice to have some lights in your backyard – well, don’t use electricity, consider a solar-powered outdoor lights instead. Here we recommend Corona , a solar-powered outdoor lighting system. It can be staked to the ground, attached to a wall, or simply placed on a table top.

The Corona solar light’s photovoltaic cell transforms sunlight into energy during the day, and its LEDs automatically start to glow when the sun sets. It uses no glues or fasteners, making it simple to disassemble for recycling.

Put some in your garden, you will enjoy seeing beautiful solar-powered green sunflowers in your outdoor spaces 🙂

Filed Under: Green Home