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Invent a Product, Save the World

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | May 27th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Tech

There probably isn’t a single one of us eco-conscious folks who hasn’t at some point come up with a better idea for helping the world go green. Now there’s a chance to see that idea come to life.

Electric Bikes: Green with a Side of Juice

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | May 14th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

Bike-to-Work Week is wrapping up, and somehow, you just didn’t manage to get on your bike. You wanted to. But maybe you were worried about those bouts of traffic where you want more power than your quads can deliver. Maybe, like me, you live in a city of hills so steep your heart starts pounding just thinking about them. Or maybe you simply wanted to be able to arrive at work without looking like a sweaty mess.

Green TV

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | April 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

You’ve been doing your part to go green — clearing your clutter, switching out your bath products, and figuring out how to recycle everything. Now it’s your turn to take a break and watch what other people are doing to go green. Here are a few shows worth tuning into:

National Geographic’s “Garbage Moguls”

Look Who’s Going Green

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | April 15th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Tech

With the 39th anniversary of Earth Day right around the corner (April 22), now’s a good time to take stock of how far we’ve come. While we hear a lot of complaints about greenwashing these days, the fact is, most companies are implementing far more green measures than they were even five years ago. Take a look at these four ventures and ask yourself, five years ago, who wouldathunk?

Greensy Riders

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | April 12th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

The run-of-the-mill earth-lover might not be a big motorcycle fan. And I’ll confess that nothing drives me battier than a Harley roaring past at eardrum-shattering decibel levels. But, still, there’s a lot to love about motorcycles, which is why it’s exciting to see that the bike industry is making as much of an effort to go green as automobiles.

The New Afterlife for Jeans: Between the Walls

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | April 9th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech

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You’ve been doing your part for the planetary ecosystem by biking and walking instead of driving. And you’ve been doing your part for your inner ecosystem by making better food choices. Suddenly, you make a delightful discovery: Your skinny jeans fit again!

Fab. So … what do you do with your old “fat jeans”?

Water, Water, None to Spare

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | April 1st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home

Just when you’d finally gotten a handle on your carbon footprint, along comes a new footprint to master: your water footprint. With the conclusion of the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul last month, everyone’s talking about the new concept of “water neutrality.”

Haste from Waste

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | March 25th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

Take a look around your house. See anything there that, with a little processing, could be turned into fuel to run a car, or even an airplane? If you’ve got ears of corn in the fridge, you might be thinking about those. Maybe you’re even eyeing the sugar jar. But wait. Crank up your imagination. Take a gander at the following things that, once tossed out, can become the inputs for new sources of fuel.

Drill, Baby, Drill

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | March 11th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech

The Department of Energy just tossed out $84 million to fund it. Google’s Clean Energy 2030 plan champions it. And an MIT report estimated it could fuel the country for centuries. Geothermal energy: It’s clean, renewable, and plentiful. Great. So, um, what is it exactly?

Keep Your Car, Up Your Gas Mileage

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | March 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

Yes, I’m that girl. The one who speeds up on a city street only to slam on the brakes 100 yards later in the face of a stoplight. Apparently I’m not only doing a number on my brakes. Turns out it’s not so good for the environment either.