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That Apple Could Power Your Home

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 21st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home

Take a look at a pile of food scraps, and most eco-minded folks think “compost.” And sure enough, that’s a great way to recycle. (Or is it “reuse”?)

In any case, there’s another use for your rotting apple cores and moldering orange peels: Energy. A few municipalities have started setting up facilities to capture the biogas that escapes as organic matter decomposes and turn that gas into energy.

That Apple Could Power Your Home

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 21st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech

istock_000000088277xsmallTake a look at a pile of food scraps, and most eco-minded folks think “compost.” And sure enough, that’s a great way to recycle. (Or is it “reuse”?)

In any case, there’s another use for your rotting apple cores and moldering orange peels: Energy. A few municipalities have started setting up facilities to capture the biogas that escapes as organic matter decomposes and turn that gas into energy.

Help 3rdWhale Decide How to Donate! First iPhone App Developer to Join 1% for the Planet

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living, Green Tech

3rdWhale LogoGreen mobile app developer 3rdWhale will be the first mobile app developer to join 1% For the Planet, a growing global movement of 1,202 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 1,781 environmental organizations worldwide.” And they want your help deciding where their money will go!

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.

12 Must-See Green TV Shows

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | April 29th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Inspirational Media

Ed Begley Jr. and wife Rachelle Carson star in "Living with Ed"

Ed Begley Jr. and wife Rachelle Carson star in "Living with Ed"

You’ve been doing your part to go green — turning down your thermostat, sorting that recycling, driving less, composting. Now it’s your turn to take a break and watch what other people are doing to go green.

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?

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.”

An Eco-Friendly FONT?

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | March 30th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech

I recently had to order printer cartridges on eBay and have them shipped to me from China. (I will spare you the details, but it involves incompatibility issues with European-sold cartridges.) This makes me feel extra guilty about anything I print now.
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So I was happy to discover that a Dutch creative agency, SPRANQ, has found a way to reduce ink usage by up to 20 percent with its recently developed Ecofont. The font is designed with holes in the middle of the letters – sort of a Swiss cheese effect – and is free to download for personal use on a Mac or PC.

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?