Earth Hour has now become much more than a symbolic action. It has evolved into a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.
I have been driving “Paul” now for a year, a second generation model Prius, built in 2001, so about 12 years old. Despite of people’s fear of ageing batteries, costly battery replacements and the funny belief that it may be not a “real” car, slow etc, it is beautiful to drive, can speed around corners…
You’d think that the world’s tallest building – a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights – would have an equally impressive sewage system. Unfortunately, that’s not the case because it isn’t hooked up to a municipal wastewater treatment system – so when you poop in the Burj Khalifa, that waste is actually trucked out of the city.
This would be the first-ever genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption to enter the marketplace despite widespread public outcry and a faulty assessment based on incomplete company data.
As the two of us started to evaluate the feasibility of such a change, we took on an even larger challenge: to determine how 100 percent of the world’s energy, for all purposes, could be supplied by wind, water and solar resources, by as early as 2030.
So tell me, in a nutshell, why you would not want to be efficient and save resources?
We keep on discussing biofuels. However no article or report was yet able to destroy or even lessen my concerns about them. Many of the concepts use prime agricultural land Its manufacturing needs energy.
While OXO plastics, especially in the form of plastic bags, are promoted and now widely used as a “environmentally sound” solution of the plastic littering problem, there are several environmental issues related to their use.
I had pleasure attending the 2012 Sustainable Housing Summit yesterday. I must say that I went home with mixed emotions, some presentations were really good and some were rather inappropriate.
I am seriously starting to get sick of all those green buildings going up. They have the same design as all other buildings, they have the same materials than most other buildings and many of them generate the same rubbish as other buildings. Being green just because you use low VOC adhesive? Or because you…