I increasingly see eco cleaning companies sprouting, there is one that I know of in NZ, which is Environmental Choice NZ certified and I stumbled just across another one in UAE.
A report from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex on Tuesday warned that the Kyoto Protocol’s emissions offset market could become ”a rich man’s club” of project developers, emissions verifiers and government officials, without benefiting the poor.
Wal-Mart Canada has revealed that they’re working towards getting 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy.
Via inhabitat.com, 08/17/11 Air Products, one of the leaders in hydrogen fueling technology, have just announced the official opening of the world’s first fuel cell and hydrogen energy station in Orange County, California. Inaugurated today, the station is unlike any other built before, in that it draws from a nearby wastewater plant to not only sustain…
Barilla have gotten rid of their plastic packaging and instead used plain cardboard boxes. Seems to be so easy but only the first pasta/noddle manufacturer available in NZ mainstream supermarkets that has done it.
Biodiesel may be an alternative to fossil fuel, however, it still is a one-way street. I found a report on the EECA website, CRL energy report on life cycle asssessment of tallow biodiesel, and it’s quite interesting to read. As usual, rather confusing data display but the bottom line is clear: By using tallow for…
Having a short term solution to a man made problem, that does not make the problem as such any better or make it go away is like bashing your head continuously against a wall and taking painkillers for the pain.
From EcoBob, 24/11/2009 Construction, maintenance and renovation of buildings account for around 40 per cent of the world’s material flows, so it’s always sad to see an old building reduced to a pile of rubble.
CFLs increase your carbon footprint in a ‘cradle to grave’ analysis. Full costs to make and safely dispose of a CFL have never been published. CFLs contain harmful amounts of mercury.
Most modern designs consider energy as the most important factor in the sustainability of buildings; however, it is not only the energy a building consumes that impacts on its overall sustainability. Materials form a very important factor when analyzing their embodied energy, reusability, recyclability, and impact on both their occupants and the environment as a…