Leaders of the wine industry are beginning to prove that even creature comforts are still within the grasp of the environmentally conscience, despite the machinery-driven and agriculture heavy processes associated with wine production. A winery in Umbria, Italy called Monte Vibiano, known for producing high-end wines, is one of these leaders, and they have set [...]
Several weeks ago at a company summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world’s largest retailer announced plans and some details for the most comprehensive and ambitious retail sustainability index in history. During the last couple years Wal-Mart has been taking steps, some more significant than others, to become more sustainable. The company is experimenting with hybrid [...]
Due to its impressively reproductive abilities, Bamboo is hailed as one of the most sustainable raw materials available. Not to mention, nearly everyone, from consumers to researchers, has a positive perception of bamboo, and it is often quoted as the ‘perfect’ green substitute. The reason lies in its inherent durability, affordability and overall adaptability. Overwhelming [...]
Think that turning on the light switch translates to the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions during all hours of the day? Think again. Last Friday saw the creation of realtimecarbon.org, a United Kingdom-based website that allows UK citizens to view the varying carbon intensity of their energy usage throughout the day. The site tracks [...]
At some point, we have all been critical of corporate greenwashing. It is common to hear reports of companies adopting eco-friendly technologies for good PR or to benefit from government incentives. Some of these firms dubiously publicize their production process as being ‘green’ without actually endorsing the initiatives that they promise to undertake — there [...]
Greener Dawn Research believes that the planet is at the verge of moving toward a more energy-efficient global economy with much lower levels of polluting emissions. The group recently released their report on algae-based biofuels.
The Plastics 2020 Challenge Takes Global Centrestage An alliance of the worldwide plastic industry, consisting of leading trade associations, has been forged to ensure that they are able to alter the common perception that the plastic industry is environmentally-insensitive. This significant development has come about in the form of ‘The Plastics 2020 Challenge’ organized by [...]
A conglomerate headed by EcoPlus Homes, in collaboration with Sustainable Homes Scotland, SIPS Industries and Formworks UK, has confirmed that it has finalized a site that will be home to Scotland’s first set of Zero-carbon homes. EcoPlus Homes is based in Edinburgh itself and it is focused on developing environmentally-friendly housing options. Stephen Huber, the [...]
It would be nice to be able to charge your batteries charge without using any conventional electrical chargers. Well, Knut Karlsen did just that. His homemade solar batteries are made out of normal rechargeable batteries, with built-in solar cells. All you need to do is to leave the batteries under the sun, and they will slowly regain energy.