The new Global Solar Council launches out of COP21

December 10, 2015 by  
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The UN COP21 climate talks are the most comprehensive thus far and are showing that countries are actually preparing to take action on climate change. The solar industry is posed to be part of the answer and is increasingly working together to do so. On December 7th, the industry announced the launch of the Global Solar Council (GSC) in an attempt to share best practices and bring the solar power industry together at an international level. “The GSC believes that solar power is already one of the cheapest forms of electricity globally, a cost-effective means of fighting climate change, and the most versatile form of electricity generation,” said Trina Solar. That company’s CEO Jifan Gao was named one of the co-chairs of the GSC. The Chairman of the GSC is Bruce Douglas, chief operating officer of SolarPower Europe. “Today the solar power sector has united to fight climate change,” Douglas said. “There is consensus that solar power will become the principal source of electricity generation. It has a hugely important role to play in the international efforts to ultimately eliminate carbon emissions from the power sector.” The GSC will work with developed nations as well as emerging nations. Emerging nations are quickly becoming one of the biggest markets for solar in the world, recently their investments in solar outweighed those of developed nations. Solar power will be imperative to avoiding a greater than 2 degrees Celsius increase in global temperature, according to the GSC. + COP21

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Dono: Beautiful reusable wrapping paper inspired by origami

December 7, 2015 by  
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Don’t let wasteful giftwrap put a damper on your holiday season. Copenhagen-based design studio Frensk developed Dono, an eco-friendly wrapping alternative that promotes both recycling and aesthetics. Created using the Japanese technique of origami tessellation, Dono is highly textured and comes in a variety of bright colors. The reusable wrapping paper has a very long lifespan compared to standard packing paper and won’t lose its beautiful look after each use. + Justina The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Nendo Designs Eco-Friendly Reusable Gift Wrap That Transforms Into a Tote Bag

November 10, 2014 by  
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6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts

December 22, 2013 by  
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Finished up with your holiday shopping? (If not, check out our last-minute gift guide !) Now, the only thing that’s left to do is wrap those thoughtful gifts up tight so that they’ll be a surprise on the big morning. Traditional wrapping paper is pretty wasteful when you think about it: used for a few minutes before being shredded and thrown away. Not to mention that most varieties contain harmful inks and dyes that make them difficult to recycle. Save money and be kind to the planet by making your own holiday wrapping paper with easy-to recycle materials that are probably lying around your house! Use our handy tutorial to get started. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy gift wrap , DIY holiday gift wrap , eco-friendly gift wrap , green gift wrap for the holidays , holiday gift wrap , holiday gift wrap alternatives        

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