Burger King unveils the plant-based Impossible Whopper

April 3, 2019 by  
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The Impossible Burger is coming to a Burger King near you. The fast food chain is releasing a new burger with a vegetarian patty called the Impossible Whopper. The company is teaming up with the creators of Impossible Foods to bring a plant-based vegetarian option to nearly 60 Burger Kings in the St. Louis area and potentially to thousands across the country. Burger King hopes the Impossible Whopper will quickly become the new staple for people looking to swap meat for plant-based options. To that end, Burger King is partnering with Impossible Foods to bring the vegetarian patty to a much wider audience than ever before. The vegetarian option will include the same toppings and bun as the regular Whopper and will cost about $1 more. Related: We tried the new Impossible Burger at CES — here’s what we thought Impossible Foods has collaborated with other burger joints in the past. The company featured its Impossible Burger in more than one thousand Carl’s Jr. franchises. It also partnered with White Castle , which sold a slider variety of the food in a little under 400 of its establishments. But the new deal with Burger King is much larger in scale. In fact, the fast food chain plans to release the burger in more than 7,000 restaurants across the United States. That is well over double the amount of venues that currently offer the Impossible Burger. The head of marketing for Burger King, Fernando Machado, said that early tests confirm that people have not been able to tell the difference between the old beef Whopper and the new plant-based one. “People on my team who know the Whopper inside and out, they try it and they struggle to differentiate which one is which,” Machado shared. Burger King is featuring the Impossible Whopper in 59 restaurants in St. Louis to start before expanding to other locations. If things in St. Louis go smoothly, then the company plans to release the Impossible Burger to its other restaurants. Machado believes that the new burger will be a major hit with customers and has every intention in spreading it to other locations. The company hopes that offering the Impossible Burger in multiple venues across the U.S. will encourage people to stop eating beef and opt for a more eco-friendly diet. + Impossible Foods Via NY Times Image via Impossible Foods

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16th century building in Malta is now a charming eco hotel that reflects a long history

April 3, 2019 by  
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Located within the fortified walls of Birgu in eastern Malta, the Locanda La Gelsomina building dates back to the 16th century. Today, the space has been renovated to bring the historic building back to its original glory in the form of a stunning boutique eco hotel boasting several sustainable features, such as solar power and a rainwater collection system. Visitors to beautiful Malta have a sophisticated eco hotel to hang their hats in while they visit the scenic Mediterranean island. Tucked into the hamlet of Birgu on the island’s eastern coast, Locanda La Gelsomina offers guests “an oasis of harmony” located just a short stroll away from the town’s historical sites and the harbor. Related: 8 gorgeous green hotels to add to your bucket list The building dates back about 500 years, but it was recently renovated into a jaw-dropping  boutique hotel . Although the objective was to provide a new and luxurious space for guests, the restoration project focused on retaining the building’s traditional Maltese architectural features as much as possible. Stone walls, high ceilings and arched doorways give the interior spaces a palace-like feel enhanced with antiques and decorative pieces collected from around the world. In addition to its aesthetic and structural renovation, the hotel was also updated with several sustainable features to bring it into the 21st century. A  solar-powered  heating system provides hot water for the property. Additionally, a rainwater collection system, which leads to an ancient well, is used for the hotel’s sanitation systems. The hotel houses four extremely spacious suites, each with its own individual interior design . In addition to the suites, guests can enjoy spending time in the hotel’s many social areas, such as the “jewel-box teahouse,” where Bellocq tea blends are served, or the rooftop terrace, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. + Locanda La Gelsomina Images via Locanda La Gelsomina

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IKEA Expands Solar Initiative to 75 Percent of US Locations

December 8, 2011 by  
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The Swedish furniture retailer now plans to bring solar power to 33 of its 44 stores, distribution centers and office buildings in the U.S.

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USGBC Achieves LEED Certification Milestone for Existing Buildings

December 8, 2011 by  
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The amount of LEED-certified square footage for existing buildings now exceeds that of new construction for the first time in the history of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Bon Location: Filmdom’s 10 Most Exotic Destinations

December 28, 2010 by  
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[ By Steve in Geography & Travel , History & Trivia , Nature & Ecosystems . ] Hollywood movies excel in presenting the adventures of actors and actresses in exotic locations. While the people are real, the locations are often not – that’s what film lots are for.

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Massive New Tidal Turbine is World’s Largest

August 13, 2010 by  
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The world’s largest tidal turbine, standing more than 5 stories tall, has been unveiled in Scotland before being installed in the waters off Orkney later this summer. The Atlantis Resources Corporation’s AT-1000 turbine is 22.5 meters (73 feet) tall and has a rotor diameter of 18 meters (59 feet) and weighs 130 tonnes. It will produce 1 MW of power from a water velocity of 2.65 meters (8.7 feet) per second

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First Test of Wind-to-Battery Storage Is a Success

August 12, 2010 by  
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Xcel Energy has been testing the first grid-scale battery storage system in the United States at an 11-megawatt wind farm in western Minnesota. The company’s recently released interim report (PDF) indicates that this type of storage can be useful to the Smart Grid and can aid in the deployment of wind power

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Rhode Island Utility Commission Approves Block Island Wind Farm

August 12, 2010 by  
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The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved a power purchase plan for a wind farm off the coast of Block Island, clearing the way for more offshore wind in the U.S.

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Asda (Walmart) Talks Green with TreeHugger

March 23, 2010 by  
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Images from Asda Walmart is called Asda in the UK and is the second biggest supermarket in the land.

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Top 10 Green Tourist Destinations for 2009 (slideshow)

November 24, 2009 by  
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Image via: Anthonyko on Flickr.com In need of somewhere to travel for New Years? Want to start planning your summer vacation

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