Any ideas for a more sustainable mobile telecom industry? (Video)

December 30, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: Enviu Here’s a challenge for the new year: Help co-design solutions for mobile phones to improve sustainability. Imagine a phone that does not need to be charged, one that measures the drinking water quality in remote areas, one with an app that helps you save energy or one that does not leave behind any e-waste at the end of its life.

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ESPN Visits Bhopal, Releases Strong Expose (Video)

December 30, 2010 by  
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protestors calling for the prosecution of former Union Carbide head Warren Anderson, via flickr I don’t usually visit ESPN to get my environmental news, much less to find engaging programming like the show they recently broadcast that that tells the story of the survivors of the Bhopal disaster . But ESPN’s E:60 has delivered a powerful piece that deals with a cricket field in India where youngsters, 26 years after the chemical spill, play today and continue to suffer from the remnants of the Union Carbide-caused disaster, considered t..

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Botanists Create a List of Every Plant Known to Man

December 29, 2010 by  
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Photo: brewbooks / CC A team of botanists have unveiled a new research tool which aims to settle one of the field’s most basic of complications; there are some 375,000 plant species on Earth, but they’re known by a whopping 1.25 million names. To help ease the taxonomic disparity and consolidate the world of botanical studies, an international team of researchers have compiled an extensive ‘Plant List’ — containing every species known to man, and the various names they’re known by

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Ecomodo Grows Communities for Lending and Renting Goods

December 27, 2010 by  
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Sharing websites put stuff packed in closets to good use. Photo via Apreche Usually EcoModo refers to the title of TreeHugger’s weekly column on Gizmodo

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Students Create Dirt Cheap Solar Solution for Disinfecting Water

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via University of Washington Disinfecting water with the sun is an old idea. But students at University of Washington have come up with a clever way of checking whether or not the water being disinfected is finally ready to drink

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Cups Made of Jell-O To Become a Real Product

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Way We See The World Back in July we showed you Jelloware, cups made from Jell-O that make a far less wasteful solution for parties, festivals, and other events where minimizing trash is a must.

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TED Talk: Systems of Sharing About to Revolutionize Consumerism

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image via TED Video TreeHugger has always been an advocate for share systems — things like tool libraries, clothes swaps, car-sharing, and product-as-a-service systems like Netflix. The fewest products possible shared among the most people is very green indeed. The trends toward this networking of products has grown over the years, but author Rachel Botsman thinks its about to revolutionize the way we live

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The Mesh Explains Why the Present and Future of Business is Sharing (Book Review)

December 16, 2010 by  
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Photo credit: The Mesh by Lisa Gansky. Lisa Gansky sees a new emerging business model emerging.

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Seafood Watch iPhone App Adds Social Networking for Finding Best Restaurants

December 15, 2010 by  
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Photo via YouTube video The ever-helpful Seafood Watch app from Monterey Bay Aquarium has gotten an update. Now, not only can you get input on the most sustainable seafood options from a renowned aquarium, but you can also get crowdsourced tips on the best places to eat said fishy goodness. The app now has Project FishMap, which allows you to tag restaurants where you’ve found sustainable seafood, and links you up to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to…

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New Soap, Old Bottle. Detergents now come in a Heineken, Coke or Dr. Pepper Bottle

December 9, 2010 by  
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Researching innovative packaging solutions the other day, I stumbled on New Soap, Old Bottle . Similar to this green way of drinking (old bottles, fresh wine) , Scott in the States sells new liquid soap packaged in old plastic bottles

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