Video: Michael Phelps’ Water-Saving Tips

September 2, 2017 by  
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As a successful swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps knows a thing or two about water — including how to save it. He’s teamed up with Colgate for their “Save Water” campaign, and his tips don’t…

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5 innovative ways companies can tackle climate change

July 23, 2013 by  
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Business can learn a thing or two from local businesses finding innovative ways to address climate change.

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Make a Vertical Garden from Terra Cotta Pots

June 18, 2013 by  
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Houston-based blogger Valerie, the green-thumbed gal behind the blog Vertical Garden, never lets small spaces get her down. The urban gardening maven lives by one simple rule: garden upwards, not outwards. And we could all learn a thing or two …

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How Nature Makes Soil, And You Can Too (Video)

August 26, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Ecofilms Australia From helping to convert arid, salty desert into a productive permaculture garden , to reminding us of the astounding fact that there are 40 tons of life in just one acre of soil , Geoff Lawton knows a thing or two about the magic of soil. Here he reveals a few choice places where nature likes to make soil (it’s not where you’d think!)—and tells us how to take advantage of … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Animal News: Earthquake-Predicting Zoo Animals, GPS-Tracked Trout, and More (Slideshow)

August 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: shannonkringen /Creative Commons It had been over a century since an earthquake last rattled the East Coast, so it’s no surprise that the millions of people who felt the shaking yesterday were caught off guard — but it turns out, as a species, humans may have been the only ones. According to staffers from the National Zoo in Washington D.C., in the minutes leading up to the seismic rumblings dozens of animals began acting strangely, clearly agitated, as if they could sense the quake before it struck. Find out more… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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SunPower Turns to Gamification to Engage with Customers

July 12, 2011 by  
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Companies worried about engaging customers may learn a thing or two from SunPower, whose new online contest has boosted its Facebook community by nearly 70 percent.

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Motorola Seeks a Conflict-Free Electronics Supply Chain in the DRC

July 12, 2011 by  
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Traceability and transparency take center stage as Motorola tests a conflict-free supply chain for minerals from the Congo.

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The Innovative Business Models Leading the Next Wave of Sustainability

July 12, 2011 by  
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Leading companies are realizing that simply reducing impacts is not enough — you’ve got to reimagine your entire business model to shake up the status quo and make real change possible.

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Hypermiling Race Car Gets 2,564.8 MPG

April 19, 2011 by  
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At the Shell Eco-marathon, a race of fuel efficiency , the team from Université Laval in Quebec took top honors with a race car that squeezed out an amazing 2,564.8 mpg. At the Eco-marathon , speed and performance aren’t important, but going as far as possible on a single gallon of gasoline is.  The winning team has held top honors for three years in a row with their Alerion Supermileage three-wheeled, one-person vehicle

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Hand-Powered Log Splitter: A Safe Alternative to the Axe (Video)

March 7, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Smart Log Splitter From effective masonry heaters to beautiful Danish wood stoves , the Scandinavians know a thing or two about heating with wood.

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